It is no wonder that Ron Paul has his avid loyal supporters. Here is a politician who always speaks his mind rather than says what he thinks everyone wants to hear. He represents principled conservatives of a libertarian type who refuse to applaud U.S. imperial foreign policy. This is in contrast to many on the liberal side of the political spectrum who speak softly almost in whispers when it comes to calling Obama out on his hawkish foreign policy. This is from Raw Story.
Ron Paul chastises at GOP conference: Conservatives ‘like the empire’
By Andrew McLemore
Texas Rep. Ron Paul proved once again Saturday that his politics continue to divide the Republican Party.
He was met with both disapproval and applause during the Southern Republican Leadership Conference for describing conservatives as hypocritical when they call for a return to Constitutional values while supporting foreign wars.
"The conservatives and the liberals, they both like to spend," Paul said, according to Think Progress. "Conservatives spend money on different things. They like embassies, and they like occupation. They like the empire. They like to be in 135 countries and 700 bases.
"Don’t you think it’s rather conservative to say, ‘Oh it’s good to follow the Constitution. Oh, except for war. Let the President go to war anytime they want.’ We can do better with peace than with war."
While most of the other speakers at the event used plenty of rhetoric for "easy applause," as Washington Post reporter David Weigel put it, Paul stuck to the outrage over American foreign policy that has defined his platform.