–Ron Paul’s brilliant defense of Wikileaks

The debt hawks are to economics as the creationists are to biology. Those, who do not understand monetary sovereignty, do not understand economics. Cutting the federal deficit is the most ignorant and damaging step the federal government could take. It ranks ahead of the Hawley-Smoot Tariff.

This is amazing. I always, always, always disagree with Ron Paul. Always. But suddenly, he says something with which I agree wholeheartedly. I will post it here just as it was on “Ron Paul’s Passionate Defense Of Julian Assange And WikiLeaks On House Floor”

Number 1: Do the America People deserve know the truth regarding the ongoing wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen?

Number 2: Could a larger question be: how can an army private access so much secret information?

Number 3: Why is the hostility directed at Assange, the publisher, and not at our government’s failure to protect classified information?

Number 4: Are we getting our money’s worth of the 80 Billion dollars per year spent on intelligence gathering?

Number 5: Which has resulted in the greatest number of deaths: lying us into war, or Wikileaks revelations, or the release of the Pentagon Papers?

Number 6: If Assange can be convicted of a crime for publishing information that he did not steal, what does this say about the future of the first amendment and the independence of the internet?

Number 7: Could it be that the real reason for the near universal attacks on Wikileaks is more about secretly maintaining a seriously flawed foreign policy of empire than it is about national security?

Number 8: Is there not a huge difference between releasing secret information to help the enemy in a time of declared war, which is treason, and the releasing of information to expose our government lies that promote secret wars, death and corruption?

Number 9: Was it not once considered patriotic to stand up to our government when it is wrong?

My sentiments, exactly.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell

No nation can tax itself into prosperity. Those who say the stimulus “didn’t work” remind me of the guy whose house is on fire. A neighbor runs with a garden hose and starts spraying, but the fire continues. The neighbor wants to call the fire department, which would bring the big hoses, but the guy says, “Don’t call. As you can see, water doesn’t put out fires.”

One thought on “–Ron Paul’s brilliant defense of Wikileaks

  1. I totally agree about Wikileaks. I also probably disagree with Ron Paul as often as you do, but I still respect him because he has the courage to take unpopular positions, he is reasonably intellectually consistent, and he still uses language to express ideas as opposed to sound bytes designed to manipulate people. Same with Dennis Kucinich and Bernie Sanders. Do I like all their ideas? Of course not. But I can live with people I disagree with. It’s the idiots who confuse image and identity with ideas (like, oh, to pick a random example, people who think they’re saying something important by shooting a caribou on the tundra) that grieve me.


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