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  • Speech on the North Atlantic Treaty-Robert Taft, 1949

    03/07/2014 12:15:38 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 4 replies
    TeachingAmericanHistory.org ^ | July 26, 1949 | Senator Robert A. Taft
    …Why did I vote against the Atlantic Pact? I wanted to vote for it-at least I wanted to vote to let Russia know that if she attacked western Europe, the United States would be in the war. I believe that would be a deterrent to war… We issued just this warning in the Monroe Doctrine, and though we were a much less powerful nation, it prevented aggression against Central and South America. That was only a President’s message to Congress, and there were no treaty obligations, and no arms for other nations. But it was one of the most effective...
  • The Robert Taft Republicans Return

    09/04/2013 9:52:20 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 125 replies
    WSJ ^ | September 3, 2013 | Bret Stephens
    The Robert Taft Republicans Return - Isolationism has never served the interests of America, or the GOP. 'We'll be lucky to get 80 Republicans out of 230." That's an astute GOP congressman's best guess for how his caucus now stands on the vote to authorize military force against Syria. At town hall meetings in their districts, the congressman reports, House Republicans are hearing "an isolationist message." It's not America's war. The evidence that the Assad regime used chemical weapons is ambiguous, maybe cooked. There isn't a compelling national interest to intervene. "Let Allah sort it out." We'd be coming in...
  • HUGH HEWITT - GOP isolationists are taking U.S. back to the 1930s

    09/03/2013 3:58:13 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 90 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 9-2-2013 | HUGH HEWITT
    Syria's butcher Bashir Assad could end up toppling British Prime Minister David Cameron and not the other way around, while also giving Russia a big boost back on to the Great Power stage and green lighting Tehran's most ambitious and sparky plans in its mountain tunnel complexes. Along the way he has exposed President Obama as feckless and fearful. The president and his team are scrambling to remind lawmakers of what the Commander-in-Chief ought to have long ago argued to the country: When the good guys blink, the bad guys notice. Lots and lots of blinking. Most of the people...
  • Rand Paul: No more 'bomb everybody' (Sees Aggressive GOP Foreign Policy as Political Detriment)

    09/10/2012 10:58:51 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/10/12 | Kevin Robillard
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Monday that Republicans can win in New England and on the West Coast if they’re willing to drop a “we need to bomb everybody tomorrow” foreign policy. “I think one of the problems we face, as a Republican party, is that we’re behind the eight-ball to begin with,” Paul said on CBS’ “This Morning.” “We’re not winning the West Coast. We’re not winning New England. Maybe we need to embrace more Ron Paul Republicans, more libertarian Republicans. … It means people who are little bit less aggressive on foreign policy. They believe in defending the...
  • The Most Enduring Legacy Of Nazi Hate

    04/25/2010 6:21:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 840+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2010 | David Stokes
    On February 1, 1944, two unlikely allies in the United States Senate—Robert Wagner (D-New York) and Robert Taft (R-Ohio)—introduced a resolution that caused shockwaves around the globe. Their initiative advocated American support for “free and unlimited entry of Jews into Palestine for the creation of a Jewish commonwealth.” This was a bold move and one that put the Roosevelt administration on the spot. Nearly five years earlier, the British government had released a White Paper on the issue of Palestine—one that largely abandoned the Jewish people in that region. Since the 1917 Balfour Declaration and during the period of the...
  • Ron Paul supporters urged to attend MoveOn.org Rally !

    08/26/2007 10:44:41 AM PDT · by davidosborne · 1,262 replies · 12,639+ views
    RonPaul MeetUp Group ^ | 26 August 2007 | David Osborne
    Many of you know that I help organize the Duncan Hunter "meetup" group(s). I decided to peek in at the "competition" and found it very interesting that Ron Paul supporters are being urged to attend the MoveOn.org rally.... http://ronpaul.meetup.com/1/boards/view/viewthread?thread=3421862 I post this because I know there are a lot of folks on FR that support Ron Paul.. I just wonder if you are participating in this effort.. or what you think about this whole business of catering to MoveOn.org .... quote from an active Ron Paul supporter Somebody posted a thread concerning moveon, and letting their members know about Ron...
  • Robert A. Taft More than "Mr. Republican" [Born September 8, 1889]

    09/08/2006 11:42:06 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 7 replies · 437+ views
    Robert A. Taft More than "Mr. Republican" In 1947, Republican Senator Robert A. Taft was at the peak of his power, commanding a coalition of conservative Republicans and southern Democrats to thwart President Harry S. Truman's domestic agenda. Taft's most impressive achievement came in June. The labor-restricting Taft-Hartley Act survived Truman's veto and won Taft the admiration of the press corps. Yet he did not seek the highest political office in the Senate; indeed, the title "majority leader" would not precede his name until 1953. Taft finally accepted the role only after he deemed his ultimate goal–the presidency–to be...
  • Interview with Jesuit Fr. Robert Taft of the Pontifical Oriental Institute

    04/12/2005 6:28:43 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 15 replies · 16,362+ views
    NCR ^ | February 4, 2004 | John L. Allen, Jr.
    Interview with Jesuit Fr. Robert Taft of the Pontifical Oriental Institute February 4, 2004 By John L. Allen, Jr. Rome Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, is scheduled to travel to Moscow Feb. 16-20, 2004 for a meeting with the Patriarch of Moscow, Alexy II. In anticipation of Kasper's trip, NCR Rome correspondent, John L. Allen Jr. sat down with Jesuit Fr. Robert Taft of the Pontifical Oriental Institute. Taft, a pioneer in Eastern liturgical studies and a veteran of East/West dialogues, is one of the leading experts on Orthodoxy in the Catholic Church....
  • Louisiana, 12 Other States Agree to Raise High School Standards

    02/28/2005 3:51:30 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 81 replies · 1,592+ views
    Baton Rouge, LA, Morning Advocate ^ | 02-28-05 | Feller, Ben, AP Education Writer
    La., 12 other states agree to raise high school standards By BEN FELLER AP education writer WASHINGTON -- A coalition of 13 states confirmed plans Sunday to require tougher high school courses and diploma requirements, changes that could affect about one in three students. The announcement is the most tangible sign that the nation's governors, gathered in the capital for a summit on improving high schools, want to see that progress quickly. The participating states have committed to making their core high school classes and tests more rigorous, and to match their graduation standards with the expectations of employers and...
  • Races of the Week: South Dakota U.S. Senate Race: Thune v. Daschle

    06/07/2004 7:32:03 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 332+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 06-07-04 | Gizzi, John
    South Dakota U.S. Senate Race Races of the Week: Thune vs. Daschle by John Gizzi Posted Jun 7, 2004 The last time a Senate leader of either party went down to defeat in his home state was in 1952, when Majority Leader Ernest McFarland (D-Ariz.) lost re-election in a spectacular race against a young merchant named Barry Goldwater. McFarland was perceived as too much a part of "the mess in Washington," by Arizona voters, who were willing to jettison his political clout in favor of a fresh candidate with very different ideas. Now, in what is shaping up as the...