"Which is worse? The wolf who cries before eating the lamb or the wolf who does not."— Leo Tolstoy

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ron Paul is Asking the Right Questions and Doing the Right Thing in Defending WikiLeaks.

Yesterday I posted the following comment to my Rule of Wolves Facebook page:
Someone please explain to me the difference between the Internet Publisher WikiLeaks and the New York Times []. Why isn't PayPal canceling the New York Times' account? The leaker gave the data to wikileaks and wikileaks gave all of the data to the [The Guardian which gave the data to] The New York Times. They stand in exactly the same position so why is all the hysteria being directed at WikiLeaks?
Today, CBS News reports that  Ron Paul asked essentially the same question in an interview with Fox Business:
"In a free society we're supposed to know the truth," Paul said. "In a society where truth becomes treason, then we're in big trouble. And now, people who are revealing the truth are getting into trouble for it." "This is media, isn't it? I mean, why don't we prosecute The New York Times or anybody that releases this?" he added.
I have resisted jumping on the Ron Paul bandwagon, but I am forced to admit that Ron Paul is the sole voice of reason in the chicken littlesque cacophony of hysterical public officials demanding the prosecution of WikiLeaks. You have to admire a politician who stands up for his principles and speaks truth to hysteria:

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