by user Solutions
Some people don't like him because of things he said about events leading to 9/11.
So that they aren't misunderstood and taken out of context, you need to read his speech to Congress on Feb 15, 2006.
If you understood history to the extent he does, you'd understand his comments and not think that he was "blaming" us for 9/11. He never used the word blame, if you notice. It's everyone else who's into blame. Everyone is claiming that they know why Al Queda attacked us - they hate our freedom. Did they say that? I never remember hearing that.
Anyway, just read his speech. It explains history. And read the real history of America, especially find out exactly, in detail, where we have been and what we have been doing for the last 100 years overseas.
Have a great read. Read it a few times if you have to. And then keep reading. Read tons of books; books written overseas. Go to other countries and skipped the tourist sites and museums. Go to construction sites where American countries are bldg things or clearing forests, etc. Just go overseas - lots of places and mix in with the local rural people and just observe things. We don't have to be "right" all the time. We're human and just cause we're Americans and have this really wonderful country, doesn't mean we never make a mistake.
The "enemy" can claim any reason they want, but the real reason for every war since the dawn of man has been economics. This is a war between the haves and the have nots. We are the haves. We have it all. We have so much we constantly run out of ideas to spend it it on. We are such a wealthy country, it's mind boggling to other countries. If you really study the history of man, not just the history from our viewpoint, but all the history - the have nots eventually attack the haves. Marie Antoinette said to the poor people, when they were begging for bread, "Let them eat cake" and it was the straw that broke the camel's back and they revolted and cut off her head. Poor people eventually get fed up with being poor and revolt. Happens all the time and will continue.
But that's me. That's not what Ron Paul said and that's not what is in his speech. So read it without bias. Read it as an educational piece, cause it is.