Ron Paul Is WrongSubmitted by biRdmAn31383 on Thu, 02/04/2010 - 14:08
There are so many things that rub me the wrong way about how the whole Buck situation in Colorado went down. I have read the response letters by Mr. Tate and read the Ron Paul interview on this site and unlike many of my fellow C4Lers I am still very, very unsatisfied. I won't get into all of the side issues that I am upset about but I will address the biggy. Ron Paul was WAY WAY WAY off trying to compare his garnering support for 1207 to the Buck situation. Talk about apples to oranges. When you have a socialist politician sign on to a bill like 1207 you have not blatantly violated your own principles. When you support a pro-war candidate YOU ARE VIOLATING YOUR OWN PRINCIPLES. When reading Mr. Tate's response letter the one thing that stuck out in my head was his cry for compromise and finding common ground. I did not get involved with C4L to find common ground on perpetual war. There is no compromise with that. With that said, when it comes to foreign policy, we as a country made our own bed, and as anti-war as I am I still recognize that we cannot flip off a light switch and send everyone home. It doesn't work that way. It took us a long time to get to this point and we won't fix it overnight. There is nothing insane about logically examining our exit strategies but they should always be considered with this in mind: 1. This war is unconstitutional 2. The American people have more in common with the people of Iraq then they do with the politicians that send them to war 3. Withdrawal plans must be done as quickly as possible 4. The only way to secure freedoms at home is through a non-interventionist foreign policy. Buck's 10 YEAR WITHDRAWAL timetable is ludicrous. I don't care if he answered 999 of 1000 questions on a stupid questionnaire right, he is dead wrong about the war issue and that's good enough for me to not support him. Not when we have some great genuine liberty candidates out there. No compromise on perpetual war!!!!