By Ron Paul
When U.S. officials tell outright lies, and lie us into war, the people deserve to know the truth. I work from the point of view that to be patriotic, and care about one’s country, you challenge your government when they’re wrong. However, in this day and age, it is obedience to government that's expected. That’s how we end up with an Edward Snowden being called a terrorist and a criminal. He told the truth and challenged the government.
We need to sort out what the government should be doing versus what they’re actually doing. That is indeed a big problem, but clear fundamentals can help us to get out of this. We should mind our own business, be non-interventionists, be friends with other countries, and talk to people who are supposedly our enemies. Even during the worst times of the Cold War, we talked to the Soviets and the Chinese, and the world didn’t end.
Actually things improved.
But why are the likes of Samantha Powers obsessed with agitating the situation in the Middle East, and possibly precipitating another major crisis? It’s absolutely unnecessary.
The cause of peace can be found if we just use a little bit more common sense.
Thank you, and be sure to tune in to tomorrow's Liberty Report!