Scott Horton Interviews Rep. Ron Paul

Scott Horton, February 25, 2011

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Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) discusses why Congress and the White House won’t be able to resist the temptation of military intervention in Libya and Saudi Arabia (should the uprisings spread there); how the US exports inflation, since commodities are priced in dollars; Ben Bernanke’s opinion that central banks are always the solution to, not the cause of, the world’s economic problems; the dollar’s devaluation reflected in the price of gold; and why, legalized or not, competing currencies will be used in times of economic collapse.

MP3 here. (13:43)

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 are here.

21 Responses to “Rep. Ron Paul”

  1. Would you please ask Ron Paul this question?

    If our government supports dictators, people who suppress their people, why do we have to pay our tax to support this when it is counter to our fundamental beliefs?

    Our government probably knows this is a vulnerability and that is why they advise those "dictators" to make the appearance of giving freedoms to their people.

  2. The only thing wrong with Anti-War Radio is its worship of that depraved form of magical thinking known as libertarianism, which is one of the most morally, intellectually and economically bankrupt pieces of arrant nonsense our species has ever conceived; and Dr Ron Paul (his laudable opposition to US bellicose imperialism notwithstanding) is among its more demented exponents. I suggest that Mr Horton might profitably discuss the subject on air with Mr Chris Hedges.

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  4. This is very simple: it is because US foreign policy has long been based on the fatally flawed and necessarily short-term strategy that it is important to promote 'stability', underpinned by a combination of venality, corruption, incompetence and ignorance — and in connection with the latter, when your intelligence agencies have a policy of distrusting people who speak Arabic, you're not going to get very far in finding out what's happening in Arabic-speaking countries. (Despite its appalling record, it is worth recalling that the British Empire made considerable effort to ensure that its officials had a good knowledge of the languages and cultures of the peoples they exploited; and that some of those officials made substantial contributions to scholarship.)

    Face it: your government is a bunch of bungling, money-grubbing, troglodyte hicks; and if — which I doubt — you can find a way to persuade them to stop meddling in everyone else's business and confine themselves to ruining the US, at which they are expert, the world will be a better place

  5. Fixed:

    "The only thing wrong with Anti-War Radio is its worship of that depraved form of magical thinking known as socialism, which is the most morally, intellectually and economically bankrupt pieces of arrant nonsense our species has ever conceived; and hdb (his laudable opposition to US bellicose imperialism notwithstanding) is among its more demented exponents. I suggest that Mr Horton might continue to discuss the subject on air with Dr. Ron Paul. "

    HDG, get an actual education. Your economic ignorance is simply pathetic.

  6. Go troll somewhere else junior, the grownups are talking.

  7. Libertarians need to clarify their position on foreign corporations. I cannot see why would any American support the right of corporations that have gone rogue, transforming themselves into "multinational", or more clearly stated anti-American. They manage money across multiple tax havens, such as is Fox owner News Corporation. Fancy US headquarters is not where the money is managed, but in Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Bahammas, etc. Banking system just lauders their money. And what about "American" companies that employ mostly ousted US, and hide that money? Real American companies stand no chance, and cannot compete. Congress gives money to these foreigners, depriving US of capital and innovation. I am against illegal immigrants — individual or corporate.

  8. You know absolutely nothing about "socialism", but you surely think you do based on the fancy rhetoric. Your tactics are absolutely identical with the communist methods that sought to smear people with labels. Do you really believe that people are this ignorant to fall for slogans? People today are more then ever likely to patiently hear and try to understand multitude of opinions, as they are all likely to contain very valid points. We are just trying to muddle through.

  9. Bianca, if you are interested in finding answers to your questions, I suggest going to http://www.mises.org or lewrockwell.com

  10. And the status quo, is fine and dandy ? No sweet heart, everybody knows it is the Federal Reserve itself.
    and the Zionist's that control it. People like you are experts at word fornication ( verbal gymnastics ). I suppose you thin Huckabee and Palin will save the day. Move to Israel.

  11. Man, you've really nailed libertarianism there. All this time I thought I was attracted to the philosophy because it was the most morally, intellectually and economically sound I had come across. Turns out I had it backwards! Thank you, sir.

  12. I'm not a libertarian – I think the world's economic forces have become too huge and powerful to imagine they can control themselves. That said, name me one other American political leader – left, right, or center – who has anything like Rep. Paul's consistent record in opposing imperialism, and I'll consider relaxing my support of Paul. Even Kucinich and Barbara Lee come nowhere close. Maybe Ralph Nader, but he's more a pundit than a politician.

  13. There is alot of wankers on here that is for sure. They talk down Paul but he is the only one that speaks out against the government unlike many others around in our governemnt and Paul is the only one that constaly is getting at the government on its forgien policy, I really dont remember Obama pretty much saying the thing Paul does today that is for sure. Not that radical . Now is that a bad thing ? Id rather have somebody speak out against against a bunch of wankers in the white house and the the house and the senate and the fed reserve than sit around and go with the motions. I cant wait till this darn country goes down in the hole and the South Secedes and leaves you dumb Yanks, Westerner fools in the dirt with your crap government.

    if you clearly havent seen the Hegemony the U.S. is creating around the world, you dont really deserve to comment on what Paul is and how he thinks.

  14. You'd get an answer of some sort by writing to Mr. Wesley Snipes.

  15. Insult is not a form of discussion. If you have anything of substance to say, I'll consider replying.

  16. It does indeed. But heavy-handed sarcasm is not much of a substitute for discussion. Do you actually have antthing to say?

  17. I suppose that most august body of people includes yourself. If so, I must condlude that all you grownups prefer insult to discussion, which is not very adult.

  18. So you can call libertarians morally bankrupt without presenting the slightest argument or giving any indication that you understand it, but its not okay for someone to tell you that you are an idiot. Wow. Will get really really mad and whiny if I call you a hypocrite?

  19. I think I will troll your comments! This will be fun. I am still waiting for you to make a single remark indicating that you are capable of discussion. This would be evidenced by such facts as quoting a libertarian, stating the basic ideas of it as a political philosophy. pointing out where you disagree, and so forth.

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