55 responses to “Ron Paul: Why I Voted Against Giving Subpoena Power to Obama’s BP Commission”

  1. Bottomline

    What good is it that the executive branch full of people who don’t have experience in the oil company will do to remedy the problem in the Gulf?
    Nothing it’s congress who makes a commission not the president.
    RIGHT ON DR. PAUL!

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  2. Ann

    Paul’s first argument for his no vote is that both commissions for Three Mile Island and Kennedy’s Assassination were set up by Congress, not executive order. This is incorrect. President Jimmy Carter appointed the Kemeny Commission to investigate Three Mile Island (http://www.londonderrypa.org/ThreeMileIsland.htm) and LBJ set up the commission to investigate Kennedy’s assassination. I think we should be clear on the facts.

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    1. GB

      Were they indeed by Executive Order? Just checking.

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    2. B.D.Harper

      He said, “You should check if they were. Typically those types of commissions are set up by Congress.”

      The latter statement is true regardless of the implications of the first one.

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      1. 1111cb

        http://www.nationalreview.com/planet-gore/55727/obama-forming-commission-investigate-bp-spill/greg-pollowitz

        oil spill commission is definately by executive order. to clarify how my posts fit- there is a rule of law

        This commision is appointed by 1 man and its less likely they will investigate the executive branch. there is inherent bias.

        Ed Markey from Congress is asking BP and the Coast Guard point blank about the dispersants and cannot get answers. Why????
        EPA ordered BP to stop use- BP replied we do not have the power to stop them. Why ???
        These are USA sovereign waters- the president and Congress need to step down as a polite lawyers who will make sure clients get compensated years from now and save our country from BP under law – we need to prevent crop failure, health problems, animal illness, microbial failure and water poisoning now.

        Rescue first, even if the case will not be so clean to lay blame.
        threaten with the terrorist act

        I currently have NO faith in any commission as I believe they are diverting attention from action. But legally- Congress should appoint.

        The last Hayward grilling was ridiculous- the obvious question everyone sidestepped- so who was responsible for the decision, who does know and get them in for grilling. My CEO in big incidents would have that data at least after an incident. They kept the questions on the side of allowing him to sidestep and just look bad, then BP fired him as the fall guy. Look at the big picture.

        I am no lawyer, no oil expert, no engineer- but every prediction I made to my Congress people and related about this spill has passed. Its about logic. When you try to fight this like Jindal is and the locals- you realize no one is really trying too hard.

        Unless we the people step up now and demand law today- and demand BP to halt use when ordered by the USA to stop, Ron Paul will be leading a much different country in the future.

        »crosslinked«

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  3. 1111cb

    This is all great to drag out a legal case, investigate and debate. We have an emergency now about to threaten the Gulf and Eastern Coast. The EPA finally demanded BP stop use of Corexit. do a search on hurricanes, toxic rain cross referenced to the spill and skip the scare blogs.

    http://prof77.wordpress.com/2010/06/10/in-defiance-of-epa-orders-bp-pumps-over1-million-gallons-of-corexit-a-neurotoxin-pesticide-into-the-gulf-of-mexico/

    BP stated we have no right to tell them to stop.

    WE DO HAVE RIGHTS AND ITS OUR WATERS. THIS IS AN ACT OF A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION IF THEY PERSIST. We need teeth to stop BP now or Corexit will kill all the microbial life we depend on, wildlife, crops, cause cancer/leukemias and be dispersed up the Coast through rain.

    please research this yourself and if you agree call every politician you can to get the dispersant stopped. They are trying to keep us occupied with this legal stuff as the country is killed. I do not know if from ignorance, stupidity, greed, or worse and at this point don’t care- but the dispersant is worse than the oil.

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  4. JON

    Ron Paul is an average guy like you and me” no he is not… he is a full of himself
    doctor who thinks he is a scientist but is not. Doctors not only have no mathematical training in college their tests are multiple choice. Ron Paul like so many other full of themselves doctors is not very bright. This is typical of his wacky over the top Utopian foolishness, there is no viable reason to not issue a subpoena to get a the bottom of what BP knows to what led to this crisis. They
    are saying that the sea floor of the horizon site is damaged as well as the well casing that was not properly cemented into place. There are ROV footage of oil
    leaks in the seabed, even though oil seepage is natural in the ocean there is little
    information to what extent is the flow rate. A subpoena is necessary even though BP will try and hide the truth. I wish Ron Paul and his stupid son will
    be terminated in the upcoming elections, it is obvious that the GOP stands behind big oil no matter how reckless they are. As an engineer I can clearly
    state Ron Paul’s ideologies are dangerous for America and need to be put to
    rest!

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    1. Mark

      Reply to JON’s comments on Ron Paul.

      Jon, first allow me to make it clear… I’m not a supporter of Ron Paul or Rand Paul. However, I do support many of his views, especially when it comes to the Constitution.

