Ron Paul on Foreign Policy

Ron Paul subscribes to the “Original Foreign Policy” of the founding fathers like Thomas Jefferson (“Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations- entangling alliances with none.”) and George Washington (“Act for ourselves and not for others,” by forming an “American character wholly free of foreign attachments.”).

Noninterventionism is not isolationism. Nonintervention simply means America does not interfere militarily, financially, or covertly in the internal affairs of other nations. It does not mean we that we isolate ourselves; on the contrary, our founders advocated open trade, travel, communication, and diplomacy with other nations.

Ron Paul shares that he feels our current interventionist “foreign policy” in the middle east is more of a threat than the risk of Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon in the following Face the Nation interview from 11/11/2007. (The whole interview is great, but the foreign policy starts at 1:45)

“Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms.” – Ron Paul

Ron Paul - Foreign Policy of Freedom

Buy the Book Congressman Paul has been speaking out against a foreign policy of interventionism since he first entered Congress in 1976. A Foreign Policy of Freedom features speeches and writings beginning with Dr. Paul’s first term in Congress and continuing through the present day.

One Response to “Ron Paul on Foreign Policy”

  1. brian Says:

    Ron Paul on Iraq

    This is perhaps the defining debate between Ron Paul and Huckabee/McCain on the Iraq war with regards to leaving now.

    Here’s some commentary on it… from the Colbert report (honor-bound)

    Ron Paul, on a foreign policy of peace

    After listening to the Bush administration all this time and their arguments for going to war with Iraq, why not consider these 35 questions Ron Paul proposed to be answered before the invasion?

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