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    Default Ron Paul needs to Wake up!--Stop Dreaming!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ptU2GzwOMs

    Nice video. Perhaps this dude can save the Republic in a long shot


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    Default Re: Ron Paul needs to Wake up!--Stop Dreaming!

    I should note that we have a sticky thread available for videos presented with little or no commentary.

    Starting a new thread that includes a video link to support a news item or commentary is fine, otherwise, please add to the above sticky in future.

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    Default Re: Ron Paul needs to Wake up!--Stop Dreaming!

    Sounds like a guy I'd consider voting for.

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    Some of his libertarian views are particularly appealing to me. I’m hoping he has a Perrot effect and some of them get absorbed into the 2 big parties.
    There are few things more annoying than some idiot who has never done anything trying to say definitively how something should be done.

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    I rather like Ron Paul. Unfortunately, he's a committed isolationist.
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    I have a problem with a man that can accept, even approve, of the murder of 3000 of his fellow citizens. Don't have much use for people of this ilk.

    Regardless of whether you approve of our foreign policy, 9/11 is not justifiable. Two wrongs do not make a right.

    What's more, how well would such a man protect America? Every two-bit terrorist with an axe to grind would descend on us and launch a terror campaign. His answer? Well, we deserve it. The anger will pass, after a while...
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    I agree with 90% of what he has to say.

    His answer? Well, we deserve it. The anger will pass, after a while...
    I get really tired of people accussing him of saying that. He said if we were not over there getting involved in their buissness we wouildnt be in this mess. I dont see how anyone can deny this.

    I also never saw him say we deserved it. Thats whats called spin .
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    Well as a swede, I like this guy.
    His ideas sounds good enough for me. And his actions are consistant with his views and that's a very good thing.
    However, he won't win.
    People with that kinda radical idea don't seem to stand a chance in USA.
    Fear of change maybe ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Corleone
    I have a problem with a man that can accept, even approve, of the murder of 3000 of his fellow citizens. Don't have much use for people of this ilk.

    Regardless of whether you approve of our foreign policy, 9/11 is not justifiable.
    I was not aware that RP had ever said anything of the sort. Linky, please.
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    I was not aware that RP had ever said anything of the sort. Linky, please.
    My point exactly. I thought Rudy was wrong in the way he critiized him and you all know Im a neo-con warmonger

    Its rare I and the Lemur agree on such matters. Whats the world coming to?
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_paul
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    In a May 15, 2007, GOP debate in South Carolina, Paul commented that America's history of interventionism in the Middle East has led to an unpopular view of the U.S. in Middle Eastern countries. Agreeing with what has previously been asserted by the 9/11 Commission Report and the Central Intelligence Agency's specialists on al Qaeda, Paul stated that the CIA removal of an elected Iranian leader (the CIA's encouragement of a military coup in 1953 against the democratically elected leader of Iran Mohammed Mosaddeq in Operation Ajax) and the bombing of Iraq in the 1990s, culminating in the ongoing Iraq war, has led to increasing anti-American sentiment in the Middle East. Then he said:

    They attack us because we've been over there. We've been bombing Iraq for 10 years. We've been in the Middle East [for years]. I think [Ronald] Reagan was right. We don't understand the irrationality of Middle Eastern politics. Right now, we're building an embassy in Iraq that is bigger than the Vatican. We're building 14 permanent bases. What would we say here if China was doing this in our country or in the Gulf of Mexico? We would be objecting.

    After Paul had completed his answer, Rudy Giuliani interrupted the moderator and interjected that he thought Paul was implying that America had invited the September 11, 2001, attacks; he said:

    That's really an extraordinary statement. That's an extraordinary statement, as someone who lived through the attack of September 11, that we invited the attack because we were attacking Iraq. I don't think I've heard that before, and I've heard some pretty absurd explanations for September 11.

    Paul defended his previous statement, which did not mention 9/11 specifically, but did say "they attack us" and further explained:

    I believe the CIA is correct when it warns us about blowback. We overthrew the Iranian government in 1953 and their taking the hostages was the reaction. This dynamic persists and we ignore it at our risk. They’re not attacking us because we’re rich and free, they’re attacking us because we’re over there.
    I don't believe he said we deserved it, just that we should have expected it, after all the meddling.
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    Heaven forbid a man dare speak the truth. I think he was courageous for saying that. Now if people only paid attention to what he really said rather than Rudy and the press's spin on it.

