The media has put out the idea that somehow Ron Paul isn’t right for our national security. Really? I wonder how much these critics know about Al Qaeda, our real interests, strategy or world politics.
Contrary to the obfuscation, Ron Paul’s non-interventionist principles are the only ones that are going to work for terrorism.
Why? Because, unlike the other candidates, he is not a pawn of transnational financial interests.
And he is also the only candidate who seems to understand that the real terrorist threat does not emanate from Iraq but from further east, from Afghanistan and Pakistan.
We need someone who will be seen as credible and disinterested and with whom the Pakistani AND Indian government will be able to work closely if we are going to be able to deal effectively with terrorism. Otherwise, we’re going to end up with another government welfare program for the defense department. And there is no chance for peace in the Middle East at all, without the help of governments in the part of the world.
How is a Ron Paul candidacy perceived by knowledgeable people in Asia?
Think about this: India, just happens to have also created more billionaires than anywhere else in the world in the last decade — and those billionaires just happen to be richer than any others, except the ones in the US… Meanwhile, large sections of the country are slipping backward.
Does that sound familiar? Does it make you think a bit? Now, who’s the billionaire’s candidate? You can bet its not Ron Paul.
Yet, it is Paul’s ethical libertarianism and not the unethical neo-liberalism of the financial elites or the corrupt bureaucracies of the socialist past that is the ONLY solution in India…and Asia… to sustained growth. And without a strong Asian market, there is no stable global growth there or here.
As one Indian economist, Dr. Subroto Roy, writes,”Dr Ron Paul, Republican Party Congressman from Texas, is running to be US President in 2008. He is a principled libertarian/classical liberal by political and economic philosophy. That is enough for him to have many new friends in India and Pakistan — both enormously large countries which are sorely in need of libertarian/classical liberal political and economic philosophy to develop themselves. Moreover, Dr Paul advocates a non-interventionist American foreign policy in the world, and he was a principled opponent of the Iraq war from long before it started. That too is something that people in India and Pakistan appreciate.
The aim of this blog is merely for Indian and Pakistani friends of Ron Paul half way across the globe to meet in cyberspace and cheer him along the way.
There are rich Indian-Americans paying big bucks to get close to people like Hillary Clinton. They need to stop being so opportunistic and instead look to what is truly in their adopted country’s and the world’s best interests: that is a Ron Paul Presidency.
If you would like to contribute articles or comments or to upload files, please write to me at drsubrotoroyAThotmail.com. These could have to do with libertarian/classical liberal economic and political philosophy for the subcontinent, the Ron Paul candidacy, the US elections of 2008, or any other topic you think may be of interest….”
That’s from Indian and Pakistani Friends of Ron Paul. Please send articles, links and letters to them and keep them rooting for this campaign.