Ron Paul: Liberty Was Also Attacked in Boston

Forced lockdown of a city. Militarized police riding tanks in the streets. Door-to-door armed searches without warrant. Families thrown out of their homes at gunpoint to be searched without probable cause. Businesses forced to close. Transport shut down.

These were not the scenes from a military coup in a far off banana republic, but rather the scenes just over a week ago in Boston as the United States got a taste of martial law. The ostensible reason for the military-style takeover of parts of Boston was that the accused perpetrator of a horrific crime was on the loose. The Boston bombing provided the opportunity for the government to turn what should have been a police investigation into a military-style occupation of an American city. This unprecedented move should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself.

What has been sadly forgotten in all the celebration of the capture of one suspect and the killing of his older brother is that the police state tactics in Boston did absolutely nothing to catch them. While the media crowed that the apprehension of the suspects was a triumph of the new surveillance state – and, predictably, many talking heads and Members of Congress called for even more government cameras pointed at the rest of us – the fact is none of this caught the suspect. Actually, it very nearly gave the suspect a chance to make a getaway.

The “shelter in place” command imposed by the governor of Massachusetts was lifted before the suspect was caught. Only after this police state move was ended did the owner of the boat go outside to check on his property, and in so doing discover the suspect.

No, the suspect was not discovered by the paramilitary troops terrorizing the public. He was discovered by a private citizen, who then placed a call to the police. And he was identified not by government surveillance cameras, but by private citizens who willingly shared their photographs with the police.

As journalist Tim Carney wrote last week:

“Law enforcement in Boston used cameras to ID the bombing suspects, but not police cameras. Instead, authorities asked the public to submit all photos and videos of the finish-line area to the FBI, just in case any of them had relevant images. The surveillance videos the FBI posted online of the suspects came from private businesses that use surveillance to punish and deter crime on their property.”

Sadly, we have been conditioned to believe that the job of the government is to keep us safe, but in reality the job of the government is to protect our liberties. Once the government decides that its role is to keep us safe, whether economically or physically, they can only do so by taking away our liberties. That is what happened in Boston.

Three people were killed in Boston and that is tragic. But what of the fact that over 40 persons are killed in the United States each day, and sometimes ten persons can be killed in one city on any given weekend? These cities are not locked-down by paramilitary police riding in tanks and pointing automatic weapons at innocent citizens.

This is unprecedented and is very dangerous. We must educate ourselves and others about our precious civil liberties to ensure that we never accept demands that we give up our Constitution so that the government can pretend to protect us.

  • What HE is saying doesn’t make sense.

    He says he’s a Libertarian, a Constitutionalist, and a Republican, but he also says he’s a Voluntarist and that his ultimate purpose is Anarcho- Capitalism (Anarchism). Voluntarism is Anarchism.

    Anarchism is just Communism sold to people who don’t understand why it fails or why governments are created in the first place.

    You can’t be all those things at the same time. They oppose each other. His ultimate purpose is to destroy that which he claims to be.

  • I think I see where your coming from now.. But what your saying doesn’t make sense. You say RP is a anarchist = someone who wants No government and no rules. You say RP is a communist = someone who wants a classless society, Big government and anti capitalism. RP is more of a Libertarian = admits the requirement of government but wants little intervention from it as possible + pro capitalism. I could understand your confusion because of the similarities of the 3.

  • What do you want to know about Anarchism, Communism and Ron Paul?

    I can tell you anything you want to know. Anarchists masquerade as something they aren’t (your bud) and prey on young people with worthless slogans and drivel. (Get em young right?) They offer people NOTHING and try and sell nothing as having value in the defense of liberty.

    All they offer is destruction. Anarchists are worthless to liberty. Liberty is the foundation justice is built on, yet they condemn those serving justice.


  • I gave you a chance to explain your side of the story and you go on a dramatic rant about Anarchist again. I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt. What are you so paranoid about? Tell me whats up

  • “You must be in your 50’s or 60’s ”

    Nope, but it’s interesting that you believe somebody has to be 50 or 60 to understand that Communism and Anarchism are a fraud.

    Get em while they’re young right? Well sorry “bud”, you don’t have to be 50 or 60 to have discernment or to understand that Anarchists are worthless to liberty.

