So I am have an email dialog with my father about RP and how he is doing well with delegates, despite the beauty contests. He is a typical mainstream GOP follower. Here was his reply to RP capturing lots of delegates:
How does one refute those "points"? I don't think we need to be policemen of the world. I agree with RP 100% on foreign policy. But he is basically calling me short sighted. His argument is that if we don't, the fight will be at our doorstep in a matter of time. This is what the neocon GOP followers think will happen if we are not policing the world.Looks like politics as usual! Ron Paul would pick up a lot of support if he revamped his foreign policy. Most young people in America are part of the "me, now" generation, and they don't think about consequences because most have not had to deal with them before. If all of the U.S. overseas bases were closed and the troops brought home, how long do you think it would take North Korea to invade and capture South Korea? With the financial and technological resources of South Korea, what kind of threat would that make North Korea? With U.S. troops out of the way, how long do you think it would take China to invade and takeover Japan, their staunch enemy for centuries? ...then, why stop with Japan when natural resource rich Australia would appear to be a "ripe plum worth picking?" Do you really want to give China all of those resources? The Middle East will become chaotic and Germany, with all of it's technology and manufacturing capability, will become a target of some tyrant who has designs of "taking over the world" (most likely Islamic, and their intention is to convert the entire world to the Islam or annihilate them, especially Jews and Christians. If you have any doubts about this, read about the Islamic Crusades... they were far bigger and far bloodier than any of the Christian Crusades.) Is that the kind of world you want to live in? Yes, the U.S. would have to protect themselves at their borders, so you will have an opportunity to experience what Israel has been dealing with ever since Hammas moved into the Gaza Strip. ...and it will be close, with resource rich Canada to our north with no way of defending its massive borders, they will be picked off quickly and we will have an enemy, who wants to kill us, along a 3000 mile border that we don't have the resources to defend. ...what condition is your prayer rug in?
Constructive feedback / thoughts?