Our military doesn't gave any business occupying ANY part of the globe that is not owned by us. That's called imperialism. It's what we fought against in the American Revolution. Placing military forces in "geostrategic" places is only useful if you're planning on being an EMPIRE. We're supposed to be a republic. You should read some Mark Twain, William Graham Sumner, E.L. Godkin, and Richard Weaver, and Robert Nisbet.
On the healthcare issue, I too was disappointed in Ron Paul's lack of tackling the issue. While he didn't usually go after the ACA at rallies, he did make havoc of it in a few of his Texas Straight Talk episodes and most notably, on his Facebook page right after the Supreme Court ruling. However, he tended to tackle government involvement in healthcare in more general terms. He understands that rejection of this bill will not solve the problem because our legislators would just come up with something more "moderate" in the way of healthcare legislation until they could sell the public on a mandate. Getting people to be against the ACA, but, still support single-payer Medicare only gives us a temporary postponement of government involvement in every aspect of the healthcare and insurance industry.
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