Doctor, Congressman, Jedi Master: The many roles of Ron Paul
By: Kris Dunlap
“What if someday it dawns on us that losing over 5,000 American military personnel in the Middle East since 9/11 is not a fair trade-off for the loss of nearly 3,000 American citizens, no matter how many Iraqi, Pakistani, and Afghan people are killed or displaced? What if we finally decide that torture, even if called “enhanced interrogation techniques,” is self-destructive and produces no useful information and that contracting it out to a third world nation is just as evil? What if it is finally realized that war and military pending is always destructive to the economy? What if all wartime spending is paid for through the deceitful and evil process of inflating and borrowing? What if we finally see that wartime conditions always undermine personal liberty? What if conservatives, who preach small government, wake up and realize that our interventionist foreign policy provides the greatest incentive to expand the government? What if conservatives understood once again that their only logical position is to reject military intervention and managing an empire throughout the world?”
This rabble-rousing speech are the words of The United States’ greatest revolutionary of our time. These are the words of Dr. Ron Paul, a Republican Congressman from Texas, on Febuary 12th on the floor of the House of Representatives. Preaching the doctrines of The Libertarian Party, Dr. Paul has influenced many who still remember what The U.S. Constitution is, & does.
The words & actions that Ron Paul has taken in the last few years do not remind me of Che Guevara. Nor do they remind me of Guy Fawkes, or Vladimir Lenin. Who they remind me of is Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi Master of the Star Wars saga. In this trying time in American history, don’t we need a great sage, to help us defeat The Empire.
“If we can't or won't define the enemy, the cost to fight such a war will be endless. How many...