The Ron Paul/Rick Santorum spat in the 9/12 Debate

The conspiracy-theorist in me thinks that the only reason that Santorum is still in this race is to try to take out Ron Paul.  The other, “more serious” candidates cannot, for political reasons, attack Paul without giving him added credibility as a candidate (or so the thinking goes).  But Santorum is spouting talk-show-host platitudes while Ron Paul is describing the heart of the problem.  Unfortunately, the audience was apparently filled with Parsons (check out Orwell’s 1984 to see who and what “Parsons” was), who decided that discourtesy was called for when faced with the truth about U.S. Foreign policy.
Criticizing the bad foreign policy of the U.S. Federal Government is not the same as saying that Americans “deserved to be attack on 9/11.”  Reading the comments on various blogs, I see people charge Ron Paul with being a “neo-liberal” and comparing him to Democrats.  Well, the Democrats support the wars as much as Republicans; at least, the Democrat leadership does.  Most people get bamboozled by rhetoric and campaign speeches.  Some listen to a Republican candidate talk abou the need for more liberty, vote for him, then feel betrayed when the candidate stabs them in the back.  Democrats who opposed the wars in Iraq and Afhghanistan feel betrayed not only by Pres. Obama’s failure to not end the wars, but his beginning a new war in Libya.  The thing about war is that it is the primary way for the government to arrogate power to itself.  No domestic policy, whether food stamps or welfare payments or entitlements, can grant the amount of power to the FedGov that a war can.  And now, the FedGov has a perfect war scenario established: a war that can never truly be won, and which will never truly be ended.  We will never go back to the life we led before 9/11, NOT because the terrorists won’t allow it, but because our own government won’t.

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