Civil Liberties

Would you want to live in a world where everyone knew everything about everyone?

And in case you’re wondering, that’s not where we’re headed. Instead, we’re blindly marching towards a dark future where the government knows everything about you but you know nothing about the government.

Remember the media’s hysterical outcry when Obama’s passport details were illegally accessed during the Democratic primaries in 2008? The fact that the privacy of regular citizens is routinely subjected to much more serious abuse was conveniently ignored.

The “Patriot” Act, which was supposed to fight terrorism, allows the government to snoop on average citizens, obtain nationwide search warrants without local judicial oversight, monitor private Internet usage (that includes our emails and surfing habits), search our homes and offices without our knowledge, and force libraries and bookstores to turn over our reading records.

There is no financial privacy left in this country. Banks have become a one stop shop for overzealous government snoops and other privacy violators, and we’ve been working overtime to impose our paranoid “Know Your Customer” standards on the rest of the world.

Medical privacy has deteriorated in a similar manner. Our medical records are being transcribed in India and insurance companies and other entities have the right to access our medical history any time they choose.

Ron Paul is one of the nation’s foremost defenders of our privacy. He keeps fighting against misguided Know Your Customer rules and the misnamed “Patriot” Act.

Join the Ron Paul Revolution and help us rebuild a nation where our right to be left alone has priority over the government’s desire to know everything.

  • Chuck Roast

    Why are you opposed to nailing Pelosi’s a$$ for lying?

  • Jonathan

    Abolish patriot act,
    Legalize Marijuana, or even better all drugs,there by destroying drug cartells and decriminalizing harmless citizens.Drugs should be regulated by the States.

    For everybody that thinks more people will become drug addicts,this is simply propaganda.I am 17 years old and it would be easier for me too obtain weed,cocain or heroin than alcohol or cigarettes.I don’t need an id too buy stuff thats illegal!!!

    Also certain elements in the goverment are profiting from the war on drugs right now!!!What do you think happens with the thousands of kilos of heroin and cocain that are confiscated all the time?
    Support Ron Paul,support freedom,support individualism!


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  • CeeCee

    I can’t believe that Ron Paul supports internet gambling and the legalization of marijuana! Where are his moral convictions?

    • Nate Y

      Huh? First, i doubt he supports internet gambling. He only says it shouldn’t be illegal. There is a huge difference between the two. I can think of no reason why free men and women shouldn’t be allowed to do as they want with their time and money. If they want to spend it (and likely lose it) gambling on the internet, they are at liberty to do so.

      As for legalizing marijuana, the same reasoning applies. People should be free to do as they please provided they don’t infringe on the equal rights of others through force or fraud. Growing, smoking, and even selling marijuana doesn’t violate the freedoms of anyone.

    • Tyler

      sounds like you need some weed brother

  • Dave P.

    This latest report by the DHS is unbelievable! Apparently if you’re a former military vet or someone who has recently lost their job, then you pose a threat to the government. Unbelievable!

  • Abraham West

    I agree. With the depressing political choices we have today we need someone that is truely for the people and the constitution. And the sooner the better! The people need to be inform eariler on about Dr. Paul, I didn’t pay enough attention to him until after Obama won…Now i’m regretting that.

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    • Steve

      YES. I and a lot of others feel the same way. Come-on RON-PAUL you can do-it!!!!! We can do it. Get’er Done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • ajg123


    First off let me start by saying great site and I support Ron Paul!

    I’d just like to ask for Ron Paul’s opinion on extremist groups such as the Westboro Baptist Church organization and their events.

    We recently had a terrible natural disaster in my home town where nine people were killed. One being a friend of mine. You could imagine my horror today when showing up at a funeral and finding a group of people holding signs, thanking God for the deaths of my friend and neighbors.

    I’m thankful we have our constitutional rights and our freedoms of speech of religion are protected. Then again, I feel that as a peaceful citizen, I should be protected from such acts of hateful confrontations during such a sensitive time. I also feel that this group(and similar groups)are damaging to our nation as they stir hatred in the hearts of good people. I understand that these picketers are considered “peaceful protesters” because no physical harm is done. However having experienced this first hand, I can assure you it is enough to harm someone’s mental well being and cause unforgivable damage.

    So, the question I would like to ask is; What could be done to protect American citizens from unwillingly being exposed to hate groups but would still comply with our freedom of speech?

    Thank you.

  • Sean

    I myself and I’m sure with many others believed that the “Patriot Act” was necessary at the of 9/11. However realizing that I was uninformed and was immature of what the “Patriot Act” was really about. Then after hearing Congressman Paul speak about how it infringes on our Civil Liberties-well he was right. As a matter of fact this is what the 4th Amendment to the Constitution to the United States says…”The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” The “Patriot Act” does indeed infringe on the 4th Amendment right.

