Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Couple of Excerpts from Rand Paul's Upcoming Foreign Policy Speech

From the folks at Business Insider:

"What the United States needs now is a policy that finds a middle path," Paul will say, according to advance excerpts of his remarks. "A policy that is not rash or reckless. A foreign policy that is reluctant, restrained by Constitutional checks and balances but does not appease. A foreign policy that recognizes the danger of radical Islam but also the inherent weaknesses of radical Islam. A foreign policy that recognizes the danger of bombing countries on what they might someday do...A policy that understands the 'distinction between vital and peripheral interests.'"


"I'd argue that a more restrained foreign policy is the true conservative foreign policy, as it includes two basic tenets of true conservatism: respect for the constitution, and fiscal discipline," Paul will say. "I am convinced that what we need is a foreign policy that works within these two constraints, a foreign policy that works within the confines of the Constitution the realities of our fiscal crisis. Today in Congress there is no such nuance, no such moderation of dollars or executive power."

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