The public’s skepticism about U.S. international engagement – evident in America’s Place in the World surveys four and eight years ago – has increased. Currently, 52 percent say the United States “should mind its own business internationally and let other countries get along the best they can on their own.” Just 38 percent disagree with the statement. This is the most lopsided balance in favor of the U.S. “minding its own business” in the nearly 50-year history of the measure.
Not so coincidentally, the landslide winner of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Presidential Straw Poll last weekend was U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). He beat runnerup U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) by 20 points.
Paul’s even more famous father, Dr. Ron Paul, has been opposed, often vehemently, to every war started by the U.S. war machine since Vietnam.
These wars have bankrupted the U.S. government. It is not clear what their objective was either. In retrospect, all these wars did was enrich the military-industrial complex and pick the pockets of taxpayers.
They also ruined the lives of hundreds of thousands of people who were ordered to participate in them.
It is doubtful, though, whether the corrupted GOP establishment, which is owned by globalistic Wall Street banksters and the worldwide megacorporations which they finance, will allow Sen. Paul to compete fairly for the 2016 nomination.
The establishment has never been kind to the Paul family. Right now the banksters are still shedding tears over the air coming out of the Chris Christie blimp. The New Jersey governor was and is BY FAR their preferred candidate for President.
They are so desperate that efforts are being made to recruit a person with one of the most despised last names in American political history to run for President. This candidate, should he run, would be wise to just go by his first name a la Madonna or Cher.
With the Democrats likely to nominate warmonger Hillary Clinton (if she runs) for President, it would be wise to have a candidate such as Sen. Paul on the other side to make the case for nonintervention and a return to the foreign policy of our founders.
Having said all that, how often do the aforementioned corporations who own the U.S. government consider the will of the people? Evidence shows it is only on Election Day that these forces ever even realize there is a population of hundreds of millions of people out here who despise them.