Dr. Paul's foreign Policy is Dangerous
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Dr. Paul's foreign Policy is Dangerous
I dunno' about that. I think the continued throwing away of US taxpayer monies on 'foreign aid' around the world is more dangerous than cutting it off and spending it at home. Seems to me if we dont' cut it off and spend it here on our infrastructure, then there won't be a home here for the government to have to tax anymore.
Originally posted by TDawgRex
Originally posted by Kester
reply to post by Hendrix92TheUniverse
It's natural and healthy for people to want to defend their community. It isn't natural to obey orders.
It's natural to respect and perhaps follow wise leaders who've proven their capabilities. It isn't natural to accept characters whose history and capabilities aren't known to you personally as your 'superior officers'.
This is where the problem lies. There would be no need for the drilling and training that makes an obedient military unit if the true respect was there. They drum it into you that you don't think, you don't question, you just do what your told. Otherwise you would do what is right. Following orders that ultimately come from those who profit is wrong. So wrong the strain can lead to suicide.
Ron Paul is your Commander in Chief. You have chosen him.
I take exception to your way of thinking that US Servicemembers are taught not to think, but to blindly follow orders.
During my three decades of service, I questioned everything under the sun. I always tried to question intelligibly though, not emotionally. That is the way I was taught by very wise NCOs and Officers.
Sometimes I didn’t agree with the mission, but went anyway, just to try to keep my Joes alive. I could have been relieved of my duties and the responsibility would have been given to someone possibly less competent, but the mission would have gone on anyway.
By the way, I have brought everyone home intact. Everytime, and sometimes we were quite ruthless.
But you are right. People will follow those they respect…rather than appointed.
ETA: I have taken to calling those who follow blindly as lemmings, not sheeple.
edit on 15-1-2012 by TDawgRex because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by syrinx high priest
ron thinks iran has every right to have nukes
I'd say that is dangerous
Originally posted by monkofmimir
reply to post by beezzer
Ron Paul doesn't think its ok for Iran to have nukes, he has said he is against the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
Ron Paul just thinks that letting Iran have nukes is preferable to bombing it back to the stone age.
He wants to encourage strong trade relations with countries like Iran which will have 3 advantages
1. Countries like Iran are terrified of invasion by the US, which makes them all the more eager to develop nukes and other weapons as a deterrent. A non aggressive US would give Iran and other countries less perceived need to develop such weapons.
2. Strong trade relations between two countries make in harder for them to declare war on each other.
3. The populations of countries like Iran are repeatedly encouraged in to xenophobia and distrust of foreign nations as a tool for there elite to better control the masses. A America that is less prone to war would help weaken these extremists arguments and would lead to more moderate leaders being able to assume control.
At least that is my interpretation of what he has said
Originally posted by neo96
As long as borders exist as long as resources exist as long as religion exists there will be war in 20,000 years of mankind what the hell does make people think 2012 is any different than any other period man?
Originally posted by sparrowstail
If you look at the current state of affairs, it is like the US has a giant heroin addiction and Ron Paul represents rehab or getting clean. The addict will lie, steal, manipulate, and give you a million reasons why or avoid the real issue or problem. Addicts will bankrupt themselves and everyone around them. They will manipulate and seek out those who will enable them. They will flock together with like minded addicts. They will turn violent to get what they want. They will borrow and get fronts with no concern where the owed money will come from to pay back. They won't go down without a fight. Poor Ron has his work cut out for him.