For all of their good intentions, Libertarians are about 200 years past relevance when it comes to homeland security. For most of them, their position is for America to become once again an isolationist nation. They seem to believe that if we drop our support for Israel, the mad Muslims will leave us alone. They blame us for 9-11, and stick their heads in the sand concerning the realities of Islam.
The fact of the matter is, in today's day and age where travel by air is common place, travel by sea faster than when our Founding Fathers were around, in a day where the motor vehicle replace the horse drawn cart, and in an era where information is shared globally at the speed of an electron, it is no longer wise nor prudent to close our doors. Yet somehow, the Libertarians don't see this.
Their defacto leader, Ron Paul, opened his mouth recently and has shown once more how Libertarianism is not the answer to America's problems. From Jihad Watch:
Ron Paul: "Those who hate us and would like to kill us, they are motivated by our invasion of their land"
I'm tired of the Rick Perry firestorm. Time for a Ron Paul firestorm. Another Clueless Presidential Candidate Alert: "Ron Paul says U.S. intervention motivated 9/11 attacks," by Josh Hafner for the Des Moines Register, August 27:
WINTERSET, Ia. – Two weeks away from the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, presidential candidate and Texas Rep. Ron Paul says that U.S. intervention in the Middle East is a main motivation behind terrorist hostilities toward America, and that Islam is not a threat to the nation.
At a campaign stop on Saturday in Winterset, one man asked Paul how terrorist groups would react if the U.S. removed its military presence in Middle Eastern nations, a move the candidate advocates.
“Which enemy are you worried that will attack our national security?” Paul asked.
“If you’re looking for specifics, I’m talking about Islam. Radical Islam,” the man answered.
“I don’t see Islam as our enemy,” Paul said. “I see that motivation is occupation and those who hate us and would like to kill us, they are motivated by our invasion of their land, the support of their dictators that they hate.” Read it all