Tag: Ron-Paul

Ron Paul’s view on American warmongering

December 11, 2011 | By | Reply More
Ron Paul’s view on American warmongering

I don’t see eye-to-eye with Ron Paul on many things, but I do agree with the point he is making with this ad:

My only regret is that Paul dragged the Chinese into this hypothetical. I’m sure this made the ad more effective for conservatives but I am concerned that it also stirred up more animosity toward the Chinese, which we need to avoid.

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“Lying is Not Patriotic”

December 11, 2010 | By | Reply More
“Lying is Not Patriotic”

Ron Paul gave a brief speech in the House Thursday, December 9th about Wikileaks. You can watch the YouTube embedded in this post, or read Paul’s remarks here.

Paul ended his remarks with the following nine questions:

1. Do the American people deserve to know the truth regarding the ongoing war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen?

2. Could a larger question be: how can an Army Private gain access to so much secret material?

3. Why is the hostility mostly directed at Assange, the publisher, and not our government’s failure to protect classified information?

4. Are we getting our money’s worth from the $80 billion per year we spend on our intelligence agencies?

5. Which has resulted in the greatest number of deaths; lying us into war, or WikiLeaks’ revelations or the release of the Pentagon Papers?

6. If Assange can be convicted of a crime for publishing information, that he did not steal, what does this say about the future of the First Amendment and the independence of the internet?

7. Could it be that the real reason for the near universal attacks on WikiLeaks is more about secretly maintaining a seriously flawed foreign policy of empire than it is about national security?

8. Is there not a huge difference between releasing secret information to help the enemy in the time of a declared war—which is treason—and the releasing of information to expose our government lies that promote secret wars, death, and corruption?

9. Was it not once considered patriotic to stand up to our government when it’s wrong?

Thomas Jefferson had it right when he advised: “Let the eyes of vigilance never be closed.”

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Ron Paul: You can’t reinflate the bubble.

February 26, 2009 | By | 11 Replies More
Ron Paul: You can’t reinflate the bubble.

Ron Paul made an impassioned speech today. One of his points is that we can’t simply re-inflate the bubble. He further claimed that we certainly can’t solve our crisis by attempting to create “capital” with a printing press. He claims that we are at a sea change, and that we need to learn to live within our means. He’s got my attention.

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What is it to be a moderate Republican?

November 12, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
What is it to be a moderate Republican?

Yesterday, I was talking with a fellow who asked “What does it mean to be a ‘moderate’ Republican.   In answer, I started describing my Grandfather, who urged fiscal responsibility and strong defense but who, at the age of 96, was aghast that the U.S. had started a needless war in Iraq.   “We need to invest […]

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Step One: Don’t call it a “bailout.”

October 10, 2008 | By | 4 Replies More
Step One:  Don’t call it a “bailout.”

I don’t always agree with Ron Paul, but what he stated on October 3, 2008 to the U.S. House of Representatives, about the alleged “bailout” bill, rings true to me: Madame Speaker, only in Washington could a bill demonstrably worse than its predecessor be brought back for another vote and actually expect to gain votes. […]

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FOX tries to make Ron Paul invisible

September 10, 2007 | By | 3 Replies More
FOX tries to make Ron Paul invisible

If you don’t think that FOX news is absolutely corrupt, and that FOX has drunk lots of concentrated neocon Koolaid, take a look at the furious spin job FOX did during the first Republican debate. This video has been doctored by Ron Paul’s people, sometimes in an entertaining way. The video does a good job […]

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O’Reilly and Ron Paul debate U.S. Middle East policy

September 10, 2007 | By | 2 Replies More
O’Reilly and Ron Paul debate U.S. Middle East policy

This one is difficult to watch because O’Reilly is so utterly condescending and so unwilling to allow his guest (Ron Paul) to speak. The debate does capture the neocon perspective (O’Reilly) and Paul’s view, to which I am sympathic. Ron Paul argues that our “troubles” in the Middle East are largely blowback for inappropriate actions […]

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Ron Paul speaking directly on Iraq and the economy

September 6, 2007 | By | 3 Replies More
Ron Paul speaking directly on Iraq and the economy

It’s been interesting watching Ron Paul hammer the other candidates of both parties on the issues Iraq and our out-of-control deficit economy. The Republican elite and the corporate media have no idea of what to do with Paul–he just won’t fall in line. Here are a couple examples of Ron Paul articulating his positions on […]

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