5/18/2007

Texas Two-Step: So Long Bush, Hello Ron Paul

Von Mises Institute Supports Ron Paul For GOP Presidential Candiate

"Well, I think the party has lost its way, because the conservative wing of the Republican Party always advocated a non-interventionist foreign policy. Senator Robert Taft didn't even want to be in NATO. George Bush won the election in the year 2000 campaigning on a humble foreign policy –no nation-building, no policing of the world. Republicans were elected to end the Korean War. The Republicans were elected to end the Vietnam War. There's a strong tradition of being anti-war in the Republican party. It is the constitutional position. It is the advice of the Founders to follow a non-interventionist foreign policy, stay out of entangling alliances, be friends with countries, negotiate and talk with them and trade with them."

- Ron Paul

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Ron Paul & The John Birch Society

The John Birch Society has some supporters in Congress. Ron Paul of Texas recently argued:"The beneficial, educational impact of the John Birch Society over the past four decades would be hard to overestimate. It is certainly far more than most people realize. Anyone who has been in the trenches over the years battling on any of the major issues - whether it’s pro-life, gun rights, property rights, taxes, government spending, regulation, national security, privacy, national sovereignty, the United Nations, foreign aid - knows that members of the John Birch Society are always in there doing the heavy lifting. And most importantly, they approach all of these issues from a strong moral and constitutional perspective. Lots of people pay lip service to the Constitution, but Birchers study it, understand it, apply it, and are serious about protecting it and holding public officials accountable to it."
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The John Birch Society asks Has Ron Paul Been Shut Out of the Mainstream News?
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Evidently FOX News is only going as far to the right as Rudy Gulliani. There must be a vast far right wing conspiracy going on here... Read more.
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Ron Paul On Bush's Surge Mentality

As I said last week on the House floor, speculation in Washington focuses on when, not if, either Israel or the U.S. will bomb Iran-- possibly with nuclear weapons. The accusation sounds very familiar: namely, that Iran possesses weapons of mass destruction. Iran has never been found in violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and our own Central Intelligence Agency says Iran is more than ten years away from producing any kind of nuclear weapon. Yet we are told we must act immediately while we still can!

This all sounds very familiar, but many of my colleagues don’t seem to have learned much from the invasion of Iraq. House Democrats strongly criticized the Iraq troop surge after the president’s announcement, but then praised the president’s confrontational words condemning Iran. Many of those opposing a troop surge are not calling for a withdrawal of our troops from the Middle East, but rather for “redeployment.” Redeployment to where? Iran?

We need to return to reality when it comes to our Middle East policy. We need to reject the increasingly shrill rhetoric coming from the same voices who urged the president to invade Iraq.
The truth is that Iran, like Iraq, is a third-world nation without a significant military. Nothing in history hints that she is likely to invade a neighboring country, let alone America or Israel. I am concerned, however, that a contrived Gulf of Tonkin- type incident may occur to gain popular support for an attack on Iran.

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3 comments:

Re writing history said...

Planet Fruitcake to earth:

"The Republicans were elected to end the Vietnam War. There's a strong tradition of being anti-war in the Republican party."???????????

Talk about revisionist history! Nixon elected to end the war? What planet were you on during the Nixon presidency, Mises Lunar Orbiter 666?

majoring in conpiriology said...

Like the borderliners never trust
two named hyphenators, Never trust a guy with 2 first names.

cato said...

Actually Nixon was. Kennedy is the one who started it, Johnson expanded it, and Nixon ran to end it -- which he did, unlike the interventionist liberals. It took him awhile but you cannot deny the history of the matter.