• This is a political forum that is non-biased/non-partisan and treats every persons position on topics equally. This debate forum is not aligned to any political party. In today's politics, many ideas are split between and even within all the political parties. Often we find ourselves agreeing on one platform but some topics break our mold. We are here to discuss them in a civil political debate. If this is your first visit to our political forums, be sure to check out the RULES. Registering for debate politics is necessary before posting. Register today to participate - it's free!
  • Welcome to our archives. No new posts are allowed here.

Republican congressman says US close to dictatorship.

Stinger

DP Veteran
Joined
May 3, 2005
Messages
15,097
Reaction score
537
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Very Conservative
He's a libertarian who runs on the Republican ticket, a John Bircher, his comments are not surprising.
 

XShipRider

Member
Joined
Oct 10, 2005
Messages
144
Reaction score
0
Location
Ohio
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Private
fourddream said:
Republican Congrssman Ron Paul has gone on record saying US on verge of dictatorship.
Read interview here:

http://www.infowars.com/articles/Bush/paul_predicts_bush_impeachment.htm
For a guy, me, who only uses his right blinker... the article points out some,
not all, things I certainly agree with.

The Patriot Act is a misnomer. Patriots, in the historical sense, would have
never allowed such legislation to see the light of day.

The pendulum of oppression is swinging. It's gaining momentum as we
speak. Lord help us if another 9/11 type incident occurs -- can you say
"police state?" Laugh. Until it affects the current set of "patriots" this
laugh will be subdued. Once it does affect everyone, it's only a matter
of time, then, and only then, will people take notice. Problem? It'll be
too late to turn back the clock.

Business will buy right into the patriot hype. One good computer worm
or viral infection will lead big business to beg for government intervention.
This intervention will be in the form of internet control. No one will
squawk because it will be deemed for the good of the economy.

Remember, we're all just one bill or one SC decision from totalitarianism.:spin:
 

zymurgy

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 28, 2006
Messages
863
Reaction score
0
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Very Conservative
A true statesman.

"It's getting close to it, it's called usurpation of power and it's done in many ways with Congress just going along because they're sound asleep and this certainly is an attack on our Constitution and on our freedoms."
 

SixStringHero

DP Veteran
Joined
Jun 7, 2005
Messages
1,587
Reaction score
133
Location
Southwest
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Independent
It seems to me that people are highly ignorant of what the actual Patriot Act entails.

Michael Moore types did a good job of spreading rhetoric and misinformation on this.
 

zymurgy

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 28, 2006
Messages
863
Reaction score
0
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Very Conservative
SixStringHero said:
It seems to me that people are highly ignorant of what the actual Patriot Act entails.

Michael Moore types did a good job of spreading rhetoric and misinformation on this.
And what makes you so enlightened? Do you feel you know more about it then Ron Paul?
 

LogicalReason

Member
Joined
Mar 16, 2006
Messages
108
Reaction score
0
Location
Ohio
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Slightly Conservative
zymurgy said:
And what makes you so enlightened? Do you feel you know more about it then Ron Paul?
He actually might.. Congress is not always that well informed about the issues they vote on. They just vote with the party usually.

A quote from that article
"It's getting close to it, it's called usurpation of power and it's done in many ways with Congress just going along because they're sound asleep and this certainly is an attack on our Constitution and on our freedoms." - Congressman Ron Paul

- To use his metaphor.. if Congress is sound asleep its his job to wake them the hell up.
 

zymurgy

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 28, 2006
Messages
863
Reaction score
0
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Very Conservative
LogicalReason said:
He actually might.. Congress is not always that well informed about the issues they vote on. They just vote with the party usually.

A quote from that article
"It's getting close to it, it's called usurpation of power and it's done in many ways with Congress just going along because they're sound asleep and this certainly is an attack on our Constitution and on our freedoms." - Congressman Ron Paul

- To use his metaphor.. if Congress is sound asleep its his job to wake them the hell up.
Unfortunately, Ron Paul is not like most politicians.

This poster has given no reason to suggest he is any more versed in the patriot act then you or I.

I suggest people should bring the cliff notes prior to the long climb up the soap box.
 

barfolemew

New member
Joined
Jan 18, 2006
Messages
20
Reaction score
0
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Independent
How is this a political scandal?
 
H

hipsterdufus

XShipRider said:
For a guy, me, who only uses his right blinker... the article points out some,
not all, things I certainly agree with.

The Patriot Act is a misnomer. Patriots, in the historical sense, would have
never allowed such legislation to see the light of day.

The pendulum of oppression is swinging. It's gaining momentum as we
speak. Lord help us if another 9/11 type incident occurs -- can you say
"police state?" Laugh. Until it affects the current set of "patriots" this
laugh will be subdued. Once it does affect everyone, it's only a matter
of time, then, and only then, will people take notice. Problem? It'll be
too late to turn back the clock.

Business will buy right into the patriot hype. One good computer worm
or viral infection will lead big business to beg for government intervention.
This intervention will be in the form of internet control. No one will
squawk because it will be deemed for the good of the economy.

Remember, we're all just one bill or one SC decision from totalitarianism.:spin:
Well said. We'd probably be safer from terror attacks in a state of Marshall Law - is that where we want this country to go?

How about making the speed limit 5 MPH to eliminate fatal traffic accidents?
 
Top Bottom