Jessica Mondillo’s Blog



Ron Paul a terrorist? The media is more of a terrorist than he is.

November 17, 2007

On the blog http://feedblog.org/2007/11/16/i-was-right-right-wing-media-declares-ron-paul-a-terrorist/#comment-10837 it mentions that the media led by Glenn Beck is calling Ron Paul a terrorist.

First of all Ron Paul’s fund-raising day on November 5th was not originally thought of by the Ron Paul campaign.   According to CNN political ticker, the fundraiser was organized by on-line supporters.

Second I would like to give the Webster Dictionary definition of terrorism: the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion.  In this case I feel the terrorist is not Ron Paul but the media.  The media is coercing supporters and undecided voters to not vote for Ron Paul by calling him a terrorist and giving people a negative view of him.

I think it is important that like the blog that I first heard about this, I tell you what a former Marine had to say to Glenn Beck:

You sir have done a grave disservice to me personally by implying that I am a terrorist because I support Dr. Ron Paul. Over my forty three years of life’s trials and tribulations I have developed pretty thick skin, and am not easily bothered by someone’s words. But when I heard you imply that Ron Paul supporters are “akin to terrorists” for choosing the fifth of November as the day for our fund raising donation, I have to admit that I was a highly upset! I sincerely believe you have a right to your opinion, as do we all. But where you enjoy an assumed position of authority in television and radio with the potential to influence millions of viewers and listeners alike comes an even greater obligation to ensure that the opinions you espouse are well founded, and responsible ones.

Personally I believe Ron Paul supporters picked November 5th, Guy Fawkes Day, not because Ron Paul supports terrorism but because it is a parallel that says that Ron Paul wants to change American politics.  He wants to bring a new era to American politics where people are involved in making positive changes in America.

On CNN Political Ticker, it says:

“The creator of the Web site that pushed the Paul fundraising drive said the message is not violent, but rather a fundraising idea that spread virally on-line. The Texas congressman’s spokesman said the idea did not come from Paul, but he did promote it in recent speeches.”

So anyone who is rethinking Ron Paul because of claims that he is a terrorist, please look at his campaign platform, the facts and the definition of a terrorist.  If you look at all of that, it shows that Ron Paul is no terrorist.  He’s the real deal, the media just doesn’t want you to support him.

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