Among Republicans running for president, Ron Paul stands out as the anti-militarist candidate. The 76-year-old congressman from Texas is the only candidate who is skeptical of the United States’ interventionist foreign policy and against the prospect of future wars of choice, particularly in the Middle East. He also attacked US sanctions against Iran as a “precursor to war.”

Paul’s rejection of U.S. militarism is one of his key political platforms and is likely his most striking contrast with his fellow Republican presidential contenders.

According to a recent Gallup poll, Paul was in third place, trailing Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney nationally.

The words in this video are basically taken from a speech Dr. Ron Paul gave on the House floor back in 2009, inviting his fellow countrymen to imagine what it would be like to be the victims of aggression at the hands of a foreign power.