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Ron Paul: Government could begin to target media, just like it has with terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2011/10/06/2011-10-06 ^

Posted on 10/06/2011 8:12:44 AM PDT by LottieDah

Ron Paul is still mad as hell over America's killing of U.S.-born terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki - and he's warning that members of the media could be next on the government's target list.

The Republican presidential hopeful told an audience at the National Press Club on Wednesday that if citizens do not protest al-Awlaki's death, the country could start broadening its threat list to include reporters.

"Can you imagine being put on a list because you're a threat? What's going to happen when they come to the media? What if the media becomes a threat? ... This is the way this works. It's incrementalism," the 76-year-old Texas congressman said.

"It's slipping and sliding, let me tell you," Paul added.

The libertarian-minded politician made national headlines after he blasted the Obama administration last week for killing al-Awlaki in Yemen without a trial. He said the death of the New Mexico native-turned-terrorist-recruiter was akin to "assassination."

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: paul4alqeda; paultard; politics; ronpaul; sourcetitlenoturl; terrorism

1 posted on 10/06/2011 8:12:50 AM PDT by LottieDah
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To: LottieDah

He’s right, of course. Today it’s this Alwaki nut job. Tomorrow it’ll be Tea Party folks.


2 posted on 10/06/2011 8:14:49 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: LottieDah

Why wont Paul just mossy on over to the dem party and challenge obama in the primary?
He is becoming a muttering old fool.


3 posted on 10/06/2011 8:19:58 AM PDT by svcw (Those who are easily shocked... should be shocked more often. - Mae West)
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To: LottieDah
Ron Paul: Government could begin to target media, just like it has with terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki

If you include the likes of Axis Sally among the "media".

4 posted on 10/06/2011 8:20:06 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Compare "Delay is preferable to error" - Thomas Jefferson // "Pass this bill now!" - Barack Obama)
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To: LottieDah
OK, first an admission. I hate it when people who do not support Perry call him an idiot or call Perry supporters imbeciles. But Ron Paul must have been a bright guy at one point in his life to become a doc. What happened Ron you sound like a nut job!
5 posted on 10/06/2011 8:20:23 AM PDT by mk2000
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To: svcw

“...He is becoming a muttering old fool.”

Becoming a muttering old fool? He is an old fool.


6 posted on 10/06/2011 8:23:43 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: LottieDah
What if the media becomes a threat?

What if? What more does the media have to do, Ron? They already support the overthrow of our Constitution.

7 posted on 10/06/2011 8:27:42 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: LottieDah

“Government could begin to target media, just like it has with terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki”

Already been done, guess Congressman Paul forgot about the Clinton’s bombing of Serbian TV studios.


8 posted on 10/06/2011 8:35:56 AM PDT by ngat
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To: LottieDah

as much as I would sincerely like to see a Predator Drone strike on Brian Williams....


9 posted on 10/06/2011 8:42:15 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: LottieDah
"Can you imagine being put on a list because you're a threat? What's going to happen when they come to the media? What if the media becomes a threat? ... This is the way this works.

Put your head on straight Ronnie. The liberals love the media and the media loves the liberals. The only people targeted would be conservatives in the media - and that's what is happening already! Unless you're stupid enough to suggest that the government is actually going to put out a "kill" hit list on them. Of course, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if you did believe that.

10 posted on 10/06/2011 8:42:53 AM PDT by mtg
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To: LottieDah

What legislation has Paul offered to prevent this?


11 posted on 10/06/2011 9:12:44 AM PDT by NoLibZone (Democrats are violent. Prisons are overflowing with democrats convicted of violent crimes.)
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To: LottieDah

Yeah he is a old fool UNTIL you are the target. Compare how Homeland Security grew the last 10 years. American Citizens never thought they would be the target of groping at airports.


12 posted on 10/06/2011 9:13:14 AM PDT by Orange1998 (Obama also inherited AAA credit rating.)
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To: Lurker

I’m not a Paul supporter, but I do think he is right about this. The USA should not be killing American citizens without a trial of his peers condemning him to death and available appeals to higher authority exhausted.


