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Romney, a zionist puppet who represents everything that Ron Paul and Paul supporters oppose, stated in an official press release that he was "honored to have earned the endorsement of Rand Paul" and that he "look(s) forward to working with him to get America back on the right track."
Chaos ensued on Ron Paul forums such as the DailyPaul, with one user posting the following sentiment about Rand, the likes of which was apparently shared by many others who not only would never support Romney, but vowed to withdraw any future support for Rand as well as the Campaign for Liberty:
"Traitor disgusting filth - Judas Benedict Arnold should be ashamed of having been brought up by the parents he did & turning out like this."
Submitted by the_chiefe71 on Thu, 06/07/2012 - 22:24
A strange series of events brought the culmination of the libertarian icon's political career, with his own son endorsing his idealogical opposite.
In 2010, Rand came out and publicly opposed a mosque near ground zero, a position at odds with his father Ron which was mocked by the Weekly Standard.
In September 2010, Rand met privately with PNAC member Bill Kristol and other neocons in Washington. [See also here, here and here.]
As early as March 2012, with Ron Paul supposedly still in the race, TIME Magazine published an article titled Why Ron Paul May Cut a Deal with Mitt Romney, in which Paul's own campaign chairman Jesse Benton said "Paul might also be enticed ...by the prospect of serving as a presidential adviser, a Cabinet position for someone in his orbit or "perhaps a vice presidency." Not for himself, but rather his son."
On Wednesday May 9, Ron Paul had a secret breakfast with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, stating "it was off the record".
Exactly two weeks later, Rand Paul had a private 30 minute meeting with Mitt Romney on Wednesday May 23 in Washington. Coincidentally, that very same day, Rand went on Fox News and said that Romney "would be precisely the one you would want to turn around your country,", a bizarre remark which evoked shock and outrage from many of Ron Paul's loyal supporters.
In his Romney endorsement, Rand told Hannity that he would indeed campaign for Romney and referenced their May 23 meeting in Washington, ending the interview with a vote of confidence in Romney's foreign policy ideas:
"I came away from it feeling that he will be a very responsible comander in chief, I don't think he'll be reckless, I don't think he'll be rash, and I think that he realizes and believes as I do that war is a last resort, and something that we don't rush willy-nilly into and I came away feeling that he'll have mature attitude and beliefs towards foreign policy."
In reality, the evidence shows quite the opposite- far from advocating a careful non-interventionist foreign policy, Romney's public record reveals a hawkish agenda. Romney vowed to increase defense spending by $2.1 trillion dollars and advocated immediate entanglement with the Israel-Iran conflict. In a speech to AIPAC in March, Romney said "Israel does not need public lectures about how to weigh decisions of war and peace. It needs our support." Romney is old friends with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and has even said that if were president, he would ask the Israeli "What would you like me to do?"
In a 2009 OpEd, Romney wrote
"The Iranian leadership is the greatest immediate threat to the world since the fall of the Soviet Union, and before that, Nazi Germany."....The Iranian regime threatens not only Israel, but also every other nation in the region, and ultimately the world...A nuclear Iran would be a tipping point in the proliferation of nuclear regimes, and yet America still has not taken critical steps to immediately dissuade Iran from its nuclear folly....And the military option must remain on the table - and that threat needs to be credible."
In a more recent OpEd about the same topic, Romney wrote
"We can't afford to wait much longer, and we certainly can't afford to wait through four more years of an Obama administration. By then it will be far too late. If the Iranians are permitted to get the bomb, the consequences will be as uncontrollable as they are horrendous. My foreign policy plan to avert this catastrophe is plain: Either the ayatollahs will get the message, or they will learn some very painful lessons about the meaning of American resolve."
Ron Paul himself disappointed many supporters in the past such as when he effectively ended his 2008 presidential campaign with the so-called Trotsky memo, as well as his capitulation on the absurd government story regarding the false flag September 11th attacks.
Hopefully good people across the country won't be dissuaded by this political theatre and will continue to fight for liberty despite Ron Paul's retirement and his son's disgraceful act. As Daniel Webster said, "God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it".
Martin Hill is a Catholic paleoconservative and civil rights advocate. His work has been featured on LewRockwell.com, WhatReallyHappened, Infowars, PrisonPlanet, National Motorists Association, WorldNetDaily, The Orange County Register, KNBC4 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Catholic Lay Mission Newspaper, KFI 640, The Press Enterprise, Antiwar.com, IamtheWitness.com, FreedomsPhoenix, Rense, BlackBoxVoting, and many others. Archives can be found at LibertyFight.com