The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity
Subscribe to the Institute View Us on YouTube Follow Us On Twitter Join Us on Facebook Join Us at Google Plus

Neocon Watch

Max Boot's America


Max Boot gives a glimpse of how cold neocons are when it comes to the value of an individual human life:
“Promoting democracy can be messy in the short-run and isn’t always possible in every circumstance but, in general, it is the best long-term bet for promoting American interests.”
Naturally, when aggression is your tool, “it can be messy,” as Boot admits. A famous Soviet ruler thought along the same lines. Joseph Stalin said that: "You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs."

Sadly, both Stalin and the Neocons made more than just a mess, while shattering millions of euphemistic “eggs”.

Boot’s twisted views are extremely un-American. The Founders expressly warned against “Democracy”:

Thomas Jefferson:
  • “An elective despotism was not the government we fought for.”
  • “The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the foundations of society.”
James Madison:
  • “Democracy was the right of the people to choose their own tyrants.”

Benjamin Franklin:

  • “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”
  • “When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.”

Democracy wasn’t the only idea that was frowned upon by the well-educated Founders. They also warned against going abroad looking for monsters to destroy. Constant warfare would lead to the destruction of liberty at home.

James Madison warned: “No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”

The results are in, and Madison’s words were correct. The neocons have kept the U.S. embroiled in endless wars all over the planet, and our freedoms here at home have never dwindled so quickly.

Between The Patriot Act, the NDAA, the Dept. of Homeland Security, and the NSA spying on every single one of us, it is clear that if U.S. foreign policy does not change, the “land of the free” shall be no more.


What are you supporting?
When you join the
Ron Paul Institute
for Peace and Prosperity
You are supporting

News and analysis
like you'll get nowhere else

Brave insight on
foreign policy and civil liberties

A young writer's program
and much more!