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


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

  1. Love the explanation of financial support and why it is wrong.

    Very nice, friend. And once you “get” it – their isn’t any turning back. The truth is the truth.


  2. Great essay. Especially liked the part of about how “power men” become disgusting after hearing someone authentic and focused on liberty.

    Interestingly there was an article in US News & World Report (link below) yesterday where they quoted a “nior Republican who advised a GOP president in the White House and is neutral in the GOP race this year” who said “[Paul’s] a phenomenon – his floor and his ceiling are one and the same.”

    It must be puzzling for the “power men” to understand. They should see your essay. BTW I found you through the video on YouTube.

  3. Wow amazing blog. I know the feeling. I find myself scouring youtube to find yet another Ron Paul speech to get excited about. I’ve heard it all before and now Im re watching the same ones. My facebook page is plastered with links to Ron Paul videos and my status updates are constantly talking about Ron Paul. I’ve called all my friends and told them about Ron Paul. I convinced my GF to re register from Democrat to Republican so she can vote in the primary too. She doesn’t even care she just did it to finally shut me up. But it hasn’t shut me up.

    I can’t say I’m Israels biggest fan or Israels biggest detractor. I just want the US to finally be free of these toxic middle east politics we have no business in. It shows an incredible arrogance and hubris that US leaders think they can “solve” a conflict that seems to have been going on for a millennium.

    I like Ron Paul because he embodies what I’ve believed since I was a teenager. Thank you. Best of luck to you.

  4. This article and video moved me. I had to tear up from the sincerity of the words. It is true the Ron Paul is a man with a great soul. Thank you for writing this.

  5. Thank you for an amazing article about Ron Paul. I just saw it featured on a Youtube video. I must say it moved me very much, you have a great gift and i hope you will write more articles like that in the future. In case someone here would like to see the video here is the link:

  6. Beautiful words my friend. I watch the news constantly and can’t help but wish you and your people the best of luck. The hypocrisy of our foreign policy is disgusting and luckily i was part of the few that didn’t need him to wake me up. Anyways, thanks for the support and moving piece. Cheers

  7. I loved to read Your speech, You have a huge talent to write, very decent and epic/ poetic. Obama AND Romney’s biggest donors is Goldman-Sachs. Considering “End the FED” we all know what the amount of resisteance of the establishemnt will be in the coming weeks and months.

    I’m Pro-Israeli and truly believe, that Ron Pauls belief in De-Escalationist, Non-Interventionist Policy is the only sane way to go, and I know about the threats Israel faces, and the fear, considering that many religious maniacs in their neighbourhood, but still I’m sure, that every victory in Warfare tomorrow will only mean a Pyrhuss-victory and bring about nothing but Misery for our future generations to inherit.

    Thank You so much for Your words in the name of Liberty, Peace, and Truth, and Your Endorsement for Ron Paul! A German wishes You and all Ron Paul-Supporters: God speed You!

  8. Yes don’t need their money but I would not give them the peace of mind of not reminding them, once again, that God did not give human the right to freedom but only the restrictions. The only true freedom the human had was to accept this restrictions because they are good and moral and were made for the wellness of humanity as a species. What they stated in their declaration was nothing but heresy! They should have kept their spinal chord and just declare independence from the King of Britain. After this farewell to them and good luck with looking back and drawing those lines parallel again.

  9. Nameless me, I am lost and unfree in a world where a party named to be the beacon of Democracy leaves me no choice but to turn around through myself to see the truth. I felt tears from this article and I say Yes to it and at the same time I felt shivers and was filled with hope when Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. But in the end even if there is only one mean way out and it is unfair and unjust and an offence to all fair and just the price that this world has put on freedom, it’s never less true that happy are those who find it.
    And those who seeked and still seek power will find a reply to that too. Of this I’m sure, because I have lost all words and thoughts about what might make them change them, in the late light of morning. Out of excuses for them too. In the end since all humanity knows the truth -stolen or given- then all humanity truly chooses.

