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Suzanimal
07-03-2017, 10:06 AM
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written by ron paul
monday july 3, 2017

As Independence Day comes around again we should spend a few moments between barbecue and fireworks to think about the meaning of independence. The colonists who rebelled against the British Crown were, among other things, unhappy about taxation. Yet, as economist Gary North points out, the total burden of British imperial taxation was about one-to-two percent of national income.

Some 241 years later, Washington claims more of our money as its own than King George could have ever imagined. What do we get in this bargain? We get a federal government larger and more oppressive than before 1776, a government that increasingly views us as the enemy.

Think about NSA surveillance. As we have learned from brave whistleblowers like William Binney and Edward Snowden, the US intelligence community is not protecting us from foreigners who seek to destroy our way of life. The US intelligence community is itself destroying our way of life. Literally every one of our electronic communications is captured and stored in vast computer networks. Perhaps they will be used against “dissidents” in the future who question government tyranny.

We have no privacy in our computers or our phones. If the government wants to see what we are doing at any time, it simply switches on our phone camera or computer camera – or our “smart” television. Yet today we continue to hear, “I’ve got nothing to hide.”

In a recent interview on our Liberty Report, Edward Snowden made the excellent point that, “saying that you don’t care about privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about freedom of speech because you have nothing to say.”

Think about the TSA. The freedom to travel is fundamental, and our Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches and seizures is the law of the land. But if you dare to exercise that right by purchasing an air ticket, you are treated like a Guantanamo Bay detainee. Don’t dare question as the TSA agents commit acts that would be crimes were they done by anyone else. Yet so many Americans still believe this is what it takes to be “safe.”

Think about the military industrial complex. The US government spends more on its military empire than much of the rest of the world combined. Our so-called mortal enemy Russia spends ten cents to every dollar we spend on weapons of war. Yet we are told we must spend more! Imagine the amazing peaceful scientific discoveries that might be made were so many researchers and scientists not on the government payroll designing new ways to end life on earth.

Think about the Fed. Since the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913 the US dollar has lost some 98 percent of its value. Is the destruction of our currency not a cruel form of tyranny, hitting hardest those who can least afford it?

I think it’s time for us to declare our independence from an oppressive government that seeks to control our money and our lives in ways unimaginable to those who rebelled against the British Crown in 1776. Our revolution is peaceful, and it concentrates on winning hearts and minds one at a time. But it marches on. We must reclaim the spirit of independence every day and every night and intensify the struggle against those who seek to impose tyranny upon us.

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tod evans
07-03-2017, 10:14 AM
Wonder if the Good Dr. gets tired of repeating himself?

Suzanimal
07-03-2017, 10:20 AM
Wonder if the Good Dr. gets tired of repeating himself?

Probably but he knows he needs to. When my kids were little I was griping to my dad about having to repeat myself constantly and he told me that's how they learn. Just keep saying it over and over until they get it.

Lamp
07-03-2017, 10:21 AM
Probably but he knows he needs to. When my kids were little I was griping to my dad about having to repeat myself constantly and he told me that's how they learn. Just keep saying it over and over until they get it.

If only it were that easy........

tod evans
07-03-2017, 10:31 AM
If only it were that easy........

Hammers help.

TheTexan
07-03-2017, 10:48 AM
Some 241 years later, Washington claims more of our money as its own than King George could have ever imagined.

Sure, but we also have more roads now, than King George could have ever imagined.

timosman
07-03-2017, 12:35 PM
Hammers help.

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TheTexan
07-03-2017, 12:41 PM
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Viva la revolucion!

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goldenequity
07-03-2017, 12:42 PM
Putin Signs Law on Creation of Online Register of Dismissed Corrupt Officials (https://sputniknews.com/russia/201707011055151492-putin-creates-online-corruption-register/)

Q. Gee.. like sex offenders. Would that work in the US?
A. No. No one ever gets dismissed.

Keith and stuff
07-03-2017, 12:44 PM
Ron Paul is great!

phill4paul
07-03-2017, 02:55 PM
I already have.

AZJoe
07-03-2017, 06:46 PM
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Anti Federalist
07-04-2017, 10:43 AM
I think it’s time for us to declare our independence from an oppressive government that seeks to control our money and our lives in ways unimaginable to those who rebelled against the British Crown in 1776. Our revolution is peaceful, and it concentrates on winning hearts and minds one at a time. But it marches on. We must reclaim the spirit of independence every day and every night and intensify the struggle against those who seek to impose tyranny upon us.

We walk.

Our oppressors fly at mach 3.

I always hate to be contrary to a man I admire so much, but Ron's wrong on this.

It will require a separation, and our oppressors, like Pharaohs of old, are not just going to let us leave.

heavenlyboy34
07-04-2017, 10:54 AM
Wonder if the Good Dr. gets tired of repeating himself?
One of the things they emphasize in public speaking classes is the importance of repeating stuff you want people to remember.Tell them what you're going to tell them, tell them, then tell them what you told them. Same principle applies here. People are pretty dense and stubborn, really. :P

1stvermont
07-04-2017, 12:35 PM
amen, we need a secession event.

Suzanimal
07-04-2017, 02:09 PM
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PierzStyx
07-06-2017, 02:07 PM
We walk.

Our oppressors fly at mach 3.

I always hate to be contrary to a man I admire so much, but Ron's wrong on this.

It will require a separation, and our oppressors, like Pharaohs of old, are not just going to let us leave.

No, they are just smarter than most of us.

The Progressives didn't start by capturing total control of the federal government in order to force everyone to obey them. Even someone like Wilson could only implement his central plans fully in time of war and heightened danger. When that war passed so did most of his powers. The way Progressives started to take control of the country was by taking control of the schools. They "educated" the rising generation in how to think and act like Progressives. Then those generations merely went out and thought and acted and voted for those things which they had been taught. They won exactly by doing what Ron is saying, by winning hearts and minds.

And if we are going to win, as opposed to fighting stupid and fruitless rearguard actions that ultimately amount to nothing as the Leviathan continually grows, we can only win by doing the same. Whether that is through the education system or by creating parallel institutions that replace the State, w ehave to win the hearts and minds of the people to our cause if we are to win at all.