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Video: Ron Paul Floor Speech, Wed 5/25 - The Last Straw

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Thanks to Minnesota Chris for the head's up, and to ACinMA for getting the first (partial) recording of the speech online.

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The indefatigable Minnesota Chris again:

I also just received word that Dr. Paul will also give a floor speech about 10:00. I assume it will be on C-SPAN.

If you know anyone that might be able to record the speech live and YouTube it, can you ask them to do so? Rachel says she's having problems with her equipment and isn't sure if she'll be able to grab it, and I won't be able to do anything until tomorrow night.

I know we all expect these YouTubes to show up as if by magic, but there are actually people out there who care enough to do it. If not Chris or Rachel, can you help out?




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The Last Nail by Ron Paul — With Documented Hyperlinks

My attempt to document what Ron Paul said:

http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/7672-the-last-nail...

Thomas R. Eddlem

Ron Paul is the ONLY decent

Ron Paul is the ONLY decent political candidate that actually cares about the American People that is running for President in 2012. Anybody else will just continue to send this country on a downward spiral. We HAVE to give Ron Paul a chance. What do we have to lose by giving him a chance?

Karine - You can find me here here

I love this message!

Freedom is popular!

I feel like what the average

I feel like what the average German felt when Hitler went from national hero for getting back Germanic lands to trying to take over the world. Ditto for when Napolean went from national hero for getting back French lands to trying to take over the world. Ditto for England when it was growing its empire.

The USA is merely the next empire-growing platform for the oligarchy...and it feels like I can't do a damn thing about it.

All over the world, people are looking at you and I as the problem...and all people in the future will judge the US citizens like you and I. They will ask "why are we tolerating this government?"

Further, when I look at Germany, France, the UK, etc., I see broken nations, broken peoples.

Is that our future?

I just don't get it..

How can people (not from the DailyPaul of course) not see how much Ron Paul and his son make sense! It's just plain to see!! Also his consistant stance from day one! I love principled people even if I don't agree I can respect consistancy. Also let's say you believe something for so long and find out what you were believing was wrong...of course it sucks but it takes a strong person to admit when they were wrong, but they change...I believe that is called an epiphany or "waking up"! I also respect when a person decides to change when they were wrong! Let's face it all of us have been there at one time or another! And I know some people who know the truth but because they have been believing something for so long they refuse to change! That is incredible to me!
I can't remember who said it but it has been said that a genius can take complicated matters and make them plain for everyone to understand...believe me I've met some so called smart people but instead of breaking the matter down to it's lowest common denominator, they add to it making it more complicated than is necessary. Ron Paul is a genius!

Fear knocked on my door and Faith answered!

NBA FINALS STANLEY CUP FINALS UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

FINALS>>>======= you can only plant seeds and sustain yourself...let everybody else sink

"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws."
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild

"give me control of my own permaculture and I care a lot about what makes law"

-Permaculture Republican

Start

Please Ron, I truly admire how you are so patient and humble when giving a speech to deaf ears that could care less about truth and dignity. Please I beg of you to start telling the public who are the culprits responsible, please start to name people and point directly at the problem. Go ahead and say that Obama is continuing a war that is now illegal per U.S. Law, mention his name! Say as many names as you possibly can and tie them directly to their undertakings in the shadows. Don't wait to call out Sarah P as the trojan horse she is, let them all know the truth, that means in your mission to get to the white house that you must reveal dirty truths about those who wish to extinguish the flame of good in the name of world peace!

Americans can hack it...

We can handle anything that comes our way...

Issues Are KNOWN...And we have a great part in it being known...

Just think back only 5 years ago...We were dismissed as contemptible...and weak.

Today we are hated among the spineless mush Marxist lefty's and needed among the neoconservative's...

Media has put us on more than ever imaginable in 2007...and today we are listened to and much less argued with...

The governmental System has been broke for a while...It will be fixed...gears changed, squeaks oiled, parts replaced, rust ground down, Managers fired, employees fired, and production resumed...

Everyone knows the problems ...the question is what are going to be the so called solutions...

If you are being tried with fire...be thankful.
Its a good thing... ;) God is the boss of all.

