From Israel: Vote Ron Paul and Let My People Go!

Lately I’ve been having trouble sleeping. I sit here in my living room in Karnei Shomron, Israel, on the 8th night of Chanukah, wondering what other miracles lay in store on January 3rd and in the months ahead. The name Ron Paul is constantly at my fingertips. I’ve typed it in so many times the past month it’s insane. I’m experiencing an excitement I’ve rarely ever felt, and I don’t even live in America anymore. During the last Republican debate I woke myself up at 3am Israel time to watch an 8pm EST live stream on YouTube, with no fatigue whatsoever. I’m on overdrive, and I can’t calm myself.

I’ve only recently figured out what this excitement actually is.

I first got interested in the whole freedom movement when I heard that Ron Paul wanted to end all foreign aid, including to my country, Israel. This seemed like a spectacular idea to me. I hate the idea of taking American tax payer money I don’t need. The only reason we take it, by the way, is not because we need it. It’s that we don’t want to feel alone, and Jews always feel a deep existential isolation and loneliness. “As I see them from the mountain tops, gaze on them from the heights, this is a people that dwells alone, not counted among the Nations,” says Balaam of the People of Israel in Numbers 23:9. We still feel that loneliness. So we take the money. It’s shameful, it’s theft, it’s destructive, it’s morally wrong, and it makes people hate us for tying them into a conflict they have no business trying to solve. I wanted it to end and didn’t trust any Israeli leader to give it up on his own, so I looked up more about Ron Paul.

What I found was fascinating. On the forums, I learned of people who, back in ’08, literally gave their lives short of death to this man. Some poured money into his campaign they could not afford to give, and some even lost their marriages because of their single-minded insane dedication. This shocked me. I couldn’t yet understand it, but after a few days of listening to him, it began to click.

What is it about Ron Paul that inspires such extremes? Such maddening support on the one hand, and such fear and loathing on the other? I can give the answer in one word: Soul.

The essential soul of a human being is by definition free. The idea that men are free as determined by God is a concept that is foreign to most men. This is because most men want to control others, to take away their freedom. This is usually referred to as the drive for power. The drive for power is antithetical to freedom because power means the ability to control others. There is only one legitimate thing that power can and should be used for, whether it be military, legislative, or executive power. That is, to legalize freedom.

Ron Paul doesn’t want to be President to “give” me freedom. He doesn’t own my freedom and he didn’t give it to me. The only reason Ron Paul wants to be President is to stop punishing people for using their freedom that is rightfully theirs. He wants no power. This is clear to anyone who listens to him speak.

There are two kinds of human beings. Those who want power, and those who want freedom. You can tell which one’s which very easily. Those who want freedom are straight-edged. They are consistent, principled, and you can feel their human soul when they speak to you. There’s a continuum out there of human souls somewhere in spiritual cyberspace, and when you come into contact with one of these souls, you know immediately, because souls are by definition free. You sense sincerity, realness, consistency, a free human being. If you’re a man who seeks freedom and you come into contact with a real human soul, you become instantly addicted and you swallow up anything you can get your hands on. You want to unite immediately, no matter what you disagree on. There are people in the freedom movement that don’t exactly like Israel, especially me being a “settler” and I don’t care. If they want freedom, I sense it and my human drive for individualism suddenly turns into an intense desire to unite into a collective – but a collective of free individuals. It’s a beautiful dialectic, and it doesn’t matter what we agree or disagree on, as long as we agree on freedom.

You get hooked on Ron Paul and you desperately seek more and more, any video you can find from the past, any speeches you missed, anything he said that you haven’t heard yet, even though you’ve heard it a thousand times already in different words. You can’t help yourself. The voracious hunger to be able to use your God-given freedom takes you over entirely. It’s like you suddenly realize you’re human and the Divine Image with which God created you comes alive and catches fire.

But something else happens to you. Once you get hooked on Ron Paul, you can no longer bear to listen to a man who wants power, and you become instantly disgusted when they begin to speak. Before, they were just boring. Now they’re revolting. Listening to Romney or Gingrich or Bush or Obama makes you sick and you don’t know how Ron Paul gets through those debates without getting nauseous. You see a political veneer in these politicians that’s so transparent it’s like a ghost flapping its ethereal tongue at you. You can’t bear it.

What’s so maddening about hearing Romney or Gingrich talk is that there’s someone standing there saying things, but there’s no soul in it. These are not free men. These are power men. Not that Romney or Gingrich don’t have souls. They do. They are men just like you and I. But they have practically forfeited their souls to try and attain power, to control others with spin and talking points and contradictory statements like “I want to cut the budget and expand the military!” and they’ll say it with a polished tone and a straight face, just like a soulless recording. Their humanity is so buried under the mountain of lies they have told themselves, that neither they themselves nor you can even sense their souls in the human continuum. The scene of a human body speaking but no soul communicating can drive a free man mad.

The reason that Ron Paul never goes down in the polls is that he’s not “convincing” people in the everyday sense that he’s right on whatever issue. He’s activating human souls, lighting spiritual fires one by one speaking about freedom. Once a soul gets activated, and the man realizes that he IS free no matter what people do to him or tell him, there is no turning back. The other candidates are trying to turn heads with snappy one-liners that sound cool. Slaves follow these one-liners like mobs, and follow each other from candidate to candidate. Slowly but surely, Ron Paul activates a few of the individual souls in the mob as they bob from snappy comeback to snappy comeback and he goes up in the polls.

