Skip to comments.Paul: Country is moving toward fascism
Posted on 12/23/2007 6:44:53 PM PST by AmericanMade1776
White House hopeful Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said Sunday that the U.S. is moving toward fascism, stating that corporations are increasingly running the show and citizens are being deprived of their liberties.
Paul clarified that he did not refer to the type of fascism that Adolf Hitler practiced in Germany. Were not moving toward Hitler-type fascism, but were moving toward a softer fascism, Paul said on NBCs Meet the Press. Loss of civil liberties, corporations running the show, big government in bed with big business.
The lawmaker said the U.S. is moving toward corporatism. He also lashed out at a system in which those are criticized as unpatriotic who do not support the war in Iraq or the Patriot Act.
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>> MR. RUSSERT: When I looked at your record, you talked about big government and how opposed you are to it, but you seem to have a different attitude about your own congressional district.
That would be one more good reason to retire ElRon from the Congress!
(I think that his goose is already cooked as a candidate for POTUS.)
What are your thoughts on the political philosophies of James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, George Washington, to name a few? How do they compare with Ron Paul’s views, or with George Bush’s?
It’s not that the Fed doesn’t maintain influence, it’s that the amount of credit/debt in the system outside of US M3 and UK M4 is now appreciably more than any adjustment the Federal Reserve Banks can deal with using the tools at their disposal. So at the edges, where the action is, the Fed Banks no longer have any real influence.
US$7.4 trillion in the M2, banks have off balance sheet losses approaching 1.5% of the M2, SO FAR. The vehicles for the losses were partially off balance sheet, not reported to the Fed Reserve, the total value of the vehicles were also off balance sheet. Yet the banks were injecting credit into the market with the offbalance sheet values.
I never studied this enough, I suggest checking out shadowstats for more info regarding this.
MR. RUSSERT: George Herbert Walker Bush, this is according to Ron Paul: “`Bush is a bum,’ Paul wrote in” “November” 15th, “1992 issue of his newsletter, the `Ron Paul Political Report.’” And asked about the current President Bush, whether he voted for him in 2004: “Paul says no: `He misled us in 2000.’” Asked if he voted for Bush in 2000. No, “`I didn’t vote for him then, either. I wasn’t convinced he was a conservative.’” And actually, in 1987, you submitted a letter of resignation to the Republican Party: “I therefore resign my membership in the Republican Party and enclose my membership card.” If Reagan’s a failure, Bush 41 is a bum, and you didn’t vote for Bush 41—41’s a bum and 43 you didn’t vote for, and you resigned from the Republican Party, why you running as a Republican candidate for president?
Before you go, Mike Huckabee, Republican candidate for president, ran this commercial for Christmas and many thought that the shelf in the back looked like a cross. You were asked about it on CNN and this is what you said.
REP. PAUL: It reminds me of what Sinclair Lewis once says. He said when fascism comes to this country, it will be wrapped in the flag, carrying a cross.
That Picture is photo shopped!!! /s
So, what did I state that was loony? I posted the truth.
Telling the truth about the Republican Party is not bashing it...unless you're one of those super-sensitive types, ya know, like the Muslims who cry racism because there are no footbaths for them.
Sure, the Republican Party doesn't need libertarian minded people -- as it continues to suffer attrition as it pursues the neo-con agenda and will continue to lose elections. Good luck with that game plan!
if you disagree with Paul, why not push for repeal of the 21st amendment as well?
Who is that? ( I recognize the guy on the left, he was in Wings back in the 70s)
If you and your man, Ron Paul do not like the Republican Party, then why don’t you get out of it?
So he liked Reagan once, hated him in the 80’s and now like him????
The only candidate supported by Marxists and Nazis.
I was hoping Ron Paul could find a party...
The “Stark Raving Loony” Party?
***Monty Python Reference***
Ron Paul also supported by White Supremacist.
Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.
Whos the Facsist ?
Works for me.
“nd yet, this: Pauls current district, which includes Galveston and reaches into the Brazoria County, draws a substantial amount of federal flood insurance payments.”
Presumably this means people had paid for flood insurance if they were getting payments. You do understand Flood Insurance is a BINDING CONTRACT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE HOMEOWNER which the government is now paying, as legally obligated to?
One characteristic of fascism is that ownership of property is allowed, but its use is heavily restricted and regulated by the government.
We’ve been drifting toward fascism for years now. That doesn’t mean Paul isn’t a nutball, though.