154 responses to “Ron Paul and Rand Paul on Freedom Watch”

  1. MTL911Truth

    I’m all for ending the Federal Reserve but after that I diverge from Mr. Paul’s views. The Constitution says the federal government shall regulate all money, foreign and domestic. Ron Paul says the market should issue all the money, and the government none. How is that being a strict constitutionalist? I will support Mr. Paul’s every move to end the federal reserve, but once we reach that step, I will work very hard to make sure the other side of the monetary argument is heard. All money is fiat

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  2. MTL911Truth

    The General welfare clause is one of the most important clauses in the whole constitution. It was so important the founding fathers put it in the constitution twice. The concept of internal improvements to improve the gen. welfare, like roads, canals, ports, etc, is crucial to the American system of political economy. It is true the general welfare clause is abused sometimes, but the fact remains that the founding fathers were not strict libertarians. They saw a role for govt in the economy.

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  3. Lukeor

    Ron Paul doesn’t vote like a social conservative. I think his most socially conservative stance is on abortion.

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  4. lestliness

    I think I might not have known what social conservative means. It seems to me that it means that a social conservative must support laws against pornography on the internet, walking topless on the beach, making abortion illegal, suppress gay rights. etc.

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  5. hotdogwell

    Ron and Rand Paul are full of shit LOL !!! In fiscal 2009 Ron Paul sponsored or co-sponsored 23 earmarks totaling $80,775,750 ranking him the 33rd highest out of 435 representative . Rand Paul is on record stating he will fight for his share of ear marks !!! Rand Paul is in support of keeping Gitmo open . Ron supported the amendment to go to war !!! You Ron bots do know this interview is complete bull shit ??? Judge Napolitano endorsed Ron Paul right ???

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  6. Snowgoon901

    Jim Demint started the recession.

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  7. buceriasbo

    youtube “the burning patriot “

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  8. buceriasbo

    youtube “the burnning patriot “

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  9. kulan2

    Its amazing how a society that defends waterboarding and Guantanamo bay attacks a system that is designed to free people from bondage protect them. Socialism. Look up your own Bibles and Constitutions to see how you can defend libertarinism. Its a licence for any cult to emerge.

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  10. America

    I’ll begin by saying that in my opinion Dick Armey and “Freedom Watch” are essentially the corporate/Wall Street arm of what they want which is a fantasy hijacked version of the Tea Party.

    Freedom Watch and Dick Armey were even in favor of amnesty for illegals.

    http://www.numbersusa.com/content/nusablog/beckr/march-15-2010/dick-armey-stuns-his-tea-partiers-open-borders-advocacy-see-his-immigra

    They aren’t for what most Americans need and want which is responsible honest ethical government for the people. They are part of the kleptocracy and rule by thieves. As an example Eric Cantor who is US Congressman is more concerned with maintaining Israel’s multi billion dollar entitlements (that are borrowed) than restoring America’s economy.

    I supported Ron Paul during his run for President and would like to see him run again.

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    1. Fefemale

      Well, the immigration problem goes beyond ilegality. It looks like is just a handy political card, and a very dirty one that is played for everyone in society to fill the void. It’s an issue of cruelty, at least, or a compensatory fake philantropic instinct, even that beauty of america was bobooed.

      You want to be correct? start with native americans, indeed. The rest of history is just another type of ‘free trade’ of the developing world.

      Many problems, few effective solutions, and the added solutions are just compounding the problems.

      What in hell, or heaven, can be done about IT?

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  11. APRtunedAudi

    3 men that should be in the executive branch………

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  12. 1integrity

    I love Senator DeMint and his courage to take on so many inside the beltway power players to openly support Senator elect Rand Paul and so many other wonderful representatives. The judge’s ultra biased question promoting abortions is sickening. If the government’s constitutional job is not to defend life, then what is government for? It is our constitutional right acknowledged that God has granted us the right to life …Senator DeMint is right. We must defend the right to life of our children!

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  13. IlluminatiSeer

    Rand and Ron are awesome ! freedom!!!!!1

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  14. imaginepeace63

    Rand and Ron are no better than the rest of the republican scum.

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  15. chan0chap

    the JUDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. dontblockmedk

    These guys are REAL TPrs but then don’t understand that “Free market” is ROOT of problems

    1. how do you stop corruption caused by profit motive?

    2. how do you ensures everyone has minimum necessities?

    ANSWER
    1. FREELY Share ALL resources & knowledge worldwide, NO more money/property

    2. Use LATEST technology to create an ABUNDANCE of all our needs, NO more waste/theft

    3. Automate/localize ALL production and distribution, NO more central control/wage slavery

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    1. Libertarian777

      you have got to be kidding.

      The free market is the root? i.e. you’re stating ‘freedom’ is the root of all the problems. You should not have freedom to choose where you expend your labours, spend your money, earn your profits/wages. It should be mandated to you?

      You’re saying to prevent centralised control by companies you should localise all production. I’m assuming to enforce this you’d want centralised control?

      So each state will have its own car factory, computer factory, semi conductor factory, aircraft factory?

      So even though it costs Intel $8 BILLION to build ONE chip factory using the latest technology (32nm) we should build local versions of its plant in each state.
      so Intel would have to spend $50 billion. Ok, its a bit cheaper to build a slightly lower capacity plant, but then economies of scale disappear rapidly, so their cost would be 1/2, maybe $25 billion. still 3 times the cost of building one efficient plant.

      Not to mention its taken Boeing the better part of 30 years to get the efficiencies on its 737 line to be able to produce 25+ planes a month at the Renton facility, but now you want to have 1 737 factory in each state that uses the planes?