Yet, we cannot expect every man woman and child to understand or get excited about the message of liberty. In fact, most just can’t handle it. Being truly free is as terrifying as it is electrifying. The Bible tells us this very clearly in the story of the Exodus from Egypt. When Moses finally accepts the role of deliverer from God, he was assigned to say the following to my great-grandparents the Israelites:

“Therefore say to the Israelites: I am God. I will free you from the labors of the Egyptians and deliver you from their bondage. I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with amazing signs. And I will take you to be My people and I will be your God, and you will know that I am the Lord who freed you from the labors of the Egyptians.” (Ex. 6:6-7)

And what was my grandparents’ response?

“And Moses told this to the people, but they didn’t listen due to lack of spirit and cruel bondage.” (6:9)

Not everyone can handle the message of freedom. It’s too frightening for some people, and some are just too enslaved. Those are the people that despise Ron Paul, the same types who rebelled against Moses in the desert and attempted to go back to Egypt. Freedom is too much for them and they can’t handle the Divine gift. They want and need someone to control them. Their souls have been too battered by slavery, taxation, and wars.

But nonetheless, God forced my stiff-necked great grandparents to leave Egypt, and as a result I’m here today, preaching freedom once again, fighting not only for America’s freedom, but for my own from America’s influence in my own region.

Vote Ron Paul and let my people go! Stop meddling here and stop trying to buy influence by giving me money. Stop trying to be the all powerful Peace Maker and let us work out the problems here on our own! If we think Iran is a threat, we can handle it and we’ll take the consequences. It’s not America’s problem and you can’t afford another war.

Now I understand why people will give everything to this man. Whenever he’s asked the question, “Would you legalize heroin?” Ron Paul answers, “I want to legalize freedom!” Little do these people understand that freedom is a thousand times more addictive than heroin.

American Jews! Wake up! Set your brothers in Israel free! We were the first nation ever to be set free by God, and we brought the concept of liberty to the world when we left Egypt over 3000 years ago. It’s about time we set the example we were chosen to set.

The writer, Rafi Farber, is a member of Jews for Ron Paul and manages the website World of Judaica. Email him at settlersofsamaria@gmail.com

257 thoughts on “From Israel: Vote Ron Paul and Let My People Go!

  1. Reading these comments, I’m convinced you guys are passing around a bit of that which Ron Paul wants to legalize…. Dear God, or G-d…. bring us back to reality where people realize that there will be a superpower in the world, and it better be the U.S. a peaceful nation. And it might be prudent to bring God back to America and throw Hollywood out because with so many nations getting nuclear weapons, and China having our military technology and stealth plane, as well as our assuring Russia that we won’t continue developing nuclear DEFENSE technology… we’re going to need Divine Intervention because our ally Israel won’t be around to help us and Iraq will be under Iran’s control and Pakistan, Afghanistan will belong to terrorist groups.

  2. Dear Mr. Farber,

    Thank you so much for a beautiful article so far above the usual dry and dirty political pieces !

    I clearly remember when Dr. Paul said on tv “I do not want to rule you.” Has any of the
    other candidates said that…?

    Your article will be passed on from sea to shining sea.

    Sincerely,
    Trude Blomsoy

  3. this issue which he speaks so dearly about is truly inspiring his want to set human equality and freedom right is somethimg people should look at and take with a stance of this is how we should interpet things that freedom is born with not given to because as he stated no owns your freedom.

  4. This is fantastic writing Rafi! I am not Jewish but I believe in freedom of all countries and all backgrounds – you found the heart of the Ron Paul rEVOLution 🙂 Thank you for writing this!

  5. I’m also a fan of Ron Paul. I’m not Jewish but I find the freedom which he speaks of to be what America is all about. The thing about Mr. Paul, is that he makes sense. Unfortunately, there’s no room for someone that’s honest and loves freedom in American politics. That’s the incredibly sad thing about it and why Mr. Paul will never be president.

  6. Rafi —-THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. Your piece was with out a doubt the third finest piece of written material I have ever read, the first is the Declaration of Independance, and the second is the United States Constitution. Pretty good company if I do say so. If the majority of people in the U S had your understanding, our couontry would not be headed for the disaster it is. I viewed the video that you told the other writer to view, my eyes are still wet. Ron Paul if nothing else will surely have a place with GOD when he leaves this earth. I hope with all my fervor and heart that Rom Paul gets elected President of theese United States, I truely believe he can and will make a great difference in our country. I wish all his deetractors could read your article, and see that vidoe, then let them call him a idiot or a wacko, or especially a racist, again THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR A PRISTINE PIECE OF WRITING, also your intuition into the human condition os remarkable. I an going to try this , forgive me if I error——SHOLOM

  7. Awesome! Your article is awesome, right on and explains God’s will for anyone who will follow Him. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and opening minds. Blessings to you and your family.

  8. Thanks for such a wonderfuul statement. I am an American, and I am a Ron Paul suppoter. I am not a Jew. For many years I have watched politicians who have voiced an unfailing message that Israel is our friend and aly. But something was wrong in the meaning of their message.

    I believe that it is entirely politically motivaded in a system where politicians will say anything to get votes and expand their power. The expansion of power is the opposite of freedom.

    I have to admit that hearing only from the politicians on this, I was starting to question the motives of Israel. But reading this essay has given me hope for us all. This has greatly help me to understand more than I ever knew before.

    We are all brought together by freedom. It is the commom thing which binds our humanity together.

    It must become the persuit of all if we are to keep our souls and our honor.

  9. Every moment presents a wonderful future filled with
    wisdom,knowing,and expressions of a higher self.
    l trust Ron Paul, his constant insights towards the future
    is challenging refreshing and wise,looking forward to the future
    is high on the agender when this man gets elected.
    so stop the worry,and get positive the whole planet would be a better place if
    every country had a Ron Paul. Amen.

    peace to all,

    from an Australian Fella.

