Ron Paul compares Americans who support closing the Mexican border to Nazis
You may remember that during the 2008 Republican presidential primary campaign Ron Paul came very close to calling Mike Huckabee a fascist, but in case you forgot this little fact here is the video:
Well, while speaking in front of Hispanics in Politics the other day Ron Paul took it a step further when he compared Americans who support closing the Mexican border to the Nazis. We are all fascists now because we don’t understand the cause of the problem!
I believe Hispanics have been used as scapegoats, to say, they’re the problem instead of being a symptom maybe of a problem with the welfare state,” Paul told the group. “In Nazi Germany they had to have scapegoats to blame and they turned on the Jews
But I thought that Ron Paul supported bringing the troops home in order to put them on the border in the interest of national security so where did this position suddenly come from? Ron Paul affirmed his belief in legal immigration but also stated that most people are now antagonistic to all immigrants and compared us to Nazis because we want to scapegoat Hispanics for many of America’s problems instead of looking at the cause of the problem.
At the same time he was castigating Americans for scapegoating Hispanics and claiming he would be tough on illegal immigration he also stated that closing the border was not an answer to the problem:
Paul said he’s not one of those politicians who believes that “barbed-wire fences and guns on our border will solve any of our problems.” That’s not, he said, the American way. And he doesn’t think that a national identification card is the way to go
Was Ron Paul simply pandering to the group he was speaking in front of, or is this his true position on the Mexican border? Considering that Ron Paul is a politician who claims to say what he really feels without pandering to specific groups I would give him the benefit of the doubt and say he wasn’t pandering here–this is how he really feels–but if this is the case than doesn’t that mean he has been pandering to conservatives during the primary when he stated he would bring the troops home and place them on the border?
Would the real Ron Paul please stand up?!
H/T to Rjjrdq’s America.