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Ron Paul Press Release: Left and the Right Demagogue Mosque, Islam

LAKE JACKSON, Texas - Congressman Dr. Ron Paul today released the following statement on the controversy concerning the construction of an Islamic Center and Mosque in New York City:

“Is the controversy over building a mosque near ground zero a grand distraction or a grand opportunity? Or is it, once again, grandiose demagoguery?

“It has been said, “Nero fiddled while Rome burned.” Are we not overly preoccupied with this controversy, now being used in various ways by grandstanding politicians? It looks to me like the politicians are “fiddling while the economy burns.”

“The debate should have provided the conservative defenders of property rights with a perfect example of how the right to own property also protects the 1st Amendment rights of assembly and religion by supporting the building of the mosque.

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Ron Paul is correct. Muslims

Ron Paul is correct. Muslims are not our problem. Muslims are not robbing us and destroying the Bill of Rights. And more importantly, it wasn't Muslims who attacked us on 11 September, it was TERRORISTS.

If you are unable to differentiate between Muslims and terrorists, you lack discernment. Our globalist politicians invited the attack of 11 September in order to use the terrorist threat to undermine our Bill of Rights. They promote hatred against Muslims in order to get us to support their agenda of undermining Middle Eastern regimes hostile to their New World Order.

We need to apprehend those terrorists involved in the attack, try them in a court of law, and punish the guilty. But we need to understand that all Muslims are not to blame. Don't fall victim to the hatred being promoted by our politicians and their allies in the media. And don't support their globalist agenda.

Great interview until ...


This mosque issue is a

This mosque issue is a distraction. There are hundreds of mosques in this nation. Muslims have a right to exercise their religion. It's called the First Amendment.

The problem is, millions of Americans don't seem to be able to differentiate between Muslims, and al-Qaeda. One is a religion, the other is a terrorist organization. This is no accident.

Our politicians and their allies in media created this new "enemy" for us. Politicians are experts at using hatred to divide people, to control people, and to distract people. Keep worrying about Muslims, and ignore what your own politicians are doing to you. They are destroying the Bill of Rights for your own good. They are spying on you to "protect" you. They are trying to get control of the Internet to "prevent terrorism". They want to eliminate the protection against self-incrimination and the use of torture. They want to have secret trials - all to "protect us from terrorism". And THEY will decide who is a terrorist: Ron Paul supporters, returning Iraqi veterans, gun owners, pro-lifers et al.

Just keep worrying about the "mosque at ground zero". Ignore what your own politicians are doing.

We still have no evidence for 9-11.

We still have ZERO evidence, proof of fact matter evidence of what went on during September 11.

Since the 9-11 commission report is a whitewash, lets not bother pretending 9-11 was ever investigated.

It could have happened how you said. But it REMAINS nothing but a possibility, until we investigate 9-11 in an open Federal Grand Jury - with no tampering.

I Like the debate

I agree that Islam needs some restructuring in order to fully mesh with America. So I think its good to namecall and polarize these new immigrants to america. So I am glad this controversy exists. Its good to haze, make sure oaths of allegiance are spoken and contradictions noted. But at the end of the day, american principles have to stand up for the mosque. It is a shame Rand Paul cant see that. I am saving my money for the elder Paul.


I side with Rand on this...besides the mosque is nothing but a global ploy...AND FOX NEWS HAS BLOOD ON ITS HANDS!!


For The Power of The Republic!

but he's right

on property rights.

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

Their are plenty of progressives that agree with Paul on this

I just read an article on Daily kos that was very flatering to Paul on this regard. Economicly no but progressives do agree with Paul on many issues.

Is it this one?


I thought it was great too.

Rand Paul 2016 for Peace

The Good Doc,

as ALWAYS, the SOLE voice of reason in the District of Criminals.

Like a fine bottle of wine, OUR Doc gets better with time: this is precisely why we Love and Respect the Man even more; the older and wiser WE get, the more we really find out how incredibly prescient the man has been, and always will be.

Ron Paul/Andrew Napolitano 2012!!!

Will the distractions ever end?

One thing after another for people to get all hot and bothered about while Rome burns! Disgusting!

Oh, let's not forget about steroid use in baseball and the President's true religion issues as well!

Thanks for your wisdom, Dr. Paul!

Ron Paul for President of these United States.

Go Ron Paul.

Great article.

Ron Paul articulated my

Ron Paul articulated my thoughts better than I could. Here is a classic example of the Neocons trying to provoke hatred against all Muslims by associating them with the terrorists who attacked us on 11 September.

This is typical of these types of people. Hitler used the same tactics against the Jews. And in order to protect the German people, Hitler demanded passage of the "Enabling Act" which gave him extraordinary "temporary" powers to deal with terrorism. Here, we got the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, FISA, the undermining of habeas corpus and more. And these "laws" were all written, just waiting for the right incident.

If we don't learn from history, we will repeat it. Don't fall for the hatred being promoted by our politicians and their allies in media. Certainly the people behind the terrorist attacks need to be apprehended, tried and punished - and I believe in capital punishment. But we need to differentiate between Muslims and terrorists.

It's all about control - Divide and Conquer.


9-11 is still largely an unsolved mystery. We don't have any "truth" of what happened that day.

We still have a whitewash 9-11 commission report, and a bunch of sketchy eye witness testimonies. That will never officially be "evidence" of the events of 9-11.

always wise--

Dr. Paul

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Rush Limbaugh

is one of the biggest demagogues on this issue, and the war in general.

The neocon supporters "cannot" admit that there is any other explanation, besides the one they have foisted on us. Because if they did, that would be tantamount to "admitting they were wrong on foreign policy". And in their minds, admitting they were wrong means that they won't get elected again.

So, there is this "inertia" to maintain the lies for political reasons. They are married to their mistake.

And this is one of the reasons why Limbaugh and other demagogues like him always call people like us the "Blame America" crowd, and demagogue that to high heaven. He wants to use that term, because the use of the term "Blame America" deflects focus from the real people who need to be blamed, and that's GWB and his neocon cohorts. Limbaugh "cleverly confuses" GWB as "America", as if they have anything at all in common.

So, it's easy to see how much effort they are putting into their deceptions. They are protecting themselves, in more ways than one. They need to cover their past transgressions with yet more lies, in order to regain power to make further transgressions.
And they have networks of propagandists like Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, O'Reilly, Mark Davis, Mark Levin,Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, etc, who's primary job is to do this work.
Just like the Democrats have theirs.
And they are both destroying us, as they struggle to be in power, so that they can plunder what's left of the spoils of this nation.
They are all traitors.



"A massive bombing campaign should target the earthquake fault in Iran.

That will fix their asses....FAST

Then call Putin and tell him to shove it up his ass....

The Ron Paul Libtard, Islamist lovers can go to hell also...."

For The Power of The Republic!

Looks like Ron and Rand are on opposite sides of this one.

As usual Ron speaks sense. The muslims have First Amendment rights protected by the Constitution, end of story.

As usual...words of wisdom

that cut right to the heart of the matter by simply applying the Constitution. Would that all could see with Dr. Paul's clarity.

We should all pay special attention to this point: "The fact that so much attention has been given the mosque debate, raises the question of just why and driven by whom?"

Ron Paul 2012 - NO MORE LIES! (I really like this one :D so have just started using it - kudos to the poster who thought it up)


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Great Article But.....

Ron's being too nice calling them neo-conservatives. The more accurate term is Zionists. End of story.


I was thinking about this yesterday and wrote on it, I'm glad Dr. Paul has clarified things and redirected the discussion back to the war.


"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com

Thank you Dr Paul

I can always count on him to look past the emotional appeals and stick with his principles. This is what makes him great in my eyes. He is discerning enough not to get caught up in the debate, but he looks through it to the real issues.

My Thoughts

The issue is being exploited by those who wish to continue wars of agression in the Middle East. That much cannot be denied.

I do not, however, consider it to be anything but sane to take note and try to make others aware of what the Koran, the unamendable Constitution of Islam, has to say about non-Muslims and the relationship between Religion and the State. Engaging in such an exercise does not constitute hate speech, even though it might be offensive to some folks. It is just one more reason why the U.S. should not be be in the business of occupying or otherwise intervening in the affairs of nations whose cultures are predominantly Islamic.


Bill Krystol and Liz Cheney

are leading the opposition to the mosque.

Where are all those evangelicals' ire over the new strip clubs and the off track betting club that were built even closer to ground zero?

As much as I adore Dr. Paul

As much as I adore Dr. Paul and anticipate his leadership, I can accept the constitutional right for private property ownership by Americans. I also believe it to be naive not to investigate and expose what is suspiciously behind this particular purchase and its foreign ownership backing. The mere fact that these purchasers have the power to appease the fears and distrust of masses of people and the power to act on the peace they say they represent BUT what are they prepared to do to make it right? NOTHING! In fact, they now have the president and political elites backing their intentional presence in downtown Manhattan so a thumb in your eye to anyone who questions and/or opposes this!!!

at most

it's for new yorkers to decide, and property rights should be a primary factor.

foreign ownership is the price we pay for borrowing trillions from other countries.

it's going to get worse. if you're not from new york, then really i'm not interested in your opinion on this topic.

if you are from new york, then you should tell everyone here to butt out, and you guys will work it out.

Three words: False-flag event!

I defend their right to freedom of the 1st amendment.

However, the circumstances are all too peculiar. What it appears to be is fertile ground for a false-flag event, because the neocon controlled Sufi cult likely has free roam of this particular Mosque.

dfwrider...but I'm quite interested

...but I'm quite interested to learn what Dr. Paul thinks!

What will we do to make it right? In Iraq?

What’s worse?

Nineteen criminal thugs, whose religion happens to be Islam, committing terrorist acts on US soil resulting in the deaths of over 3000 Americans where then coincidently an Islamic Mosque is built near the site of this heinous crime…


The US Government imposing 12 years of economic sanctions on Iraq which results in the deaths of over 500,000 Iraqi children, for the majority whose religion happens to be Islam. Then the same US Government builds an embassy, bigger than the Vatican, in the heart of Baghdad, Iraq.

You tell me which is worse?

Sanctions: The 12-Year War Against the Iraqi People


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