This election season perhaps more than any other, has had some of us listening to Ron Paul a bit closer, and saying, ‘I agree with him on many things but can’t handle his foreign policy views.’ True, we are sick-to-sadness of sending our Military off to defend the West against Islam but it is untenable to think that a U.S. president would not do so, if needed. And we think Congressman Ron Paul would not do so. Then there is Paul’s legislation to end all aid to Israel.
Paul didn’t hint. He tried to make it law. So what kind of Conservative would advocate for leaving America’s strongest ally and the only Democracy in the Middle East to survive by themselves while sharing borders with anti-Semitic Islamists (redundant, I know). This is a conversation we should be having, and Donald Douglas at American Power Blog has started it.
Ron Paul is not the subject of Donald’s post but Libertarianism is, and it’s commonalities, or not, with Democrats and Republicans. There are numerous good quotes in the article, but I will refrain from using them here, because I hope you will read it for yourself, and as you read, remember these words from George Washington:
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
I hope you will scoot on over to American Power and then share the Professor’s views with others, because if what I see around the InterTubes is real, we have a lot of new Libertarians cropping up. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, but I am saying The Donald at American Power put his finger on possibilities that may have been missed by those us not that familiar with Libertarianism.