  10. This is my absolute favorite article on Ron Paul ever!!!! It made me cry and gave me serious goosebumps!!! It also helped me understand my behavior as of late (spending ridiculous hours & hours day & night watching Ron Paul videos and searching articles, just as the author describes!) and my unexplainable energy & joy despite 2 hours of sleep a night. 🙂 Your words describe my current condition to a tee!!!!! Thank you for this article!!!

  11. Great article Rafi! I wondered if there was someone else in the world like me – glad to know I’m not the only one from another country OCDíng on Ron Paul. Greetings and salutations from Australia.

  12. I have read some of the coments. But even when I liked Ron Paul in the beginning, I saw this video. There you can see mr. Paul and his insights on Israel. Since Israel is the most important place on earth, and the US (i am convinced of this) will continue to be a great nation only and only if continues to support Israel (I will bless those who bless you), and the day Israel is not supported by the US government, the US govenment will fall.

    I will vote by whoever is running against Obama, but I don’t want to see Ron Paul running for the republicans. Please see the video. It will open the eyes of many people.

    • @gustavo: isn’t “thou shalt not steal” a core component of the Jewish ethic? How is taking money from American taxpayers by force and sending it to a foreign political entity not in violation of this? Seems Jewish individuals who live up to the 10 Commandments would not want to be involved in broad based theft. Now, if individual Americans want to FREELY send their own money to support Israel, that is fine.

  13. Ron Paul represents the 99% (though many don’t realize it). He represents an IDEA. He represents FREEDOM, LIBERTY, SELF RELIANCE, RESPONSIBILITY. The other candidates, including the current usurper in Chief, represent the 1%. Since there are many more of us, WE can rally around Ron Paul, and change the face of the world. Ron Paul said, “I am not interested in winning to be President. I am interested in winning to change history.” When he wins, history will show that the 1% are not the rulers but rather WE THE PEOPLE who the Constitution was written to be the guide of government for, are the rulers. The question…do we continue down the road to slavery? Or do we allow a true abolitionist to free us all from the chains of bondage that the Federal Reserve and world banksters have placed around the necks of every man, woman and child on this PLANET? THAT, my friends is the real crux of the matter. ARE WE GOING TO BE SLAVES for the 1% or are we going to have a planet of FREEDOM for the 99%. YOU CAN DECIDE, and say screw what “they” want! . RON PAUL 2012, 2016 RAND PAUL 2020, 2024!

  14. This is one of the best blog posts ever been written – not only concerning Ron Paul. There is something in it that is simply the truth. The truth for everybody who loves freedom.

    There is ereybody’s and every nation’s inherent right for self defense and self determination. And at the end these both ideals of freedom are stronger than all of their enemies. All enemies of the freedom of other nations who think about themselves that they are clever because they have this much influence I would give them the advise not be clever but try to be wise. Cleverness provides your short term interests. But this will not keep you going all the time. You feel mighty and untouchable? You are not. Thinking this means the beginning of the end for anybody.

    The ideal of freedom will give all persons and nations strength and the force to defend theirselves. It will go a long way. But this ideal gives nobody the force for more. It would be a lie – a lie everybody can see, at last the lier himself. And than he lost his ideal. Maybe this is today’s America. Ron Paul is the one who tries to keep the true ideal alive by fighting back its abuse.

  15. Awesome article. As long as there are people like yourself (and, I humbly hope myself to be in the same category) who believe in individual freedom and non-coercion, then regardless of differences in viewpoints, the world will have a chance to run based on individual human action rather than the curse of collectivism.

  16. Thank you so much! Not only can I relate to you but I admire your ability to eloquently describe the process an individual, or how you better put it, soul undergoes the revolution of the mind. I have shared this with everyone!!! “Now is the time for Ron Paul.”

    RON PAUL 2012!!!

  17. Excellent article! I have shared this with several friends of mine, and will continue to do so. Good job!!

  18. Very well stated;I’m a Paul supporter of Liberty for years now,getting more stressed and frustrated as the US Empire crumbles,meddling everywhere and going broke doing it. It’s the same story as all the Empires throughout History that have failed for the same reasons.
    BTW,does my name seem familiar….?

