Ron Paul to Trump: Don’t Listen to Neocons!

Don’t need to do this again.

A big hearty AMEN to this! The neocons railed against Rand Paul and then they turned their sights on Donald Trump. No reason the new administration should trust these guys.

Now is a good time for the GOP to make a clean break from the neoconservatives who believe in perpetual war, nation building, and all sorts of big government initiatives on the domestic side. The neocons were originally Dems anyway.

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Congress: Shut Down Government Until the New President Restores the Republic

Some good ideas here. Restoring the Republic should be THE goal.

The author focuses on one area of concern but there are many other areas of policy that deserve the same treatment.

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The Pentagon is just another bloated government agency

This is the truth and sometimes it’s one that it is hard for “conservatives” to come to terms with. The Pentagon is filled to the gills with waste and inefficiency, it is big government.

The military and defense, defense, is enumerated as a role for the government according to the Constitution. But the key word is “defense.”

But even without a purely defensive military there are plenty of areas to cut, starting with the army of civilian employees.

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Why is Russia conducting massive civil defense drills? White House “now considering escalating the US involvement in Syria’s civil war”

Click HERE for a highly detailed and interactive map of the Syrian conflict.

Russia is one of the world’s chief crony capitalist states. China’s probably number one but Russia is right on up there. Of course we live in a global crony system which we should keep in mind, but Putin’s cadre of oligarchs is a particularly nasty club. Or gang. Of course the world is filled with gangs. (It likely will always will be, though some “gangs”

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Sen. Paul aims to block arms deal with ‘frenemy’ Saudi Arabia (VIDEO)

Bret Stephens, the deputy editorial page editor of the Wall Street Journal thinks however that we should be “thankful” that the Saudis are fighting “our war” for us in Yemen.

That’s right, Mr. Stephens said Yemen is “our war.” The neocons will never ever learn. Never.

No, the war in Yemen is a fight the Saudis have engaged in because they fear the rise of Shiite forces that could eventually find their way into Saudi Arabia and topple the Saudi Wahhabi regime.

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Rand Paul Introduces Resolution to End Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

The Saudis have deep oil reserves and as such deep pockets. They are big buyers of arms, and especially so given its recent venture into Yemen and the perceived rise of a close to nuclear Iran. We do lots of weapons business with the desert kingdom.

But the Saudis are our “frenemies” at best. We tolerate them so that the world has access to Saudi oil. The 18th Century Wahhabi regime “tolerates” us because we have the biggest guns and we offer protection of the oil reserves.

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The big defense contractors are lining up behind Hillary Clinton

I am currently editing a collection of past essays and last night I was editing the “neocon” chapter. I noticed that we argued multiple times in 2014-2015 that with the rise of Rand Paul the neocons, the pro-war crowd in the GOP and with them the weapons manufacturers, might defect to Hillary Clinton.

But as it turned out it wasn’t Rand who sent the big government GOP war advocates to Hillary, it was Trump.

(From Rare)

Defense contractors are accustomed to getting what they want.

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Bill Kristol: “We Beat Back Ron Paul and Rand Paul” (Right…And this is why the neocons remain in the political wilderness and Jeb got spanked. Because you won.)

The neocons are for big government and wars. Bill Kristol is for big government and wars. The neocons disliked Reagan and celebrated George W. Bush’s massive expansion of the state. They loathe libertarianism and they loathe the Pauls. They quietly like Hillary Clinton who is basically an extension of George W. Bush in many respects. In fact most neocons – most of whom are Bushites – would probably like to see Hillary win this go’round. (Though they can’t say it publicly –

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