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Must Watch!! Ron Paul 20/20 Banned ABC News Interview With John Stossel!!

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posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 12:38 PM
I too am hoping for a Dr. Paul run it 2012. The common sense choice by far. I don't see him winning, we will either end up with another four years of Obama, or a little known guy from Indiana named Mitch Daniels.

I don't think the change we are all looking for is going to come at the ballot box. These pathetic polititians aren't gonna leave and give up there stolen fortunes without an Epic battle with real consequences.

Just my .02


posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 12:44 PM
This man knows what the role of federal government is according to the Constitution, and not affraid to speak his mind. The media label him a (conservative crazy old man), yet he believes the federal government should have no say in marriage, be it straight or gay. He believes the war on drugs to be a joke and the DEA should be done away with. He has stated the Federal Reserve is a private institution that makes it's profit on the backs of every tax payer in this country and it too should be done away with.
Most importantly he believes in the right of "Freedom of Self" and that our freedoms come before any special gratuity the so-called Federal Government might provide. He understands that other than contracts, defense, border protection, environment, and the issue of currency, the Federal Government should stay the *&%# out of our lives and let us decide what is virtuous and moral, not them.

posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 12:47 PM

Originally posted by MissSmartypants
reply to post by BlubberyConspiracy

How could you force someone to be a better person by killing them? Is this a game? Do they have extra lives?

Well, you certainly cannot force someone to be a better person by killing them...however you can sure scare the daylights out of the people you haven't killed...yet... by doing that.

It doesn't scare anyone, it only insures an ingrained resentment towards their oppressor and one day that resentment reaches a tipping point and a violent act is committed in retaliation or out of desperation.

God love Dr. Paul. A man who understands just how simple our system really "should be". A man who took the time to read the founders quotes and not get lost in these long drawn out interpretations twisted to serve the needs of the lobbyists.

We need another 2008 uprising to put Dr. Paul in the top seat we need it bigger than then and we need it now. It's time to put the Re"love"ution in motion yet again.

posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 01:07 PM
reply to post by MissSmartypants
Dear God John Stossel is a ding dong,he asks questions and gets the answers that completely stumps him like it's such a novelty to run the country on common sense.It's so refreshing to hear Ron Paul speak,this made my day ...thanks for for Ron Paul 2012!!

posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 01:08 PM
Ron Paul, definitely has my vote if he decides to run! He's such an amazing person, and he really loves his country and I really admire that about him.

posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 01:15 PM
Just read recent articles regarding Ron wining straw poll at CPAC:

The system is definitely afraid of this guy...

posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 01:44 PM
reply to post by MissSmartypants

You know what is very telling. As I watch "Meet the Press" this morning, twice the topic of the 2012 presidential election and who was the front-runner came up, and at no point was Ron Paul's name brought up. They mentioned Romney, they mentioned Gingrich, they mentioned Huckabee. The left, the media and the government fear Ron Paul. And my thinking is this, anything that the government fears... that is what America needs most and asap.

A lot of people have a problem with Paul's stance on our military and protecting America against enemies foreign and domestic because Paul has the opinion that maybe we don't need to over-extend ourselves in the number of countries that we are currently in, and should rather focus on defense here at home. These people take offense to him saying that we provoke terrorist attacks. These people also don't like the fact that Paul supports 9/11 truthers. So obviously these people haven't done the research and have accepted the story fed to them by the media. It seems they lack critical thinking skills. I don't understand how one cannot have unanswered questions regarding 9/11. I think these topics should be discussed on a national stage, not dismissed as 'crazy', 'conspiratorial', or 'extremist'. If there are disagreements, then shouldn't we be debating the facts from both sides? Is this not America? Have we developed an 8th grader's mentality of just yelling and calling each other derogatory names in the hopes that the names stick so their ideas and voices are dismissed? (Rhetorical)

Even on ATS, people can't simply stick to their facts and agree to disagree most of the time, you see verbal attacks. Just debate, layout your story with facts or unanswered questions, and the conversation evolve. If not for the sake of discovering truth, then for the sake of other readers to view these facts and make an informed decision. Because there are plenty of people or come to ATS not to debate, but to see the facts everyone puts forth so they CAN make an informed decision. Because MSM is not helpful.


posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 01:49 PM
Oh gosh, you know, I agree with Paul on some issues, on others I think he is overly idealistic. We see man as he should be and not how he is. It's a recurring problem on this board. Bottom line: You aren't going back. You can't go back. Talk about how you want it all you desire, once the cat is out of the bag it is next to impossible to put it back in.

