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.

  • beyoundillusion

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  • dispersingweight

    We can have in 2012
    1) Ron Paul
    2)This is Sparta !!


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  • numba1stunna4269

    Ron Paul2012!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Ohyeahbaybay

    Make sure you all contribute to the transmission of Ron Paul’s principles by any means necessary. If people value their liberty to live their life as they see fit, consistent with those individuals not preventing anyone else from doing the same, then you should watch this video and like this comment.

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  • chudnovsky

    People in America will only have them selves to blame, if they don’t vote this man in for president!

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  • Blazer637

    If you dislike this video, you’re fucking retarded.

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  • Scarlet0Darkstar

    Can Dr. Pau; save this ailing country? I hope so!

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  • dskillz1

    302 views. Holy shoozle. Our gov’t is a big joke. We are a nation of sheep and fools. How the mighty have fallen.

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  • marniespeaks

    states must secede

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  • 1dabirdman

    Everyone please share this video on you’re facebook page.If we don’t get this out,everything he says will and is coming to pass..Its up to us to stop this or we’ll be responsible for something much,much worse.And that,is letting this tyrrannical,insane,out of control government,continue..It makes me sick to my stomach that the current,& last adm.have totally gutted our constitution,& bill of rights thru greed,& war.I don’t mean to rant,im ashamed,as we all should be.We’ve got to get it back.

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  • 1dabirdman

    This is our wake up call…If we do nothing,everything he says will come to pass and more.We have lived in a land of make believe for far too long and i for 1 am ashamed.For it is us,the voters who are at fault for only worrying about ourselves,& trying to mirror the celebrities and consuming as much materialism as the criminal banks think we can afford..History is being recorded right now.Do we wanna be the ones who in 100 years will be blamed,for losing our blessed republic? I don’t!!

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  • FlankerVT

    RON PAUL 2012 !!!

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  • RBaleog

    If you want to know the true meaning of patriotism listen to Ron Paul!

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    The Texas senate folded like a lawn chair over threats from justice dept. Touch-Me-There-And-You’re-Busted Bill Dies In Texas Senate

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  • N64AndBattleTanx

    This has me shaking.

    I am 14, but seeing as my freedom is going away? I will convince my mom, and my dad (if possible) to vote 2012 Ron Paul.

    If anyone besides him is elected I might as well forget about living in a free country. I mean I don’t know what other Republicans have in store, but I think Ron has done his homework and knows his stuff.

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  • MrDaBizworks

    The wake up call has been sounded. Gondor calls… will Rohan answer?

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  • BagOfEyebrows

    The federal experiment in liberty may be soon over, but I promise you this, Congressman Paul: the quest for true liberty will LIVE ON here in Free State Project, New Hampshire, as the principles of liberty and freedom are incapable of being destroyed – they are a part of the human spirit, and always rise up to the occassion of tyranny.

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  • trexx32

    it doesn’t get better than that its a shame our politicians dont even care about their country or people

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  • zapproowsdower

    i don’t even believe in voting but i think i will this time around.

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