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Ron Paul would defy government if it conflicted with conscience

Oft-mentioned Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul of Texas says in a published interview that he would refuse to serve his country as a medical officer in the Middle East as he did during the Viet Nam war.

Rep. Paul, a doctor, who served as a flight surgeon during Viet Nam, is quoted in the May Esquire magazine as saying, “I often wonder how many of those people I participated in sending over, and so many helicopters went down. For what? For what? The war was totally lost. Totally fruitless. I wouldn't do that today. I would refuse to do that today.”

Rep. Paul's statement does not mean he regarded either war as illegal but that the conflicts were “lost” and “fruitless.” Even so, his statements suggest that he would not serve his country if he believed the struggle in question was contrary to his conscience.

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Paul at least served in the

Paul at least served in the US military and knows what it takes to be a Commander-in-Chief and keep this nation out of stupid and costly wars.

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As all true statesmen (and Christians) should...

This just raises my respect for him! He is in very good company!

"Hananiah, Mishael,and Azariah (Shadrach, Meshech and Abednego) replied to the king, "Oh, Nebuchadnezzer, we do not need to defend our selves in this matter. If we are thrown into this blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to delver us from the fire, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. but even if He does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods nor worship the image of gold that you have set up!"
Daniel 3:13-30 gives the whole story, and there is similar one in Daniel 6:6-24.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Character and Integrity.

Two words people just can't seem to grasp and/or appreciate.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Ahhh, man. I have to define

"character and integrity?" Can't I just go and get some Obama money from his stash?

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey referring to ISIS

This is an attempt to get the sheeple to think he is...

...not patriotic.

Another hit piece.

I think Dr. Paul IS saying he would not volunteer for current wars, and that he probably wouldn't have (assuming he did volunteer and wasn't drafted) volunteered to serve in the Vietnam War, knowing what he knows now.

But it's quite obvious to me that the Establishment is looking for a way to turn a "strength" of Dr. Paul (his military service) into a negative, a weakness.

Basically, they're saying that he will not serve his country, that he is now unpatriotic.

Standard call from a tyrant's play book.

Again, I keep saying this, he needs to avoid being put on the defensive. When an attack like this comes (of course, AFTER the fact when they wrote the article), he needs to come out and attack, attack, attack.

"Yes, I do NOT support these wars. It is unpatriotic to support immoral, unconstitutional wars and support tyranny that destroys freedom."

Everyone pretty much knows that the military industrial complex is running things. Dr. Paul needs to call them out. Name names.

Otherwise, they will simply ridicule him as unpatriotic and a conspiracy theorist.

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

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Bump for the most important headline of the week

or the year...Hell, of your lifetime.

Follow your conscience.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

A headline alone is not good if it's attached to a hit piece.

Even if it sounds good, it amounts to driving traffic the wrong way and confusing people.

The Supreme Court

agrees...

http://supreme.justia.com/us/380/163/case.html

http://bible.cc/acts/5-29.htm

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Hear, O Israel: YHUH our God YHUH one. And thou shalt love YHUH thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

agree

that is to me the very essence of patriotism.

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bump

good posts deserve bumps.

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RP

http://www.vimeo.com/21613629

Cooperation of Free Peoples needed.

donvino

War

The current political climate revolving around war policies demonstrates resemblance to the movie 'Starship Troopers' ;)

donvino

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel - Samuel Johnson

How often has our individual sovereignty and liberty been stolen under the cover of nationalistic fervor?

I agree with Doctor Paul that my conscience supercedes any call to national service - and definitely, my conscience would not permit me to engage in these illegal wars fought in subservience to a foreign nation.

I will gladly give my life to defend my loved ones. The US government and its lackeys are not part of that group.

"Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won,whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory." --- Sun Tzu, The Art of War.

RƎVO⅃UTION NOW!

Dr. Paul's thrown out the

Dr. Paul's thrown out the bait and if at the next debate, these dolts bite, he'll easily bust out something in a vicious judo move... Most-if-not-all of the folks that will run against him have not even served at ALL...

Think about the positive and how he's bait and switched so many people and come off as making the questioner look like the fool.

Dr. Paul, genius at work.

Is it just me or....

....did this writer get the whole thing wrong? I commented on the original piece that I'm pretty sure Dr. Paul served during Korea, not Vietnam. Secondly, it appears that our good doctor is saying that he would not have 'participated in sending those people over'.

Look closely...his first sentence, which sets the topic that he is addressing, is "I often wonder how many of those people I participated in sending over..." and then "...I wouldn't do that today. I would refuse to do that today.”

It seems clear to me that people are applying a false spin to his comments here. Thoughts?

The author of this article is definitely not on our side!

I don't understand why this is on the homepage, except for someone must have fell for the title.

Look at the original:

"Ron Paul Draft Dodger?"

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/05/24/ron-paul-defy-govern...

It looks to me like

he is saying he would refuse to participate in sending people over to fruitless wars and not that he was saying he would refuse to serve.

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Not Korea!

wikipedia says 63-68, but it doesn't say where he served.

I'll take my Liberty, it's not yours to give.

Serving who?

"his statements suggest that he would not serve his country if he believed the struggle in question was contrary to his conscience."

He wouldn't be serving his "country." He'd be serving the globalist elite and the military industrial complex. This is the problem when we are mixed in with those elite with collective terms such as "country."

good find

Thanks for posting.

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Who else today

can you think of that would speak so honestly when running for public office? Character and integrity.

I watch the Judge - he asks people point- blank yes or no questions. I have yet to hear any of them answer with a resounding yes or no - hem, haw, dance-around-the-question.

A man who speaks the truth from his heart is a man who can lay his head on his pillow at night and sleep quite soundly. An example of such a man is Ron Paul.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

I would not join the military

Because I believe all wars are fought for corporations.

WAR is a racket. It always has been.

It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small "inside" group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes. - Major General Smedley Butler

http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/warisaracket.pdf

“I have joined your revolution and I’m proud to be part of what you want to do.” - Ron Paul

I'd say the AIPAC conference

was a final invitation or invocation to world war 3. Prepare accordingly.

"Give a man a gun, and he could rob a bank. Give a man a bank, and he could rob the world."

But they fail to mention he

But they fail to mention he did serve his country as a doctor...

"I did not take lives"

"I saved them!"

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.