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Ron Paul's War with Socialists, Neo-Cons, and the U.N.

by Ron Paul Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2003 at 10:50 AM
(202) 225-2831 The Office of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, 203 Cannon HOB, Washington, DC 20515

How trustworthy are "allies" who wish to remedy 9/11 by getting "the U.S. out of the U.N.!" -- permanently alienating us from the rest of the world and humanity's struggle against poverty, disease, and ignorance.



What Happened to Conservatives?

Ron Paul, Texas Straight Talk, June 14, 2003

"The so-called conservative movement of the last 20 years, starting with the Reagan revolution of the 1980s, followed by the 1994 Gingrich takeover of the House, and culminating in the early 2000s with Republican control of both Congress and the White House, seems a terrible failure today. Republicans have failed utterly to shrink the size of government; instead it is bigger and costlier than ever before. Federal spending spirals out of control, new Great Society social welfare programs have been created, and the national debt is rising by more than a half-trillion dollars per year. Whatever happened to the conservative vision supposedly sweeping the nation?

One thing is certain: those who worked and voted for less government, the very foot soldiers in the conservative revolution, have been deceived. Today, the ideal of limited government has been abandoned by the GOP, and real conservatives find their views no longer matter.

True limited government conservatives have been co-opted by the rise of the neoconservatives in Washington. The neoconservatives - a name they gave themselves - are largely hardworking, talented people who have worked their way into positions of power in Washington. Their views dominate American domestic and foreign policy today, as their ranks include many of the President’s closest advisors. They have successfully moved the Republican party away from the Goldwater-era platform of frugal government at home and nonintervention abroad, toward a big-government, world empire mentality more reminiscent of Herbert Hoover or Woodrow Wilson. In doing so, they have proven that their ideas are neither new nor conservative.

Modern neoconservatives are not necessarily monolithic in their views, but they generally can be described as follows:

-They agree with Trotsky’s idea of a permanent revolution

-They identify strongly with the writings of Leo Strauss

-They express no opposition to the welfare state, and will expand it to win votes and power

-They believe in a powerful federal government

-They believe the ends justify the means in politics - that hardball politics is a moral necessity

-They believe lying is necessary for the state to survive

-They believe certain facts should be known only by the political elite, and withheld from the general public

-They believe in preemptive war and the naked use of military force to achieve any desired ends

-They openly endorse the idea of an American empire, and hence unapologetically call for imperialism

-They are very willing to use force to impose American ideals

-They scoff at the Founding Father’s belief in neutrality in foreign affairs

-They believe 9/11 resulted from a lack of foreign entanglements, not from too many

-They are willing to redraw the map of the Middle East by force, while unconditionally supporting Israel and the Likud Party

-They view civil liberties with suspicion, as unnecessary restrictions on the federal government

-They despise libertarians, and dismiss any arguments based on constitutional grounds

Those who love liberty, oppose unjustified war, and resent big-brother government must identify the philosophy that is influencing policy today. If the neoconservatives are wrong- and I believe they are- we must demonstrate this to the American people, and offer an alternative philosophy that is both morally superior and produces better results in terms of liberty and prosperity. It is time for true conservatives to retake the conservative movement."




Ron Paul Sucess! UN Bill HR 1146

By Kent Snyder

Our opportunity is at hand! We wanted a vote on Congressman Ron Paul’s H.R. 1146 (withdrawing the United States from the United Nations) and we got it.

The House will vote late this afternoon or early evening on H.R. 1146 as an amendment to H.R. 1950 - Foreign Relations Authorization Act. The amendment reads: "Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, none of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act, may be obligated or expended to pay any United States contribution to the United Nations or any affiliated agency of the United Nations."

In plain language, that gets the U.S. out of the U.N. – no money, no membership.

This is not a dress rehearsal – this is your life. Put down your pencils, stop reading The New American and start contacting people...start with your U.S. representative and then spread the word. It’s time to stop talking about how bad the United Nations really is and do something about it: get the U.S. out of the U.N.!

