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Bruce Fein
Bruce Fein
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      Bruce Fein

      Bruce Fein is a constitutional lawyer who served as an associate deputy attorney to President Ronald Reagan and is a senior adviser to the Ron Paul 2012 campaign.

End Entangling Alliances In Asia

              FILE - In this July 10, 2012 file photo, the USS George Washington aircraft carrier makes a port call in Hong Kong. As President Barack Obama tours Southeast Asia to push his year-old pivot to the Pacific policy, the big question on everybody's mind is how much of a role Washington, with its mighty military and immense diplomatic clout, can play in keeping the Pacific peaceful. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

A new Pew Research Center Survey shows that fear of armed conflict is rampant in Asia. 93 percent of Filipino respondents are concerned about an outbreak of hostilities. 85 percent of Japanese, 84 percent of Vietnamese, 83 percent of South Koreans and 62 percent of Chinese are similarly anxious.

Russia Annexing Ukraine Would Not Be Detrimental To U.S. Security

4:24 PM 07/09/2014

The United States should not panic if Russian President Vladimir Putin attempts to annex or occupy Ukraine. Just as the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979 marked the beginning of the end of the Soviet Empire and the Cold War, Russian aggression against Ukraine today would diminish its threat to the United States and cripple if not destroy President Putin’s rule. To paraphrase from Talleyrand’s condemnation of Napoleon’s murder of the Duc d’Enghien, “It would be worse than a crime, it would be a blunder.”

In Defense Of Rand Paul’s Iraq Stance

10:40 AM 06/30/2014

If Mark Twain were alive, he would sermonize that there are three types of lies: lies, damn lies, and Jennifer Rubin’s tirades against Senator Rand Paul’s foreign policy. Ms. Rubin’s latest unschooled and biased polemic appeared as a Washington Post blog post last week. She embarrasses the cerebral faculties like Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium.

The immorality of ‘humanitarian’ warfare

12:10 PM 10/07/2013

Benign motives are suspect. They intellectually disarm, when they should trigger heightened scrutiny. As Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis elaborated in Olmstead v. United States (1928): “Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent … The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.”

Rand Paul revives the Fourth Amendment

2:04 PM 06/18/2013

To borrow from the British sage Samuel Johnson, Andrew McCarthy expounding on the Fourth Amendment is like a dog walking on his hind legs. It is not done well, but you are surprised to find it done at all.

An execrable ancestor

8:51 PM 12/28/2011

The execrable ancestor of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) is the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Frederick Douglass protested, “Under this [Fugitive Slave] law the oaths of any two villains (the capturer and the claimant) are sufficient to confine a free man to slavery for life.” Under the NDAA, the suspicion of the president is sufficient to confine an American citizen to military detention for life without accusation or trial. The twin laws make for an alarming tale.

Newt Gingrich: Tribune of tyranny

3:05 PM 12/26/2011

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich champions presidential tyranny, not constitutional government enforced by judicial review. He would have sided with King George III against the Founding Fathers on making judges dependent on his will alone. In the Oval Office, Gingrich would coronate himself emperor like Napoleon, and scorn subordinating the presidency to the rule of law. If you adore Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, you would love a President Gingrich.

Ron Paul’s irresistible budget plan

10:43 AM 10/20/2011

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul’s proposed FY 2013 budget, which was released on Monday, slashes federal government extravagance by more than $1 trillion. The budget honors the vision of limited government and individual liberty enshrined by the Founding Fathers in the United States Constitution. As Thomas Jefferson lectured in his First Inaugural Address: “Still one thing more, fellow-citizens — a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities.”

Weinstein is wrong about defense spending and Ron Paul

11:37 AM 09/20/2011

With the same confidence President Bush had in Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction, Jamie Weinstein has asserted that the nation’s bloated defense budget is not fueling the deficit crisis. With similar confidence, Weinstein also seems to believe that Ron Paul’s foreign policy arguments are “fallacious.”