Sunday, February 19, 2012
Ron Paul:U.S. "slipping into a fascist system"
No doubt the term "fascist" is used loosely but what Paul means is that the system is dominated by government and business at the expense of the liberties of citizens. Paul gave a fiery speech at Kansas City Union Station. A short distance away a Republican banquet was taking place.
Paul attracted several thousand cheering supporters while the party establishment supporters dined nearby at the Missouri GOP annual conference. Paul said:"We've slipped away from a true Republic,""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."
Although his aides were aware that Paul was in competition with a speech by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnel who was speaking at the conference Paul himself said he was unaaware of the conflict. Some actually left the banquet to attend the Paul rally.
Among those leaving the banquet for the rally was Ralph Munyan who said he agreed with Paul's warnings. He also supported Paul's vow to end U.S. involvement in wars overseas and also opposed the war against drugs. For more see this article. There is little mainstream coverage of Paul's campaign. His anti-war message is anathema to establishment Republican hawks.