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.

377 Comments:

  1. ronpaul2012 . net to sign the petition for ron paul to run for president in 2012.

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  2. What can we do?

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  3. 4 people we’re drunk when they watched this video

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  4. thelawnranger89

    WE THE PEOPLE need to pray for Dr. Paul. The fact that he is swimming against the status quo of political protectionism means that he is tired, busy, constantly away from his home due to travel, and doing all this at his age.

    QUESTION: Will the Pauls [Ron and his son Rand] be the next Kennedys?

    Blessings from Texas

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  5. Philosiphy of Ron Paul is don’t hurt each other, and preserve each others Liberties. I mean, gay marriage is againsy my beliefs, but if I let you be gay, then you help me keep my firearms. Basicsically, this Paulism is the only thing that can save us from a government that wants us to hate each other, so We the People cannot assimilate, there is after all power in the people…as long as you see the controlled media, you know they still need minds! PAUL THE NEXT MLK, KENNEDY?

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  6. Philosiphy of Ron Paul is don’t hurt each other, and preserve each others Liberties. I mean, gay marriage is againsy my beliefs, but if I let you be gay, then you help me keep my firearms. Basicsically, this Paulism is the only thing that can save us from a government that wants us to hate each other, so We the People cannot assimilate, there is after all power in the people…as long as you see the controlled media, you know they still need minds! PAUL THE NEXT MLK, KENNEDY?

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  7. Philosiphy of Ron Paul is don’t hurt each other, and preserve each others Liberties. I mean, gay marriage is againsy my beliefs, but if I let you be gay, then you help me keep my firearms. Basicsically, this Paulism is the only thing that can save us from a government that wants us to hate each other, so We the People cannot assimilate!

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  8. BelieveandtrustJesus

    Americans are cowards…all talk and no action, they just let the government do anything they want, kill people, take away rights, molest you etc. and people dont even care and dont do anything, and protests and making videos on youtube or radio shows doesnt achieve anything, the globalists just laugh and ignore them.

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  9. The ‘WORLD’ needs more men like Ron Paul

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  10. destined to be one of the most prophetic speeches of history

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  11. TheENTERRAPTURE17

    TIME IS OVER.IT’S ONLY THE START..Osama Bin Laden Died May 1,2011/Hitler Died April 30,1945 66 Years Apart!Another 6 is coming this year.Microchip-666 in hands and foreheads.Hell is real!Earthquakes,famines,floods–America..Obama threw Israel under the bus!ISRAEL lost its only friend,GOD loves ISRAEL!-WWIII!Bible Prophecy!TO NON BELIEVERS REPENT SAVE YOUR SOULS AND PRAY FOR OTHERS.JESUS IS COMING,RAPTURE IS COMING!Get raptured not suffer the great tribulation.LISTEN TO PAUL BEGLEY IN YOUTUBE.

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  12. youtube or google: Dr Jerome Corsi and educate yourselves!!!!!!!!

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  13. he’s another Mason, just another offer of a solution for your government to fix a problem that the government created. He doesn’t believe 9/11 was an inside job, he is offered to give you hope (like Obama) and be a solution in the problem, reaction solution equation.

    If you people want change just do it yourself, before we end up with a one world government solution to everything and no cultural diversity, life, or thoughts and freedoms of our own.

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  14. So libertarianism=nationalism? Cool story bro.

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  15. Ron Paul is the leader of a religion. All of his followers are emotional young people, none of them are serious academics (unless they’re getting paid by David Koch). Like most religious people, his followers mean well. It’s just that their reasoning faculties have been disabled by their emotions and the propaganda they’ve been exposed to. You can’t blame them for getting angery and looking for answers. Their country has been getting raped by the top 0.1% for some time now.

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  16. From The Peoples of Europe:

    If the American people wishes to once again be a great nation, you must support this man and his ideas.

    Free yourselves by all means available to you. The peoples of Europe are behind you.

    Free America.

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  17. When was the first time they said its the end of the Republic? Jefferson Vs Adams.

    Yep, politicans have been abusing the weak minded for over 200 years, and the weak minded never ever learn.

    The world is always ending, for those with weak arguments and can only speak rhetorical nonesense.

    Its the very reason why the nation is in the shape it is in. Politicans will always get away with telling lies because their backers always make excuses for them.

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  18. Most Americans are whiny gutless slugs who are more interested in getting their welfare checks and Cadillacs. They get what they deserve with Obama. They cannot elect leaders to save themselves.

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  19. Ron Paul a great gentleman in a corrupt country.

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  20. A fifth head should be added to Mt. Rushmore. That head should be Dr. Ron Paul’s. No one from the 20th or 21st Century is as logical as this man

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