Former Congressman Ron Paul, the libertarian icon, is launching a new institute "for peace and prosperity." A "media advisory" posted on his Facebook page Friday explains:
The neo-conservative era is dead.
Former Congressman Ron Paul will hold a press conference this Wednesday to launch his next big project: the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. After decades in and out of the US House of Representatives leading the call for a non-interventionist foreign policy and the protection of civil liberties, Dr. Paul is launching a revolutionary new vehicle to expand his efforts. The Institute will serve as the focal point of a new coalition that crosses political, ideological, and party lines.
The Ron Paul Institute will focus on the two issues most important to Dr. Paul, education and coming generations. It will fill the growing demand for information on foreign affairs from a non-interventionist perspective through a lively and diverse website, and will provide unique educational opportunities to university students and others.
The neo-conservative era is dead. The ill-advised policies pushed by the neo-cons have everywhere led to chaos and destruction, and to a hatred of the United States and its people. Multi-trillion dollar wars have not made the world a safer place; they have only bankrupted our economic future. The Ron Paul Institute will provide the tools and the education to chart a new course with the understanding that only through a peaceful foreign policy can we hope for a prosperous tomorrow.
Paul will formally announce the Institute’s beginning at a press conference at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, April 17. Dr. Paul — the founder and chairman of the organization — will be joined on the dais by conservative Congressmen Walter Jones, Jr. (R-N.C.) and John Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.), constitutionally minded Judge Andrew Napolitano, Ambassador Faith Whittlesey, and Lew Rockwell, Jr., CEO of the libertarian economic think tank, the Ludwig von Mises Institute.
Creation of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity is the latest front opened by the 77-year-old Paul in his war against statism, economic manipulation by the Federal Reserve, and government consolidation of all power. As reported by The New American, on April 6 Paul announced the development of the Ron Paul Curriculum for homeschoolers.
The end of militarism, the abolition of the Federal Reserve, and the end of federal control of education are consistent themes of Paul’s philosophy.
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