Exactly. It is painful to think how much better off we would be if there had been no new federal initiatives in the last thirty years, and the trillions in capital flushed down the drain had been invested productively.
Truthtellers are never popular. Those who lead on principle are never popular.
RP was far more conservative and pro-American than any of the other Republican candidates in 2008. I don’t consider it “conservative” to advocate a global war of liberation when the Republic is financed by massive foreign debt. And I don’t believe that Iraq was involved in 9/11 - or at least, I haven’t seen or read any credible proof.
Many of my Republican friends are starting to come around, but it is too late now to avoid the impending socialism.
BTW, I don’t personally know anyone - R or D, antiwar or pro-war - who doesn’t support the safety of our troops.