      • Right! Im also an enthusiastic supporter of Dr Paul for several years now.I attended his Rally For The
        Republic during the Republican National Convention! I firmly.believe that if people can be reached on a respectful level tbey will learn that they treasure Liberty above all else,as you have so eloquently expressed! Very gratifying to have found you doing so much good expression of Freedom!

  19. Mr. Farber, Thank you for putting into words so eloquently what I’ve been trying to understand about Dr. Ron Paul. Bless you for speaking out on behalf of Ron Paul and freedom.

  20. Rafi,
    Respecting each other’s sovereignty will make Israelis and Americans even closer friends.
    God Bless

  21. WOW, Rafi!!

    That was very profound as well as inspiring!! I as well am a Ron Paul fan and I pray that he does get elected and I pray that no Harm comes to him and his family. I have said to my list of people that I believe that “Ron Paul is the last hope for America and Possibly the world!!” I have been following him since 2006 and I agree with what you said:

    “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 start saying words. Before, they were just boring. Now they’re revolting!!”

    That paragraph above is not only spiritually profound…….it’s PRICELESS!!!

  22. Take a look at Gary Johnson… all the positives of Ron Paul without the baggage, anti-Jewish history, and is able to attract Americans throughout the political spectrum.

    • Everyone has ‘baggage’ Seth, whether they admit it or not. And to those who admit it while honesty is a virtue that is not enough. However it’s true there is no true repentance without the truth. A man who knows none of his actual limitations is a dangerous man who seeks a Godlike position. In his dreams, he fancies himself as a devil with magical powers of twisting thoughts and beliefs of the unsaid. But in truth he is lost because in truth no human can ride the storm no matter what they might think at times when they are calm. All bad leaders know all human weaknesses and find a way to turn them into weapons. So let no human leader into your heart. They are politicians, not martyrs, not saints. False as idols but maybe good as politicians. So I don’t mind the cracked picture because an enemy is an enemy but a false friend can be the end of all of you. You can count down a lie much faster than checking if the love is true.

    • Ron Paul is the Field Martial of the Army of Liberty.
      Gary Johnson is one of his Generals.
      I pray that the the war for Freedom will be the only war that America spreads to the world.
      May the scales fall away from the eyes of Earth.

      • St. Rafi

        You have inspired me beyond all belief. I thought I was about one in a billion that actually percieved the world the in way in which you and I believe. Im still “chilled” to my core, at least that’s the way i would type that feeling, by the fact that someone else in this miserable, want to believe the worst is coming, and gladly trade my freedom for securirty, world in which we live. to read your words I have digested and have spread this message far and wide like nothing else I have ever endevoured. I have only thanks to give to you, that you have articulated what I have felt and voted “write in” for the past eight years. I give you the finest salulte there is, if there is one. The best to you and yours and thank you.

        Cheers to you and grace be to God Ron Paul Percervers.

  23. You don’t hear Romney talking about hiring illegal aliens for 10 years to do his yard work, or him going on a mormom mission to avoid the draft, or making sure his sons went on mormon missions to avoid fighting these wars for oil and opium, yet he happily supports our sons and daughters being slaughtered for the profiteering war mongers running the government. Romney wants to attack Iran, which will adversely affect Israel. Bachman wants to attack Iran which will adversely affect Israel. Santorum wants to attack Iran which will adversely affect Israel. Gingrich wans to attack Iran which will adversely affect Israel. Yet Ron Paul, who is the only sane candidate against attacking Iran – especially with the understanding that Russia and China will most likely get involved against the U.S.A – and who supports Israel’s sovereignty, is demonized by the media maggots and corporate shills? May Almighty God help us!!!

  24. As a descendent of the Kings of Judah, I must say that strength is the key to survival. I have to say the Ron Paul knows nothing of our progenators and the tenacity of the adversary.

