Ron Paul: Is This The End of the American Republic?




Date: 05/25/2011

Ron Paul: The last nail is being driven into the coffin of the American Republic. Yet, Congress remains in total denial as our liberties are rapidly fading before our eyes.

The process is propelled by unwarranted fear and ignorance as to the true meaning of liberty. It is driven by economic myths, fallacies and irrational good intentions.

The rule of law is constantly rejected and authoritarian answers are offered as panaceas for all our problems. Runaway welfarism is used to benefit the rich at the expense of the middle class.

Who would have ever thought that the current generation and Congress would stand idly by and watch such a rapid disintegration of the American Republic?

Characteristic of this epic event is the casual acceptance by the people and political leaders of the unitary presidency, which is equivalent to granting dictatorial powers to the President. Our Presidents can now, on their own:

  1. Order assassinations, including American citizens,
  2. Operate secret military tribunals,
  3. Engage in torture,
  4. Enforce indefinite imprisonment without due process,
  5. Order searches and seizures without proper warrants, gutting the 4th Amendment,
  6. Ignore the 60 day rule for reporting to the Congress the nature of any military operations as required by the War Power Resolution,
  7. Continue the Patriot Act abuses without oversight,
  8. Wage war at will,
  9. Treat all Americans as suspected terrorists at airports with TSA groping and nude x-raying.

And the Federal Reserve accommodates by counterfeiting the funds needed and not paid for by taxation and borrowing, permitting runaway spending, endless debt, and special interest bail-outs.

And all of this is not enough. The abuses and usurpations of the war power are soon to be codified in the National Defense Authorization Act now rapidly moving its way through the Congress. Instead of repealing the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), as we should, now that bin Laden is dead and gone, Congress is planning to massively increase the war power of the President.

Though an opportunity presents itself to end the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, Congress, with bipartisan support, obsesses on how to expand the unconstitutional war power the President already holds. The current proposal would allow a President to pursue war any time, any place, for any reason, without Congressional approval. Many believe this would even permit military activity against American suspects here at home.

The proposed authority does not reference the 9/11 attacks. It would be expanded to include the Taliban and “associated” forces—a dangerously vague and expansive definition of our potential enemies. There is no denial that the changes in S.1034 totally eliminate the hard-fought-for restraint on Presidential authority to go to war without Congressional approval achieved at the Constitutional Convention.

Congress’ war authority has been severely undermined since World War II beginning with the advent of the Korean War which was fought solely under a UN Resolution. Even today, we’re waging war in Libya without even consulting with the Congress, similar to how we went to war in Bosnia in the 1990s under President Clinton. The three major reasons for our Constitutional Convention were to:

  1. Guarantee free trade and travel among the states.
  2. Make gold and silver legal tender and abolish paper money.
  3. Strictly limit the Executive Branch’s authority to pursue war without Congressional approval.

But today:

  1. Federal Reserve notes are legal tender, gold and silver are illegal.
  2. The Interstate Commerce Clause is used to regulate all commerce at the expense of free trade among the states.
  3. And now the final nail is placed in the coffin of Congressional responsibility for the war power, delivering this power completely to the President—a sharp and huge blow to the concept of our Republic.

In my view, it appears that the fate of the American Republic is now sealed—unless these recent trends are quickly reversed.

The saddest part of this tragedy is that all these horrible changes are being done in the name of patriotism and protecting freedom. They are justified by good intentions while believing the sacrifice of liberty is required for our safety. Nothing could be further from the truth.

More sadly is the conviction that our enemies are driven to attack us for our freedoms and prosperity, and not because of our deeply flawed foreign policy that has generated justifiable grievances and has inspired the radical violence against us.

Without this understanding our endless, unnamed, and undeclared wars will continue and our wonderful experience with liberty will end.



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377 Comments:

  1. what liberty ? that of your nsa ? your goverment spies on everyone of you via "echelon", it distrusts you the people of the usa...
    Your goverment make you poor.
    Your goverment let you die on the street if you dont have insurance...
    Your goverment lies to you.
    Your goverment sends your youth to wars on all parts of the planet.
    Your goverment is corrupt.

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  2. what liberty ? that of your nsa ? your goverment spies on everyone of you via "echelon", it distrusts you the people of the usa...
    Your goverment make you poor.
    Your goverment let you die on the street if you dont have insurance...
    Your goverment lies to you.
    Your goverment sends your youth to wars on all parts of the planet.
    Your goverment is corrupt.

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  3. usa was founded by the illuminati.
    usa is used by the illuminati.

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  4. usa was founded by the illuminati.
    usa is used by the illuminati.

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  5. Your Goverment is already under the control of the illuminati and satanists.
    You can do nothing.
    They already prepared coffins for all of you who may rise up.
    And by the way, your country was and is not democratic or free.
    It is a comunistic, totalitarian state where the rulers spy on you and make wars or whatever they want when they want. (Always by orders of the illuminati.)
    and your country has gone bankrupt, but no one will tell ya. Look at your debt and economy numbers...
    Good Courage

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  6. ron paul is a huge joke

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  7. I've seen more political shitsuckers come out of Texas in the last 12 years than anywhere else

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  8. I've seen more political shitsuckers come out of Texas in the last 12 years than anywhere else

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  9. "Unless these recent trends are not reversed...Our wonderful experiment with liberty,will end"

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  10. And the subsequent mass immigration of the non liberty minded.And later on,the immorally minded.

    The country was founded on certain values and principles.Passed down from father to son,held by community,and preached in the non corrupted schools therein.

    When a country mixes and invades its base principles and minds with foreign principles and minds and thought,it is only a matter of time,before the country will too become as its invaders,and infiltrators.

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  11. I am heartbroken to see my country dying.It is a slow and miserable death.Our country was mortally wounded in 1913.And the first shots were fired Before the Civil War.

    How many know that the House Of Rothschild provoked and funded the Civil War,North And South,Union And Confederate.This Is No Conspiracy.This Is History.We have long been infiltrated,the symbiosis with the infiltrators and their corruption was guaranteed and a mortal wound to our country if not soon removed.The Mortal Wound,1913.

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