    Anarchists are just another version of an establishment tool trying to destroy what they hate and fear, the United States and the rule of law used to defend your liberty.

  • You must be in your 50’s or 60’s to be so worried about communist and anarchist. Whats the problem bud? You know something that I dont? fill me in..

  • I guess 8% of them didn’t know what an Anarchist is nor did they understand how an Anarchist operates. (They’re two faced frauds.)

    They hide behind Ron Paul and hero worship him for a reason; because he has the ability to avoid any serious questions about the scumbag agenda he and his associates project.

    Sign any petitions for secession lately?

    Why do these Voluntarists (Anarchists/Communists) are always trying to get people to sign petitions? Thank God for Americans with discernment.

  • Btw I Voted for rp in primary elections of course.. obviously he didnt make it to the pres election. Only 8% of my Conservative state of AZ voted for him in primary election.

  • Anarchists ARE against the establishment but that doesn’t mean they serve any useful purpose to liberty.

    I’m not interested in supporting somebody who hangs out with Anarchists and can’t be honest about the agenda an Anarchist serves. They always have to masquerade as something they aren’t because they need a mob of useful dunces dancing to their tune.

    Lew Rockwell: “I think it would be a great thing to break up the US, just like it would be a great thing to break up the European Union.”

  • Wait but I don’t follow mainstream media? Or even watch T.V. So what are you talking about.. oh your just an idiot. I voted for RP this last pres election and support his stance on small gov and foreign policy. You are a fool for assuming things. I support RP I just don’t slob and his knob like yous. Lol.

  • no actually, the true cult are the sleeping fuckwits like yourself who follow mainstream media and bend over for the govt so they can keep fucking you even harder. With the way things are now, the fact you can’t see that shows how fucking brainwashed you are. People like YOU are the problem.

  • you’re way off the track with that bullshit. Mr Paul was the only candidate who against the establishment, and all for reasons nobody can argue. You’ve just looked to deeply into things and become deluded. Ron Paul is, always has been and always will be a defender of liberty. He is for the people unlike neither of the others who are only about protecting the interests of big corporations with a sinister agenda. Wake up and smell the coffee.

  • “FIRST! Rand Paul 2016 ”

    Sorry… I no longer trust anybody associated with the Paul family, Lew Rockwell, or Tom Woods. They associate with too many dipshit Anarchists and Communists.

    Ron Paul is an Anarchist. Commies always try and sell their BS as voluntary until they figure out why governments are created in the first place.

    Neither Ron Paul or Rand Paul are what you think they are. Just ask yourself this, why do all sides seem hell bent on destroying and breaking up our country?

  • John


  • Martial law was imposed by the Governor of Massachusetts.. time to IMPEACH the DUMB ASS-BUMB, GOVERNOR DEVAL PATRIC (Democrat)

  • douglas
  • ps:12

    The video in the links above shows some horrific evidence.

    Was this a ‘New Boston Massacre? If so there is only one ‘satanic ideology’ that would perpetrate this type of terror that frames Islamic extremist dupes. Were the scapegoats involved? Of course they were and they will be made to believe that they were acting alone and the public will be made to believe that they were acting alone, because the shadow Elite controls the media.

    No I do not believe that these two so called extremist could pull off such a horrific terror attack without the compromise of appropriated security measures. Things like this should not happen with the current amount of security already in place. People and I are already on extreme edge about any suspicious packages or persons. The drill could have been a ‘set up cover’, to make folks feel that the suspicious ones were OK but really imposters, not real genuine US officials.

    Today, The Controlled Media is the shadow Elites ‘Mental Dictatorship’. The US Government is forced to comply with what the Media says is the truth. If you disagree with the Media then you are taboo! Do I think the ones captured were involved? Yes. Do I believe they acted alone, No!

    As our Greatest Last Murdered President said, you can fool the people some of the time but not all of the time. I want to say more here but will bite my tough but not my lips.

    Look, the kind of people who do these horrific things live blood for blood, eye for and eye, tooth for a tooth. However, properly interpreting the books of Moses will reveal that these analogies reflect the natural laws of cause and effect not in any way giving any individual the right to make them self a Lord of Karma.
    Thus we have a Judicial System to prosecute those who commit crimes.

