Not only did he stand up against the New York fascist and not back down, only elaborating on the point beautifully, he did the best any candidate could possibly do in a debate in service of liberty: He spoke to the people telling them we need to change our ideas about the world. We need to think about actions and consequences. We need to look at what our government does to other people, thinking of what we might think if foreign governments treated Americans like that. We need to look at history a bit. It was a philosophical earthquake, and one that no doubt made a lot of people think. It was amazing.
And Lew Rockwell adds:
The maddening FOX debate is still going on, but Ron Paul has already won far more than that by calmly and eloquently speaking truth to power. His call for getting rid of the Departments of Education, Energy, and Homeland Security was magnificent, when the others couldn’t name one federal typewriter they would sell-off.
But Ron’s persuasive (if not to the fascist Giuliani and the brownshirts in the audience) discussion of the immorality of US intervention in the Middle East, and the hatred and blowback it has caused, was one of the great moments in the history of modern American politics.
Let me add at least two comments of my own:
a) Ron Paul is never questioned on flip-flopping. His positions are so consistent that every time the moderator asks a question it speaks about why Ron Paul is running in the Republican ticket? The implication is: “Look, all these guys want to stay in Iraq; most have changed their position on abortion, education, and everything else under the sun; so why on earth would you run in a party when you are so committed to the Constitution and human liberty? At least, that’s how I see it.
b) I want to thank Rudy Giuliani for responding to Ron Paul. a Because of your stern answer and your earnest (I know you are earnest) desire to continue to see our war efforts succeed in Iraq, and in the rest of the Middle East, and soon the rest of the world, you have made Ron Paul the leader in almost every poll in the internet and on the media. Further, you have established that Ron Paul is the only candidate that truly believes that American troops belong in America, not throughout the world, and that an aggressive foreign policy is a deadly foreign policy. I thank you Rudy.