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Opposing War and a Military Draft

War is the health of the state. A military draft is repugnant to the very notions of individual liberty, freedom, and peace. The fact that a high level general in the U.S. military is calling for a reinstatement of the draft is very frightening and cannot be ignored. Tweet

Addressing Common Concerns with Ron Paul

When I first heard Ron Paul in the 2007 presidential debates, I thought he was a nut. I considered is ideas to be wacky, extreme, and unnecessary. However, my curiosity was consistently piqued by some of the statements he made in the debates and other interviews. After doing my own research for nearly six months, [...]

Why Not Michele Bachmann (In 60 Seconds)

Why not to vote for Michele Bachmann in 2012. Please “like” and share with your friends! Tweet

Ron Paul on Blowback, Foreign Policy, and Peace

Blowback is a term used by the CIA to explain unintended, harmful consequences of military action (particularly aggressive action). Ron Paul is the only presidential contender who truly understands blowback and why current U.S. foreign policy endangers the national security of the U.S. Tweet

A Brief Timeline of Blowback

I recently gave a short presentation on blowback in a “Civilizations in Conflict” class I am taking at Berea College this semester. Below is a basic outline of the presentation I gave; I think it serves as a good introduction to the unintended consequences caused by an interventionist foreign policy. Please share your thoughts, criticisms, [...]

Legality and Morality in Foreign Policy

It seems to have become a mainstream acceptance that the U.S. has the responsibility to keep its military overseas. It’s the role of the world superpower, they say, to maintain a military presence and spread order through the world. It’d be nice if this were true, but no superpower has lived long enough to show [...]