Who’s Afraid of Ron Paul?

That’s really not the best question, as it turns out. The “who” is easy to answer. If you can read inflammatory words about Ron Paul and not smell the fear from the establishment at his grass roots popularity, do some research. Ask one question: Why? Why are they trying so hard to make him look bad? Keeping you misinformed is in the best interest of those currently making up the rules in this country – those that left so many people without homes or jobs, as they bailed themselves out. Look beyond what they are trying to sell you and dare to ask what they have to gain by doing so.

Why did the Republican Jewish Coalition ban Ron Paul from their debate? (Hint: it has almost nothing to do with his thoughts on Israel.)

Well, I’m neither Republican nor Jewish nor a member of a Coalition, so the immediate event is not my call (though I¬†do¬†believe that dissonance is more illuminating than seven-part harmony). That said, this seems to me more of an attempt to draw boundaries around acceptable policy discourse than any active concern that President Dr. Ron Paul would be actively anti-Israel or anti-Semitic. The fact that he is a political outlier on an effectively bipartisan U.S. foreign policy that has become increasingly expensive and unpopular strikes me as a count in favor, not against.