There appears to be a rift in the House of Paul. Republican Rep. Ron Paul has split with his son Rand over the mosque near Ground Zero, formally known as the Cordoba House.
The senior Paul, in a statement released Friday, ripped into opponents of the religious and cultural center. In the statement Paul compares lawmakers to the infamous Emperor Nero, “It looks to me like the politicians are ‘fiddling while the economy burns,'” and goes on to blame the neo-conservative movement for fueling the controversy, “They never miss a chance to use hatred toward Muslims to rally support for the ill conceived preventative wars.” Paul concludes:
“This is all about hate and Islamaphobia. We now have an epidemic of “sunshine patriots” on both the right and the left who are all for freedom, as long as there’s no controversy and nobody is offended. Political demagoguery rules when truth and liberty are ignored.”
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