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Yet ANOTHER Pro-Paul Letter To The Editor In WI Newspaper!

Hey guys! A few days ago I posted a letter to the editor that explained Ron Paul's foreign policy pretty well. It was shared on Facebook 92x, Twitter 12x, and became the 2nd most popular story on the Wausau Daily Herald's website. I very much thank you all!

If you did not see it yet, it can be found here:
http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/article/20120327/WDH06/2032...

HOWEVER! Yet ANOTHER pro-Paul letter to the editor has been published by the Wausau Daily Herald. This was not written by me. It was written by Bill Zeitz, a local property rights advocate.

It can be found here:
http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/article/20120329/WDH06/2032...

Please share this letter as much as you did mine.

By the way, Rick Santorum's coming to Wausau tonight. Let's give him a warm welcome by making this letter the most popular story on the WDH's website.

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We need one million such letters

Written for LIBERTY!

That's how we create change!

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Go read the articles....

They have a "most popular" listing. Get these to the top of the list.

from your letter...

"Paul believes in free travel, free trade and diplomacy. That's hardly isolationism; it's non-interventionism -- the foreign policy advocated by our Founding Fathers. By breaking from that policy in the last decade and engaging in undeclared wars, the United States has spent more than $1.2 trillion and 6,000 men and women have lost their lives."

$1.2 trillion?
6,000??
in the last decade?

ummm.....

If one includes the cost to the Iraqis, the Afghanis

and the Libyans not to mention all the other secret and off the radar interventions going on daily the numbers and horror stories become mind numbing. I believe it was Stalin who said that killing one person is murder but killing a million is a statistic.

If I have a criticism of many of the Americans and the British (I am from the UK) it is their focus on their own losses and ignorance of the losses they have inflicted and are inflicting on other nations who did nothing at all to them. In the cases of the three mentioned above these countries are now in poverty, devastated, in turmoil and violence has become an accepted way of life.

Libya especially had her infrastructure, schools and hospitals completely destroyed and all her assets stolen to help pay for the reconstruction contracts given to the aggressors' companies. This latter is something that is actually boasted about by the government here in the UK. It is evil.

To quibble about the cost in lives and money to the aggressors is frankly abhorrent.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

not quibbling to point out that the cost is far, far higher...

and should include *ALL* lives, instead of our own military death count. And the dollar amount is much much higher when considering the 'hidden' costs as suggested by someone else here.

My point is that the numbers show a fraction of the real monetary costs and lives lost. No offence meant to the OP.

Continued medical, psychiatric, RX treatment, partial and total monthly disability payments, future veterans benefits... social costs when mommy or daddy are gone for so long and families are broken, when our soldiers come home 'changed' mentally, emotionally, or without limbs... suicide is high among our veterans as well. Social security paid to the surviving spouse and minor children... costs of military funerals, society's loss of the individual's unique contributions - there is much more involved than what is included in the numbers quoted.

Even with all of that, the cost is far greater than we understand. Blowback. We are undermining our National Security.

OP - It hits very close to home for me, so please forgive me if it felt like I jumped on you.

Correction is welcome

If some of the numbers are incorrect, then please offer a source of accurate information. Unless they are wildly incorrect, they do not negate the message.

Whitehouse DenMom 2032

Hey Paulette

Once again, great comment on the newest letter. You put her in her place :)

I got those numbers..

...from costofwar.com that's based on the money officially appropriated to the wars, of course it's probably way more. The 6,000 number is a number I seeing coming up all the time so I think that's accurate.

Rand Paul / Justin Amash 2016
Continue the Ron Paul R3VOLUTION

Why did you not include the peripheral costs?

$1.3tn is just the headline Pentagon budget.
It does not include all the peripheral costs.

True cost around $4tn plus at least another $1tn in interest costs on the debt even if all the troops were pulled out tomorrow.
Iraq is still costing over $100bn a year. 17,000 consultants remain in Iraq.
http://costsofwar.org/article/economic-cost-summary

Even these numbers are an underestimate.
They do not include such things as the proportion of the rise in oil price from under $30 before Iraq invasion to $140 at 2008 peak.
Iraqi oil production declined dramatically as a result of invasion.
Increased oil costs mean lower economic growth, less jobs, less taxes, higher welfare payments....
But they also dramatically affect US's largest export market - Europe.
At a conservative estimate the Iraq invasion was responsible for around a $25 increase in the price of oil for 6 years plus.

Iraqi oil production.
http://www.indexmundi.com/energy.aspx?country=iq&product=oil...

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

Beautiful

Posting on Twitter right away.
Thank you.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

a bowling alley?

a bowling alley?

Come on; a bowling alley?

5200 people last night for Paul and a bowling alley for Santorum--

a bowling alley in other cities that aren't as large as Madison, surely, but . . .

what would happen if Dr. Paul tried to speak in a bowling alley?

*going off to throw something*

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

I went to it

Probably 300 people (a lot of them just to see him). The crowd's enthusiasm paled in comparison to the crowd at UW Madison (I was there too).
I shook Santorum's hand and said, "I heard you in the debates, but can you tell me your opinion of the Federal Reserve?"
He responded, "There's a great article in the Wall Street Journal. Sound money!"
I smiled (just to be nice, I guess).

Rand Paul / Justin Amash 2016
Continue the Ron Paul R3VOLUTION

You are soooo brave!

I really hope you had hand sanitizer with you and used it immediately and then went home and washed your hand with lye soap! We'd hate to lose you to deadly viruses!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

That's because if nobody shows up at least he'll

have a back-ground of humans for a photo-shoot.

this is where

most PINHEADS do their stumpin !!!!
ol gutter ball frothy !!