Ron Paul: Stop the Police State, Repeal the PATRIOT Act!

Stop the Police State, Repeal the PATRIOT Act!

by Ron Paul

The year 2011 brings in a host of opportunities and challenges to America. Will we accelerate toward economic insolvency by continuing the policies that have created this crisis, or will a new Congress elected on the energy of the Tea Party movement find the courage to change course?

With the new Republican majority in the House I will have the opportunity as a subcommittee chairman to take a careful look at our domestic monetary policy. I’m excited by the prospect of real oversight of the Federal Reserve, but I also hope to focus on the important ways in which our foreign policy and monetary policy are related. Just last week the Financial Times reported that the limited oversight of the Federal Reserve allowed by the passage of a watered-down version of my Audit the Fed bill revealed that approximately 55% of the loans made available under the largest Federal Reserve bailout program – termed “auction facility” – went to foreign banks. This is just but one example of the real cost to Americans of maintaining its empire overseas and it cries out for more transparency and oversight.

This is why it is key for us to understand that our foreign policy and current economic crisis go hand in hand. Some have promised to lead us back to fiscal responsibility while asserting that any reduction in our foreign and military spending is off the table. They would like us to believe that we should not only continue spending as much on the military as the rest of the world combined, but they actually call for an even more aggressive U.S. policy abroad. They believe we should continue to bomb Pakistan, Yemen, Afghanistan and elsewhere, that we must impose even more crippling sanctions on countries like Iran while moving steadily on to yet another Middle East war that is not in our interest. They represent the failed policies of the past and they would like to lead us down a dead-end street. We must resist the temptation of their neocon-inspired scaremongering.

There will be much work for us to do in the next year and in the next Congress. We need look no further than the grossly unconstitutional and immoral policies of the Transportation Security Administration, demanding that we either be irradiated or fondled to travel in our own country, to see that those who would deprive us of our civil liberties on the empty promise of full security will not be given up easily. We must continue standing up to them and we must not compromise.

We must not allow the out-of-control Department of Homeland Security to impose an East-German like police state in the U.S. where neighbors are encouraged by Big Brother or Big Sister to inform on their neighbors. We must not accept that government authorities should hector us via television screens as we go about our private lives like we are living in Orwell’s 1984.

I’m optimistic that the incoming members of Congress understand the importance of what they have been entrusted with by the American people. But I do hope that those who elected them will watch their actions and their votes in Congress carefully. An early indication will be the upcoming vote on re-authorization of the anti-American PATRIOT Act. Defeating once-and-for-all this police state legislation will be a great way to start 2011 and the 112th Congress.

We must move ahead with confidence. Our numbers are growing. Happy New Year!

  • noado51

    Dr.Paul hits the nail on the head..POLICE STATE..Stop the POLICE STATE…

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  • carcabe

    Run, Ron, run!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • VegEdGoku

    Good luck!

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  • 1dabirdman

    I wish he would announce his candidacy already!

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  • sJeGaJn

    New republican majority in the house!!! woot woot!! raise the roof yall!!!
    XD

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  • chatsworthsharp420

    concerning the nwo stuff

    dude a world government is the only way we are going to go. we have to go there, what’s going to represent earth as a planet to other worlds in the universe?

    plus the $ needs to die b/c the power the federal reserve note has on the world is not good. so let it burn, and go back to a currency backed by commodities

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  • Nothingizm

    Ron Paul needs to let us know if he’s going to run in 2012. I heard that he will let us know in January. Does anyone have any updates on this?

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  • LadyBuggin777

    REPEAL THE PATRIOT ACT!!!!
    RON PAUL 2012~

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  • georgemargaris

    I love this chanel, but please get the man a semiprofessionel microphon. please it only costs like 20 $???
    I am sorry but the quality sometimes ruins it for me….
    is he talking into a telefon?

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  • VisionsOfTheNobody

    Ron Paul makes me believe in change again… Change towards a pro-constitutional government!
    :)

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  • jrtwinette

    This should be a podcast!!!

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  • daviddalbylive

    Excellent.

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  • Clyaton

    I got “end the fed” for christmas from the folks… I can’t help but shove the book in any political science oriented people’s faces. LOVE IT

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  • PaulRon2008

    Ron Paul makes me proud to be an American.

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  • PaulRon2008

    Vote the criminals out of office.

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  • johnthesoundman

    yes ron paul please run for office!! i would and will either way spread the words of freedom and the constitution in new york city!
    certainly have my vote!

    i so wished i was awakened to what was really going on in 07-08.. but i am sure as hell awakened now!!

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  • fresniak

    If the tea party manages to repeal the patrioct act then there is really hope. But I am afraid that a new false flag attack will happen just in time, not to allow this. God Bless all true patriots in America.

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  • blt40

    you have my vote .

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  • ledaohio

    NOT TO WORRY RON! Your video msg will be kept off the front page. ANything you say and do will be undercut and not given the audience it deserves! Youtube manipulated your hits before and they will do it again. ALL TO KEEP YOU OFF THE FRONT PAGE!!

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  • imatelly

    i think its funny humans you are so dumbed down this man in the government seys get rid of the PATRIOT Act! yet all you people are talking about him being president.he is telling you people to stop watching tv and helping him out cause only you can stop the police state and patriot act can only be taken away if you do something and yet you still do nothing but talk on youtube SHEEPLE.if you want me to be wrong do something and show us im wrong,if you do nothing im right

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