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Armed Chinese Troops in Texas!

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Published on Oct 6, 2011

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NOTE: It is important to separate hunting down terrorists who attack our country and deserve justice (which Ron Paul is 100% for), and not confuse justice with occupying entire countries for a decade under the guise of the "War on Terror" or "Spreading Democracy". Terrorists are individuals and small groups, so why are we picking fights with entire nations? BILLIONS for Defense, NOT A PENNY for Empire.

This speech is called "Imagine" and it was given by Ron Paul on March 11, 2009. The original text of the talk is below:

Imagine for a moment that somewhere in the middle of Texas there was a large foreign military base, say Chinese or Russian. Imagine that thousands of armed foreign troops were constantly patrolling American streets in military vehicles. Imagine they were here under the auspices of "keeping us safe" or "promoting democracy" or "protecting their strategic interests."

Imagine that they operated outside of US law, and that the Constitution did not apply to them. Imagine that every now and then they made mistakes or acted on bad information and accidentally killed or terrorized innocent Americans, including women and children, most of the time with little to no repercussions or consequences. Imagine that they set up checkpoints on our soil and routinely searched and ransacked entire neighborhoods of homes. Imagine if Americans were fearful of these foreign troops, and overwhelmingly thought America would be better off without their presence.

Imagine if some Americans were so angry about them being in Texas that they actually joined together to fight them off, in defense of our soil and sovereignty, because leadership in government refused or were unable to do so. Imagine that those Americans were labeled terrorists or insurgents for their defensive actions, and routinely killed, or captured and tortured by the foreign troops on our land. Imagine that the occupiers' attitude was that if they just killed enough Americans, the resistance would stop, but instead, for every American killed, ten more would take up arms against them, resulting in perpetual bloodshed. Imagine if most of the citizens of the foreign land also wanted these troops to return home. Imagine if they elected a leader who promised to bring them home and put an end to this horror.

Imagine if that leader changed his mind once he took office.

The reality is that our military presence on foreign soil is as offensive to the people that live there as armed Chinese troops would be if they were stationed in Texas. We would not stand for it here, but we have had a globe-straddling empire and a very intrusive foreign policy for decades that incites a lot of hatred and resentment towards us.

According to our own CIA, our meddling in the Middle East was the prime motivation for the horrific attacks on 9/11. But instead of re-evaluating our foreign policy, we have simply escalated it. We had a right to go after those responsible for 9/11, to be sure, but why do so many Americans feel as if we have a right to a military presence in some 160 countries when we wouldn't stand for even one foreign base on our soil, for any reason? These are not embassies, mind you, these are military installations. The new administration is not materially changing anything about this. Shuffling troops around and playing with semantics does not accomplish the goals of the American people, who simply want our men and women to come home. 50,000 troops left behind in Iraq is not conducive to peace any more than 50,000 Russian soldiers would be in the United States.

Shutting down military bases and ceasing to deal with other nations with threats and violence is not isolationism. It is the opposite. Opening ourselves up to friendship, honest trade and diplomacy is the foreign policy of peace and prosperity. It is the only foreign policy that will not bankrupt us in short order, as our current actions most definitely will. I share the disappointment of the American people in the foreign policy rhetoric coming from the administration. The sad thing is, our foreign policy WILL change eventually, as Rome's did, when all budgetary and monetary tricks to fund it are exhausted.

CREDITS:
Voice and Music was done by Jeremy Hoop
Video animation was done by Nicholas Bozman and MysteryBox. http://mysterybox.us

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Comments • 7,596

Erik Munoz
After watching the GOP debate last night, I had to comeback to this video and thank Ron Paul once again. Rand, finally, after running such a terrible campaign, sounded like his father for once. Rand Destroyed Marco Rubio. I'm paying respects to the man who opened my eyes 8 years ago.
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Pete Guard
This country threw away the opportunity to elect what would have been the finest president we have ever had.
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Chris Peeks
God why did this man not get elected president.
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lightfoot2471
Still just as powerful as when I first saw it. Bring the troops home.
Colonel Hart
Some people might think this attitude is somehow discredited by the rise of ISIS. REALLY? The US keeps propping up corrupt dictatorships, and half of them, most of all our close ally Saudi Arabia, are FUNDING ISIS. The US is not the only party funnelling money, weapons, and airstrikes into the middle east, but jesus people, they are going to have to sort out their own shit eventually. Stop using the region as a front in a proxy war, and stop thinking that the government has some imperial right to do so.
Alan B
As true today as it ever was...
Dan Heim
I don't know why, but this gets me so pumped up. Going on my football pre-game playlist.
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cinyaca
This is by far the best and most powerful ad a presidential candidate has ever had. It's a damn shame more people have not been exposed to this message.
Matt Van Horn
As an American, I'm utterly disgusted and ashamed of the atrocities committed under my flag. As an American, I am appalled by the villages destroyed, the rivers of blood spilled, and the liberties infringed upon by my government, here at home and abroad. As an American, I am insulted that criminal, unjust, and immoral wars are waged under the false pretexts of "defending freedom." As an American, I am filled with sorrow that a man like Ron Paul was cheated out of presidency by uninformed voters and conniving and spiteful media. As an American, I grieve at the lives of our troops and the lives of foreign civilians that were needlessly ended as a result of our imperialism. As an American, I wish to extend my apologies and condolences to people of the world who have suffered, whether indirectly or directly, as a result of my government's actions. Ron Paul warned us. We missed our chance. May God help us, if it is right that He should do so.
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N3FF42
As a US Vet this video gives me chills every time I see it. Ron Paul is the Truth.
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