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Ron Paul, American Hero

moulinroe Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 5:58 PM
The Republican Party enjoys large government when they are in charge and champion small government when not. The Republican Party systematically champions those who 'fight' large government when they are not the party "in charge." Do people here remember Ruby Ridge? Ashamedly, many conservatives made Randy Weaver a 'hero.' Remember him? This so-called 'hero' of Newt Gingrich and the Republican Party in the 1990's, used his wife as a shield as he shot and murdered an FBI agent in Idaho. The incident at Ruby Ridge became an instrument for the Republican Party to gut and hollow out the FBI.
Corbett_ Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 9:30 PM
Remember the "crimes" committed by the people at Ruby Ridge prior to the FBI's siege? There were none. These people simply refused to act as FBI informants. So the FBI decided to kill them.
Dr_Zinj Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 8:54 AM
Remember the FBI consorted with the Winter Hill mob in Boston, allowing Whitey Bulger to send his minions to kill dozens of people, including telex CEO Roger Wheeler? And then the FBI spent years covering that up before surrendering a couple corrupt agents as the fall guys.

On Wednesday, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) delivered a 48-minute farewell address on the House floor after serving 30 years in Congress. His farewell speech is arguably the best in his career.

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Paul Highlights

The major stumbling block to real change in Washington is the total resistance to admitting that the country is broke. This has made compromising, just...