13 posted on 10/06/2011 9:20:45 AM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: LottieDah

Dictators from the time of the Caesars to the present have always put the ultimate silence on their critics. Obama would be no exception.


14 posted on 10/06/2011 9:30:38 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: mtg
Having the attitude that, "It will never happen here" guarantees that it will happen here.

If the federal government did start "disappearing" journalists during some emergency who is going to stop them?

15 posted on 10/06/2011 9:38:11 AM PDT by Roninf5-1
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To: mtg
Unless you're stupid enough to suggest that the government is actually going to put out a "kill" hit list

Ahem. You're an idiot.

Secret Panel Can Put Americans On Kill List

16 posted on 10/06/2011 10:55:49 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: svcw

You know how, when you are typing a comment into the box, sometimes a red line appears under the word you just typed? That means it’s misspelled. Just a helpful little tip, so that readers will not get distracted by your lame spelling errors; instead they can focus on your lame comments.


17 posted on 10/06/2011 11:09:21 AM PDT by giotto
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To: giotto

You know how people criticize spelling because that’s all they got.
What misspelled words, I checked didn’t find any.


18 posted on 10/06/2011 1:41:23 PM PDT by svcw (Those who are easily shocked... should be shocked more often. - Mae West)
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To: LottieDah; All

Go ahead. Mock Ron Paul.

We are already on a list.

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/war-stories/2009/04/16/i-am-extremist

Now tell me which of our Republican Candidates would REALLY take significant steps to reign in this out of control government, or do more than a few token vetos of anti-Constitutional legislation (if any), or actually eliminate ANY government agencies?

Romney? LOL!
Perry? Sure, he’ll get right on that, don’t you think?
Cain? He seems to think what the Fed has done and is doing is just peachy...

It’s sad that only the “kooks” seem to actually want to enforce our Constitutional limitations on government.

It’s worse that we aid and abet the de-legitimization of anyone who dares go there.

Last chance folks. It only gets worse from here...


19 posted on 10/06/2011 2:40:43 PM PDT by EasySt (2012... Sometimes you have to flush twice.)
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To: svcw
What misspelled words, I checked didn’t find any.

That's because, technically, there were no misspelled words. "Mossy" was spelled correctly. Unfortunately, the word you wanted was "mosey."

And I corrected your spelling because of your unkind comment about Ron Paul.

20 posted on 10/06/2011 5:33:12 PM PDT by giotto
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To: giotto

You assume I meant mosey and not mossy.
It was not unkind, it was correct.
Paul appears to be a very nice man and would be a lovely grandfather yet he is becoming a joke unto himself. Very sad.
He needs to just go home and play with the kids.


21 posted on 10/06/2011 5:40:43 PM PDT by svcw (Those who are easily shocked... should be shocked more often. - Mae West)
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To: svcw
You assume I meant mosey and not mossy.

Given the context, it's the only thing that makes sense.

22 posted on 10/06/2011 6:02:42 PM PDT by giotto
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

this is what’s up:

Ron Paul Joins George Soros In Supporting “Occupy Wall Street” Protests
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2787999/posts

Soros-Funded Lefty Media Reach More Than 300 Million Every Month (May 2011)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2788777/posts


23 posted on 10/07/2011 2:43:19 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: LottieDah

If those of you who post here candidly don’t think you are on some kind of a threat or watch list against the establishment for being even remotely politically active, you need to wake up. Having political beliefs has become a threat.

This isn’t the same USA where patriots once defended our rights to speak our mind. Your rights are at risk just by speaking your mind on a public forum. Each and every one of you have had a dossier established on your politics and psyche.

You think establishment shills on talk radio or in the media are ever going to defend you? Since I’m older I don’t give a crap and I will say exactly what is on my mind which is our right.


24 posted on 10/07/2011 5:57:07 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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