Liberty Forged

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Taft, Old Right Republican, Dr Paul aligns himself with the man.

Posted by Jesse on December 10, 2007

[Senator Taft at the Gettysburg National Cemetery 1946.]
Conscription as an Omen
By Robert A Taft

“……Military conscription is essentially totalitarian. It has been established for the most part in totalitarian countries and their dictators led by Napoleon and Bismarck. It has heretofore been established by aggressor countries. It is said it would ensure peace by emphasizing the tremendous military potential of this country. Surely we have emphasized that enough in this war. No one can doubt it.

“We shall have fought to abolish totalitarianism in the world, only to set it up in the United States.”
On the contrary, if we establish conscription every other nation in the world will feel obliged to do the same. It would set up militarism on a high pedestal throughout the world as the goal of all the world. Militarism has always led to war and not peace………”

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