Ron Paul: Defend the Constitution, Not the U.N. Security Council!




Date: 05/25/2011

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Ron Paul: I appreciate you holding these hearing. You know, since World War II we’ve embarked in the wrong direction. We’ve been fighting all these wars with no declarations. So the War-Power issue is a key issue, and hopefully we can get to the bottom of it and not expand this power. But I think we get a pretty good idea about where the executive branch comes from, and I’m not so sure it would be unique for one party or the other. But the current office of the legal council to our president has said that it was necessary, it was okay to go to war to defend the credibility of the United Nations Security Council. I think that is an outrage. We’re supposed to be defending the constitution, not the United Nations Security Council. But this is not new, we did it in Korea, we ignore it sometimes, now we ignore it in Libya. The War powers resolution, which was set up in 1973, was supposed to curtain this. Technically, it was deeply flawed, but it actually legalized war for 60 days, which always drifts into 90 days, and even our presidents ignore that. So this is a mess, and you know, it’s not all that complicated. Why do we complicate this for ourselves unless it’s deliberate? Because we have a law, the law is called the constitution. We’re not supposed to go to war unless there’s a declaration. We’ve been fighting this a long time and the American people are sick and tired of it, it’s draining us, it’s draining us financially, and now we’re into … how many wars are we in now? Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, now Libya. We don’t even know to the extent to how much we’re involved in these countries. So we in the Congress demand or should demand our responsibilities again. It should be up to us when we go to war and not to the executive branch.



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216 Comments:

  1. America is done. Republicans cant even reform entitlement programs with out getting kicked out of office. Maybe a detox from government that will occur from going bankrupt will be good for everyone.

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  2. I'm American, and i'm voting for this man! \m/

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  3. True patriot

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  4. ggeorgewashington

    YES! Ron Paul 2012 Please

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  5. People who don't get, understand and therefore do not support him are people who have not heard his message unfiltered and unspun. Give him his due and I challenge people with a head and heart to not be swayed.

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  6. I dont think he will live longer; He will go Kennedys way.
    US is f*cked; Ron Paul is Last Man Standing for Liberty.

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  7. If Ron Paul does not win in 2012 all hope is lost for this Country.

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  8. help ron paul expose the snake and cut its head off

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  9. Ron Paul = Fascist

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  10. ron paul ron paul ron paul

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  11. to which AH was Ron Paul talking to?

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  12. I hope there’s some kind of miracle and the wars stop because the actual people fighting call it quits and decide to work or create businesses in something unrelated to war. That would be a genuine miracle since congress has no saying.

    Then, are there still countries or is it just one planet and one world government and, either way, what are the laws or world constitution?

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  13. The president and vice president don't like this video.

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  14. The whole world needs RON PAUL to win!! I'm in England and can see what disaster awaits us if Obama gets another term or any other puppet gets in....

    I also hope Ron Paul throws his weight at whats happening in his home town right now, because the TSA have to be stopped in Texas before it spreads... and it won't just stop In the USA, it will be here in the UK and Europe.

    I just hope he sees the vital importance that situation is!

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  15. Double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis has been found in possession of top-secret CIA documents pointing to the American Task Force 373 (TF373) providing Al-Qaeda terrorists with “nuclear fissile material” and “biological agents," including a nuclear "dirty bomb."

    The US insists "Davis is one of their diplomats, the two men he killed were robbers". Pakistan says that the duo were ISI agents sent to follow him after it was discovered that he had been making contact with al Qaeda.

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  16. The constitution gives the executive branch the power to enter into a treaty. Look at Art II Sec 2 - "to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur"

    The UN Charter is a treaty that was made by Truman and ratified by the Senate. The treaty created the UN security council. Defending the UN Security Council is defending the President's power to make treaties and is defending the US Constitution. Ron Paul is a moron and he will never be President.

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  17. Why aren't more people pissed off about this? This isn't a conspiracy theory, this is the president ignoring the constitution and abusing his power.

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  18. NamasteWarrior

    A fine albeit politically incorrect statement tube. RESTORE AMERICA NOW! RP 2012

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  19. Leave the U.N.

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  20. 335 likes with only 301 views!

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