  • DR C

    I am typically a hard-lined conservative and maybe wrote off Ron Paul too soon… the more I read and the more liberal crap that floats to the surface with Obama, the more I like Ron. I was a big fan of Huckabee’s in the primary and they really aren’t that different. That said, it is extremely concerning that so many prior Paul supporters fled to Obama instead of sticking to their guns with write-ins and/or voting for the smaller government candidate in McCain (Palin would have been nice anyway). Now we are headed to a ctastrophic increase in goverment size and influence under the Dems and a Big Brother society is at hand. Maybe Ron, Huckabee, Palin, and Jindl can lead a small-government, pro-Constitutional revolution and fix this country.

  • April

    On the issue of marriage, I think the policy that shows the most respect for individual choice is France’s policy. For a marriage to be legal, the civil union must be performed by the local mayor. Any traditional or religiously thematic ceremonies are optional.

    This makes sense. Married couples receive legislated recognition (taxes, proof of property ownership, insurance). When a spouse dies, there are lots of legal documents to demonstrate legal transfer of wealth. For the marriage to be recognized as a legal union, it should be performed by a civil servant like a JoP. Any personal desire for religious convention can be respected with a separate ceremony performed by a priest or rabbi or imam. Or skipped entirely.

    A gay couple or a straight couple or a Buddhist couple – whatever. The union should be legal without prejudice on the State-side, as evidenced by the marriage license. The religious conventions should be separate, thereby upholding our constitutional right to separation of church and state at the most fundamental level. How did the French get this and we missed it? Perhaps we are still too Puritanical.

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    One of my colleagues asked me point blank “How can you be thankful to live in a country that causes so much ill throughout the world” adding “How can you be proud to live in a nation that puts justices and liberty second to profits; where greed dictates one’s way of life.” Consequently, his solution was to have the government enact legislation that would of all things outlaw greed, envy, lust, etc. In other words have the government control the most basic human emotions. My other liberal colleague, never one to miss a good argument, jumped in and added “How can you ignore all the injustices caused by this country both at home and abroad?”

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  • Ryan

    Does anybody know what Ron Paul’s stance is on creationism in public schools? “In God We Trust” on the currency? The tax exempt status of churches? Organized prayer in public schools? It would seem to me that all of those things represent tax-payer sponsored support of quasi-relgious beliefs. Don’t those things qualify as “respect for an establishment of religion” and violate the first amendment?

    I don’t see barring those activities as “preventing the free exercise thereof”. People can individually pray wherever they want, believe in whatever they want, and devote time and private resources to any belief system they choose… just not do those things with public funds on publicly-owned lands.

  • Rebekah

    If Ron Paul has dropped out, Chuck Balwin on the Constitutional Party is a good alternative. Ron Paul has supported him and their platforms are very similar.

  • chuck monroe

    These topics are just criticisims. What are the proposals?
    Give me a reason to pull the lever for Ron

  • Jolene

    Shelly… you are ABSOLUTELY right…. What about someone with a plan! I am sick of Media, sick of politics dividing this country ….
    Ron Paul for President!

  • Shelly

    I like Ron Paul for the fact that he’s got a plan. You listen to these presidental debates, and you hear the same things over and over. You’d figure they’d at least put forth thought and ask more important questions to one another, willing to answer that same question themselves.

    One screams, “What do the people want?”
    The the other screams, “This is what the people need!”

    You have a passive person, and then an aggressive person running. What about someone who has a plan?

    I really desire for Ron Paul to get more publicity. Before he offically ‘dropped’ out of the race, I seen so many Ron Paul bumper stickers on Campus at MTSU everywhere. Since, Obama has taken the place of that ‘Ron Paul’ sticker. I know without a doubt, if the people KNEW that He’s on the ballot, and in places where his name isn’t on the ballot they can write him in, He’ll have a GREAT turn out and rock the nation when he gets elected.

    I’ve placed HOPE in Ron Paul. People need to KNOW they don’t have to choose the lesser of the two evils when there’s a man with a plan that’s been married to the same lady for 50 years establishing good character and integrity!

    The power of the people? People seem to forget that we have to power to overthrow our goverment if need be. I hate to say this, but if Ron Paul doesn’t get elected into office I fear for AMERICA on which of the other two do.

    Who’s the best candidate for this time, and in the hour? Ron Paul! He believes in the sanctity of the constitution. He believes in the restoration and balance of the powers of the people v the powers of our goverment branches.

    We NEED Ron Paul!
    America needs Ron Paul!

    I’m a student, my heart burns for America. I believe Ron Paul’s does as well. His heart, and integrity establishes wonderful character and trust from the people. We need a president who can’t sleep at night, because he’s thinking of ways to better, fix, and restore America. We need a president who desires to see the Eagle fly in all of it’s splendor again. We need a president who need a president who believes in the vision he has for America. I as a citizen of America, and a Citizen of Tennessee, BELIEVE IN YOU, RON PAUL, because YOU believe in AMERICA!

    • Shelly are you still at MTSU? If so do you want to get a Students for Ron Paul started?

  • kassi

    I would like a response to the question of where Ron Paul stands on abortion. As a mother who is against it I feel that is a very important issue. It is not something that can be tabled until a later time. The issue of abortion needs to be addressed now.