  25. As a decendant of the Kings of Judah, I pray that Israel be prepared, and understand that our enemies dream of our distruction. Doesn’t matter that they are unprepared. What matters is that they have made it known their dream of the distruction of the homeland. May their tenacity be their destruction.

  26. While I will hold my nose and vote Ron Paul, I cannot stand his repeal of DADT, which allows for ‘gays’ to serve openly in the US military.

    I certainly hope that he would leave Israel be, but I would not count on it.

    • Dr. Paul’s vote to repeal DADT did not mean he favors homosexuality in the armed forces. He correctly believed that the UCMJ’s prohibitions of sodomy, bestiality, necrophilia, and any other forms of perverse behavior would take care of the problem, but the USURPER-AND-THIEF, Barry Soetoro, had these prohibitions removed from the UCMJ. Please take your wrath out on the usurper.

      Ron Paul is the most moral individual in the U.S. Congress, and before people criticize his positions, it behooves them to read and reread the Constitution and search for any enumerated power of the federal government regarding sexuality, marriage, abortion, or any other social issues.

  27. From one that is a Grandson of Kings of Judah, I just hope Israel remembers her strength is in preperation and being ready for the un-thinkable. Remember World opinion is one thing but survival is another.

    • Why shouldn’t gays be allowed to serve? Not that i support homosexuality but I support everyone’s right to freedom of choice. And I certainly support anyone who is willing to give theri life to prtect mine. And as far as Isreal goes, If we are going spend billions on nation building maybe its time we spent it on our own and delt with our own problems and let the middle east deal with theris. Who are we to OCCUPY any other country. We wouldnt tolerate it here. How would you feel if Russia decided that we were suffering from the tyrany of aou oppressive government and with UN froces invaded us in the name of liberation and then forced their ideology onto us. we’d be pised off too and start blowing shit up. Paul is right. They didn’t start comming over here causing problems until we impossed ourselves on them way back in the ’70s when we started using them for OIL. Study your history and you’ll find out that set up all of these so-called regimes that wnat to kill us now. Stop listening to the mainstream media and do your own research. We live in the information era everything is archived all you have to do is dig and you will see what I mean. I’m old enough I remember a lot of this.

      • Ron Paul is a Liberal-tarian.

        DADT law was fine, or you like a pagan army? Eh?

        Well, my retired, (Luke AFB Sgt MJR) Brother didn’t and left the military as did his wife, my sister in law, also a MST SGT. They said it was ungodly and I agree.

        Tell it to the Marines, Wade.

      • You are so off base it is hilarious. DADT is unconstitutional. Disagree with homosexuality all you want, but what does it have to do with you? You like the opposite sex, that’s great, you like the same sex, great too. It has not affect (negative affect) on my freedom or the expression of freedom. Homophobia is only found in 1 species whereas homosexuality is found in hundreds. I respect your opinion but it is logically fallible and reasonably irrational. It was your brother and his wife’s decision to leave the military, a decision completely up to them, just the same as it would be for a gay couple to not join the military because of they don’t want to lie. But let’s put the shoe on the other foot. What if they left the military because they weren’t allowed free speech? You see what I mean, the ungodly distinction is up for debate (read: not true for all). It is narrow minded to say otherwise. I, for one, would like to thank all of the service men and women for protecting my liberties, and especially those whose liberties are removed in the process.

    • What world? What opinion? The world has an opinion? I though they were all in effort of being doing something – evolution or whatever they think. The world…. Humanity has only one opinion – if only they were not themselves, how hard could it be?

  28. People need to realize that the USA (and most countries on the planet) are CORPORATIONS run under maritime or statutory law. This goes way beyond Ron Paul.

    I’m a homosexual who supports Ron Paul but even he’s ignorant that the USA is a corporation and not a republic.

    The ‘rabbit hole’ goes very deep.

    Google about the USA being a corporation and statutory law or maritime law – it comes from Roman Civil Law or Vatican Canon Law.

    If we are gonna improve things we need to restore the Republic of the United States.

