At a convention that included the likes of Glenn Beck, Newt Gingrich, Ann Coulter, Liz Cheney and Mitt Romney, Ron Paul was one of the few voices of reason and sanity. There is hope though–Ron Paul filled the entire convention hall at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference, and some of his supporters were turned away after the room reached its capacity of 1,100 people. Ron Paul also won the straw poll, taking 31% of the vote.
It seems that the public is increasingly being acclimated to the idea of martial law–military troops domestically deployed on the streets of the U.S. (in violation of posse comitatus) acting as enforcers of the law. Recently Brian Stratton, the mayor of Schenectady, New York, announced that he may declare martial law in the wake of numerous police suspensions and terminations that have left the local department shorthanded:
Updated: 03/19/2009 06:07 AMBy: Steve Ference
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Schenectady Police Chief Mark Chaires said, “This is unprecedented – all these officers getting in trouble at the same time for all these different reasons.
Five Schenectady police officers recently accused of everything from driving drunk to beating up a man are leading city officials to look at taking drastic action to fix a department tainted by the few who may have acted illegally, like Darren Lawrence and Michael Brown who are accused of driving while intoxicated…
Currently, officials are reviewing the legal options and planning to present a full report in early April – options like a consolidated county-wide police force or bringing in the State Police.
The mayor said there is another option – and that would be declaring martial law. The governor would have to declare it and then the National Guard would come in. The mayor said it’s more for a transition to a new police force if that were to happen.
He said, “It may be that as a stopgap measure, that you would need military forces – State Police, National Guard.”
The Houston Chronicle (along with CNS and others) is reporting that an inquiry is underway into the possible (probable) violation of federal laws when military personnel assisted during the aftermath of a tragic mass shooting in Samson, Alabama. While the intentions of the military personnel involved were probably good, this sets a dangerous precedent and erodes the barrier posse comitatus is meant to provide against the improper and potentially tyrannical use of military forces.
Most people in the military are good (they contributed more money to Ron Paul during the elections than any other candidate!). Most police officers are good too. But the events outlined above only contribute to the erosion of trust, privacy, and liberty in this nation that began gradually years ago and now is only accelerating. Let’s hope it doesn’t continue.
SEE ALSO: Is Martial Law Coming to a Town Near You? for more information on the threat of martial law in America.
For more background information on the threat of martial law in America click here.
Paul Joseph Watson writes the following at Infowars.com:
The Washington Post today reports on plans to station 20,000 more U.S. troops inside America for purposes of “domestic security” from September 2011, an expansion of Northcom’s militarization of the country in preparation for potential civil unrest following a total economic collapse or a mass terror attack.
“The U.S. military expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside the United States by 2011 trained to help state and local officials respond to a nuclear terrorist attack or other domestic catastrophe, according to Pentagon officials,” reports the Post.
“Domestic emergency deployment may be “just the first example of a series of expansions in presidential and military authority,” or even an increase in domestic surveillance, said Anna Christensen of the ACLU’s National Security Project. And Cato Vice President Gene Healy warned of “a creeping militarization” of homeland security.”
As Alex Jones exposed back in the late 1990’s, U.S. troops have been training for this eventuality for a considerable amount of time. During numerous urban warfare drills that Jones attended and reported on, troops were trained to raid, arrest and imprison U.S. citizens in detention camps as well as taking over public buildings and running checkpoints. During role playing exercises, actors playing prisoners would scream “I’m an American citizen, I have rights” as they were being dragged away by troops…
In the short term, the domestic deployment of troops is likely aimed at combating likely civil unrest that will ensue after a complete economic collapse followed by a devastating period of hyperinflation.
This warning was again echoed a few days ago in a leaked internal memo from Citibank.
“The world is not going back to normal after the magnitude of what they have done. When the dust settles this will either work, and the money they have pushed into the system will feed through into an inflation shock,” wrote Tom Fitzpatrick, Citibank’s chief technical strategist.
The memo predicts “depression, civil disorder and possibly wars” as a fallout from an economic collapse that many say is on the horizon.
Petagon to Detail Troops to Bolster Domestic Security Washington Post
Here is a short report from RT:
The Ron Paul liberty PAC has endorsed several candidates for November:
Grant Cermak – Minnesota, 58-A District – State Representative
Felix Montez – Minnesota, 59-A District – State Representative
Eric Plourde – Michigan, City of Ann Arbor – Candidate for Mayor
R. Kenneth Lindell – Maine, 41st District – State Representative
Jim Hollingsworth – Idaho, 4th District, Seat B – State Representative
Chris Stevens – Idaho, 30th District – State Representative
Tim Utz – Minnesota, 50-A District – State Representative
Rob Alexander – Utah, 35th District – State Representative
John Inks – California, City of Mountain View
Cheryl E. Johnson – Texas, Galveston County – Tax Assessor/Collector
There is a lot to admire about both Cynthia McKinney and Ralph Nadar, but Paul certainly picked the best candidate still running for office in Chuck Baldwin. It’s also kind of funny given what Bob Barr did recently that Paul decided to come out and endorse someone after all — someone besides “Bad Barr” that is. Take that Barr! Maybe the Libertarian Party will run someone decent next time.