  10. Thank you, Rafi!
    After seeing this on a Facebook page and reading it we shared it by email and FB. I feel that you have eloquently and poetically cut to the heart of this and have made us feel like we are not alone In our zeal and love for Ron Paul’s message. It is the best article I’ve seen and is a soothing balm in the wake of so much media slander.
    Thank you for using your God given gift of insightful writing to encourage and educate we the people.
    PS… My husband and I also enjoyed reading your “about us” page and learning about all you are doing in Israel!

  11. Your essay is wonderful and well written. Nothing is greater than freedom. People have died in search of freedom. I see both negative and positive comments for your blog. I must say that the negative comments are overwhelmingly ignorant that are best to be ignored.

  12. Ron Paul is a lunitic and in a world like today, the worst thing for America is Isolationism. Ron Paul’s newsletters speak for themselves. Tell the truth Rafi Farber, when you write this tome, you were off your medications. To belong to the Ron Paul cult you have to suffer mental illness.

  13. When God finally had enough people to call a nation he implemented his ideal forum of government. A government of law, (a Republic). The Hebrew Republic was divided into 10’s, 50’s 100’s 1,000’s with judges chosen within each unit to adjudicate the law. This was a representative republic and it lasted about 400 years and the Israelites rejected it for a king over Gods objections. A Republic is God’s chosen plan of governing and Ron Paul is a proponent of our Republic and its constitution. If Israel would readopt the Hebrew Republic model they would become the envy of the Mideast.

  14. Keep spreading this message. I am so tired of hearing that I am an “anti semite” because I support Ron Paul. It’s messages like this that make me proud to stand next to my friends whether they wear the star of david or a cross around their neck.

  15. Rafi, I found your writing very imformative. I’ve been praying about whether or not to support Ron Paul or Michelle Bachman. My daughter is a Paul supporter and has been keeping me informed. I have also been doing some of my own homework. I’m a lover of Israel and the Jewish People. I pray for the peace of Jerusalem every day. I do believe that the Lord created America for the purpose of standing with Israel 24/7 and to come to her aid whenever needed. Have you ever noticed that (usa) is right in the middle of the name Jerusalem? I persnonally don’t believe that is a coincedence. Right before reading your article I read a very negative article about Ron Paul. I began to pray and ask the Lord to reveal His truth to me and to guide me as I make my decision about who to support. I then clicked on your article and I believe the Lord has truly answered my prayers. The 2012 election is truly the most important election in the history of America, we need to pray that the blinders be removed from the votors of our nation and to see the truth that Ron Paul is trying to convey. The truth is what truly brings liberty!!

    • Thank you Susan. Don’t vote Bachmann. She will start another war she has no business being involved in. And The USA – JerUSAlem thing, never thought of that. Cute!

  16. Rafi, excellent post! You articulate perfectly what I’ve been feeling for ages.
    I’m sharing this far and wide!
    Peace.

  17. I’m a Christian living in Chicago and you described my experience at hearing the Ron Paul Freedom Message exactly as it happened to me. Isn’t it amazing how the Freedom Message unites all kinds of people? No matter what issues we differ on, we can get along in love and peace if we agree on that one issue: Everyone is FREE by virtue of being God’s creation!!

    I love people of ALL faiths. My daughter is dating a young Muslim man from Palestine and we love him and he loves our whole family. This kind of unity can exist and flourish when we respect the natural-born right of freedom for all individuals. Thomas Paine said: “Whatever is my right as a man, is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee, as well as possess.” (Rights of Man, published in 1791)

  18. Great essay! I have someone that continually asks me why I support
    Ron Paul. Rafi, you painted a great picture with this essay that just may reach him.
    I might actually get him to vote Ron Paul in the Iowa caucus.

    I will share it with my wife.

    Thanks

  19. Excellent work Rafi, now if we could only get Jews in the USA to analyze and expose the facts as you have, we’d have a much stronger voice for freedom within our country.

  20. Rafi,

    You claim to be a Jewish settler on the West Bank that is writting in support of Ron Paul.

    Please kindly expalin the use of the King James Bible translations from the Torah. Please also explain the decision to not simply use your own English and simply translate?

    Also, why did you deviate form the common practice among all orthodox Jews not to express the name of G-d as “Hashem” or to say “Moshe” instead of Moses. Why do you say it’s about the use of the tetramagration when in fact, it’s about respect for the publication of the name, and not use “G-d” like is standard practice for a million orthodox and relgious Jews?

    Why do you discuss the soul, in Christian terms like “forfeiture?” Why glean meaning from the English translation of Torah passages in Chrisitian terms, from a Christian translation?

    Please explain.

    Kindly,
    Aaron

    • Aaron –

      You commented before nastily, but this time you are asking me a serious question, so I’ll answer it.

      I have no king james in my house. I based my translations on the JPS (pocket edition) and improvised around it with my own words. The reason I didn’t say “Hashem” or “Ribono Shel Olam” or “HaMakom” is that non Jews don’t understand what these words mean, and Jews are not my primary audience in this post. I spell God with an O because God is not the shem meforash. Plus, even if it was, there are myriads of modern Psak (tzitz eliezer I believe is one of them) that discount electronic writing as Ktiva in general, so theoretically I could even write the shem meforash in hebrew on a blog post and it wouldn’t mean a thing.

      I was unaware that “forfeiture” of soul is a christian idea. I don’t know anything about christianity nor do I particularly care what their ideas are. I guess the Jewish equivalent would be Ramban’s explanation of Par-oh (notice I did not write Pharaoh, in order to calm your nerves) losing his bechirah chofshis (is that heimish sounding enough for you?).

