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Ron Paul Explains How America Can "ONCE AGAIN Become The Standard For A Free Society"

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I couldn't have said it

I couldn't have said it better myself. Ron Paul hit the nail on the head. For decades criminal politicians have been selling us out. They have been stealing from us through inflation, foreign aid and bail outs. They have been destroying the very rights they are supposed to be protecting with their phony "War" on poverty, drugs, and now, terrorism.

In order for freedom to return, government needs to be restrained to it's Constitutional powers.

afternoon bump

for Liberty!

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Debbie's picture

Go get 'um, Ron!! Re: the Constitution, actions speak louder

than words!!

Debbie

Some Good Stuff, Some Stupid Stuff

RP is a smart guy and he undoubtedly has good ideas, but it's a shame he mixes such idiotic, radical ideas with his thinking. Abolish the Fed? Ok, what period exactly does RP think we need to revert back to I ask? If you take a look at the period prior to the creation of the Fed in 1913 our financial system was incredibly inefficient and unstable. Bank runs and panics were common, we had draconian unit banking restrictions, the flow of money through the economy was incredibly slow, and if you think today's "too big to fail" banks have a lot of power, their power is minuscule compared to the power that was concentrated in the few large NYC banks back then, such as Chase Manhattan, who were literally manipulating interest rates in the economy.

And I can't for the life of me understand why every libertarian out there wants to reinstate the gold standard. You think the federal government is wasteful and inefficient in today's times? The gold standard collapsed because of inefficiencies. This is a widely accepted fact in economics.

Not saying that government is innocent here; I strongly support what RP has to say about our foreign affair policies. I just wish he would at least make an effort to understand the structure of our economy and our economic history as a nation instead of just making ridiculous radical policy claims that would be ruinous to everything we've achieved since the 19th century.

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Our foreign policy would not

Our foreign policy would not be what it is today if the Fed were not created.

Joη's picture

"that's what they say"

Hello they!

He sure is saying some crazy things, isn't he? Gold?! That Ron Paul, what a crank he is! Ha! You're right, widely accepted facts are much easier to stick with. Especially in the lately uncontroversial field of economics.

You may not realize your statement is equivalent to unquestioningly accepting if the scientific community were to suddenly decide "the law of energy conservation is no longer applicable, because we decree energy can be created from nothing."

Whenever I hear something cra-azy, I have this nasty habit of looking it up, to verify for myself. What fortune I live in the time of YouTube, where I can invite scholars into my room to lecture me on the topics of my choosing. I encourage you to do the same, and consider:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czcUmnsprQI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cki4jHCK3_I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91OIBnrjzLU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-LJ3wZjD4I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAzExlEsIKk
at Mises Media on YouTube.

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

I've already heard all of

I've already heard all of this Austrian propaganda, trust me. Unlike those who like to sit at home and listen to conspiracy theory about how our country has hyper-inflation and about how the federal reserve is debasing our currency, I actually went to college and studied economics in a formal setting, learning from those who know what their talking about when is comes to monetary policy. All of the videos you posted are attractive if for no other reason than they're merely doom and gloom propaganda, which sadly sells in our country. Simply put, it is you who needs to look a few things up and I would suggest you start with an introductory level economics textbook. This one would do: http://www.amazon.com/Economics-2nd-Glenn-Hubbard/dp/013600332X

Enjoy! :)

I'm currently in college now

I'm currently in college now taking political science and philosophy and the system is completely liberal leaning. It's written in the text.If you never noticed then that sucks. Just because they teach you something in these classes doesn't make it the right theory.

Joη's picture

you're right, I don't want to argue whether the $'s been debased

if you can't find enough independent evidence of this, I leave you to learn "from those who know what their talking about".

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

went to a liberal college,

you went to a liberal college, and actually studied economics? Well I went to college and studied economics too.. and I have owned and opporated my own business for 23 years now.. and you know what everything those bozos taught me in school does not work in the real world. Looking things up has nothing to do with real world experience.

Point well taken. I do

Point well taken. I do believe real world experience trumps textbook any day. But the fact is, none of us were around prior to 1913 so none of us have any real world experience in business and finance sans the Fed. So in that regard, all we have are textbooks to help us understand the Fed's impact on our economy through the years. And every credible textbook out there suggests that the Fed has made our economy and our financial system more efficient and mobile, less draconian, and more resilient to economic shocks associated with the business cycle, period.

Joe, I see you have been here

Joe, I see you have been here for a few days.. welcome.
Its nice to see new people come on board. When you look at economic downturns prior to 1913, they were very short lived. Depressions were 1 year affairs. They were deep but very short. We are now in the 3rd year of recession and no signs of coming out of it.
Actually we are in a depression. If you look at the numbers of unemployed with true unemployment at 25% or more. They do not use the same statisitcs to today that used in 1980 to figure unemployment or Inflation.

So I disagree we are no where near more resilient to economic shocks. I would rather have them be much more severe in a shorter time frame. Just look at the 30's.
Look at all the depressions in the 1800's. A 10 year depression after the fed in 1930 vs the depressions before the fed?

Great to be here. Nothing

Great to be here. Nothing like a good old fashion debate on economics. Though you should probably point out that what you just wrote is purely conjecture. Fact is, we didn't beginning recording macroeconomic data until after the GD so we know very little about prior downturns. I've heard your story before, however, notably from people like Peter Schiff who claim that downturns prior to 1913 were very short lived. But I've also heard from other academic scholars, including Alan Blinder, about how downturns were very severe; about how consumers would bury cash in their backyards when bank panics came about; about how inefficient the system was with every small bank issuing their individual bank notes and about how the value of those notes were incredibly volatile; and the list goes on and on.

