Originally posted by gladtobehere
Ron Paul an "isolationist"? I have never once heard him mention isolationism in anyway shape or form...
Any videos, links or quotes would be much appreciated.
edit on 19-2-2011 by gladtobehere because: (no reason given)
I can do better than edited videos. I can give you some history available to be checked via your Internet connection at a site of your own choice.
There are so many sources of verification.
Ron Paul historically is an isolationist and his isolationism is compounded by his ultra-nationalism. Paul has been consistent since President Bush
sanctions against Iraq pre invasion. He criticized the involvement of the UN declaring "I happen to like it more when the president speaks about
unilaterism and national security interests". He further declared the kind of wars he didn't like were "no win wars". He criticised US wars in
Vietnam and Korea not for humanitarian reasons or even for rational reasons, but on the basis of cold logic…"the backdoor with UN-declared laws…
wars last longer and you do not have completion, like we had in Korea and Vietnam." He condemned the US involvement in the UN during the Gulf war
because it didn't allow the President Bush senior to really let the dogs loose on Iraq and complete what the US started.
Following the commencement of the invasion of Iraq Paul in front of Congress called for the actioning of his "American Sovereignty Restoration Act".
The US has not need for the UN he said, "American national security is not a matter for international consensus…"
Paul has consistently waved the threat of a world authority or world government that would vanquish the US as a nation, and yet it can be argued his
consistent urges for unilaterism suggest the US maintain an economic and military supremacy that effectively puts it in the role of world government
BTW the kind of isolated US Paul believes in appears very much to be a national-chauvinist fascist state you and others think he poses against. You
have to see through the catch phrases and slogans to the core of what he is arguing. He wants to get rid of all the restrictions on the enriching of
owners of corporations, banks, industry, and calls for increasing exploitation of ordinary working Americans. He wants income taxes to be abolished,
alone with government departments such as Education, social security, occupational safety and health, minimum wage legislation, etc
In fact Paul has been for years calling for the kind of measures right now being enacted in Wisconsin by the local governing body.
Lets not forget about Paul's racist stance. The racist card is always pulled from the pack when a diversion from economic woes is needed. He not only
blames illegal immigration for America's social woes, he wants to send them all back along with their US born children. He wants to change the
Constitution so that birthright citizenship for undocumented migrant children is erased from it.
Here's Paul from his own Newsletter following the 1992 LA riots. "Order was only restored in LA when it came time for the blacks to pick up their
welfare checks…" In that particular newsletter Paul claims the rioting was the result of pandering to a section of the community by the US
government. Paul states the reasons "…civil rights…black bureaucracies, black mayors, black curricular in schools, black tv shows, black tv
To find this and other recorded historical evidence of Paul's real stance including endorsing a repackaging of David Duke former KKK wizard as
political candidate go visit the New Republic, and the article by James Kurchick, a 2008 issue.
And for the record Paul is anti stem cell research! as well as being anti abortionist and anti-single sex parents.
Now I am no fan of the UN. I am using Paul's consistent focus on the UN to push his isolationist rhetoric. Rhetoric by Ron Paul you do appeared to
have never heard. BTW it is always worth considering the course of history as an excellent predictor of the future.