When did it become to “conservative” to blindly swallow what the federal government was spewing?
Lemmings. All lemmings.
This is not a binary choice: either believe on the one hand that the government has never engaged in any activity that contravenes the Constitution on the other hand that it plotted and planned 9/11.
It is quite possible to understand that the government is capable of wrongdoing without accepting that it is responsible for the greatest perfidy imaginable.
You need to work on your clarity of thinking.
If nothing else, those who despise Paul’s advocacy for non-interventionism, tacitly admit 1.) we are incapable of defending ourselves and our own borders and 2.) we do not have enough in the way of natural/human resurces to sustain a superior standard of living. At the same time, I don’t believe Paul is against trading with other nations.
The conflicting views between interventionists and non-interventists stem from the distinction between universal principles as embodied, expressed, and practiced from our Constitution, and finite borders where those principles may or may not hold sway.
Is there some reason the priciples that make our country unique and prosperous should not be applied globally? In principle, no, but practically speaking, there really are people who prefer slavery to freedom. They need somewhere else to live, and they have it. Let them have it. Buy their baskets. Buy their oil.