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Imagine



Ron Paul Speech - Ron Paul
Imagine -
By Congressman Ron Paul
March 9, 2009

Imagine
for a moment that somewhere in the middle of Texas there was a large
foreign military base, say Chinese or Russian. Imagine that thousands
of armed foreign troops were constantly patrolling American streets in
military vehicles. Imagine they were here under the auspices of
“keeping us safe” or “promoting democracy” or “protecting their
strategic interests.”

Imagine that they operated outside of US
law, and that the Constitution did not apply to them. Imagine that
every now and then they made mistakes or acted on bad information and
accidentally killed or terrorized innocent Americans, including women
and children, most of the time with little to no repercussions or
consequences. Imagine that they set up check points on our soil and
routinely searched and ransacked entire neighborhoods of homes. Imagine
if Americans were fearful of these foreign troops, and overwhelmingly
thought America would be better off without their presence.

Imagine
if some Americans were so angry about them being in Texas that they
actually joined together to fight them off, in defense of our soil and
sovereignty, because leadership in government refused or were unable to
do so. Imagine that those Americans were labeled terrorists or
insurgents for their defensive actions, and routinely killed, or
captured and tortured by the foreign troops on our land. Imagine that
the occupiers’ attitude was that if they just killed enough Americans,
the resistance would stop, but instead, for every American killed, ten
more would take up arms against them, resulting in perpetual bloodshed.
Imagine if most of the citizens of the foreign land also wanted these
troops to return home. Imagine if they elected a leader who promised to
bring them home and put an end to this horror.

Imagine if that leader changed his mind once he took office.

The
reality is that our military presence on foreign soil is as offensive
to the people that live there as armed Chinese troops would be if they
were stationed in Texas. We would not stand for it here, but we have
had a globe straddling empire and a very intrusive foreign policy for
decades that incites a lot of hatred and resentment towards us.

According
to our own CIA, our meddling in the Middle East was the prime
motivation for the horrific attacks on 9/11. But instead of
re-evaluating our foreign policy, we have simply escalated it. We had a
right to go after those responsible for 9/11, to be sure, but why do so
many Americans feel as if we have a right to a military presence in
some 160 countries when we wouldn’t stand for even one foreign base on
our soil, for any reason? These are not embassies, mind you, these are
military installations. The new administration is not materially
changing anything about this. Shuffling troops around and playing with
semantics does not accomplish the goals of the American people, who
simply want our men and women to come home. 50,000 troops left behind
in Iraq is not conducive to peace any more than 50,000 Russian soldiers
would be in the United States.

Shutting down military bases
and ceasing to deal with other nations with threats and violence is not
isolationism. It is the opposite. Opening ourselves up to friendship,
honest trade and diplomacy is the foreign policy of peace and
prosperity. It is the only foreign policy that will not bankrupt us in
short order, as our current actions most definitely will. I share the
disappointment of the American people in the foreign policy rhetoric
coming from the administration. The sad thing is, our foreign policy
WILL change eventually, as Rome’s did, when all budgetary and monetary
tricks to fund it are exhausted.

Discussion Forum

Nation in danger

Started by Realizer. Last reply by Tonya Wynn Jun 1, 2011. 5 Replies

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Comment by Christi C. on September 13, 2012 at 10:01pm

Is anybody going to do a write in for Ron to still have your voice be heard?

Comment by Donny on January 2, 2012 at 9:29pm
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Comment by Donny on December 28, 2011 at 7:29pm

Hey all you RP supporters! The good doctor seems to be doinr well in the new year. Freedom!

Comment by Zachary Cody Sneddon on September 17, 2011 at 11:13pm
On this day in 1787, the members of the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution of the United States of America.  Having sworn an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, I feel it is my duty to support the candidate who best does the same.  Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign is holding a Constitution Day Money Bomb, which has raised over three quarters of a million dollars today alone.  I, for one, would like to see it break a million.  Constitution Day Money Bomb | Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign C...
Comment by Susanne Elmer on April 28, 2011 at 7:18am

My brother got me excited about Ron Paul during the last election.  I can't wait to see how this next one unfolds.

Comment by Michael Hutchinson on April 27, 2011 at 4:06pm
Ron Paul is getting a committee together to see if he should run or not. I'm excited.
Comment by Greg B. on June 23, 2009 at 7:02pm
I'm still for Ron Paul, even if the presidential race is over. Audit the Fed! Let some sunshine into it! I can't wait to hear more about his son, Rand either.
Comment by Razrback11 on March 11, 2009 at 8:57pm
Realizer, you still have Ron Paul. He is as active right now as he has ever been. He is on one of the major news networks nearly everyday and he is having a regional conference coming up in St. Louis. If you haven't already, I suggest everyone go to CampaignforLiberty.com and sign up to assist the good doctor. Its also looking like his son might run for Senate in Ky in 2010.
Comment by Parallax on March 11, 2009 at 2:39pm
Brian, I feel ya man. I have been neglecting my group as well. Thinking about politics, getting sick of being political cause no one seems to get that republicans and democrats are two sides of the same coin. *sigh*

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