Former Congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on his daily youtube show, The Ron Paul Liberty Report, on Monday called for an alliance between libertarians and anti-war progressives.
On the show, Dr. Paul first noted that with Obama as president it was:
Drop a couple bombs everyday. Kill a few innocent people from collateral damage and then run for the hills.He then went on to discuss how things are likely to be different under Trump:
But that's not the current administration's plans. It doesn't look like it will be this whole idea of of just dropping bombs. They're talking about more troops on the ground.He warned there is a pro-war escalation alliance that is very powerful:
We who think in these [anti-aggressive war] terms are facing a coalition that worries me because you know it looks like the neocons haven't turned tail around they're still around and the US Congress is very strong on this and the administration of course is in many ways [pro-war] because of the war on terrorism.He then indicated with this type war escalation he would like to see a libertarian alliance with the parts of the left that are anti-war:
There's a powerful [pro-war]coalition they're putting together that's why I would love
to keep working on my goal to get a more vocal coalition between libertarian
constitutionalists as well as progressive Democrats. The best one that fits that
category of course is Dennis Kucinich and there are others. I think we have to get
together all who are anti-imperialistic even if we disagree on Obamacare because
it's such an important issue. Because the coalition against us, they don't agree on
all the economic issues. Matter of fact, they just come together for one thing to be pro war and we need to build the coalition against this senseless war.
I am not all that optimistic that the troops will be coming home soon but it's a war of ideas and I think including the progressives and libertarians, and I think there will be some disaffected conservatives that will come to see the light when the the president's not delivering.-- RW