I respect your right to disagree here, but I’m not sure you understand the magnitude of our economic situation. Many economic experts are now saying our plight is irreversible, and that the day of economic reckoning is on the immediate horizon. Our nation has been recklessly subsidizing foreign governments and implementing faulty monetary policies for years. Contrary to what some people may think, we can’t continue to create money out of thin air without reaping serious negative economic consequences.
I certainly would not feel safer if it was revealed that our government sent another $5 billion and/or 5,000 troops to support a particular political group in Pakistan.
Ron Paul isn’t saying that we should close our eyes to what is occurring in other nations. He is saying that we should instead work with nations in a peaceful manner (i.e. diplomacy, trading, travel, etc.)We need to start supporting our own security by strengthening our economy, infrastructure and national defense at home.
Many Americans falsely assume that we can use military might to force other nations to be what we want——and that somehow our “goodness” can be imposed upon them forcefully without having any negative consequences from the use of this force. Meanwhile we’ve created as many enemies as we’ve overthrown. This is the ridiculous policy.
Besides the fact that the kind of subsidizing we’re talking about here amounts to socialism and I want no part of it. Strange how it’s always done in the name of democracy though. (Most Americans still falsely believe democracy is the answer to international problems. The U.S. is a republic, not a democracy. A pure democracy is 2 wolves and 1 sheep fighting over whats for dinner.)