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What is the future of the Republican Party?

Posted by Jesse on May 23, 2008

Ron Paul’s son Rand talks about the best selling book, convention experience and future plans.

The Revolution: A Manifesto [from mises.org]
“Ron Paul wrote this book in the midst of his 2007-2008 educational campaign for the Republican nomination. It is a response to the demand from so many to understand the political and economic philosophy that led to his campaign, which was a defining moment in modern libertarian history. The result is outstanding. He patiently explains why the average voter must care about liberty and what can be done about it in terms of public policy. He explains the workings of the free market, the incompetence of government, the real purpose of the Constitution, the dangers of an imperial foreign policy and much more.”

[assistant editor at Antiwar.com and hosts Antiwar Radio]
Scott Horton writes:
“Dr. Paul, whose steadfast opposition to warfare in the U.S. Congress extends back to his first terms in office in the 1970s, makes his standard case that rather than leading to some abstract “national greatness,” empire, in fact, weakens America. He says the cost of maintaining our empire is nearly a trillion dollars a year and that we just can’t afford it. Paul maintains that rather than protecting our freedom, war is nearly as destructive to our society as those of the people we wage them against. War leads to unchecked executive power and the destruction of our most highly valued liberty. Paul denounces our government’s policy of “preemptive” aggressive war as always morally and consequentially wrong and never justified. He also explains the anti-imperialist legacy of the Old Right and the antiwar sentiments of the more thoughtful leaders of the middle-to-New Right such as Russell Kirk, Richard Weaver, and Robert Nisbet. Paul explains that there is nothing conservative about waging war; it undermines every principle that conservatives claim to cherish (i.e., the Constitution, the rule of law, family values, free markets, fiscal restraint.)”

Check out these links for more on the subject of the Old Right.

Murray N Rothbard, “The Betrayal of the American Right“; Article; PDF

Bill Kauffman, “Ain’t My America: The Long, Noble History of Antiwar Conservatism and Middle-American Anti-Imperialism” — Listen to a recent interview with Kauffman on antiwar radio
And the latest review of the book by Doug Bandow

Justin Raimondo, “Reclaiming the American Right“; “How the War Party Captured the Right

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One Response to “What is the future of the Republican Party?”

  1. […] jr wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptRon Paul’s son Rand talks about the best selling book, convention experience and future plans. The Revolution: A Manifesto [from mises.org] “Ron Paul wrote this book in the midst of his 2007-2008 educational campaign for the Republican nomination. It is a response to the demand from so many to understand the political and economic philosophy that led to his campaign, which was a defining moment in modern libertarian history. The result is outstanding. He patiently explains why the average voter must care about liberty and what can be done about it in terms of public policy. He explains the workings of the free market, the incompetence of government, the real purpose of the Constitution, the dangers of an imperial foreign policy and much more.” [assistant editor at Antiwar.com and hosts Antiwar Radio] Scott Horton writes: “Dr. Paul, whose steadfast opposition to warfare in the U.S. Congress extends back to his first terms in office in […] […]

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