On Monday, former Texas Congressman and failed candidate for President, Ron Paul, endorsed Kelli Ward for the U.S. Senate. For those who are unaware, Kelli Ward, the former State Senator from Lake Havasu City, is running against Republican U.S. Senator John McCain, the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. According to the Washington Examiner, in a letter sent to Ward, Ron Paul wrote, “During your time as state senator, you have fought to reduce the size of government and restore the liberties of Arizonans.”
First, let us point out the major flaw with Ron Paul’s endorsement: It’s Ron Paul’s endorsement. Paul is notoriously known for being weak on foreign policy and believing in isolationism. McCain has been a leading voice on fighting terrorism and protecting America’s security interests for decades. He has principally made this nation safer and is one of America’s few Senators with international respect and influence.
In contrast, Ward not only lacks foreign policy experience but is also associating and accepting endorsements from figures with radical to extreme views on American security. Remember, liberal Code Pink activist Liz Hourican told FoxNews.com that the “Ron Paul people are closer and closer to our talking points with each election.” Paul has questioned America’s involvement in WWII and every engagement in the Middle-East, preferring to associate with radicals rather than realists at every turn. In Paul’s mind, America’s Atlantic and Pacific ocean will protect us from our enemies abroad.
Second, can we just emphasize for a moment that Ron Paul has some … really extreme … beliefs of his own. In 2008 Paul said during a presidential candidate debate that 9/11 was America’s fault. Paul also said on Money and Markets, “I believe that if we ever get the full truth [about 9/11], we’ll find out that our government had it in the records exactly what the plans were, or at least close to it.”
In addition, Ron Paul is a frequent guest on Alex Jones’ show, and according to the Huffington Post, Paul is no stranger to “trips down the rabbit hole of conspiracy theor[ies], black helicopters and trilateral commissions.” Paul also used to send out newsletters filled with ideas from Holocaust deniers and believers and survivors of upcoming race wars.
Sounds familiar? It should, because Kelli Ward probably believes in the same conspiracy ideas as Paul, she just takes it one step further by believing in chemtrails. It is just like two peas in a pod.
We need a U.S. Senator who understands the foreign challenges and threats facing our country. With instability growing in the Middle East, ISIS/ISIL on the rise, conflict brewing in the South China Sea, and possible nuclear threats from North Korea, the last thing we need is an inexperienced Senator in foreign policy. If there is one thing we know for sure it is that Kelli Ward would be that inexperienced, conspiracy-driven Senator, and that ladies and gentlemen is a risk we as a state and as a country cannot afford to take.