    What I am getting at is apparently there are some extremist who feel that they can take matters into their own hands and blow people up as an eye for and eye or a tooth for a tooth. Thus the blood shed never ends. A chain of hatred and violence that has only recently been broken by the Freedom of Religion in the US which naturally allows for only the greatest virtuous hallmarks of each to make itself present, thus making the intolerant stand out like a sore thumb.

    Those who are intolerant tend to become culprits wherever such horrific violence outbreaks. Fact, it is not only the so called Islamic Extremist who are intolerant. There is another group that is the most racist, fascist and intolerant of them all. Jesus Christ tried to help them. The US was established to help supersede all who are intolerant of the inalienable rights and freedoms naturally entitled to each Human individual including Gentiles.

    My conviction stays the same and continues to pursue a scientifically philosophical understanding. I will not be terrorized into submission. I would rather debate than embrace the ‘Shadow Elites Suspiciously Propounded Compartmentalization’s’.

  • I live on a street that the surviving Marathon bomber sped down in his stolen SUV as he fled the police. Six doors down from me he threw a bomb out on the pavement. Then he vanished for about 16 hours.

    The street in front of my house was crawling with cops for hours, as was my driveway and back yard. At 7:30 in the morning the SWAT squad knocked on the door and asked if they could search my house. “Hell yes”, I said. “Turn the place upside down. And don’t worry about the Walther P99 pistol on the dining room table. That’s mine. I was hoping he might drop in.” Which was true. I would have shot that little son of a bitch ten times before he got three feet, you better believe it.

    They searched and they left. I then spent half a day waiting for the little creep to be caught, which he finally was.

    I was never “terrorized” by the “paramillitary troops” roaming the street. I was glad they were there. They were my friends, and the friends of all my Watertown neighbors. I appreciate they efforts they made to protect us.

  • But he does have control over you burning in hell for calling him fake. Repent. As for the real topic our goverment is useing divid and conquer tactics there are no republicans or democrats just one goverment and they could care less about you or me.

  • gimmeaminute

    Thanks for taking the lead on this issue, Ron.

    The mere fact that our police has been militarized under the slumber of the citizens, is laughable—but it’s NOT too late. We need to reel in what municipal police can put on the street. They need to focus on traditional police work, not become a reflection of LETHAL military force. I wonder which large city has or is pursuing the use of an Abrahms Main Battle Tank?

    Power is not granted, it is taken. Local power especially. Easier to not wake small groups of sheep.

    Shame on the “law enforcement” community for their continued militarization and Gestapo tactics. Shame on the local politicians who take homeland security funds and training for “tactical” equipment. Do they really fear the local community?

    The Big City and many “hometown” Police and Sheriff departments are looking for an excuse (dreaming up a probable cause) to USE the new toys, at the expense of the citizenry! Need examples? FBI in Detroit. (old school, burn em alive) FBI at in Idaho. (lets be like SF/DF and have them train us! Plus, no one was looking.) Then in Waco. (again, lets be like SF/DF and let them train us! In fact burn them out, too. Worked before…) SBPD in recent manhunt.(chicken shit operators, WACO like tactics. Burn baby, burn.) LAPD SWAT record. (even more chicken shit operators, with a poor history.) BPD in the recent bomber case. (the most “wanna be” operators and command to date!)

    Check you local records. Mine, a town of less than 50,000, recently bought two armored personnel carriers ($500,000) a “command center” ($300,000) and “tactical training” for officers by a “subcontractor” for $500,000. Funny because we had to recently let three “mid level animal officer” positions eliminated. Read: fired dog catchers to pay for “tactical equipment”. Oh, and the funding could have been refused. Come on, what self respecting law enforcement manager is going to REFUSE funding? With all of the trade shows and cool (specious) training……who would? The Kool-aide tastes great!

    It’s easy to buy surplus military equipment and hire CHEAP ex military personnel to operate it, especially vets with a desire to repeat their experiences overseas. Commanders as well. The entire PD in this country needs to be TONED DOWN.

    Worse yet, is the acceptance of the populous of the action, equipment and operational use of thuggery.

    You are right on this point Ron. You have a new, educated listener to your ideas.