      And if you are to counter that I am responding on Shabbos, I’m in ISRAEL so it’s currently Motzash here, 6:35 pm, and licht benching was at 4:24 on Karnei Shomron, located on the border of Ephraim and Menashe.

  21. Well said! The same should be said about Europe and our allies in the Pacific. Tru allies are not slaves or kept nations. Europe is perfectly capable of defending itself, as are the nations of the Western Pacific. This will not make America isolationist anymore than it makes Switzerland, for example, isolationist because the Swiss do not have troops stationed in foreign countries.

  22. As an Israeli and an American I have to say that you are completely wrong.

    Ron Paul’s type of isolationism will only make things worse for Israel and the United States. The US has the role, right or wrong, of super power and Ron Paul would like to throw it away.

    This would mean that there becomes a power vacuum for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez, Vladimir Putin, Hu Jintao, Al-Qaeda, or others that hate democracy, the USA, and Israel to fill in the void.

    The immediate result would be that the US gets attacked hard, with Israel getting it as hard. Europe would be next – and probably from within.

    Then you have your choice of what each of these “freedom loving” leaders would turn these countries into.

    All to save the price of helping Israel purchase products that create American jobs and living up to the obligations that the US under took as part of the Israel/Egypt peace treaty.

    Ron Paul is wrong for Israel.
    Ron Paul is wrong for the United States.
    Ron Paul is wrong for the whole world.

    • Who ever wrote the rules for a superpower nation? Where is it written that a superpower has the authority to roam here and there about the planet and force compliance? Nations that hate us don’t hate democracy or the republic. They resent us because we occupy their nations. If strangers invade your property and your house in the night, do you not defend yourself? Do you not protect your family from the assailants? Our very presence FORCES them to confront us. We have done this for so many decades that Americans have become conditioned to believe that this is their “role” their “right” to interject in the affairs of others. Are we so arrogant? Can I go into your neighborhood and into your home and tell you how to live? What you will and will not do? Would you have respect for me? Or disdain? We Americans have lost the ability to see the points of view of others. Put the shoe on the other foot and TRY to tell me that it is righteous and just to continue doing what we’re doing.
      Marc W. Semones
      Petty Officer First Class, United States Navy
      USS Gladiator

    • We are broke. How long will the U.S. be a superpower to be the “caregiver” of the world? The only way to save this country is to stop spreading the empire and live within our means or we will quickly go the way of Rome, USSR, Ottoman Empire, etc. etc.

    • As an Israeli, you have to do what you think is best for Israel. As an American, you have to respect the law of the land (The Constitution). As a Ron Paul supporter and a veteran, I respect your viewpoint and would never want to see your concerns swept under the rug. However, there is absolutely no fine print in our Constitution that permits what you are defending. This is not isolationism.

      Without discrediting your concerns, I encourage you to learn the difference between isolationism and non-intervention. Ron Paul is NOT an isolationist. The law of the American land does NOT permit the government theft of taxation on its citizens to be re-distributed to other countries interests (even Israel). With respect to your position, Ron Paul is the only answer until more candidates adopt and conform with the God-given rights we are born with- freedom!

    • Spoken like a true power hungry control freak war monger. Print more money out of nothing, bankrupt the citizens to pay for occupying as many countries as possible who accept this to further their need for power and money all in the name of liberty. What an incredible sham. The good news is more people are waking up to this atrocity. Please people open your eyes!

    • Paul is not an isolationist. In fact, he is the only candidate who ISN’T an isolationist.

      He wants to pursue trade and diplomatic relationships. The others wants sanctions and bombs.

      When goods cross borders, boots do not.

      The real isolationists are those who want to pursue sanctions and war. Those are the people who are isolating us from the rest of the world.

      People need to learn the difference between non-interventionalist, as our founders intended, and isolationism, as is practiced by establishment politicians of today.

    • I recommend you read Ron Paul’s book “A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Prosperity and Honest Friendship”. Listen to Ron Paul’s “What If” speech available on Youtube. America’s wars are based on lies. They are not fought to liberate anyone, nor to preserve the national security of any nation, including America and Israel. Listen to the many grassroots videos about Ron Paul’s foreign policy.

      If America followed Ron Paul’s foreign policy, which follows our Founding Fathers’ foreign policy, a World Revolution of Friendship, Prosperity and Peace would ensue. The world does not need all these wars. The people of the world are not divided by nature, we’re divided by the lies and propaganda which the military-industrial-banking complex feed us through their media whores and their faithful servants in academia.

      Also, listen to America’s most highly-decorated General Smedley Butler – his speech “War is a Racket”. And “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” by John Perkins.

    • So who is right Eric? You think the rest that lie through their teeth about nuclear weapons in Iran are right for America? Who then? All the rest are war mongers and want to bomb Muslims for no good reason.

      You are just parroting the neocons with closed mind. You don’t know the difference between non-intervention and isolationism. Please stop repeating ignorance.

      Irael has stated they do not need us to protect themselves. So why you keep propagating a story about Israel needs us to protect them when they have an air force and nuclear weapons.

      How are we going to defend ourselves when we have no money to pay for a war from a real threat like China or Russian huh?

      In fact, you are wrong for the United States, Israel and the rest of the world.

    • Listen to yourself! You are saying that if we stop bombing countries, take our troops from their countries, and stop supporting their enemies, that they will attack us? Do you realize how ridiculous that is? And you believe it!? That would be the dumbest thing they could possibly do!!! They want us out of their business, why the hell would they incite a war with us and invite us back!?

