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Ron Paul Supports Cordoba House

Sometimes Rep. Ron Paul’s particular brand of crazy actually makes sense. “This is all about hate and Islamophobia,” he writes in a column about the backlash to the Islamic center that is in development near ground zero. He blames the brouhaha on “neoconservatives” who “never miss a chance to use hatred toward Muslims to rally support for ill-conceived preventative wars.” He excoriates conservatives for “failing to defend private-property rights, a policy we claim to cherish,” and, when faced with popular support for banning the construction, says, “majorities can become oppressors of minority rights as much as individual dictators.”

August 23, 2010 7:53 AM