Trend: Conservatives Backing Away From Overseas War
In another sign that more individuals in America that identify themselves as Conservatives are moving towards a more Ron Paul-like platform – one of libertarianism, liberty, and also isolationism, Ann Coulter is in the news recently spatting with other conservative talking heads.
Coulter, who is a controversial yet popular conservative author and columnist, is now moving towards a position of being against the Afghanistan war – which is now the longest war in U.S. history. While Democrats will be quick to point out that Coulter (and other conservatives) have flip-flopped on this position in order to score political points against Obama, I would respond with: does it really matter? What’s best for our country? Should we have an indefinite war in Afghanistan? With the current direction, we’ll be in Afghanistan after Obama is no longer President!
In an article discussing the “republican schism”, they make the following point:
Clearly, things have changed since 2008, when candidates John McCain, Rudy Giuliani and even Mitt Romney represented the mainstream viewpoint, and when Congressman Ron Paul was essentially mocked for his isolationist tendencies and his desire for a “humble foreign policy.” Today, Paul’s positions are enjoying resurgence, and his son, Rand Paul, is poised to be elected to the U.S. Senate. How quickly things change.
I view this as a positive direction.