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37 Excellent Questions From Ron Paul's Farewell Speech PIOG
November 15, 2012 at 3:58 PM

What does the White House have to say to the 37 questions Ron Paul raised in his Farewell Speech? Sign this petition to find out! 

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/answer-37-questions-ron-paul-asked-during-his-farewell-speech/3ZLR0l2b

37 Excellent Questions from Ron Paul's Farewell Speech


1) Why are sick people who use medical marijuana put in prison? 

2) Why does the federal government restrict the drinking of raw milk? 

3) Why can’t Americans manufacturer rope and other products from hemp? 

4) Why are Americans not allowed to use gold and silver as legal tender as mandated by the Constitution? 

5) Why is Germany concerned enough to consider repatriating their gold held by the FED for her in New York? 

6) Is it that the trust in the U.S. and dollar supremacy beginning to wane? 

7) Why do our political leaders believe it’s unnecessary to thoroughly audit our own gold? 

8) Why can’t Americans decide which type of light bulbs they can buy? 

9) Why is the TSA permitted to abuse the rights of any American traveling by air? 

10) Why should there be mandatory sentences—even up to life for crimes without victims—as our drug laws require? 

11) Why have we allowed the federal government to regulate commodes in our homes? 

12) Why is it political suicide for anyone to criticize AIPAC ? 

13) Why haven’t we given up on the drug war since it’s an obvious failure and violates the people’s rights? 

14) Has nobody noticed that the authorities can’t even keep drugs out of the prisons? 

15) How can making our entire society a prison solve the problem? 

16) Why do we sacrifice so much getting needlessly involved in border disputes and civil strife around the world and ignore the root cause of the most deadly border in the world-the one between Mexico and the US? 

17) Why does Congress willingly give up its prerogatives to the Executive Branch? 

18) Why does changing the party in power never change policy? 

19) Could it be that the views of both parties are essentially the same? 

20) Why did the big banks, the large corporations, and foreign banks and foreign central banks get bailed out in 2008 and the middle class lost their jobs and their homes? 

21) Why do so many in the government and the federal officials believe that creating money out of thin air creates wealth? 

22)Why do so many accept the deeply flawed principle that government bureaucrats and politicians can protect us from ourselves without totally destroying the principle of liberty? 

23) Why can’t people understand that war always destroys wealth and liberty? 

24) Why is there so little concern for the Executive Order that gives the President authority to establish a “kill list,” including American citizens, of those targeted for assassination? 

25) Why is patriotism thought to be blind loyalty to the government and the politicians who run it, rather than loyalty to the principles of liberty and support for the people? 

26) Why is it is claimed that if people won’t or can’t take care of their own needs, that people in government can do it for them? 

27) Why did we ever give the government a safe haven for initiating violence against the people? 

28) Why do some members defend free markets, but not civil liberties? 

29) Why do some members defend civil liberties but not free markets? 

30) Aren’t they the same? 

31) Why don’t more defend both economic liberty and personal liberty? 

32) Why are there not more individuals who seek to intellectually influence others to bring about positive changes than those who seek power to force others to obey their commands? 

33)Why does the use of religion to support a social gospel and preemptive wars, both of which requires authoritarians to use violence, or the threat of violence, go unchallenged? 

34) Why do we allow the government and the Federal Reserve to disseminate false information dealing with both economic and foreign policy? 

35) Why is democracy held in such high esteem when it’s the enemy of the minority and makes all rights relative to the dictates of the majority? 

36) Why should anyone be surprised that Congress has no credibility, since there’s such a disconnect between what politicians say and what they do? 

37) Is there any explanation for all the deception, the unhappiness, the fear of the future, the loss of confidence in our leaders, the distrust, the anger and frustration?

Replies

  • mom_dl6
    by mom_dl6
    November 15, 2012 at 4:18 PM

     Not sure we will ever get a good answer on these ?'s 

  • PiNkIsPuNk
    November 15, 2012 at 4:23 PM
    I wish he was our president!
  • Clairwil
    November 16, 2012 at 6:03 AM
    Quoting louzannalady:

    35) Why is democracy held in such high esteem when it’s the enemy of the minority and makes all rights relative to the dictates of the majority? 