      Jon, you had a lot to say. However, you were born with two ears and one mouth. Therefore you need to do a bit more “listening”. Did you “hear” what Ron Paul said was the reason he didn’t vote in favor of it? Because the commission was appointed by President Obama of the Executive Branch which doesn’t have that authority under the Constitution. Rather, the commission should have been appointed by the Congress, as per the Constitution.
      The MAJORITY of American citizens are fed up with EXECUTIVE ORDERS of the Executive Branch and its total disregard for the Constitution which every President took an oath to support and defend. Obama certainly isn’t the first, but at his current pace, he’s on target to set a new record. Executive Orders are nothing more than a fancy means to circumvent the Constitution by taking authority away from Congress and giving it to the President. Executive Orders should be illegal, however when you appoint the right Justices to the high court you get whatever outcome you ask for. The Founding Fathers made certain for a balance of power in the federal government. For over 100 years our government has been hijacked with the help of Executive Orders.

      BOTTOM LINE: Executive Orders will prove to be straw that breaks the camels back. This questionable “tool” of the President is destroying the sovereignty of our nation. It needs to stop or else we’re all doomed as tyranny will soon after sprout up its ugly head… then it’ll be too late.

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      1. 1111cb

        want to clarify one point- unfortunately the Russian scientist part and oil rain Youtube are a hoax and diverting from the truth of acid rain. Particles aerosolize and can be carried by high winds- volcanic dust travels worldwide. It rained ash on us in Oregon from a volcano in Washington state.

        http://www.oldelmtree.com/discussion/index.php?action=printpage;topic=9404.0

        State testing showing up toxic levels already and people are reporting getting ill. Its nice to that our lawmakers will ensure later relatives get compensated yrs from now, but having our crops, animals and health are preferable to a big check when the farms and people are dying or losing their homes and health. This area will be unliveable like the dust bowl and a mass migration will be happening in an already stressed economy.

        Not sure why not to like my post- if our government tells a company to stop dumping a chemical in our sovereign waters, why are they not terrorist criminals? Louisiana just arrested a guy dumping medical chemicals down a storm drain.
        http://www.kplctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12629431
        If he is in jail and BP is dumping a dispersant that causes this on a massive scale then why is our government treaing them like we have no ability but to politely keep asking them to stop. BP replies that we have no power to stop them.
        Are we a nation of laws or not?
        Are we a sovereign nation who owns our borders or not?

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    2. GB

      Being and engineer doesn’t qualify you to say anything about Ron Paul’s ideologies. Sheesh.

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  5. Forlo12345

    He’s just an average person like you and me. Which is precisely the reason why we need someone like him in office because he is a man of the people, for the people….very unlike the crony corporatists, fascists, and power hungry politicians stupid people keep electing.

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  6. zootcst

    Wind generators pay for themselves after 10 years, but they have to be replaced every 6. Ethanol is a great alternative until you realize how high the price of corn is going to get. There are new solar options just around the bend and our technology is getting better every day. The fact is, we need oil for now. Hopefully not for long.

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    1. Libertarian777

      zootcst… CORN ethanol is NOT a ‘great alternative’.

      The amount of gasoline, water and electrical energy used (in the tractors, harvesters, trucks and processing mills) to make corn ethanol, not to mention its lower energy density than gasoline makes it a worse net polluter than oil extraction and refining.

      Cane sugar (as the Brazilians use) is much more efficient at producing ethanol. Florida has perfect weather for it, but, thanks to government tariffs (on sugar) and subsidies (on corn) that will never happen.

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  7. FzSBLACKMAGICK

    As far as alternatives, we face a basic and simple fact. And that is as long as oil exists, there will never be an alternative. Not until it’s all gone.

    Before the oil is gone someone would have to invent a very ez to make machine which used as it’s source of energy something so common like grass clippings and he would have to give the instructions on how to make it away…until then…oil.
    Otherwise any technology developed would be kept under wraps until…oil is gone.

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  8. rba718

    I agree with the bit of the feds though, I wish they would do more but seeing things like that Oil Act, they really have no control. Obama said in his speech that they’ve had complete control of the spill since day 1 yet the feds have no jurisdiction there. BP assumes complete control. This is what happens when you tout the “uncompromising” power of the free market under the guise of deregulation.

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  9. rba718

    You would have to be an idiot to blame anyone but the oil companies for drilling so deeply instead of investing in cleaner alternatives, like we’ve been talking about for decades now. It is especially no one else’s fault but BP’s that they’re safety was so lackluster.

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    1. 1111cb

      its not the deep drilling that is the problem.
      BP has over 7000 safety violations
      no other company comes close

      BP drills into high methane explosive pockets of oil that other comapnies avoid.

      The real reason there is a ban on drilling is
      1-politics – although I agree with enviromentally sounder alternatives-this is not the way
      2- BP may have destabilized the Gulf seabed and tapped into a methane lake that is described as bigger than the Grand Canyon or Mt Everest.
      small gas bubble blew up the rig. Big lake will possibly explode and …

      if not for BP, it would be safe to continue deep water drilling into low methane content oil reserves.