LIBERTY OR DEATH!!!

What's going on here?

In this poll Ron Paul is in 5th place behind "other" and Sarah Palin has 60% of the vote. We can make it better before the site issues a press release.
Poll: Given the current field (as of May 26), which Republican presidential candidate is most likely to win their party's nomination?
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I'm pretty well convinced

that Rand Paul could deliver this speech without notes.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

Maybe so but

I think Ron Paul speaks with notes before the house because of the five minute time limit. He wants to get all of the relevant facts in for the record without going over the time limit. It's the only time I've noticed that he uses notes, so there has to be a reason.

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Yes.

Exactly. He delivers long speeches without notes. Anyone watching him can observe this.

Debbie

Unfortunately our

Unfortunately our Constitutional Republic ended during the Civil War (1860s). The Federal Government, under Lincoln, overthrew our Republic and replaced it with an Executive Branch dictatorship. Every President since Lincoln has had the power to dictate at will. During the 1860s Lincoln completely reversed the power arrangement between the Federal Government and the States/people (the Federal Government has control of the money supply, armed forces - including Federal law enforcement agencies, and the courts). He caused the death of over 600,000 Americans and destroyed much of the country. Lincoln completely usurped the powers of the legislative and judicial branches of our government -- he threatened to throw the Chief Justice in jail. President Obama knows that he has the same power used by Lincoln if he needs to use it. What we have today is a pretend Constitutional Government. The collapse of the dollar may help the American people restore our Republic and freedom.

well said, Charles

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This is the Ron Paul

the general public needs to see. I remember the first time I heard him speak on CSPAN - I was blown away and had no idea there was someone in Congress saying the things he was saying.

Unfortunatley, much of the public does not watch CSPAN or much care what is gong on in the House and Senate - how can we get this kind of rhetoric to the general public? So much better than the debate forum where time-constraints are imposed and background snickering is heard.

Hey! Maybe a reality TV show - the Paul's - feature the father/son phenom (it is pretty remarkable - talk about making history);film from their shared apartment in DC; interview them; show their speeches...the public is drawn to the reality TV forum...the message needs to get in front of their faces.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

anit sexual moletsation bill

According to statements made by an Patrick in writing lt. Governor Dewhurst worked against the anti griping bill and state senator watson also worked agents it . The later blme game is from oral statements in response to inquires by an area coordinator for campaign for liberty. Lets all lean on these people and not allow the to avoid responsibility. We can always go sit on their doorstep if that's what it takes and believe that's what it will take. The beurocrats and politicians a re playing the blame game now that they have defeated a bill that would have put a stop to the sexual molestation of our children and wives.

anit sexual moletsation bill

According to statements made by an Patrick in writing lt. Governor Dewhurst worked against the anti griping bill and state senator watson also worked agents it . The later blme game is from oral statements in response to inquires by an area coordinator for campaign for liberty. Lets all lean on these people and not allow the to avoid responsibility. We can always go sit on their doorstep if that's what it takes and believe that's what it will take. The beurocrats and politicians a re playing the blame game now that they have defeated a bill that would have put a stop to the sexual molestation of our children and wives.

Now that would be a 'reality TV show "

I would subscribe to cable to watch!

But that man should play the tyrant over God, and find Him a better man than himself, is astonishing drama indeed!~~D. Sayers
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

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little help?

Hey guys, I'm in China, and at the moment that means no youtube. (That's right---the decision of the Chinese government, and we all know ours isn't far behind.) In any case, can anyone point me to a transcript for this speech?

Here you go Farmer. IMO, it's more powerful when you read it.

