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Video: Rand Paul Says "America Is In Full Blown Crisis," Day Of Reckoning Has Arrived!

"In a speech to pastors in Iowa, Senator Rand Paul says, "America is in a full blown crisis" and that the country has, "arrived at a day of reckoning." He says that America needs revival saying, "I think our moral compass is wavering."

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The speech was given last Friday at the Iowa Pastors and Pews event in Des Moines. The Brody File had the only access.

Senator Rand Paul:“I think we've arrived at another crossroads. We've arrived at a day of reckoning in our country. And the question is, will we falter or will we thrive and recover our mojo, as I like to put it. America I think has much greatness left if we believe in ourselves, if we believe in our founding documents, if we believe in a system that made us the richest, the freest and the most humanitarian nation ever. But the cracks are evident, the sand is shifting, I think our moral compass is wavering."

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Yay, yet ANOTHER Rand reference to Lincoln!

Seriously, I WANT to get behind this guy but I just wanna scream WTF! every time he moronically references the genocidal maniacal proto-fascist Lincoln.

Is he pandering? Surely he isn't ignorant to something his father and the entire libertarian movement understands as a matter of course.

I know what you mean. my

I know what you mean. my interest level suddenly dropped after that I heard the "L" word.

Andrew Napolitano for President 2016!

"Patriotism should come from loving thy neighbor, not from worshiping Graven images." - ironman77

Er... Lincoln turned tyrant.

Er... Lincoln turned tyrant. He didn't start that way.

He looks tired; he has really aged--

it makes me sad.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

well that what happens in life

i find aging is great since it kills dictators.

Where Christians get it wrong

Good talk... The point on laws following virtue, not virtue following laws is SPOT ON. Christians spend FAR too much time trying to bring virtue through politics. This is misplacing their energy to fight the symptoms instead of the cause of the disease...



"I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races, that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality."

Abraham Lincoln

As stated in a letter from Lincoln to Horace Greeley

" My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it;"

Abraham Lincoln

He didn't give a damn about black people. He just wanted to consolidate power to the union.
No I do not condone slavery and do not side with the confederate point of view. But people need to get their freaking history straight. And Rand would do better not to mention Lincoln if he wants to stay consistent. He is just trying to do damage control from that Southern Avernge's comments.

lincoln? really?

hasn't rand read thomas dilorenzo or tom wood?

Thanks for posting... very insightful

I am starting to toy with the notion that, similar to the situation we are facing today, that the whole Civil War was orchestrated by the international bankers to destroy the old constitution and the American government, to replace it with a corporation owned and operated by TPTB.

They would use the elimination of slavery as the backdrop in history, but they idea was to bring every American into indentured servitude to the international banking elite. "Franchisees" they called everyone.

Slavery was indeed an evil institution and one that was directly contradictory to the ideals of our Founders and/or the principles they laid out for this nation.

However, I believe slavery woulda, coulda, and shoulda been eliminated through peaceful, or at least less violent, less all encompassing means. Britain, Brazil, Canada and many other nations ended their institutions of slavery with little to no violence whatsoever, and certainly without a civil war.

I believe leadership on both sides of the American Civil war, was involved in this conspiracy.

I just watched Gettysburg (1993) with Martin Sheen as Lee, and Tom Beringer as Longstreet, again the other night. Hadn't seen it in a while. It seems the South did the one thing that could have lost them that war, with Pickett's Charge and Lee's decision to stay and fight at Gettysburg, when they should have never invaded the North and stayed at home to fight a defensive, guerilla style war, keeping their Army and therefore their nation intact. The only way the South could've lost is if they allowed their main army (Army of Northern Virginia) to be lured into the open where it could be destroyed. That is exactly what happened due to inexcusable strategic mistakes made by Lee and some of his subordinate Generals.

Again... This is an idea I've just began toying with, that leadership of both the North & South orchestrated that war to hand control of the US back over to international banking elite. I don't know if I even believe it myself, yet.

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

"If the North triumphs, it is

"If the North triumphs, it is not alone the destruction of our property, it is the prelude to anarchy, infidelity and the ultimate loss of free and responsible government on this continent. It is the triumph of commerce, banks and the factory." - Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

This quote is from Gods and Generals (the prequel to Gettysburg and way better)so I don't know if it is really a quote since I have not been able to verify it, but it is true and apt none the less and is in fact the best second best line in the entire movie.

Andrew Napolitano for President 2016!

