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New: Rand Paul Introduces Stand with Israel Act of 2014

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Bill ends foreign aid to Palestinian government

Apr 29, 2014
Sen. Rand Paul today introduced the Stand with Israel Act of 2014. This legislation halts all U.S. aid to the Palestinian government until they agree to a ceasefire and recognize the right of Israel to exist. The bill, S. 2265, can be found HERE and below:

"Today, I introduced legislation to make all future aid to the Palestinian government conditional upon the new unity government putting itself on the record recognizing the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state and agreeing to a lasting peace."

TEXT:
"Prohibition on Foreign Assistance.

(a) In General. Except as provided under subsection (b) and notwithstanding any other provision of law, no amounts may be obligated or expended to provide any direct United States assistance, loan guarantee, or debt relief to the Palestinian Authority, or any affiliated governing entity or leadership organization.

(b) Exception. The prohibition under subsection (a) shall have no effect for a fiscal year if the President certifies to Congress during that fiscal year that the Palestinian Authority has --
(1) Formally recognized the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state;
(2) Publicly recognized the state of Israel;
(3) Renounced terrorism;
(4) Purged all individuals with terrorist ties from security services;
(4) Terminated funding of anti-American and anti-Israel incitement;
(5) Publicly pledged to not engage in war with Israel; and
(6) Honored previous diplomatic agreements."

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Milton Friedman once said ......

....that he is for lower taxes on anyone, at any time, for ANY reason. This is the same principle. Rand is a small government dude who will find any reason to keep money here at home and in the pockets of regular Americans. If he can keep more money here by playing to the pro-Israel crowd, great. That is all this bill does. It says, "Hey, that country doesn't like this other country, so lets not send them money". That's fine with me. Baby steps to not sending anyone money anywhere.
If you think this is some example of him bowing to the GOP extablishment, then you really have no idea how brilliant Rand is or you were just looking for reasons not to like him anyway.

Free market capitalism isn't right for America because it works better. It's right because it's free (and it works better).

That is quite funny.

I assume you meant it facetiously.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

You are right.

You are right.

That's great!

I fully support the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state.
All rabbits deserve their own rabbit holes.
Too bad White rabbits can't have one.

keep are money from both

At home. You cant buy love or respect.

Money talks and dogs bark

"our"

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Free market capitalism isn't right for America because it works better. It's right because it's free (and it works better).

He's a Hillbilly

so leave him alone :)

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Why make the aid conditional?

You'll have to excuse me for my libertarian leanings, but should we be sending money to anybody overseas? For any reason?

I think Ron Paul had a position on this....

Currently consuming: Gatto: "Underground history of education..", FDR; Wii U; NEP Football

Here is why.

Because the "no foreign aid to anyone ever" argument isn't popular enough to gain any traction. Most people in DC are sold on the idea that we should be living in some socialist global community where the governments steal from the people and give to the governments of other countries.
Until the ideas of liberty are in the majority, we have to fight for every dollar we can to be kept in our own pockets, for any reason.

Free market capitalism isn't right for America because it works better. It's right because it's free (and it works better).

People here don't like the

People here don't like the truth I guess.

I guess being a double agent

I guess being a double agent is part of taking the Liberty Movement to newer heights.

Southern Agrarian

Ron was casted out as an

Ron was casted out as an anti Semite and ridiculed for it. Nobody will be on the presidential ticket without the nod from AIPAC. This bill will never pass but at least Rand can deflect the smears against him.

There is a difference.

There is a difference between recognising Israel's right to exist and recognising Israel's right to exist as a Jewish State. Palestine already recognises Israel's right to exist within the 1967 borders but refuses to recognise Israel as an exclusively Jewish State.

Israel already acts as a Jewish State which means that only Jews are actually guaranteed full rights as citizens, no matter what the Israeli government or its Zionist supporters in other countries say.

What is ironic in all of this is that the Israeli State is hated by the Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Jews who are in turn hated by the Zionists. The divisions within Israel are now extreme and the only thing holding them together is their national paranoia that is played upon by their Zionist rulers whose only hope is to maintain the drumbeat of anti-semitism, the Holocaust and the existential threat facing Israel from Iran.

This is a mentally ill nation, devoid of compassion for peoples other than themselves, and their illness has infected the United States and many other nations whose governments have come under their influence. Only God knows what the end will be but since Israel is the only nation on Earth with an official policy of national self destruction, the Samson Option, it seems likely the end will not be peaceful.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

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We'll let you run for potus...

but you have to defend Is-hate-real.

I hate to say this but...I would do it too, to save my country.

You've got to get in the door. Am I wrong?

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

That's Great

Go ahead Rand, drop to your knees and do some more Israel slob gobblin!

He's no diferent then the rest of them.....

You should not engage in

You should not engage in politics if you can't see what is going on here.

Do you remember how Ron was ridiculed as an anti Semite? This bill will never pass because we will not be ending foreign aid in the ME anytime soon. But at least he has this on the record. This was a smart move.

Not really

This was a smart move

That is debatable. It is not enough to thwart the lobby, you must also win the hearts and minds of the voting public. His action may have the exact opposite result - on both counts.

The emotions against Israel are rising as the country becomes more aware of how we are funding a rogue nation and its minions in the Israel lobby to drag us into ever more wars while depleting our blood and treasure. We are already mortified by the 29 standing ovations from our congress to a foreign PM, which led to the brilliant SNL sketch about fellating donkeys.

https://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2013/02/11/snl-video-the-ha...

What we need are leaders who will stand up and defy the lobby and inspire us to take back the republic. The POTUS needs to be an extraordinary person - not more of the same.

"Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won,whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory." --- Sun Tzu, The Art of War.

RƎVO⅃UTION NOW!

I doubt it...people love

I doubt it...people love Israel.

Do you get outside our little bubble much? WE are not the majority and what's worse is that we have fully managed to contain ourselves inside the DP.

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