After spending more than two decades in Congress vigorously standing up for liberty, peace, sound money, free markets, and the U.S. Constitution, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), a hero to constitutionalists and libertarians all over the world, offered a stark warning about the dark future facing the United States and the American people without dramatic changes. However, the message was not all gloom and doom. In fact, there was also a sense of hope evident in his historic farewell speech. (Video available at link below.)
Still, the immediate future will be turbulent and filled with peril, Rep. Paul warned, saying we live in a “dangerous period.” Economic implosion and widespread poverty resulting from central monetary planning, never-ending wars and widespread government intervention in the market will lead to a tragedy of epic proportions, he explained. Tyranny may reign as the final vestiges of individual liberty are stripped away.
“Many are now acknowledging that a financial crisis looms, but few understand it is, in reality, a moral crisis. It’s the moral crisis that has allowed our liberties to be undermined and permits the exponential growth of illegal government power,” Rep. Paul declared on the floor of the House of Representatives on November 14. “Without a clear understanding of the nature of the crisis it will be difficult to prevent a steady march toward tyranny and the poverty that will accompany it.”
Rep. Paul also outlined his philosophy, explaining that neither the government nor individuals have the moral right to initiate violence or force against others, but that America is moving toward a time when both will claim the authority to do so. “If this cycle is not reversed, society will break down,” he warned, citing a transformation in people’s values and morality as the key to achieving peace, liberty, prosperity, and a better world.
Among the most serious impending dangers facing America, of course, is a collapse of the U.S. dollar and the subsequent implosion of the global economy — a threat that Rep. Paul has warned about for years and that has recently been acknowledged even by establishment analysts.
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