Surprise: Neo Con Calls for Conscription

by | Jun 25, 2013

RPI Board Member Lew Rockwell captures the centralizing, totalitarian nature of the neo-conservatives in his well-landed critique of neocon Michael Gerson’s big idea for the day: forced conscription! Because nothing makes an 18 year old love his country like being made a slave to it for a few years!

Here’s Lew’s take, with an excellent proposal at the end:

Neocon Totalitarianism

A Republican neocon is worried. There is too much Jeffersonianism about these days. Americans are distrusting the federal government, the biggest, richest, most powerful state in the history of mankind. They see it as a worldwide enemy of freedom, peace, and prosperity–not to mention privacy. Ameericans are not unified and stupified enough in the service of the regime. The answer? More nationalism, more statism, and military and bureaucratic national service for 18-year-olds. He quotes the serpentine prose of CIA agent Bill Buckley in favor of this totalitarian notion. But why just kids? I favor the creation of the 1st Neocon Platoon, the Fighting Right-Social Democrats.


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    Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity and co-Producer/co-Host, Ron Paul Liberty Report. Daniel served as the foreign affairs, civil liberties, and defense/intel policy advisor to U.S. Congressman Ron Paul, MD (R-Texas) from 2001 until Dr. Paul’s retirement at the end of 2012. From 1993-1999 he worked as a journalist based in Budapest, Hungary, and traveled through the former communist bloc as a human rights monitor and election observer.

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