Name on thing you disagree with in his speech.
Here are a few:
Tragically our government engages in preemptive war, otherwise known as aggression, with no complaints from the American people.
I doubt that Ron Paul can name one war in America's history that has been conducted without complaints from the American people. This is a typical statement of hyperbole from him.
Why cant people understand that war always destroys wealth and liberty?
This is similar to the statement that "violence never solves anything," and it is just as wrong. In modern times, most implementation of war creates liberty, especially for those who are freed from tyranny.
Ron Paul makes a lot of sense most of the time, and like most conservatives, I agree with 90% of what he says. But then he makes statements like this one and we all roll our eyes:
What a wonderful world it would be if everyone accepted the simple moral premise of rejecting all acts of aggression.
Apparently he thinks that America should withdraw our troops from every corner of the globe, and things will be fine. We can sit behind our own borders and watch the rest of the world burn. We can forsake our friends, abandon our allies, and become mere observers as the planet degenerates into chaos. What Ron Paul fails to consider, over and over, is that not everyone is ready to reject acts of aggression. There are people in this world whose mentality and morality is still stuck in the 7th century AD. They are willing to employ rape and murder and decapitation to forward their agenda of enrichment or religious fascism or political superiority. For those reasons, modern countries need to maintain a defensive military capability. And when Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait or the Taliban attacks the World Trade Center, the civilized nations of the world need to bring their troops together and put an end to it. And that's exactly what happened.
It is impossible to reason with someone who is unreasonable. If a rabid dog is biting people, you don't run inside and shut the door, hoping he will bite everyone else but not you. You and your neighbors draw your weapons and you put him down, to protect yourselves and your families. Maybe someday there will be no rabies and all dogs will be friendly. But today is not that day.
Good luck in your retirement, Dr. Paul.