The Last Nail The last nail is being driven into the coffin of the American Republic. Yet, Congress remains in total denial as our liberties are rapidly fading before our eyes. The process is propelled by unwarranted fear and ignorance as to the true meaning of liberty. It is driven by economic myths, fallacies and irrational good intentions. The rule of law is constantly rejected and authoritarian answers are offered as panaceas for all our problems. Runaway welfarism is used to benefit the rich at the expense of the middle class. Who would have ever thought that the current generation and Congress would stand idly by and watch such a rapid disintegration of the American Republic? Characteristic of this epic event is the casual acceptance by the people and political leaders of the unitary presidency, which is equivalent to granting dictatorial powers to the President. Our Presidents can now, on their own:
1. Order assassinations, including American citizens,
2. Operate secret military tribunals,
3. Engage in torture,
4. Enforce indefinite imprisonment without due process,
5. Order searches and seizures without proper warrants, gutting the 4th Amendment,
6. Ignore the 60 day rule for reporting to the Congress the nature of any military operations as required by the War Power Resolution,
7. Continue the Patriot Act abuses without oversight,
8. Wage war at will,
9. Treat all Americans as suspected terrorists at airports with TSA groping and nude x-raying.
And the Federal Reserve accommodates by counterfeiting the funds needed and not paid for by taxation and borrowing, permitting runaway spending, endless debt, and special interest bail-outs.
And all of this is not enough. The abuses and usurpations of the war power are soon to be codified in the National Defense Authorization Act now rapidly moving its way through the Congress. Instead of repealing the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), as we should, now that bin Laden is dead and gone, Congress is planning to massively increase the war power of the President. Though an opportunity presents itself to end the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, Congress, with bipartisan support, obsesses on how to expand the unconstitutional war power the President already holds. The current proposal would allow a President to pursue war any time, any place, for any reason, without Congressional approval. Many believe this would even permit military activity against American suspects here at home. The proposed authority does not reference the 9/11 attacks. It would be expanded to include the Taliban and "associated" forces—a dangerously vague and expansive definition of our potential enemies. There is no denial that the changes in s.1034 totally eliminate the hard-fought-for restraint on Presidential authority to go to war without Congressional approval achieved at the Constitutional Convention. Congress' war authority has been severely undermined since World War II beginning with the advent of the Korean War which was fought solely under a UN Resolution. Even today, we're waging war in Libya without even consulting with the Congress, similar to how we went to war in Bosnia in the 1990s under President Clinton. The three major reasons for our Constitutional Convention were to:
1. Guarantee free trade and travel among the states.
2. Make gold and silver legal tender and abolish paper money.
3. Strictly limit the Executive Branch's authority to pursue war without Congressional approval.
But today:
1. Federal Reserve notes are legal tender, gold and silver are illegal.
2. The Interstate Commerce Clause is used to regulate all commerce at the expense of free trade among the states.
3. And now the final nail is placed in the coffin of Congressional responsibility for the war power, delivering this power completely to the President—a sharp and huge blow to the concept of our Republic.
In my view, it appears that the fate of the American Republic is now sealed—unless these recent trends are quickly reversed.
The saddest part of this tragedy is that all these horrible changes are being done in the name of patriotism and protecting freedom. They are justified by good intentions while believing the sacrifice of liberty is required for our safety. Nothing could be further from the truth.
More sadly is the conviction that our enemies are driven to attack us for our freedoms and prosperity, and not because of our deeply flawed foreign policy that has generated justifiable grievances and has inspired the radical violence against us. Without this understanding our endless, unnamed, and undeclared wars will continue and our wonderful experience with liberty will end.

What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose; the right to create for
yourself the alternative of choice. Without the responsibility and exercise
of choice a man is not a man but a member, an instrument, a thing.
-- Archibald Macleish

Many Thanks.

.

THANK you "Mac_hine"

How do you get transcripts like this?

I am looking for a transcript of Dr. Paul's speech in Iowa about 6 weeks ago.

It was his most powerful speech since the Rally for the Republic - and it even rivals that one.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

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

Do I have time to order seeds and get them in the ground?

i'm ordering now

"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws."
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild

"give me control of my own permaculture and I care a lot about what makes law"

-Permaculture Republican

Wrong thread?

I'm not sure. It'd depend on where you are, what you are growing, how long they'd take to get there. You can find planting dates for your area most likely through extension office websites.

Ok so

If they attack us cause we are free and prospurose. We sould not be getting attacked anymore because we are neither.

LOL!

I love this board.

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

This is frightening!

It's up to you people to do something about it - or you'll loose that magnificent experiment called America.
Only ~300 views so far? This video should go viral.

We will not make it to the 2012 elections

Too little, too late. We have been warned. Nothing will change until we collapse.