    Im afraid when it comes right down to it my libertarian roots are still solid :)

    The man makes more sense than all the others put together. Unfortunatly no ones listening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TB666
    Well as a swede, I like this guy.
    His ideas sounds good enough for me. And his actions are consistant with his views and that's a very good thing.
    However, he won't win.
    People with that kinda radical idea don't seem to stand a chance in USA.
    Fear of change maybe ??
    You know he'd basically get rid of welfare (if he could), cut gov't services and the like to the marrow of the bone? I'd love it, but I thought you Swedes enjoyed the welfare state.

    I agree with him on most topics - but not some of the most important topics. I'd love if he could move the national debate, but I don't want to see him as Commander in Chief.

    One of the biggest problems with Libertarians is their foreign policy ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain of Orkeny
    Heaven forbid a man dare speak the truth. I think he was courageous for saying that. Now if people only paid attention to what he really said rather than Rudy and the press's spin on it.

    Im afraid when it comes right down to it my libertarian roots are still solid :)

    The man makes more sense than all the others put together. Unfortunatly no ones listening.
    Wow, Gawain, I'm amazed to hear this coming from you of all people. I seem to remember a debate you and I got into with a bunch of people whereby you and I argued that at the end of the day, Islamic fundamentalists, such as Al-Queda, Hizbollah, the Islamic Brotherhood etcetera were really fighting a war of conquest, and they were seeking to 1) reestablish the Caliphate and 2) fulfill the goal of the original Caliphate of one world Caliphate, with Sh'aria law universal.

    I'm surprised by your dramatic shift of opinion to the idea that in fact we're responsible for their actions by having a non-isolationist foreign policy. When exactly did you have this change of heart?
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    One of the biggest problems with Libertarians is their foreign policy ideas.
    Yeah minding our own business is a bad idea

    As Ive its too late now the cats out of the bag as they say. Thats our real problem How do we fix the mess weve gotten ourselves into. Ut oh Im blaming us
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    Whats wrong with isolationalism? America was FOUNDED on it. Ron Paul wants to bring our troops home to protect OUR country, not meddle in the lives of people around the world. There is no excuse today for American military bases around the world, except to maintain the empire.


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    We are minding our business when defending ourselves, though.

    I don't see isolation as good for America. Taking care which conflicts we get involved in is different, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaknafien
    Whats wrong with isolationalism? America was FOUNDED on it. Ron Paul wants to bring our troops home to protect OUR country, not meddle in the lives of people around the world. There is no excuse today for American military bases around the world, except to maintain the empire.
    Yeah, cause that approach worked so well for us in 1940.
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    "American foreign policy should seek an America at peace with the world and the defense -- against attack from abroad -- of the lives, liberty, and property of the American people on American soil. Provision of such defense must respect the individual rights of people everywhere.

    The principle of non-intervention should guide relationships between governments. The United States government should return to the historic libertarian tradition of avoiding entangling alliances, abstaining totally from foreign quarrels and imperialist adventures, and recognizing the right to unrestricted trade, travel, and immigration."

    Source: http://www.lp.org/issues/platform_all.shtml#iv

    Whats wrong with this premise as a basis for foreign policy?
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    Wow, Gawain, I'm amazed to hear this coming from you of all people. I seem to remember a debate you and I got into with a bunch of people whereby you and I argued that at the end of the day, Islamic fundamentalists, such as Al-Queda, Hizbollah, the Islamic Brotherhood etcetera were really fighting a war of conquest, and they were seeking to 1) reestablish the Caliphate and 2) fulfill the goal of the original Caliphate of one world Caliphate, with Sh'aria law universal.
    I still feel that way. All he did was show how these people came to power.

    I'm surprised by your dramatic shift of opinion to the idea that in fact we're responsible for their actions by having a non-isolationist foreign policy. When exactly did you have this change of heart?
    I havent shifted opinion. I said its too late now. It would be nice if we could go back in time but we cant. Look were not perfect. Ill admit weve made some pretty bad mistakes and made bigger ones trying to fix them. Such is the way of the world.

