Non-Interventionism: America’s Original Foreign Policy

Future of Freedom Foundation’s Jacob Hornberger and Richard Ebeling join today’s Liberty Report to discuss what we can do to return US foreign policy to one of non-intervention in the affairs of others. Next month the Ron Paul Institute and Future of Freedom Foundation will team up in Charleston, SC to hold a conference on this very topic. Join us! Get your tickets while they last – only $5.00!
RonPaulInstitute.org/conference

Original Youtube video here.

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Doug Doug
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Maybe Rand Paul will be President in 2020.

Olga Finney
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I have to make a correction to Jacob’s statement that “totalitarian regimes like China, North Korea and, I think Russia” don’t allow conferences like this. This is a blatant misinformation about Russia. Russia is NOT A TOTALITARIAN REGIME. And all kinds of conferences and parties and movements are happening and growing without government censorship. I know this because I am a russian who lives and works in both Russia and America for 25 years. And I am a libertarian. I think it is necessary to withdraw this false statement. Especially in these hard times for Russia, being falsely accused of… Read more »

Barney Google
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It is always encouraging to listen to people who are dedicated to the prospect of peace instead of war. One point: Our corrupt monetary system facilitates unlimited debt creation, resulting in inflation that robs us all – not just future generations.

Think 4 Yourself
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Will be the greatest benefit of the dollar's collapse.

Gary S. Seth
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Non – Interventionism would ' Make America Great ' . "There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people for a purpose which is unattainable." : Howard Zinn, 1993

seer
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It is hard to define US historical policy as "non-interventionism" UNLESS one excludes the Native Americans, and the Spanish and Mexicans and English (Canadians). US Expansionism over the continent was a long time effort. Then we have the Monroe Doctrine claiming sovereignty over the western hemisphere, 1854 Perry goes to Japan to "force" trade, then we have the creation of Panama and the building of the canal, then the sponsored revolution in Hawaii and then in 1898 war with Spain on very shaky grounds. So this return to non-interventionism strikes me as peculiar at best. On the other hand it… Read more »

L C
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1989, CESPAN when I watched Dr. Paul with a strong common sense message during election 1988. (Ron Paul Interview 1988) I was very impressed by what he conveys like very strong educator. I was in early 20's had no interest in politics but Dr. Paul's interview was so interesting that day. I kept watching him each time he was on TV for a speech, there was times I called in sick at work not to miss his speech live on TV. I'm in my early 50's now I still don't miss a day of his voice and he still consistent… Read more »

bonitaroache73
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Given the disastrous policies and consequences of the Wars for Oil, Wars of Aggression, Wars of Attrition in the Middle East and now Africa, How is it that anyone in his right mind and conscience can still foment the insanity of our Foreign Affairs?! Look at Iraq. The U.S. Invasion and multi-year Occupation of that country was supposed to bring a paradise of Peace, Prosperity, and Harmony to the country. That’s what killing all those Iraqis was about — sacrificing them for the greater good of a beautiful Society. Wasn’t it called Operation Iraqi Freedom?! Yet, what do we have… Read more »

Alliance News Network
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Usually a great show. I just can't handle objectivism being treated as a real philosophy. There is little dynamic difference from the traumatized writings of a victim of of Stalin's 🇷🇺 and the philosophy of Anton Levey.

Adam Smasher
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I love that Paul is a crypto-ancap.

heymisterderp
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It's way too tempting to play all these silly little war games with each other (limited, bureaucratic war), risking massive escalation with Russia, China and whoever else to micromanage situations in the jungles and deserts half the world away. To build even more weapons, you have to use some up first, and sell them to the House of Saud, Pakistan, Egypt, Turkey, Israel, the Kurds, Iraq, Afghanistan and all our other "friends" in the world. The purpose of this interventionist foreign policy is exactly the same purpose of the F-35; the purpose is to spend money.

James Galloway
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you can't kill an idea

Mohammad Doofesh
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The early Americans might have been idealistic. The fact is that human beings get corrupted by their vain desires.
كَلا إِنَّ الإِنْسَانَ لَيَطْغَى. أَنْ رَآهُ اسْتَغْنَى
6. Nay! Verily, man does transgress (in disbelief and evil deed).
7. Upon seeing himself as self-sufficient.

Eisen J Eisen
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Wow Wow how did America get so bad to get into the leadership rolls to bring us down into hell, murder, lying, cheating, stealing, and such greed that make a Saint blush.as Trump to worship at the alter of mammon.