    • I think is a valid view to think that other countries Islamist or not recent US military occupation and intervention around the world and that is possible that instead of making the world more peaceful, the US foreign policy has made me and my family less safe and has increased the likelihood of a terrorist attack. people that were not violent have become so because of desperation about all the death the military is causing. We don’t do ourselves any good to stick our heads in the sand and pretend that our interventions have anything to do with hatred towards the US.

    • ABC: Foreign Policy Experts Agree With Ron Paul’s Controversial Foreign Policy

      http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/11/foreign-policy-experts-agree-with-ron-pauls-controversial-foreign-policy/

      You need to turn off the propagandist television and do your own research. The media has mislabeled Ron Paul as isolationist, which he is not. His policies are non-interventionist and there is a big difference.

      North Korea is isolationist (discourages travel and trade with other nations).

      Sweden and Canada are non-interventionist (don’t go to war unless under attack or threat).

      Ron Paul’s budget for our military is FOUR TIMES the size of China’s. Just how much military do you neocons think we NEED?!??!?

    • Eric Klein…your ignorance is only exceeded by your paranoia.

      Did you see yourself in the body of the article? You’re among those who are terrified of freedom, and therefore seek the refuge of the new “Baal”, symbolized by the U.S. government. The answer is so simple and very well identified and exposed by Rafi Farber: To be a free individual is to be a mature human being. It’s not only a gift from God, but an obligation placed on us by God. The obligation and opportunity to be free; to be Godlike as we were Created. Run and hide with the rest of the ignorant and fearful children if you must, but please at least stay out of the way.

    • Ron paul isn’t running to lead Israel, so your “wrong for Israel” statement really doesn’t matter.

      Your own president has stated before the US Congress that Israel can defend itself and does not need the US’s help.

      Living in an apartheid state is what pisses everyone else off in the region.

      • localized power, in contrast with centralized power, is a progression towards freedom. democracy is greatest on the local level.

    • You’ve learned well.It’s not your fault you feel this way. Relax and settle your nerves.It’s okay to want the best for poor isolated Israel.You must realize that your baby must one day leave home.

    • Just a thought, not an argument. Perhaps you give the muslims too much credit. The old U.S. of A may be responsible for the misdeeds of a few token muslims.

    • Aaaaaaaannnnnnnd it is people like you, who are too fearful of liberty, and freedom, which will keep Ron Paul from being elected, as we watch our country eroding away. Then we wonder why the United States is going down thee tubes, when the reason is we keep making the same mistakes over, and over again, with no desire to change things. Ron Paul is the ONLY hope America has to restore its freedoms, financial stability, and become strong again.

    • Why does being a superpower have to include turning a country upside down and trying to mold it into what you feel it should be,when history shows again and again it does not work and creates more enemies than you started with?Ron Paul was the only republican that did not vote against Israel when it took out Saddam’s nuke facility years ago stating Israel had the right to defend itself without approval from America.And those that hate us do so because we stuck our nose in their affairs-Iran had a democracy till we screwed it up for them by propping up a dictator of our choosing because we wanted part of their oil revenue which belonged to them in the first place.Killing more people will not solve our problems with muslims-only admitting to our mistakes of the past can open a door to a different and more peaceful relationship with muslims.Our foreign policy after WW2 has been appalling to say the least.Take all the “Terrorist” acts of violence since ww2 and combine them and it will not match the number of civilian deaths caused by CIA operations that did not make the world a better place.Are we now going to interfere with Iraqi decision making for years to come?Afghanistan is a failure,the Soviets could not change them to their way, by using harsher tactics i might add,and we will fail as well-unless our goal was to guard and control their drug harvest that we should destroy not protect.Pakistan is no longer an Ally(don’t believe they ever really were)Libya is not better off and will be a future enemy.The Arab world seems to have issues with Syria and it should be left to them to decide that country’s fate not the US.We should not have taken on any obligations for peace between Israel and Egypt to begin with and could care less if you buy any made in the USA products,Americans don’t buy them either because our government strangles business owners to the point the only way to compete is outsource the jobs.Americans have no problem creating jobs if the government would not tax and regulate them to bankruptcy.Small business’ are the backbone of this country and all our government and the Fed care about is large corporations and Ron Paul may or may not be able to fix what has been carelessly broken but he will try and give it 100%while doing so.And Ron Paul does not have to be right for Israel,it’s not his job,he has to be right for America first and foremost,if we get back on our feet,then is the time to be charitable to other nations.We are a giving country but we are give out.

    • As an American, as a Protestant, and as a Human Being, you are incorrect. Ron Paul is right because he understands that it is not MY job to work, to give tax dollars to Israel or any other country when I cannot feed my own family. Ron Paul is right, because he is willing to look at history and see that the current state of the world, is due in part to US Interventionism. The policies the United States has pursued in shaping the world economy in our favor, has cost the lives of millions of innocent people around the world. We claim we’re worried about terrorism, yet we don’t document 20 million people simply walking across our Southern border. We claim we bomb people in the name of democracy and humanitarian assistance, yet our own democracy is depleted daily by the likes of the Patriot Act and Corporate sellouts in government. Our humanitarian assistance? We turned a blind eye to the people of Darfur and the Congo because they don’t have natural resources we need. Ron Paul is right, because he understands the power of economic partnerships. 40 years ago we had an avowed enemy in Communist China. It was when Nixon opened up trade with China, that they became our largest economic partner. Ron Paul is right because he understands our first priority is the United States, and we cannot continue to maintain this empire when we can’t feed our own. All great empires fall when their economy collapses.

    • Eric, you are passionate in your thoughts and your argument is well laid out, but it has a false basis. Ron Paul is NOT an Isolationist. That term has been applied to him, by an antagonistic media, in a deliberate attempt to derail his actual message.

      Ron Paul IS an Constitutionalist. He is opposed to violating our own laws and principals in order to go to war. He is against so called “Cold Wars”. He is against forcing our presence on nearly 168 countries, many of which never asked for our presence in the first place. He is against declaring war on an Ideal or any war that can not be definitively won and ended.

      Ron Paul merely believes that the President of the USA is not a dictator (here or abroad) and should not act like one. In the USA only Congress can Declare war, yet we are fighting and dying in several countries without benefit of a Congressional Vote, proper Declaration of War, specified enemy or goals to gauge a win/loss end of the war. We are embattled on several fronts against an Ideal. Ideas are not defeated with the death of soldiers and civilians on both sides. There is NEVER an end to war with an Ideal. This is immoral and Ron Paul is the ONLY politician who wants to stop it!

      In the interests of brevity I will not belabor the point.

      Because of the terminology you have used, I suspect that you are getting your information about Ron Paul from Media Commentators. I would heartily encourage you to get your information from a much more reliable, un-filtered source. Listen to Ron Paul himself. Not just sound-bites and manipulated/edited coverage. If you do this, you will find that what the man says is truth, it makes sense, and it is all about Freedom! Freedom for individuals, freedom for States, freedom for Sovereign Nations. It does not mean an end to USA influence and necessary actions, just an end to unconstitutional, illegal, un-win-able, unending wars.

      Ron Paul is the Right answer for Israel.
      Ron Paul is the right answer for the United States.
      Ron Paul is the right answer, right now, for the whole world.

    • Eric,

      You are obviously one of those who have been s slave too long to understand freedom. If our Government spends Trillions of dollars overseas to keep us safe, why is the Mexican border left wide open for those that hate us to walk through? Answer, the American government is at war with Americans, not Muslims.

    • youvare correct about there being a vacuum of power if the US becomes, as you say, an isolationist nation. however, it is NOT the responsibility of this nation to fight wars for all these other nations. we can not afford to continue these endeavors in such a manner. it has already crippled our economy and wreaked havoc on global market systems. continuation of these wars will assure global poverty for the people and extreme wealth for the few funding both sides of these conflicts.

      our first and foremost constitutional responsibility id the protection of out nation and our borders. i wont go in to these “perceived threat to national security” boogeymen we spend billions chasing in to the sunset. n korea has nukes, never used them, never caused any major uproar. we, america, killed 100,000+ oraqi civilians, men women and children, during the “war on terror”. we spent over 700 BILLION dollars. for what.

      to kill saddam and try and get western democracy in to a nation that we want to put in to control under a centralized banking system. they have valuable resources, tht is a commodity that you can bank on. do not be a blind man seeing only one side of things. problems will be with us being aggressive militaristic expansionists or isolationists. the difference with being home and not abroad is it costs less and nations can choose their own futures. not the futures we try to carve for them to follow.

      freedom doesnt come with strings. all we offer is more and more yarn for these nations we war in.
      we must put an end to it.

      prior US Army servicemember
      Sergeant, 31F, Network Systems Operator/Administrator/Maintainer

      i do not support these illegal wars.
      i support our troops
      they must be brought home
      enough is enough

    • I suppose that you have a right to an opinion and so do I. You are wrong.

      And it it certainly arrogant to speak of what is right ot wrong for the whole world. Most of the whole world which has been attacked and looted by the New American Empire would prefer Ron Paul to someone like you or any of the others candidates who support the crimes against humanity which must seem okay to you.

      America through the actions of its government is hated world wide by everyone who has been victimized. This was not true when we valued the Constitution, and were in a breif period historically speaking following our foundations.

      Those who are friendly to the U.S. are either afraid of the bloated military of the empire, or socialistic nations who are all in trouble due to the failure of collectivism.

      Ron Paul is the Statesman who can change to course of our actions and will stem the march to our collapse. If and when that happens, I hope you are prepared to pay a terrible price for your ignorance.

  23. I thank you for your support of Dr. Paul; however I do not understand your freedom message when the Palestinians are not afforded those same freedoms. Maybe I am misunderstanding your blogs? Maybe I am misunderstanding the Palestinian cause? Could you please elaborate more on your feelings toward the Palestinians?

    I believe in your message of freedom and support your message of freedom. I am not coming down on you, but I do believe freedom is for every man, woman and child no matter your ancestry. We are all brothers and sisters in this world as we have only one Father and that is God.

    • Hi Valerie,

      Your comment is important enough to warrant a separate response in a new post. Check back in a day or two and I will post your comment and my response in full.

      • I read this this post in reply to Valerie, while I don’t 100% agree with everything you stated, I am gaining a much greater insight into the situation in Israel. Thank you for being the mouthpiece from Israel for Freedom Rafi. I also appreciate the fact that you do speak in the terms American Christians/readers can understand even though you have gotten blasted from some of your jewish readers. Godbless you in all you do.

  24. Nice post. I was wondering what your thoughts would be on why most of the hit pieces on Ron Paul that have surfaced lately have been written by Jews?
    I’ve read articles by James Kirchick, Jonah Goldberg, Ed Kotch, Michael Savage and others that really slander Dr Paul. What are they afraid of?

    • They are afraid of being alone. And Ron Paul wants to leave the Jews alone. They are afraid of being Jews and only having God to rely on, afraid of being independent, of being self reliant.

      • I’m curious about Ron Paul’s newsletters? What are your thoughts on those? I when I first heard about RP back in the 90s I searched for more info on him and those were the 1st documents to come up. No one was complaining about them or disavowing them then.

        Does Israel need American money? Sure, why not. But you have to put the aid in context. Israel and Egypt both receive money from the US -it’s part of the peace agreement. Prior to that agreement Egypt received weapons from the USSR. So now the money is reinvested in the US defence industry; not Russia’s.

