By Ron Paul
A suite of statements Congressman Ron Paul has remodeled the previous 30 years facing international coverage from the date he used to be first elected to Congress. Ron Paul offers a historical past of financial coverage within the usa and makes use of this heritage to argue that a similar loose industry principals utilized to U.S. family coverage can be utilized to U.S. international coverage
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To confuse matters even more, as the PLO-a declared enemy ofthe United Statesappeared to be on the ropes, we risked life, limb and diplomacy to rescue them. For all of this the Arabs remain frustrated with us, and the IsraeliAmerican relations worsen. The inevitable bad results of trying to be everything to everybody should surely persuade us to reassess our policy ofintervention. In June of 1981, we the Congress passed a resolution (House Resolution 159) praising Philip Habib for his efforts in the Middle East.
RON PAUL of TEXAS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Mr. Speaker, I oppose House Concurrent Resolution 409, which concerns the massacre in the Palestinian refugee camps. It is said that a "yes" vote on the resolution is a vote against massacres. I disagree. Hardly anyone, surely, would accuse anotherofbeing in favor of such a massive disregard for human life. There are sound reasons, though for not passing a resolution ofthis kind without careful consideration ofits entire meaning. The fIrst section ofthe resolution-that condemns the immorality ofruthless killing-is a clear statement with which we all agree.
My colleagues, this resolution is dangerous. " That is a decision we will abdicate to the president ifwe approve this resolution. If you think not, I would like to refresh your memories. In June 1981, we were anxious to praise Ambassador Habib for the "peace" he brought about in the Mideast. In that resolution-which the House overwhelmingly approved-there was a statement that actually set the stage for what we are facing in Lebanon today. That resolution said: The House ofRepresentatives strongly encourages the president to pursue a comprehensive and coordinated policy in Lebanon including the development ofan effective cease-fire, resolution of the issue of Syrian missiles, promotion of the independent sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity ofLebanon.
A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship by Ron Paul