What If?<br />A Speech from Congressman Ron Paul<br />
What If?<br />…we wake up one day and realize that the terrorist threat is a predictable consequence of our meddling in th...
Oil = Control<br />What If?<br />What if propping up repressive regimes in the Middle East endangers both the United State...
Why do they hate us?<br />And why do we care?<br />"Accept our offer of a carpet of gold, or we bury you under a carpet of...
What if?<br />What ifsomeday it dawns on us that losing over 5,000 American military personnel in the Middle East since 9/...
What if?<br />What if we finally decide that torture, even if called “enhanced interrogation techniques,” is self-destruct...
What if?<br />Live Free or Die<br />What if it is finally realized that war and military spending is always destructive to...
What If?<br />What ifall wartime spending is paid for through the deceitful and evil process of inflating and borrowing?<b...
What if?<br />What if we finally see that wartime conditions always undermine personal liberty?<br />
What if?<br />What if conservatives, who preach small government, wake up and realize that our interventionist foreign pol...
What if?<br />What if conservatives understood once again that their only logical position is to reject military intervent...
What If?<br />What if the American people woke up and understood that the official reasons for going to war are almost alw...
What If?<br />What if we as a nation came to realize that the quest for empire eventually destroys all great nations?<br />
What If?<br />What ifObama has no intention of leaving Iraq?<br />
Eye Have You<br />What If?<br />What if a military draft is being planned for the wars that will spread if our foreign pol...
What If?<br />What ifthe American people learn the truth: that our foreign policy has nothing to do with national security...
Shock and awe<br />What If?<br />What if war and preparation for war is a racket serving the special interests?<br />
shockandawe<br />  What If?<br />What ifPresident Obama is completely wrong about Afghanistan and it turns out worse than ...
What If?<br />What if Christianity actually teaches peace and not preventive wars of aggression?<br />
Kill em all<br />What If?<br />What if diplomacy is found to be superior to bombs and bribes in protecting America?<br />
What If?<br />What happens if my concerns are completely unfounded – nothing!<br />
It’s your choice…<br />  What Now… <br />What happens if my concerns are justified and ignored – nothing good<br />       ...
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Ron Paul's address to congress on February 12, 2009 accompanied by pictures and text.

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"What If"- A Speech by Ron Paul

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  2. 2. What If?<br />A Speech from Congressman Ron Paul<br />
  3. 3. What If?<br />…we wake up one day and realize that the terrorist threat is a predictable consequence of our meddling in the affairs of others?<br />
  4. 4. Oil = Control<br />What If?<br />What if propping up repressive regimes in the Middle East endangers both the United States and Israel?<br />
  5. 5. Why do they hate us?<br />And why do we care?<br />"Accept our offer of a carpet of gold, or we bury you under a carpet of bombs.” State Department declaration to the Taliban (August, 2001)<br />What if occupying countries like Iraq and Afghanistan – and bombing Pakistan – is directly related to the hatred directed toward us and has nothing to do with being free and prosperous?<br />
  6. 6. What if?<br />What ifsomeday it dawns on us that losing over 5,000 American military personnel in the Middle East since 9/11 is not a fair trade-off for the loss of nearly 3,000 American citizens, no matter how many Iraqi, Pakistani, and Afghan people are killed or displaced? <br />
  7. 7. What if?<br />What if we finally decide that torture, even if called “enhanced interrogation techniques,” is self-destructive and produces no useful information – and that contracting it out to a third world nation is just as evil?<br />
  8. 8. What if?<br />Live Free or Die<br />What if it is finally realized that war and military spending is always destructive to the economy?<br />
  9. 9. What If?<br />What ifall wartime spending is paid for through the deceitful and evil process of inflating and borrowing?<br />
  10. 10. What if?<br />What if we finally see that wartime conditions always undermine personal liberty?<br />
  11. 11. What if?<br />What if conservatives, who preach small government, wake up and realize that our interventionist foreign policy provides the greatest incentive to expand the government?<br />
  12. 12. What if?<br />What if conservatives understood once again that their only logical position is to reject military intervention and managing an empire throughout the world?<br />
  13. 13. What If?<br />What if the American people woke up and understood that the official reasons for going to war are almost always based on lies and promoted by war propaganda in order to serve special interests?<br />
  14. 14. What If?<br />What if we as a nation came to realize that the quest for empire eventually destroys all great nations?<br />
  15. 15. What If?<br />What ifObama has no intention of leaving Iraq?<br />
  16. 16. Eye Have You<br />What If?<br />What if a military draft is being planned for the wars that will spread if our foreign policy is not changed?<br />
  17. 17. What If?<br />What ifthe American people learn the truth: that our foreign policy has nothing to do with national security and that it never changes from one administration to the next?<br />
  18. 18. Shock and awe<br />What If?<br />What if war and preparation for war is a racket serving the special interests?<br />
  19. 19. shockandawe<br /> What If?<br />What ifPresident Obama is completely wrong about Afghanistan and it turns out worse than Iraq and Vietnam put together?<br />
  20. 20. What If?<br />What if Christianity actually teaches peace and not preventive wars of aggression?<br />
  21. 21. Kill em all<br />What If?<br />What if diplomacy is found to be superior to bombs and bribes in protecting America?<br />
  22. 22. What If?<br />What happens if my concerns are completely unfounded – nothing!<br />
  23. 23. It’s your choice…<br /> What Now… <br />What happens if my concerns are justified and ignored – nothing good<br /> Ron Paul (Feb. 12th 2009)<br />Auburn University Young Americans for Liberty- Alex Allen<br />

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