Ron Paul, R-TX, was the only U.S. Congressman today to vote no on a resolution expressing support for the people of Iran in their current demonstrations for freedom, human rights, civil liberties, and the rule of law.
Paul has some unusual ideas sometimes, but he can be very insightful. And this time he was right. As much as most of us support the Iranian people in their demand for justice and an honest election, we as a nation should in no way take sides in this, the internal affairs of another nation. If our elected representatives want to express their personal, individual support as private citizens, fine. But a House resolution like this smacks of a U.S. government position — and at a time when Pres. Obama is trying to walk a very fine line of concern but non-interference with Iran.
Way to go, Ron Paul, for seeing the forest despite the trees.