As for the comments that big business will help us if these is money to be made...That requires the people being helped to have money doesn't it? Why is the solution always to put a price tag on everything? No, things were not alright pre-1950. Old people starved on poor farms pre social security. If you had no money you pretty much starved. These are realties in other parts of the world. Everyday ones. Maybe some of you should get out there and take a look at the world beyond your backyard. Things aren't ok now.

The whole "Privatize everything" movement is one extreme. Communism is the other extreme. The truth lies somewhere in the middle. Are some things necessary for a good society? Does the idea of a good society matter? Is society as strong as it's weakest member or do we leave them to fend for themselves? If we are going to privatize everything let's not pretend the weak will be cared for-They won't. We will have Social Darwinism. Let's at least admit it. If we go Communist we just kill the weak.

Let's use education as one topic of discussion: Is education necessary for a good society? If it is, do we care about that, do we ensure everyone is educated at a specified level? Do we collectively pay for education or do we force those who use it to pay for it? If those who need it are unable to pay for it, how do we deal with that? Do we deal with it at all? If we don't deal with it and these are hordes of uneducated people out there unable to function at a basic level, can we accept that? Perhaps it will work better who knows. The problem is we are constantly comparing apples and oranges here. The society of the Framers was very different. Most people didn't live in cities and grew their own food. There was no such thing as rapid travel, population was lower, Blacks were slaves shall we keep going? You didn't need much of an eduction to plow a field. We don't live that kind of society. So to try to apply what they did then to who we are now is illogical.

While I am pretty sure I will get nothing but flames for what I have said I hope some of you at least stop and think about what you are asking for. I'm just a lonely old moderate. Seems we are dying out these days, but still, I try.

posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 01:49 PM
I'd vote for Ron Paul, I feel he's the only real person in politics, who sticks to his guns and goes against the grain. The wood has been worked so far against the constitution that the only reasonable option left, is to go against the grain. I also fear that since he is still alive, and not assassinated, that TPTB may have a plan for his leadership, but I hope that's not the case. If he runs for president I will vote for the first time in my life because it is a vote that truly CAN make a difference.

posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 02:10 PM
reply to post by againuntodust

I also fear that since he is still alive, and not assassinated, that TPTB may have a plan for his leadership, but I hope that's not the case.

You certainly know how to appeal to the conspiracy theorist in me and they probably do have some sort of plan in place to make the best of the situation(as far as they're concerned) in case he were to become POTUS.

posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 02:13 PM
reply to post by six67seven

ou know what is very telling. As I watch "Meet the Press" this morning, twice the topic of the 2012 presidential election and who was the front-runner came up, and at no point was Ron Paul's name brought up. They mentioned Romney, they mentioned Gingrich, they mentioned Huckabee.

I didn't see Meet the Press today but it's still early and we Ron Paul supporters are a pesky breed. All we can do is try.
edit on 2/13/2011 by MissSmartypants because: punctuation

posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 02:19 PM
I have never heard such logic and purity coming from a politician or any public official in my entire life from an interview, until now. I heard about this interview but never saw it, assumed it was his usual common sense perspective on everything. This was incredible, and does not surprise me that it was blocked from national TV broadcast, like he was taunted and ridiculed in broadcast debates.
We have mentally ill people running the show right now, and they won't let someone like him be the next puppet figure head in office because he won't comply with the head corporations under the rule of the hidden owners.

I can dream though can't I?

posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 02:29 PM
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posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 02:44 PM

Originally posted by DragonTattooz

But, there is an area where I disagree with him, or maybe I am misunderstanding him. He always mentions how evil corporations and lobbiests (sp?) are- and I agree. But then he says the free market will take care of things. The free market consists of the same corporate scumbags, so why does he think they would act differently?

The "Free Hand of the Market" will mean that totally free citizens can make much better and more resourceful choices when they enter the market place either as buyers or sellers.

The Corporations will no longer have a safety net and shield of protection through government legislation and will be forced to comply with the will of the people.

This type of move puts Govt under control and other big wig Corporations under control.