    We are minding our business when defending ourselves, though.
    No we are not. But who was attacking us in the 50s?

    eah, cause that approach worked so well for us in 1940.
    Until FDR drug us into ww2. How many years did it take him?
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    Nothing, if you don't mind watching a Rwanda or a Dachau happen every 5 or 10 years.

    Let's look at a few of the events of the past 50 years and how they would have played out in a Libertarian foreign policy:

    -The entire Korean peninsula and Japan are territories of Communist China.
    -The Serbs would have exterminated all Croatians and Muslims.
    -The Cubans would be a nuclearly armed state with short and medium range missiles targeted at each of our cities (odds are good they would have used them, thus giving a libertarian the cause to respond, with whatever he had left).
    -All of Latin America would be under Marxist regimes.
    -The Soviet Union would be alive and well. We would be distantly behind them in the arms race.
    -The entire world's oil supply would be in the hands of the afore mentioned Soviet Union. So would the European continent.

    Yes, we do bad things overseas sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain of Orkeny

    Until FDR drug us into ww2. How many years did it take him?
    There once was a man named Wilson, who drug us into too WWI, place the blame at his feet. FDR might have wanted to go, but his hand was forced by mr hirihito in japan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Corleone
    Nothing, if you don't mind watching a Rwanda or a Dachau happen every 5 or 10 years.
    Clever don, but we watched them happen anyway didnt we? Certainly we didnt invade germany because of Dachau, no wait they declared on us....
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    by the way, that global caliphate stuff is nonsense. bin laden himself has never espoused such an idea, and has made known his primary gripe with western policy is the meddling in the holy land. (Arabia).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazed Rabbit
    You know he'd basically get rid of welfare (if he could), cut gov't services and the like to the marrow of the bone? I'd love it, but I thought you Swedes enjoyed the welfare state.
    We do and I love the welfare state however the american culture seems to be more different hence welfare doesn't seem to work for you guys.

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    Ron Paul press conference on Rudy Guiliani and foreign policy yesterday:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAt6Pf7jZjA


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain of Orkeny

    I havent shifted opinion. I said its too late now. It would be nice if we could go back in time but we cant. Look were not perfect. Ill admit weve made some pretty bad mistakes and made bigger ones trying to fix them. Such is the way of the world?
    Sorry, old friend, you cannot have it both ways. Either the US is responsible for the terrorism directed against it around the globe due to errors in its foregin policy (a claim you made above) or this terrorism is the vanguard action of a people too impotent to do anything more yet dreams of our destruction and a world with them in charge (a position I've seen you take before, and one which I continue to endorese). They're mutually exclusive, you cannot argue 'both'.

    Until FDR drug us into ww2. How many years did it take him?
    Do you really think we would have been able to take on Japan and Nazi Germany after they had gotten done with everyone else? Would you really have sat back and watched them take over the entire globe without raising a finger until they actually got around to us? FDR didn't drag us into WW2, we were already in it. He just got us to get our head out of our and start fighting back, and it took us far too long at that.
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    but his hand was forced by mr hirihito in japan.
    You do know we goaded Japan into war dont you?

    -The entire Korean peninsula and Japan are territories of Communist China.
    You dont know that. Besides Korea was a UN action

    The Serbs would have exterminated all Croatians and Muslims.
    None of our business. What has this to do with our national security?

    -The Cubans would be a nuclearly armed state with short and medium range missiles targeted at each of our cities (odds are good they would have used them, thus giving a libertarian the cause to respond, with whatever he had left).
    Why did the Soviets send missiles to Cuba?


    All of Latin America would be under Marxist regimes.
    You dont know that either.

    The Soviet Union would be alive and well. We would be distantly behind them in the arms race.
    Same as above. Why would we be behind in the arms race?

    -The entire world's oil supply would be in the hands of the afore mentioned Soviet Union. So would the European continent.

    Another possiblity but not a fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain of Orkeny
    You do know we goaded Japan into war dont you?
    Really Gwain? So those sanctions and limited trading years after Japan became involved in China/Korea in 33 was our goading?

    I'm up for a conspiracy discussion Gwain, heck we have Zak and Don involved in the thread so we have all the making of a dandy
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    Hey, I resemble that remark.

    My conspiracy theories are just like anybody else's. The only difference is I know how laughably crazy they are.
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