By supporting Ron Paul, we move away from 3rd party politics. We are now in the realm of major party politics.
That’s not our home field; it forces us to mollify our “compromise is a last resort” mentality—so vital to 3rd party politics.
As far as party affiliation goes, Dr. Paul is a Republican, not a Libertarian.
georgewbush is also a Republican.
There’s something creepyingly unsanitary inherent to major party politics.
But medical doctors, presumably, know how to work in rubber gloves. (more…)
In this endorsement of Ron Paul’s foreign policy, Lew Rockwell quotes extensively and effectively from the post-WWII foreign and domestic policies advocated by Senator Robert Taft of Ohio.
Using quotes from Taft’s 1951 book, “A Foreign Policy For Americans”, Rockwell explains how personal liberty, in real, practical terms, is the foundation of prosperity and peace:
Ron Paul: Mr. Republican
by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.
This article is an essential read for anyone interested in promoting the RON PAUL REVOLUTION!
THE RON PAUL REVOLUTION goes beyond the current candidacy of congressman Paul for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.
What really frightens the establishment about Paul is the implicit message; that the domestic welfare state is the harmonious and necessary corrollary to the militaristic foreign policy currently presued.
That socialism and imperialism go hand in hand.
Just as personal liberty and Paul’s credo of non-interventionism go hand-in-hand.
It is fundamentally inconsistent to advocate domestic welfare state policies and oppose off-shore interventionism.
This is what frightens the Democrats and their supporters, while they sympathize with Paul’s compelling message of peace.
After all, if the federal government is so good at running the lives of Americans, how can we claim it cannot do the same for Iraqis?
Or Iranians, for that matter.
Thusly, Paul strikes fear in the hearts of statists of both the left and the right.
The purpose of the elites of both the Democratic and Republican partys is to strike a working compromise of allocation of resources between the domestic socialism emphasized by the Democrats and the militaristic imperialism of the current Republican elite.
This is why IMPEACHMENT IS OFF THE TABLE.
And this why the Republicans “compromise” on such issues as mimimum wage, “universal” health “care” and “education”. Matters which true conservatives like Paul see as outside the scope of the proper function of the federal government. Matters which by their fundamental nature, are not subject to compromise.
As we say at the smallgov blog, COMPROMISE IS A LAST RESORT.
And it is why the Democrats and their supporters cannot uphold a geniune anti-war position.