Ron Paul: The Only Presidential Candidate to Challenge the American Empire

by | Nov 19, 2007 | Stress Blog | 2 comments

By David T. Beito and Scott Horton

Rather than ‘isolationist’ in foreign policy, however, Paul embraces as his own Thomas Jefferson’s stated goal of ‘peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none.’ But, unlike our third president, Paul appears bound and determined to apply these words across-the-board. His voting record shows a consistent support for free trade and legislation to redirect the military strictly to home defense rather than foreign occupation. The Democrats, by contrast, largely share the bi-partisan post-World War II consensus of spreading democracy, human rights, or ‘vital interests’ by military force.

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