Presidential candidate, Congressman and now New York Times Bestseller
Ron Paul appeared on the Alex Jones show this week to discuss
a plethora of issues including the lack of choice and opportunity
for real change offered by the three remaining candidates.
Speaking of HIllary, McCain and Obama, the Congressman
"There really is no choice there, they all
belong to the same group, they are beholden to the military
industrial complex and the medical industry, the media industry,
the whole works, the banking industry.The rhetoric is different
but they're all after power and there is not going to be a lot
Paul, author of Revolution:
A Manifesto, Agreed that Obama offers a false
"revolution" in that he speaks constantly of change
but at the heart of it represents a continuation of the same political
"If we have an Obama Presidency we're not suddenly
going to have an ethical foreign policy, the same forces will
still have their control." Paul commented.
He went on to explain that the debate should not
be over which of the three remaining candidates to pick, rather
it should be over whether we want to continue to allow the politics
they espouse to rule the roost or whether we want to change the
country, restore the constitution and return to sound money.
The Congressman also explained how the Republican
Party is missing a trick not inviting him to the Convention because
he could in effect "neutralize some of Obama’s support."
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In response to the revelations that the Congressman
was a topic of concern amongst elites at the recent Trilateral
Commission meeting in Washington, Dr. Paul was not surprised:
"What you're telling me explains that it
isn't the Republicans running the show or the Democrats, but
it's the powerful special interests, the elites who control
both parties, you know the Trilateral people and others, they're
the ones who are afraid of our ideas because they would be very
intimidated by a gold standard or a non interventionist foreign
policy where we're not policing the world."
"It's more dangerous than ever because up
'til now, for the last hundred years, they have controlled everything
through economic power and the Federal Reserve, the banks and
the budgetary process, but when that fails and the dollar fails
and even their own system is challenged then they don't have
the financial community that can hold us together." Paul
The Congressman spoke of the dangers of an elitist
system that is beginning to lose its firm grip on the country:
"The danger is that instead of just resorting
to manipulating the economy behind the scenes, all of a sudden
to hold things together they have to become more authoritarian.
But to me this is a tremendous opportunity because up til now
the American people have been very complacent."
"If they start wanting to tax and control
the internet and going after radio talk show hosts, that's when
we'll be in big trouble, because fortunately we do still live
in a good country and it's worth saving... as bad as things
are we don't yet live in a totalitarian state, although that
is what we fear and that is why we have to be alert and vigilant
because if they move quickly to get rid of our ability to communicate
then we're in big trouble." Paul concluded.
The Congressman also responded to the news this
week that a recording of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld
been discovered in which he says that another attack
on America would act as a "correction" to the public's
lack of enthusiasm for the neo-con agenda.
"I think that is the way they do think, I
don't think they plan every event but boy when there is an opportunity
do they jump at it. They had planned for a long time on the
PATRIOT Act but they had to wait for the right time, they had
planned for a long time to invade Iraq. They wait for opportunities,
they help create them, they manipulate and do whatever is necessary."
Dr. Paul stated.
Paul also spoke of the upcoming Republican National
Convention, scheduled for September, stating that the most realistic
thing that could happen is for the movement to have an official
presence there. The Congressman does not expect to be granted
a speaking engagement, but he is optimistic about the opportunity
the Convention provides:
"I would say maybe the biggest thing to come
of the whole thing will be a grand rally, which hopefully will
get some attention because otherwise the whole convention is
going to be pretty boring."
"We need to be realistic, we can't challenge
the system, even if we come close to controlling a delegation,
they bend the rules or break the rules or ignore the rules,
and they run rough shod over you, but that doesn't mean that
it should diminish our enthusiasm because what really counts
are our ideas which are more powerful than all the shenanigans
that they pull." Paul commented.
The Congressman also implored all his supporters
to attend the rally in a dignified manner without looking for
confrontation or resorting to other wild tactics.