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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  1. Dr. Paul is the lone voice of reason in the House.

    RON PAUL REVOLUTION

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  2. bobbyraejohnson

    No you don't lol just ass like believe that

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  3. The best thing about Ron Paul is he is telling the truth. Or at least as much of it as he can afford to tell you. Which ain't the whole truth. But if he told you the whole truth, nobody would believe him, or listen to him. So he tells you only that which he can! Which is more than most do! Ron Paul is a righteous man, a man of integrity. But that won't get him elected as president. You need to be the devil incarnate to get elected in the USA! Sad but true..

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  4. I will not vote at all if Ron Paul is not nominated by the repub party. Obama gets 2 terms if RP is not nominated. That's a scary thought.

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    • Themac871, what? Is it too hard for you in the trenches? Yes, this is a r3VOLution. Were you aware of that? Did you hear Ron Paul say there would be dirty tricks, etc., galore?

      There is a LOT we can each do. Firslty, we MUST register Republican regardless of how distasteful that might be. Secondly, join your local Republican Caucus and get involved! Say "Republican Things" and make friends. Thirdly, GET ELECTED as a delegate. Fourthly, GO to the Republican Convention to represent the people who have sent you. Fifthly, STOP, LOOK and LISTEN carefully. VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCE! Do not vote for compromise on liberty. Vote for liberty. Sixthly, if that doesn't get Ron elected, write him in on your ballot. Let me tell you why:

      This r3VOLution is NOT about unseating Obama. It's not about any certain party. They're all bad, Tea Party included. This is about liberty. IF we are not successful, they will claim that we were the ones that gave the election to Obama, but they won't say that the next time. They are very worried about our vote for 2012 and we must convince them we are writing Ron in if we must. We must be united together as a block that they can no longer ignore. It's time!

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  5. DarkReapersGrim

    Why the hell are the monkey republicans who keep talking about smaller government and an adherence to the Constitution not taking this guy seriously?

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    • Because most republicans are just part of the system along with the most of the democrats. We really DON'T have a two party system. It just looks like we do.

      Ron Paul is the only one I have ever seen tell the truth. Rare. Something we should support.

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  6. Serenity Prayer
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    God grant me the serenity
    to accept the things I cannot change;
    courage to change the things I can;
    and wisdom to know the difference.

    ------
    Proverbs 3, 5-6
    Trust in the LORD with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
    in all your ways acknowledge him,
    and he will direct your paths.

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  7. Reality check please! Oh that's right, you think THIS is reality!
    Don't delude yourselves, you are living in an Illusion.

    Obama is gonna get re-elected, and destroy the Republic.
    Who better for the NWO to use as a scapegoat than a Black Man?

    So ya'll dreamers, just go ahead and dream on, it won't do you
    much good. You only see what they want you to see! And you will
    continue to do so, because it is what you want to see, and want to
    believe. Pipe dreams.. ..it's a delusion.

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    • lovelytony22, YOU are NOT thinking. This war is NOT about unseating Obama!!! This is about reinstituting our Consitution! Liberty! It does not matter who you vote for if you do not vote for Dr. Ron Paul. Don't you get it? He's been a lone voice crying in the "wilderness" for THIRTY YEARS. It's now or never. MAKE THESE REPUBLICAN join us! if they don't want Obama reelected. But NEVER compromise your vote again. Never! If that's too tough for you, then depart from us. May your chains set lightly upon you, crouch down and lick the hands of those who feed you and may we forget that you were ever our countrymen! We're standing for Dr. Ron Paul firmly. We vote CONSCIENCE not COMPROMISE.

      We stand on the principle of the constitution
      We stand on the principle of courage.
      We stand on the principle of conscience.
      We stand for Ron Paul the Champion of the Constitution.
      We stand NOT for any other principal.
      Because they are not the Constitution's Pals.

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  8. This man is your only hope to give the constitution back to America. Ron Paul for President 2012

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  9. The UN violates out sovereignty!
    Ron Paul for President 2012!

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  10. smokeyandcraig

    i say all of us sane people move to a few states, name Ron Paul our president and secede from the Union.

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    • Smokeyand craig, maybe you didn't know it, but Texas is already a Republic! It's the only one in the Union of States that is. Ahem! But let's RESTORE "the Republic for which it (flag) stands."

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  11. Ron Paul has my vote.

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  12. Ron Paul needs to stop speaking sense because the American people can't understand it. If he wants to be successful in 2012, he should talk about Lebron and Kim Kardasian

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  13. I am voting for Ron Paul 2012 . He is the only one that speaks the truth.

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  14. Ron Paul is heading for a Brain Aneurism. I've seen Government employees
    like him before in the Hospitals I used to work in. The AMA can't save him from the amount of stress he is under. His intentions are good, but he is a worry wart.
    If a Brain Aneurism don't get him, Cancer will. The leading cause of Cancer
    is Stress.

    Most members of the government don't care enough. Ron Paul cares a little too much, and his health is libel to suffer because of it.

    Pray for him. He needs it!

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  15. I can agree with that. We shouldn't pick and choose alliances. We need to lead the world by example. Not to mention that our elected representatives hold absolutely no oath to the U.N. THIS SHIT MUST END!

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  16. GunClingingPalin

    Let them vote on this... all those who vote to turn power over to the president will be removed from office and/or tried and executed for treason to the Constitution.

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  17. Agreed, U.N should COMPLETELY be abolished. We can handle ourselves just fine without them. Spread Ron Paul's message with everyone! It's time to awaken the nation to these founding principles that made this country so great in the beginning. It's time patriots, let our message be heard around the world. If we lead, they will follow. WE, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, WILL BE THE ONES TO CHANGE THE WORLD! LETS START ACTING LIKE IT. The federal government needs to be reminded of it's place immediately. I'

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  18. 4 people need to get their heads out of their asses, learn some fucking commonsense, or get the fuck off the net. they dont have a goddamn clue!!

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    • Chronofusion, seems you're a bit confused and maybe . . . just need to go somewhere else. Dr. Ron Paul is the only gentleman in the Congress. Firstly, he has never stooped to toilet language to get his point across. I suggest that if you want to represent him as our only chance for liberty that you act like him and not like a cheesy puss mouth.

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    • Chronofusion, Dr. Ron Paul is about the only stateman in the world that doesn't stoop to toilet language. I suggest only that you're welcome to do to yourself whatever you want, but if you want to represent Dr. Ron Paul, do him the respect of keeping your puss mouth quiet.

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  19. jacobbenmichael

    I'm voting for Ron Paul!!!

    He's the only intelligent choice....seriously.

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  20. Ron Paul 2012!

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