YAF expels Ron Paul from board 

I guess that Young Americans for Freedom just figured out that Ron Paul is anti-war. This press release boggles my mind:

Nation's Oldest Conservative-Libertarian Activist Group Expels Ron Paul from Advisory Board

(Washington DC - 2/12/11) The National Board of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF)-America's oldest conservative-libertarian activist group-has, per curium, voted to purge Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) from YAF's National Advisory Board.

YAF's concern with Rep. Paul stems from his delusional and disturbing alliance with the fringe Anti-War movement.

"It is a sad day in American history when a one-time conservative-libertarian stalwart has fallen more out of touch with America's needs for national security than the current feeble and appeasing administration," said YAF's Senior National Director Jordan Marks.

Paul, who had served on the YAF Advisory Board for more than two decades, was awarded with YAF's highest honor, the Guardian of Freedom award, an honor Rep. Paul has touted on his biography for many years. Only a decade ago, Dr. Paul praised YAF's work on the House floor. Paul called YAF's founding document, the Sharon Statement "a great document explicating the philosophy of freedom."

The Sharon Statement, clearly states: "American foreign policy must be judged by this criterion: does it serve the just interests of the United States?"

"History has shown that periods of freedom are rare, and can exist only when free citizens concertedly defend their rights against all enemies."

"Freedom and prosperity cannot peacefully exist alongside radical Islam. It is unfortunate that Ron Paul--a member of the U.S. Congress-- does not understand this. Surely, our enemies do."

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