Comment: Some people change. Some people don't.

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Some people change. Some people don't.

A selectively applied foreign policy is like straddling a barbed-wire fence, IMO. Consistency is the hallmark of fairness. There are no exceptions with Constitutional consistency.

"peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none." - Thomas Jefferson

"Borrowing money from China -- or printing it out of thin air -- to hand out overseas in [an] attempt to purchase friends has been a failing foreign policy, as we see most recently in Egypt where there is not even a government in place!" - Ron Paul

A Biblical Case for Ron Paul on Four Issues of Importance to Christians
"Actually, Ron Paul’s foreign policy would benefit Israel. First, he wants to end all foreign aid (because it is not authorized in the Constitution and is therefore illegal). Given that Israel’s enemies receive seven times more foreign aid from the US than Israel, this would be a net benefit to Israel. Moreover, Ron Paul advocates allowing Israel greater sovereignty. Currently, Israel must obtain the permission of the United States government before implementing any plans to deal with the Palestinians internally or Israel’s enemies externally. That is not sovereignty. Ron Paul would allow Israel to deal with internal and external matters without obtaining permission from the United States, and far from opposing Israel, he would advocate friendship and peaceful trade with it, as he would with any other country."

Ron Paul seeks vote to end foreign aid to Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Pakistan
Posted By Josh Rogin Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 4:23 PM Share

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and his son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), have not been shy about their desire to end all U.S. foreign aid. This week, the elder member of the Paul family is seeking a full House vote on an amendment that would cut $6 billion of U.S. aid to a host of Middle East countries.