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Ron Paul Floor Speech on Iran & Foreign Policy

Ron Paul gave a speech on the House floor today condemning the "virtual war resolution" soon to be considered by the House of Representatives. This bill already has 208 co-sponsors, and will likely be voted on after the 4th of July holiday. A related bill is being worked on in the Senate, with 29 Cosponsors. Many of the cosponsors are Democrats. Who says the Democratic Party is the anti-war party? Here is the video of Dr. Paul speaking out forcefully against this resolution, sadly to a nearly empty House chamber.

It is time for Americans to join together against this insanity. Please take the time to understand your representative's position on this resolution, and let him or her know that the American people do not want another war. Below is an unofficial transcript of Dr. Paul's speech:

Today the Dow Jones Average was down 350-some points, gold was up $32, and oil was up another $5. There is a lot of chaos out there and everyone is worried about $4 gasoline. But I don't think there is a clear understanding exactly about why that has occurred.

We do know that there is a supply and demand issue, but there are other reasons for the high cost of energy. One is inflation. In order to pay for the war that has been going on, and the domestic spending, we've been spending a lot more money than we have. So what do we do? We send the bills over to the Federal Reserve and they create new money, and in the last three years, our government, through the Federal Reserve and the banking system has created $4 trillion of new money. That is one of the main reasons why we have this high cost of energy and $4 per gallon gasoline.

But there is another factor that I want to talk about tonight, and that is not only the fear of inflation and future inflation, but the fear factor dealing with our foreign policy. In the last several weeks, if not for months, we have heard a lot of talk about the potential of Israel and/or the United States bombing Iran. And it is in the marketplace. Energy prices are being bid up because of this fear. It has been predicted that if bombs start dropping, that we will see energy prices double or triple. It is just the thought of it right now that is helping to push these energy prices up. And that is a very real thing going on right now.

But to me it is almost like deja vu all over again. We listened to the rhetoric for years and years before we went into Iraq. We did not go in the correct manner, we did not declare war, we are there and it is an endless struggle. And I cannot believe it, that we may well be on the verge of initiating the bombing of Iran!

Leaders on both sides of the isle, and in the administration, have all said so often, 'No options should be taken off the table -- including a nuclear first strike on Iran.' The fear is, they say, maybe some day [Iran is] going to get a nuclear weapon, even though our own CIA's National Intelligence Estimate has said that the Iranians have not been working on a nuclear weapon since 2003. They say they're enriching uranium, but they have no evidence whatsoever that they're enriching uranium for weapons purposes. They may well be enriching uranium for peaceful purposes, and that is perfectly legal. They have been a member of the non-proliferation treaties, and they are under the investigation of the IAEA, and El Baradei has verified that in the last year there have been nine unannounced investigations and examinations of the Iranian nuclear structure and they have never been found to be in violation. And yet, this country and Israel are talking about a preventive war -- starting bombing for this reason, without negotiations, without talks.

Now the one issue that I do want to mention tonight is a resolution that is about to come to this floor if our suspicions are correct, after the July 4th holiday. And this bill will probably be brought up under suspension. It will be expected to be passed easily. It probably will be. And it is just more war propaganda, just more preparation to go to war against Iran.

This resolution, H.J. Res 362 [listed as H. Con. Res 362 online] is a virtual war resolution. It is the declaration of tremendous sanctions, and boycotts and embargoes on the Iranians. It is very, very severe. Let me just read what is involved if this bill passes and what we're telling the President what he must do:

This demands that the President impose stringent inspection requirements on all persons, vehicles, ships, planes, trains and cargo entering or departing Iran, and prohibiting the international movement of all Iranian officials.

This is unbelievable! This is closing down Iran. Where do we have this authority? Where do we get the moral authority? Where do we get the international legality for this? Where do we get the Constitutional authority for this? This is what we did for ten years before we went into Iraq. We starved children - 50,000 individuals it was admitted probably died because of the sanctions on the Iraqis. They were incapable at the time of attacking us. And all the propaganda that was given for our need to go into Iraq was not true.

And it is not true today about the severity [of the need to attack Iran]. But they say, "Yeah, but Ahmadinejad -- he's a bad guy. He's threatened violence." But you know what? Us threatening violence is very, very similar. We must - we must look at this carefully. We just can't go to war again under these careless, frivolous conditions.




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Bump! For Peace!!

* I swear I can't take much more of this interventionism, murder, chaos..I feel I have so much blood on my hands!! Bumping due to the sickening PTB ratcheting up the "Bomb Iran" mantra again!

