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The Foreign Policy Debate is Going Where Ron Paul Already Was

Paul Mulshine | The Star Ledger


As I've noted, the 2012 Republican presidential primary will be vastly different from the 2008 race.

Back then Ron paul was roundly derided for endorsing the traditional conservative approach toward foreign policy.

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Foreign Policy of Freedom

Ron Paul's Non-interventionism is *NOT* isolationism. This article is about why friendship and detente is the best policy (morally and pragmatically) in foreign affairs, esp. with Iran.


Let's honor our troops by ending America's military-industrial complex, and bring the brave men and women home. Happy Veterans' Day!

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Bump: Foreign policy is a Ron Paul speciality

Here is another great video, especially at @ 3:40 and 8:00 in. Enjoy this one also:

Dr. Consistency: Ron Paul's Foreign Policy Views


I love this classic clip. It

I love this classic clip. It should be made into an ad for the 2012 campaign.

Bravo, Achilles!!!

I've been waiting for someone to come up with the perfect slogan for Ron -- this one's it! This one says it all in one brief statement.
Achilles for the win.
Someone hurry and make the bumper stickers and shirts. We've got a winner here!


Doesnt julieannie look like hes reading braile? I guess it would be appropriate, for he is blind as to whats coming for him, and all the others like him!

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

Ye Interests

"America has no allies or enemies. Only interests."

-Henry Kissinger


Was this reported yesterday? spring serfing...

By the end of the Revolutionary War, the Continental dollar had depreciated to the point of worthlessness. The viability of the federal government was threatened by political unrest in several states, efforts by debtors to use popular government to erase their debts, and the inability of Congress to raise revenue to pay off the public debts incurred during the war. The Congress also appeared unable to become a forum for productive cooperation among the States encouraging commerce and economic development. In response, the Philadelphia Convention was convened, ostensibly to devise amendments to the Articles of Confederation, but which instead began to draft a new system of government that would include greater executive power while retaining the checks and balances thought to be essential restraints on any imperial tendency in the office of the president.

Individuals who presided over the Continental Congress during the Revolutionary period and under the Articles of Confederation had the title "President of the United States in Congress Assembled", often shortened to "President of the United States". However, the office had little distinct executive power. With the 1788 ratification of the Constitution, a separate executive branch was created, headed by the "President of the United States". This new Chief Executive role no longer bore the duties of presiding over Congress in a supervisory role, but the title "President" was carried over nevertheless. This title was a major understatement of the actual role empowered to the office by the Constitution, and this choice of words can be seen as a deliberate effort by the Founding Fathers to prevent the head of state position from evolving toward becoming a monarchical position, with the accompanying potential for abuse of such power.

A president's executive authority under the Constitution, tempered by the checks and balances of the judicial and legislative branches of the federal government, was designed to solve several political problems faced by the young nation and to anticipate future challenges, while still preventing the rise of an autocrat.



This is accurate.

The President with monarchical power was established by the first President of the United States under the Constitution, George Washington. He signed the first executive order.

How is it that a Constitution amendment was not immediately sponsored to curtail such "kingish" power? Interesting, I would say.

Could it be that those who took the argumentative loss knew that this workaround would be used to their advantage also when they have the presidency?

New Slogan for 2012

Ron Paul: Right Then, Right Now!

HAHA I wonder if they all

HAHA I wonder if they all still want their 30 seconds

Neo-Cons still need Third grade education

Isolationism is NOT non-interventionism. Neocons are slow learners with minds like a steel trap.

Rudy actually helped SAVE this country!

Imagine if he'd kept his mouth shut at that moment! Imagine if he hadn't blurted out, rudely, and in an attempt to grandstand and denigrate for the shock value! Only to get schooled and allow Dr. Paul to elaborate (never acknowledging Rudy's irrelevant, inaccurate outburst) and further educating, clearly-defining his opinions based on FACTS! Giuliani literally helped start one of the brush-fires of Freedom, albeit completely inadvertently! Dr. Paul never stooped to their level of name-calling, and drawing-out aggressively. Every time they tried to marginalize him, his popularity grew. And, more than his popularity; the MESSAGE got stronger!

Rudy, thank you, sir! Thanks to your failed attempt to show-boat, you helped the snowball to roll! It rolls even today, bigger than ever! You're really a sage, sir! How could have known that little push would go so far? I thank you so much! Seeing that live gave me such motivation to volunteer (the very next day) for the next 18 months, never missing a day! You deserve a free Bosley Hair Treatment consultation!

This was the beginning of my 'real' education....

I didn't know much about this Ron Paul guy before the debate, but his common-sense gave me a much-needed bitch-slap! Been awake ever since.........

The game changer...

Since Ron Paul has fought and taught the true fight of conservatism (which is really Discipline) in government he is
beating the Neocons at their own game...

Grabbing the board, flipping it over, and figuratively stating "You've been playing checkers with Chess pieces, who the hell does that"?


When the "liberal" media also agrees

then we'll have something.

tuned in to fox news just now, 87% against obama on libya

saying he should have gone to congress first according to fox news poll.. then hannity actually somewhat argued against intervention in libya although for technical reasons.. like they don't know enough about the rebels and this intervention "could actually make them hate us" or "backfire".. if ron paul didn't sway the debate then i dono who did

ahhh, I swear Hannity was

ahhh, I swear Hannity was calling for intervention a week ago in Libya, no fly zones and all that.

I've noticed this as well and have written about it

(scroll down to the middle where it says "Foreign Policy of Freedom" in bold):

for instance, a March 2010 Zogby poll revealed
More than twice as many U.S. adults (58%) say that debt owed to China is a more serious threat to the long-term security and well-being of the U.S than is terrorism from radical Islamic terrorists (27%). Interestingly there was little variation by party identification with a majority of Democrats, Republicans and independents all agreeing that the debt owed by the United States to China poses the greater threat.



"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

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