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!


  • figtreeparable

    Ron, thank God for you. You are a bright light in the darkness. Thanks so much for standing up to the deceitful, end justifys the means cult going on in Wash, and they know who they are. We love you, Ron.

  • smowkdaddy

    911 truthers are EVIL and 911 was NOT an inside job! Retribution is coming!

  • Mcleod0000

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  • SkyBlueAugust

    Fire Janet Napolitano and prosecute her for crimes committed against American citizens.

  • SkyBlueAugust

    RON —
    End the FED RES. PROSECUTE the people stealing US money.
    Repeal Obamacare and legislate out the DEATH PANEL reg Obama just signed.
    Vacate the FOOD SAFETY (NOT) bill.
    End the STUPID WARS. Thank you. Thank you.

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  • aragornsargonath

    Since Ron Paul brings up sanctions, why is it the US files human rights sanctions against other countries while they are violating our human rights with what TSA is doing as well as many other things w/out warrants?

  • NicosMind

    Ron Paul,
    Austrian Economics,
    Peter Schiff,
    UKIP and the EFD
    Theres some hope for the world yet!

  • dietermaas

    Yes, do it. Repeal the patriot act! It will have a ripple effect throughout the world…

  • MrDeathSmiles

    It is painfully obvious that the allusion to religion can be applied to anything that citizens follow blindly, whether it be radical ideology because of its inherent shock value, patriotism, television idols, or media instilled demagogues. The citizen must learn that the truth will not be spoon-fed to them. The citizen must learn the beauty of doubt, for all they have to lose is their chains.

  • MrDeathSmiles

    God bless you, Ron Paul. No other politician stands up against the police state and Patriot Act. You are a true American and defender of liberty and freedom. While every other politcian goes corrupt because of their greed, you continue to fight the good fight for the American people. We’re right there with you. The mainstream media may try to turn the people against you at times, but they will wake up with time. We will fight this and defeat it, and only then will we experience true freedom.

  • RonPaulClassics

    Happy New Year to you too, Congressman Paul!

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  • dualisticnature

    i have no faith in the words republican and democrat. if it was a house full of libertarians, then i’d rest much easier. maybe we need to start cloning ron pauls.

  • aligzanduh

    Great New Year Message Congressman! Your words bring encouragement to my Yankee Soul

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    RON PAUL 2012


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  • treez78

    ron paul, we need you to run sir! my God i love you for what you have done, u are my hero! if you announce your candidacy, i will do everything in my power to help get you elected. thank you, thank you, thank you for everything!