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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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HJ Res 362

we have to write this down and do what we can....
call - write - whatever - when we know this is to be presented....
RP said (i believe) just after the 4th of July -

no more ridiculous wars - no more bombing - unless we're attacked.
why is this such a hard thing for America to wrap it's head around?

what can we do to stop this?

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I'm writing now

to vote no on HJ 362; I may send many emails to Ike Skelton (D,4th, MO) before congress comes back in session. If we email, snail mail, fax, and telephone, our elected officials will have Tons of contacts opposing HJ 362 when congress comes back in secession.

He was speaking to us

Ron Paul needs us to help ourselves now more than ever.

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain

What is that he's saying at

What is that he's saying at the end of the video when the other representative is asking about time? You can hear Dr. Paul's voice, and it sounds like he's arguing with someone else.... You hear the number 3000 said and the rest is inaudible.

Some one asks

hey Ron, How many centerfuges do they have, 3000 centerfuges and then ron argues back, but you can't here what he says.

sorry, but what's a

sorry, but what's a centerfuge? Is that something with nuclear development stuff?

A centrifuge is a device

A centrifuge is a device that rotates at very high speeds (thousands of RPM's), typically used to seperate components of a mixture (like plasma and platelets from blood), or in this case to seperate the fissionable isotope of uranium (U-235) from the more common isotope U-238.

What it does is spins the sample in question so rapidly that it effective experiences a centripetal force many dozens or hundreds times the force of gravity, allowing components of the mixture to "settle out" and seperate many times faster than they would otherwise.

He knows what they are up to!

Why do we have to use our tax money so several congressman can talk about there pet baseball team on our dime. Get rid of them all except maybe 5.
Keep Ron Paul and dennis Kucinich and maybe a few others but the rest need to go; for many reasons--here are just a few :rubberstamping legislation that strikes at the very heart of our constitution--like how we go to war, checks and balances,impeachment.
Why do we put up with the owners and the reps of the various industrial complexes and their undue influence on our we the people government?
The owners of these multinational corporations are the ones behind the curtain and they make our policies through all kind of legal and not so legal manuevering --will america wake up and bind these peoples hands with the constitution like our founding fathers did? What will it take for the sheep to wake up--someone told me today that it would take ten years of eating roadkill and grass before america would have the balls to stand up for her god given rights and demand the government follow the constitution.I hope he is wrong.We shall see!

Opresso De Liber
Life,Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness!
Conscious of Our Creator and Source of our Liberties.

I think Ron Paul knows something we don't know

There was such urgency in his voice.
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"We will never give up. We will never give in." - Dr. Ron Paul

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"We will never give up. We will never give in." - Dr. Ron Paul

We know...

He's been telling us for a year. That urgency you speak of is definitely there though...kinda scary. I don't wanna die or kill anybody else anymore.

THANK

THANK YOU!!

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Someone Youtube this please.

My day simply did not allow for me to watch this live, and if this is as good as you all have said, I can't miss it.

Go Ron Paul!

Onward to Liberty!

Seconded

When I tuned in at 5:30, it looked like it wasn't going to happen. That was before I found out it was 5:30 CST! So, yeah, I missed it. Sounds like it was a good one.

Great Speech

I wish he could have gone longer. It was very disappointing to hear those who came before him waste so much time on frivolous topics such as recognizing a college baseball team in Fresno, California, and talking about what a great institution Johns Hopkins is.

It seems like these congressman like going there and wasting time. Ron Paul looks like the only adult in a room full of foolish children.

My thoughts exactly...

I was just commenting about having to listen about the baseball team to my son, before checking back into the DP. With such boring (to everyone outside of Fresno) 'stuff' on this channel, it makes you wonder who the heck stuck around to hear Dr. Paul. We would not have, if it wasn't for the heads up from Mr. Mike. (thanx, BTW)

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The problem was the whole

The problem was the whole house left about an hour earlier in a hurry for recess, and Dr. Paul spoke to all of about 10 people. What a useless bunch of elected turds we have. Vacation overrides business. Wake the F... up America. I and these supporters fight on your behalf, while you all sleep! YOU DESERVE THE ELECTED OFFICIALS YOU HAVE PUT INTO POWER, not those of us that have supported Ron Paul's efforts. I will remind you all of that when your child comes home in a BOX!

Those guys don't listen and

Those guys don't listen and don't care anyway. I'm just glad it was broadcast -- you never know who'll be woken up.

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Ron Paul was clear and concise

and very irate. He was the angriest I have ever seen him in a speech. We are f***ed and are going to bomb Iran.

ron paul was clear and concise...

ayup...he was all rite and we are f***ed and he knows it!

Ron Paul is My President

Thanks. Got a

Thanks. Got a link?:)

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Thanks, but I need a link to

Thanks, but I need a link to the Ron Paul segment!

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wooooooooooooooot this was Ron Paul's best speech eva

the problem is he didnt have more time. The greedy Republican woman who came after him shouldve yielded her time to Dr Paul. what a stupid neocon. I hope she loses her seat
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moved to regular comment.

moved to regular comment.

NEED A

NEED A LIIIIIIINNNNKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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sorry DC its over. You have to wait for the youtube

Im sure this channel will have his speech up soon
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I NEED A RON PAUL FIX!! I'll

I NEED A RON PAUL FIX!!

I'll keep checking various sites, thanks!

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Grand Slam!

will they listen to President Ron Paul -
do they ever listen....
WE DO - that was beautiful - passionate commonsense
and reading part of an upcoming bill was brilliant!
Please someone post on YouTube soon - everyone needs to
see/hear this one and share it all over the place.

Link to video?

Cant watch it live.