Ron Paul Reacts to State of the Union Address

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John Stossel: If only someone who really believed in limited government, someone who respects the dignity of the individual and individual freedom, if only someone like Ron Paul would run for president. Oh, he’s here via satellite. Dr. Paul, why didn’t you run for president?

Ron Paul: Well, John, that’s interesting, because I had a dream once that I actually did, and I had a dream that I was doing very well, and that I won the primary in Iowa. And, boy, I woke up that next morning, I went out and watched the TV, and my name was never mentioned, so I guess it was all just a dream. But I thought about it, so maybe some day I will.

John Stossel: And hence the point of my joking introduction. You were often ignored by, not this program, but many in the media. But you did get more than two million votes in the Republican primary.

Ron Paul: Yes, I was pretty pleased. Of course, you always want to do better, but I was very encouraged by the number of people, especially the young people that showed up when I went to the universities, because that’s where I have become more optimistic. I have to admit that I did watch some of the State of The Union message, and I didn’t come out of watching that very optimistic, that was rather depressing. But, in going to the college campuses, which I will continue to do, there’s reason to be optimistic. A lot of young people know what you and so many others have been talking about, it’s so different than it was when I first got into politics in 1970. A lot of people now do care about individual liberty and limited government.

John Stossel: And you and a few other congressmen didn’t attend the States of the Union, and I don’t blame you. Some of these guys show up 10 hours early to be at the end of the aisle so they can get their faces on TV. It’s a big suck-up fest.

Ron Paul: It was terrible. I watched a little bit of that tonight, and I keep thinking it’s like a circus, a joyous occasion and they’re rushing in there and getting those seats. And they’ll go in there and occupy a seat, they’ll go very early, hours and hours before. But the jumping up and down, and the ritual that they go through … “Should the Republicans get up on this one, or should they sit on their hands?”, “Oh, this is one where everybody gets up and down”, and it sounds like the world has been saved.

If you were locked in just were on that floor, it would be so distorted. But that’s the way Washington is, it’s so distorted. They live in their own little bubble and they don’t know that there’s anybody like you or anybody in your audience that might have questions about what’s going on in this country. And certainly we didn’t get any answers tonight.

John Stossel: And I know that there’s no requirement that they hold these big celebrations, the constitution just says, “The President, from time to time, shall give Congress information on the state of the union”. Thomas Jefferson wrote his, and that’s what happened for a hundred years. George Washington said 800 words, Obama said several thousand years. That depresses me, I’m going to drop that. You have retired, but are there younger members of Congress now who give you hope?

Ron Paul: Oh, yes, certainly. The numbers aren’t great, but there are 6 to 12 that are going to do a very good job, and that’s a lot more than there have been during the many years that I was there, so that’s very encouraging.

John Stossel: Do you endorse the few, like Representative Justin Amash, Senator Ted Cruz, Thomas Massie, Ted Yoho, Kerry Bentivolio and Steve Stockman?

Ron Paul: Yes, and that’s a real good start. We do need a lot more, but the truth is, after listening to a speech like that, I think we should be convinced that this spending isn’t going to quit before we have a calamity, that’s what I think is going to happen. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t stop trying to change people’s minds. But to think that next year and two years from now we’re going to have more members of Congress and we’re finally going to come to our senses and we’re going to vote against some of these largess for all the special interests and we’re going to bring our troops home and they’re going to repeal and restraint the president from assassinating Americans citizens and repeal his so-called right to do that, that’s not going to happen. There’s going to be a serious economic problem and a crisis here where there will be a decision made by the people, mostly the young people right now that are in college and are getting out of college, on what kind of a system we have. We have an outline, it’s been around, it’s called the Constitution, and if we would go in that direction once again, we could solve some of our problems. But it’s not going to be gradual, I think it’s inevitable that we’re going to have this financial crisis, which is going to be very, very serious.

John Stossel: The answer is in the constitution. I happen to have one here and I’m always struck by how thin it is compared to the laws that we now must obey.

Ron Paul: Right.

John Stossel: You were in Congress for 35 years, did anything get better?

