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"The constitution was written to restrict the government, not to restrict the people"
“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”
This interview has gone viral on facebook.
I think Ron Paul did a fabulous job of supporting his stance on those issues. He makes sense consistently!
For real, he's like a genetically engineered Consitutional expert whose genes match all of the Founding Fathers. Maybe somebody dug up their bones, cremated them, mixed the ashes together, and somehow put that in a test-tube and 9 months later Ron Paul was born.
Sometimes I wonder how many of our forefathers combined to create the Ron Paul.
Originally posted by ThinkingCap
Vote Ron Paul or your puppy dies.
That's awesome, I'm sure he just gained thousands of supporters with that interview.
Chris Wallace is one program I do watch. He hits everyone he interviews with hard questions without regard to their Party or views and lets them respond fully. Not many on the air who do that anymore. That is a good thing for Paul. I think Wallace has one of the largest audiences out there.
Ever since that "top tier" comment of his, I've always been extremely skeptical of his intentions. But to be fair, I feel the same way about every MSM reporter because I think they're all controlled and they all have an agenda.
I watch CNN about the same amount as I watch FoxNews, but they just don't have an interviewer like Wallace. I've liked Wallace since he Moderated Meet the Press. I know he has won multiple Emmy's and a Peabody.
That's epic! I just looked it up because I had to see this: I just gained a lot of respect for Wallace.
One of my favorites was when he asked Michelle Bachmann are you a fake. That is the first question he should ask all politicians in fact.
Yeah in this interview he let Paul talk and talk and talk without interruption, it was good stuff.
I wish there were more interviewers like Wallace who lay their Party aside and do their jobs. Just as important, he lets them answer his questions.
Originally posted by TupacShakur
reply to post by EagleTalonZ
This interview has gone viral on facebook.
Yeah I see what you mean: Facebook
That interview aired today, was only posted less than 30 minutes ago, and already over 1,100 people on Facebook "liked" it. In the time I typed this up it already jumped to over 1,300 "likes", wow. An hour after it's been posted it's at 2,000 "likes".
Ron Paul owns the internet.
I agree, and who knows how many tens of thousands of people watched that interview on Fox this morning. Add the upcoming debates to the increasing about of media attention that he is getting--(either due to pressure from public outrage or some other factor), and Ron Paul is going to become more and more popular as time progresses.
He's look very presidential here
Now this was an excellent interview I must say
His case against FEMA was on point as well as his argument on unconventionalism
Yes Fox News story-title chooser, Ron Paul is being ignored by the media.
PEJ also looked specifically at the network morning andevening news programs, primetime cable news programs and Sunday morning shows on August 14 and 15. The results?
According to that analysis, Paul was mentioned just 29 times. By comparison, Perry was mentioned 371 times, Bachmann was mentioned 274 times, and Romney was mentioned 183 times.
The Constitution wasn't written to restrict the government? Can you explain the purpose of checks and balances then?
Ron Paul does not understand the Constitution and he verify's this everytime he speaks about it. The Constitution wasn't written to restrict the government.
Ah so more power to the federal government and less power to the states is actually progression towards perfection! The 10th Amendment says otherwise.
It was written to "form a more perfect union" by actually increasing the power of the Central Government and pulling power from the States.
And the meat in the "original Constitution" says what powers the government are given.
The Bill of Rights, which is the individual protections, was not in the original Constitution but added as an after thought.
Thanks for agreeing with me
Now you're saying this:
The Constitution wasn't written to restrict the government.
So it's all about restrictions, but it doesn't restrict the government?
Yes the Constitution is all about restrictions on the governmental powers
You're talking about the protection of individual rights, I'm talking about the limitations of the federal government based on the restrictions given within. The government can't do anything that isn't a power given to them in the Constitution, meaning it is restricted.
The Constitution had very little to do with individual protections in it's original form.