Ron Paul: Sanctions Lead to War

“Sanctions do not work. They are precursors to war and usually lead to war.” ~ Ron Paul

Whether force is spread through trade or military decisions is irrelevant in the long run. When a government uses force to shut down free trade, as many countries (starting with the U.S.) did in the Great Depression, the effects will often be as painful as military force. Individuals suffer, the economy weakens, and freedom is reduced. Sanctions and other trade control methods do not harm the governments they are intended for, but the people within those externally manipulated countries. ~ Legality and Morality in Foreign Policy

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