What If?  

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What If?

That's a great question to ask America and its constituents...

What would the world be like if we didn't have military bases across the world policing it's countries?

What if we didn't have a base in Germany or South Korea or so many others?

What if we weren't in Iraq?

What about Afghanistan or Pakistan?

What if we remembered why our founders wanted a more non interventionist foreign policy?

What if we stopped wars relying on special interests?

What if we stopped the partisan bickering and worked together?

What if?

But before we can get to what if we must all stand together and ask our leaders:

Why?



Now I agree with this almost entirely, but not quite 100%. I think we do need to pull back heavily on our interventionist policies, be more defensive than offensive, and need more worldly cooperation to act as outward as we do. But I also think that the War on Terror is justified to the extent in that we do not let terrorists keep taking shots at us for free. Iraq did not fly planes into the World Trade Centers; it was not an intelligent move and indefinitely a wrongful choice from the beginning. We should have focused all our resources to Afghanistan and Pakistan. This could cause us lots more problems, and this should have been the "long haul" decision we made from the very beginning. At this point I'm not sure we have the real resources, morale, or support to pull it off any time soon. Right now we all need to turn to Washington and keep asking our leaders...

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4 comments

Nice post. I like your blog. Unique layout that is easy on the eyes.

March 5, 2009 at 6:23 PM

This was a great piece by Congressman Paul, great use of anaphora

March 5, 2009 at 7:14 PM

Nathan,

Not much here to disagree with. I just don't understand why Paul is a Republican. His own party outside of his state district doesn't support his views on foreign policy, he speaks truth to my ears. I don't even need the what ifs. I think we are meddlers too, and we do need to mind our own business and stop the charade of using nation security as a reason to be butting in all over the world.

March 5, 2009 at 10:14 PM

Well he did try to run as a Libertarian once, but he quickly figured out that our system is a victim of Dervergers Law and we will always be a bipartisan system. And so to be actively engaged in major politics you have to choose one of the winning two parties. He happens to be Pro Life personally though he proposes states right to enact law here which is why I think he chose the Republican end.

March 6, 2009 at 7:36 AM

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