Happy Halloween





Madame Speaker,

I have a few questions for my colleagues.

What if our foreign policy of the past century is deeply flawed and has not served our national security interests?

What if we wake up one day and realize that the terrorist threat is a predictable consequence of our meddling in the affairs of others? (and has nothing to do with us being free and prosperous)

What if propping up repressive regimes in the Middle East endangers both the United States and Israel?

What if occupying countries like Iraq and Afghanistan – and bombing Pakistan – is directly related to the hatred directed toward us?

What if someday it dawns on us that losing over 5,000 American military personnel in the Middle East since 9/11 is not a fair trade-off for the loss of nearly 3,000 American citizens, no matter how many Iraqi, Pakistani, and Afghan people are killed or displaced?

What if we finally decide that torture, even if called enhanced interrogation techniques, is self-destructive and produces no useful information – and that contracting it out to a third world nation is just as evil?

What if it is finally realized that war and military spending is always destructive to the economy?

What if all wartime spending is paid for through the deceitful and evil process of inflating and borrowing?

What if we finally see that wartime conditions always undermine personal liberty?

What if conservatives, who preach small government, wake up and realize that our interventionist foreign policy provides the greatest incentive to expand the government?

What if conservatives understood once again that their only logical position is to reject military intervention and managing an empire throughout the world?

What if the American people woke up and understood that the official reasons for going to war are almost always based on lies and promoted by war propaganda in order to serve special interests?

What if we as a nation came to realize that the quest for empire eventually destroys all great nations?

What if Obama has no intention of leaving Iraq?

What if a military draft is being planned for the wars that will spread if our foreign policy is not changed?

What if the American people learn the truth: that our foreign policy has nothing to do with national security and that it never changes from one administration to the next?

What if war and preparation for war is a racket serving the special interests?

What if President Obama is completely wrong about Afghanistan and it turns out worse than Iraq and Vietnam put together?

What if Christianity actually teaches peace and not preventive wars of aggression?

What if diplomacy is found to be superior to bombs and bribes in protecting America?

What happens if my concerns are completely unfounded – nothing!

What happens if my concerns are justified and ignored – nothing good!



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221 Comments:

  1. your cat literally ate rons brains

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  2. Thank you Mr. Paul for waking some of the people up.....We still have a lot of sleep walkers to tend to though.

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  3. i think you can find it on youtube under "amazing what if speech ron paul" or something like that, hope this is helping you

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  4. it is from Mr. Rat's Final Sermon

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  5. What speech is this from?

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  6. Ron Paul. Thank you. For serving our country, for offering REAL "Change" For not playing the game of politics, Thank you.

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  7. thanks very much Ron and Pumpkin guy :)

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  8. All Republicans are called racists by Liberals, not just Ron Paul.

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  9. Your stupid! Ron Paul 2012!!!!!

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  10. Cool vid, phenomenal artwork :D

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  11. This is fucking stupid.

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  12. You sir, are AMAZING! That's the best pumpkin carving I've ever seen. Superb video too

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  13. Indeed. From what I saw, the only people who really believed that he is a racist are those who are gullible enough to believe everything on the TV.

    And even if he were racist, so what? I'd prefer some man/woman as President who some think could be a racist, but would actually follow the Constitution rather than some other guy who some see as some kind of messiah who ignores it completely.

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  14. It's funny how Ron Paul haters always run to the "fallacy of personal attack" like we're in their little Rep/Dem squabbles.

    "I think we should focus on a balanced budget, less government waste, restoring our rights, and bringing our troops home."
    "Ron Paul's a racist alien Illuminati clown who wants to destroy the world."
    "Thanks for your input into these pressing matters. You're what makes Amurika great."

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  15. Thats a boss ass Jackolantern and good sound track making it too.

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  16. Foreign policy should be educated with out crimes on land that have been lived for thousand of years with out education and heart we will never earn trust No more Obama

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  17. racist

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  18. wao just waoo amazing

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  19. Thumbs up for the cat!

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  20. Absolutely stunning! Brilliant!

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