View Full Version : Foreign Policy: Need help convincing peers and family

01-16-2012, 04:21 PM
Hello! I just joined this site and am happy to be supporting Ron Paul. I am from California and will be turning 18 in July so I will happily vote for Dr. Paul by the time the primaries come. The problem I am having is convincing my family (who all love politics as much as myself) that Dr. Paul's views are not extremist, especially foreign policy, and explaining the difference between isolationism and interventionism. It sure doesn't help that they all listen to Hannity and Limbaugh (I used to until I heard the things they said about Dr. Paul). Any thoughts on how I should convince them. P.S. I've never joined an online forum so forgive me if I posted in the wrong place or something. Thank You

01-16-2012, 04:54 PM
The "how would you like it if China or Russia decided to build bases in our land" usually helps me out. With foreign occupation the example works greatly with principles you are taught when you grow up as a kid so it registers in the mind much clearer than other examples.

01-16-2012, 04:58 PM
SEC of Defence Leon Pannettta. said last Iran is NOT developing a nuclear weapon.

01-16-2012, 05:05 PM
Ron Paul's policy is non-interventionism. We haven't been attacked in over 70 years, therefore stop causing beef with other countries by dropping drones on their land and putting sanctions on them looking for a war. The biggest threat to our security is our weak economy, partly because we are spread too thin around the world in 130 countries rather than protecting our own borders. On 9/11 we didn't even have the air force ready to intercept a plane. They were flying over the Atlantic. Ron Paul's policy is the one that WILL protect America. He gets it. He was warning before 9/11 about the likely blowback to occur - he was right, again - no surprise. Show them this video I did:


If they are interested in more of his predicitons, show them this video:


01-17-2012, 12:32 PM
Memorize this and recite it to them:

"Imagine for a moment that somewhere in the middle of Texas
there was a large foreign military base, say Chinese or Russian.
Imagine that thousands of armed foreign troops were constantly patrolling American streets in military vehicles.
Imagine they were here under the auspices of
“keeping us safe” or “promoting democracy” or “protecting their strategic interests.”

Then have them read or listen to the full speech:

Full speech from "Texas Straight Talk"

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Video Format (BEST!!!):



Let 'em watch that... call it done.


01-17-2012, 06:08 PM
Point out to them that they are just pushing the party line and GWB actually supported Gaddhafi. Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugfh too supported Gaddhafi. So you oppose the unprincipled allies of terrorists. You can also give Reagan's support for Osama bin Laden as the example of the shortsighted nature of Republican policies. They will justify it by citing the cold war and you can counter it by asking if 911 is justified if there is a cold war with some third party.

Besides, let them know that if foreign policy and invading others are the criteria to give support, you could go with Clinton since Clinton and Santorum have identical views on debt, paper currency, foreign policy and abortion.

And firmly tell them that principles matter more to you than loyalty to the Republicans who are allies of the Democrats from whom money is soon parted.