Ron Paul's Foreign Policy would not be foreign to George Washington or Thomas Jefferson or John Adams, putting myself in such august company may seem a bit above my station, but I agree with them. Free trade and friendship with all nations who would be friends, and entangling alliances with none. Do not go around the world seeking dragons to destroy. The reason is obvious, it costs money and lives.
Those who love life, love freedom and those who love freedom cherish life. Your life is your own, as is your property, or lack of it. You get a lifetime to get it right, that's all, no more, no going back. That is a precious thing, especially today with the knowledge of the world at your finger tips. The ability to really satisfy the intellect of anyone is available almost everywhere. Think of the future possibilities for mankind, the technology that can be used to conserve our selves and our planet, the beauty of all minds being independent and available to work on any problem. It is indeed an awesome world that awaits us, if we are free.
Freedom is progress, it is the natural order of things, it is how we evolve. Without freedom we stagnate, we stay at status quo, we lock up.
I have heard some say Ron Paul wants to go back to the 18th century, that is only true in one way, the role of government in our lives. We have come to a crossroads where we must decide our future, the bills are coming due, the charade is over, the curtain has been pulled. We can all see the criminal behavior at the highest levels out in the open, without shame. Stealing the people money by the trillions and giving it to their friends. At the same time passing every Law that is not Law they can to make, so you think you have no rights. Rights are inherent, they are natural. Rights are not given by governments should only exist to protect those rights that were endowed in you at conception.
You are a singular creature, not a collective or a community or any "thing". You are a being, alone forever in your shell, with only your mind and spirit to communicate with others and move your body about. It is those communications and movements that are you, unique to only you, and you are responsible for them. That’s a bummer for some and a boon for others. Some come to this realization early in life, like Ron Paul, and others come to it much too late, but it is what it is.
To change the path of someone’s life by taking away many choices and imposing many more, alters the very core of the freedom to be who you are. You should be free to live your life, your way, to keep your property and be left alone with privacy intact, as long as you do not use force, fraud or coercion against another. It is for the protection against force, fraud and coercion that we have established governments. That is their prime objective.
The maintenance of our liberty, through prevention of (or restitution from) force, fraud and coercion. That’s why we have peace officers. Now we call them police, because they enforce policy, not justice, they don’t keep the peace, that’s not their job, they enforce policy period end of story. If want them to change, the only solution is change the laws.
Our military are our protectors of liberty from threat outside the U.S. They are tasked with making sure we can freely live and interact with one another without worry of an invasion on our soil and our live being destroyed by an enemy. That is their job and they are well equipped and prepared to do it. I don’t doubt that for a second. What I do doubt is that they are being used for defense of our liberties. It seems to me they are being used as pawns in some worldwide empire game of strategy. We were. not intended, nor were our laws written for us to be an empire. That is the reason for the possible coming fall. They think perhaps they can do as Rome and ride it out for hundreds of years with complete domination. They can’t. The world doesn’t work that way anymore. We have moved on.
Ron Paul does not want to go back to any period of time, he wants to move forward. That will require a lean government and a motivated people. In order to take advantage of the future we can all share in, we need to dump the albatrosses from our necks and be free. We need to end the wars, save the money, stop spending, stop regulating and taxing the people, stop printing money and going deeper in debt, stop pushing other countries around and worry for our own, we are in no position to help. These actions will set us free and create the playing field Americans thrive on, the no holds barred kind of innovation and experimentation that will leap us forward to a richer and free America.
That's Ron Paul's foreign policy, as I see it.