Ron Paul Rewind: A Warning Against Arming the BLM...in 1997!

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posted on Apr, 28 2014 @ 09:36 AM
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Here we see it again. Dare I call Ron Paul a prophet? The man continuously predicts correctly situations that could be staved off if his words were heeded. Let's take a look...




Speaking on the House of Representatives floor on September 17, 1997, then-Rep. Ron Paul warned of the “massive buildup of a virtual army of armed regulators.” Paul, the chairman and founder of RPI, proceeded to comment in his speech that, with the number of armed federal employees approaching 60,000, the Secretary of the Interior was pushing for even the Bureau of Land Management to be armed.

With the continuing rise of SWAT over the following 16 years, the number of armed US government employees continued to grow. According to the bulletin Federal Law Enforcement Officers, 2008 of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, by September of 2008 “federal agencies employed approximately 120,000 full-time law enforcement officers who were authorized to make arrests and carry firearms in the United States,” with 255 of them working for BLM.


I will post the speech's transcript in the following post for those of you that cannot view the video.

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posted on Apr, 28 2014 @ 09:36 AM
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Complete Transcript Below



Mr. PAUL. Mr. Speaker, earlier this year, another Member severely criticized me on the House floor for declaring on C-SPAN that indeed many Americans justifiably feared their own government. This fear has come from the police state mentality that prompted Ruby Ridge, Waco and many other episodes of an errant Federal Government.

Under the constitution, there was never meant to be a Federal police force. Even an FBI limited only to investigations was not accepted until this century. Yet today, fueled by the Federal Government's misdirected war on drugs, radical environmentalism, and the aggressive behavior of the nanny state, we have witnessed the massive buildup of a virtual army of armed regulators prowling the States where they have no legal authority. The sacrifice of individual responsibility and the concept of local government by the majority of American citizens has permitted the army of bureaucrats to thrive.

We have depended on government for so much for so long that we as people have become less vigilant of our liberties. As long as the government provides largesse for the majority, the special interest lobbyists will succeed in continuing the redistribution of welfare programs that occupies most of Congress's legislative time.

Wealth is limited, yet demands are unlimited. A welfare system inevitably diminishes production and shrinks the economic pie. As this occurs, anger among the competing special interests grows. While Congress and the people concentrate on material welfare and its equal redistribution, the principals of liberty are ignored, and freedom is undermined.

More immediate, the enforcement of the interventionist state requires a growing army of bureaucrats. Since groups demanding special favors from the Federal Government must abuse the rights and property of those who produce wealth and cherish liberty, real resentment is directed at the agents who come to eat out our substance. The natural consequence is for the intruders to arm themselves to protect against angry victims of government intrusion.

Thanks to a recent article by Joseph Farah, director of the Western Journalism Center of Sacramento, CA, appearing in the Houston Chronicle, the surge in the number of armed Federal bureaucrats has been brought to our attention. Farah points out that in 1996 alone, at least 2,439 new Federal cops were authorized to carry firearms. That takes the total up to nearly 60,000. Farah points out that these cops were not only in agencies like the FBI, but include the EPA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and the Army Corps of Engineers. Even Bruce Babbitt, according to Farah, wants to arm the Bureau of Land Management. Farah logically asks, ``When will the NEA have its armed art cops?'' This is a dangerous trend.

It is ironic that the proliferation of guns in the hands of the bureaucrats is pushed by the antigun fanatics who hate the second amendment and would disarm every law-abiding American citizen. Yes, we need gun control. We need to disarm our bureaucrats, then abolish the agencies. If government bureaucrats like guns that much, let them seek work with the NRA.

Force and intimidation are the tools of tyrants. Intimidation with government guns, the threat of imprisonment, and the fear of harassment by government agents puts fear into the hearts of millions of Americans. Four days after Paula Jones refused a settlement in her celebrated suit, she received notice that she and her husband would be audited for 1995 taxes. Since 1994 is the current audit year for the IRS, the administration's denial that the audit is related to the suit is suspect, to say the least.

Even if it is coincidental, do not try to convince the American people. Most Americans, justifiably cynical and untrusting toward the Federal Government, know the evidence exists that since the 1970's both Republican and Democratic administrations have not hesitated to intimidate their political enemies with IRS audits and regulatory harassment.

Even though the average IRS agent does not carry a gun, the threat of incarceration and seizure of property is backed up by many guns. All government power is ultimately gun power and serves the interests of those who despise or do not comprehend the principles of liberty. The gun in the hands of law-abiding citizens serves to hold in check arrogant and aggressive government. Guns in the hands of the bureaucrats do the opposite. The founders of this country fully understood this fact.



posted on Apr, 28 2014 @ 09:51 AM
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a reply to: freakjive
Mr. Paul said it well back then, and he was right on the money.

More should listen to some of what he says. I say some, because no one is right 100% of the time.



posted on Apr, 28 2014 @ 09:55 AM
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yes and listen to and note RPs critics
who they are and how often they are wrong



posted on Apr, 28 2014 @ 09:57 AM
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Long live Ron Paul!



posted on Apr, 28 2014 @ 10:02 AM
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a reply to: freakjive

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

Ron Paul is so AHEAD of the curve, its unreal.

Ron Paul is a Saint, a Prophet. Almost as though he's God-like (if I believed in God). I'll never forget a comment that I read on the following video. Someone wrote "Ron Paul is Jesus Christ".


To anyone who didnt support Ron Paul as POTUS, you FAILED this nation.

People HAVE TO support Rand Paul.

While hes not his father, the apple doesnt fall far from the tree.

edit on 28-4-2014 by gladtobehere because: wording



posted on Apr, 28 2014 @ 10:15 AM
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a reply to: freakjive

I don't believe in deities but he's right a lot. Anyone that can predict the future consistently, must have a good working understanding of the world. That's the bottom line.

Should have elected George Orwell or Arthur C Clarke.



posted on Apr, 28 2014 @ 10:31 AM
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originally posted by: ObservingYou
Long live Ron Paul!


Long live "The good Doctor", may his words of wisdom be heard and taken to heart by all who would live free!!!

Too bad more didnt vote for him, or perhaps they did and the "venerable diebold" voting machines were just "tampered" with.



posted on Apr, 28 2014 @ 03:28 PM
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a reply to: gladtobehere
Can you imagine what our country would be like if we had more in Washington who had the balls to stand up to the status quo? I would think that we wouldn't be in half the messes were in now.
No not God like but adhering to the constitution unlike the greedy,money hungry monsters that represent us.



posted on Apr, 28 2014 @ 10:22 PM
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There were many factors; the lack of voting motivation-even if they'd never let him win, it's the support that counted, the vote tampering, to the GOP in opposition(caught on tape!) of him, to even voting halls to shutting out crowds-which the likes they had never seen before in some places- of people who were obviously there to vote for Ron Paul, to the media spins and bias.

This is one of many where he's spot on. I think for those in doubt of him, getting to see him live, in person sheds a lot of that, as I've seen with some people who were at the rallies.



posted on May, 1 2014 @ 05:56 AM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

naah....Dr. Paul is a great man. his son?...not so much.

i thought Rand was going to do great things, and shake things up a bit, but he seems to have made too many compromises, too many deals, and even sold out, on occasion.....

he's really not much like his father, when you pay close attention.

i weep for his wasted potential.





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