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"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

The tactics haven't changed

Incredibly, people have succumbed to circular reasoning/thinking about our foreign policy. "We're winning, they attacked us at 9/11, we had to stop this threat, the troops' lives must not be in vain from the war on terror . . ." The circular reasoning is as simple as "they're a threat, and we have to win, because they're a threat, because FOX says so". On the contrary, we've made things worse by empire-building. I sure admire Ron Paul's gut for speaking out against our foreign policy. More Americans need to see that it is our DUTY to hold our leaders accountable for their foreign policy, which ought to be OUR foreign policy! More need to see that the sinking of the Lusitania, Pearl Harbor, and 9/11 were all incited by our government to put us into three disastrous wars. Col. House who controlled Wilson engineered the Lusitania disaster; FDR deliberately put Japan into desperate economic straights and kept Pearl Harbor unaware of the many warning signs until it was too late; and the Bush administration was working with the CIA to create the 9/11 disasters. It's Germans, Japanese, Middle Easterners, etc. all being made to look like the real devils, when it was always our top officials.

"[The lost causes] are the only causes worth fighting for." Jeff Smith on MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
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Ron Paul on Iran

Timely bump for a voice of sanity and reason!

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"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

Easy way to object to HR362

I submitted this info in another forum. Should be here also. Go to:
http://www.downsizedc.org/blog/2008/jun/21/another_urgent_ac...
and use their automated system to send a message to your representatives.
While you're there read about their other campaigns

Martin in California

The future

Boy, it sure looks grim for the future, when we're deliberately creating conflict. Is WWIII coming as a result? I hope not. The resolution advocates economic war that rivals the horrendous resolutions against Germany at the end of WWI. The globalists benefit from this, because after WWI, they got a League of Nations. After WWII, they got AMERICA in the United Nations. And after WWIII, one world government? The disastrous policy towards Iran that's being voted on is the same kind of thing FDR did to Japan in 1940 to put Japan on a war of conquest for economic survival.

"The lost causes are the only causes worth fighting for." Jeff Smith on MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

"[The lost causes] are the only causes worth fighting for." Jeff Smith on MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
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any other country that does it.....

this equals an act of war declaration of war.

so in some way we are already at war...most of us just don't know about it.

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This is taking off.

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Bump for digging down the trolls appearing at the top of the thread. -_-

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Thanks

for also including the 208 co-sponsors of this war resolution. Now I know who to call to protest.

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Here's a bump ,and a link

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The DP is proof that the grassroots support for Ron Paul and his peaceful message of individual liberty is large, real, and not going away!

135 see if you dugg this yet! HOT

desperate trolls on rampage.. Why are so many, afraid of Ron Paul ;)

The DP is proof that the grassroots support for Ron Paul and his peaceful message of individual liberty is large, real, and not going away!

Kucinich just went FP :)

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fantastic news!

Thank you guys.

it grows it grows it keeps on growing.
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War Criminals in jail.........

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And what about the Vice Presidents?

The remaining candidates for the 2008 election still need to get good Vice Presidents, and there is a weekly poll at http://www.votenic.com See what America thinks.

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LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Kucinich just went FP :)

http://www.campaignforliberty.com/

The DP is proof that the grassroots support for Ron Paul and his peaceful message of individual liberty is large, real, and not going away!

What are you talking about?

Kucinich isn't on the page the link goes to

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On June 27th, 2008 legalizeliberty says:

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The DP is proof that the grassroots support for Ron Paul and his peaceful message of individual liberty is large, real, and not going away!

thank you so much!

we expose them and we put them where they belong in prison.

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

@ 85

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The DP is proof that the grassroots support for Ron Paul and his peaceful message of individual liberty is large, real, and not going away!

The movie is not available

What's with that? This video is not available. Is it available anywhere?

Healthnut4freedom

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The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment...Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are His delight. Prov 12:19,22

I just sent this out to all

my family and friends...included links to contacting their reps...even offered to look up the email addys/phone #'s of their reps if the link didn't work for them..advised them even if they just sent a short email or a quick phone call, it could possibly help...something, anything, to stop this insanity...........

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you have a good habit

Thank you...everyone should follow your actions.

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sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

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The DP is proof that the grassroots support for Ron Paul and his peaceful message of individual liberty is large, real, and not going away!

Thanks cyndezu....

I dugg it...........

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Ron Paul 2012...and beyond
BAN ELECTRONIC VOTING!!

Crux...

Where do we get the moral authority?

There are lots and lots of evil political leaders. The logic to destroy the country they rule (and its inhabitants) is beyond insane and hence the real motives are self-serving greed. I am insulted that our representatives assume we are as shallow as they and presumeably we are idiots as well.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul