From Ron Pauls Lips to Your Eyes and Ears

Ron Paul spoke to the CPAC this weekend and this is part of his speech.  The last few lines of the speech speak more than just words.  This way of thinking will get the country back to where it needs to be.  I find it strange how so many that when he ran for President seemed to just write him off as a "way out there guy".  Yet more and more news media types are interviewing him more and printing more of his words from the past.  What we see now are the very things he has been telling congress and the world would happen.  No one wanted to listen then but for some reason they are more now.

Ron Paul: 'Get Rid of the Federal Reserve'
Saturday, February 28, 2009 4:27 PM

By: Rick Pedraza Article Font Size  


Rep. Ron Paul, in a speech delivered to an enthusiastic crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference, said conservatives “have to be devoted to and willing to stand by and defend the Constitution, and have the position that it is absolutely necessary to get rid of the Federal Reserve system.”

Paul, who ran for president in 2008 championing the Constitution, talked about his bill seeking to abolish the Federal Reserve, which he said is getting bipartisan support in the Congress.

“We’ve gotten ourselves in a mess because the conservative movement, which was designed to bring us back to our roots of limited government, smaller government and more individual liberty, hasn’t happened,” said Paul, R-Texas.

Paul believes that in many ways, the conservative movement has had a struggle defining what and who a true conservative really is.

“After finally getting the House, Senate and White House in 2000, what did we do? We doubled the size of the Department of Education. I thought we were supposed to get rid of the Department of Education!" Paul said.

“Now, since we did not do the job we were supposed to do, the opposition has taken over, and they’re going to double and triple and quadruple spending. Believe me, we’re in serious trouble,” he warned.

“In the past 12 months, our national debt went up $1.5 trillion, and next year it’s going to be more. Young people know what they are getting. They know they are getting a bad deal. They’re getting nothing but debt.

“We’re in an atmosphere now where if we can accept the idea that the taxpayers can bail out the banks and big business, there is nothing that can't be funded. Everything will be appropriated. There will be no cuts.

“Our financial system has come unglued, but the next shoe to drop will be the disintegration of the dollar. We as conservatives and believers in limited government have a tough task to restrain big spenders before that happens because, when that happens, what is threatened is our liberty.”

Paul said the main purpose of a government in a free society should be the preservation of liberty.

“Fortunately, we live in a country that knew something about that and emphasized that in our early years, but we have forgotten it and lost our confidence."

Paul said conservatives today are not determined to present the case for liberty.

"We have chopped liberty up into pieces," he explained. "We have economic liberty, we have social liberty, and we have a foreign policy that is built on total fallacies. We have to put this all back together again and, fortunately, we have something that can pull it back together, and that is the understanding of the Founding Fathers that put it in our Constitution."

"If we followed the rules and did the job right, we wouldn’t have a welfare state.”

Paul said the job ahead for conservatives is “to present this case and still prove that we are the humanitarians. The liberal do-gooders and the big spenders who say, ‘We’re going to give a free house to everybody, free medical care to everybody, free education’ – that’s preposterous.

“If you care about your fellow man, there is only one way you can maximize prosperity and freedom, and that is through the rule of law and making sure that everybody understands that liberty is an individual thing and not a collective right.”



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Grits4life Grits4life
46-50, F
5 Responses Mar 1, 2009

I would beg to differ that you are the majority. In nearly every poll, Americans by a margin of 2 to 1 identify themselves as being conservative. <br />
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obama won because he was 'cool' and he avoided giving out any details..."hope and change" is lame as hell and what thoughtful person bought into that nonsense. McCain was a liberal as much as obama is. When the conservatives start nominating true conservatives and then govern that way, we will have the country again.<br />
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Let me ask you, how do you possibly think the country can continue to spend wrecklessly like there is no tomorrow without it crashing our currency. This will happen and I would welcome your thoughts at that time. This is not a my party vs. your party is a fact that the currency will crash when foreign governments no longer lend to us. You will live long enough to wtness this calamity

We must understand that there are two systems at work in this country. We have Representive Democery and we have Capitalism. These two systems are not allies. Capitalism, left unbrideled will return us to the days when there were "Robber Barons" and poor people, like in the 1890's through 1910. There was almost no middle class. We were dependant on the charity of these ultra rich for any help they wanted to give the poor. Remember the children as young as 6 in America working 12 to 14 hours a day, 7 days per week? Remember our own history? This was done and we were also then a Democratic Country. But we didn't control the abuses of capitalism to lesson the negative impact it could have on the Mayouity of American people. We are now in the process, championed by conservatives, of returning to those days. Anyone who dissagrees, only needs to read a little of our own history. This is why we are in the shape we are in now. It is going to be extremely expensive to reverse the problems that our friendly neighborhood Conservatives have given us, Remember the buget surplusses of the "Clinton years"? The problem now isn't that we need to reduce the size of government, the problem is that we need at this point to bite the bullet and do whatever it takes to get these things fixed. Folks, we are in trouble. And less government isn't going to fix things.

i'll let Mr. Paul answer your question about race.<br />
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Liberty is an individual thing as well as a collective right.<br />
How do you think we were liberated to begin with a collective of brave souls who stood up to fight a war for independence.<br />
Give me a break... To consider liberty as only an individual thing is to enslave a country .<br />
If there were no collective will we individually would be easy prey.<br />
The last 8 years were making an attempt to destroy our rights.<br />
The collective said HELL NO.<br />
Republicans and conservatives of all stripes are afraid because they know the last 8 years have dwindled their numbers.<br />
The majority wants something other that what was for the last 8 years.<br />
The majority is finally in charge so we keep this country in its whole and we will just ship all the neocons to some fascist country where they can feel right at home

sounds about right to me. you do realize that the only way this will ever happen is though an armed revolt?<br />
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we will see who is willing to put their life at risk for the good of future generations.