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5 Issues That Prove Ron Paul is Ahead of His Time

By Robert Taylor | Policy Mic

A few weeks ago, a speech Congressman Ron Paul gave on the House floor in 2002 resurfaced on the web and went viral. At that time, the Bush Administration was planning for war in Iraq and a "global war on terror," the PATRIOT Act had been passed, and the Federal Reserve had lowered interest rates near zero. In the speech, Paul clearly and consisely articulated the dangers of what the U.S. was embarking on and the results that would likely occur.

Paul's predictions have come eerily true. The War on Terror has helped push the U.S. government even closer to bankruptcy, creates blowback, and costs countless lives. The PATRIOT Act twisted the 4th Amendment into a pretzel, and Paul's warnings about sacrificing liberty for security were only enhanced with the passing of the Military Commissions Act of 2006. The Federal Reserve's money printing, directed by Congress and Wall Street into housing, led to the predictable boom-and-bust cycle culminating in the crash of 2008.

Ten years after the speech, it is truly amazing how prophetic and right Paul was. All throughout his Congressional career, Paul has stood behind a podium on the House floor issuing similar warnings about the follies of unlimited government and foreign military interventionism. A look at Paul's more recent statements and speeches reveals that in ten more years, Paul will likely be proven right again and Americans will wonder why, when given two chances to elect him president, they didn't throw their support behind him.

Here are five issues on which Ron Paul is simply ahead of his time:

1. The End of the Federal Reserve System
2. NDAA
3. Obama, Democrats Are Not "Socialists"
4. The Follies of Empire
5. The Liberty Movement is Here to Stay

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the original video version of "Predictions in Due Time" is

the link below my post, in the "signature" portion of it.

House Floor, April 24, 2002. IMO, the most important and prescient speech Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul has EVER made!

The current view count is at 434,923!!!

Ron Paul - Predictions in Due Time (Original)

Uploaded by CollectiveCheckup on Jan 3, 2012

This is Ron Paul's famous Predictions speech from April 24, 2002. This is the original video compiling recent images and video to give his speech a chilling effect.

Delivering Breaking Hit News Pieces - http://www.CollectiveCheckup.com

"I have no timetable for these predictions, but just in case, keep them around and look at them in 5-10 years. Let's hope and pray that I'm wrong on all accounts. If so, I will be very pleased. "

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Prophetic Ron Paul - Excellent article and clips

I think "Obama, Democrats Are Not 'Socialists'" is a point we need to keep stressing. I know too many whose logic goes, "Obama is a socialist. Romney is not a socialist. I don't want socialism. So I'll vote for Romney, and everything will be okay."

As noted in the article: "Conservatives and Republicans like to call President Obama a socialist, and deride Obamacare as government-run medicine. Paul, on the other hand, saw the legislation for what it was: corportarism, welfare for politically-connected corporations and industries. Health care before Obama was a heavily socialized mess already, Paul argues, and it's hypocritical to oppose Obamacare so that you can replace it with Romneycare.

It is an injustice to the public that the mainstream debate is framed as "big government Democrats" and "free market Republicans." In reality, they are two parties devoted to the same basic philosophy and only quibble over what kind of socialism and corporatism we should have."

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Obama is red.

Obama is red.

Please come join my forum if you're not a trendy and agree with my points of view.

I think you missed Ron Paul's point.

I'm aware that Obama is socialist. If not before, Congressman Curtis Bowers' documentary Agenda convinced me of that. But that's not the point. The point is - well, there are two points: first, America didn't start going down the socialist path AS OF Obama, and it's not going to stop IF ONLY he is removed from office. It's been going on for a long time, increasingly, regardless of who has been in the White House and regardless of who's had power in Congress - Democrats OR Republicans. Secondly, it's as much corporatism as it is socialism. It's the worst of both worlds - collusion between big government and big corporations.

So long as the ILLUSION remains that there are actually major differences between the parties in this regard, nothing is going to ever change.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir