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‘The neo-conservative era is dead’: Ron Paul announces DC think-tank
RT ^ | April 12, 2013 | RT

Posted on 04/13/2013 5:56:31 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo

Ron Paul has been retired from Congress for only a few months, but he’s certainly not shying away from politics. The former US representative has already announced his new project: the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.

In a press release sent to the media Friday afternoon, the Ron Paul camp confirms that the long-time Texas representative will launch a think-tank of sorts in order to carry on his ideologies after his time in office has ended.

“After decades in and out of the US House of Representatives leading the call for a non-interventionist foreign policy and the protection of civil liberties, Dr. Paul is launching a revolutionary new vehicle to expand his efforts. The Institute will serve as the focal point of a new coalition that crosses political, ideological and party lines,” the statement begins.

According to the press release, the Ron Paul Institute will focus mainly on two issues: education and coming generations.

“It will fill the growing demand for information on foreign affairs from a non-interventionist perspective through a lively and diverse website, and will provide unique educational opportunities to university students and others,” his office says.

“The neo-conservative era is dead. The ill-advised policies pushed by the neo-cons have everywhere led to chaos and destruction, and to a hatred of the United States and its people. Multi-trillion dollar wars have not made the world a safer place; they have only bankrupted our economic future. The Ron Paul Institute will provide the tools and the education to chart a new course with the understanding that only through a peaceful foreign policy can we hope for a prosperous tomorrow.”

Ron Paul, 77, says he will formally unveil his latest endeavor next Wednesday at a conference in Washington, DC, only a stone’s throw from the congressional office he occupied for nearly three decades. Slated to attend the conference are the members of the Institute’s board of advisors, which contains a number of high-profile names including noted economist Lew Rockwell, the CEO of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and a longtime collaborator of Paul’s — he served as the congressman’s chief of staff from 1978 to 1982, and later advised the politician as he vied for the presidency.

Also on the Institutes board is Rep. Walter Jones, Jr. (NC), Rep. John Duncan, Jr. (TN), former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (OH) and Judge Andrew Napolitano.

Just earlier this month, Ron Paul unveiled his own homeschooling curriculum for students, which he describes as a program aimed to provide “education in liberty like no other.”

“Students will be exposed to thinkers they would never encounter in a government school. They will know history and economics better than anyone their age,” Rockwell wrote in an editorial announcing the start of the “Ron Paul Curriculum” published in The Daily Bell.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: homeschooling; noninterventionism; ronpaul; trueconservatism
The association with the likes of Lew Rockwell and Dennis Kucinich raises red flags, but many conservatives are worried that endless neoconservative interventions could fatally dissipate the nation's long-term strength.

And it isn't just neocons. I wouldn't put it past Obama to start something with Iran for his own political benefit.

1 posted on 04/13/2013 5:56:31 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
I would support an end to Nation Building. Sometimes it seems that this is what "neo-cons" are all about.
But if ending "the neo-con era" means turning our backs on Israel, then I'm against it. I think this may be what Paul is getting at.
2 posted on 04/13/2013 5:59:34 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Paul is wrong.

Standing up to evil and fighting it with war is not wrong.

Wagging endless war with no intention of actually winning is.

We could have ended these wars in ONE HOUR with ZERO loss of life on our side, and little cost!

We CHOOSE not to! THAT is the real crime!


3 posted on 04/13/2013 6:00:11 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Poor Rand Paul. How can he ever acheive glory and make a possbile run for the White House if his ding-bat daddy is still on the scene?


4 posted on 04/13/2013 6:07:31 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

There are many, including some on Free Republic who think Bradley Manning, Ron Paul and Code Pink are all on the right page.

After all, Ron Paul just said the other day that Bradley Manning deserves a Peace Price.


5 posted on 04/13/2013 6:07:46 AM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Robert Duvall)
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To: rlmorel
One can be both antiwar and conservative.

Conservatives are antiwar because we are afraid we might lose.

Leftists are antiwar because they are afraid we might win.

6 posted on 04/13/2013 6:12:11 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Only Congress can declare war. Ron Paul says if we're going to have a war, then declare war and then go to war.

What we have now is not war, it's the President using US troops to advance his own personal global political agenda, under rules of engagement that are getting the killed.

7 posted on 04/13/2013 6:14:48 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

“The Ron Paul Institute For Peace And Prosperity”
And there we have Ron Paul in his nutshell. He names an institute after himself. He has a crush on himself.


8 posted on 04/13/2013 6:37:35 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

So the Neo-Isolationist Era has begun?


9 posted on 04/13/2013 6:39:54 AM PDT by SCHROLL
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Problem with RuPaul is that some of his beliefs... like Free Trade and Open Borders.... are mainstays of the so-called NeoCons. Its like being against the Nazis....but you hate Jews and Slavs with as much fervor

The economic global inter-dependency is a much bigger problem than protecting our national interests abroad. We bail out foreign nations way too much more than we bomb them


10 posted on 04/13/2013 7:18:37 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Standing up to evil and fighting it with war is not wrong.

Wagging endless war with no intention of actually winning is.

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Well said!

Paul is a fool. Kusinich, really? Tells me all I need to know.


11 posted on 04/13/2013 7:47:25 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
The term "neo-conservative" is only used by crypto-Marxists.
12 posted on 04/13/2013 8:15:17 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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The term "neo-conservative" is only used by crypto-Marxists.

Given the far left background of the early neoconservatives, I can't agree with you on which side is better described as crypto-Marxist. I see nothing Marxist about a desire to conserve American lives, American power and security and American freedom.

13 posted on 04/13/2013 8:36:51 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Both comments are true, the former because it is human nature, the latter because it is traitorous (and the truth of that being both humorous and disturbing at the same time).

There is no excusing what Manning did. He should have been hung.


14 posted on 04/13/2013 8:52:16 AM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Robert Duvall)
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To: rlmorel
There is no excusing what Manning did. He should have been hung.

No excuse for violating a trust given by your country. I don't agree with what Paul said about Manning.

15 posted on 04/13/2013 9:02:10 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

We are in agreement on this.


16 posted on 04/13/2013 9:07:50 AM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Robert Duvall)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Hey, maybe he can get Bradley Manning in there as a thinker.


17 posted on 04/13/2013 10:25:50 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: SeminoleCounty
Problem with RuPaul is that some of his beliefs... like Free Trade and Open Borders.... are mainstays of the so-called NeoCons.

Nobody is as open borders as libertarians.

18 posted on 04/13/2013 11:23:20 AM PDT by ansel12 (The lefts most effective quote-I'm libertarian on social issues, but conservative on economics.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Ron Paul can't even make an intellectually honest argument. Either we agree with him or with Obama and neocons.
What a pathetic liar and loser.
19 posted on 04/13/2013 12:42:23 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I wish that this old egotist would go away.


20 posted on 04/13/2013 12:45:35 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Paul has milked his circus rubes for millions in donations for his make-believe presidential campaigns.

He can't take that money for himself directly, of course. That would be illegal.

But it is legal to transfer all of it to a nonprofit that he controls - like this one!

Now he can take a nice foundation salary, sit in a nice foundation office, drive around in a foundation car, go on all kinds of "research" trips for his foundation, have dinners with foundation associates, stay in a foundation apartment when he's in town, pretty much everything he wants.

Good thing for Paul there's one born every minute.

21 posted on 04/13/2013 2:40:15 PM PDT by wideawake
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