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.”