Ron Paul's farewell speech in November 2012 made the rounds on the Internet, but due to skepticism over the Texas congressman's words, Infowars pieced together news clips and backup documentation to show that Paul speaks the truth. Hence the birth of "Ron Paul: The Film."
Paul, a 77-year-old Texas Republican who is retiring from the House in January, posed several questions. Since President Barack Obama's re-election, the White House website has filled up with tens of thousands of electronic signatures from citizens wanting their state to secede from the United States, as reported in the Allvoices article, "US indivisible?"
But on top of that, another petition has joined the secession desires, this one wanting the Obama administration to respond to several questions Paul posed in his farewell speech: Answer ALL the questions posed by Congressman Ron Paul in his final speech on the House floor, Nov. 14, 2012
In 2012, more young people became aware of the damage "big government" continues to do to our economy and civil liberties as thousands showed up to his rallies, Paul points out.
Paul begins wrapping up his speech with the five greatest dangers that the American people face to impede a goal of a free society. What are they?
1. The continuous attack on our civil liberties which threatens the rule of law and our ability to resist the onrush of tyranny.
2. Violent anti-Americanism that has engulfed the world. Because the phenomenon of “blow-back” is not understood or denied, our foreign policy is destined to keep us involved in many wars that we have no business being in. National bankruptcy and a greater threat to our national security will result.
3. The ease in which we go to war, without a declaration by Congress, but accepting international authority from the UN or NATO even for preemptive wars, otherwise known as aggression.
4. A financial political crisis as a consequence of excessive debt, unfunded liabilities, spending, bailouts, and gross discrepancy in wealth distribution going from the middle class to the rich. The danger of central economic planning, by the Federal Reserve must be understood.
5. World government taking over local and US sovereignty by getting involved in the issues of war, welfare, trade, banking, a world currency, taxes, property ownership, and private ownership of guns.
But Paul doesn't quit there. He ends his talk with solutions, saying, "Happily, there is an answer for these very dangerous trends."
After generously offering possibilities that point back to our founding fathers and The United States Constitution, Paul shares his final words, "I have come to one firm conviction after these many years of trying to figure out 'the plain truth of things.' The best chance for achieving peace and prosperity, for the maximum number of people worldwide, is to pursue the cause of liberty."
What do you think? Are our civil liberties being threatened by our current administration? What will it be: liberty or tyranny?
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