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!


  • fulmad01

    When we all get shipped to Guantanamo I call top bunk!!!

  • rhinnawi95

    I have a feeling that if this guys is our next president, his head will be on a future dollar bill. He’ll be up there with Lincoln and Washington for saving our nation from certain doom as they had done 🙂

  • horseofkhorne

    from an outside view( im british) im left confused y he isnt the current president

  • guyray

    stand beside Congressman Paul and let’s put an end to this bullsh*t. Start with the Patriot Act. Restore the Constitution to government. get the government out of healthcare. My medicine should be between me and my Dr. What gives the U.S. government the right to dictate what medicine I use!!!

  • RandomShellAccount

    It boggles my mind how this man is a mere congressman, yet people like Bush and Obama were made PRESIDENT…


  • fuccbabylonson

    I still uphold my promise alone with my brethren that if you or your son die “mysteriously”, it will be an armed revolution against the NWO and they will get F#$ckin owned by American Militiamen country wide. Go forth with no fear my father for we shall protect you. Dont let them intimidate you or your family. We have your back, we will protect you and the Constitution.

  • finster37

    Ron Paul is the best. Ron Paul 2012

  • MsBonSaint

    All but a handful of congress and the senate need to be impeached for failure to uphold the constitution. Ron Paul, bless you.

  • LocheDade

    Ron Paul better run and the people best vote for him! Abolish the FED! Tax Chinese imports! Bring the troops home! Audit every politician/banker/person to where the money trail leads to! Clean the House! The world will follow when the empire’s corruption crumbles!

  • 1776AmericaFirst

    ISRAEL DID 9/11!




    if they feel that the PAT act will not be renewed they will just blow up some more planes so i dont see how we can possible win . we know it will be staged but the sheeple wont. sorry for being so pessimistic dont get the wrong idea i am a HUGE RON PAUL supporter..

  • campaign4liberty

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  • venuecam

    A Rothschild refreshed and voted this video down 4 times.

  • usagoodbyeisayhello

    For an interesting story regarding our government funding foreign bankers, please google: Geithner Funding Georgian Mafia

  • scrut

    all you idiots saying you americans are screwed they arent done after us obviously guess who they are after well prob countries like brazil and other countries that dont have dictator type control over its people

  • MaryWaterton

    I don’t like libertarians and would never vote for one. Even when they register as “republicans”, they are still nothing more than confused liberals. That’s why the liberals at the Huffington Post and MSNBC love Ron Paul so much … because he is one of them in spirit. I agree with Ron Paul on the Federal Reserve, monetary policy, and the need for a return to the gold standard. But that is the extent of my agreement with libertarians.

    • Libertarian777

      ‘confused liberals’?

      how about expanding on your view?

      The libertarian view is pretty simple. Private property rights, freedom of association. Not sure how you can be against these 2 fundamental views.

      MSNBC does NOT ‘love’ ron paul so much. In 2007/8 they were lambasting him as a rightwing conservative nut. Much like Fox news was trying to make him look like a ‘fool’ for having a consistent view (also in 2008).
      Only now that he has widespread support is the main stream media trying to jump on the ron paul bandwagon.

  • jimmy1nth3machine

    haha you people dont get it do you? its all the same shit this guy another guy a black guy.. by the time he gets in he will have expired or will have been replaced by a double. go have a hamburger yankees,your time at the top is no more but thats ok, you will get through this, you are tired though, rest for a bit.

  • Clorox916

    RP12!!!!!!! rEVOLution

  • Clorox916

    RP12!!!!!!! rEVOLution

  • lithiusx

    We are the people, we will always stand for freedom, and we will always stand behind Ron Paul!