Published On: Fri, Dec 19th, 2014

Ron Paul, Rand Paul and the Baptist World Alliance welcome ending Cuban embargo

While so many of the Republican political class and talk radio mouthpieces harshly criticize President Obama’s call for normalizing relations with Cuba by ending the half-century long embargo, not everyone thinks it’s a bad idea, in fact, some say this is long overdue.

Public domain photo/US Government

Public domain photo/US Government

Former Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who has been a vocal opponent of the Cuban embargo for years said in an article Wednesday, “I was delighted to see the president make such a dramatic foreign policy move that will result in more freedom and liberty for Americans.

“I have always believed that the US embargo of Cuba was primarily an anti-American policy, as the US government has no business telling Americans with whom they can trade or visit.

“Of course the average Cuban suffered greatly under the inhuman US embargo of their country, and I hope this policy shift may result in better lives for them as well.”

Keeping it in the family, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul echoed his father saying, “The 50-year embargo just hasn’t worked, if the goal was regime change, it sure doesn’t seem to be working. Probably, it punishes the people more than the regime because the regime can blame the embargo for hardship.”

This statement drew the ire of Florida Senator Marco Rubio when he told Fox News host, Megan Kelly, “Like many people who have been opining, he has no idea what he’s talking about.”

Joining the chorus for ending the embargo is the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) who say they welcome the announced changes in the relationship between the United States (US) and Cuba.

BWA General Secretary Neville Callam said, “On behalf of the Baptist World Alliance, and in light of the position consistently taken by the BWA on the Cuban embargo throughout the years, I enthusiastically welcome the decision to begin to normalize US-Cuba relations. The people of Cuba, including the large Christian community there, stand to benefit from this development that represents a contribution to human flourishing.”

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