Ed. here. We try to avoid reposting items from other blogs without at least adding an introduction or other pertinent comment by Walt. However, Walt is under the weather -- suffering from the Grey Goose flu [a particularly severe form of avian flu] perhaps -- and the text introducing this video featuring Dr. Ron Paul is sufficiently disturbing that nothing more need be said. Here's what they say.
The new, bi-partisan authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) introduced by Senators Kaine and Corker is billed as evidence that Congress is finally taking its Constitutional war-making authority seriously. This could not be further from the truth. Congress is about to grant the president "forever war" power and return to its slumber. Bad for America.
Further reading: Liberty Defined, by Dr. Ron Paul, Grand Central Publishing, 2011. A comprehensive guide to Dr. Paul's position on 50 of the most important issues of our times, from Abortion to Zionism.
Dr. Paul writes that to believe in liberty is not to believe in any particular social and economic outcome. It is to trust in the spontaneous order that emerges when the state does not intervene in human volition and human cooperation. It permits people to work out their problems for themselves, build lives for themselves, take risks and accept responsibility for the results, and make their own decisions. It is the seed of America.