Ron Paul’s Pro-America Foreign Policy




by Ron Paul

The Palestinian Authority’s recent announcement that it would seek UN recognition as an independent state dominated the news and the political debate in the United States last week, though in truth it should mean very little to us. Only a political class harboring the illusion it can run the world obsesses over the aspirations of a tiny population on a tiny piece of land thousands of miles away. Remember, the UN initiated this persistent conflict with its 1947 Partition Plan.

Unfortunately the debate is dominated by those who either support the Israeli side in the conflict, or those who support the Palestinian desire for statehood. We rarely seem to hear the view of those who support the US side and US interests. I am on that side. I believe that we can no longer police the world. We can no longer bribe the Israelis and Palestinians to continue an endless “peace process” that goes nowhere. It is not in our interest to hector the Palestinians or the Israelis, or to “export” democracy to the region but reject it when people vote the “wrong” way.

I have reservations about the Palestinian drive for UN recognition. Personally I wish the United States would de-recognize the United Nations. As most readers already know, in every Congress I introduce legislation to end our membership in that organization. The UN is a threat to our sovereignty– and as we are the main source of its income, it is a threat to our economic well-being. Increasingly over the past several years, we see the United Nations providing political and legal cover for the military aspirations of interventionists rather than serving as an international forum to preserve peace. Neoconservatives in the US have grown to love the United Nations as they co-opt the organization under the guise of endless “reform.” Under the sovereignty-destroying doctrine of “Responsibility to Protect,” adopted at the 2005 World Summit, the UN takes it upon itself to intervene in internal conflicts of its member states whenever it believes that human rights are being violated. Thus under “Responsibility to Protect,” the UN provides the green light for a kind of global no-knock raid on any sovereign country.

If asked, I would personally counsel the Palestinians to avoid the United Nations. UN membership and participation is no guarantee that sovereignty will be respected. We see what happens to UN members such as Iraq and Libya when those countries’ leaders fall out of favor with US administrations: under US and allied pressure a fig leaf resolution is adopted in the UN to facilitate devastating military intervention. When the UN gave NATO the green light to bomb Libya there was no genocide taking place. It was a purely preventative war. The result? Thousands dead, a destroyed country, and extremely dubious new leaders.

While I do not see UN membership as a particularly productive move for the Palestinian leadership, I do not believe the US should use its position in the UN Security Council to block their membership. I believe in self-determination of peoples and I recognize that peoples may wish to pursue statehood by different means. As we saw after the Cold War, numerous new states were born out of the ruins of the USSR as the various old Soviet Republics decided that smaller states were preferable to an enormous and oppressive multi-national conglomerate.

The real, pro-US solution to the problems in the Middle East is for us to end all foreign aid, stop arming foreign countries, encourage peaceful diplomatic resolutions to conflicts, and disengage militarily. In others words, follow Jefferson’s admonition: “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none.”

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  1. President means Commander and Chief of the armed forces. The President can stop the war. Ron Paul will stop the war. Ron Paul 2012.

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  2. Wojciech Pedro Kowalewski

    I'm from POland and just can dream about such quality that Ron Paul presents. MUCH RESPECT and americna people ..VOTE FOR HIM !

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  3. and bring all our troops home

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  4. Nabillion Kingston

    it'snot enough to say "I'll Vote Ron Paul"

    PEOPLE NEED TO SWITCH PARTIES 12 WEEKS BEFORE THE PRIMARIES IN MOST STATES.

    IF YOU DO NOT SWITCH IN TIME YOU CANNOT VOTE IN PRIMARY.

    IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED REPUBLICAN YOU CAN'T VOTE IN PRIMARY.

    IF RON PAUL DOES NOT WIN PRIMARY, NO GENERAL ELECTION! REGISTER AS A REPUBLICAN. FIND OUT WHEN YOUR STATE HAS PRIMARIES. FIND OUT WHERE AND VOTE! PLEASE! TRY SWITCHING @YOUR TOWN HALL!

    THIS SHIT IS IMPORTANT!

    copy&paste on RP utube vids

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  5. Philippe Bissonnette

    and close down bases that threaten the world

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  6. Philippe Bissonnette

    he has got it right...

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  7. Emily Jane Burkhamer-Cato

    I agree that it's our job as supporters to talk to ppl about his message & encourage ppl to get out there & vote. Not just wait for it to be narrowed down for us in the big election.

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  8. everyone call the msm and demand he get equal airtime..or more

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  9. IF RON PAUL IS NOT ELECTABLE , HOW DID HE GET WHERE HE IS ---IT,S ALL THE MEDIA BOYS AND GIRLS -- TIME FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTRY TO WAKE UP.

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  10. wow -- campaigning for President by saying exactly the same stuff he's been saying for 30yrs. Time for Integrity .. Time for PEACE ~♥~

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  11. Pray for Ron Paul .

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  12. People need to do there home work to really understand what go's on behind the seans .If they would only understand that America as it stands has already been transformed .And the freedoms they think they still have are gone . And more of them as each day passes .But must remember that are freedoms did not come from man but from God .And no matter what they do they can't take that away .

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  13. Crystal Ross-Matinata

    im a bad typist-sorry

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  14. Crystal Ross-Matinata

    ignorant yes,but Ron Paul is VERY CLEAR.it is our jobs as supporters to spread the reality of his message.such as making phone calls for him.they give yo a spread sheet on how to convey /relay his message.i understand your frustration my brother.let us grow stronger in our bond in opening the eyes of our sleeping sheep.

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  15. Ron Paul needs to start speaking in Layman's terms during these debates if he wants to get recognized by more people. I don't think he realizes how ignorant most ppl are about his views and maybe if he just said things differently, he'd get through to more PEOPLE.

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  16. Your the man! I people truly used there own thought and stopped acting like sheep we still can save this world!

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  17. Got to end the wars!

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  18. @James. That only means that we have to take the initiative to vote in as many independents and libertarians to Congress as we can. We also have to do our homework at the local level as well. Rebuild our government the way it was meant to be...a limited federal government built solely on the Constitution. We've lost that along the way with so many people and groups wanting their agendas forced on all the citizens of this country.

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  19. I like Ron Paul, some say he's unelectable and thus ignore him, I think he's better then the 3 stooges. I would give my vote a million times faster then say Perry. We dont need anymore of Perry. Ron keep up the good work!

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  20. i so hope your elected president and actually do what your saying you would do. to many times have we been led on ..god help us all, not just one select group.

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