The #1 problem with our country is not that we don't fight enough overseas, it is that we are being economically and culturally destroyed. We basically have no immigration control now, everyone can just come here and they will not get deported, even criminals. Our monetary system is on thin ice, our jobs are turning into shitty service jobs, and temporary ones at that, and our freedoms are being destroyed. Add to that the push to take our guns and things don't look so rosy, even with our military might. Military doesn't seem to be saving us from our own domestic policies.
My illustration of GHW Bush's taking away our gun rights in 1989 is an excellent example. At the time the foreign policy was working well, military was handling things great but his creeping tyranny, starting with the banning of imports in semi's, paved the way for what was to come later. Listen to his New World Order speech, I am sure it is still around somewhere. When I watched that back then, I knew bad things would be coming down the road. New World Order my ass, this fucker wanted global control of all systems and to take our rights. Looks like they finally are close to the goal with the IMF, World Bank, UN making global policy, WTO, NAFTA, GAAT, etc. People saw that and he got F'd in 92. People flocked to Perot because, although he looked and sounded odd, what he said sounded a hell of a lot more normal than Poppy. Give me a Constitutional politician over a flaming tyrant any day. Being for the rule of law, following the Constitution and also having a good foreign policy are not always mutually exclusive. Just having a big ass military and fighting all over the globe does not necessarily mean you have a good foreign policy. Strategic use of the military is much more important.
Edit: I read LiveFree's statement about how he was screwed by the Republican machine as a delegate and I had eluded to this same thing when my wife and I were picked as delegates. It was because we were Ron Paul delegates, as were a lot of others. They shut us all down by not allowing anyone at the second Caucus to ask any questions, or even to get a list of which delegates were for which candidates. They gave us a slate of delegates the RNC wanted without any candidate preference listed. A lot of people, even the Romney delegates were pissed off. Some even walked out. This isn't how a Republic works and it is just as shitty as the DNC tactics. Saying all that, I still vote mainly Republican because the DNC and their platform is about removing our freedoms. Libertarian party and the others just cannot save us at this point. Perhaps down the road the other parties can have some effect but currently the two behemoths make the rules.