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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  1. you are a true american hero!!!!!

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  2. God bless you Ron Paul and your son!! You are true representatives of the american people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    In a perfect world you should be next president!!!!!!!

    Thank you for having the courage to speak out against the corruption that has destroyed our country. God bless you!!!!!!!!

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  3. Freedom=Hope
    First to recover would be confidence in the free market. The American Dream would live on. Those that keep " the economy afloat" are the ones who have nearly destroyed it. Go back to your video games! You don't vote anyway.

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  4. US under president Ron Paul:
    Government collapses as those who keep it afloat bail out over lack of confidence in the madman at the wheel. Libertarian zealots, fueled by their outdated economic ideology hunt down intellectuals and murder them in front of their families. The economy goes into a new dark age as financial institutions collapse, making trade and large scale investment impossible. The average citizen is reduced to prostitution in exchange for scraps of food.

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  5. this man is a luddite

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  6. 1blackdeath51501

    LIVE FREE OR DIE

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  7. ProtestWithGuns

    Time to start fire bombing banks.

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  8. ok im 19 years old is ron paul running for president in 2012? cause if so he has my vote! 😀 could somone plz respond

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  9. Vote4RonPaulLiberty

    Choosing the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil. Reject the status quo by voting for the humblest man to ever run for president in modern times.

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  10. Dear Ron, keep up the good work Global Elite such a grand title for a gang of crooks

    The only people living in fear are the so called "shadow government" they are nothing but spineless cowards, who need to hide everything they do, because
    if everyone found out they know what will happen to them.
    Your defeat is of your own doing & i'm laughing, you have no where to hide & nothing you do will prevent your end.

    Do as you will Global Elite, your days are numbered, your empire is falling, your influence is failing & soon your money will be worthless.

    Go Ron Paul :-)

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  11. If you cannot see that this man is absolutely right, and that we desperately need him in the Whitehouse, you are a treasonous rat, the likes of which *does not* deserve to live in this country.

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  12. IM SO GLAD TO HAVE MADE GRIPS OF MONEY AFTER READING PAULS BOOKS!! FINALLY, A POLITICIAN THAT PUT CASH IN MY POCKET INSTEAD OF REMOVE IT!!!

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  13. Sexiest man alive.

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  14. I would be willing to be that even run paul knows that he can't be elected.... but a run for the presidency is the only way he can make his ideas popular.

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  15. theunknowncove

    Do all that you can to get this man elected. Live for something higher than yourself. FREEDOM.

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  16. I wish this man could get elected so badly. It'll never happen, though. This country is going to keep degrading until we're going to plunge into revolt just like the rest of the world. I pray I'm wrong. I hope there are some more people like this who actually believe in the way this country should be.

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  17. I rather keep my liberty then for security. My liberty gives me that protection. Don't need another document to tell me there is another way. There is no security, because leaders around the world is creating these wars. They love to say the wright words and wright speech. That is all it is, words & speech. With NO ACTION to back up their words. US Government & all the politician in here and abroad are not different. They love playing word games, at the end they loose.

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  18. Tryandtakemyguns11

    i doubt he'll get elected...voting machines are rigged and Obama is already flaunting his confidence in his re-election, like he knows he's going to win already. Even if Ron Paul does get elected the NWO would assasinate him so quick...someone needs to put a bullet between Obama's big ears before I do

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  19. Ron Paul for President of THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. "If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy... The loss of Liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or imagined, from abroad..." - James Madison

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