The letter/press release from Ron Paul reads in part the following:
The Libertarian Party Candidate admonished me for “remaining neutral” in the presidential race and not stating whom I will vote for in November. It’s true; I have done exactly that due to my respect and friendship and support from both the Constitution and Libertarian Party members. I remain a lifetime member of the Libertarian Party and I’m a ten-term Republican Congressman. It is not against the law to participate in more then one political party. Chuck Baldwin has been a friend and was an active supporter in the presidential campaign.
I continue to wish the Libertarian and Constitution Parties well. The more votes they get, the better. I have attended Libertarian Party conventions frequently over the years.
In some states, one can be on the ballots of two parties, as they can in New York. This is good and attacks the monopoly control of politics by Republicans and Democrats. We need more states to permit this option. This will be a good project for the Campaign for Liberty, along with the alliance we are building to change the process.
I’ve thought about the unsolicited advice from the Libertarian Party candidate, and he has convinced me to reject my neutral stance in the November election. I’m supporting Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party candidate.
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From Campaign For Liberty.com
The following statement is written by Congressman Paul about the pending financial disaster. He will introduce this statement as a special order and insert it into the Congressional Record next week. Fortunately, we have the opportunity to debut it first on the Campaign for Liberty blog. It reads as follows:
I have, for the past 35 years, expressed my grave concern for the future of America. The course we have taken over the past century has threatened our liberties, security and prosperity. In spite of these long-held concerns, I have days—growing more frequent all the time—when I’m convinced the time is now upon us that some Big Events are about to occur. These fast-approaching events will not go unnoticed. They will affect all of us. They will not be limited to just some areas of our country. The world economy and political system will share in the chaos about to be unleashed.
Though the world has long suffered from the senselessness of wars that should have been avoided, my greatest fear is that the course on which we find ourselves will bring even greater conflict and economic suffering to the innocent people of the world—unless we quickly change our ways.
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Ron Paul was on Fox News recently discussing his upcoming counter rally to the neocon Republican convention. The Ron Paul rally is scheduled for September 2nd at the Williams Arena (at the University of Minnesota) in Minneapolis and coincides with the second day of the neocon convention in neighboring St. Paul.
A seemingly glum Neil Cavuto does not appear too excited by the prospect of a counter rally by Dr. Paul. He even asks the (obligatory?) “are you planning on running third party?” question. Well guess what Fox News and neocons… we ain’t voting for McCain and we ain’t going away so get used to it.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review first reported on this story:
Ron Paul Plans His Own Convention
By David Brown
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Maverick GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul has booked an arena in Minneapolis for a “mini-convention” that could steal some of John McCain’s thunder just days before he accepts the Republican nomination…
The campaign hopes the daylong event will “send a message to the Republican Party,” Paul campaign spokesman Jesse Benton tells the Tribune-Review. “There is a growing surge of people out there just craving” for a return “to traditional American government, limited government that places personal liberty first and places an emphasis on personal responsibility and essentially gets out of the way after that,” Benton said. “The buzz we get from supporters is that they are very eager to come to St. Paul and very eager to send a strong message.”
Read the rest here.
Can you imagine a president saying something like this today?
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Here is a good interview with Ron Paul (every interview with Ron Paul is good) from the radio show Brian the Neocon and the Judge on 4.28.08:
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At first I was a bit surprised to see that someone (Israel Anderson[?] from IsraelAnderson.com) went through the trouble to record the arrival and opening of Ron Paul’s new book The Revolution: A Manifesto. But it turns out that it’s actually pretty enjoyable to watch. Buy Ron Paul’s new book at Amazon or wherever books are sold!
This is just a reminder to those of you able to make it to the Freedom Rally tomorrow (April 15, 2008). It’s in Washington D.C. and it starts at 11 AM on the west lawn of the Capitol. It is expected to go all afternoon and into the early evening. Scheduled guests include Ron and Carol Paul, Jack Mclamb and Russell Means — just to name a few. Learn more at www.freedomrally.info
A recent article on The Smirking Chimp did its best to smear libertarians and all they stand for. The article, titled “Climate Reality Bites the Libertarians,” also had the apparent goal of pushing man-made global warming (which many libertarians dispute) and those who dare question the “consensus.” In the article’s name-calling rant it went so far as to claim that “libertarianism [is] practically unworkable and morally untenable in modern industrial society.” This of course is coming from the same crowd calling for mass population controls.
The article is centered around the man-made global warming hoax and says libertarians are “like the kindly Catholic bishop, who will patiently listen to your heresies, all the while never budging an iota from his absolute faith in the authority of the Pontiff.” Apparently the author is suggesting that somehow libertarians are like Catholic bishops, with blind faith in the ideals of liberty and therefore unable to see the global warming “consensus” for what it is. There’s certainly some irony here.
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According to Coast to Coast AM’s website he will also talk about “limited constitutional gov’t, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies, as well as his 2008 presidential bid. Dr. Paul will also take questions.”
This will be some good radio!