unlike the other dirtbags in DC who flip flop depending on what they have to gain at the time , Paul has been consistent through out his political career . he delivers the same message now as he did a decade ago..
the larger fon't below is the exact same thing you'd probably hear from the majority of americans if asked how they think the government should be run ..... but yet at the polls they elect to keep the status quo and keep bitchin about the mess the dirtbags keep us in.
people don't want...
their tax dollars being donated to foreign countries...
the government regulating their personal lives and businesses...
their tax dollars subsidizing corporations
their sons and daughters fighting wars for other countries
their tax dollars spent on playing world police
their jobs shipped overseas with our government blessing
but yet they forget all of those issues come election time... i don't get it....
Congressman Ron Paul Speaks Out!I was interviewed on C-SPAN's morning "Washington Journal," and I used the opportunity, as I do all such media appearances, to point out how many of our liberties have been stolen by the federal government. We must take them back. The Constitution, after all, has a very limited role for Washington, D.C. If we stuck to the Constitution as written, we would have: no federal meddling in our schools; no Federal Reserve; no U.S. membership in the UN; no gun control; and no foreign aid. We would have no welfare for big corporations, or the "poor"; no American troops in 100 foreign countries; no NAFTA, GATT, or "fast-track"; no arrogant federal judges usurping states rights; no attacks on private property; and no income tax. We could get rid of most of the cabinet departments, most of the agencies, and most of the budget. The government would be small, frugal, and limited. That system is called liberty. It's what the Founding Fathers gave us.
Under liberty, we built the greatest, freest, most prosperous, most decent country on earth. It's no coincidence that the monstrous growth of the federal government has been accompanied by a sickening decline in living standards and moral standards. The feds want us to be hamsters on a treadmill--working hard, all day long, to pay high taxes, but otherwise entirely docile and controlled. The huge, expensive, and out-of-control leviathan that we call the federal government wants to run every single aspect of our lives. Well, I'm sorry, but that's not America. It's not what the Founders gave us. It's not the country you believe in. It's not the country I believe in.
A speech by: The Honorable Congressman Ron Paul (2002)
"The other day, I made a huge "gaffe" on national TV: I told the truth about the crimes of the U.S. government. As you can imagine, the ceiling fell in, and a couple of walls too. Congressmen are supposed to support the government, I was told. Oh, it's okay to criticize around the edges, but there are certain subjects a member of the House of Representatives is not supposed to bring up. But I touched the real "third-rail" of American politics, and the sparks sure flew.