By RonPaul.com on August 9, 2013
By RonPaul.com on August 7, 2013
Today, former Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul announced the Ron Paul Channel will launch the week of August 12, 2013 and rolled out new details about the Channel. Known for refusing to play by the establishment’s rules, Dr. Paul will air all original programming several times a week.
Since announcing the Ron Paul Channel’s creation solely on Facebook and Twitter, more than 200,000 people have gone to www.RonPaulChannel.com to express interest in learning more about the channel and Dr. Paul’s programming.
The Ron Paul Channel will begin by providing fresh, engaging original programming each week, available to subscribers live or on-demand. Subscriptions will cost $9.95 per month and provide subscribers with direct access to Dr. Paul and a diverse array of guests.
“Americans are tired of the games and the lies of today’s media. They want the truth. I have been astonished by the flood of interest in the channel from tens of thousands of people in just a matter of hours,” said Paul. “Imagine this: no censors, no barricades, no statists. We will be able to engage viewers directly on subjects that matter most to them; from finances to civil liberties to foreign policy.”
The Ron Paul Channel expands upon Paul’s vast grassroots and online support, capitalizing on the increasing demand for accessible, interesting and original programming. The Ron Paul Channel will stream online, allowing subscribers to watch it when they want, where they want and on the device they want: internet-connected televisions, computers, tablets, and smart phones.
“The Ron Paul Channel will allow me to engage directly with viewers,” said Paul. “With the help of social media we can cut through the noise and get straight to the truth about subjects that matter most to you.”
Go to www.RonPaulChannel.com for more information and sign-up for updates and announcements.
By RonPaul.com on August 6, 2013
Alex Jones: Absolutely. Congressman, I want to shift gears into your son, because it’s a big national issue. I’ve got to say that he just continues to impress everybody in the liberty movement, that he so deftly handles all these attacks. He has Joe Biden coming out against him in private meetings saying he’s got to be dealt with, he’s got Chris Christie coming out against him, he’s got the President coming out against him, Karl Rove coming out against him. When the entire establishment is lining up against somebody, you know they’re good, and the way he’s really trying to defund the foreign bribery, the foreign aid, the way he’s standing up against drones, what is your take on them all winding up to shoot down Rand Paul?
Ron Paul: It’s a pretty good indication that he’s probably on the right track when all the bad guys gang up on you. But it sorts itself all out, because there are a few Republicans who do it, too, and a lot of Democrats. But the leaderships of both parties can’t stand any of us, because they are about one party. They pretend there’s a great deal of difference, but if we reveal the truth, how many in the establishment, Republican or Democrat, would even consider anything we say about giving Bradley Manning a fair trial or Snowden a fair shake. They’re not going to do it, and I think people are beginning to realize this, because the information is getting out a little bit differently now than it used to get out. We used to get 100% of our news from the three major channels, that doesn’t happen anymore.
Alex Jones: I only got a few minutes left with you. Former Congressman Ron Paul joins us, and I want to talk about the big announcement you’re about to make here on the show a day early, we’re honored. But, first off, looking at the future here, as you said there’s new media, there’s alternative media, the numbers show in the aggregate, we’re bigger than the old media, the state run media, DrudgeReport.com, infowars.com, the constellation of sites that Ron Paul, who’s joining us, has. Overall, they’ve got metrics out there, we’re now bigger than they are, but they can still unify and regurgitate the same news, and sometimes we even get caught up in debating whatever talking point they’ve put out. But in the short-term, midterm and long term, what do you see in your historical crystal ball looking forward, how do you think this is going to go for the establishment because they are losing the people. Just last week the pentagon came out and admitted that they got to stop lying to the people and said they’re losing.
Ron Paul: Yes, and the papers are fading quickly. The Globe and the Washington Post are the old media, there’s no doubt about it. I have two thoughts on that: I brag about it and complement young people because they’re attracted to it and we were able to win very successful campaigns and organize a lot of people through the internet. And at the same time, we know technology is always advancing, and I think the question boils down to: will the technology advance so quickly that our government can neutralize us and know everything that we’re doing with the internet, and cancel us out when we make use of it? Or will we be able to get around them and be able to have our own protection about government invasion or some alternative that’s going to become international. I don’t know these techniques, but it’s going to be technological, because the government is not going to go away quietly, they will have to admit one of these days that the days of the three majors dictating everything to us are over, that the access to the internet and what we’re trying to do with our new programming is a real challenge to them, but under the conditions of today, that’s what we have, and we have to make the best of it.
Alex Jones: Incredibly said, and I’m not trying to sit here and gush over what you broke down, but that’s the battlefield. The establishment of cyber security admits this is a takeover, they’re saying the Pentagon and the CIA will be involved in domestic spyops, they’ve always been, but now they’re openly announcing it. And they want to use technology to crush the public and manipulate social networking, instead of the people using it to restore freedom and liberty. So there is a battle, a war going on. Do you agree that we’re entering the event-horizon, and it will be the individual out there right now becoming a citizen journalist and supporting independent media who will decide the future of this fight? Continue reading “Ron Paul Praises Rand Paul and Announces Truth Channel”
By RonPaul.com on August 6, 2013
Alex Jones: Former Congressman Ron Paul joins us here today. What do you make of the Head of National Intelligence, Clapper, saying to Congress, “We don’t gather data on Americans”, when it’s on the record that they do. And then General Alexander, the head of Cyber Security in the NSA makes the same statement, and then later admits that wasn’t true either. But then he went to the Black Hat conference last week and repeated the lie again. It seems like a new level of deception. I’m going to play a few of those clips in a moment, and I’m sure you saw those in the last few weeks. What do you make of this?
Ron Paul: I try to understand it first, and I don’t think it’s a moral issue for them. If it becomes a moral issue, they reverse things and say they are moral and responsible for taking care of you and me and to protect us. They don’t understand that their moral responsibility is to provide and protect our liberties. But they actually brainwash themselves into believing that they have an obligation to lie, the noble lie: “We’re smart, people are stupid, we have to take care of them”. The whole notion of welfarism is based on the fact that people won’t take care of themselves and they end up as the monster because all the corporations and the banks get the benefits. And they believe themselves that this is true, so they are lying. And the other reason why I think you can expect these lies, is because when you have tyranny, it’s based on lies. If you have truth-tellers, it challenges the empire, and that is why they come down very, very hard on the whistleblowers, they have to really make examples of them, even if what they have revealed has done no harm other than telling the American people. And then they turn around and they say, “We got to punish them because they turned this information over to our enemies”. Well, Snowden and Manning turned the information over to the American people, so I guess there are some people in our government who are thinking we’re the enemy and not some other country.
Alex Jones: Absolutely. People claim they are Americans, constitutionalist, and that they support our system that’s been proven to be the best one out there historically, hands down. Then you know that tyrants try to spy on you in the name of your security, but it always ends up turning into an oppressive tyranny. Generally, by design, they’re always regardless, even the good intentions go bad, and then they turn it around and say, “We’ve got to violate your rights, our responsibility is to take your freedoms away, and how dare you try to keep us from protecting you”. And then there’s an incredibly transparent, fake terror alert. Even Governor Ridge admitted in his book a few years ago that under Bush they would issue fake terror alerts. In case listeners didn’t hear this, here’s Clapper, and then his counterpart, Alexander, saying they don’t spy on the American people. Here it is.
Male Interviewer: Can you give me a yes or no answer to the question: does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?
Clapper: No, Sir, it does not.
Female Interviewer: Catherine here on Fox News Channel, thanks for taking my question. Will the Utah Data Center hold the data of American citizens?
Alex Jones: Alright, that’s enough. Going back to Ron Paul, Dr. Paul, this is ridiculous.
Ron Paul: Did you watch them on TV when they were saying that? You don’t have to be an expert psychiatrist to look at them and look at their faces and their eyes, you could tell they were lying through their teeth.
Alex Jones: It looks like one of my children. They don’t do it much, but I’ve caught them lying about stealing cookies, it looks exactly like when my daughters eat all the cookies and lie about it.
Ron Paul: Yes, I think that’s it, they do it darn well, and they’ve got away with it for so long. Just think of how many wars have been fought over lies, and how they maneuver us into war.
Alex Jones: WMDs and all of that.
Ron Paul: If they can do that and lose no sleep over it, then they’d probably consider telling a little lie here and there about how much spying they are doing as minor lies compared to what we’ve been told in the past.
By RonPaul.com on August 6, 2013
Alex Jones: Ladies and gentlemen, we are joined live by former Congressman, Dr. Ron Paul, who’s really the grandfather of the modern liberty movement here in the United States and worldwide across the planet, from Asia to Europe, from Africa to Latin America, to here in North America. People look to Ron Paul as the answer to the collectivist board. And they are letting us announce something big today about the new TV channel they’re going to be launching. I’m told that this was supposed to launch tomorrow, but we’re actually going to be announcing it today. We’ve got him for about 15 – 20 minutes, the Congressman joins us to get into foreign policy, the melt down of the Middle East, the funding of Al-Qaida openly. And I’m also going to get into the Federal Reserve and what’s happening with the bonds right now, billions of dollars are being lost each day. And we’re also going to look at the things that Ron Paul, myself, and others have talked about for decades, and that we were ridiculed for, and why it’s all mainstream news now. Do we get any credit for it, no, we get attacked even more. Dr. Paul, thanks for coming on with us.
Ron Paul: It’s good to be with you again.
Alex Jones: So much is happening. First and foremost, you told them so again on foreign policy, what’s happening there?
