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Ron Paul: No Compromise on Principles of Freedom. We are a Republic. Not a Democracy.

Ron Paul, No Compromise on Principles of Freedom.

We are a Republic; Not a Democracy.

Correct others every time they make that mistake.

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the above clip is from an interview he did with

the Concord Monitor in Aug. 2011.

Ron Paul extended interview - Concord Monitor 8/18/11

Uploaded on Aug 19, 2011

Ron Paul sits down for an hour long interview with the Concord Monitor editorial board in New Hampshire on August 18th, 2011. The interviewers have a mostly liberal ideology.

Every time I see Doc's exchange with the dude in above video, I'm reminded what a gentleman Dr. Paul really is.

Whenever that Marxist douchebag with Timothy Olyphant like drawl proceeds to question the Doc's efficacy as a political figure, he does so based on the premise (if he has any premise, other than regurgitating every liberal arts major a-hole trope I remember from college) that unless you helped pass a legislation that became a law, you're not 'successful,' in his eyes, precisely because as a statist more legalese in Fed. Register is apparently a mark of a functional nation, when the Doc's metric is by how many he can repeal. But more importantly, how many minds he may be able to inspire to pursue their own individual path.

And, the douche continues, as if the Doc's own very sense of self-worth should be defined by the criteria that he wants to beholden him to, ie. "So how is that working out for ya?" as if to really ask:

You know, the whole-'Not being able to pass a bill that becomes a law, as a demonstration of how you effective you'll be as the President?'-thingy?

By that idiot logic, IF I were the one being interviewed that way, it would take everything to prevent me from rebutting with:

"How is that working out for me," you ask? Well, I guess as much as you not working for NYTimes, seeing as how to someone like you, writing for a nobody newspaper in a nobody town must make you a legitimate 'journalist' right? Yep. It's working out pretty well.

Anyhoo, that aside, IMO, the Concord Monitor interview is one of the best interviews he's ever done, post-2007: he was clear, forceful, assertive. On the plus side, one of the ladies there covering the Doc's campaign, Sarah Palermo, was rather cordial & fair-ish to him, during the interview, and in the post write-up:

Paul: Limit military to national defense

Monitor staff
Friday, August 19, 2011

History is an excellent teacher, and though her lessons can be painful, Americans had better start listening up, says Texas Rep. Ron Paul.

If not, the 6,000 soldiers lost in Iraq and Afghanistan will have died for nothing, he said in a meeting yesterday with the Monitor editorial board.

"I'm hoping and praying we can get a message out of this, learn a lesson. If you don't change your viewpoints, if you don't understand history . . . they will have died in vain. We thought we learned our lesson in Vietnam," he said, but war "is constant, it's endless, it's killing. How many more people have to die before we wake up and admit that those people should not have died? If we would have only had the proper policy, those (soldiers) would have been alive today."

The proper policy, Paul said, is to keep our military limited to national defense, not intervening in other nation's affairs.

Predictions in due Time...

"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

Not even a republic!

I get annoyed when people call this form of government a democracy. Or worse, they call it a republic.

What is a republic? A republic is a form of government in which the people are sovereign, and have the final say or authority on all matters related to their lives.

A republic is also a form of government that can only exist over a narrow geographical space. In order for the republic to survive the sovereign people must have shared interests, perspectives, values and culture, all of which is only possible in a limited territorial area. The further you extend the geographic bounds of a republic, the more difficult it becomes for the sovereign people to come to a consensus.

We're a nation of 310 million people spread across a half-continent. We are an empire, and its baffling that people still think it's a republic. The independent republics of the revolution were murdered by the constitution - a new nationalist consolidated government replaced the old confederacy.

Wake up and quit believing "if we only follow the Constitution" and "we're a republic" nonsense.

Never Met Rick Perry????

How many people total in congress? 535? Ever go to a high school with 400 kids in your graduating class? It's not that many over the course of your 4 years, and by graduation, if you're a half personable kid, you'll meet just about everyone. If you're in a class together, or sports team, or even same cafeteria, you'll meet just about everyone. If you're in a scene in town, like the music scene or kick ball scene, you'll meet most of the people in that scene. Maybe Ron Paul doesn't meet ALL of congress, but I would think at least the Governor of HIS state!

If this is normal behavior in congress, for most of these guys to not socialize or get to know each other like kids in high school, or work constituents in offices, or bands on tour.... something is seriously broken with the health and mentality of our governing class.


1. Rights belong to individuals, not groups; they derive from our nature and can neither be granted nor taken away by government.
2. All peaceful, voluntary economic and social associations are permitted; consent is the basis of the social and economic order.
3. Justly acquired property is privately owned by individuals and voluntary groups, and this ownership cannot be arbitrarily voided by governments.
4. Government may not redistribute private wealth or grant special privileges to any individual or group.
5. Individuals are responsible for their own actions; government cannot and should not protect us from ourselves.
6. Government may not claim the monopoly over a people's money and governments must never engage in official counterfeiting, even in the name of macroeconomic stability.
7. Aggressive wars, even when called preventative, and even when they pertain only to trade relations, are forbidden.
8. Jury nullification, that is, the right of jurors to judge the law as well as the facts, is a right of the people and the courtroom norm.
9. All forms of involuntary servitude are prohibited, not only slavery but also conscription, forced association, and forced welfare distribution.
10. Government must obey the law that it expects other people to obey and thereby must never use force to mold behavior, manipulate social outcomes, manage the economy, or tell other countries how to behave.
- Liberty Defined by Ron Paul

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Tom Rankin

I agree.This is good

I agree.

