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Part of Ron Paul’s Farewell Speech

By David J. Smith
May 25, 2013

Ron Paul’s final warning to America came on Nov. 15, 2012 when he retired from being a Representative in Washington, D.C. He spent 23 years in office trying to get America back to its Constitutional foundations. He stated: “Our liberties are restricted and government operates outside the ‘rule of law,’ …”

A few example are:

  • Undeclared wars are commonplace.
  • Welfare for the rich and poor is considered an entitlement.
  • The economy is overregulated, overtaxed and grossly distorted by a deeply flawed monetary system [the Federal Reserve System].
  • Debt is growing exponentially.
  • The Patriot Act and FISA legislation, passed without much debate, have resulted in a steady erosion of our Fourth Amendment rights.
  • Tragically, our government engages in preemptive war, otherwise known as aggression, with no complaints from the American people. The Constitution says only Congress can declare war, not the president.
  • The drone warfare we are pursuing worldwide is destined to end badly for us as the hatred builds for innocent lives lost and the international laws flaunted. Once we are financially weakened and militarily challenged, there will be a lot of resentment thrown our way.
  • It’s now the law of the land that the military can arrest American citizens, hold them indefinitely, without charges or a trial.
  • Rampant hostility toward free trade is supported by a large number in Washington.
  • Supporters of sanctions, currency manipulation and World Trade Organization trade retaliation call the true free traders “isolationists.”
  • Sanctions are used to punish countries that don’t follow our orders.
  • Bailouts and guarantees for all kinds of misbehavior are routine.
  • Central economic planning through monetary policy, regulations and legislative mandates has been an acceptable policy [communism].

Excessive government has created such a mess it prompts many questions:

  • Why does the federal government restrict the drinking of raw milk?
  • Why can’t Americans manufacture rope and other products from hemp?
  • Why are Americans not allowed to use gold and silver as legal tender as mandated by the Constitution?
  • Why is Germany and Texas concerned enough to consider repatriating their gold held by the Fed for them in New York? Is it that the trust in the U.S. and dollar supremacy [is] beginning to wane?
  • Why do our political leaders believe it’s unnecessary to thoroughly audit our own gold?
  • Why can’t Americans decide which type of light bulbs they can buy?
  • Why is the TSA permitted to abuse the rights of any American traveling by air?
  • Why should there be mandatory sentences – even up to life for crimes without victims – as our drug laws require?
  • Why haven’t we given up on the drug war since it’s an obvious failure … Has nobody noticed that the authorities can’t even keep drugs out of the prisons? How can making our entire society a prison solve the problem?
  • Why do we sacrifice so much, getting needlessly involved in border disputes and civil strife around the world, and ignore the root cause of the most deadly border in the world – the one between Mexico and the U.S.?
  • Why does Congress willingly give up its prerogatives to the executive branch?
  • Why does changing the party in power NEVER change policy? Could it be that the views of both parties are essentially the same?
  • Why did the big banks, the large corporations, and foreign banks and foreign central banks get bailed out in 2008, and the middle class lost their jobs and their homes?
  • Why do so many in the government and the federal officials believe that creating money out of thin air creates wealth?
  • Why do so many accept the deeply flawed principle that government bureaucrats and politicians can protect us from ourselves without totally destroying the principle of liberty?

The Kingdom of God is our only hope!!!

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