    Direct democracy is not the only form of democracy.  Representative democracy, constitutional democracy, etc are all variants.   The key principle is that the people can replace the rulers via the ballot box rather than via violence.

    The alternatives to democracy are tyranny and anarchy, and for all its flaws, democracy has a better track record than either of those two systems.

  • Clairwil
    November 16, 2012 at 6:05 AM
    Quoting louzannalady:

    17) Why does Congress willingly give up its prerogatives to the Executive Branch? 

    Because a camel is a horse, designed by committee.

  • Clairwil
    November 16, 2012 at 6:14 AM
    Quoting louzannalady:

    28) Why do some members defend free markets, but not civil liberties? 

    29) Why do some members defend civil liberties but not free markets? 

    30) Aren’t they the same? 

    No, they are not the same.  DH drew this diagram:

     ###################
    #                #
    #  P    EF  F    #
    #  \  |  /    #
    #    m  |  /      #
    #    \ | /      #
    #      \|/        #
    # SS-h--*--t-SF  #
    #      /|\        #
    #    / | \      #
    #    p  |  \      #
    #  /  |  \    #
    #  S    ES  I    #
    #                #
    ###################

    EF = Economic Freedom
    F = Freedom
    SF = Social Freedom
    I = Idealism
    ES = Economic Security
    S = Security
    SS = Social Security
    P = Pragmatism

    The p,h,t & m are Brin's Four Memes: paranoia, homogeneity, tolerance & machismo


    Politics isn't a straight line.

  • Clairwil
    November 16, 2012 at 6:21 AM
    Quoting louzannalady:

    23) Why can’t people understand that war always destroys wealth and liberty? 

    Because it doesn't ?

    Sadly, wars can be good for the economy of the victor (sometimes, it isn't guaranteed).

    The liberty one depends on how you're defining war.  If someone invades you, can you avoid war by surrendering?   If someone has invaded several other countries and is likely to invade you, and defeating the aggressor will free those other conquored countries, might that increase liberty?

  • Clairwil
    November 16, 2012 at 6:23 AM
    Quoting louzannalady:

    18) Why does changing the party in power never change policy? 

    19) Could it be that the views of both parties are essentially the same? 

    An extraterrestrial robot and spaceship has just landed on earth. The robot steps out of the spaceship...]

    “I come in peace,” it said, adding after a long moment of further grinding, “take me to your Lizard.”

    Ford Prefect, of course, had an explanation for this, as he sat with Arthur and watched the nonstop frenetic news reports on television, none of which had anything to say other than to record that the thing had done this amount of damage which was valued at that amount of billions of pounds and had killed this totally other number of people, and then say it again, because the robot was doing nothing more than standing there, swaying very slightly, and emitting short incomprehensible error messages.

    “It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see…”

    “You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?”

    “No,” said Ford, who by this time was a little more rational and coherent than he had been, having finally had the coffee forced down him, “nothing so simple. Nothing anything like to straightforward. On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people.”

    “Odd,” said Arthur, “I thought you said it was a democracy.”

    “I did,” said ford. “It is.”

    “So,” said Arthur, hoping he wasn’t sounding ridiculously obtuse, “why don’t the people get rid of the lizards?”

    “It honestly doesn’t occur to them,” said Ford. “They’ve all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they’ve voted in more or less approximates to the government they want.”

    “You mean they actually vote for the lizards?”

    “Oh yes,” said Ford with a shrug, “of course.”

    “But,” said Arthur, going for the big one again, “why?”

    “Because if they didn’t vote for a lizard,” said Ford, “the wrong lizard might get in. Got any gin?”

    “What?”

    “I said,” said Ford, with an increasing air of urgency creeping into his voice, “have you got any gin?”

    “I’ll look. Tell me about the lizards.”

    Ford shrugged again.

    “Some people say that the lizards are the best thing that ever happened to them,” he said. “They’re completely wrong of course, completely and utterly wrong, but someone’s got to say it.”


    (Source: Douglas Adams, of course)

  • TexasWife
    November 16, 2012 at 6:37 AM

    interesting.

  • MommaGreenhalge
    November 16, 2012 at 7:34 AM
    FTW! This is possibly the best post I have ever seen on CM.


