Here is a letter I sent to the editor of the Wall Street Journal regarding an article published on December 22. (I imagine they get millions of letters after they slam Ron Paul, so I doubt it’ll get published there, but hey, this is what the Internet is for!)
In her opinion piece, “What Ron Paul Thinks of America,” Dorothy Rabinowitz implies that Ron Paul, like Barack Obama, hates America. This could not be further from the truth. Dr. Paul loves America, but it’s an America that makes people so proud and patriotic that they take certain basic principles for granted, blinding them to the realities of the New American Way. Ms Rabinowitz also suggests that Dr. Paul disregards the suffering of the victims of 9/11. This too is untrue. Dr. Paul actually wants to prevent such suffering in the future by objectively evaluating what it is in our power to control. While, as Ms Rabinowitz points out, President Obama traverses half the globe making speeches apologizing for Bush’s America, the President’s actions reflect and even magnify his predecessor’s foreign policy–a policy that on the campaign trail he claimed to abhor and then was elected to reverse. In contrast, Dr. Paul has a deep respect for America and would not renege on his promise to return her to her principles.
The voters want the War on Terror to end if only because it’s not working: Radical Islam continues to fill the voids we leave in our wake and there’s no end in sight to our destabilizing policies. We The People are being forced to look more critically at our government’s actions. Unfortunately, it’s hard for us to get the facts and think for ourselves with both wings of the mainstream-media spouting the same propaganda in support of endless war. At least Dr. Paul prompts us to look past the jingoism and think a few things through.
I just read a great article in the Foreign Policy Journal also rebutting this WSJ article.
Also, Hornberger’s Blog at The Future of Freedom Foundation goes into great depth in his rebuttal of Rabinowitz’s piece.