Ron Paul Slams Obama’s “Monstrous Creature”, the Super Congress




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Lou Dobbs: Joining us now for more on job creation and the debt ceiling agreement, Congressman Ron Paul, who voted against raising the debt ceiling. He says the new special committee created by Congress is “disturbing and will be used instead to raise taxes”. Congressman Ron Paul, seeking the Republican Presidential nomination, joins us tonight from Clute, Texas. Good to have you with us, Congressman.

Ron Paul: Thank you, Lou, good to be with you.

Lou Dobbs: You voted again against the debt ceiling. Tell us why.

Ron Paul: Maybe because I’ve never voted for any of the spending essentially over the many years I’ve been in Congress. And I believed that debt was going to be a problem many years ago, and debt is a problem. So you don’t get out of the problem of having too much debt by allowing the Congress to spend a lot more and granting them another 2.4 trillion dollars worth of debt. So it never made any sense to me to do it that way. It just digs the hole much deeper, and then it gets harder for us to get out. So it was a very easy vote for me, but it became much easier when I saw the vehicle they were using to create this “Super Congress.” I mean, where in the world did that come from and what is that going to lead to. That is monstrous. I kept looking and looking, and I can’t find any place in the Constitution where we have the authority to create such a creature as the Super Congress.

Lou Dobbs: Let’s return to you, Congressman Paul. You told me about this super committee. You know, I could never find anything in the Constitution that would satisfy, it seems to me, a reasonable man, namely myself, that there is any constitutional authority for fast track authority for trade agreements. This super committee seems that be in that vein; how will you perceive it?

Ron Paul: That is exactly right. It’s creating committees to do the job and assume the responsibility that Congress should do it. And you’re absolutely right on the trade agreements. I happen to think that these trade agreements and giving this responsibility to the executive branch is absolutely wrong. But it’s not the only area, I think writing regulations is actually writing laws, so I’m way back on what the executive branch should do. But now for the OMB [Office of Management and Budget], it looks to me like with this Super Congress and committee, that if we don’t vote for what they recommend, OMB gets a lot of power, and that’s part of the executive branch and who knows, that’s the area that I think where they may be raising revenues, closing loopholes. Who knows what they might be doing? But it is not a good sign for a constitutional government.

Lou Dobbs: And the Supreme Court has slapped down a lawsuit brought by states and environmental groups that sought to push powers over greenhouse emissions. And the opinion written by Justice Ginsburg made it very clear that the EPA is the source and force in establishing those regulations and enforcing them; a remarkable decision by the Supreme Court. What is your reaction?

Ron Paul: Well, I think it’s rather clear in Article 1 that the Congress is supposed to write the law. This whole idea that any bureaucracy, any agency of government can write all these regulations and they’re the law of the land. One of the most annoying statements I ever heard said was not only do they write the regulations, but what about the statement that Paul Begala said once, “Stroke of the pen, law of the land. Kind of cool.” You know, that tells you what the attitude is about what they think about the Congress and what they think about the American people and what they think about the Constitution.

Lou Dobbs: I think we should point out that was a very young and ebullient Paul Begala at that time.

Ron Paul: He’s settled down now.

Lou Dobbs: And you still recognize him as a fellow Texan, do you?

Ron Paul: Yeah, but I don’t know if he would recognize me, that’s the only thing.

Lou Dobbs: Well, even reluctantly, I’m sure there’s a reciprocity among Texans. Congressman, it’s great to have you with us, always good to talk with you, I appreciate it.

Ron Paul: Thank you, Lou.

Lou Dobbs: Congressman Ron Paul.

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  1. peaceliberty4all

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  2. you dont see ron paul on tv bc media is controled by govn and money ..the govn dosnt want such an honost guy to screw them over on national television

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  3. ron paul is part kennedy part jefferson :O

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  4. Ron Paul 2011 our only choice to get us all out of this corrupted governmental tyranny thats choking every man, woman and child in Amercia. End the Fed, End the Wars!

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  5. Why does RON PAUL WIN WIN WIN on the enternet?But is not heard of on TV?

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  6. hes got my vote

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  7. Ron paul is the next Kennedy.......

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  8. Ron paul is the next Kennedy.......

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  9. pOetiQrOsesPublish

    its a shame how some whites put mitt romney over ron paul
    lame azz ppl
    take that, to the loser below
    last time i checked
    niggers arent the reason this country is fuk'd up
    go check with your own kind

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  10. pOetiQrOsesPublish

    its a shame how some whites put mitt romney over ron paul
    lame azz ppl
    take that, to the loser below
    last time i checked
    niggers arent the reason this country is fuk'd up
    go check with your own kind

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  11. Azrial4421 I like Ron Paul. I'm black. That's a sterotype. Fuck you, obviously

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  12. Rons gonna have to get that nigger smell out of the white house. yea its racist but be real alot of em smell like musty poop.

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  13. Three only politician you can vote for

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  14. the only Republican that can respected

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  15. Ron Paul's slogan should be "I was right and has always been right" Funny in 2008 no one listens to him and now everyone is trying to copy his ideas.

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  16. The tea party has been compromised by the establishment of the republican party and Fox news. the tea party of 2007 is totally different from the tea party of today. the tea party of today have become more social than fiscal you could tell by the way thy are flocking to Rep. Bachmann and others, so to me there's a tale of two Tea party's the original 2007 party who is 1.Constitutional 2. Fiscal 3. social. Tea party of today is more 1.social 2. fiscal 3.constitutional.

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  17. brownspottedbanana

    LIBERTY

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  18. ron could teach old Obama some valuable lessons

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  19. Lets be honest: what are Ron Paul real chances to win the republican primaries?
    I dont think he can beat the far-right traditional candidates...

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  20. Joseph J. Menkevich

    Ron Paul: "I kept looking and looking, and I can’t find any place in the Constitution where we have the authority to create such a creature as the Super Congress."

    You are correct Dr. Paul, it is Un-Constitutional because there is no provision in the Constitution that allows for a “Super-Congress.”

    “Super-Congress” violates the doctrine of MARBURY v. MADISON, 5 U.S. 137 (1803) by diminishing the Constitution and all branches of government:

    “Thus, the particular phraseology of the constitution of the United States confirms and strengthens the principle, supposed to be essential to all written constitutions, that a law repugnant to the constitution is void, and that courts, as well as other departments, are bound by that instrument.

    The rule must be discharged.”

    http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?navby=case&court=us&vol=5&page=137

    In the creation of a “Super-Congress” our representatives have exceeded any authority granted to them by the Constitution.

    From 1790 (these principles have not changed, it is WE THE PEOPLE who give the Constitution it’s authority) Pennsylvania Constitution:

    “ARTICLE IX.

    That the general, great and essential principles of liberty and free government may be recognized and unalterably established, we declare,

    Sect. 1. That all men are born equally free and independent, and have certain inherent and indefeasible rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, of acquiring, possessing and protecting property and reputation, and of pursuing their own happiness.

    Sect. 2. That all power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their peace, safety and happiness: For the advancement of those ends they have, at all times, an unalienable and indefeasible right to alter, reform or abolish their government, in such manner as they may think proper. …”

    Our Congress are a bunch of dumbed-down Constitutional illiterates run by Wall Street’s Criminal Racketeers.

    J.M.

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