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Friday, August 22, 2003  

A wonderful speech by Ron Paul (R) Texas

This sucker is long, but ABSOLUTELY worth the read. This is a wonderfully written piece talking to Neo-Con vs True-Con. I can't remember if this was posted earlier, so I will post [again?].

I agree with so much that he says...I don't know where to begin to start.

[The old-school conservatives]...instincts were correct, and the politicians placated them with talk of free markets, limited government, and a humble, non-nation-building foreign policy. However, little concern for civil liberties was expressed in this recent quest for less government. Yet, for an ultimate victory of achieving freedom, this must change. Interest in personal privacy and choices has generally remained outside the concern of many conservatives - especially with the great harm done by their support of the drug war. Even though some confusion has emerged over our foreign policy since the breakdown of the Soviet empire, it's been a net benefit in getting some conservatives back on track with a less militaristic, interventionist foreign policy. Unfortunately, after 9-ll, the cause of liberty suffered a setback. As a result, millions of Americans voted for the less-than-perfect conservative revolution because they believed in the promises of the politicians.

posted by UffDa | 10:05 AM

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