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#181 D. C. Sessions

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:03 PM

View PostAnBr, on 06 December 2018 - 08:50 PM, said:

The institute advocates for a non-interventionist foreign policy and the protection of some civil liberties at home.

Actually, only some and almost always only restricting the Federal government. "NeoConfederate" is a far better fit than "libertarian" WRT the Pauls' domestic policy orientation; they're totally fine with State actions that are closer to Jim Crow than anything newer than Eisenhower.
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#182 George Powell

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:55 PM

View PostAnBr, on 06 December 2018 - 08:50 PM, said:

er... from the page:



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There is a lot that I like about the articles in Ron Paul Institute. I note the warning of unsubstantiated news about fake gas attacks. But question this. Following the Douma attack, that led to immediate American reprisals, both the head of the British SAS and the Ex-commander of the British army went on camera to say that they did not believe Assad did it, in fact the SAS chief said 'Nobody in the British army believes Assad was responsible for the Douma attack', defying Theresa May's official stance. That is heavy criticism from people who know. For me the fakers are Trump and May.

Those particular events were under-reported on the popular press, I bet you never read about them, but they can be seen on you-tube. So who do we believe?

Ron Paul is a promotional nightmare. If he allowed himself to attend Saatchi and Saatchi training for a month he would be able to fake an air of leadership (like Maggie thatcher and Theresa May) and people would follow him and believe him. I believe we are all so vulnerable to 'group think' and other manipulation. To me Ron Paul is a patriot.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 03:40 AM

I guess you have never met any Paulites and their perpetual intellectual adolescence.There is also a racist/neo-Confederate undertone to their "movement".
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 05:29 AM

View PostAnBr, on 07 December 2018 - 03:40 AM, said:

I guess you have never met any Paulites and their perpetual intellectual adolescence.There is also a racist/neo-Confederate undertone to their "movement".
I happened to see a few articles while using Bing to look up things for TRS. I have not gone into any detail at all. I delved into some stuff on Syria and Ukraine that rang true and indeed mirrored closely my own take on those issues. The writers seem a little obsessed, and over eager. I will take another look some time. I will admit I am surprised that there is a racist/neo confederate undertone. That is - interesting for something that on the surface looks intellectual.





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