Understanding Paul's foreign policy requires a greater commitment than the surface level understanding that is acquired through mass media propagation. Most Americans are led to separate foreign and domestic policies. The two are actually more than inseparable, indeed they're fully interdependent. The economic state has not only become exacerbated by needless foreign intervention, war has been a prime catalyst in the destruction of both domestic civil liberties and as Krugman would call it 'the health of the state'. The misallocation of public funds has led to the decline of the dollar and an artificial investment in an industry that does not grow, it only destroys.
Paul went pretty far in his foreign policy suggestions, but to call him Looney Tunes only shows a lack of understanding. The country has gone so far to the left on issues of war and intervention, and it wasn't until Paul put the far right (not neoconservative) position of non-interventionism on the map, that the Chickenhawks began to suggest a reversal of course and a much needed middle-ground. On history and the effects of our foreign policy, Paul is 100% correct. You may not agree with his treatment, but the doctors DX is spot on.
Government has nothing it didn't first take from the private sector. The roads? Most likely contracted out and built by private industry from funds taken from private industry. Government is not a productive sector. It has nothing it didn't first take from a producer. The only thing government should get credit for is taking money at gun point from private individuals and businesses and using that to prop up it's good name. Don't get me wrong. I support public roads, as I see issues with fair use down the road. But to suggest that either these things wouldn't exist, or couldn't exist by the private sector, is asinine. The government only exists by what it takes from others.
The whole thing about our system of government is it was designed to protect the individual. This "greater good" concept is a socialist one, and ultimately stifles the producers. These Liberals, who are so concerned with civil liberties should understand that Liberty is not compartmentalized to what they emotionally qualify as worth protecting. Civil and economic liberty are inseparable as basic rights laid out in our Constitution. Not Fairness..... Liberty. Learn to protect that over 'the greater good'.... and the greater good will inherently be protected.
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