Is Ron Paul selling out the American people and turns out to be just another politician? Discuss.
Is Ron Paul Going Soft on Big Government? « International Liberty
LOL. In his press conference he said "That's a start." He's gotta win over this party first, most of whom are themselves Big Government supporters.
And if Ron's plan is soft on Big Government, then join me in calling the rest of the candidates active supporters of Big Government.
If Ron Paul can just realize how important our military is, I might be able to vote for him. Walk softly and carry a great big stick in today's world will keep us free, like it or not. Abandoning military bases around the world sounds great, just close them down and bring everyone home.
But having these bases keeps the peace in parts of the world that are just waiting to erupt. Bases in Germany are jump off points to keeping the sleeping giant of Russia in it's place, as well as a stepping stone to that pillar of peace, the middle east (purple a given).
Same with bases in the Pacific. Guam helps keep south east Asia as well as China on notice that we mean business.
Sorry, too many times the world has relied (rightly or wrongly) on the USA to keep the peace. Paul's ideas could very be the match that lights the fuse to the true tin foil hat stuff.
Unfortunately, we lack the manpower and money to actually police the globe. Other nations have lined their pockets and built up their militaries while relying on us for protection instead of actually being partners with us (see Israel, the U.N., NATO) which is a net negative for us as a nation. Our military is to protect the U.S., that's it. It's also for our allies, too, but let me know when we get one of those.
Being able to project power is important: a few crucial foreign bases with a few other backups to form a solid backbone for support is fine so long as it is organized purely to serve our best interests. But we are not capable or responsible for preventing war across the globe.
Interesting how so many gov't affiliated members of INGO (lawyers, cops, politicians, chickenhawks) like/want to bash Ron Paul. Is there a job security/boot stomper issue here?
Speaking of keeping us free, which branch of the military were you in?