December 07, 2007

Yet More on Ron Paul.

I know my negativity about Ron Paul is annoying people, but I just cannot get around his attitude toward the war, which seems short-sighted to me. This terrorism dealiebopper is a long, tough game of chess, and I don't much like the Paul strategy (nor the general tendancy of big-L Libertarians toward isolationism).

And then there's this.

Posted by Attila Girl at December 7, 2007 12:28 PM | TrackBack

It's called non-interventionalism; you are clearly isolated from your dictionary.

Ask yourself this question: Who is going to protect you if the government goes bankrupt? It is quite possible if the dollar continues its downward trend.

Posted by: Mike at December 7, 2007 12:56 PM

It's not isolationism. Ron paul has stated numerous times that he is non interventionist...that he wants to trade and have dialoge with other nations. That's not isolationism.

Posted by: Gene at December 7, 2007 02:01 PM

A good chess player knows when to resign.

Posted by: gorak at December 7, 2007 02:21 PM

Americans won't trade with nations that have Islamist terrorists launching attacks from their soil. The only thing Americans were buying from the Taliban was heroin.

If you want to talk about the Founding Fathers dealing with a similar threat look at how Thomas Jefferson dealt with the Barbary Pirates. That would require quoting more than George Washington's Farewell Address.

And what's with the silence about Rep. Paul failing to tell SC voters he's opposed to the Iraq War? Some revolution.

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Posted by: Sean Hackbarth at December 7, 2007 05:52 PM


Posted by: Darrell at December 7, 2007 08:31 PM

Dr Paul says no attacking other countries without Congress authorizing it. That's what the US Constitution says. The other Reps want to continue borrowing $1 trillion a year from the Chinese to spend on foreign adventurism. The tab is like $26,000 per person to pay it back and climbing. Ok little miss Attila and you other neocons, put up your $26,000 each. Now!

Posted by: Dr. Ward Ciac at December 8, 2007 06:48 AM

Highly creative and talented people are getting involved in Dr. Ron Paul's campaign. Much of it is independent of his official campaign structure. The Ron Paul blimp is just one aspect. Someone thought of the idea, made the website, and people started contributing. There is a site with large numbers of sophisticated graphs about Ron Paul's campaign: Major chat sites at,,, many more. You tube videos are another aspect - many of which look almost professionally created, for example 'Ron Paul Second Fox GOP Debate - Going the Distance!':
Then there's the money bomb days, the next being, which will be December 16th, the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. Huge spontaneous rallies for Dr Paul occur about the country. Additional Ron Paul rallies are done when other candidates come to town. And the official campaign structure doesn't try to interfere with anything. That $4.3 million was raised completely independent of Dr Paul's staffers. The other candidates have nothing like this. It is because Dr Paul is genuine, not a flip flopper, who has integrity and cares about the Constitution and the American people. That is the nature of this campaign: Freedom! Independence! Liberty! RonPaul2008!

Posted by: Dr. Ward Ciac at December 8, 2007 06:55 AM

Listen to Sean, maybe we can stop the money being sent to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia? Lets not forget Turkey and UAE.

Posted by: azmat hussain at December 8, 2007 12:45 PM

I think it's interesting that no one has yet addressed the issue of the misleading mailer that Sean brought up in his original post.

Posted by: Attila Girl at December 8, 2007 02:38 PM

"Dr Paul says no attacking other countries without Congress authorizing it. That's what the US Constitution says."

Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002

H.J.Res. 114 (Public Law 107–243), it passed the House on October 10, 2002 by a vote of 296-133,[2] and the Senate on October 11 by a vote of 77-23. It was signed into law by President Bush on October 16, 2002.

Just because Ron Paul voted against it, it doesn't mean that it's not law. Unless that's Ron Paul's position. In that case, screw him.

Posted by: Darrell at December 9, 2007 07:43 AM

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