    • You are correct on we are a corporation and under a de facto rule of law (that which appears to be right but is false) I think Dr. Ron Paul knows this , but there are just some subjects he won’t comment on because he already has so many other good issues to talk about.
      They would also more than label him as a COOCK, as they try to do now.

      Great piece of writing, I totally agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. It is my viewpoint that these are the Last Days and Endtimes,and the 2012 Presidential Election cycle will see the re-election of the current POTUS and the inevitable collapse economically and nationally of the USA into a fragmented Bosnia-like second rate geopolitical power. Islamic Jihadist across the Middle East will unify the Islamic nations into a geopolitical collective whose sole objective will be the destruction of Israel and severance of all ties to Western Civilization in favor of an Islamic Jihadists Confederation. Ron Paul will not win Election because the GOP leadership & candidates will not be able to come to agreement to allow Ron Paul the Nomination.He will therefore run on an Independent endeavor and turn into the Ross Perot of 2012 giving Obama a 2nd term. This will signal the death knell of freedom and liberty and the erosion of the American Republic as his Socialist and pro-Islamist policies transform the USA. Obama will negotiate a treaty with the Islamic Republic of Iran allowing them to attain Nuclear weapons and Turkey will sign on to this Peace Treaty as it becomes a Islamic Republic as well.The UN will hail the Treaty as the greatest geopolitical Diplomatic effort in history. The Scriptures clearly detail all of this unfolding in Ezekiel 38 and 39 and many other Prophetic passages related to Last Days and Endtimes. Your article was insightful as to one Jewish perpective regarding Ron Paul. But I personally feel You should ready yourself for the approaching spiritual tsunami that is Islamic Jihadism ascending in the Middle East empowered and enabled by the current American POTUS and his geopolitical policies. Here in the USA many of who share my viewpoint are readying ourselves and our Families and Loved Ones for what approaches. May the God of Abraham,Issac,and Jacob encamp His Angels around You and your LOveds Ones and Friends and keep You safe.

    • Dear Chaplain Bill: The dispensationalist “end times/antichrist/Armageddon” theology you espouse is the very thing that has encouraged the perpetual war in Israel since 1948. Christians are given a “ministry of reconciliation” because the gospel is essentially the reconciliation of “Jew and Greek” and “in Christ there is neither Jew nor Greek”, Paul wrote in Galatians. Every “end times” prediction about Israel based on dispensationalist theology has failed and so will yours. How do I know? Because the theology of dispensationalism is deeply flawed and a complete denial of centuries of scholarly study of the prophecies of the Old and New testaments. I highly recommend studying the material at the website The Preterist Archive.

      • Dear Captain, so when the lions enter the arena was it fear and paranoia that kept their Faith or not pure Faith? And if you do believe in the Apocalypse then beware of spreading rumors because you might become a false prophet to yourself.

  30. I had a similar experiance…when I heard Newt Gingrich speak about Israel. I needed to see what he had to say on the topic and I jumped around the internet in an adrenaline ridden state trying to find what it was that Newt Gingrich was saying during his campaign about Israel. During this search I came across the positions of the various candidates through necessity. This is what I saw in Ron Paul.

    I saw a man who feels the Patriot Act should be struck down. Never mind that the stakes have gotten higher, protection of privacy is by far greater than human life (according to the RP doctrine)

    I saw a man who does not have the spine to enter into a war unless forced by the people. If attacked, excuses would come forth about why ‘they’ felt a need to attack us.

    I saw a man who does not stand by Israel, not as an ally and not even as a ‘friend.’

    I saw a man who is extremely honest and stands by his word (for the most part). But in this same characteristic I saw an incapability to change.

    I saw a man who comes across as weak (probably because of his small frame) but because of this element is not likely to get a number of votes to match Obama.

    I saw followers who are extremely dedicated to the Paul campaign: Something that reminded me of Obama’s campaign. (And Obama has not been able to keep many of his campaign promises…such as closing Guantanamo (which I honestly believe he still wants closed) and his promise to stop wars America was in (he entered into Libya). Obama has also been a terrible president for the Middle East…especially for Israel)

    I am voting for Gingrich, not because “I believe in his message” or because I believe he is the most honest of all the candidates (Please don’t make me laugh). I am voting for Gingrich because I realize that in politics words have more power than promises. Claims of belief and ideology during a campaign holds more weight than specific promises.

