Ron Paul: U.S. reached point of no return

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | NOVEMBER 15, 2012

Former presidential candidate and Texas Representative, Ron Paul had an opportunity to talk to the American people Wednesday in what he called his farewell speech. Dr. Paul, who got cheated during the last Republican primaries and caucuses by the Romney political machine, spoke about the United States path to the reality it is living today and how the country has arrived at a moment when the country is simply gone.

Mr. Paul, who spoke from the floor of the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C, reminded his colleagues in Congress and the American people as a whole, that the U.S. has deviated from its original path and that little recourse is left to help take it back to where it is supposed to be. Ron Paul served in office for the best part of the last three decades. During his time in Washington, Dr. Paul warned the nation about the dangerous trend that seemed to be growing in the U.S. regarding the violation of constitutional principles and the uncontrolled expansion of the state.

Most, if not all of Ron Paul’s predictions regarding where the United States would be if the trend was not reversed have now come true. The U.S. is, according many experts, a living Police State, where the federal government imposes its draconian policies on the people, where government employees seek to micromanage the lives of their fellow friends and neighbors for the sake of empowering themselves and where citizens are enemies of the state because they speak their mind in public.

Ron Paul reviewed the current condition of the United States as the Union it is by saying that “poverty is nor rampant and dependency of the Federal Government is now worse than any time in our history. All this with minimum concern for the deficit and unfounded liabilities that common sense tells us, can’t go on much longer.” This sentence summarizes Ron Paul’s message from Wednesday, which has been the same consistent one since he began his political career early in the 1970s.

Ron Paul’s last speech on the House floor served to remind his colleagues and the public how they have been instruments for the demise of the country and victims of the hubris accumulated in the minds of their trusted representatives in the U.S. Congress. He also reminded everyone that the country’s foreign policy, not liberty or wealth, is what made it unsafe to be an American. “The major stumbling block to real change in Washington is the total resistance to admitting that the country is broke.”

Watch Dr. Ron Paul’s complete speech below:

Ron Paul added that despite the growing number of people depending on Government to survive, and although history shows that even in times of deep economic and political distress people seem to look for more big government, the number of citizens embracing liberty and its principles has grown exponentially since he began his political career back in 1976.

Dr. Paul recognized that the demise of the American Empire was due to two main reasons: the establishment of the Income Tax and the creation of the Federal Reserve Banking System. Ron Paul was the strongest advocate of a movement to END THE FED, and to AUDIT the Federal Reserve System given its history of operating outside any kind of government control. In fact, as many readers already know, the FED is a private entity which was voted by Congress with the responsibility to create money out of thin air to sustain a never-ending scheme of deficit spending.

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Why is Rahm Emanuel Defending the Federal Reserve?

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President Barack Obama’s campaign pledge was to defend the little guy. So why is Rahm Emanuel, the White House Chief of Staff,Rahm Emanuelagainst auditing the Federal Reserve Bank?

Long before the financial crisis of 2007 crashed across the planet, a soft-spoken Congressman from Texas was leading a one-man campaign that would force the Federal Reserve Bank to crack open its dusty books for an annual public inspection.

Ron Paul, 74, regularly met with howls of protest when he tried to warn about the Bank’s secretive ways. But his dogged determination has (almost) paid off, as dozens of his colleagues are jumping on the audit bandwagon, and his efforts to regulate the Federal Reserve Bank are just a few votes from being realized.

But first, what is the Federal Reserve Bank? Well, considering the strange way it came into existence many decades ago (during a secret meeting on Jekyll Island off the coast of Georgia, attended by a handful of America’s richest individuals), some would argue it is the single most-powerful syndicate ever imagined.

Following on the heels of the meeting at Jekyll Island in 1913, when most of the Senate was out of town on Christmas holiday, the Federal Reserve Act was voted into force. Yet despite the official-sounding “federal” in its name, the Bank has no connection with the US government. It is for all intents and purposes just another corporation, albeit one with the power to a) control the money supply; b) control interest rates; and c) lend money to the US government – at interest, which is paid by, yes, the US taxpayer.

“The law says that the GAO (Government Accountability Office) has the right to audit the Federal Reserve,” Paul warned the Conservative Political Action Conference. “But we are prohibited from getting any answers from the Fed, yet they have more money and more control over out lives and our dollars and your future. They have control over the foreign policy and the domestic policy and you don’t have any right to know anything about it, because I can’t even get the information.”

Paul called the ability of the Federal Reserve to print money and play with interest rates at will “a monstrous fraud.” (To watch video of Ron Paul addressing CPAC, click here).

But these financial fears are not new, and have been expressed by some of the most powerful men in America’s history.

“The real truth of the matter is that a financial element… has owned the government since the days of Andrew Jackson,” admitted Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933, when the effects of the Depression were at its worst. Unfortunately, only in days of despair and desperation does truth reveal its ugly head.

For Thomas Jefferson, the entire notion of an outside power controlling the money supply was equivalent to slavery.

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of currency… the banks and corporations that grow up around them will deprive the people of their property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

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