Scott Horton Interviews Rep. Ron Paul

Scott Horton, March 05, 2010

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Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) discusses the budgetary limitations that expansive U.S. foreign policy imposes on domestic programs, the Dennis Kucunich resolution (co-sponsored by Rep. Paul) that will require a House of Representatives debate on the war in Afghanistan, wrongheaded government action on the coming dollar crisis and why the peace and liberty movement is best served by setting a good example and avoiding the politics of personality.

MP3 here. (13:34)

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 for Antiwar.com appear at http://original.antiwar.com/paul

12 Responses to “Rep. Ron Paul”

  1. Restore the Republic before it's lost forever

  2. I've read a ton of background information on these neo-con criminals, and according to their own writings and musings – they have long been concerned about the social entitlement expenditures that are, without question, ballooning out of control. However, there two important aspects to what I have learned about how these vile neo-con criminals think, with regards to entitlements. First of all, they do not differentiate between earned entitlements and the real problem of exploding numbers of welfare bums and bum-esses, and nor do they seem to understand that massive waves of both legal and illegal immigration are negatively affecting the welfare bum problems. Secondly, it isn't a matter of cutting these spiraling expenditures and saving the money by reducing the size and scope of government that tickles the fancy of these neo-con maggots. No, they resent the fact that the money spent or obligated to be spent on such entitlements – earned or otherwise – is money they would rather blow on military aggression, imperialistic fantasies and wars against every freaking nation on Earth who so much as looks at America the wrong way.

  3. The example of the Soviet Union tells us that you cannot reform a crumbling empire because "Perestroika" will only accelerate its demise. So, you'd better allow it to die away slowly in order to mitigate collateral pains.

  4. Agree!

  5. Doctor Paul, consider running for President in 2012. After you've considered it–well, say you WILL!

    Best regards.

  6. NOTHING new under the sun – as Sun Tsu, author of 'The Art of War', noted: "There has never been a country that has benefitted from prolonged warfare." As even the 'ancients' noted: "Another victory in war and the nation will be bankrupt."

  7. I agree that our monetary policy is a recipe for disaster but I would like to know what Ron Paul would say is the problem and solution to the situation in Greece is.
    My understanding is thast Greece took out bad loans and cooked their books with some of the same kind of bad investments that have plagued our housing markets. Would he say that Greece should just die of its own incompetence?
    Also Dr. Paul indicated that countries like the US will likely give assistance to Greece behind the scenes. Though I am not for Greece collapsing, I am against feeding the beast of the banking industry that has manipulated people (including government and bank officials who were supposed to know better). If we keep bailing out these collapses, the banks will rely on the bailouts and will continue doing more and more (riskier and riskier) bad investment projects. When will it stop?

  8. "Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) discusses the budgetary limitations that expansive U.S. foreign policy imposes on domestic programs"

    At least the Constitution provides the federal government with authority for national security, whether you are opposed to a particular policy or not..

    It doesn't provide it with authority for socialist programs…

  9. "I am against feeding the beast of the banking industry that has manipulated people (including government and bank officials who were supposed to know better)"

    And where are you on 'progressive' Congressional policy that forced the banks to make bad mortgages to people who could not afford them?

  10. Conservatives do differentiate between earned and unearned entitlements. That is why they support funding for the VA, but not Obamacare.

    REAL conservatives also understand the impact of illegal immigration.

    Third, the Constitution actually creates a federal responsibility for national security, whether you disagree with individual policies or not.

  11. "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what your country is doing to screw you."

  12. تم إحراق أكثر من مستودع أرشيف في جده ومكه after U$KINGZ stole their own bankz….

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