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Ron Paul: House leadership voted for ‘police state’

Former Rep. Ron Paul says that even had an amendment to defund some of the surveillance programs of the National Security Agency (NSA) had passed last week in the U.S. House of Representatives, it would have been a “significant symbolic victory,” but possibly little more than that.

“We should be careful about believing that even if it had somehow miraculously survived the Senate vote and the President’s veto, it would have resulted in any significant change in how the Intelligence Community would behave toward Americans,” Mr. Paul wrote in his weekly column. “The U.S. government has built the largest and most sophisticated spying apparatus in the history of the world.”

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Who is this Ron Paul guy

who speaks the plain truth? Is that the same guy who has a blimp?