Scott Horton Interviews Rep. Ron Paul

Scott Horton, April 22, 2009

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Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) discusses the lack of change in Afghanistan and Iraq policy despite the Obama administration’s rhetoric, how a single high U.S.-casualty incident abroad could garner the support of Americans for more military intervention, the unwillingness of Democrats or Republicans to cut the Pentagon’s budget, the expansive new powers over the economy being exercised by the government and why he favors the prosecution of the previous administration for war crimes.

MP3 here. (19:03)

Transcript available here.

Congressman Ron Paul represents Texas’s 14th district. He is the author of The Revolution: A Manifesto, A Foreign Policy of Freedom: Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship and Freedom Under Siege. His archived columns can be found at Antiwar.com.

13 Responses to “Rep. Ron Paul”

  1. According to former Trident missile engineer Bob Aldridge-www.plrc.org-the Pentagon aims to achieve a disarming and unanswerable first-strike capability. According to Bob Aldridge the US Navy can track and destroy all enemy submarines. Please see the article by Keir Lieber and Daryl Press, “The Rise of US Nuclear Primacy”, in the 2006 March/April issue of Foreign Affairs. Minuteman-3s and Trident-2 D5s linked to NAVSTAR obtain a CEP of 30-40 metres, enough to destroy any hard target. A First-Strike Capability won´t be complete without the missiles in Poland to shoot down any surviving Russian missiles. Even if it´s only for blackmail, the Russians may have no choice but implementing Launch On Warning. Bob Aldridge resigned because a disarming and unanswerable first-strike capability is suicidal.

  2. HR 1207 now has 71 Cosponsors!!
    That’s up 13 new members from the previous 58 who sponsored it just yesterday April 21.

    If your congressman is not on this this then start calling now. You can find the name and number you need from this site http://www.congress.org just type in your zip.

    Here is an updated list of cosponsors I alphabetized it.
    Rep Abercrombie, Neil [HI-1] – 2/26/2009
    Rep Akin, W. Todd [MO-2] – 3/19/2009
    Rep Alexander, Rodney [LA-5] – 3/10/2009
    Rep Bachmann, Michele [MN-6] – 2/26/2009
    Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] – 4/21/2009
    Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. [MD-6] – 2/26/2009
    Rep Bilbray, Brian P. [CA-50] – 4/21/2009
    Rep Bishop, Rob [UT-1] – 4/21/2009
    Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] – 3/16/2009
    Rep Blunt, Roy [MO-7] – 3/24/2009
    Rep Broun, Paul C. [GA-10] – 2/26/2009
    Rep Buchanan, Vern [FL-13] – 3/17/2009
    Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26] – 3/19/2009
    Rep Burton, Dan [IN-5] – 2/26/2009
    Rep Capito, Shelley Moore [WV-2] – 4/1/2009
    Rep Carter, John R. [TX-31] – 3/31/2009
    Rep Castle, Michael N. [DE] – 3/17/2009
    Rep Chaffetz, Jason [UT-3] – 3/6/2009
    Rep Cole, Tom [OK-4] – 4/21/2009
    Rep Culberson, John Abney [TX-7] – 3/26/2009
    Rep Deal, Nathan [GA-9] – 3/23/2009
    Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] – 3/9/2009
    Rep Doggett, Lloyd [TX-25] – 4/21/2009
    Rep Duncan, John J., Jr. [TN-2] – 3/6/2009
    Rep Ehlers, Vernon J. [MI-3] – 4/21/2009
    Rep Fallin, Mary [OK-5] – 4/2/2009
    Rep Fleming, John [LA-4] – 3/18/2009
    Rep Foxx, Virginia [NC-5] – 3/10/2009
    Rep Franks, Trent [AZ-2] – 3/23/2009
    Rep Garrett, Scott [NJ-5] – 3/5/2009
    Rep Gingrey, Phil [GA-11] – 3/30/2009
    Rep Grayson, Alan [FL-8] – 3/11/2009
    Rep Heller, Dean [NV-2] – 3/6/2009
    Rep Herger, Wally [CA-2] – 4/21/2009
    Rep Jones, Walter B., Jr. [NC-3] – 2/26/2009
    Rep Kagen, Steve [WI-8] – 2/26/2009
    Rep Kingston, Jack [GA-1] – 3/6/2009
    Rep Lamborn, Doug [CO-5] – 4/21/2009
    Rep Latham, Tom [IA-4] – 4/21/2009
    Rep Lucas, Frank D. [OK-3] – 4/21/2009
    Rep Luetkemeyer, Blaine [MO-9] – 4/21/2009
    Rep Lummis, Cynthia M. [WY] – 3/19/2009
    Rep Manzullo, Donald A. [IL-16] – 4/21/2009
    Rep Marchant, Kenny [TX-24] – 3/11/2009
    Rep McCaul, Michael T. [TX-10] – 4/21/2009
    Rep McClintock, Tom [CA-4] – 3/6/2009
    Rep McCotter, Thaddeus G. [MI-11] – 3/19/2009
    Rep Miller, Jeff [FL-1] – 3/24/2009
    Rep Olson, Pete [TX-22] – 4/21/2009
    Rep Paulsen, Erik [MN-3] – 3/30/2009
    Rep Pence, Mike [IN-6] – 4/21/2009
    Rep Peterson, Collin C. [MN-7] – 3/19/2009
    Rep Petri, Thomas E. [WI-6] – 3/10/2009
    Rep Platts, Todd Russell [PA-19] – 3/19/2009
    Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] – 2/26/2009
    Rep Posey, Bill [FL-15] – 2/26/2009
    Rep Price, Tom [GA-6] – 3/10/2009
    Rep Rehberg, Denny [MT] – 2/26/2009
    Rep Roe, David P. [TN-1] – 4/21/2009
    Rep Rohrabacher, Dana [CA-46] – 3/6/2009
    Rep Sessions, Pete [TX-32] – 3/23/2009
    Rep Smith, Lamar [TX-21] – 4/2/2009
    Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] – 3/26/2009
    Rep Stearns, Cliff [FL-6] – 3/6/2009
    Rep Taylor, Gene [MS-4] – 3/6/2009
    Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] – 3/30/2009
    Rep Wamp, Zach [TN-3] – 3/16/2009
    Rep Westmoreland, Lynn A. [GA-3] – 4/2/2009
    Rep Wittman, Robert J. [VA-1] – 4/1/2009
    Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] – 2/26/2009
    Rep Young, Don [AK] – 3/6/2009