    I am voting for Gingrich because, of all the candidates, he is by far the most intelligent and knowledgeable on foreign policy. I believe he will keep America far safer than Paul ever would (and in the process keep Israel safe as well)

    And finally, I am voting for Gingrich because I believe that he is capable of beating Obama.

    (PS: No way would RP ever enter into WWII commentors…seriously. Sure, isolationist may be the incorrect term, but he would say it was their war not USA’s. Come on, use your brains)

    • Mike, considering that Gingrich came in a distant 4th in the Iowa caucus, barely getting into double digits, you might want to reconsider voting for Gingrich.

      • LMAO! Haha good one vote for Newt. Don’t even worry about the ethics violations huh? Newt who would murder drug dealers? Same Nancy Pelosi Loving Newt? We really need an IQ check before we allow people to vote…

    • What can I say? Rafi stated it quite well…some people can’t handle freedom and you must be one of those Mike! May the chains of tyranny rest lightly on you, and may your country men forever forget that you were one of theirs.

    • Gingrich is Obama’s twin .. he’s a Third Wave communist, a globalist elite who will willingly carry water for his Masters. Please do some research before you vote. As Rafi stated, these people have no souls. They will say and do whatever it takes to gain a position of power.

    • Mike: You are so wrong on so many of the views that you posted! Newtie shouldn’t even be allowed to run with all the criminal acts he has done; first one in history to be ousted from Speaker of the House, taking millions from Acorn knowing all along the bubble was going to burst, member of the CFR, pushing NWO, trying to stop free speech, another warmonger among a few things. Ron Paul, as you stated is not an isolationist but believes in freedom and liberty for all. He is very strong on defense and would have no problem going to war should we be threatened but it should be declared by Congress. We are financially strapped by all these wars and cannot continue invading every country that Obama deems “necessary”. The war stuff is propaganda from the elite and the media. The head of the CIA stated that Iran does not have nuclear weapons and not building them and they would not have a way to bomb us anyway. Russia & China will stand with Iran; can we afford a war with them; possibly WWIII????? Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke directly to our Congress saying that Israel does not need or want our help; they have many nuclear weapons. Those of us wanting our country, our freedoms and liberties restored will not thank you or any others that will put someone beside Ron Paul in the Presidency. And, he knows just as much or more than Newtie. He has predicted and been saying what was going to happen years before it has and people are now realizing that what he has been saying is true. You are being fooled by another smooth talker just like Obama! Newtie doesn’t have a problem lying to get what he wants and then runs the way he pleases; like Obama. Oh, and with the wars, check out how much the elite & Military Industrial Complex make off the wars; they are the one pushing for more wars because it keeps them rich and powerful.

  31. Great letter. Pity you are a settler and I reject many of your mythical references. Your great, great grandparents were probably Ashkenazi converts actually and you are squatting on land that does not belong to you and denying freedom and human rights to the original owners by doing so.
    Iran is a far more decent and pious country than Israel will ever be and it is my wish that the USA goes down, and stops supporting you, so you can be stopped and Palestinians can once again live in freedom, or else I wish to see you driven into the sea. Still a good letter and it does bespeak a soul, which is interesting since I was convinced Israelis lacked souls myself.

  32. Wow! That was excellent. While I disagree with you philosophically (I am a traditional Catholic and believe in One God in three Divine Persons) it was like you jumped right in my head with regards to the Ron Paul “addiction.” I don’t think I could have verbalized it the way you did and I certainly didn’t think others felt EXACTLY the same. I also liked your response to the racist issue. I totally agree. I plan on sharing this piece with many. Thank you!

