Free trade means no sanctions against Iran, or Cuba or anyone else for that matter. Entangling alliances with no one means no foreign aid to Pakistan, or Egypt, or Israel, or anyone else for that matter. If an American citizen determines a foreign country or cause is worthy of their money, let them send it, and encourage their neighbors to send money too, but our government has no authority to use hard-earned American taxpayer dollars to mire us in these nightmarishly complicated, no-win entangling alliances.
When we look at global situations today, the words of our founding fathers are becoming more relevant daily. We need to understand that a simple, humble foreign policy makes us less vulnerable and less targeted on the world stage. Pakistan should not be getting an “allowance” from us and we should not be propping up military dictators that oppress people. We should mind our own business and stop the oppressive taxation of Americans that makes this meddling possible.
There are American Citizens that can’t afford enough food for their table or medical help, and many are finding it harder and harder in the face of ever increasing gasoline prices (affecting everything we buy and sell) and doomed to failure attempts to supplement our dependence on oil (doomed to failure because of special interests), to afford gas money to run their own businesses or get to/from work, and some foreigner is being paid an ‘allowance’ out of our overtaxed Citizen’s pockets!?!
With statements like this in the Canadian Press article entitled, “Runup in oil prices raises questions about longer-term crude supplies” on November 15, 2007 hanging like a black cloud over all we do, “Demand is so strong that Matthew Simmons, a Houston oil and gas investment banker, says US$100 a barrel oil may even be a bargain, with US$300 crude likely in the future.“
They are bleeding us to death! And stripping us of any way to survive.
More interesting articles by Ron Paul here as well as other places on the Web, like the one I mentioned in my last few postings.
I hope Simpson’s article entitled “Suffering, Sacrifice and Truth” is correct,
I believe that when people hear the truth, great change is not only possible; it is inevitable. … We the people can begin building a long-term process to heal our communities, our nation and our world. This will be a long-term struggle. It will require our collective sacrifice as we undo the debt, repair the destruction, demand accountability and, most importantly, seek the truth.
Letâ€™s return to the Constitution. Letâ€™s remember the rule of law. Letâ€™s begin the national dialogue. What is the balance of powers? What is justice? What is liberty? What is tranquility? What is security? What did our forefathers mean when they said our union was to promote the general welfare?
It seems an insurmountable problem, people working against the Citizen from within and without. Just another sign of part of the problem is in this article entitled, “In light of this Assault on our Finances” by Haas:
The problem today isnâ€™t with organizations such as Liberty Dollar. The problem is with the U.S. Congress and the Federal Reserve. The government didnâ€™t raid and steal the assets of Liberty Dollar because the organization was engaged in real criminal activity. It raided and stole the assets of those involved and invested in the organization because it was a threat to the worthless Federal Reserve debt system and the goal of maintaining a debtor nation. Americans carry more debt and have less savings than at any other time in our nationâ€™s history. The people are broke, and so is the U.S. government. Collectively, we are drowning in debt thanks to the criminal monetary policy of the Federal Reserve.
So when does it all end? And where does it end? Would getting back to what the Founding Fathers wanted for us through our Constitution – the Inalienable Rights of Individual Citizens as long as those rights don’t trample the rights and liberty of other citizens or damage/destroy property – really work now? Would it truly help this great nation to get back on its feet to return to the non-interventionist roots (at home and abroad) of what the Founding Fathers wanted for us as a nation? It’s what many of us have seen for many, many years. But do we as citizens of this great nation have the intestinal fortitude to pull it off? And will they (governments and corporations) let us do it? Or will greedy or well-meaning groups keep us from accomplishing it? Is it too late, or has this gone too far already to turn back? I sure hope not.
And hope is what it’s all about, isn’t it? Hope in being able to return to our Constitutional rights and responsibilities – to live our own lives not have our lives dictated to us by others; not some convoluted idea of what we are supposed to be or do that continues to backfire in our children’s and grand children’s faces.
Or do we just give up all hope and sink deep in depression (or antidepressants) and futility, or commit suicide like Nero when he waited too long to fix things and all was lost?
There has to be a better way!?!