This is good philosophy, but the remedy to our problems lie in knowing the Law, knowing in which jurisdiction any particular law applies, and to which jurisdiction we are subject.

Once we have knowledge of the Law, and have the proper standing in it, we can start to apply philosophy. But not before, I'm afraid.

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Sovereign Power

We are a Republic:
The republican form of government acknowledges that the sovereign power is founded in the people, individually, not in the collective or whole body of free citizens, as in a democratic form. Thus no majority can deprive a minority of their sovereign rights and powers.

Live in Liberty
Tom Rankin


This was the interview that finally woke me up! It was around novemember/december 2011. Where is the FULL version of this? It should be like an 1+ hour interview. Greatest RP interview of all time (the full version)

"you're a funny dude, but who gives a fuck about that? I don't care about someone's wit, I care about the courage of their heart and the honesty of their mind."


The union is not a country therefor it cannot be a Republic. The Union is a union of countries, and according to Article 4 Section 4 of This Constitution each State is guaranteed a Republican form of Government. So each State is a Republic and therefore an individual sovereign country in union with the other American Republics.

The government of the Union is called The United States. it is a municipal corporation set into being by the Constitution for the United States, which was ratified by the States. The states come first! The proper description for several countries which form such a union is called a Federation or Confederation. Hence the term: Federal Government.

Ron Paul MUST know this.

U.S. citizens are therefore NOT citizens of any de jure country but a municipal corporation. They are presumed to be U.S. citizens, citizens of the District of Columbia, from birth when their parents file a birth certificate and apply for a social security Federal I.D.. On top of that, the 14th Amendment presumes them to be U. S. citizens regardless.

But nobody told them that at 18 they have Six months to refute that presumption if they so wish to. Nobody told them that to contract is to consent, that every time they file a federal or state form, apply for a license - professional license, driver's license, or marriage license, - receive benefits or privileges of any kind, or exercise any, so called, "civil rights" (rights granted by the government), they are consenting to the U.S. Federal Government and their own status as a Federal subject citizen.

The true power and authority in law rests in the hands of the peoples of the several States: the Article 4 State [Citizens] nationals, of whom few exist. They are the true States. They are the only ones with the rightful status and standing, in law, to wage legal battles with the power elite and win.

The 14th Amendment subject citizen has no standing to protest the injustices being perpetrated upon her by the very government to which she has already consented, and whose territory is not part of the Union. To be outside the Union is to be outside This Constitution. Again, the District of Columbia is not a State. Without State status (the same status as every other State (country) in the Union) the people ruled by that government called The United States are NOT guaranteed a Republican form of Government.

They are lost, and without (jurisdictionaly out side of) the States of of the Union - the united States. They know not how Congress passes Private Law which applies only to them because they do not comprehend the international nature and construct, in law, of the American Union of Republics and where they fit into it. They are at best misled, and at worst woefully and willfully ignorant.

Thus is the state of all our problems.

~ Engage in the war of attrition: http://pacalliance.us/redamendment/

This is my one hang up with

This is my one hang up with Glenn Greenwald. He incessantly referred to the United States as a democracy, and it drives me up a wall.

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Same here.

Same here. This sort of gross approximation (not to say more...) irritates me tremendously as far as the USA are concerned.

That confusing one is way too often disingenuous, as we know.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius



Not Sure of who did the interview or where the interview was;

But they unknowingly asked all the right questions to be educated by Ron Paul's answers....

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John Locke #201, 202, 212 to 232; Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions 1798; Virginia Ratifying Convention 6-16-1788; Rights of the Colonists 1772.

Great video

Who was Dr. Paul speaking with there? Must have been during the campaign last year?

It was with the NH Concord

It was with the NH Concord Monitor.

Thank you Dr. Paul for opening my eyes to "Democracy"...

This is why you can not find the word democracy in the Constitution, Bill of Rights, nor the Declaration of Independence.

Rand Paul 2016 for Peace

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Well, THAT is another simple clue

Well, THAT is another simple clue, indeed. Quite evident, I suppose, not to say "strikingly".

But hey! Who cares about facts, or the meaning of words, or your founding texts, among our dear big government worshiping democrats or "liberals" these days?

Nah, what your wallet owes them in their "majority"... THAT is what really matters, of course. And don't you dare complain about it, you selfish self-reliant!

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

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BUMP. This is one of my favorite topics ever since I understood

BUMP for our good Dr. Paul.

This is one of my favorite topics ever since I understood...

... how the GROSS LIE of the demagogues works on the feeble minds :


"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

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Ron Paul v State Indoctrination

Paul wins!

"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa