Monday, February 27, 2012
Ron Paul Only U.S. Presidential Candidate Warning of Fascist Takeover In America
Contributed by Sherwood Ross
According to the Associated Press reporter who covered his speech, “Paul repeatedly denounced President Barack Obama’s recent enactment of a law requiring military custody of anyone suspected to be associated with al-Qaida and involved in planning an attack on the
” (Note: Paul is a consistent
defender of individual rights. He also opposed that previous horrific piece of
totalitarian legislation mislabeled as the Patriot Act.) U.S.
Republican Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate of either party to tell the truth that
is “slipping into a fascist system.” America
That is unquestionably the critical issue of the hour for the
and one that Paul’s Republican fellow candidates and their Democratic opponent
President Obama choose to ignore. United States of America
Hand in hand with this existential crisis is that a nation that goes fascist at home invariably becomes a tyrant abroad. Thus, the Congressman from
is right on the mark when he calls for the predatory U.S.
to pull its troops out of the Middle East and Africa
and close down its foreign bases. The , indisputably, with its 1,000
military bases at home and a thousand more abroad, is now the most
awesome military power ever. U.S.
“We’ve slipped away from a true Republic,” Paul told a cheering crowd of followers at a Feb. 18th rally in
“Now we’re slipping into a
fascist system where it’s a combination of government and big business and
authoritarian rule and the suppression of the individual rights of each and
every American citizen.” Kansas City,
When Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act(NDAA) into law last New Year’s Eve he pledged he would not subject citizens to indefinite military detention without trial. Yet if Mr. Obama should change his mind, who lives free and who is shackled behind bars is up to him, not to any legal system. The rights guaranteed in the Constitution are worth zero to a person who can be imprisoned indefinitely on Mr. Obama’s say-so.
Ralph Munyan, a Republican committeeman who attended the Paul rally, told AP he agreed with Paul’s warnings of a “fascist system” and Paul’s pledges to end the War on Drugs as well as
involvement in wars overseas. By contrast, candidates Mitt Romney, Rick
Santorum, and Newt Gingrich are all hawks spoiling for a fight with U.S. and who
leave peace-minded Republican voters no one to turn to save Paul. Iran
An article on Paul published in the Feb. 27th issue of “The New Yorker” quotes him as saying, “We thought Obama might help us and get us out of some of these messes. But now we’re in more countries than ever---we can’t even keep track of how many places our troops are!”
In the evaluation of “New Yorker” reporter Kelefa Sanneh, “So far, the Paul campaign is neither a groundswell nor a failure. He is slowly collecting delegates...” which could impact the final selection of the nominee even if they do not have the strength to nominate Paul.
Overall, Paul’s message appears to be “doing better, state by state, than he did in 2008,” Sanneh writes, but “he has conspicuously failed to establish himself as this year’s Tea Party candidate.”
“People don’t think of Paul as a top-tier Republican candidate partly because they think of him as a libertarian: anti-tax and anti-bailout, but also antiwar, anti-empire, and, sometimes, anti-Republican,” Sanneh continues.
To date, Paul’s shining contribution to the 2012 campaign is educational---even if the major networks and cable powerhouse Fox News downplay his candidacy in their primary night election coverage. Some of what he says gets through to the public, particularly youthful voters. On the grave issues of totalitarianism at home and tyranny abroad, Paul is the last truth-teller. As such, Paul is a dove fighting for survival among a flock of hawks, and his chances are not bright. #
(Sherwood Ross heads a public relations firm for political candidates who favor peace and prosperity. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.)