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President Ron Paul

• www.lewrockwell.com/Michael Scheuer

Ron Paul’s treatment by mainstream media, other Republican hopefuls, and the punditry makes me think the W.B. Yeats lines “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world” also describe the year 2012 in the United States. Indeed, Paul’s experience in the nomination campaign suggests U.S. politics lacks reasoned substance, common sense, and an understanding of what America’s Founding Fathers intended.

Open up any newspaper to see the mess America has sunk itself into around the world: for example, facing off with China over a lone, non-American dissident whose safety has no relation to U.S. security. Yet today, Paul’s call for staying out of other people’s wars unless genuine U.S. national interests are at stake is deemed radical, immoral, even anti-American. Amazing.

If elected president, Paul’s most valuable contribution to a prosperous and secure American future might well lie in his application of a noninterventionist foreign policy, following the wishes of George Washington and the other founders.

Before explaining why Paul’s foreign policy would benefit the United States, it is worth rebutting those ill-educated jackasses in politics, the media, and the academy who denigrate the founders as “dead white males.” To them, the modern world is so different from Washington’s time that nothing the founders said or wrote pertains to contemporary foreign-policymaking. Such self-serving and ahistoric attitudes allow their advocates to pursue policies negating the Constitution, piling up debt, and fueling relentless intervention abroad.

 

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Comment by Arty Choke
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This picture of Ron Paul looks great! He is now called "President Ron Paul". He won the U.S. presidency through a photo-contest. He beat Larken Rose" bustphoto because one of the voting readers complained that it was the picture of Abraham Lincoln's assassin!

Comment by Joseph Vanderville
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This guy has great imagination calling this marginal politician [the aging Congressman from Texas who thinks like a go-for-broke heppie of the present Lost Generation] "President Ron Paul" --- that is, he meant President of AOJPOA -- Association of Junkie Politicians of America ... to borrow a phrase from one of Romney's swelling number of followers.


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