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Ron Paul’s Floor Speech: “The Last Nail Is Being Driven Into the Coffin of the American Republic "

The State Column | Staff | Thursday, May 26, 2011

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), known and celebrated for his Libertarian views, delivered a stunning critique of the American Republic on the House floor yesterday. Paul told congress that “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.” Paul backed up his dismal outlook with the following reason: “the rule of law is constantly rejected and authoritarian answers are offered as panaceas for all our problems.”

Ron Paul attacked a number of U.S. policies that he believes contribute to the crumbling of the American Republic. Paul called out welfarism as one of these programs. ‘Runaway welfarism is used to benefit the rich at the expense of the middle class,” argued Paul. Paul also identified a number of presidential powers that he feels are unnecessary and unconstitutional. Among the powers that Paul points to are: the ability to “order assassinations,” “engage in torture,” and “wage war at will.”

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