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9.10.2008

Political Hot Topic #2: America First

As I mentioned, I've started Ron Paul's book, Revolution. In the second chapter he argues against "nation building" and military intervention to impose our governmental philosophy on foreign countries. After Bush had to abandon the WMD justification for invading Iraq, he's fallen back on "establish a free democracy" as the reason we're spending billions of dollars and losing thousands of lives. But check out these quotes by W during the 2000 presidential debates: "I think what we need to do is convince people who live in the lands they live in to build the nations. Maybe I'm missing something here. I mean, we're going to have kind of a nation building core from America? Absolutely not. Our military is meant to fight and win war. That's what it's meant to do. And when it gets overextended, morale drops . . . . "I'm not so sure the role of the United States is to go around the world and say this is the way it's got to be. We can help. And maybe it's just our difference in government, the way we view government. I want to empower the people. I want to help people help themselves, not have government tell people what to do. I just don't think it's the role of the United States to walk into a country and say, we do it this way, so should you." Source.

7 comments:

senor scarcasm said...

Let's elect W again! He's a man of his word.

Anonymous said...

There are many books written by many great people that I may read before I have to read something written by Ron Paul. Nation building could mean that we are giving a population the opportunity to find another economic and political system as opposed to tyranny. Ron Paul has gotten much more attention that is deserved.

Anonymous said...

It's the World Order my friends. Read, read, read. It's referred to as the Tri-lateral Commission that both Bushs are members of, hold on Liberals, not so fast, that Jimmy Carter is a member of, Billy Clinton is a member of and other notable Politicians, Republicans, Democrats, past and present. We're getting sidetracked from Washington about small issues that don't matter while the main stage is being set behind all the fluff and drama. Let's take Elliot Spitzer for example, go read why he was forced to resign. It wasn't about a sex scandal, hell politicians in Washington and else where are getting laid all the time. Elliot Spitzer wrote an article he shouldn't have written, that was probably 95% true, and it came back to bite him. Whomever is elected POTUS will be the one who's been assigned to the Office by the powers that be. The powers that be made sure Bush got in office because they knew Al Gore was a fricking nut-job, so far out there he couldn't be reeled in.

Buckwheat said...

"I didn't post a comment the other day because someone cut and pasted a book. Hey, create a link next time."

Let's practice what we preach, Borey.

Anonymous said...

buckwheat you sho remind me of a colored boy i use to know named leroy. are you leroy..??

Anonymous said...

9am and you know all this how ?

RPM said...

How dare you go and use Dubya's own words against him. Why do you hate the troops?

Seriously, we have become a nation of lemmings driven by soundbites and fear.