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August 22, 2012 10:14 am

RNC Wrongly Attributes Quote from Jewish Scholar Hillel to Ronald Reagan

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Governor of Virginia Bob McDonnell speaking at CPAC. Photo: wiki commons.

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell read a quote from the preamble of the Republican party’s 2012 platform, that was mistakenly attributed to Ronald Reagan instead of the famous Jewish sage Hillel, following a Republican National Committee meeting yesterday in Tampa, Florida.

After finishing a meeting to discuss the committee’s platform heading into the Republican National Convention, McDonnell began reading the preamble, saying, “We must answer Ronald Reagan’s question: If not us who? And if not now, when?”

However, as Zeke Miller of Buzz Feed points out, this quote was Reagan’s loose interpretation of one of the Jewish scholar’s most notable teachings, “If I am not for myself, who will be? And when I am for myself, what am ‘I’? And if not now, when?”

McDonnell chaired the platform meetings for the RNC on Monday and Tuesday.

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  • xtian pervert knowingly and unknowingly most Hebrew texts.
    This also brings to lighy where xtians will argue with Jews saying they know TORAH better then a Jew even though they, the xtian, doesnt speak hebrew know the hebrew numerical values the reasons letters are as they are and or doesnt have a Torah Orthodox Rabbi well versed in the subject even as a guide.

    THIS ARTICLE OPENS THE SUBJECT OF THE INTIMIDATIONS THE MISSIONARIES GIVE TO JEWS rattling off quotes not knowing the reason the sage wrote that quote.

    You know the other quote ‘buyer beware’?
    Well there is still yet another quote which is why Torah says not to listen to other nations goyim talking Torah,
    “listener beware,they know not what they think or speak”