More and more people are waking up to the truth.
For years, Rand Paul has been warning that America is headed down the wrong path.
Now, Republican leaders are finally starting to follow Rand’s lead, and trying to turn things around before it is too late.
The United States foreign policy establishment has been wrong for years.
They tried to occupy Afghanistan and turn it into a “democracy,” but instead all they got was a corrupt pseudo-government and, ultimately, a Taliban takeover.
They tried to do the same thing in Iraq by getting rid of Saddam Hussein, but now Iraq is just a corrupt vassal state of Iran and terrorism is flourishing there.
They took out Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, and Libya turned into a haven for jihadis and terrorists of all different stripes – and it led directly to the catastrophe in Benghazi.
It’s clear that the U.S. foreign policy establishment has become too arrogant about what it can accomplish around the world.
Every time they’ve tried to change things for the better, those things have ended up getting worse.
Now, with inflation on the rise and the U.S. drowning in debt, the Biden administration is sending $40 billion to Ukraine. But Rand Paul is standing up against that.
And many Republican leaders, even those who previously disagreed with Sen. Paul, are now joining him.
Those leaders come from all over the Republican spectrum, from Donald Trump and his supporters, to the Heritage Foundation and the Koch brothers.
All of them agree that if the U.S. doesn’t change its foreign policy soon, we are going to be in a heap of trouble.
According to a report from Axios, “Trump is backing candidates who’ve explicitly broken with Republican foreign policy orthodoxy.”
“Eleven Senate GOP ‘no’ votes on a $40 billion Ukraine aid package last week was the clearest sign the new coalition’s influence is expanding.”
“Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who led the Senate opposition, huddled in his office with several of the coalition’s key players before the House voted on the measure earlier this month.”
“They included representatives from the Koch political network, Cato Institute, populist-oriented group American Moment and the American Conservative magazine, according to a person who attended.”
That’s about as diverse a representative of the conservative movement as you can get. It includes Trump-supporting populists and the more moderate Koch brothers.
And Trump himself has been pushing candidates, such as J.D. Vance in Ohio, who share Rand Paul’s America First foreign policy vision.
Even the Heritage Foundation, which for many years was one of the most hawkish groups in D.C., had this to say: “We’re going to come out on the back end of this – probably in a period of months, but certainly by 2024 – with a strong conservative and libertarian consensus about a more restrained, but still very robust, American foreign policy.”
It’s clear that finally, after all these years, Republican leaders have gotten on the same page as their voters: America should look out for itself first.