YAF Expels Ron Paul

Posted February 12th, 2011 by Jim Ettwein

In a surprising move, the YAF took courageous and (IMO) necessary action. rr

 To: rr@rabidrepublicanblog.com
For Immediate Release


Nation’s Oldest Conservative-Libertarian Activist Group Expels Ron Paul from Advisory Board


MEDIA REQUESTS: info@yaf.com (202) 596-7923(Washington DC – 2/12/11) The National Board of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF)-America’s oldest conservative-libertarian activist group-has, per curium, voted to purge Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) from YAF’s National Advisory Board.YAF’s concern with Rep. Paul stems from his delusional and disturbing alliance with the fringe Anti-War movement.

“It is a sad day in American history when a one-time conservative-libertarian stalwart has fallen more out of touch with America’s needs for national security than the current feeble and appeasing administration,” said YAF’s Senior National Director Jordan Marks.

Paul, who had served on the YAF Advisory Board for more than two decades, was awarded with YAF’s highest honor, the Guardian of Freedom award, an honor Rep. Paul has touted on his biography for many years. Only a decade ago, Dr. Paul praised YAF’s work on the House floor. Paul called YAF’s founding document, the Sharon Statement “a great document explicating the philosophy of freedom.”

The Sharon Statement, clearly states: “American foreign policy must be judged by this criterion: does it serve the just interests of the United States?””

History has shown that periods of freedom are rare, and can exist only when free citizens concertedly defend their rights against all enemies.”

“Freedom and prosperity cannot peacefully exist alongside radical Islam. It is unfortunate that Ron Paul–a member of the U.S. Congress– does not understand this. Surely, our enemies do.

“Young Americans for Freedom celebrated its 50th Anniversary in October 2010. The National Board of YAF made its decision to expel Dr. Paul during its annual Board meeting held early Saturday afternoon. Young Americans for Freedom helped to found the Conservative Political Action Conference 38 years ago.

“Who would have ever thought that we would see the day when YAF was more aligned with the Obama administration than a formerly conservative Republican congressman? Rep. Paul’s refusal to support our nation’s military and national security interests border on treason, aside from his failure to uphold his oath to the United States Constitution and defend our country and citizens against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” Marks continued.

“Rep. Paul has strayed to the left of Obama and allied himself with the radical anti-war left by laying the blame on America for the unprovoked attacks of Sept. 11th. Additionally, Rep. Paul has not condemned the 9/11 “Truther” conspiracy theorists that support him, and he has repeatedly insisted, that the United States not bring justice to those who have murdered thousands of our civilians and soldiers at home and abroad. This is simply unacceptable. Clearly Rep. Paul cares more about a doomed presidential run than he does our country,” Marks added.

YAF National Chairman Michael Jones issued the following statement:

“The United States is in a time of economic crisis, but this is no excuse to abandon the principles that have built this great country and spread its ideals to the darkest recesses of the planet. The United States is the world’s leader–a beacon of light for the wretched and the oppressed. God has blessed the United States with liberty and the strength and heart to spread that liberty to all of his children. Rep. Paul has abandoned this mission, abandoned the United States’ citizens, and abandoned the citizens of the world in their quest for their God-given natural rights.”

Young Americans for Freedom is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most active conservative – libertarian youth organization. YAF was started at the estate of William F. Buckley, Jr. in 1960 to uphold the principles of the Sharon Statement. To learn more about the Sharon Statement and YAF please visit www.YAF.com.



2 Responses to “YAF Expels Ron Paul”

  1. ironmike

    Agreed! It is about time. Ron Paul is hardly a Republican; he is more a loose-cannon self-absorbed, self-serving nut case than a statesman. Enough of him!

    I’m tired of hearing him blame everything on America and Americans. He’s got a bad case of little man syndrome, aka Napoleonic complex.

  2. Dany

    Wow this is amazing. Ron Paul does not blame anything on America. Latest polls show that more than 70% of Americans want us out of the middle east.

    So if we all read what the CIA reports about the middle east we would know a term called Blow Back. In other words there is consequence to interfering in foreign affairs. When we blow up countries that never attacked us we cause them to hate us for generations.

    I would say the blame is to the war propagandist and not America. Most Americans agree with Ron Paul about the war at least.

    Plus a vote for Obama or any other Republican other than Ron Paul is a vote for more Corporate welfare. The Dems wrongly believe that Obama will help the poor, but has made all of us more poor. The same will be true for any of the other Pro-Corporate welfare candidates running for the GOP. Ron Paul would expose Obama as a war propagandist and a Pro-Bailout Corporatist. All of the other GOP candidates will be over shadowed by Obama’s charm..

    But Ron Paul will make Obama’s charm look empty once he is exposed for what he is.

    I highly recommend people look into Ron Paul. He supports freedom and even the freedom of people to believe something different than he does.

    He is more conservative that any candidate running. He raises more money from our military than the rest of all the other candidates. He got more money from active military members than even Obama.

    Support the military, support the candidate that the military supports.

    Ron Paul also only receives contributions from individual donors and not from corporations like the rest of the guys do.

    I love America,