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What did Ron Paul say @ the debates that were "Home Runs?" I have no cable,and youtube takes 45 minutes2 download 3 minutesvideo

Anyone, can you Tell me what he said, and how people responded? I even looked around the interernet, for a transcription, and can't find one right now.
I saw many"he hit a home run" comments last night...but, that helps no one who didn't see it, or cant..it literally takes me 45 minutes on youtube to download maybe 3 minutes of video.


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My favorite:

"The President is the Commander in Chief of the military. The President is not the Commander in Chief of the economy or the People!"

about free markets and liberty (responding to McCain and Romney on recent stimulus packages and bailouts).

Cooper: Should the government do anything to stimulate the economy?
Paul: "Yes. Cut taxes and end regulations."

Also, I think that there is a transcript floating around. You should read that.

I may be a vegetarian, but I'll defend to the death my right to eat pork!

I may be a vegetarian, but I'll defend to the death my right to eat meat!

Q: Are we better off than we were 8 years ago?

RP: No, we're not better off, we're worse off. It's partially this administration's, uh, fault, and it's the Congress, but it also involves an economic system that we've had for a long time, a monetary system that we have, and a foreign policy that's coming to an end and we have to admit this. You know, the Republicans were elected in 1994 to change the direction of the country 'cause people sensed there was something wrong, we were going in the wrong direction, but we didn't do anything. In the year 2000 we did, also. We were elected in the year 2000 to have a humble foreign policy and not police the world, yet what are we doing now? We're bogged down in another war, we're bankrupting our country, and we have an empire that we're trying to defend which costs us a trillion dollars a year. The standard of living is going down today. It's going down and the middle class is hurting because of the monetary policy. When you destroy a currency the middle class gets wiped out. Poor countries don't even have middle classes. We used to have one, and they're on the ropes right now, it has to do with the fiscal policy, monetary policy and foreign policy of way too much spending, but it took a lot of years for us to get here. The people of this country have been begging for a change in direction and they haven't had it. It's time we gave it to them.
Q to Huckabee: Governor Huckabee, President Bush and some of your opponents on the stage here believe that giving income tax rebates is the best way to stimulate the economy. You've disagreed and suggested that spending federal highway money to widen I-95 from Bangor to Miami would to more to help the nation's economy. Now, how is that idea different from the big-government projects that we usually associate with Democrats?

Huckabee gives his explanation, then Romney, then RP talks on the issue.
RP: Well, you know the Governor (Huckabee) says that you have to borrow for a handout of a check from the Chinese, where are you going to get the money to build a highway? Same old thing. You know, we have a foreign policy where we blow up bridges overseas and then we tax the people to go over and rebuild the bridges overseas and our bridges are falling down and our infrastructure is falling down. So yes, this money should be spent back here at home. We have a trillion dollar foreign operation to operate our empire. That's where the money is. You can't keep borrowing from China. You can't keep printing the money. We have to cut some spending. That's what nobody here talks about. Where do you cut spending if you want to spend some money? We need lower taxes, less regulations, and we need to free up the market. We can't allow, expect the government to do everything. We have to have faith and confidence that the market works. But you can't do any of that unless you look at the monetary system.
Q: Was Sandra Day O'connor the right choice for the Supreme Court?
RP: I wouldn't have appointed her. Because I would have looked for somebody that I would have seen as a much stricter constitutionalist.
Q: Do you agree with Senator McCain's statement that the United States might need to have troops in Iraq for as long as 100 years?
RP: I don't even think they should have gone. So, keeping them for 100 years, where's the money gonna come from? You know the country's in bankruptcy and when I listen to this argument (referring to McCain and Romney arguing about if Romney said "timelines" or not), I mean, I find it rather silly. Because they're arguing technicalities of a policy they both agree with. They agreed going in. They agreed for staying, how many years? These are technicalities. We should be debating foreign policy. Whether we should have interventionism or noninterventionism. Whether we should be defending this country or whether we should be the policemen of the world. Whether we should be, you know, running our empire or not. And how are we going to have guns and butter. You know the Seventies we horrible because we paid for the guns and butter of the 60s. Now we're doing the same thing and nobody even seems to care. The dollar is crashing and you talk about these technicalities? About who said what when? I mean . .(crowd applause and cheers) . . in 1952 we Republicans were elected to stop the war in Korea. In 1968 we were elected to stop the war in Vietnam. And tragically, we didn't stop it very fast. 30,000 more men died. So when I talk about these long term stays, I mean, how many men are you willing to let die for this? For something that has nothing to do with our national security? There were no Al Qaeda there, it had nothing to do with 9/11, and there was no threat to our national security. They never committed agression. It's unconstitutional, it's an undeclared war. And we have these silly arguments going on about who said what when. I think it's time to debate foreign policy and why we don't follow the constituion and only go war with a declaration of war. (Crowd cheers).
Q: Congressman Paul, what's make you capable of being a leader both on the economy and the military?
RP: The constitution is very clear that the President is Commander-in-Chief of the military, but the President is not the Commander-in-Chief of the economy or of the people. And when we get asked question like "How are you going to manage the economy?" it's a reflection of conventional wisdom, but a lot of lack of understanding of how the economy works. The President is not supposed to manage and run the economy. The people are supposed to do this. The government is supposed to give them sound money, low taxes, less regulations. The people are supposed to run it. But here we're assuming that the President is supposed to run the economy. We're not supposed to manage it.
Cooper: Does the government have a role in stimulating the economy?
RP: Yes, by lower taxes and less regulations. They could do a whole lot by having sound money where we don't print the money out of thin air. That causes the business cycle. That causes your bubbles. We're always dealing with the syptoms and the disease and never saying "How did this come about?" You know, it comes about because we have a Federal Reserve that creates money and credit out of thin air, there's a lot of malinvestment. That's the most important thing to understand about the inflation of the monetary system, is the malinvestment. And then later on people suffer, you wipe out a middle class, but it's, the evil of it all is the vehicle for financing wars that we shouldn't in and a welfare state that we shouldn't be doing. So, yes, we have a role to play, but it's a negative role. We want the people to be free. We don't want to manage the people and tell them how to live. And we need a Commander-in-Chief. But the most important thing as the Commander-in-Chief is not moving troops around as much as it is having a wise foreign policy that doesn't get us involve in so many things that we get trapped and we linger, year after year. We've been doing this for so long. And I like President Bush's argument that we have a humble foreign policy, when he ran in 2000, and that we not be the policemen of the world.

Go President Paul!

’In accordance with the principles of double-think it does not matter if the war is not real. For when it is, victory is not possible. The war is not meant to be won, but it is meant to be continuous.’ (George Orwell, 1984)



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the cnn transcript

is on their site and was posted here to DP not too long ago.

just 'search' for transcript.


never mind...