Papicia Papicia
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Russia has great debates but you have to find them on you tubes to follow.

TWD1176
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"The thing is that I am getting more and more convinced that the war-peace question is the key to the whole libertarian business"

David Ross
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I FEEL CURSED LIVING IN THE USA.. I SHOULD HAVE BEEN BORN IN SYRIA OR YEMEN OR IRAQ OR ONE OF THE OTHER POOR COUNTRIES BEING USED AND ABUSED BY THE USA MILITARY..PEOPLE .. MILLIONS ARE BEING RAPED AND MURDERED, SO WE CAN HAVE THEIR OIL SOLD TO US BY EVIL LEADERS.WE COULD HAVE THE OIL FROM THOSE POOR PEOPLE WHO REALLY OWN IT, IF WE DIDN'T SUPPORT THOSE WHO KILL AND STEAL IT..I DO NOT KNOW HOW PEOPLE CAN BE SO DISTRACTED FROM THOSE ATROCITIES, VERSE DEALING WITH PEOPLE, WHO SPEAK ABOUT MUNDANE TOPICS ONLINE .. MAKES ME CRY..OH… Read more »

izzy skyparks
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This was fun to watch Great guests!

Cyndi Bates
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Great video, gentlemen. Enjoyed your chat.

BibleFire
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nobody see Corbett recant?

dukesins
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Great report! Thank you Dr. Paul!

Sam Sticka
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And yet, many people still believe 9/11 happened because they hate our freedoms. When I hear that, I think to myself who really hates our freedoms? The terrorists or our own government?

S. R. Roberts
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Before we had a Navy we paid 1/4th of GDP on ransom bribes to the Ottoman Beys of North Africa. Which was paid for by the Whiskey tax…which led to the Whiskey Rebellion. Is Ransom, taxation to pay for the ransom, and rebellion preferable to putting boots on the shores of Tripoli? …
Today private parties could raise money, pay Erik Prince to take care of it, and not need to raise a state force. But i have to think the Logan Act would come into play and shut that down.

森 太翔
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America's original foreign policy was very much interventionism. Unfortunately there are a lot of myths and lies about the founding fathers, and the way America began as a nation. Most of the FF wanted England-style big centralized government and imperialism, only few people among them wanted the opposite of the type of system they had, i.e. they wanted a tiny government with almost no functions at all in order to prevent the kind of abusive rule they were living under, but that kind of small government was useless and couldn't do anything. Ultimately both sides wrote, scrapped, and then wrote… Read more »

Kevin Gallagher
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Will the event be live streamed?

Enric-kun
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I'm a Venezuelan inmigrant currently living in the USA (I left my country 9 years ago looking for a better life). I believe in free markets and think socialism is one of the most awful ideas (I lived the worst aspects of socialism myself), but I'm not sure if non-interventionism would work. For example, what would happen to international markets if the US military leaves Asia? What do you think China is going to do next? What do you think North Korea is going to do? What do you think Russia is going to do next? Russia has been providing… Read more »

George Colón
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awesome channel

HT03
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Daniel McAdams, please take a look at this video about Vanessa Beeley and Eva Bartlett's reporting on Syria. It's very concerning if true and I'm worried it can damage the credibility of the antiwar movement. https://youtu.be/aOio1baDxd4

The God Emperor
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Ayn Rand was a sociopath and a hypocrite

bordertown
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"The nation which indulges towards another a habitual hatred or a habitual fondness is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest." –George Washington

Bobby C
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Zionist and jews are behind all this war and debt. AIPAC, FEDERAL RESERVE, MSM, BANKS, HOLLYWOOD, ETC….. Americans have to say no to the Jews and go to war with isreal and end this once and for all.

Bobby C
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9/11 was done by the Jews by the way. Shill detected.

Frank Lazy
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The US had a interventionists foreign policy from the very beginning. If the US didn't than the US will still be just 13 colonies on the east coast today.

Paul P
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US needs to help them poor south Africans that being slaughtered and their farms being seized in south Africa!!!!

sam seto
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Hey Ron Paul, the show you did with jessica beely… The comments were disabled and couldn't read any… Damn propagandists

RaimonTarou
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The United States of America was started as a non-interventionist country which was what made it a great country but now its turned on its head and turning into something different sadly. The corrupt politicians completely neglect what the founding fathers believed in, with all the interventionist foreign policies and chipping away the rights of american citizens, and then they have the nerve to call others unpatriotic, the irony!!