Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Ron Paul

Sorry. Politics again. Tis the season...

Ron Paul recently said this, when accused of being isolationist:

It is not we non-interventionists who are isolationists. The real isolationists are those who impose sanctions and embargoes on countries and peoples across the globe because they disagree with the internal and foreign policies of their leaders. The real isolationists are those who choose to use force overseas to promote democracy, rather than seek change through diplomacy, engagement, and by setting a positive example. ...

A Paul administration would see Americans engaged overseas like never before, in business and cultural activities. But a Paul administration would never attempt to export democracy or other values at the barrel of a gun, as we have seen over and over again that this is a counterproductive approach that actually leads the United States to be resented and more isolated in the world.


He's Republican, and I'd vote for him. Too bad he doesn't have a chance in hell of winning.

4 comments:

Mom said...

You are losing me! Political discussion - yawn!

sharon said...

I'd vote for him too. What does he look like? Is he handsome?

Chuck said...

He'd also recriminalize abortion, pass a constitutional amendment against "teh gays and da marriage", opposes enforcing civil rights laws, etc. Basically, he's a libertarian when it suits his interests; otherwise he's a standard puritan.

Adolfo said...

Well said Chuck, once again amazing knowledge/research. "Otherwise he's a standard puritan" -I love the way you put it.

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