"Patriotism should come from loving thy neighbor, not from worshiping Graven images." - ironman77

To understand Lincoln discover the root problem

Contrary to the impression one gets from reading popular historical accounts of Lincoln as a statesmen and constitutional philosopher he spent virtually his entire political career prior to 1860 engulfed in the dirty works of party politics. Lincoln was not a guileless naïve and unsophisticated backwoodsman and rail splitter. He was a shrewd cynical manipulative politician who was not above playing dirty trick such as writing anonymous letters to the editor of newspapers denouncing his political opponents.
From the moment Lincoln first entered political life as a candidate for the state legislature during the 1832 presidential election “writes historian Robert Johannes” he had demonstrated an unwavering fidelity to Henry Clay and “The American System”.
By 1838 Lincoln had worked his way up to the position of leader of the Illinois Whig party. Lincoln spent nearly three decades preceding his election as president working tirelessly in the trenches of the Whig and (after 1856 the Republican parties) to organize voters in Illinois and other states of the Whigs mercantilist agenda.
Mercantilism which reached its height in the Europe of the seventeen and eighteen centuries was a system which employed economic fallacy to build up a structure of Imperial state power as well as special subsidy and monopolistic privilege to individual or group favored by the state.
This is what the Whigs stood for: the acquisition of political power through the dispensation of patronage. They had no grand philosophy or ideology; they wanted political power and private riches and had no qualms about using taxpayer’s money as the mechanism for acquiring these things.
Clay was the champion of that political system (the Whigs) which doles out favors to the strong in order to win and keep their adherence to the government. His system offered shelter to devious schemes and corrupt enterprises. He was the beloved son (figuratively speaking) of Alexander Hamilton with his corrupt funding schemes, his superstitions concerning the advantage of a public debt and a tax to make certain corporation profitable when they cannot stand alone.
Lincoln understood that patronage was the route to political power and potentially to personal wealth. In 1859 Lincoln declared that he was always a Whig in his politics. And indeed he was. Both he and his wife were ardent admirers of Henry Clay the leader of the Whigs. In his 1852 eulogy to Clay, Lincoln declared Henry Clay as the undisputed leader of the Whigs and “The American System” and Lincoln professed Clay as his idol and role model.
The American Whig party was founded in 1832 as a reaction to President Andrew Jackson abolition in 1832 of the Second Bank of the United States. The name “Whigs” was chosen to imply that these men were opposed to despotism and centralized government tyranny as were the American Whigs of 1776 and earlier the British Whigs who advocated Classical Liberalism ( today refer as Libertarian).
But the vary name Whig was a cleverly contrived deception. The nineteenth century American Whigs were in face the champion of centralized consolidated government and all students of political philosophy understood at the time (Much better than they do today) that centralization of political power was destructive to liberty.
Mercantilism relies crucially on the spreading of economic fallacies. Lincoln also believed in a crude version of the Marxian labor theory of value. Announcing that “free trade perpetuated a system whereby some have labored and others have without labor enjoyed a larger portion of the fruits. To secure to each laborer the whole product of his labor or as nearly as possible is a most worthy object of any good government.”
Like all Whigs Lincoln was in favor of inflationary finance through the printing of paper money by a central bank or if need be by state government banks and was an ardent opponent of a monetary system based on gold or any other precious metal.
Lincoln was always a Whig and was almost single mindedly devoted to the Whig agenda of protectionism, central banking and corporate welfare for the railroads and shipping industries –euphemistically referred to as “Internal Improvements”, Lincoln was such a blind follower of the Whig party line that many of his economic policy speeches were embarrassingly illogical and sounded dumb and foolish.
He was influential in passing legislation with regard to the third major element of Whigs corporate welfare or internal improvements. At the time the use of federal funds for so called internal improvement, such as subsidies to the railroad industry were widely unconstitutional. But thanks to Lincoln’s political skills, Illinois was a leader in using state tax revenue for such purposes. The Illinois experience in government funded: internal Improvement, under Lincoln political leadership provided a case study of why such uses of tax dollars were viewed with great suspicion. The internal improvement system that was an adoption of which Lincoln had played such a prominent part had collapsed with the result that Illinois was left an enormous debt and an empty treasury.
The battle with Andrew Jackson over the recharting of the Second bank of the United States is what ignited the creation for the Whig party in the North. The Whig political strategy was as simple as it was corrupt; promise to plunder the taxpayers for the benefit of corporations and banks in return for the everlasting financial support ( and kickback) from those same entities all the while drowning the public in the false rhetoric opposing executive tyranny, championing the small family farm.
A central bank and high protectionist tariff were the key stones to the Whigs plan for political plunder for that’s how the massive internal improvements schemes were to be funded and monopolies created. Jackson was the mortal political enemy, for he regarded the bank as dangerous to liberty of the American People because it represented a fantastic centralization of economic and political power under private control. Jackson understood the implication of a politicized money supply as well as the Whigs did. The difference between them was that Jackson thought the results would be unequivocally bad for the country; the Whigs understood that a politicized money supply was a key to their personal advancement and wealth accumulation. Jackson condemned the bank as a vast electioneering engine which had the power control the government and change its character. That’s exactly what they wanted and have done……..they won the war.

"Before we can ever ask how things might go wrong; we must first explain how they could ever go right"



I'm agreeing with Lawmanjed!!! :)

I think there are others who think the same things; I don't know what I believe about this, yet, either--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

I'll bet the only thing we disagree on is...


Not to change the subject.

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?


I'll take you at your word. You did NOT change the subject! LOL!

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Teleprompter, nuff said.

Teleprompter, nuff said.

Blind Sniper

'nuff said

Here's another

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) guest speaking at Godspeak Calvary Chapel Thousand Oaks in Newbury Park, California on June 2, 2013. The entire video is here: https://vimeo.com/67513512




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This is not just a speech. For the first

time I think you see the man.


1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.


that was actually inspiring!