        As an aside, I recall Israel was running out of munitions during the 06 war with Hezbollah and America helped replenish those stocks. Clearly we don’t have the capacity.

        Of course we can open a debate as to why the world needs to continue an arms race – and America’s overt involvement in that – but we are dealing with human nature… Obama wanted to reduce the US’ stockpile of nukes and North Korea and Iran stepped up to the nuclear arms “plate”.

        Limiting America’s involvement with the world will just embolden the enemies of western civilization. Is that a good thing? I’m afraid RP ‘may’ prove to be good for the USA (and she needs to get strong again, and bz H’S she will), but not good for the world.

        As for H’S, well I have only this to say: we have the choice to follow His ways, but if we do not, He will see to it that the world progresses the way He wants it to enable his prophecies.

        – Y (in Tzfat)

      • Newsletters: Ron Paul was a bad publisher. His policies and his own words speak volumes more than what some racists said who worked for him.

        As for the rest of my responses, see the previous post.

      • Yrachmiel –

        He was supposed to be Captn. But he was a full time OBGYN at the time. It’s his fault those newsletters got out, yes. But he is no racist. He made a mistake. He was negligent. He did not write them, other people were writing in his name. He shouldn’t have been so negligent, but listen to what HE says. Not what other people say about him.

        Watch this please:

      • Would you hold a newspaper owner liable for every single word every written, especially in opinion columns, for the course of ten years? Not to mention what we’re talking about is like 1/10th of 1% of what was even written. The newsletters were brought up back in ’08 and were vented them. Ron Paul is simply not a racist. Anyone who knows him knows that. It’s insane that the ‘race card’ is still such an effective smear weapon.

    • They are afraid he’s going to try to isolate us, assuming the rest of the world will fight to the end and leave us alone. Many historians agree that there were not two world wars – that what we thought was the end of the war turned out to be an intermission because we tried isolating ourselves – and ended up having to go back and finish the war. There is too much nuclear power out there to make that same mistake again.
      As far as his letters, Ron Paul is not one to let others speak for him and not know what they’re saying. The “I didn’t know…..” didn’t work for Cain when the written ‘settlement’ showed up, and it won’t work for Paul now that the newsletters have shown up.

  25. Thank you, thank you, thank you for one of the most inspiring and true pieces of writing I have found in ages.

    Every word is truth.

    You “get it” and get it good my friend. That is for sure

    EVERYBODY SPREAD THIS POST FAR AND WIDE

  26. Rafi – thank you in so many ways. I’ve shared this with most everyone I can online. This is what the world, and specifically us in the USA, needs to hear. It’s only going to get worse until someone like Paul who believes in liberty gets elected.

    Though we may disagree on the path to eternal freedom – we recognize that it does indeed come from our Creator God. The only thing I’ve seen in the political field which is close to the freedom I’ve received from God is the message of liberty that Ron Paul is promoting. I thank you for sharing this energizing message of liberty and relish in our common ground of Isaiah the prophet:

    Isaiah 61:1
    The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

  27. This is my Facebook post from earlier today before I read this article. This article confirms my earlier post, so here it is:
    I cry (literally weep) every time I watch this man. It’s like a person who has been held in a re-education camp (the media) for the past 20 years and told nothing but lies until they start to believe them yet deep inside they know that something is very very wrong. Then along comes a man who tells them the truth and exposes all of the lies and makes them realize that they never were crazy but had simply been convinced to believe a lie. It is such a relief that you cannot help but weep and feel a deep love for the man who cared enough to tell you the truth even though it means that many times he has had to stand alone. That is how I feel about Ron Paul.

  28. Jesus Christ!!! And I’m not a religious man! That was beautifully written and it reflects the same emotions and feelings that I’ve been trying to verbalize! You have hit the nail on the head! Bravo!

  29. I pray to God that the hearts and minds of the men women and children of Israel awaken as you have, because soon after you will know peace with the children of Ishmael.

  30. Absolutely stunning! You have so eloquently described the very emotions that I have been feeling lately. I care not what political party a person belongs to or what race they may be or any other divisive faction that we can think of to seperate us as people, I only care about whether a person understands true freedom is of imperitive importance. I have spent most all of my spare time trying to share this message and Dr. Ron Paul with others. We have spent far too long looking for reasons to divide ourselves up into groups. Freedom is the ultimate uniter. God Bless you for your honest and comforting words. I will be sharing this with others.

  31. Excellent post, Rafi.

    I have an idea. What do you think of a paid polling from those in your country either about their ideas on America letting your country alone to do what it needs to do for it’s own good and the good of it’s people? If you’ll have a professional polling done or you can get someone to do that maybe we can get it heard here in America.

    • most people here think that if america stops giving aid, they won’t have food to eat in the morning. You don’t want to see the results of that poll.

  32. Quality. Sir, that is the only word I have to describe your post.

    Sometimes I wonder if I’ve gone crazy, but it does me wonders to see I’m not alone.

    Thank you.

  33. That was one of the most amazing pieces I have ever seen. I think you need to contact the Ron Paul campaign and go to work for them, you would be an amazing asset to the r3VOLution!!!! The corrupt media only uses his foreign policy against him, you may be the key to ending that. You need to contact them, here is the phone number…

    Headquarters Phone (Toll-Free):

    1-855-886-9779

    Headquarters Phone (Local):

    1-703-563-6620

    Store Phone (Local):

    1-979-297-5414

    Headquarters Fax:

    1-703-563-7330

    Keep up the great work!!!!

