Ron Paul 2012: Don't Go to War So Carelessly


Uploaded by MrKnightskye on 14.07.2010

Transcript:
Ron Paul: "Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected, once it's realized
that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." "We don't want a government like this. This
is not the kind of government that was designed by our founders of the country. It's not what
was written in the Constitution. We've only had an income tax since 1913. But if you want
a welfare state, and if you want to police the world and pay for the defense of Japan
and Germany, send foreign aid to the Soviet Union, you not only need the income tax, you
need the Federal Reserve to print up the money when the deficit is accumulated."
"That even if they might not agree with us on our moral principles or the Constitution,
they might agree that economic law says, we can't afford it any longer."
"You can't keep borrowing from China; you can't keep printing the money. We have to
cut some spending. That's what nobody here talks about!"
Megyn Kelly: "A survey by Rasmussen Reports finds that President Obama has a one-percentage
point edge over Republican Texas Congressman Ron Paul in a hypothetical 2012 race."
Ron Paul: "Do you think that was an authentic poll? That's a bit of a surprise to me."
Steve Doocy: "D.C. is drunk on spending our money and they've got to stop it."
Jake Tapper: "According to one study, Congressman Paul received more campaign cash from members
of the military than did any other Republican presidential candidate."
[...] Ron Paul: "We should have a strong president;
strong enough to resist the temptation of taking power that a president shouldn't have."
"I don't want to run your life. I don't know how to run your life. I don't have the authority
to run your life, and the Constitution doesn't permit me to run your life."
"People in this country have been begging for a change in direction, and they haven't
had it. It's time we gave it to them." "I think the American people want change...
and the politicians know that, so everybody gets out and says, 'I'm for change, I'm for
change.'" Barack Obama: "The change that we need!"
[...] Ron Paul: "Do you care about sick people using
marijuana? I mean, have you come out for that?" Barack Obama: "Uhh... the answer is no."
Ron Paul: "When we had a little confrontation early on in the debates with Mayor Giuliani,
you know, and he was confused about what causes terrorism--"
"--that the CIA is correct when they teach and talk about blowback..."
"Yes, there was blowback." Rudy Giuliani: "I don't think I've ever heard
that before." Ron Paul: "I found two very clear quotes in
the 9/11 Comission Report, that says that very thing."
"I would suggest that he read the 9/11 Comission Report."
[...] "We've lost credibility because of all our
spending, because we have violated the civil liberties of all the American people, and
we have adopted the Democrats' foreign policy." "The traditional Republican position has always
been anti-war." "In the year 2000, we won the election by
condemning the Democrats for nation-building and policing the world."
George W. Bush: "I don't think our troops ought to be used for what's called "nation-building."
Ron Paul: "What are we doing now? We're bogged down in another war, we're bankrupting our
country [...] and nobody even seems to care. The dollar's crashing, and you're talking
about these technicalities about who said what when!?
"The people who say there will be a bloodbath are the ones who said it would be a cakewalk,
it would be a slam dunk, and that it would be paid for by oil. Why believe them? They've
been wrong on everything they've said." "How many more do you want to lose? How long
are we going to be there? How long--what do we have to do to save face? That's all we're
doing is saving face! It's time we came home!" "Bring the troops home! That's what we ought
to do." Dwight Eisenhower: "We must guard against
the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial
complex." George W. Bush: "I think one way for us to
end up being viewed as the ugly American, is for us to go around the world saying, 'We
do it this way, so should you.'" "If we're an arrogant nation, they'll resent
us--" Mitt Romney: "You sit down with your attorneys
and [they'll] tell you what you have to do, but--"
Ron Paul: "It's good to follow the Constitution, except for war! Let the President go to war
any time they want!" "Why don't we just open up the Constitution
and read it!? You're not allowed to go to war without a Declaration of War."
George W. Bush: "... if we're a humble nation but strong, they'll welcome us."
"... and that's why we've got to be humble." "I think the United States must be humble."
"Maybe I'm missing something here! I mean, we're gonna have kind of a nation-building
corps from America? Absolutely not! Our military is meant to fight and win war!"
Rudy Giuliani: "We need to look at nation-building as part of what we have to teach our military."
George W. Bush: "We went into Russia. We said, 'Here's some IMF money.' It ended up in Viktor
Chernomyrdin's pocket, and others... and yet we played like there was reform. The only
people who are going to reform Russia are Russia. They're going to have to make the
decision themselves." Ron Paul: "We borrow $10 billion from China,
and then we give it to Musharraf, who is a military dictator, who overthrew an elected
government. And then we go to war, we lose all these lives, promoting democracy in Iraq."
George W. Bush: "I am worried about over-committing our military around the world."
Ron Paul: "The peace candidate always wins." Martin Luther King, Jr.: "Don't let anybody
make you think that God chose America as his divine, messianic force to be a sort of policeman
of the whole world." [...]
Ron Paul: "It would be like if the Chinese had their navy in the Gulf of Mexico and had
bases in New Hampshire and Texas, and they think we wouldn't pull out our guns and do
some shooting?" [...]
Ron Paul: "This whole idea that we're supposed to sacrifice liberty for security--we were
advised against that. Don't we remember that when you sacrifice liberty for security, you
lose both!? We have a national ID card on our doorsteps. It's being implemented right
now. We have FISA courts, we have warrantless searches, we've lost Habeas Corpus, we've
had secret prisons around the world, and we have torture going on. That's un-American..."
Ronald Reagan: "There can be no real peace while one American is dying someplace in the
world for the rest of us." Ron Paul: "I supported Ronald Reagan in 1976
and there were only four members of Congress that did, and also in 1980. And Ronald Reagan
came and campaigned for me in 1978." [...]
Ron Paul: "We need a new foreign policy that says we ought to mind our own business, bring
our troops home, defend this country, defend our borders--"
[...] [...]
Ron Paul: "... correct the mistake, not to continue the mistake!"
"It is now time to end the war and bring our troops home!"
[...] Ron Paul: "I want us out of the U.N., the
IMF, the World Bank, the WTO, NAFTA, and CAFTA." "... and those of you who are so high-minded
about sovereignty, you wouldn't support this war because there's two reasons we've gone
to war. One, to go after the weapons, which didn't exist. And the other, was to enforce
U.N. resolutions, and that's criminal!" Barry Goldwater: "Extremism in the defense
of liberty is no vice." Daniel Hannan: "The guy I'd have really voted
for in your election is Ron Paul." Sarah Palin: "He's cool. He is a good guy.
He's a good guy, he's so independent. He's independent of, like, the party machine, and
I'm like, 'Right on,' you know, that, so am I."
Jack Cafferty: "I like Ron Paul, and I'm not a Republican/Democrat, I just happen to like
his message." "I wish you'd run again, and I wish the American
public would start listening to you, but I guess, you know, wishes are wishes."
[...] Ron Paul: "You never change more than 50%.
You just have to change the people who are in leadership. And once their attitudes change,
the whole country will shift."