You choose to believe the RPs and Schiffs of the world; I choose to believe the economic historians of the world. That's fine. What I think we can agree on, however, is that we need to revamp our economic governance to prevent another severe downturn like the one seen a few years ago. Sure, the Fed screwed up, mismanaged risk, and failed to keep up with the creation of the shadow banking sector. But that doesn't mean we need to abolish the Fed; it means we need better leaders at the Fed. In the 1990s, many economists were claiming that the problem of severe downturns had been solved; that we would never experience a depression-like downturn because the Fed had figured out how to appropriately address supply and demand imbalances. Among these economists included Bernanke and Greenspan. And as we both now know their hubris got the best of them. But that doesn't mean we need to trash everything we learned about monetary policy and the business cycle over the last 70 years. I means there are still cracks in a system we thought was flawless; we just need to fill the cracks, not knock down the wall and start all over.

And very quickly, in terms of the current economy, you're way off base. Fact is, we've seen 18 months of rising IP, retail sales are back to 2007 peak levels, we've seen over a million jobs created in the private sector, residential investment is finally going to contribute to growth in 2011 (1st time since 2005), and consumer spending and income growth are making solid gains. Yes, we've still got over 14 million people unemployed, over 6.4 million unemployed for over 27 weeks, and an $860 billion output gap, but I can assure you, we are not entering "the third year of a depression". Not saying I'm an expert, but I watch and write about the economy every single day my friend :)

here we go again 21 hours and

here we go again 21 hours and 44 minutes.

bump for Liberty!

evening bump.

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jaseed's picture

The man...

should be able to run for the office of president based on past speeches and youtubes alone and just sit back and pull the levers...but he just keeps on going.

May God Bless Ron Paul and his entire wonderful family!

“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.”

– Thomas Jefferson

The Constitution receives Lip Service here

..nothing more. How easily we are moved by rhetoric and not action. Nothing is ever accomplished by his speeches.

I think Ron Paul is controlled opposition. Pressure relief valve. His plans sound great and give temporary (false) hope but they ALWAYS fail. And hence he (and the patriot position) is always made 'kooky'. They planned a one world government for ages - they are not about to stop now. Paul would be killed if he truly threatened the program. He in fact plays a very important role in fulfilling the NWO.

Without Paul we all would have revolted by now and solved our problem...

"The body is but a vessel for the soul,
A puppet which bends to the soul's tyranny.
And lo, the body is not eternal,
For it must feed on the flesh of others,
Lest it return to the dust whence it came.
Therefore the soul deceives and despises."

Nothing is ever accomplished by his speeches???

If it where not for Ron Paul and his speeches I would still be sitting on my couch blazing marijuana, stuffing my face with genetically modified food, and watching MTV all freaking day long. Because one freedom loving college kid one day held up a sign at a stop sign that said "google Ron Paul" I have since become one of the most aware and responsible members of my community. Educating everyone I come in contact with about Austrian economics, fiat currency, collectivism, and true freedom. Ron Paul's speeches has transformed everyday sheeple slaves into liberty minded patriots. You need to get over your negativity and start making a difference in your community.

terrific comment

Thank you!

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

IF WE REVOLT????

There are many Bills that Have Been Passed That Are Just itching to Manipulate Free People into CATTLE MINDED Individuals and cause a stampede of stupidity, only to Guide that stampede into A SLAUGHTER HOUSE...

There are reasons your not in congress or elected to be an official.

Speak for yourself kid...The Big Dog Is doing just fine representing a "CIVIL PEOPLE" Correctly.

As for you, you might want to buy a punching bag...

LIBERTY OR DEATH!!!

I Think YOUR A PUPPET!

SHILL! Why don't you Check Out www.Obama.com or something???

Your dull thoughts would be more beneficial there.

But you probably won't.
And we are extremely patient with the slow and dull anyway.

LIBERTY OR DEATH!!!

Controlled Opposition??/

Ron Paul is controlled opposition? That's probably the silliest comment I've ever sen posted on this site.

Are you aware of how many college kids "woke up" because of Ron Paul?? And those college kids, when they get older and start families will pass the truth down to their children....and so on...and so on..........

Without Ron Paul Many Would Still be Asleep.


A revolution while the people are asleep is called a dream or chaos.

A real revolution would never happen while people are asleep. People will sleep-walk right off the cliff. Ron Paul is making a real difference and waking people up so that real change may happen.

ytc's picture

WOW, we must be doing something right. Our opponents,

old and new NAYSAYERS, are starting to wriggle out from under the bushes. . . fear and defeatism are their first tools.

Michael N and the mods, good luck in keeping their disease from spreading.

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Ron Paul does not give lip service. The monetary crisis WILL come, wiping away the nanny state governmental departments and foreign military outposts. He is saying that if we remain true to the original spirit of the Constitution, we will be able to rebuild a free and prosperous society.

THAT is not a lip service. That is the call for us to prepare and strengthen our own characters internally to be ready to BUILD and create. THAT is a voice of a truly GREAT teacher, mentor and a statesman.

reedr3v's picture

bump

for eyes wide open

Bumpity, Bump Bump!

Ron Paul 2012! What are we waiting for?????????????

he had a new one today. For

he had a new one today. For some reason I turned on the TV and turned to the CSPAN House of Reps channel(which I RARELY do). He was giving a speech live.

sweet

I'm sure it'll be floating around somewhere soon.

Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto. - T. Jefferson rЭVO˩ution

"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.” - BASTIAT

Hot D&*mn !!!! Ron is HOT in this one!

Point out the hypocrisy right from the start and put their feet to the fire! GO RON GO!!!

Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!
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ytc's picture

Ron Paul's remedy for re-establishing free society is not easy

He is asking the congress members and us, the USA citizens, to mold a strong moral character, firm enough to resist political special interest groups' pressures.

I hope we are ready to take up such a profound challenge.