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Friday, December 16, 2011

Leaving Iraq, Learning Nothing

The development that Paul might do well enough to wrest or delay the nomination from Romney or Gingrich has sent no shortage of hysteria through the Republican establishment and their pitchmen.

In a rational world this hostility toward Paul would be strange. He obeys the Constitution, doesn’t change his rhetoric or views even when he knows it’s not what the party faithful want to hear and he has introduced a plan to cut $1 trillion from the federal government. Paul’s candidacy is bold and his plans are conservative but more importantly, it shreds to pieces the contradictions of recent Republican politics.

Few Republicans seem to have noticed that having a government that meddles in the affairs of foreign nations is just as likely to interfere in the affairs of its own. Or that the same government that Republicans claim is too incompetent to run the post office is somehow competent enough to police the world. One of these visions has to give.

Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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