    Quoting Clairwil:


    Quoting louzannalady:

    18) Why does changing the party in power never change policy? 

    19) Could it be that the views of both parties are essentially the same? 

    An extraterrestrial robot and spaceship has just landed on earth. The robot steps out of the spaceship...]

    “I come in peace,” it said, adding after a long moment of further grinding, “take me to your Lizard.”


    Ford Prefect, of course, had an explanation for this, as he sat with
    Arthur and watched the nonstop frenetic news reports on television, none
    of which had anything to say other than to record that the thing had
    done this amount of damage which was valued at that amount of billions
    of pounds and had killed this totally other number of people, and then
    say it again, because the robot was doing nothing more than standing
    there, swaying very slightly, and emitting short incomprehensible error
    messages.


    “It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see…”


    “You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?”


    “No,” said Ford, who by this time was a little more rational and
    coherent than he had been, having finally had the coffee forced down
    him, “nothing so simple. Nothing anything like to straightforward. On
    its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people
    hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people.”


    “Odd,” said Arthur, “I thought you said it was a democracy.”


    “I did,” said ford. “It is.”


    “So,” said Arthur, hoping he wasn’t sounding ridiculously obtuse, “why don’t the people get rid of the lizards?”


    “It honestly doesn’t occur to them,” said Ford. “They’ve all got the
    vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they’ve voted
    in more or less approximates to the government they want.”


    “You mean they actually vote for the lizards?”


    “Oh yes,” said Ford with a shrug, “of course.”


    “But,” said Arthur, going for the big one again, “why?”


    “Because if they didn’t vote for a lizard,” said Ford, “the wrong lizard might get in. Got any gin?”


    “What?”


    “I said,” said Ford, with an increasing air of urgency creeping into his voice, “have you got any gin?”


    “I’ll look. Tell me about the lizards.”


    Ford shrugged again.


    “Some people say that the lizards are the best thing that ever
    happened to them,” he said. “They’re completely wrong of course,
    completely and utterly wrong, but someone’s got to say it.”


    (Source: Douglas Adams, of course)


  • louzannalady
    November 16, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Complete awesomeness! : ) 

    Quoting Clairwil:

    Quoting louzannalady:

    18) Why does changing the party in power never change policy? 

    19) Could it be that the views of both parties are essentially the same? 

    An extraterrestrial robot and spaceship has just landed on earth. The robot steps out of the spaceship...]

    “I come in peace,” it said, adding after a long moment of further grinding, “take me to your Lizard.”

    Ford Prefect, of course, had an explanation for this, as he sat with Arthur and watched the nonstop frenetic news reports on television, none of which had anything to say other than to record that the thing had done this amount of damage which was valued at that amount of billions of pounds and had killed this totally other number of people, and then say it again, because the robot was doing nothing more than standing there, swaying very slightly, and emitting short incomprehensible error messages.

    “It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see…”

    “You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?”

    “No,” said Ford, who by this time was a little more rational and coherent than he had been, having finally had the coffee forced down him, “nothing so simple. Nothing anything like to straightforward. On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people.”

    “Odd,” said Arthur, “I thought you said it was a democracy.”

    “I did,” said ford. “It is.”

    “So,” said Arthur, hoping he wasn’t sounding ridiculously obtuse, “why don’t the people get rid of the lizards?”

    “It honestly doesn’t occur to them,” said Ford. “They’ve all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they’ve voted in more or less approximates to the government they want.”

    “You mean they actually vote for the lizards?”

    “Oh yes,” said Ford with a shrug, “of course.”

    “But,” said Arthur, going for the big one again, “why?”

    “Because if they didn’t vote for a lizard,” said Ford, “the wrong lizard might get in. Got any gin?”

    “What?”

    “I said,” said Ford, with an increasing air of urgency creeping into his voice, “have you got any gin?”

    “I’ll look. Tell me about the lizards.”

    Ford shrugged again.

    “Some people say that the lizards are the best thing that ever happened to them,” he said. “They’re completely wrong of course, completely and utterly wrong, but someone’s got to say it.”


    (Source: Douglas Adams, of course)


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