Non-Aggression Is Not Pacifism...

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    Nice article by Tom Mullen.


    Heading into “Super Tuesday,” many conservatives lament that they do not like any of the remaining Republican candidates for president. Romney is too moderate, Gingrich too much a “Washington insider,” and Santorum both an insider and a guaranteed loser against Obama thanks to his willingness to bare his soul about some of his more outlandish socially conservative views.

    That leaves Ron Paul, who would seem to be the ideal conservative candidate. Paul’s Plan to Restore America actually cuts $1 trillion from the federal budget in his first year as president, including eliminating the Department of Education that Ronald Reagan promised to abolish.

    Paul is the only candidate that actually disagrees with President Obama in principle on “spreading the wealth around.” Paul doesn’t just nibble a few pennies away from financially insignificant welfare programs. He actually has a funded plan to let young people opt out of Medicare and Social Security. This is really a plan to responsibly end these programs. Government-mandated programs only survive because people are forced to participate. If conservatives really do oppose socialism, they should agree with Paul on this. Where do they think Social Security got its name?

    For a large group of conservatives, they are with Paul right up until he explains his foreign policy. Suddenly, not only does the courtship end, they stop taking calls and change their phone numbers. That’s unfortunate because most conservatives make this decision upon a completely distorted view of Paul’s foreign policy.

    All of Ron Paul’s policy decisions are based upon the same underlying principle: the libertarian principle of non-aggression. As he stated during my own interview with him last year. “That’s the moral principle. The legislative principle is really in the Constitution.” Based upon this principle, the government is never allowed to initiate force against the innocent. That means that it cannot redistribute wealth, it cannot stop you from harming yourself with drugs or other vices, and it cannot start a war with another nation.

    This is not some new age idea from the early libertarian movement of the 1970’s. This is the foundation of the founders’ philosophy of government. Thomas Jefferson made it explicit when he said, “No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another; and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him.”

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    Awww... That's just CRAZY!!!
     
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    Apparently so. :confused:
     
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    I dunno, the Obama/Bush Doctrine of blow up and ask questions later seems to be working.


    Those living in the Middle East now love us, and the stability of the governments there is at an all time high. Not to mention how easily we can fit our foreign policy into our well balanced budget.
     
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    Yup.
     
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    Destroying Medicare and Medicaid? That's how we got our first Dem in this district EVER last May. Big winner!!

    Actually, what you have to do is REFORM HEALTH CARE! Oh, right...LOL
     
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    :lol: Poor deranged Obama-Bot. :cuckoo:
     
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    You're stuck on that, eh? LOL!
     
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    His programming is way off, I think he's got a virus or something.


    He doesn't know where or when to post the pre-programmed talking points. He's just randomly spitting them all over the place.


    Maybe somebody spilled water on him.
     
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    Allowing a madman, that promises to kill you, to build a nuclear bomb is suicidal pacifism.
     

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