- Why Won’t They Tell Us the Truth About NSA Spying? (Ron Paul Institute, Aug 4, 2013):
In 2001, the Patriot Act opened the door to US government monitoring of Americans without a warrant. It was unconstitutional, but most in Congress over my strong objection were so determined to do something after the attacks of 9/11 that they did not seem to give it too much thought. Civil liberties groups were concerned, and some of us in Congress warned about giving up our liberties even in the post-9/11 panic. But at the time most Americans did not seem too worried about the intrusion.
This complacency has suddenly shifted given recent revelations of the extent of government spying on Americans. Politicians and bureaucrats are faced with serious backlash from Americans outraged that their most personal communications are intercepted and stored. They had been told that only the terrorists would be monitored. In response to this anger, defenders of the program have time and again resorted to spreading lies and distortions. But these untruths are now being exposed very quickly.
Tags: Barack Obama, Civil liberties, Congress, Constitution, Edward Snowden, Global News, Government, Keith Alexander, Law, NSA, Obama administration, Patriot Act, Politics, Ron Paul, Surveillance, U.S.
YouTube Added: 26.07.2013
Tags: 1984, Barack Obama, Big Brother, Collapse, Constitution, DHS, Dictatorship, Economy, Fascism, George Orwell, Global News, Government, Homeland Security, Law, Martial Law, New World Order, Obama administration, Peter Schiff, Police State, Politics, Ron Paul, U.S.
- Ron Paul On Gold And Why “We’ll See More Detroits” (ZeroHedge, July 25, 2013):
In a brief but perfectly succinct interview on CNBC yesterday, Ron Paul shared his opinion on the need to own gold (and the physical demand for the manipulated metal) and the Detroit bankruptcy (“we’re going to see more Detroits”). He concludes that “long term, you can expect governments not to change” and that they’ll keep taking on more debt and printing more money until people lose confidence in both the U.S. dollar and the U.S. military, both of which will be shake the foundation of a fiat/dollar system.
- WAS HE RIGHT? (The Burning Platform, July 20, 2013):
Ron Paul wrote this scathing assessment and prediction about the newly created DHS eleven years ago. He was outraged by the $3 billion price tag. The DHS 2014 budget is $60 billion. Were his warnings about the American people being spied on by our government accurate? Are you safer today than you were in 2002? Do you have more or less liberty and freedom than you had in 2002? Was it worth it?
The Homeland Security Monstrosity
Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)
November 19, 2002
YouTube Added. 15.06.2013
- Ron Paul blasts Obama on Syria war escalation (PressTV, June 15, 2013):
Former Congressman Ron Paul has sharply criticized the Obama administration for “escalating” the war in Syria by sending weapons to foreign-backed militants in the country.
“Today we heard from President Obama that the war in Syria will be escalated. He now has agreed to send weaponry in to assist the rebels. It’s escalation, that’s a proper word, because we’ve already been involved for quite a few months. We’ve been supporting the rebels for probably the past two years, supposedly for humanitarian reasons,” he said in a statement posted on YouTube on Friday.
“But now there is going to be a much more aggressive approach and we’re going to send weapons. There is a few problems with this, first off it’s war. Second thing is presidents are not supposed to start war without permission from the people through a congressional declaration of war,” Paul argued.
He also dismissed claims made by the White House that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against the militants, saying the accusations are ill-founded and resemble the claims made in the run-up to the Iraq war.
“The language is the same. They use the same arguments. Weapons of Mass Destruction, poison gases, hundred people died, [and] the government has done this,” he said. “To me it’s all an excuse.”
Edward Snowden, the NSA leaker, gave $500 to Paul’s 2012 campaign Paul snarks that PATRIOT Act author Jim Sensenbrenner’s outrage is ‘not coming from a deeply principled viewpoint’ Says a President Paul would have stopped the entire NSA PRISM program, scrapped giant data storage facility under construction in Utah
Former presidential candidate and retired long-time Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul told MailOnline on Monday that if he had won the GOP nomination in 2012 and ultimately claimed the White House, the National Security Agency would no longer be in the dragnet business.
‘I would have said that we have to continue to have some surveillance,’ Paul said during an exclusive interview, ‘but only under the legitimate authority of the Constitution.’
