I hope my relatives in the US supports this guy and people like him. America needs to take back their country. Bring it back to what it was before it engaged in imperialism. If this guy was alive when the American government had leaders contemplating on taking over countries from Spain (including us) he would have opposed them just like what many great Americans did then. Unfortunately, the powers that wanted an empire won.
The America today is not the America their founding fathers had in mind. ts baffles my mind why most Americans look at people like Paul and dismiss his non interventionist and liberal views for being out of this world? I’ll tell you what is out of this world — America policing it — its time Americans wake up. Your country could no longer keep this up.
The consistency of this Ron Paul fella is unbelievable. Americans should look into what this guy has been saying all the years. He never flip flopped on issues – whether they’re popular or not. I always tell my relatives that most politicians are crooks if not smooth talking car salesman. They love Obama because “he’s gonna bring everybody (US military) back home (US)”.
Where are they now? Not only did Obama didn’t kept his promise, he expanded the wars!
Its strange that I’m talking about American politics here but since the stability of that country affects all of us, it does not hurt to study and read about what’s going on there. They’re economy is that big – it shakes everybody. Just like if you wanted to understand what happened in our country during the Spanish era, it’s not that bad to brush up on Spanish history as it gives you an idea of the prevailing political and economic conditions at that time.
Ok, too long an intro – here’s Ron Paul’s speech:
What if our foreign policy of the past century is deeply flawed and has not served our national security interest?
What if we wake up one day and realize that the terrorist threat is the predictable consequence of our meddling in the affairs of others, and has nothing to do with us being free and prosperous?
What if propping up repressive regimes in the Middle East endangers both the United States and Israel?
What if occupying countries like Iraq and Afghanistan and bombing Pakistan is directly related to the hatred directed toward us?
What if someday it dawns on us that losing over 5,000 American military personnel in the Middle East since 9/11 is not a fair tradeoff with the loss of nearly 3,000 American citizens no matter how many Iraqi, Pakistanian, Afghan people are killed or displaced?
What if we finally decide that torture, even if called “enhanced interrogation technique”, is self-destructive and produces no useful information and that contracting it out to a third world nation is just as evil?
What if it is finally realized that war and military spending is always destructive to the economy?
What if all war-time spending is paid for through the deceitful and evil process of inflating and borrowing?
What if we finally see that war-time conditions always undermine personal liberty?
What if Conservatives who preach small government wake up and realize that our interventionist foreign policy provides the greatest incentive to expand the government?
What if Conservatives understood once again that their only logical position is to reject military intervention and managing an empire throughout the world?
What if the American people woke up and understood that the official reasons for going to war are almost always based on lies and promoted by war propaganda in order to serve special interests?
What if we as a nation came to realize that the quest for empire eventually destroys all great nations?
What if Obama has no intention of leaving Iraq?
What if a military draft is being planned for for the wars that would spread if our foreign policy is not changed?
What if the American people learned the truth, that our foreign policy has nothing to do with national security, that it never changes from one administration to the next?
What if war in preparation for war is a racket serving the special interests?
What if President Obama is completely wrong about Afghanistan and it turns out worse than Iraq and Vietnam put together?
What if Christianity actually teaches peace and not preventive wars of aggression?
What if diplomacy is found to be superior to bombs and bribes in protecting America?
What happens if my concerns are completely unfounded?
But what happens if my concerns are justified and ignored?