Ron Paul Gets Booed At Tea Party Debate?

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This was his audience.  He is their champion and there are no more passionate fans than a Ron Paul fan.  So, why were there boos for Ron Paul– at the Tea Party debate, no less?

When it comes to common sense solutions, a return to the founding father’s intent for the American people and our Constitution, Ron Paul unapologetically stands by his beliefs.  And, this conservative girl agrees wholeheartedly with almost all of his fiscal brilliance.  He says what other politicians are scared to say- afraid that they will be branded as cold hearted and without compassion.  I love watching him in debates and he brings very valid and valuable points to the table in regards to entitlement reform, personal responsibility and individual liberty.  He says it all in a no-nonsense, matter of fact way and nothing seems to ruffle his feathers.  All of this I admire, respect, and appreciate.

But, he loses me on his foreign policy.  Or…his complete lack thereof.  He takes a hard left and I go the complete opposite direction when this topic is brought up.  I feel his views are antiquated, naive and downright dangerous.  I say all of this as I duck behind the desk as I know the Ron Paul fans stand ready to lynch anyone who dares disagrees with their Champion.  But, I wholeheartedly and with strong conviction stand behind that belief.  We cannot be isolationist.  We face a very different enemy than one our founding father’s never considered.  They want to obliterate us and it isn’t because we have “provoked” or “annoyed” them as Ron Paul so simply puts it- as if that were true it would be a good enough reason for them to have attacked us on 9/11.

In reality, it’s because they hate who we are, they hate what we stand for, they hate our religious freedoms, they have no value for life, and they are ruled by a religion that is no religion- it is a political ideology hellbent on destroying anyone who disagrees with them.

Santorum confronted Ron Paul over this very issue during the debate.  And to my surprise, the audience seemed to agree.  Which makes me wonder if he stands as solidly on this issue as he believes that he does with his base.  Not often do you see Paul’s feathers ruffled, treading on the defense, but we got a glimpse of that last night.

About The Author: Brittany Pounders is a conservative political commentator, blogger, and freelancer. She is a frequent guest columnist for The Toronto Sun, and can be heard through many different radio and media outlets such as The Blaze Radio Network, The Chris Salcedo Show, The Ed Dean Radio Show, has appeared on The Glenn Beck Show and regularly on cable news channels, including NewsmaxTv, One America News Network, America Trends, and the Fox News with Neil Cavuto. She resides in Texas with her husband and is raising three of the finest little people in the world. Follow her on… Facebook or @LibertyBritt

  • Matthew

    It has been made very clear that the motives behind the 9/11 attacks were the following: the presence of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia, U.S. support of Israel, and sanctions against Iraq. If you actually watch the videos of Osama and al-Qaeda, they make this very clear many times over.

    Here are some links that might help when you write articles in the future so you can be more informed on the topics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11_attackshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Videos_of_Osama_bin_

    I know it is a hard pill to swallow that we angered people by putting a ton of foreign troops in their country. It is easier for us to think that they just couldn't handle how awesome and free we are so they loaded up in planes and flew them into our financial buildings. I guess a better foreign policy would be to completely ignore the videos with the motives fully explained by the perpetrators and continue to believe a lie that makes us get warm fuzzies inside.

    The only way to stop the terrorists I guess is to either stop being to awesome and free or kill them all. We are actually taking both approaches so it's all good. Our freedoms are being taken away by the government through DHS and the TSA and we are killing and detaining "Terrorists" lots of collateral civilians just in case (http://www.collateralmurder.com).

    What is your plan on foreign policy when it relates to these issues? It was missing from your article.

  • Kim

    I wholeheartedly agree with you. That's exactly where Ron Paul loses me also…on his views of the middle east and Islam and the terrorists threat to our nation and to the world. He literally was squirming when Santorum confronted him about this. I thought it was the best debate overall, this far. I am wondering why no candidate brought up the fact that Obama over the Labor Day weekend gave amnesty to over 300,000 illegals…some in prison and he exonerated them if it wasn't a murder, rape or bank robbery charge, and not in that order. Great article. Thank you.