Act now! Go to this site for more information.

Kent Snyder

The Liberty Committee




Dear friend of liberty,

Four years ago, a small group of men and women, united by their determination to restore liberty in the United States, formed The Liberty Committee. These men and women recognized that socialists have, for decades, been actively involved in our national legislative process; patiently, methodically, relentlessly working to make us subjects of the government, instead of the government being subject to us. The founding members of The Liberty Committee came together to fight these collectivists and reclaim our country from their clutches.

The national legislative process, I readily admit, is complicated, frustrating and, at times, boring. The socialists, however, do not let this deter them from their objective. They understand the laws we live by come from this process, and that is why they are involved in it.

To counter the socialists, thousands of Americans who treasure freedom have become actively involved with us in the national legislative process. These Americans hail from every congressional district in the country. Nineteen of my U.S. House colleagues have also joined our cause by their participation in my Liberty Caucus.

We must be victorious against the socialists' authoritarian agenda. I invite you to join us in this fight. As our numbers grow, so grows our influence. Together, with my caucus of liberty-minded colleagues on Capitol Hill and thousands of freedom-loving Americans throughout our nation, we can defend and advance liberty for ourselves, our children, and future generations.

For liberty,

Ron Paul


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Re: Ron Paul's War... Mr Normal Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2003 at 2:52 PM
Random Thoughts Diogenes Thursday, Jul. 17, 2003 at 8:32 AM
Republicans & Libertarians neither Thursday, Jul. 17, 2003 at 9:50 AM
Libertarians are: Republican Friday, Jul. 18, 2003 at 2:27 AM
Don't forget... Republican Friday, Jul. 18, 2003 at 2:30 AM
I spit on Diogenes Friday, Jul. 18, 2003 at 7:19 AM
You must have mistaken us for Democrats. Republican Friday, Jul. 18, 2003 at 8:20 AM
And then!! matt Friday, Jul. 18, 2003 at 9:53 AM
Republicans: Neo-Con, Libertarian, Christian,etc SUCK!!! republicans suck Friday, Jul. 18, 2003 at 9:53 AM
And your point? Diogenes Friday, Jul. 18, 2003 at 10:11 AM
It's the Republicans, STUPID! republicans suck Friday, Jul. 18, 2003 at 11:16 AM
You are the Libertarian's Judas Iscariot Republican Friday, Jul. 18, 2003 at 11:24 AM
Libertarianism is a viewpoint... Diogenes Friday, Jul. 18, 2003 at 12:15 PM
Not very effective is it? Diogenization, that is. Republican Friday, Jul. 18, 2003 at 12:30 PM
Not true... Diogenes Friday, Jul. 18, 2003 at 12:33 PM
"Implied" premise? Republican Friday, Jul. 18, 2003 at 12:43 PM
???????? equal Friday, Jul. 18, 2003 at 12:48 PM
i dont think so watcher Friday, Jul. 18, 2003 at 12:52 PM
3 of 7 Libertarian Pres. candidates were GOP members Mike Holmes, Libertarian & RLC Treasurer Friday, Jul. 18, 2003 at 1:11 PM
Communism is the way to go! Marxist Saturday, Jul. 19, 2003 at 2:29 AM
Libertarians Are Opposite of "Liberal" Demokrats Eddie Willers Thursday, Jul. 24, 2003 at 10:51 PM
Spin it however you like Eddie. Republican Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 2:34 AM
Here, I'll elaborate. Republican Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 3:14 AM
Good post Republican Bush Admirer Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 4:18 AM
Differences Jester Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 5:53 AM
Libertarians Capitalist Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 9:11 AM
Regime change begins at home - Dump the Chumps! human Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 9:20 AM
What is is about Freedom... Diogenes Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 9:38 AM
You can't have Liberty if you're DEAD human Friday, Jul. 25, 2003 at 11:36 AM

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