Gingrich and the Neocons are fundamentally wrongSubmitted by Tampa Mike on Wed, 11/23/2011 - 04:21
I found this excellently written comment posted in response to the Washington Times article: The GOP debate: The Constitution versus national security.
I think it is one of the best explanations of Ron Paul's stance on the Patriot Act. and one that I'll remember and quote when arguing the point with potential neo-con converts:
Posted by: fyi4u2day 9 minutes ago
Gingrich and the Neocons are fundamentally wrong. By sacrificing our ideals and our Constitution we lose any morel authority in the world we thought we had. You can no more completely protect this country from all future risks than you can protect your children from the World every minute of the day, every day of their lives, with out making them unfit to live in it when you are gone...
So,,, our choice is to be a beacon of liberty and freedom at some risk to ourselves for a World seeking hope for their own human condition. Or, to negate the fundamentals of America to become a fearful and neurotic people diminishing our freedoms and liberties at each newly perceived threat. How do you want to live? Well, throw a New Hampshire plate on my car!
Further, we should work with our friends and enemies around the world to normalize all relations. Trade with those who support our ideals and warn those nations, or those nations harboring those that would harm the United States, its people, or its freedoms that they will be dealt with swiftly and totally and from the entirety of the force available to the American people and their government under the guidance of the greatest document to ever direct the governance of man, the US Constitution.
Shine the light of liberty, compassion and freedom from America's shores backed solidly by the awesome threat of the totality of the (home based) American armed forces.
Do this and these terrorist organizations will find it harder and harder to hide as the people of the World can feel confident in the signals we send in dispensing with tyranny in their own home lands.