Tag Archives: Ron Paul

Ron Paul’s ‘Audit the Fed’ bill ‘gaining steam’

30 Jun

The Federal Reserve, the counterfeiters who inflate our money supply and whose easy-money policies have given us over 80 years of depressions, bubbles, and booms, is starting to sweat. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)’s “Audit the Fed” bill, HR 1207, is gathering steam, as CQ Politics notes:

He may have faded from the national political scene a year ago, after his dark-horse presidential run came to naught, but Rep. Ron Paul ’s influence is still being felt in campaigns and policy debates across the country. Indeed, the latest legislative priority of the libertarian Texas Republican — auditing the Federal Reserve — has gained support in unlikely quarters.

Paul’s legislation, popularly known as the “Audit the Fed” bill, has drawn 244 cosponsors, ranging from Ohio’s John A. Boehner , the conservative Republican floor leader, to Michigan’s John Conyers Jr. , the liberal Democratic chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Some Democrats have even picked up on Paul’s rhetoric. “It’s time to yank the shroud off the Fed and shine some light on these events,” New York Democrat Edolphus Towns , chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said at a hearing last week about the shotgun marriage between Bank of America and Merrill Lynch last fall to stave off the latter’s collapse.

Paul’s efforts have only gained in political significance since the Obama administration unveiled its proposal to give the Fed new powers over the financial regulatory system.

It is good to see some bipartisanship in Congress that doesn’t involve arguing over which party will give more money to Obama to rain down bombs on Muslims.

Both liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans have signed on to Paul’s bill, which would force the Federal Reserve to show exactly where every penny it printed up was spent. As you can expect, the head of this criminal institution Ben Bernanke has said that this bill would mean a “takeover” by Congress and “threaten the financial system, dollar, an economy.” Let me get this straight. The Fed prints up trillions of dollars out of thin air, artificially lowers interest rates to increase poor and malinvestment of capital, and gives Americans the rope of cheap credit to hang themselves with.

Who exactly is the threat to financial stability?

Ron Paul: the only sane man in Congress

27 Jun

Last Friday, the House of Hyenas Representatives passed HR 560, a resolution authored by Rep. Howard Berman (D–CA) and Rep. Mike Pence (R–IN) which condemns the Iranian government for its recent actions. The bill passed with a 405-1 vote, with the lone dissenting voice of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX). Here is the text of his excellent House floor speech:

I rise in reluctant opposition to H Res 560, which condemns the Iranian government for its recent actions during the unrest in that country. While I never condone violence, much less the violence that governments are only too willing to mete out to their own citizens, I am always very cautious about “condemning” the actions of governments overseas. As an elected member of the United States House of Representatives, I have always questioned our constitutional authority to sit in judgment of the actions of foreign governments of which we are not representatives. I have always hesitated when my colleagues rush to pronounce final judgment on events thousands of miles away about which we know very little. And we know very little beyond limited press reports about what is happening in Iran.

Of course I do not support attempts by foreign governments to suppress the democratic aspirations of their people, but when is the last time we condemned Saudi Arabia or Egypt or the many other countries where unlike in Iran there is no opportunity to exercise any substantial vote on political leadership? It seems our criticism is selective and applied when there are political points to be made. I have admired President Obama’s cautious approach to the situation in Iran and I would have preferred that we in the House had acted similarly.

I adhere to the foreign policy of our Founders, who advised that we not interfere in the internal affairs of countries overseas. I believe that is the best policy for the United States, for our national security and for our prosperity. I urge my colleagues to reject this and all similar meddling resolutions.

The courage of Ron Paul, who has been the lone no vote on many stupid and unconstitutional bills, is exemplary. We should not be meddling in the internal affairs of other nations. Coming from the U.S. government, a government that supports and subsidizes opressive regimes, supresses liberty here at home, and polices the world with the biggest empire the world has ever known, it falls on deaf ears.

Thank you, Dr. Paul, for this bit of rare sanity from the District of Corruption.

The liberal war on free speech

27 Jun

The political murder of a DC Holocaust Museum security guard last week is barely a week old, but it is being used to justify an even bigger police state. There have already been calls from liberals for a re-examination of Homeland Security head Big Sister Napolitano’s “right-wing domestic terrorists” memo, which includes increased spying and preventive detention; the biggest political witch-hunt since Sen. Joe McCarthy had Americans convinced that there was a Commie under every bed.

The calls for vast restrictions on speech and liberty are coming from all over the mainstream media, from The New Republic to Keith Olbermann.

Olbermann’s rant is definitely the worst I’ve seen, and he even finds a way to tie every Statists’ villain, Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), into it. Olbermann argues that some ex-volunteer from two years ago is the girlfriend of a guy who supposedly knows the murder; gossip more than analysis.

These types of attacks, as well as the smear of Ron Paul at The New Republic, reveal the true colors of the Left once they are in power. Both Olbermann and The New Republic, as well as many others on the Left, were very good critics of Bush’s wars and abuses of powers. But now that these same powers are in friendly hands they are salivating at the thought of purging any opposition.

These liberal Statists like to smear anyone who opposes the American government as it exists today: its predatory domestic redistribution of wealth, its murderous offensive wars, its counterfeiting central bank, and its counterproductive war on drugs. The Left correctly criticized the Bush Regime for these crimes, but now they are far too busy fanning the Pharaoh and lashing out His opponents to see the same crimes being sanctioned and expanded.

Where is the supposed “anti-war” Left? Shamefully silent. When a Republican was slaughtering Iraqis and Afghans, it was bad. But when a Democrat is not only continuing but also expanding our desert killing-fields, there is not a peep of doubt or criticism of the god-king. I was always suspicious that the Left was not really anti-war, just anti-Bush.

Eight years of Bush’s fascistas running the globe and pillaging the Treasury made Americans sick, and they voted for change. Obama’s fascistas are now…running the globe and pillaging the Treasury. The Left’s response? Print up more and more of those stomach-churning shirts and signs with Obama’s messianic face on it.

We had a chance to elect someone who offered real change, but Ron Paul was viciously attacked by Democrats and Republicans for believing in the American heresies of peace, individual liberty, and free markets. Obama obviously sees him and his supporters as threats, spoken in clear English in a Missouri report that told “law enforcement” to be suspicious of cars with Ron Paul bumper stickers. Seriously. They’re also on the lookout for pro-secessionists and pro-constitution groups and associations.

Obama, with liberal compliance, is looting the private sector and throwing us the crumbs, bombing civilians in the Middle East, and then using the KGB FBI to silence anyone who opposes.