Should Ron Paul Emphasize America's National DEFENSE over our National OFFENSIVE Foreign Policy?Submitted by zooamerica on Tue, 05/24/2011 - 21:59
Ronald Reagan is alot like Ron Paul in many ways...
The republican party did NOT like Reagan at all in 1976...
Reagan lost in 1976, but he defeated Jimmy Carter in 1980.
In fact, Reagan's "revolution," started in 1976....Ron Paul's rEVOLution started in 2007.
Ronald Reagan inherited a terrible economy, and a military force that had been through hell and back for 20 years in North Korea and Vietnam.
If Ron Paul wins, he will inherit a terrible economy, and a military force that has been through hell and back again for the past 20 years in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
In many ways, Carter is ALOT like Obama. High gas prices, high unemployment, a government gone wild on spending... still stuck on LBJ's "Great Society."
Carter's administration was just as insane and inept as Obama's...carbon taxes, classifying carbon DIoxide as a "harmful pollutant," John Holdren...I think you get the point.
It shouldn't be hard for ANY political opponent to beat Obama - BUT, Obama now holds the War Card, just as Bush did in 2004.
How does Ron Paul take away the War Card from Obama?
Dr. Paul can call for the immediate withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan until he is blue in the face....if he does not QUALIFY his grand statements by giving a political incentive to the war hawks within his own party, Ron Paul will not win the nomination.
Ron Paul needs to emphasize National DEFENSE over our current foreign policy of National OFFENSE.
If that results in a "Cold War," with the Middle East, so be it!
I agree...let's end our foregin empire. Let's close the 700+ military bases overseas.
But where are these troops going to go? America needs to build 700+ new military bases in our own backyard so our Armed Forces can actually DEFEND and protect the United States.