  33. I am just wondering why so many of you fellow correspondents praise and hail a man, who as a matter of fact, tells nothing more than a short version of an epic, nothing new to me and, I guess to those who keep eye open on political and economical situation for at least a decade or so…My name is not Rafi Farber and, I am not a Jew, and in addition to all that, I am not living in America, not even close to its borders. Still, I think my personal view and knowledge on the whole global, not American-Jewish relation alone affairs, is much braod and truthful to the point of any historical deeds given by and ArchAngel or someone alike. So much excitement about nothing more than a piece of logical explanation based upon the documents and observation of a simple man, gives me an idea, how lost this world really is, people living without God and spiritual life, meaning without wisdom…

    On the other hand, Ron Paul is a guy who has the right formula to correct the problem which is already way overdue in time and sacrifices that the entire world has been paying ever since the elite establishement of the “invisible hand” ages ago, which grabs money and land from honest, hard working people.

    We all, united in tradition of our ancestors must wake up and demand something more reliable and in accordance to the law of Moses. Peace, no weapons is a key, of course as an addition to a daily prayer.

    Best wishes for the New Year from Poland !!!

    “Wrong is wrong even when everybody is doing it, and right is right, even when nobody is doing it”
    -Saint Augustin

    • Good point. I truly believe the way our country has “tuned” God out of everything and the power of the atheists has become too strong starting with Madlyn Murray O’Hair. The idea of not being able to have a Christmas scene in public places, etc., etc. keeps people from realizing that God must be at the center of our lives as it was with our founding fathers. We must stop the wars and try for peace with all people.

      Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind. John F. Kennedy

      Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
      George Washington

      They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty or safety. Benjamin Franklin

  34. What a great letter. It is so true, I wonder when the freedom haters will see the light and realize they dont need anyone to control them, they can control themselves. I wonder what they are truly scared of, as it does not make any sense to me. It was nice to see that an Israel citizen is asking for the foreign aid to stop since they dont even need it. Imagine if we helped people that needed it rather than people that dont, our country would be much better off. We should start by helping ourselves, and then our families then our community and then the world. We cant help others if we cant help ourselves. Thank you for posting this letter, it inspires me and lets me know that the entire world is counting on Ron Paul to be our next president. Peace to all,, and happy new year

  35. Why won’t Ron Paul be POTUS? He’s not qualified. Ron is honest, intelligent , and compassionate. The job of POTUS requires a practiced (and convincing) liar, ignorance, and amorality (immorality will be OK,
    especially if another big false flag is planned). So, we will get BO, or one of the sleazebags (maybe even Jeb bush), running on the republican ticket. The current system won’t tolerate integrity.

    • It’s not isolationist…non-interventionist. America would have probably entered the war earlier if Ron Paul had been in office because the sinking of our merchant vessels by the Nazi U-Boats would have been considered an act of war. Ron Paul has explicitly said that he would have in fact entered into WWII. You need to educate yourself on isolationism vs. non-interventionism.

      Non-interventionism abides by the tenants of “Just War Theory.” Our current policy does not abide by these tenants:

      Just cause, right intention, probability of success, last resort, proportionality, fair treatment of POWs, military necessity, distinction all violated by Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq…and the eventual Iran.

      Set Israel free…they don’t want our help and their PM has expressed this…Ron Paul is right.

    • It would have put them right where they are. Congress declared war, and we entered to defend our freedom against tyranny. Ron Paul is NOT an isolationist. He only wants to follow the Constitution and go to war when it is approved by the American people via Congress. What’s so “dangerous” about that?

    • Hitler would have never risen since there would be no powerful Wall St. and Federal Reserve behind it. The Federal Reserve and it’s associated banks and corporations are the REAL reason for the world wars. History would have taken a different and more positive course.

    • One war against one country is a bit different than 120 places of conflict we have caused for the sake of oil, poppies, etc. Let the oil and drug cartels hire their own armies. Ron Paul 2012 R3VOLUTION!

