I live in Europe, and I have been watching Ron Paul with a lot of interest. Unlike most people, I am not focusing on the glaringly obvious (which is:
personal liberty and freedom of choice is a very precious thing, never to be taken for granted) but my interest is in how others view the current
developments. How will Ron Paul affect the balance of power around the world?
Throughout the cold war, Europe was a vulnerable piggy in the middle while America stood up against Russia, with America shielding Europe under a
nuclear umbrella. No harm could come to us while a strong and confident America remained in the saddle, nor could a united Europe rise to a position
of power like it did so many times throughout its bloody history. America was the big power who kept everything in check, resulting in the longest
period of peace the continent has ever known. That’s what policemen do: they can keep the peace.
But this once confident and strong American policeman has become corrupt and aggressive. America does not provide stability in the world any more, and
has become unstable itself, with major economic woes and unprecedented racial tensions. The nation’s health is at an all-time low with diabetes,
heart disease and cancer rates exploding. Add to these mental health issues, nationwide breakdown of family units and crime, and the outsider finds
that America is not the shining example it once was, but has become a disruptive force on the world’s scene rather than a stabilising factor.
Ron Paul seems determined to turn the tide and give America its strength and pride back by going back to basics and teach Americans what government
should be about in his view. He wants to withdraw American troops from trouble spots in the world where he feels the Americans have no business
I would like to know your opinion. Will the world become more or less stable if Ron Paul wins the elections? Will the cauldron of the Middle East turn
from a boiling point to just a containable simmer if Ron Paul removes the American oil from the ever present fire of religious hatred? Will Europe
throw off the last of its Anglo-Saxon restraints and morph into a different power bloc than the infighting, crumbling and teetering collusion we have
seen in recent history?
Apart from moving the troops home, in what way will Ron Paul influence the way nations do business? So many global disasters are facing us all, from
health issues to economic woes and religious persecutions the world over, demanding a global solution. What will Ron Paul’s mark be on the world’s
scene, or will he just stay at home and tidy up America’s internal messes? Will he tell the world: “you’re on your own now, America doesn’t
have time for you anymore”…
Opinions please! What are your thoughts on the way Ron Paul will place his mark in the world if he becomes president?
To help you along, I found a thread on Ron Paul’s foreign policy here
, but it
focuses on why his policies would be good for America. Plus, the thread never really came into its own – it’s a rather short one unfortunately.
And another thread dips into the subject again from an inward looking point of view:
. Again a short thread, with a few distractions about his chances versus Obama.
But some excellent sources.
Finally, a thread with an excellent video here
But I, as a European, would like to know: what will Ron Paul’s influence be on the world?