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  • ‘The neo-conservative era is dead’: Ron Paul announces DC think-tank

    04/13/2013 5:56:31 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 20 replies
    RT ^ | April 12, 2013 | RT
    Ron Paul has been retired from Congress for only a few months, but he’s certainly not shying away from politics. The former US representative has already announced his new project: the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. In a press release sent to the media Friday afternoon, the Ron Paul camp confirms that the long-time Texas representative will launch a think-tank of sorts in order to carry on his ideologies after his time in office has ended. “After decades in and out of the US House of Representatives leading the call for a non-interventionist foreign policy and the protection...
  • Why Do I Have A Problem With Ron Paul?

    11/23/2011 9:34:55 AM PST · by LSUfan · 38 replies · 2+ views
    The Hayride ^ | 22 November 2011 | MacAoidh
    There are lots of reasons. But here’s one. Ron Paul isn’t serious about the most basic requisite of a national government, which is defense. Paul’s position just isn’t one reflective of serious leadership. The idea that the federal government doesn’t have an obligation to PREVENT a Timothy McVeigh or a Mohammed Atta or a Major Hasan from doing evil to innocent Americans is one which can’t be found in the head of anybody who understands what it means to be president.
  • Ron Paul: Israel can take care of itself

    11/22/2011 11:29:18 PM PST · by Just4Him · 71 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 22, 2011 | Stephanie Condon
    Setting himself far apart from his Republican colleagues, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul on Tuesday night suggested that the U.S. should have less involvement in Israel's affairs. "I think they're quite capable of taking care of themselves," he said. The statement came in response to a question in a Tuesday night debate about whether the GOP candidates would, as president, support Israel in an attack against Iran. Paul responded that he wouldn't expect such an attack to take place -- but if it were to, "Why does Israel need our help? We need to get out of their way."...
  • Ronald Reagan: Hawk or Dove? (Southern Avenger)

    07/03/2010 5:09:24 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 4+ views
    American Conservative ^ | 2010-07-01 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    In a recent issue of Foreign Policy magazine, journalist Peter Beinart reassesses the legacy of Ronald Reagan by first restating the most common assumption about our 40th president, that “Ronald Reagan was the Ultimate Hawk.” Is this true? “Not so much,” writes Beinart: “Today’s conservatives have conjured a mythic Reagan who never compromised with America’s enemies and never shrank from a fight. But the real Reagan did both those things, often. In fact, they were a big part of his success… Sure, Reagan spent boatloads — some $2.8 trillion all told — on the military. And yes, he funneled money...
  • Trade Wars and Protectionism are not Free Trade [Ron Paul]

    09/21/2009 9:57:06 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 1,629+ views
    Two weeks ago, both the administration and the Fed announced with straight faces that the recession was over and the signs of economic recovery were clear. Then last week, the president made a stunning decision that signals the administration’s determination to repeat the mistakes of the Great Depression. Much like the Smoot-Hawley Tariffs that set off a global trade war and effectively doomed us to ten more years of economic misery, Obama’s decision to enact steep tariffs on Chinese imported tires could spark a trade war with the single most important trading partner we have. Not only does China manufacture...
  • 'Fight them over there vs. over here' a false choice

    07/03/2009 9:11:35 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 120 replies · 3,378+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2009-07-01 | U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, 14th District
    There is no area in which Republicans have further strayed from our traditions than in foreign affairs. Generations of conservatives followed the great advice of our Founding Fathers and pursued a restrained foreign policy that rebuffed entangling alliances and advised America, in the words of John Quincy Adams, not to "go abroad looking for dragons to slay." Sen. Robert Taft, the stalwart of the Old Right, urged America to stay out of NATO. Dwight Eisenhower was elected on a platform promising to get us out of the conflict in Korea. Richard Nixon promised to end the war in Vietnam. Republicans...
  • Missing The ‘Old Right’

    03/10/2009 9:27:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 1,145+ views
    President Obama on Friday announced he would be drawing down the troop level in Iraq. This was what we had all been waiting for, right? After all, it was dissatisfaction with Bush’s war that kick-started the Democratic resurgence in 2006 and helped the Democrats win overwhelming victories in 2008. But aside from a little chattering here and there, most people’s response seemed to be, “Oh yeah, that war,” before changing the channel to see what’s on “The Tyra Banks Show.” True, Obama still plans to leave 50,000 troops in the country indefinitely. That’s roughly equivalent to the entire population of...
  • Lee Harris: Reflections on "Blowback"

    12/13/2007 7:32:53 AM PST · by Tolik · 29 replies · 855+ views ^ | December 12, 2007 | Lee Harris
    The following is a conclusion of a long article by a philosopher Lee Harris where he is deconstructing a frequently heard lately charge of "blowback" to US actions in the world (i.e. that 9/11 was a "blowback" for the United States' foreign policy toward the Muslim world over the past half century or so, going back to the CIA engineered coup in 1953 that ousted Iranian leader Mossadegh, and that  "we had it coming" as a response to "American imperialism") ...This conclusion, however, poses a radical dilemma. A libertarian can plausibly argue that politicians should not interfere with domestic affairs,...
  • America Doesn't Have to Run the World

    01/03/2007 4:15:54 AM PST · by Thorin · 59 replies · 1,246+ views ^ | 1/3/06 | Pat Buchanan
    If there was a defining moment in 2006, it was the public firing of Donald Rumsfeld, just hours after the Republican rout of Nov. 7. George Bush was bowing to public repudiation of his war policy, his war minister and, indeed, his war presidency. Yet one senses voters were doing more than rejecting Bush's leadership on Iraq. They were rejecting the very idea of spilling blood and treasure in crusades for "global democracy," "ending tyranny on earth" or a "New World Order." By saying, as most of us are saying now, "In the end, it's the Iraqis' problem," Americans seem...
  • The End of The Post-War Western Alliance

    03/08/2003 11:40:35 AM PST · by Commander8 · 5 replies · 380+ views ^ | March 8, 2003 | Gary North
    The post-war Western alliance, as incarnated by the United Nations, is finished. Its future is as shaky as Ted Turner's stock portfolio. It needs life support. I can honestly say that I never thought I would see this.