  34. I loved this whole story. I am touched down to my soul, and am so glad there are just as many people who thirst for truth and freedom. Those who are with us are more than those who are with them. We need not be afraid. Fight the good fight.

  35. I just got chills from reading this. WOW! You are exactly right. Ron Paul is igniting souls and my heart burns with the heat of that fire. Great job! I’m reposting this on Facebook.

  36. Thank you for this wonderful letter. We are pretty fond of Dr. Paul here in America. I am a Christian, and I have never been inspired to be a better person by anyone, other than Jesus Christ. Of course, Christ holds the highest place in my heart. His was the message of liberty. True liberty that can be found in the seeking, drawing ever near and finding Almighty God from whom we have been lost. He was a man who inspired the best in people and earned their trust and loyalty. Ron Paul is similar, but not the same, but it is this similarity that comes through in his message. Just read Jesus’ “Sermon on the Mount” and compare the attributes of Ron Paul to those mentioned in the Beatitudes. Go ahead, I dare you. lol

    Anyway, we are having a “Prayer Bomb” for Ron Paul and for liberty on January 1st. Search, “Ron Paul Prayer Bomb” on Facebook and pledge your prayers on that day. May God bless you and keep you all.

    • Thanks Simon. I have my own bible, so I’ll skip the sermon on the mount. It’s taken from my Bible anyway. I’m in on the Ron Paul prayer bomb, though I am making it clear to everyone that I only pray to God, not to any man, ever.

  37. Rafi,
    You are a beautiful human being…this blog has lit a fire in my soul I haven’t felt for a long time. Real freedom is indescribable. It motivates, inspires, and ignites a passion in us that nothing else can. I will be sharing this my friend with everyone I can. Godspeed to you in all your endeavors.

  38. Another Ron Paul supporter shared this with me today. This is excellent and I’m sharing it around as well. It especially hits home when I see people defending freedom as coming from and belonging to God rather than a man or group of men who control a nation. I especially like to see opinions from the people affected by our foreign policy instead of the usual political pundits, so thanks for that as well.

      • haha, so you are a plant, I would like to see some Proof that you are a Settler Jew living in Israel

        probably some Ron Paul fan living somewhere in the states

        as said, Jews always leave out the O when writing God, especially religious Jews

      • Well K…you got me! I must be lying about everything because I spell God with an O.

        According to hilchos Shabbos, one of the 39 avos melachos (39 kinds of work you can’t do on Shabbat) is ktivah, or writing. Writing is defined as using symbols that convey ideas or sounds.

        Applying the halachic principle of ktivah to spelling the word God, there is no difference, according to Rav Moshe Feinstein, between spelling God with a – as in G-d, or spelling God with an O, since both the – and the O would signify the same sound.

        That, and the shem meforash, the tetragrammaton (look it up) is the only name of God one is not allowed to write outside the context of kedusha. “God” comes from the indo european word “Good” and is written loazi (foreign language other than hebrew) so it has absolutely nothing to do with the prohibition of writing the tetragrammaton.

        I can’t believe I’m wasting my time on this nonsense. Why did I even publish your inane comments?

      • Freedom also includes the opportunity to act like a fool..

        K, lived out his dream on your blog.

        Shalom

        Skip Cook
        Little Rock, USA

      • LOL…….Rafi ….thanks for the article …you are a class act … but that little side show made me laugh too.

      • Rafi there`s a couple in every bunch, don`t let a boob like her set you off just laugh at her every one else is

  39. Some wonderful Rose Wilder Lane-style rhetoric here. Awesome.

    One recurring theme in Lane’s book The Discovery of Freedom is that men are all free, whether they know it or not, in that all men have free will, whether they know it or not. Men err, she says, in falsely believing that Authority controls them. For example, she says, the Egyptian people asked Joseph to enslave them during the famine, because they could not conceive of anyone controlling them other than Authority. People petition the government to save them because they falsely believe that only Authority can control them. But no, she says, all men have free will, and as soon as they realize that the government has power only because they obey it, and that no law is effective unless it is voluntarily obeyed, they realize the sham of Authority, and realize that all men are free.

    And you’ll like this passage from Lane’s book: Abraham “had taught his increasing family that men are free.” (p. 73) “Abraham said that none of these gods exist. He said that God is the One Creator-and-Judge. God is The Right, he said; Rightness creates the universe and judge’s men acts. (As water judge’s a swimmer’s rightness in swimming, God judges rightness in living.) But God does not control any man, Abraham said; a man controls himself, he is free to do good or evil in the sight of God.” (p. 74) “When you think of the pagan world as it was in the historical time when only the Israelites held this truth, you see their preserving it as the great achievement of all history.” (p. 75) “They were a very small group, surrounded by powerful pagan empires; Egypt in the south, Armenia, Persia, Chaldea, Babylonia, Assyria, in the north and east, and in the west, Rome. The most promising young Israelites were always falling in love with pagan girls. The pagan achievements awed them all. When you see the incredible walls of Baalbek or Tadmor, in ruins as they are now, and even with the memory of New York’s towers behind your eyelids, you are struck dumb. The simple Israelites who saw these gigantic cities in their magnificence, dwarfing their thronging populations, must have been stunned. They would have melted humbly into those pagan multitudes, if their strong men had not stood in the way and driven them back with threats, telling them that they were like no other people, that they were set apart, chosen to know the truth and hold to it. They wanted to be ‘like all the other nations.’ But to be like any other people, they must forget that men are free. That is the truth they held. Therefore, of course, they were anarchists. They lived and prospered for centuries, with no government whatsoever.” (pp. 77f.)

  40. This is by far, one of the best blog posts I have read concerning Ron Paul. It’s fair and very insightful.

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