Sunday, March 9, 2008

Ron Pauls Courageous Vote Against the Resolution Condemning Gaza

Source: --- Saturday, March 08, 2008
Ron Paul and His Courageous Vote Against the Resolution Condemning the Palestinians of Gaza! On Wednesday, March 5, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 951, which condemned the Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli civilians, but said nothing of the Israeli rocket attacks and assassinations that have killed or wounded hundreds of Palestinians, including many children and babies over the past few months and weeks.

The resolution passed the House with an unequivocal majority of 404 to 1 with four representatives voting present and nineteen abstaining. Who was the lone Member of Congress to stand up to the Israel Lobby? Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) not only voted against HR 951, but also made a very strong statement explaining why he opposed such a biased pro-Israel statement. Below is Rep. Pauls statement he gave to the House before the vote:

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


1 comment:

KineticReaction said...

Ron Paul is the only candidate with any courage. The others are all cowardly vermin.