Statement on Gaza Bill By Ron Paul

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By Ron Paul
March 5, 2008

Madam Speaker: I rise in opposition to H. Res. 951. As one who is consistently against war and violence, I obviously do not support the firing of rockets indiscriminately into civilian populations. I believe it is appalling that Palestinians are firing rockets that harm innocent Israelis, just as I believe it is appalling that Israel fires missiles into Palestinian areas where children and other non-combatants are killed and injured.

Unfortunately, legislation such as this is more likely to perpetuate violence in the Middle East than contribute to its abatement. It is our continued involvement and intervention – particularly when it appears to be one-sided – that reduces the incentive for opposing sides to reach a lasting peace agreement.

Additionally, this bill will continue the march toward war with Iran and Syria, as it contains provocative language targeting these countries. The legislation oversimplifies the Israel/Palestine conflict and the larger unrest in the Middle East by simply pointing the finger at Iran and Syria . This is another piece in a steady series of legislation passed in the House that intensifies enmity between the United States and Iran and Syria. My colleagues will recall that we saw a similar steady stream of provocative legislation against Iraq in the years before the US attack on that country.

I strongly believe that we must cease making proclamations involving conflicts that have nothing to do with the United States. We incur the wrath of those who feel slighted while doing very little to slow or stop the violence.

h/t: ICH
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  5. Madam Speaker………
    Being the second Speaker from a state west of the Rocky Mountains……the first being Washington’s Tom Foley……….that was the “plan”. I think Del Monte Foods and StarKist Tuna’s “Charlie” has got the lady pinned between two pineapples and a crayfish that is three sheets in the wind.
    Don’t tell Laura but this lady is a secret admirer on G. W. and the last thing she would want to do is build that fence between the two.
    From what I hear…she likes to get on everyone’s list that starts with “S”….but with the way the nincompoops think in D. C. to them it means “stentor” are is it “stalwart”…no! dipsticks!… its the “sh!!” list.
    They can impeach the President for a misdemeanor per the Constitution….and when a person makes statements like this…

    “If this were a dictatorship, it’d be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator.”

    – George W. Bush, during a photo-op with Congressional leaders on 12/18/2000. As broadcast on CNN and available in transcript on their web site.
    “I hope history will record that the Gulf Crisis was the crucible of the New World Order.”

    – President George Bush
    that person has to think it first…and being in the highest office of this great land and Congress sitting on their a!! and not their hands tells me with what has been going on since the years of his O’ man…he’s got more “dirt” on ever nincompoop in that town that it would take more than a “Hoover” to vacuum clean.

    Rich self-centered “my sh!! don’t stink” people backed by special interest groups and the media think they are the only ones with a plan and I’ll bet a dollar to a doughnut that none know what happen to the 56 the signed the Declaration of Independence’s.
    George Washington serve eight years and got his a!! out to give another American citizen the opportunity to serve. Now day’s….the nincompoops there think its their damn job to stay….and the American people that hold the greatest thing in their hand….”the pen”….are to damn busy buying lotto tickets, cigarettes and beer to mark a voting ballot and boot their a!! out.

    A few fat farmers back in 1776 set down and with the penmanship of a poet wrote down on a piece of paper…….the American dream.

    For the past fifty years…people of this land have been chasing “The Jones” family and all the lives that have been lost because of that piece of paper don’t mean sh!! to none of them. One day it will but at that time with no freedom of speech are a gun in their house all they gonna do is say…Holly Sh!!……I wish I had voted all those a!!holes out when I had a pen in my hand and a voting ballot to mark”.

    Ron… you know any of Shawnee Chief Tecumseh kinfolks…! that wus a man that had ba!!s to stand up to General William Henry Harrison and tell him how the cow eats the cabbage.

    Dang! Michael Hodges or Thomas D. Schauf would be better than the two jacka!!s in the race…..nothing like throwing the limb cigars out the window and putting new batteries in the Joyberrys, Scorpio’s, Sweet G’s and strap on a Dildo harness and ride off into the sunset.

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