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Some of the videos and information on this page are from the 2008 presidential campaign. It is just as relevant today as it was then for the simple reason, Ron Paul is steadfast and unwavering in his principles, and his positions on the issues.
Ron Paul is finally getting the attention he has deserved for so long. The mainstream corporate media is finally relenting, although grudgingly, to the pressure applied by virtue of Dr. Paul's rising popularity and his unwavering principles. His message of liberty is finally beginning to sink into the minds of the sheeple. It has taken a long time because our society has grown up around sound bites of a few seconds or less. It becomes difficult to explain complicated solutions in less than a minute, let alone only a few seconds. It is also easier for those who edit sound bites to make bad ideas sound better, or more compassionate, or more moral, etc. The manipulations have recently become so obvious, however, that even the most sheepish of those who follow the herd have begun to notice.
Sound bites don't depend on deep thought and moral, philosophical reasoning. Sound bites depend more on emotion. The emotion usually preyed upon is fear. It usually takes the form of "if not this than that" or "if not this than how?" Examples are, "If not the Republican candidate than (gasp) the Democrat candidate." "If we don't fight them over there, than we'll have to fight them over here!" "If we don't protect democracy, than we'll all be living under sharia law!" etc. Similarly, I've heard or read things like "If not for government, how would there be roads?" or "If not for the Department of Education, how would our children be educated?" or "If not for the Department of Housing how could poor people afford housing?" These types of tactics to control thought processes serve only to restrict the imagination and maintain the status quo.
They take this tact over and over again and no problem is solved. They vote for Democrats, there is still war. They vote for Republicans, taxes are still too high. They vote for Democrats, costs for education, healthcare and other socialized programs continue to soar. They vote for Republicans and the federal government continues to grow. No matter who's in power, our freedoms are continuously violated, the police state intrudes more into our personal lives, government gets more and we receive less. Government has failed. We were all better off with more freedom and less government than we have been since the federal government has become such a leviathan.
The Federal Reserve Monopoly over Money
April 9, 2007
The topic that morning was the state of the American economy, and many of my colleagues raised questions about how the Fed might better "regulate" things to ease fears of an economic downturn. The tenor of my colleagues' questions suggested that Mr. Bernanke's job is nothing less than to run the U.S. economy, like some kind of Soviet central planner.
Why do we accept without objection that a small group of people on the Federal Reserve Board wields so much power over our economic well-being?
Is centralized, monopoly control over our money even compatible with a supposedly free-market economy?
But even as they strive to earn a living, and hopefully save or invest for the future, Congress and the Federal Reserve Bank are working insidiously against them.
Day by day, every dollar you have is being devalued.
The greatest threat facing America today is the disastrous fiscal policies of our own government, marked by shameless deficit spending and Federal Reserve currency devaluation.
It is this one-two punch-- Congress spending more than it can tax or borrow, and the Fed printing money to make up the difference-- that threatens to impoverish us by further destroying the value of our dollars.
Inflation destroys the buying power of their fixed incomes, while low interest rates reduce any income from savings.
So while Fed policies encourage younger people to over borrow because interest rates are so low, they also punish thrifty older people who saved for retirement.
Both political parties want the Fed to print more money, either to support social spending or military adventurism.
Politicians want the printing presses to run faster and create more credit, so that the economy will be healed like magic- or so they believe.
Spendthrift politicians may love a system that generates more and more money for their special interest projects, but the rest of us have good reason to be concerned about our monetary system and the future value of our dollars.
May 2, 2007
Madam Speaker, I rise to introduce the Health Freedom Protection Act. This bill restores the First Amendment rights of consumers to receive truthful information regarding the benefits of foods and dietary supplements by codifying the First Amendment standards used by federal courts to strike down the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) efforts to censor truthful health claims. The Health Freedom Protection Act also stops the Federal Trade Commissions (FTC) from censoring truthful health care claims.
The Maestro Changes his Tune
In that essay he neatly summarized the fundamental problem with fiat currency in a few short sentences:
" The abandonment of the gold standard made it possible for the welfare statists to use the banking system as a means to an unlimited expansion of credit...
In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value...
Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the "hidden" confiscation of wealth.
Gold stands in the way of this insidious process.
It stands as a protector of property rights. If one grasps this, one has no difficulty in understanding the statists' antagonism toward the gold standard."
As the ultimate insider, he cannot or will not challenge the status quo, no matter what the consequences to the American economy.
To renounce the fiat system now would mean renouncing the Fed itself, and his entire public career with it. The only question is whether history will properly reflect the destructive nature of Mr. Greenspan's tenure.
Although Mr. Greenspan is a master of evasion, he was surprisingly forthright in his responses to me.
In short, he claimed he was wrong about his predictions of calamity for the fiat U.S. dollar, that the Federal Reserve does a good job of essentially mimicking a gold standard, and that inflation is well under control.
He even made the preposterous assertion that the Fed does not facilitate government expansion and deficit spending. In other words, he utterly repudiated the arguments he made 40 years ago.
Yet this begs the question: If he was so wrong in the past, why should we listen to him now?
True currency stability is impossible when fiat dollars can be produced at will and foreign lenders bankroll our deficits.
To suggest that rapid expansion of the money supply and artificially low interest rates do not ultimately cause price inflation is absurd.
Without a gold standard, Congress is free to spend recklessly and fall back on monetary expansion to pay the bills.
Politically, it's easier to print new dollars than raise taxes or borrow overseas. The Fed in essence creates paper reserves that enable Congress to undertake spending measures that far exceed tax revenues.
The ill effects of this process are not felt by the politicians, who can always find popular support for new spending.
Average Americans suffer, however, when their dollars are "confiscated through inflation," as Mr. Greenspan termed it.
The laws of supply and demand work better than any central banker to determine both the correct supply of money in the economy and the interest rate at which capital is available- without the political favoritism and secrecy that characterize central banks.
Americans should not tolerate the manipulation of our economy and the inflation of our currency by an unaccountable institution.
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HON. RON PAUL OF TEXAS
The 1st, 4th, and 5th amendments represented attempts to protect private property and privacy from an overzealous federal government. Today those attempts appear to have failed.
Others argue that privacy protection grants the federal government power to dictate to all states limits or leniency in enforcing certain laws. But the essence of liberty is privacy.
Even prior to 9-11, the Echelon worldwide surveillance system was well entrenched, monitoring telephones, faxes, and emails.
There is essentially no oversight nor understanding by the U.S. Congress of the significance of this pervasive government surveillance. It's all shrugged off as necessary to make us safe from terrorism. Sacrificing personal liberty and privacy, the majority feels, is not a big deal.
Congress has ignored the message. Amazingly, over 391 communities and 7 states have passed resolutions highly critical of the Patriot Act.
By declaring anyone an "enemy combatant" "a totally arbitrary designation by the President" the government can deny an individual his right to petition a judge or even speak with an attorney.
Though there has been a good debate on the insanity of our policy of torturing prisoners, holding foreigners and Americans without charges seems acceptable to many.
Did it never occur to those who condemn torture that unlimited detention of individuals without a writ of habeas corpus is itself torture "especially for those who are totally innocent"
Add this to the controversial worldwide network of secret CIA prisons now known of for 2 years, and we should be asking ourselves what we have become as a people.
Recent evidence that we're using white phosphorus chemical weapons in Iraq does nothing to improve our image.
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