By Melvyn Kohn
July 5, 2011
The candidates in the US are lining up to take a shot at Obama, whom most would say is the root of all the evils in the world. I would hesitate to blame him for what his GOP predecessors helped to make...but I would like to see him go all the same.
Then again, I am not sure I want to see Sarah Palin in the White House, or Michele Bachman, or Newt Gingrich...or either of the Mormon gentlemen. There are those on this list who do not seem to even know US history, or even the history or their own hometown. Thus the history of the US is not theirs to shape.
I tend to lean towards two gentlemen who have shown professional competence; Ron Paul and Herman Cain. The first most might know, as he has been in politics for decades; the latter, not so many, as he has not been in politics at all but in Pizza. Godfather's is his shop, and he has deep pockets. But since he has no political experience, and I don't think a knowledge of pepperoni and anchovies qualifies one to be POTUS, I say let him run as VP with Dr Paul. Doctor, as in USAF flight surgeon and then later Ob/Gyn.
So expect him to be anti-abortion. He is. And expect him to know more about the military than Obama. He does.
Well, the big question for many, is what is his stance on the Middle East? I say it's good. In 1981, when the GOP took a hard stand against Israel, he stood alone for Israel doing what it had to do. At times he has had some criticism for Israel , but in general, he takes a very sensible stand of support - as the speech below, in response to Obama's recent speech, shows. So have a read, and you may well understand why I support him in his bid for the White House. The candidates are at the stage of running around the US, the others get a lot more press - mainly for their mistakes - so if you want to keep abreast of what Ron Paul is doing, check out a new blogspot dedicated to his campaign - www.RP45.blogspot.com Another blog for him is http://zionistsforronpaul.blogspot.com/
May 19, 2011
LAKE JACKSON, Texas– Ron Paul, a twelve-term U.S. congressman, member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate, remarked on President Obama’s speech earlier today about the United States’ Middle East policy. Please see the statement below.
“The President gave a speech today about our foreign policy in the
Middle East, and once again this administration has proven that it does
not understand a proper foreign policy for America. When will our
leaders finally do what’s right for America and rethink this irrational
approach we’ve followed for far too long?
“Israel is our close friend. While President Obama’s demand that Israel
make hard concessions in her border conflicts may very well be in her
long-term interest, only Israel can make that determination on her own,
without pressure from the United States or coercion by the United
“Unlike this President, I do not believe it is our place to dictate how
Israel runs her affairs. There can only be peace in the region if those
sides work out their differences among one another. We should respect
Israel’s sovereignty and not try to dictate her policy from Washington.
“The President also defended his unconstitutional intervention in Libya,
authorized not by the United States Congress but by the United Nations,
and announced new plans to pressure Syria and force the leader of that
country to step down.
“Our military is already dangerously extended, and this administration
wants to expand our involvement. When will our bombing in Libya end? Is
President Obama seriously considering military action against Syria? We
are facing $2 trillion dollar deficits, and the American taxpayer cannot
afford any of it.
“Our military’s purpose is to defend our country, not to police the
“As the President prepares to send even more support to Egypt, we should
be reminded that it was our foreign aid that helped Mubarak retain power
to repress his people in the first place. Now we have to deal with the
consequences of those decisions, yet we keep repeating the same mistakes.
“I am not the only one who can see the absurdities of our foreign
policy. We give $3 billion to Israel and $12 billion to her enemies.
Most Americans know that makes no sense.
“We need to come to our senses, trade with our friends in the Middle
East (both Arab and Israeli), clean up our own economic mess so we set a
good example, and allow them to work out their own conflicts.”