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Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) offered support for some of the Occupy Wall Street protests that have built up in lower Manhattan over the weekend in an interview Friday with Reason magazine, where he also denounced the “militarization of our police forces.”
“If they were demonstrating peacefully, and making a point, and arguing our case, and drawing attention to the Fed — I would say, good!” Paul said following a town-hall meeting in New Hampshire.
Paul has long been an outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve, which he says manipulates American currency and is excessively secretive.
Paul was asked by Reason about a report from last weekend in which an NYPD officer was caught on camera pepper-spraying protesters.
“I hadn’t heard that, since I have to admit I didn’t keep up on all the details of it,” Paul said. “I didn’t read the stories about it. But that means government doesn’t like to be receiving any criticism at all. And my argument is, government should be in the open — the people’s privacy ought to be protected. So I don’t like it.”
Originally posted by stirling
Mr. Paul was very non comittal in his support or didnt you read the quote?
He said if they support going after the fed he approved of it.
In other words he only endorsed the part that coincides with his platform.
Hes already getting the hang of talking in weazle words like all the rest of the forty theives.
Originally posted by pirhanna
@ the ignorant ones who said this was all about following michael moore and supporting obama...
This. It's about social and economic justice and equity. It's about freedom to voice your disdain.
If you are with the banksters and the bought out government officials and the ultra wealthy, then you are on the wrong side. Time to join up or get out of the way.edit on 5-10-2011 by pirhanna because: (no reason given)