For example a Company that has very unpopular humanitarian, polluting, or other cruel policies and actions than the people will have much better strength to actually stand up to it and vote them out with each dollar we spend.

Money is a vote. When you buy something, you are voting for something.

Also through these measures, the MSM will be hit very hard, because when Corporations are forced to clean up their acts or fail, that means that the attitudes of advertisers will shift in order to adapt.

That means that the system will lose it's stranglehold on the propaganda networks, slowly but surely.
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posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 03:05 PM
Wow, look at this!

Rep. Paul's refusal to support our nation's military and national security interests border on treason, aside from his failure to uphold his oath to the United States Constitution and defend our country and citizens against all enemies, foreign and domestic
Rep. Paul has strayed to the left of Obama and allied himself with the radical anti-war left by laying the blame on America for the unprovoked attacks of Sept. 11th. Additionally, Rep. Paul has not condemned the 9/11 "Truther" conspiracy theorists that support him, and he has repeatedly insisted, that the United States not bring justice to those who have murdered thousands of our civilians and soldiers at home and abroad. This is simply unacceptable. Clearly Rep. Paul cares more about a doomed presidential run than he does our country..

This is a today's statement from Young Americans for Freedom, a conservative, college Republican-style organization to which he used to belong (Paul served on YAF's board of advisors for more than two decades)!

The hunt has begun! Now I'm pretty sure that there is absolutely NO WAY that they will let him come anywhere close to the presidency...
Seems that Donald Trump knew what he was talking about couple days ago unfortunately...


posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 03:07 PM

Originally posted by MissSmartypants
Of course, you also have to realize that his staunch belief that government has no business dictating or being involved in our private lives also means that if some states want heroin to be legal and prostitution to be legal that's part of the consequences of keeping the government from making our personal decisions for us. I'm certainly not for heroin addiction or prostitution...but I'm sure for freedom.

First off, why do you have to jump to drugs and their legality when the topic is freedom? If you have issues with drugs and hookers that's your business. I believe in freedom too, and if I'm on my own private property, within my own home, I should be able to do as I wish (to put this in context for you -- be able to use drugs for example).

But instead of getting off topic let me remain on the one the OP is talking about.

Ron Paul is not the only person who is out there trying to do right for us all, but he is most willing to speak out in public about it which puts him at the top of the list. I would love to see him as president but even if he runs, the chances of him winning the election would be slim to none and it's not because he doesn't deserve the spot, but because the propaganda that would be thrown around about him to keep him from getting the votes he deserves.

So do your research everyone, and make an educated decision on anything you think will effect this country and all those who reside within it.

posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 03:11 PM
And for all of us on the Ron Paul bandwagon....let's make sure we all understand what it is we are backing.
You do realize that Dr. Paul is for the abolishment of the Dept. of Education, don't you?
Just sayin', is all.

For example, it is a political consensus that the federal government should be involved in K-12 education and guarantee that no child is left behind, but Paul doesn't believe that government should be in control of our kids' education. He would abolish the federal Department of Education. He notes, "Since the 1950s, since the federal government's gotten involved, the quality of education has gone down, the cost has gone up." By contrast, Paul counters, if we introduce market forces into education, competition will create innovative schools that offer our kids a better education for less money.
edit on 2/13/2011 by MissSmartypants because: spelling

posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 03:15 PM
The problem with Ron Paul in the Republican Party is that Christian Conservatives can't stand him because he believes in personal freedom - in which he allows people to do things that some consider immoral.

Ron Paul in my opinion is the best hope the USA has (and hate using the word "hope" - that word is ruined due to Obama)

posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 03:22 PM

Originally posted by youngdank
Ron Paul is a man before his time. He is trying to get America back to our foundations not this thing we call a government now. I will be voting for him in 2012 if i can i hope he runs

I hope he is a man FOR our time. I really don't think there are any other public servants out there who understand what needs to be done to restore this Republic to greatness. It's been slowly eroded from both sides by greed and socialist ideals.

I am tired of living under the weight of such a huge government that has encroached on my personal life for as long as I can remember. I don't know about you all...

posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 03:24 PM
reply to post by MissSmartypants

So, just exactly how was this "banned" interview smuggled out of ABC News? Was it WikiLeaked? Since we're watching it, I don't quite understand how anyone can say it was "banned." If it was, please don't make the claim without providing support for it.

BTW, I like the guy. He'd have my vote.

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