      So now is BP in Alaska being allowed to currently drill into a high methane pocket oil reserve?????

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  10. Wayne

    Kickass Ron Paul..out with the liars!

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  11. FzSBLACKMAGICK

    Here’s what my reply would be to that subpeona…It was you same retards that made it so that we HAD to drill that deep…see why THAT wasn’t a good idea Spanky? Now GFY

    Also, what good is pointing the finger of blame, the damage is done and continues. How about the Feds actually DOING SOMETHING about the spill besides figuring out who to blame.

    Dog and pony show IMO anyway.

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  12. Intervene

    Go Ron Paul!!!!

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  13. gwengoad

    WTF? brtish sounding bullshit??? come on!! you should protect the environment. For our children so they will not pay for our mistakes

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  14. robertk1968

    Support Peter Schiff challenging McMahon Senate in Connecticut. He is a true Tea Party canditate !!! We need more good people as well as Ron Paul. Search for his website and get on board !!!

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  15. Moragauth

    You could blame the gov’t too…

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  16. evramos70

    Ron Paul is a prophet!

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  17. truthislibertyus

    Not a big fan of Stuart. But the fact he has Ron Paul on regularly is a BIG PLUS! He needs to be commended!

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  18. multidimensionalman

    Ron Paul Is Right Again. Where are you folks that KNOW the President Already has 2 MUCH POWER already? – I know there are MILLIONS of you!

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  19. throwingshit

    Ron Paul 2012

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  20. Aracuru

    I’m going to “Become” a Republican so I can VOTE RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT IN 2012!!!! In the chance the “elites” block Dr. Ron Paul, I’ll STILL VOTE FOR HIM LIKE I DID IN 2008!!!!

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    1. Eric

      I’ve said the same and will say again. I will change my affiliation to ‘R’ again to vote for Ron in the primaries!

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      1. B.D.Harper

        The more people that do, the better. He needs to get on the ticket to win.

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  21. deathmarch5

    Obama should have picked his peeps from ACORN because from what I see the Americans will roll over and play dead until its 18 dollar a gallon gas and the middleclass workers are @ working class level living in trailer parks eating caned goods for dinner while the Grubermint grabs the nuts of the working class and squeezes them so hard the take off like a rocket ship into Mexico for relief that includes whites and blacks.

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  22. bertly71

    A commission of environmentalists hand picked by the President. What? We already know the outcome of this.

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  23. Aracuru

    RON PAUL FOR THE CONSTITUTION!
    RON PAUL FOR SOUND MONEY!
    RON PAUL FOR NATIONAL SECURITY!
    RON PAUL FOR WARS OF DEFENSE ONLY!
    RON PAUL FOR FREE ECONOMICS!
    RON PAUL FOR MAXIMUM PERSONAL LIBERTY

    RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT 2012!!!!

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  24. Krupification

    Ron is such an intelligent and steadfast man. One of the very few politicians I respect.

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  25. Noize666

    couldn’t of been said any better. interview guy was baiting him at the beginning, and ron flipped it on him.

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  26. BeadStallcup

    On man standing up for the people! One fearless man who always votes his conscious, never his party, never with the crowd. One courageous man named Ron Paul, who shines like a beacon of light in a vast, dark sea of corruption and treachery against the American people. God help us, I wish we had 500 just like him. How the liberty bell would ring again in this country. Our braveheart, Ron Paul. Our own Mahatma Ghandi. LONG LIVE, RON PAUL! Ron Paul for US President in 2012! LONG LIVE, RON PAUL!

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  27. CortoMaltese86

    Its amazing how one man can see through it all and keep defending liberty and the constitution as he does. He knows like 3 steps in the future what will come out of executive orders like this.

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  28. loafie79

    well life in the the gulf is F!@KD. there is a new world order or whatever making money off of this. how come we as a country can’t putt are foot down and do the right thing, i’ll never know :(….

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  29. benzaintarental

    dude there are more lies coming from the fed than oil into the gulf

    vote in the primaries guys…its the only real choice you get!

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  30. mtklaric

    only Ron voted no? incredible…out of 535 congressman….usa has been sold out decades ago….

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  31. ExhibitMan

    Ron Paul! For! President!

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  32. continuityofliberty

    I’m getting a little tired of the Executive Orders…

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  33. rahmega7

    Seriously, how is it possible that Ron Paul is the only man in congress who get’s ”it”?

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  34. cmack28351

    RON PAUL for PRESIDENT 2012 !!!

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  35. karategirl96

    Why are there no oil people on this commission? And what is a former Senator from Florida going to do about this mess? This commission should have been appointed by Congress and not by Executive Order…in this manner, Obama gets to hand-pick whoever he wants to continue to lie about what is actually going on, and rein in anyone on that commission whose views are not in line with his. Blank check is right, Dr. Paul

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    1. Libertarian777

      notice how this administration has been using the term ‘czar’ more and more, for presidential appointments.

      I relate ‘czar’ to ‘dictator’. One could argue its just semantics

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