So You Like Ron Paul, Except on Foreign Policy?

Great new video from the Ron Paul campaign. It’s 13 minutes long, but if you’re at all interested in politics it’s worth your time to watch it. I nearly voted for Paul in 2008, but didn’t solely because of his foreign policy. I have since realized that I totally misunderstood what it was he actually advocates. His position has been very much misrepresented by other candidates and by those in the media. Four years ago, I never bothered to find out for myself whether what I believed about Paul’s foreign policy was true. Having now read several of his books (most notably his most recent, Liberty Defined) and done better research, I now find myself in agreement with him on many more points than I did before.

Whether you decide to support Ron Paul or not, I hope you’ll take the time to watch this video, if for no other reason than it is a great history lesson. You’ll also find out why Ron Paul enjoys far more support from those serving in our military than any other candidate!

Related to this, you may also be interested to read this recent interview with Ron Paul about his stance toward Israel, something I’ve also written about previously.

One comment on “So You Like Ron Paul, Except on Foreign Policy?

  1. jasoncohoon says:

    Great video John, thanks for posting, it was even better than I’d hoped. Ron Paul knows his stuff, heck, he was there for most of it. The truth is that America is not the righteous arm of righteousness everyone thinks it is. Our CIA especially has done a lot of dark and sneaky things all in the interests of oil, money, and other such transitory things. We cannot do these things and not expect consequences, or blowback, for our deeds, then blame our enemies for attacking us unprovoked.

    It’s like Japan in WW2. It’s said that Pearl Harbor was an unprovoked attack. In a way it was, because we had not attacked them, but to say it was unprovoked is misleading because we did “provoke” them by cutting off their vital trade routes, most importantly their oil supplies. We weren’t just minding our own business, we were trying to provoke them because we wanted in the War. We needed to be in, and we weren’t getting in unless we were attacked first. But most people want to act like Japan woke up one morning with an insatiable desire to bomb us. Not true.

    9/11 was horrible and tragic. Attacking civilians directly is no honorable way to fight. It was murder, but it was not murder for the sake of murder. It was a retaliation to our interference with their affairs. If we had not gone over there to play god with their politics, we would not have been attacked.

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