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Video Highlights: Dr. Ron Paul @ Foreign Affairs Hearing on Libya Wednesday 5/25

http://www.youtube.com/wa...

Thanks to Rachel & Minnesota Chris

From Minnesota Chris:

I just got confirmation that Dr. Paul will attend tomorrow's Foreign Affairs hearing on Libya at 10:30:

http://foreignaffairs.hou...

Rep. Justin Amash is a witness and seems to be as non-interventionist as Dr. Paul, so it should be worth watching. The livestream should be here:

http://foreignaffairs.hou...

Thanks Chris.




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ytc's picture

What a great combination to have: the expansive

(somewhat)extemporaneous statement by wise & elderly Ron Paul, followed by a tightly written logical youthful presentation by Justin Amash.

We need many more Liberty reps over there.

SteveMT's picture

Ron Paul has been the staunch supporter of the Constitution...

for decades, so he is not about to change now. He is holding the drawbridge down for others to crossover to join the fight for Liberty. There are still so few.

The last

nail is being driven into the coffin of the American Republic! -- Ron Paul

O.P.O.G.G. - Fighting the attempted devolution of the rEVOLution
Ron Paul 2012...and beyond
BAN ELECTRONIC VOTING!!

What's the difference?

Granted I didn't watch the entire hearing, but it appeared that the witnesses and some reps were gunning for more verbiage onto the War Powers Act. I say, what's the difference? The Presidents blatantly ignore the current requirements, what good are more requirements? Either they take concrete action, such as impeachment or defunding, or some other measure to stop the illegal actions, or they are just blowing hot air. Am I missing something?

I believe you also have a

I believe you also have a good point! Perhaps it's the WAR POWERS ACT that is the problem in the first place as Dr. Paul pointed out. What is the point in fixing or reforming an ACT that has been badly abused for decades by multiple presidents. I'll try and watch it again and sift through the sense of it with more purpose.

I just watched it.... ....a

I just watched it.... ....a very productive hearing. I was impressed with all three witnesses. Dr. Paul's opening remarks were forceful and differing from the others when he targets the Security Council of UN...and his concern re treaty responsibilities with Bill introduced. It is somewhat easier to identify the players and on which side they fall. Some reps are clearly opposed to non compliant executive branch taking action in Libya and others use their codified language and predictable two-faced ramble. Well worth watching!

Like a brick wall

Continually opening the simplicity can-of-worms; precedent, principle and rule of law over acquiescing to the quagmire of details and nit picking.

i missed it

i missed it

Must have missed Ron, but

Must have missed Ron, but Amash is on now. Schooling everyone on the founders and their vision of declaring war before intervening in foreign nations!

Ah, damn boss stopped me from

Ah, damn boss stopped me from listening to my ipod at work or I'd have caught it. Justin kicks a$$ everytime I hear anything from him. At least Ron has some support now

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

RP just gave opening

RP just gave opening statement. This hearing is great. Some reps I've never heard of seem to align with RP. Like Rep Burton (R) -- he gave a great opening statement.

My God's not dead; he's surely alive. And he's living on the inside roaring like a lion.

Ron is leading the way, its

Ron is leading the way, its easier for others to step up.

omg Chris Gibson was so close

omg Chris Gibson was so close on having a great bill. But then he HAD to add Israel as an automatic to be authorized. He was doing so good with everything else.

Maybe the treaties should be listed on the bill?

I so agree with you...He had

I so agree with you...He had me so impressed until Berman's grilling of support for Israel. I still thought Gibson answered well but then he confused me with "Treaty Obligation" and the fact that Ron Paul questioned his concern with this. Does Gibson's Bill contradict itself? Either the President must comply with the rule of Law BUT he has interpretive powers under treaty obligations or did I misunderstand his intention here? Gibson spoke very well. I hope he is a genuine advocate for America and its people. Rooney also handled himself exceptionally well I thought.Amash was very thorough and convincing with his lesson LAW and the role of President in relation to LAW.

ACinMA's picture

RP on now

hope someone else is recording this, because i missed it..

Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts

ℛ[ƎVO˩]ution
"When one gets in bed with government,
one must expect the diseases it spreads."
‎"It's not like I'm a powerful person. My ideas are."

great hearing

The house Foreign Affairs committee is talking about the constitution, war powers of the legislature and non-interventionism. About damn time!

Gold. Guns. Girls.

Dr. Paul Hit It Out Of The Park ! Short by Sweet..

Great Floor Speech......It began at 10:37 am and ended at 10:43..am ET

ACinMA's picture

bump,

bump

Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts

ℛ[ƎVO˩]ution
"When one gets in bed with government,
one must expect the diseases it spreads."
‎"It's not like I'm a powerful person. My ideas are."

Faber Quote

“A society has to be patriotic. Patriotism doesn’t mean to go to invade Iraq and Afghanistan and bomb Libya with mercenaries,” Marc Faber explained

donvino

Thanks for the heads up

I will pay close attention to this. I am particularly interested in Rep. Amash's views. Hopefully we will find out where he stands.

Which Dr. Paul?

Seems that now we have two Dr. Paul's in Congress it should be spelled out which one or hopefully both ;)

Luckily we can discern

Luckily we can discern because one is in the House and the other is in the Senate. :)