      And with the automation.. that’s what technology is moving towards. if everything could be automated it would be. It’s far better to build a machine that can produce the work of 100 people and work 24/7 instead of having a potential strike. however you’ll be complaining that the automated machine is going to put 99 people out of work in a later post. So your other solution is just to have magic make everything. (Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic). Just a slight problem there… technology isn’t there yet.

      How do you stop corruption by profit motive? by reducing government’s power and size. the government should limit its involvement in the free market to preventing non-competitive behaviour, not actively encouraging monopolies (as it does with the oil companies, health insurance, utilities). You may think the ‘profit motive’ is all bad. But remove the profit motive and you remove all motivation to produce in abundance. Why should I work that extra 2 hours a day if all you do is redistribute my additional earnings/wages/profits to someone who refuses to work even 8 hours a day?

      Next you’re going to tell me non-profit organisations aren’t motivated by profit. If you truely believe that you are very naive. Non-profit organisations are not motivated to generate excess profits, but they are very much motivated by profit (for each $1 of money they get as a grant, if some other non-profit can show they can spend or use that money more efficiently that other non-profit will get more funding in future).

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  17. DonSSanders

    The primary economic problem with America is useless war…stop the wars and everyone can go to college free on the same money! Americas educational system is slipping slipping slipping against the rest of the world fund education to save America…earmarks are THE LEAST OF OUR MANY PROBLEMS

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    1. Fem

      Well, interesting suggestion, useful idea.

      I say that to improve education it must start by defining what education is, then look at the structure of it, the real output (no the fake proof of it), and the real needs or applications that contribute to the economy as well as to human values and wellbeing.

      I like your comment because I have been thinking that the defense people need to be balanced as part of their reintegration into humanity, after their service, and is kind of like ‘reeducating’ them into main stream views. So it does applies to their families.

      The problem is that there is no agreement in what education is, and how is evaluated. Look around you: pretty heavy CVs loaded with credentials that force the propaganda of ‘promising’, only, because the issue of ‘young’ no longer applies as real and worth it quality, it favors manipulation of the power.

      So it really is in favor of the same military to shift money priorities.

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      1. Fem2

        And I know my opinion counts nothing, nada, that so many people’s ideas do not count because the show is pre set with some kind of agenda. That if you are even good at demonstrating the point, in spite of the hurdles and the bulling thrown at you, the only result is that they take your useful ideas and benefit their little monster kinship. They bloat their CVs so they look promising.

        Look around for that you’ll see it and perhaps can even compile the evidence, but it does nothing, that is my experience. So how can I believe in a system the is good and efficient at faking and destroying itself?

        The only way is to restart it, is the right choice, the real pro life issue, not the politics of it.

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    2. Libertarian777

      but aren’t the wars funded by ‘earmarks’? they’re listed as ‘emergency funding provisions’ and are not included in the official Pentagon budget.

      Of course if one would suggest to stop funding wars and the military (thus ending deaths of Americans), strangely enough, one would be termed a non-Patriot.

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  18. AcedMoney777

    Is it just me or did Rand totally duck that last question? I’m starting to think that the apple really did fall far from the tree as far as his father’s true conservative views are concerned.

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  19. Intervene

    Fantastic interview.

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  20. btc8128

    These men are going to embrace this country…

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  21. 420kushmaster

    one of them needs to run for 2012.

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  22. marniespeaks

    but let me state that doesn’t mean I don’t like Ron Paul.

    I want him and his family not to worry about health care, as I do for all Americans

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  23. Northpal

    They can only represent, you the people are the hero’s, keep their feet to the fire.

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  24. patriotsnetwork

    It really bothers me when a Ron Paul video doesn’t go viral,especially when it’s him and his son.Where are all of the Die Hard Ron Paul supporters?Huh,Where ya at???

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  25. nonaCbarC

    :D
    There is some connection between social conservatism & fiscal conservatism. For example if there is no gov pension plan, then more ppl will have kids. :D

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  26. grraadd

    iFreedom4ever – keep uploading!
    Great stuff indeed :-)

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  27. herzogsbuick

    it would be fun to collect ron paul interviews that are live from his office, and compare the books in the background, see what he’s got, what changes. his computer speakers are disarranged in this one!!

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  28. mrbhave

    Libertarian: social liberal, fiscal conservative. Sorry, Jim Demint, you’re way off base. Social conservatism is fascism. I don’t think you’ll find too many fascist libertarians.

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  29. AntiFed1791

    “To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people is a chimerical idea.” – James Madison

    The injustice we see in government is merely a reflection of our own standards of virtue. We must change first; then government will follow. And I believe that we are changing!

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  30. bonfirejovi

    demint is an idiot and caused the recession.

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  31. Dedhedted71

    Here’s my question- If these powerful men who control our money have something to hide & they are fighting tooth & nail against transparency, then would they not be willing to break more laws to keep their secrets?

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  32. nekedemus

    Back in the times we used to call them carpetbaggers. snake oil salesmen and quacks.
    Nowadays they are “libertarians”

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  33. MooseOfReason

    Primetime Freedom Watch.

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  34. ChangeBeginsWithYou

    Ron Paul, used to delivering babies, will deliver his first cow – straight from Bernanke’s rear end.

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  35. rickbeckwitt

    Mr Demint, The culture is falling apart and the society is dysfunctional currently because of the overbearing arm of government. The over taxation and over-regulation is dividing the country and crushing the family structure. Lawyers don’t help

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    1. Cuinn

      Agreed. We have government entitlements replacing family and community.

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