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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/7562/mister-republican/

Mister Republican

December 19, 2007 by

Sen. Robert Taft
Robert Taft (1889–1953)

Mr. RepublicanA relentless theme in the commentary on Ron Paul is that he is not really a Republican, mainly because he dissents from the party on foreign policy. People now associate the Republican Party with crazed war mongering, massive military spending, and relentless conflict seeking, to the point even of a messianic global crusade on behalf of American imperial control.

For a genuinely noninterventionist policy within the Republican Party we need to go back to the last of the great statesmen of mid-20th-century America: Senator Robert Taft of Ohio, also known as Mr. Republican. FULL ARTICLE


lester December 19, 2007 at 5:19 pm

one of the reasons the 50′s are so idealized in our culture and by conservatives is because it showed what we could be when there was no war! only because we were lucky enough to have a veteran as president for a little while did we have that idylic time, however brief.

Martin December 20, 2007 at 5:39 am

I think it just further reinforces what Murray Rothbard said about the Old Right having classical liberal traditions, not that awful ‘conservatism’ that Russell Kirk and Buckley et al dreamed up.

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