      • @Constitution1st: I think it’s a little more complex. Yes, we declared war in response to Germany’s declaration, but that only happened in response to FDR’s deliberate goading of and sacrifice to, the Japanese at PH – something Dr. Paul would never have done. So if we’d had Dr.RP instead of FDR, it’s likely the USA never would have entered WW2 and more Jews, and everyone else on Hitler’s hit list, would have perished.
        1) That doesn’t mean FDR/America was right to her founder’s advice and construct events in order to enter the war. America’s business is herself, not Europe nor the fate of her various populations at the hands of her various tyrants. The fate of the Jews or any other group is no reason for Americans to support participation in foreign wars. And I say that as someone who lost 9/10 of my maternal grandmother’s large family to Auschwitz and still deals with the resultant heavy emotional baggage in my family.
        2) More importantly, if Dr. Paul had been president in 1917, I think it’s safe to say probably WW2, and certainly the holocaust, would never have happened. I fully develop that line of thought at my WordPress site and invite you to come read it. I’d be very interested to read your comments.

        Shalom, and Ron Paul 2012!!!


    • We are not in WWII so why worry about that which happened so many years ago; let’s worry about the here and now. Our country is being drained financially by war and it must be stopped now! Ron Paul has no problem with Israel but knows that Israel can quite easily defend theirselves so why do we have to butt in; let Israel take care of Israel and let America take care of America for a welcome change.

  36. Wow, man, thanks for this post. I have to admit I’ve resented foreign aid to Israel for years. I’ve always felt like I was being stolen from. And that doesn’t fall on the people of Israel, it falls on the politicians of the US. You’re right, it does nothing but foster animosity.

  37. This post is going deliciously viral. I first saw in Lew Rockwell, and then in G. Edward Griffin Unfiltered News. I hope you don´t mind me reposting my eamail to you here. Again, my deepest congratulations.

    Dear Rafi,

    I was deeply moved by your last post in LRC. It surprised me, really. Suddenly I noticed there were tears running down my face. And it is even more shocking, given the fact that I am not a Jew, and I am an atheist.

    I recently made a translation to Spanish of Heil Obama!, the recent wonderful talk Lew gave at a Casey Research conference. I did that because I believed it was of crucial importance to share it with my small-government community here in Uruguay. Lew was kind enough to give me permission to post it in my blog. It´s here.

    Can I do the same thing with your article?

    Thank you very much for the great contribution to world liberty.

  38. as a previous poster said, you have captured feelings that I have been unable to express. There only seems to be two groups; people who love freedom and those who fear it.

  39. Thank you for the article Rafi, I applaud you for speaking up and telling the truth. As of late I’ve had a number of establishment Republicans call me an anti-Semite because I believe in Ron Paul’s stance on foreign aid or foreign policy. It’s amazing to me how someone can come to that conclusion when I have Jewish friends. These so-called Republicans also show hatred toward other religions as well and want to continue the wars that kill innocent people (which include our troops) and want to start new wars which could lead us into WW3. I’ve been a life-long Republican and can’t believe I’m hearing this stuff. I have to remain a Republican to vote for Ron but after that I’m done with that mafia group.

    • Jeff, Both side are the same! They are both controlled by America the Corperation (or your words, mafia)! That’s exactly what they want us to think, that there are two sides! DEMOCRAT equals REPUBLICAN and REPUBLICAN equals DEMOCRAT it’s just to keep us fighting amongst ourselves….RON PAUL equals FREEDOM

  40. I too find myself in agreement with a lot of what Ron Paul says. yet, in the same breath I have to say that he is only a single person. We have to remember that it is WE that hold the power, It is WE who must be ever vigilant, It is WE who must love and demand the freedom that love brings. People fail and those who subscribe to that person’s weaknesses are the reason that human history is so full of weaknesses parading as strengths. So full of governments and corporatocracies holding power over the freedoms of people when it should be, We the people, sharing their love with all on this planet. We do not need governments as they are now conceived, a narrow minded structure that serve the needs of only a relative few monied and connected individuals and corporations.
    These negative individuals have served a purpose in refining our thoughts and desires…it is time now to step away from the refiners fire of fear and be the love and freedom that has always been our heritage.

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