Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ron Paul Challenges Conservatives At Southern Republican Leadership Conference

Ron Paul delivered a controversial speech at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference earlier in the week calling out the hypocrisy of the right.
"The conservatives and the liberals, they both like to spend," Paul said, according to Think Progress. "Conservatives spend money on different things. They like embassies, and they like occupation. They like the empire. They like to be in 135 countries and 700 bases.

"Don’t you think it’s rather conservative to say, ‘Oh it’s good to follow the Constitution. Oh, except for war. Let the President go to war anytime they want.’ We can do better with peace than with war."

While most of the other speakers at the event used plenty of rhetoric for "easy applause," as Washington Post reporter David Weigel put it, Paul stuck to the outrage over American foreign policy that has defined his platform.
Sometimes I am surprised by Ron Paul, while other times I am not. This is one of those times that I am surprised. His message is refreshing, especially when considering the constant message echoed among the talking heads of the right.

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