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I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Friday, May 18, 2007

Thought Police on the Right

The Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party wants to ban Texas Congressman and no-shot White House hopeful, Ron Paul, from future presidential debates, because of his remarks in South Carolina on 9/11 and American foreign policy in the Middle East.

Saul Anuzis intends to circulate a petition among members of the Republican National Committee in the hope of banning Paul from the stage of presidential hopefuls. He has no chance of succeeding, but the fact that he even entertains the possibility is reprehensible.

While most of the thought police in our culture come from the left, they do not have exclusive rights to the practice of perspective enforcement. Anuzis said of Paul, "I think he would have felt much more comfortable on the stage with the Democrats in what he said last night."

Perhaps Anuzis would feel much more comfortable hobnobbing with those on the left who want to outlaw, ban, and fire everyone who says something they deem to be insensitive, intolerant, and just plain out of step with their politics.

The Michigan GOP ought to be embarrassed at Anuzis' comments. He is, of course, free to utter such nonsense, as is Representative Paul.

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Cross-Posted at RedBlueChristian

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