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HuffPo: Paul's Defense and Foreign Policy Only Humane Options

Terrific article by Laura Trice

I often hear people say, "I'd vote for Ron Paul if it weren't for his lack of national defense and foreign policy." I realize that people who make this statement have fallen prey to the clever and effective political spin that twists a candidate's message inside out. The truth is that Rep. Ron Paul has the most moral, rational, and constitutional approach to protecting the U.S. and interacting with the world. Consider this from his website: "In Congress, Ron Paul voted to authorize military force to hunt down Osama bin Laden and authored legislation to specifically target terrorist leaders and bring them to justice." Dr. Paul wants to "[m]ake securing our borders the top national security priority" and "[a]void long and expensive land wars that bankrupt our country by using constitutional means to capture or kill terrorist leaders who helped attack the U.S. and continue to plot further attacks." Does that sound like someone who doesn't care about national defense?



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I have a question

Why is it that so many of (US) Americans have become war mongrels and so set on going to war? I just don't get it...Why is the message of peace so hard to comprehend?

Fear. The American


The American population has been inundated with fear. Fear of everyone and everything. Fear of foreigners, terrorists, raw milk, neighbors, hoodies, underwear bombs, and anything else they can try to instill fear with.

Once something is feared the people do not care what happens as long as that horrible thing is stopped.

Sean Hannity was speaking to Mitt Rommey

yesterday on his show and asked Mitt about what counsel he would take from the other GOP candidates if elected.

After talking glowingly about Newt experience as house speaker (Ugh!), Mitt mentioned Ron Paul's position on the Federal Reserve, whereupon Hannity interrupted and excitedly exclaimed "Except for his foreign policy!" several times with his snickering nasal laugh. Being the typical neo-con that he is, Rommney agreed.

I wish both of these men, along with all the other armchair deferred enlisted chicken-hawks could be obliged to view the handiwork of war that is wrought upon the myriads of victims that suffer from it.

The constant threat to employ military force and dirty covert operations to "make the world safe for democracy" is in of itself an admission that governments that they have little faith that people, if left alone to run their lives, can live in peace. While it's criminal for one person to murder another, a whole government can legally kill millions in the name of protecting its "national interests" and "making the world safe for democracy" Safe and democratic as a cemetery, that is.

The only peace governments can offer is an uneasy, temporary truce until the unintended consequences from ongoing aggressive policies ripen into yet another full-blown conflict.

Si vis pacem, para bellum is a flawed "truism". Preparing for war merely creates more war while enriching special interests. It didn't work for Rome, and it will not work for us.

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin

Ron Paul - The Only Foreign Policy that works.

Thank you Laura- For putting some facts on the table the media seems to ignore. As Ron Paul said at the Arizona Debate - "you may not agree with me on constitutional or moral grounds, but I win on economic grounds, we cannot afford these wars".

It is time the Department of Defense was the Department of Defense, and not the Department of Offense the Industrial Military Complex wants it to be.

"This isn't what the govern meant"

"Win the crowd and you will win your freedom"

Thank You


If you stop by DailyPaul, which I no doubt you do, from time to time, please know that many here appreciate you among the few of the lone voices in the wilderness, along with Robin Koerner and Tom Mullen, over there at HuffPost.

So thank you again, much luck with your continuous efforts to win hearts and minds, and hopefully get a few of their readers to rethink a few things.

Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Ya, good article..the

Ya, good article..the comments are silly, but I can't post there.

Here's one fantastic comment from user "Just Reason"

“The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence:
From Bondage to Spiritual Faith
From Spiritual Faith to Great Courage
From Courage to Liberty
From Liberty to Abundance
From Abundance to Selfishness
From Selfishness to Complacency
From Complacency to Apathy
From Apathy to Dependency
From Dependency back into Bondage”-- Alexander Fraser Tytler18th century Historian and Jurist

With liberty and justice for all...who can afford it.

Yes, and

when I looked at the comments, one in particular stood out...the one that questions the blackout by the press against Ron Paul by referring readers to the upper right-hand corner of the page...the "Who's Ahead" candidate dashboard...only listed 3 and I bet you can guess who wasn't mentioned. Thanks to Laura, Koehner and Mullen, he is not completely forgotten on the HuffPo.