The following is indeed a blog entry from Paul's campaign, but was apparently submitted by a supporter in Costa Rica. Assuming the information given is true (I've been unable to verify the existence of either Dr. Frazier or WorldWide News Report), people in Costa Rica are definitely interested in the outcome of this election. But then, that should not be surprising - those who sleep next to an elephant need to keep one eye open.
But aside from who brings it, there are the larger implications of who's excluding Dr. Paul.In any ordinary universe, when you have a debate sponsored by a tax relief organization, you would want those who know something about the topic. I can't think of anyone with better credentials or better understanding of taxation then Dr. Paul. Period, never mind within the field of Presidential candidates. Paul is to taxation what Kucinich is to impeachment and Gore is to Global Warming. Authoritative, whatever else you may think of them.
Excluding him is absolutely bizarre - unless, of course "tax relief" is a code word for "reverse wealth transfer," from the poor to the rich.
And in this context, I suspect that's exactly what this "debate" will be about - convincing rich white Protestant voters to ignore their Sunday School teachings and vote for one of the selected suspects in order to keep the poor from taking advantage. In other words "Iowans for Tax Relief" probably are not actually from Iowa OR in favor of a simple and fair tax code.
Likewise, the "Iowa Christian Alliance" is likely not primarily based in or funded by Iowans, unlikely to be led by people I, or mainstream Christians would consider Christian in any real sense, and is almost certainly not a broad-based alliance representative of any significant spectrum of the various Christian faiths. I have learned to expect such unethical misdirection from people claiming (with an equal degree of deceptiveness) to be Conservative Republicans.
Ah, the "eye of the needle," and the machinations of liars fearing exposure. Do, please, spread the word.
WorldWide News Report©
Joe Frazier, Ph.D – Editor - San José, Costa Rica
June 19, 2007Iowans for Tax Relief and Iowa Christian Alliance will host a presidential candidate’s forum on Saturday, June 30th in Des Moines. Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Sam Brownback, Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, Tommy Thompson, and Tom Tancredo will participate.
Ron Paul, however, will not participate. Why? Because he wasn’t invited.We heard about this forum from numerous supporters in Iowa who asked why Dr. Paul was not going to participate. Those supporters assumed that Dr. Paul was invited.
The campaign office had not received an invitation so we called this morning; thinking we might have misplaced the invitation or simply overlooked it. Lew Moore, our campaign manager, called Mr. Edward Failor, an officer of Iowans for Tax Relief, to ask about it. To our shock, Mr. Failor told us Dr. Paul was not invited; he was not going to be invited; and he would not be allowed to participate. And when asked why, Mr. Failor refused to explain. The call ended.Lew then called Mr. Steve Sheffler, president of the Iowa Christian Alliance, to talk with him. Mr. Sheffler did not answer so Lew left a message. He has yet to respond.
Why are the Iowans for Tax Relief and the Iowa Christian Alliance excluding the one Republican candidate who scored at the top of every online poll taken after the MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN debates? Why are they denying Iowans the opportunity to hear from the Republican presidential candidate whose popularity is growing by the day?We couldn’t get answers to these questions from Messrs. Failor and Sheffler. Maybe you’ll have better luck. Their contact information is below.
It's ironic that on the same day we learned the Iowans for Tax Relief and the Iowa Christian Alliance excluded Dr. Paul from their candidates forum, we received a call from ABC News confirming Dr. Paul’s participation in its nationally broadcast August 5th debate to be held in Des Moines.Kent Snyder, Chairman
Ron Paul 2008Contact Information
Iowans for Tax Relief
2610 Park Avenue
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
Phone: 563-288-3600 or 877-913-3600
Iowa Christian Alliance
939 Office Park Road, Suite 115
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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