The government of the United States has become the distant, detached, self-important entity that the founders had hoped to avoid when writing the Constitution.Details
The media, Congress, and the American public all seem to have accepted something that is patently untrue: namely, that foreign policy is the domain of the president and not Congress. This is absolutely not the case and directly contrary to what our founding fathers wanted.Details
Presidential power has been on a pathway of expansion beyond what the Constitution outlined, and what a government of, by, and for the people requires, since George Washington was president.Details
While the Framers understood the need for a federal government, what concerned them was the possibility that such a government would become a worse menace than no government at all. Their recent experience with the British government â€“ which of course had been their government and against which they had taken up arms â€“ had reinforced what they had learned through their study of history: that the biggest threat to the freedom and well-being of a people was their own government.Details
by Rep Ron Paul
Last week I discussed our worsening economic situation and the fact that there are very few options for the new administration to improve things in the long run.Â The same is not true on the foreign policy front.Â Our interventionist foreign policy stands ready to be put on a new course with the new administration.Â Unfortunately, it seems the new administration is likely to continue the mistakes of the past.
I’ve often discussed interventionist foreign policy and the resulting blowback.Â The current administration’s foreign policy, I’m afraid, has created a huge impetus for blowback against the United States.Â However, I truly believe much of the world stands ready to look beyond our nation’s recent blunders if the new administration proves to be heading in a more reasonable direction.Details
by Rep Ron Paul
Congress is poised to pass the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) authorizing up to $50 million in unconstitutional foreign aid.Â The bill passed out of the Foreign Affairs Committee with a bipartisan agreement to nearly double the President’s requested amount.
It is always distressing to see officials in our government reach across the aisle to disregard Constitutional limitations.Details