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Why Do We Get Involved In Border Disputes While Ignoring The Most Deadly Border In The World?

{Editor’s Note: This is the 13th installment of a series of articles attempting to address the 32 questions posed by Ron Paul in his recent farewell speech given in front of Congress. Check out the previous installment, “Why Haven’t We Given Up On The Drug War?”}

The Republican and Democratic Parties share an affinity for a global presence of the United States military. The numbers vary, depending on what qualifies as a military base, but most national security experts agree that the United States has over 900 military bases in 130 countries. Apparently, the Pentagon is hesitant to label anything a base in Afghanistan or Iraq because of negative political connotations. It is ridiculous that our government thinks that as long as they don’t declare military bases, then Afghans and Iraqis will not mind our military occupying their country. Incredible that the ruling class in this country has the audacity to speak such nonsense.

Democrats’ desire to police the world and influence policy in foreign countries. This should not be surprising and aligns with their domestic policies that aim to influence the economy in the direction they choose by way of stimulus and subsidies. In contrast, Republican rhetoric exposes a domestic policy of small government with minimal intervention in the marketplace. Of course, once in power, Republicans use force to grow the size and scope of government to their liking. Shockingly, Republicans continue to be elected by running on a message that touts a government that will stay out of your business at home, but will in interfere in the affairs of foreign nations. At least the Democrats are consistent in their message and honest that they endorse government intervention in all aspects of life. Most modern day Republicans on the other hand, run on a very conflicted platform. How can someone believe that the same government, which is not apt to centrally plan the affairs of the United States (they would be correct), somehow is fit to manage affairs of hundreds of countries around the world? If the government can’t even manage the US Postal Service, how the heck are they going to assist Afghanistan with building a free nation?

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My Answer to #13

Although it has taken almost a century for George Orwell’s “theory” that war is the health of the State...to become reality, that fact can no longer be denied. Constant disputes and civil strife around the world are required to keep the current fiat monetary system from collapsing. I disagree that the border between Mexico and the US is being ignored. It is just masked by the illusion of “The war on drugs”. However, keeping our military adventures as far away from our borders as possible makes it easier for the Federal Government to hide the fact that war, has indeed become the health of the State.

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Great answer!

And great blog! Keep up the good work - we all need to be voices in the wilderness until we BECOME the wilderness!

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group of people that love the drug war more than the prison industrial complex and the Mexican drug cartels!