Kitco News, Released on 9/11/20
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America has always needed a reason to fund its military-industrial complex, which is why the country has had a history of “aggravating” other nations, said former congressman Ron Paul. Paul said that this is the incorrect approach to foreign policy and that the U.S. should be focused on more free trade instead.
“China is more or less a scapegoat, which is very unpopular to say, that’s unpatriotic to say that we have some responsibility for ourselves. We need to stop the interference in trade. I think free trade will neutralize the disagreements that we have, but we always seem to have to have an enemy,” Paul told Kitco News.
Dr. Ron Paul is a physician and former twelve-term congressman from Texas who ran for president in 2008. He is the author of eight books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Revolution: A Manifesto and End The Fed. An unwavering defender of the US Constitution, Paul has been an advocate of sound money, personal liberty, free markets, and international peace throughout his political career and beyond. He is chairman of the FREE Foundation, founder of the Campaign for Liberty, and distinguished counselor to the Ludwig von Mises Institute. Dr. Paul recently started the Ron Paul Liberty Report, an online broadcast alternative to the mainstream media. Ron’s most recent novel is Swords into Plowshares.