Ron Paul on Libya: 'Victory for Empire,but Loss for American Republic'...

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    GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul today denounced the United States intervention in Libya, criticizing the operation as unconstitutional and costly.

    The longtime Texas congressman, who is in third place in the GOP nomination race, according to Gallup polls released this week, wrote in a statement that the United States was in no position to meddle in Libyan affairs.

    “The current situation in Libya may be a short term victory for Empire, but it is a loss for our American Republic,” Paul wrote. “And, I fear it may be devastating to the Libyan people.”

    “There is no doubt that Moammar Gadhafi is a bad guy, and that he has brought harm and misery to his country,” Paul continued. “However, our involvement in another country’s civil war is costly and unconstitutional.”

    Paul said the he fears the the country will be taken over by another dictator or descend into sectarian anarchy, rather than peacefully transitioning to a democracy. Meanwhile, he wrote, the United States has spent money overseas while in the midst of a debt crisis.

    “We have spent over $1 billion on a war that this administration has fought not with the consent of Congress, but under a NATO flag and authorization from the United Nations,” he wrote.

    “And so, our government continues to spend trillions of dollars in overseas foreign wars while we face unsustainable debt, a looming dollar crisis, and our Constitution seems to lose any meaning,” Paul continued. “These actions will sink our country if we do not reverse course.”



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    Yeah how horrible it is that the Lybians will get a shot at freedom and Democracy.

    It never fails to amaze how much some hate Democracy
     
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    Ron Paul does not hate Democracy. Your statement is dishonest & bizarre.
     
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    Isolationism is stupid,tyvm. NIX.
     
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    More likely the country will dissolve into tribal warfare and genocide.
     
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    Ron Paul is bizarre, but that's a given. He's a libertarian and, like the Marxists, doesn't realize it would take a basic shift in human nature for his philosophy to work. :cuckoo:
     
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    There is nothing horrible about that. There is, however, something repulsive about the way Obama went about it.
     
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    What basic shift would it take?
     
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    Sounds like the right shift at the right time. Lets do it.
     
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    Substitute Lybians for Iraqis and see how stupid you are.
     

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