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Ron Paul Kicked Off YAF Board

Ron Paul won CPAC for the second year running.

Republican Congressman Ron Paul has been unceremoniously removed from the National Advisory Board of the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) for his America-First views on foreign policy, highlighting the college activist group’s move from right-wing American exceptionalism to Israel-first neoconservatism.

“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,” YAF’s Senior National Director Jordan Marks said in a press statement.

Jordan Marks

Paul, whose open criticism of America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during his 2008 US Presidential bid drew the ire of vested interests wishing to maintain the status quo, was blasted as having views “near treason” by Marks, who also accused the Texas Congressman of not upholding his oath to support the US Constitution.

“Rep. Paul is clearly off his meds and must be purged from public office. YAF is starting the process by removing him from our national advisory board. Good riddance and he won’t be missed,” Marks said.

Paul has won the Straw Poll at CPAC, which was founded in part by YAF, for the last two years running. This year’s conference saw a growing rift develop between supporters of Dr. Paul and those backing neoconservatives Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld.

The move to expel Dr. Paul  has been blasted by many YAF alumni, who say the organization has fallen far from its original Goldwater-conservative goals.

Hanover attorney and former YAF Ohio state board member Elwood “Sandy” Sanders has noted in an article for Virginia Right that not only did Congressman Paul support giving President Bush the authority to attack Afghanistan, he is “a consistent supporter of the Constitution, US sovereignty and both personal and economic liberties.”

“Because he supports non-intervention and states the obvious – there can be blowback from bad US policies – the YAF wants to condemn him like this?  Why now?,” Sanders asks.

YAF: "Hijacked": Kyle Bristow (L) with Ron Paul

“The organization has been hijacked by neoconservative pro-Israel activists who are quickly turning the organization into a single-issue advocacy group:  that issue being Israel First! activism,” former YAF activist and White Acopolapyse author Kyle Bristow told The Right Perspective. “Jordan Marks and Erik Johnson are to be blamed for this horrible transformation.”

“YAF is pretty much dead,” Bristow notes. “There are a few token chapters at a few colleges in the U.S., but for all intents and purposes, the organization is nothing but a website and a bank account (YAFers from the 1960s donate money, and God only knows where that money ends up).”

That sentiment was echoed by Ron Paul’s political director Jessie Benton.

“I hadn’t heard of YAF doing anything in years, I thought they were defunct,” Benton told Politico. “Young Americans for Liberty [a libertarian spinoff group from Ron Paul's 2008 US Presidential campaign] is the group of the future.”

In addition to YAF and YAL, a third non-Leftist group, Youth for Western Civilization, is active at the college activist level.

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  1. RonPaul.se says

    Amazing. Don’t they look a bit further than this?

    I predict they will stand with shame when Ron Paul win the election in 2012.

  2. Rhys says

    I wont be too hard on YAF. Their moms still think they’re special.

  3. Jake says

    I look forward to seeing this young “idealist” go and serve his country and stand up for his beliefs. Go ahead kid, enlist in the Marines, serve 6 years, and then we will talk about all of this “righteous war” nonsense.

    As for “clearly off his meds” this child has been listening to too much chickenhawk radio and should learn some manners about making ad hominem attacks on the only consistent man in Congress.

    Yes the Marines would definitely kick some snot out of this little neocon.

  4. Stevie B says

    What a bunch of fools. YAF is no longer relevant, they are goners. Ron Paul is the beacon of true patriotism in America today. By removing him you show yourselves to be philosophically corrupt and thereby ensuring your ultimate demise.

  5. Kevin says

    Looks like Jordan Marks is a sell out. A tool for the Military Industrial Complex. Notice anyone who talks peace, freedom and following the law is demonized.

  6. James says

    The instant I heard this I 100% knew it was a neocon psycho jew who was behind this. The networks are crucifying Paul for winning the c-pac poll. The protocols of zion are alive and well. All enemies foreign and domestic is right. Get rid of the dual citizens in government. I smell the same rats that got them kicked out of 119 countries so far throughout history. Not, not let in, but kicked out after many years after seeing the result. They are raised to believe everyone else are cattle. This is nothing new. The handful of them give the majority of the really sweet ones a bad name. It’s a crying shame this is happening all over again. Watch a movie called “defamation” research “kosher tax” you are paying every day and you don’t even know it. Look up Dov Zakheim Pentagon comptroller who lost 2.3 trillion dollars in 2000 and 1.4 trillion in 1999. Not one investigation and no one went to jail. Think about that……2.3 trillion. Thats, 2 million million. wow!!!!

  7. Rev Trask says

    Did Mr Marks ever serve? Ever wear the uniform, or is he just another one of Israel’s “Amen Corner” crowd? And remember neocons — Curveball lied!

  8. Stine says

    That’s ok, now Dr. Paul can focus his efforts on his presidential campaign, and helping out YAL – Young Americans for Liberty. I’m sure YAL will now become the prominent young conservative movement out there. People are sick of neocon crap, and if that’s what YAF is veering towards, it will be rightly relegated to the dustbin of history. Good riddance.

  9. Bill says

    Congratulations Mr. Marks on pointing out to all we deluded fools that Ron Paul is actually a traitor. And the reason he’s a traitor is because he won’t do exactly what a foreign government demands. If there’s a traitor here it’s not Ron Paul.

  10. Jim says

    “…Marks, who also accused the Texas Congressman of not upholding his oath to support the US Constitution.”

    What a jerk. If anything, he’s the ONLY ONE upholding his oath. The rest sure don’t. I think someone may be off their meds, but it isn’t Ron Paul.

    I hope that boot tastes good there Mr. Marks.

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