Ron Paul: No, it all got worse. The spending always went up, and government got bigger, and there were more wars and more printing of money and more power to the Fed and more central economic planning. But that’s what you see on the surface, in the 1930s, most of the things you saw on the surface was the defense of liberty, and even Roosevelt ran on a balanced budget and a gold standard in 1932. So I think the reverse is the case now, everything on the surface looks like it’s welfarism and warfarism for ever. But I think underneath there is a smoldering desire that is growing by leaps and bounds that’s saying that a lot of people in this country have had enough of it. And I think tonight he talked a lot about gun control, I don’t think the American people are going to put up with that, and I think this awakening is coming, it’s own its way. So I would like to do my share and try and nourish that awakening.

John Stossel: He did talk a lot about gun control, but he never mentioned the word ‘drone’ once.

Ron Paul: That’s the gun we ought to really control. I think the drone missile and our drone warfare, is one of the most dangerous things. When I left Congress, in my speech I listed ‘An attack on civil liberties’ was our most serious threat. But the other thing was the killing of foreigners in foreign countries, like we’re doing in endless countries, by drones. And civilians get killed and Americans get killed and it’s so over the top, and there’s not enough talk about that. And that, to me, …

John Stossel: They do talk about it, but they do say they are keeping us safe: “Kill them there so they don’t kill us here”.

Ron Paul: Yea, that’s what they say, but every time they kill a civilian over there, you probably get ten more that are dedicated to the principles of what the Al-Qaida stands for: keep foreigners out of our land, and punish those who come here to kill us. And the war fever that is built up … I saw a statistic where we’re actually putting putting troops into probably about 35 countries in Africa because we’re competing with China. Now China has earned some money, we buy their stuff, and they’re going over there and investing in natural resources. So we’re investing by buying more weapons and going over there and putting more troops in Africa, and now they say, “Well, we’ve had this victory in Iraq and Afghanistan, so we’re going to move to the Far East and into Africa and conquer those lands as well”. And it’s going to backfire, because we will go bankrupt, and these things will have to stop and there’s going to be a lot of piling on. This is not the way to win friends and influence people by dropping drone missiles on them constantly.

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455 responses to “Ron Paul Reacts to State of the Union Address”

  1. bob portwood

    a scientific theory is the closest to fact as a fact can get…

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  2. Fatallydemonic

    THE STATE OF THE UNION – COMPLETE SHIT. THE END.

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  3. Scott Handley

    DUKE NUKEM FOREVER !!!

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  6. Silver Mune

    I was only correcting a loser who believes that the theory of evolution is a fact. that same loser also happens to believe that theory of gravity is a fact. But both still happens to remain theories, as they will remain for all time. It would be pointless only if both arguments were opinions.

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  7. youngbono18

    I don’t know… I just don’t understand how these pointless arguments always break out.

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  8. Copiophonica

    Look, if he said he was sincerely curious, then just give him examples which pertain to each amendment he asked for without being a dick about it. Just because someone asks for proof of reasoning doesn’t mean you have the right to be superficial because you may know more about the subject. You defeat the whole purpose of the learning/teaching curve that way you fool.

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  9. NOBLE eleven

    I wish this man was our President as I have followed him for about a decade now. I only hope he had a slip of the tongue he said we had better be carefull or we will wind up bankrupt ……………America has been bankrupt since 1933, It only took 20yrs for the PRIVATELY owned Federal Reserve which was created in 1913 to bankrupt America and we have been ever since to this date.

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  10. brmillgr

    And if you were “sincerely curious” you would have done your own research, like most of us who are awake and not falling for the bullshit that our “govt” feeds us through the corporate run news media. You probably still think the government cares about us

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  11. brmillgr

    Do some research, oh and stop watching MSNBC, FOX, CNN, ABC, CNBC, pretty much ALL MAJOR NEWS SOURCES including newspapers and magazines such as time, newsweek etc… Are owned by 5 corporations, so these news sources only share the stuff they are told to share, this has worked brilliantly bc it keeps people such as yourself brainwashed and completely uninformed then you come on here asking RunPaulrevolution stupid questions like “can you give examples? Im sincerely curious”

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  12. brmillgr

    Are you just coming out of hiding? No news sources where you live? No newspapers? How is that possible you have access to internet… He signed the patriot act extension when he said he wouldn’t, he signed NDAA when he said he wouldn’t, i doubt u know what that is so ill explain it to you, if the govt deems you an “enemy combatant” they “can” arrest you and detain you indefinitely without a trial. Oh and he authorized a drone strike on a US citizen overseas without a trial.Want more examples??

