This time around, he manages to make a rather eloquent and reality-based point, albeit in a generally unpopular and understandable way. In other words, he's taken a stand against the majority of leaders on both sides of the aisle, an unusual feat for any politician. As Bela Lugosi would have said, "You are saying something profound."
The House and Senate have both passed a resolution in support of the Iranian citizens rebelling against the recent elections, and condemning the government for its handling of the uprising. All in all, it is yet another useless feel-good act of legislation that does little more than give representatives an excuse to pat themselves on the back and make another country's struggle for freedom and justice in the face of oppression and adversity about them and their future political campaigns.
Ron Paul, being the free-swinging individualist that he is, wanted nothing to do with it. Not only did he say as much, he went on to express he feelings about our government's arrogance and hypocrisy on the House floor:
I'm not a Ron Paul supporter, but I've always been somewhat of a fan. Not because I think he has all the answers to what ails our government, but because he tends to shine when it is him against the world, a character trait I am especially fond of. He could have just voted along with everyone else and voiced his disdain. He could have even voted "No" and simply said that he wouldn't back a useless resolution that benifits American politicians more than it does Iranian citizens.
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Instead, he stood up called all of his fellow Representatives nothing more than spineless opportunists jumping on a bandwagon that they can safely ride to the next election cycle, while worthy causes that require more thought and dedication are abandoned and ignored on a regular basis.
Say what you like about Ron Paul's political aspirations, but I still like the cut of that man's jib.