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Old 02-12-2010, 10:45 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by wild1 View Post
I haven't been party to this argument. But reading that:

To say "Reagan said this..." WRT to this quote/non-quote, as a paraphrase, it would seem like a very clear case of torturing the context so as to distort meaning.

To have read the quote in-line as if it had been lifted straight from the text is something I don't think you can describe as anything other than deceptive.

Maybe someone else writes his speeches, maybe this quote was just taking from a dubious online source - who knows. It disappoints me because I do like Rep. Paul. Has he ever made a public statement or retraction about this?

Congrats on what seems like a well-researched and worthy coup de grace here.
I like Ron Paul too. Before the GWoT drove a wedge between us, Ron Paul was by far my favorite Congressman. I still like almost everything about him but his foreign policy positions.

I've looked on the internet for the quote in an effort to either find a justification for it or a critique of it and have found nothing. The only places I find this quote are in the Lew Rockwell text of his Congressional statement and on message boards or commentary sections of articles where his disciples (or others with like minds on foreign policy) spread the rumor.
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