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Ron Paul calls for end to foreign aid, applauds House for not extending PATRIOT Act

Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Republican, got the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) crowd’s biggest and most animated reaction of any speaker at the event – and took the stage saying: “I’m glad to see the revolution is continuing.” Paul applauded new House freshmen GOP members for blocking the extension of the PATRIOT Act.

“The PATRIOT Act is literally destruction of Fourth Amendment,” Paul said. “In Washington, they don’t know what’s going on in grassroots America because they assumed everybody loved the PATRIOT Act.”

Paul called for an immediate end to all foreign aid, because “we just flat out don’t have the money,” and because the United States government “shouldn’t prop up dictators” because the U.S. wouldn’t like it  if another country did so here.

“Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country and giving it to the rich people of a poor country,” Paul said. “There’s nothing wrong with staying out of the internal affairs of foreign countries when it’s none of our business.”

Paul said the U.S. government’s “failed foreign policy” has contributed to crises around the world, especially in the Middle East and in Egypt. He compared the situation with now former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to what happened during in Iran with the Shah and the Ayatollah.

Paul called for ending the Federal Reserve, and said that auditing the Fed is the first step in doing so. He said the American people shouldn’t be down on themselves from here on out, and that they must continue fighting.

“We should not have long faces,” Paul said. “We do not know exactly what tomorrow will bring, but I do know that the effort is worth fighting and I do know that we can have a lot of fun defending liberty.”

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  • RPFAE

    As usual, he’s 100% correct. We may not be fortunate enough (or deserving after our mass laziness in regard to our civic duty) to have a “President Paul” but hopefully he is paving the way for someone willing and capable of pulling our country (empire) back from the brink of disaster before it’s too late.

  • kingfish
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lee-Smith/646207371 Lee Smith

    i read that Ron Paul’s voting record is THE most conservative since 1937…still i like many of his ideas on the Fed and on how to fix the Illegal alien problem .

    We should end foreign aid…that money goes straight into the pockets of oppressive leaders..they rob the people of their own country. I would also like us to stop giving money to Mexico for the war on drugs… we lost that war a long time ago. r

    Our government has gotten too big…largest employer in the USA…salaries are way too high…so many duplicate agencies…lots of waste. see

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  • gringott

    It’s Great! Hahahha. All the RINOs will be hatin’, get ready to read the comments.

  • VoxVeritasVee

    Ron Paul has won CPAC 2012

    • VoxVeritasVee

      lol, CPAC 2011.

  • mdiavaro99ro

    If the US or any other rich country truly wishes to provide aid to foreign countries it could do so by buying locally through local charities: you might be surprised to find out it would take far less money to do so. It would also help bring down hysteria related to poisoning and infestation which is a major issue in a lot of African countries. :D

  • mdiavaro99ro

    Actually the weird part about foreign aid is that in a lot of cases we’re talking unfair competition with the local market.

    So, in a way, cutting off some of these foreign aids might actually end up allowing for economic growth and development of those countries. Might also promote better governance too…

    However even cutting these aids might come at a price, as in many cases we’re talking products bought from the US market. Hidden subsidizing for some of the US economic sectors.:D

  • Swamper

    Ron Paul is doing a very credible job right where he is… but he is still linked with the Political Elites of the RNC in a way that would keep him from being a viable candidate for President.

    I would suggest we find a fresh Constitutional Conservative face, one with a feel for both small and large business, economic realities, and most important, without previous elected government office baggage. Let’s give America a real “Grass Roots” choice.

    Herman Cain.