Tuesday, March 8, 2011

America First!

"The costs of trying to run the world are unsustainable," writes Congressman Ron Paul the Great, "and we simply don’t have the money" — Buying Friends Creates More Enemies. "Morally, it is inexcusable for the U.S. to pick sides in such conflicts overseas, no matter how odious either side may be," he continues. "Financially, it is no longer possible."

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Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

Paul's critical point, the one that transcends ideology, is the financial one. However much one might wish the United States to be the global hyperpower, however much one might want a massive global military footprint, however much one might despise the non-interventionists of the past, it simply doesn't matter. There is no money to support globalist dreams. There is no money for the military adventures, the massive foreign aid budget, the mercenaries, the bribing of foreign powers, the fantasies and utopias. It is over. One can acknowledge reality and plan for reducing our expenditures so we remain a great power (not the only one, but a great one nonetheless) with a robust and vibrant military capable not only of strict defense but also some limited power projection. Or we can deny reality and be reduced not by our own will but by the inexorable power of financial reality.

2:50 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

I fear that it will be the latter, because those in power serve interests other than those of the American people.

Still, we must not lose hope and try to raise conciousness of these facts among our fellow citizens. Hopefully, Ron Paul will be able to bring these issue to the fore in the upcoming primaries.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

What all the current public policy discussions ignore is the reality of the situations that face us as a people and as a nation. If we face those things now, we can plan to do the things that need to be done in order to mitigate and lessen the negative impact of the decisions that need to be made. Or we can ignore what needs to be done until we are in a crisis, and then all we will feel is pain. What makes this situation scary is we are running out of time -- we are on the edge of crisis now.

But I fear you may be right. That it may be too late, that the dynamics in place make it impossible for the system to take steps to correct our problems.

3:57 PM  

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