Monday, November 3, 2014

RPI Update, Nov. 3

Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity
Volume 2, No. 27, November 3, 2014

More Guns Plus Less War Equals Real Security

by Ron Paul

Last week’s tragic shootings in Canada and Washington state are certain to lead to new calls for gun control. The media-generated fear over “lone wolf terrorists” will enable the gun control lobby to smear Second Amendment supporters as “pro-terrorist.” Marketing gun control as an anti-terrorist measure will also enable gun control supporters to ally with those who support any infringement on liberty done in the name of “homeland security.”


Afghanistan: None Dare Call it a Defeat

by Eric Margolis

The last British soldiers were airlifted out of Afghanistan last week, marking the sorry end of Britain’s fourth failed invasion of Afghanistan. With them went the last detachment of US Marines in Helmand. Well has Afghanistan earned its title, “Graveyard of Empires.”

In Ukraine, A Tale of Two Elections

by Daniel McAdams

The US government loves to “promote democracy” overseas, often at the barrel of a gun. Strangely enough, however, it often “deplores” actual elections being held in such places. Take Ukraine, for example. An election held last week by a group that forcibly seized power from a legitimately-elected government was hailed by the US administration as a great democratic achievement.

The Cheney-Powell-Rumsfeld-Wolfowitz Strategy: An Evaluation

by  Michael S. Rozeff

The US never demobilized after the Cold War ended. It constructed new missions for its military. It adopted a new post-Cold War strategy but kept its military forces intact.

Rep. Pete King Wants 'All Out' Surveillance Of Muslims

by Chris Rossini

One would have hoped that after Ron Paul schooled Rudy Giuliani on the concept of “blowback” in front of a national audience, US politicians would have paid attention. Sadly, it was back to foreign interventionism as usual.

Time Mag to Ron Paul: Stop Telling The Truth!

by Daniel McAdams

Time Magazine is angry with Ron Paul. How dare he point out that the media has been over-reacting to the Ebola outbreak? How dare he mention that Canada's 13 years of bombing Muslim countries has irritated plenty of people on the receiving end of those bombs? How dare he tell the truth about US history: that if the colonies were told they could never leave it is unlikely there would ever have been a United States?

RPI: Still Lean and Mean...But Growing!

by Daniel McAdams

Readers of the Ron Paul Institute's work over the past year or so will most likely recognize the frequent appearance of Adam Dick on the website. Adam has written more than 200 articles and blog posts for the Institute as a part-time contractor.

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