Ron Paul: Well, same old things, but only worse. The whole idea that we continue to finance our enemies and our friends, and then our friends become our enemy and nobody knows whose side they’re on. That’s why the argument for a non-interventionist foreign policy is so good, because there’s always this flip-flopping. We support dictators for years and years and spend billions of dollars, and then, when we get tired of them or they turn on us, we look for a new dictator. This craziness in Egypt, we demand that they have an election, and they elect someone that we don’t like, so then we have to send the weapons to the military and then they have a military coup. So it goes on and on, and right now one of the big issues is whether or not we’ll get to the bottom of the truth on Benghazi. But it shouldn’t take too much intelligence to figure out that our CIA is just about in every place in the world, and they were very much involved. But if we have the direct evidence that they were in Benghazi, and one of the reasons our ambassador was there was because he was sending weapons directly to a group of people that we wanted to throw over Assad in Syria. But the foolishness is that we sent it to Al-Qaida. At one time they were our arch enemy and they wanted to kill us, but then we turn around. And we’ve done that in Afghanistan, we’ve sent money to the Taliban and sort of bribed them to give us protection and then we get our weapons through and then they go and fight and kill each other. So I think it’s ongoing, it’s very foolish, and it’s really a big issue for the way our country has become bankrupt, too.
Alex Jones: It’s almost like a snake eating its tail, because Janet Napolitano, the outgoing head of homeland Security, said 4 years ago, “The new threat is gun-owners, libertarians, conservatives, anti-war people”. Basically anybody with a political view who’s outside of the Washington orthodoxy is the new threat. And then they say Al-Qaida is not the threat, they’re helping us in Libya and Syria, and then they say we got to shut down all the embassies. And even the New York Times today admits that basically they put out these terror alerts to distract from the NSA news. That is simply amazing. How long can this disjointed helter-skelter narrative continue to work, or is it not working now?
Ron Paul: Well, it’s not amazing that this is the truth, but I think it’s amazing that the New York Times would admit it. But I think when most of us saw that the NSA was on the defense and they were closing these embassies and they were saying, “There were 50 attacks planned, we just saved the country from it”, to prove that all this snooping and spying on Americans does some good. But they claim successes that are all built on lies. And you heard the story where the testimony was that there were 54 saves that they prevented from happening, and then when they talked to the assistant NSA official, he said, “Oh no, maybe one, but I even doubt that”. So it’s all based on lies, and I think this is probably a benefit to us because most Americans now are becoming very, very leery of what our government tells us. And it’s a terrible thing to have to go through, because who wants to give up on their country. We don’t want to give up on our country, but I think it’s high time we gave up on a lot of our politicians and the way our government is being run.
By RonPaul.com on August 5, 2013
by Ron Paul
In 2001, the Patriot Act opened the door to US government monitoring of Americans without a warrant. It was unconstitutional, but most in Congress over my strong objection were so determined to do something after the attacks of 9/11 that they did not seem to give it too much thought. Civil liberties groups were concerned, and some of us in Congress warned about giving up our liberties even in the post-9/11 panic. But at the time most Americans did not seem too worried about the intrusion.
This complacency has suddenly shifted given recent revelations of the extent of government spying on Americans. Politicians and bureaucrats are faced with serious backlash from Americans outraged that their most personal communications are intercepted and stored. They had been told that only the terrorists would be monitored. In response to this anger, defenders of the program have time and again resorted to spreading lies and distortions. But these untruths are now being exposed very quickly.
In a Senate hearing this March, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told Senator Ron Wyden that the NSA did not collect phone records of millions of Americans. This was just three months before the revelations of an NSA leaker made it clear that Clapper was not telling the truth. Pressed on his false testimony before Congress, Clapper apologized for giving an “erroneous” answer but claimed it was just because he “simply didn’t think of Section 215 of the Patriot Act.” Wow.
As the story broke in June of the extent of warrantless NSA spying against Americans, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers assured us that the project was a strictly limited and not invasive. He described it as a “lockbox with only phone numbers, no names, no addresses in it, we’ve used it sparingly, it is absolutely overseen by the legislature, the judicial branch and the executive branch, has lots of protections built in…”
But we soon discovered that also was not true either. We learned in another Guardian newspaper article last week that the top secret “X-Keyscore” program allows even low-level analysts to “search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals.”
The keys to Rogers’ “lockbox” seem to have been handed out to everyone but the janitors! As Chairman of the Committee that is supposed to be most in the loop on these matters, it seems either the Intelligence Community misled him about their programs or he misled the rest of us. It sure would be nice to know which one it is.
Likewise, Rep. Rogers and many other defenders of the NSA spying program promised us that this dragnet scooping up the personal electronic communications of millions of Americans had already stopped “dozens” of terrorist plots against the United States. In June, NSA director General Keith Alexander claimed that the just-disclosed bulk collection of Americans’ phone and other electronic records had “foiled 50 terror plots.”
Opponents of the program were to be charged with being unconcerned with our security.
But none of it was true.
The Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday heard dramatic testimony from NSA deputy director John C. Inglis. According to the Guardian:
“The NSA has previously claimed that 54 terrorist plots had been disrupted ‘over the lifetime’ of the bulk phone records collection and the separate program collecting the internet habits and communications of people believed to be non-Americans. On Wednesday, Inglis said that at most one plot might have been disrupted by the bulk phone records collection alone.”
From dozens to “at most one”?
Supporters of these programs are now on the defensive, with several competing pieces of legislation in the House and Senate seeking to rein in an administration and intelligence apparatus that is clearly out of control. This is to be commended. What is even more important, though, is for more and more and more Americans to educate themselves about our precious liberties and to demand that their government abide by the Constitution. We do not have to accept being lied to – or spied on — by our government.
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