He rocked the New Hampshire GOP debate by puncturing and draining America’s festering moral boil: The Neocon doctrine of “preemptive war.”
Ron did object, even before he knew we were lied to. He objected on principle. It turns out he was right.
And that brings us to the subject of the moral high ground.
You heard the GOP contenders repeatedly tell you how “good” we are as a nation. Does “goodness” justify attacking a country under false pretenses? Are we so morally superior that we can justifiably attack a country that has not attacked us yet under the pretense that it “probably will” - so it’s okay? No. Goodness strongly counsels against such action.
It becomes immorality.
We allowed ourselves to be bamboozled into attacking Iraq based on falsified information. That’s bad enough, but it may still be excusable. After all, we were lied to and didn’t have the means to know about it at the time the lies were told.
But now we know.
If we now elect any man to the country’s highest office who continues to tell us that we are “good” while at the same time preparing us for a preemptive nuclear attack on Iran, a country which admittedly has ben nothing short of noxious but which has not yet attacked us, then what are we?
By default, Ron Paul has become America’s conscience.
It’s time to show ourselves that America can still listen, that she is still able to do the right thing - instead of just claiming that she is right.
We all are capable of committing crimes. Is that reason enough to arrest us?
If we grant our leaders the power to “punish” other nations for as yet uncommitted crimes, we grant our government the same power over us.