He criticized the Obama administration and his former congressional colleagues for executing what he called an ‘end run’ around the Constitution, leveraging the controversial PATRIOT Act to do it, and then keeping the result secret from the American people.
‘We want them to ask why the terrorists want to hurt us, right?’ he began. ‘And then when they ask, they don’t like the answer they get. So they lie about it.’
‘And then we expect them to be truthful about how we can solve the problem while taking the Constitution seriously? Why are we surprised when the government hides the ball?’
Paul said that if he were president, he would not ‘ask for things in a FISA court,’ and would ‘only conduct searches when you have probable cause that there’s a crime.’
Tags: 1984, Barack Obama, Big Brother, Dictatorship, Fascism, George Orwell, Global News, Government, New World Order, NSA, Obama administration, Politics, PRISM, Ron Paul, Society, Surveillance, U.S.
- Video of the Day: Ron Paul Warns of Electronic Surveillance back in…1984 (Liberty Blitzkrieg, June 10, 2013):
There are three words that come to mind when I think of Ron Paul; principles, credibility and consistency. Not only is the video below great because we get to see Dr. Paul speak on the Congressional floor thirty years younger, but also because he was adamantly criticizing civil liberties threats in the context of a Republican President, Ronald Reagan. He warned us about what the NSA and other intelligence agencies are currently doing well before the internet became widespread. The man is a statesman of the highest order. Definitely take the time to watch this short video.
YouTube Added: 19.02.2011
“Truth is treason in the empire of lies.’
‘Let the revolution begin!”
– Ron Paul
(June 10, 2013) – Former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul appeared on CNN tonight to tell Piers Morgan why he objects to the NSA surveillance program.
Morgan directly asked Paul if he would have actually ended surveillance programs if he were president.
Paul said he would still want intelligence gathering, but it would be done in a more transparent way, maintaining that the current surveillance program are unquestionably unconstitutional.
He directly told NSA defenders that they are simply “justifying dictatorship.”
Paul dismissed the use of a FISA court as a significant enough of a check on the executive branch. He said this program is undeniably “destroying the Constitution,”, and posed a question to anyone who defends the widespread surveillance.
“So my question should be, to all of you who defend this nonsense is, what should the penalty be for the people who destroy the constitution. They’re always worrying about how they’re going to destroy the American citizens who tell the truth to let us know what’s going on. We ask the question, what is the penalty for the people who deliberately destroy the constitution and rationalize and say, ‘we have to do it for security.’
Well, you know what Franklin said about that, you end up losing your security and you lose your freedoms too. So I think we’ve embarked on a very, very dangerous course. The American people are with us on this, it’s totally out of control, and I would say if you’re confused about what we should do, just read the constitution. What’s wrong with that? If you don’t like it, get people to repeal it and change the constitution, but not just to deny it.
We go to war without a declaration. We totally ignore the constitution. That is what our problem is today — we have no rule of law, and people say, ‘well, just let secret Courts do this,; and the governments to know everything, and the American people have no privacy. I mean you’re — that reflects intimidation, people are insecure, and think that we’ll need more authoritarianism. You’re justifying dictatorship, is what you’re doing.“
Tags: 1984, Barack Obama, Civil liberties, Civil rights, Constitution, Dictatorship, Fascism, George Orwell, Global News, Government, Law, New World Order, NSA, Piers Morgan, Politics, Prime Minister, PRISM, Ron Paul, Society, Surveillance, U.S.
- Ron Paul: It’s Going to Get Much, Much Worse (Peak Prosperity, June 10,2013):
Dr. Ron Paul has long been a leading voice for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, sound money, civil liberty, and non-interventionist foreign policies.
His last term in the U.S. House of Representatives ended earlier this year, so we caught up with the former Congressman to get his latest perspective on how successfully our national leadership is dealing with America’s economic challenges.
In Dr. Paul’s assessment, Washington is too committed to deficit spending and the debt-based economy – both operationally and philosophically – to expect it to embrace a more fiscally-responsible model without a forcing crisis (which he believes is coming): Continue reading »
Tags: Ben Bernanke, Bonds, Bubble, Collapse, Debt, Dollar, Economy, Fed, Federal Reserve, Global News, Gold, Government, Keynesianism, Paul Krugman, Politics, Quantitative Easing, Ron Paul, Silver, Society, U.S.