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  13. ElectricTN

    Yes I got that… Its hard to argue with facts so, this clown pulls the literacy card like someone cares on a youtube forum.. My points are solid facts end of story. Not made up lies or anything other than fact so “idiot” resorts to again the old “im to stupid to challenge your argument” so, I will point out irrelevant grammar flaws, An, A, and, etc.,who cares!!

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  14. ElectricTN

    Yes I got that… Its hard to argue with facts so, this clown pulls the literacy card like someone cares on a youtube forum.. My points are solid facts end of story. Not made up lies or anything other than fact so “idiot” resorts to again the old “im to stupid to challenge your argument” so, I will point out irrelevant grammar flaws, An, A, and, etc.,who cares!!

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  15. brmillgr

    Have you been living in a cave in Alaska since 9/11/2001?

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  16. jimlovesgina

    *continued

    I still listen to atheist democrats, though. I don’t discount what they say and only consider their hypocrisy. I figure they just haven’t really thought about how stupid their position really is.

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  17. Atoms Molecules

    Wow you are still denying it even thought I just provided you with a quote from a real Scientist! You really are fucking stupider than I thought! WOW, you really need to pull your head out of wRong Paul’s ass you fucking pile of oozing sewer rat shit! Notice how you simply ran off after saying I’m done with you! Kinda like the way elementary level morons argue! They simply throw something at you then they run away! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAH AH AH AH AH A HA HA HA!

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  18. Silver Mune

    You didn’t own. You are an intellectual midget. You’re completely dilusional. The Theory of Gravity is not a fact. The Theory of Evolution is still just that, a theory. I am finished with you, stupid.

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  19. Silver Mune

    Was my post intense?

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  20. Atoms Molecules

    Most RonBots are really fucking stupid! I just Pwned one right here and it didn’t take much! I just had to provide his retarded ass with a quote I once learned in High School! LOL LOL ! What a fucking Retard! FUCK YOU AND FUCK WRONG PAUL YOU BITCH!

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  21. Atoms Molecules

    What a very intelligent reply you little BITCH! I know you are butt hurt because I just OWNED Your sorry ass you little cunt! HA HA HA It was hilarious, and the best part about it was that it didn’t take much energy and there wasn’t much thought process involved in PWNING you, you little BITCH! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

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  22. Silver Mune

    lol. You need to get off the drugs, fag.

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  23. Atoms Molecules

    “You need to go and look up gravity and evolution and read up on them. No scientist or physicist will claim either one of them as being a fact”- Silver Mune. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAH AH AH AH AH AH AH AH AH AH AH AH AH AH A HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAH AH AH A HA HA !!

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  24. Atoms Molecules

    I just PWNED This moronic RonBot who can’t pull his head out of wRong Paul’s ass! The stupid fuck was trying to claim that no Scientist has ever conceded with the idea that Evolution is a Fact and not a theory! The stupid fuck Silver Mune is a fucking elementary level moron! I Just OWNED his ass! LOL! This proves to me that the Paulites are willing to defend their messiah tooth and nail even when the facts are not on their side! What a bunch of fucking idiots! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

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  25. youngbono18

    dude… you can believe in evolution AND God… relax.

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  26. youngbono18

    You are either a troll, or a fucking moron that isn’t worth the air you inhale.

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  27. Zak

    Keep up the good work Ron, We need more people in our government who take their oath to uphold and protect our constitution seriously, and can’t just be bought off!

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  28. Silver Mune

    *YAWN!*

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  29. SceneMatrix

    Have you been living in a cave for the last 11 years? I’m sincerely curious.

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  30. Eric Bryan

    Well, if you haven’t heard for some reason, Obama is trying to ban assault rifles. That’s why that person said “seriously?” And the guy that made that anit-islam video is in jail. The government just found loop holes to put him in jail.

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  31. Eric Bryan

    Why did people won like Ron Paul vote for Obama over Romney? Idiots! All they care about is weed and gay marriage. If the government comes into my house asking for my guns, one of us is going down.

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  32. FireSoldier16

    “The awakening is coming”. Yes it is and it’s going to be ugly.

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  33. Harrymfink

    Yes, I’m serious. I wouldn’t take the time to ask if I weren’t serious.

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  34. dinobot02

    Racist much?

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  35. MrGb1965

    Be careful for what you wish.

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