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    Ron Paul to launch foreign policy institute

    This could get interesting.This part of his platform i agree with.Thoughts??

    "The former Texas lawmaker, GOP presidential candidate and libertarian hero is launching the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, aimed at advancing a non-interventionist foreign policy and civil liberties."

    this part as well.

    "The neo-conservative era is dead," reads the media advisory announcing the project on Paul's Facebook page. "The ill-advised policies pushed by the neo-cons have everywhere led to chaos and destruction, and to a hatred of the United States "

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    Re: Ron Paul to launch foreign policy institute

    I guess it's back to the hippy ranch for old Ron.

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    Re: Ron Paul to launch foreign policy institute

    Ron Paul should provide a definition for what a "Neoconservative" is.

    Neoconservatives were a small group of Jewish presidential advisors that believed the best way to protect their primary interest of Israel was to get the US involved in the Middle East, even if they did so by false flag operations. Liberal globalist George Bush was the perfect stooge for them.

    There is no such thing as a Neoconservative movement or trend and the term has absolutely nothing to do with traditional American Conservatives. It is limited entirely to Israel focused Jews, who attempted to appear mainstream by attaching the word Conservative to their Israel protectionism.
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    Re: Ron Paul to launch foreign policy institute

    If I was president, I'd declare Ron a terrorist and ship 'm off ta Gitmo just for ****s and giggles.

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    Re: Ron Paul to launch foreign policy institute

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Ron Paul should provide a definition for what a "Neoconservative" is.

    Neoconservatives were a small group of Jewish presidential advisors that believed the best way to protect their primary interest of Israel was to get the US involved in the Middle East, even if they did so by false flag operations. Liberal globalist George Bush was the perfect stooge for them.

    There is no such thing as a Neoconservative movement or trend and the term has absolutely nothing to do with traditional American Conservatives. It is limited entirely to Israel focused Jews, who attempted to appear mainstream by attaching the word Conservative to their Israel protectionism.
    You could take a peek at who lied us into Iraq and get a pretty good idea
    what a "Neoconservative" is
    .Dr. Paul was one of the few who voted against the war in Iraq.

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    Re: Ron Paul to launch foreign policy institute

    It will be great to hear the ideas of the institute

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    Re: Ron Paul to launch foreign policy institute

    Quote Originally Posted by Donc View Post
    You could take a peek at who lied us into Iraq and get a pretty good idea.Dr. Paul was one of the few who voted against the war in Iraq.
    Neoconservatism to me is a callous bunch of rich folks pushing a brave bunch of poor folks into Wars.

    William Kristol is one such elitist neo-conservative who likes to moan about the lack of wars the normal public are willing to stomach.

    'The GOP of Old' | The Weekly Standard

    As Ron Paul puts it:
    "For Kristol and his allies there is never enough war. According to a new study by Brown University, the US invasion of Iraq cost some 190,000 lives, most of them non-combatants. It has cost more than $1.7 trillion, and when all is said and done including interest the cost may well be $6 trillion. Some $212 billion was spent on Iraqi reconstruction with nothing to show for it. Total deaths from US war on Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan have been at least 329, 000. None of this is enough for Kristol.

    The neo-con ideology promotes endless war, but neo-cons fight their battles with the blood of others. From the comfortable, subsidized offices of magazines like the Weekly Standard, the neo-conservatives urge the United States to engage in endless war – to be fought by the victims of the “poverty draft” from states where there are few jobs. Ironically, these young people cannot find more productive work because the Federal Reserve’s endless money printing to keep the war machine turning has destroyed our economy. The six trillion dollars that will be spent on the Iraq war are merely pieces of printed paper that further erode the dollar’s purchasing power now and well into the future. It is the inflation tax, which is the most regressive and cruel of all.

    Yes, Americans are war weary, concedes Kristol. But he does not blame the average American. The real problem is that the president has dropped the ball on terrifying Americans with the lies and imaginary threats that led to the invasion of Iraq. Writes Kristol: “One can’t, for example, be surprised at the ebbing support of the American public for the war in Afghanistan years after the president stopped trying to mobilize their support, stopped heralding the successes of the troops he’d sent there, and stopped explaining the importance of their mission.”

    http://www.albanytribune.com/2703201...r-future-oped/
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    Re: Ron Paul to launch foreign policy institute

    Quote Originally Posted by Joechilli View Post
    The neo-con ideology promotes endless war, but neo-cons fight their battles with the blood of others. From the comfortable, subsidized offices of magazines like the Weekly Standard, the neo-conservatives urge the United States to engage in endless war – to be fought by the victims of the “poverty draft” from states where there are few jobs. Ironically, these young people cannot find more productive work because the Federal Reserve’s endless money printing to keep the war machine turning has destroyed our economy. The six trillion dollars that will be spent on the Iraq war are merely pieces of printed paper that further erode the dollar’s purchasing power now and well into the future. It is the inflation tax, which is the most regressive and cruel of all.
    wasn't there some research a few years back that indicated the exact opposite from what you are claiming above?

    Based on an understanding of the limitations of any objective definition of quality, this report compares military volunteers to the civilian population on four demographic characteristics: household income, education level, racial and ethnic background, and regional origin. This report finds that:
    U.S. military service disproportionately attracts enlisted personnel and officerswho do not come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Previous Heritage Foundation research demonstrated that the quality of enlisted troops has increased since the start of the Iraq war. This report demonstrates that the same is true of the officer corps.
    Members of the all-volunteer military are significantly more likely to come from high-income neighborhoods than from low-income neighborhoods. Only 11 percent of enlisted recruits in 2007 came from the poorest one-fifth (quintile) of neighborhoods, while 25 percent came from the wealthiest quintile. These trends are even more pronounced in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program, in which 40 percent of enrollees come from the wealthiest neighborhoods-a number that has increased substantially over the past four years.
    American soldiers are more educated than their peers. A little more than 1 percent of enlisted personnel lack a high school degree, compared to 21 percent of men 18-24 years old, and 95 percent of officer accessions have at least a bachelor's degree.
    Contrary to conventional wisdom, minorities are not overrepresented in military service. Enlisted troops are somewhat more likely to be white or black than their non-military peers. Whites are proportionately represented in the officer corps, and blacks are overrepresented, but their rate of overrepresentation has declined each year from 2004 to 2007. New recruits are also disproportionately likely to come from the South, which is in line with the history of Southern military tradition.
    Military Recruiting Standards | Demographics of Military Personnel

    far from perfect, but still surprising.

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    Re: Ron Paul to launch foreign policy institute

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Ron Paul should provide a definition for what a "Neoconservative" is.

    Neoconservatives were a small group of Jewish presidential advisors that believed the best way to protect their primary interest of Israel was to get the US involved in the Middle East, even if they did so by false flag operations. Liberal globalist George Bush was the perfect stooge for them.

    There is no such thing as a Neoconservative movement or trend and the term has absolutely nothing to do with traditional American Conservatives. It is limited entirely to Israel focused Jews, who attempted to appear mainstream by attaching the word Conservative to their Israel protectionism.
    That is not what neoconservative was or is.

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    Re: Ron Paul to launch foreign policy institute

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    That is not what neoconservative was or is.
    That's exactly what they were. If you have a different view, post it now.

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