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  4. As much as I critcize Dr. Paul, deontologically, on some levels, this world would be a much better place with more like him in D.C.. That’s uncontroversial. Recent years have proven there’s nothing ‘realistic’ about Realpolitik [sic]. Great interview, Mr. Horton.

    Ry:
    Rep. Kucinich is historically a strong proponent of nationalizing the Fed fully under the Treasury Dept. I haven’t been following HR 1207, but have you found any reason he’s stated as to why he hasn’t co-sponsored Dr. Paul’s bill?

  5. Great interview. Lots of questions to be asked of our “representatives” in the congress. I’m glad that one person is inside asking them. Vote more like R.P. into office!

  6. @ Little Alex:
    Can you explain how you criticize Dr. Paul “deontologically”? I am unfamiliar with the term and criticism.

  7. I Voted for Dr. Ron Paul. When, I started researching him I was floored. That Man has had the same message for Thirty years. No flip flopping. no scandal. I will vote for him in 2012, should he run.

  8. I am a Socialist who would rather have a guy like Paul than a neo-liberal…worst of both worlds…can someone explain to me in better detail what Bill it is you wish us to call our reps about? The co-sponsors are aupporting the missile shield in Poland?

    Sorry to be dense about this…I noticed that my rep is not on the list, but, I like to contact him anyway, mostly just to get on his nerves…

  9. @KDelphi,

    HR 1207 is called the Federal Reserve Transparency Act. What it will do is have the Government Accounting Office (GAO) to give the Federal Reserve a complete and comprehensive audit and force the FED to answer questions as to deals and agreements between the FED and foreign banks and governments, and it would also show us the money; to which Banks and Wall Street firms got handouts.

    Although the FED has been audited in times past, they have never had a COMPREHENSIVE, IN DEPTH audit, which is what is needed. It’s similar to you being audited by the IRS. They come in your home to give you an audit and you tell them they can look at everything except know what’s in “THAT” box. See how far you could get away with that..:-)

  10. Count on Representative Ron Paul for sound judgment and moral clarity. (These qualities are virtually unknown in Congress.)

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