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Ron Paul for Palestinian statehood: ‘I believe in self-determination of peoples’

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Say what you like about Ron Paul, he is the only person running for president who has taken this stance (link below):

While I do not see UN membership as a particularly productive move for the Palestinian leadership, I do not believe the US should use its position in the UN Security Council to block their membership.  I believe in self-determination of peoples and I recognize that peoples may wish to pursue statehood by different means.  As we saw after the Cold War, numerous new states were born out of the ruins of the USSR as the various old Soviet Republics decided that smaller states were preferable to an enormous and oppressive multi-national conglomerate.

http://paul.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1914:a-palestinian-state&catid=62:texas-straight-talk&Itemid=69

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He then goes on to say, “why should we care about a tiny group of people on a tiny piece of land.”

Hardly an inspiring ethos.

I also believe in self determination for social health insurance . In reality there is nobody for ordinary Americans in the presidential race. And Ron Paul is so far away from party orthodoxy that he just won’t be listened to. This covers the lunacy of the republican party stance on… Read more »

Good for Ron Paul. Compares Israeli occupation with USSR’s engulfing of small nations.

Ron’s Da Man.

Good for Ron Paul. Left-liberal types (like me) really need to learn to work with libertarians, paleoconservatives, & Ron Paul people on common goals. This is already happening to a degree, check out Scott McConnell’s encomium of CodePink in the last issue of The American Conservative. It is essential that… Read more »