This was one single address to Congress. I’ve placed the actual video at the bottom. It is not short, but I implore you to read each statement and the result in order to fully understand the importance of this address. Knowledge is power. Take a few minutes here and gain some.
Address to Congress, April 26th, 2002
Our government intervention in the economy and in the private affairs of citizens, and the internal affairs of foreign countries, leads to uncertainty and many unintended consequences. Here are some of the consequences about which we should be concerned.
– I predict U.S. taxpayers will pay to rebuild Palestine, both the West Bank and the Gaza, as well as Afghanistan. U.S. taxpayers paid to bomb these areas, so we will be expected to rebuild them. TRUE
– Peace, of sorts, will come to the Middle East, but will be short-lived. There will be big promises of more U.S. money and weapons flowing to Israel and to Arab countries allied with the United States. TRUE
– U.S. troops and others will be used to monitor the “peace.” TRUE
– In time, an oil boycott will be imposed, with oil prices soaring to historic highs. DEVELOPING
– Current Israeli-United States policies will solidify Arab Muslim nations in their efforts to avenge the humiliation of the Palestinians. That will include those Muslim nations that in the past have fought against each other. TRUE
– Some of our moderate Arab allies will be overthrown by Islamic fundamentalists. TRUE
– The U.N. will continue to condemn, through resolutions, Israeli-U.S. policies in the Middle East, and they will be ignored. TRUE
– Some European countries will clandestinely support the Muslim countries and their anti-Israel pursuits. TRUE
– China, ironically assisted by American aid, much more openly will sell to militant Muslims the weapons they want, and will align herself with the Arab nations. TRUE
– The United States, with Tony Blair as head cheerleader, will attack Iraq without proper authority, and a major war, the largest since World War II, will result. TRUE
– Major moves will be made by China, India, Russia, and Pakistan in Central Asia to take advantage of the chaos for the purpose of grabbing land, resources, and strategic advantages sought after for years. TRUE
– The Karzai government will fail, and U.S. military presence will end in Afghanistan. YET TO BE
– An international dollar crisis will dramatically boost interest rates in the United States. DEVELOPING
– Price inflation, with a major economic downturn, will decimate U.S. Federal Government finances, with exploding deficits and uncontrolled spending. TRUE
– Federal Reserve policy will continue at an expanding rate, with massive credit expansion, which will make the dollar crisis worse. [s]Gold will be seen as an alternative to paper money as it returns to its historic role as money.[/s] TRUE
– Erosion of civil liberties here at home will continue as our government responds to political fear in dealing with the terrorist threat by making generous use of the powers obtained with the Patriot Act. TRUE
– The draft will be reinstated, causing domestic turmoil and resentment. UNTRUE
– Many American military personnel and civilians will be killed in the coming conflict. TRUE
– The leaders of whichever side loses the war will be hauled into and tried before the International Criminal Court for war crimes. The United States will not officially lose the war, but neither will we win. Our military and political leaders will not be tried by the International Criminal Court. TRUE
– The Congress and the President will shift radically toward expanding the size and scope of the Federal Government. This will satisfy both the liberals and the conservatives. TRUE
– Military and police powers will grow, satisfying the conservatives. The welfare state, both domestic and international, will expand, satisfying the liberals. Both sides will endorse military adventurism overseas. TRUE
– This is the most important of my predictions: Policy changes could prevent all of the previous predictions from occurring. Unfortunately, that will not occur. In due course, the Constitution will continue to be steadily undermined and the American Republic further weakened. TRUE
– During the next decade, the American people will become poorer and less free, while they become more dependent on the government for economic security. TRUE
– The war will prove to be divisive, with emotions and hatred growing between the various factions and special interests that drive our policies in the Middle East. TRUE
– Agitation from more class warfare will succeed in dividing us domestically, and believe it or not, I expect lobbyists will thrive more than ever during the dangerous period of chaos. TRUE
I have no timetable for these predictions, but just in case, keep them around and look at them in 5 to 10 years. Let us hope and pray that I am wrong on all accounts. If so, I will be very pleased.”
An address to Congress, by Congressman Ron Paul, MD
April 26, 2002
The fact that people didn’t listen is not an indication of his own lack of intelligence, but everyone else’s.
Ron Paul also repeatedly predicted 9/11, the Mortgage crisis and the ensuing collapse of the economy a decade ahead of time, when we still had time to avoid them, along with proposing the changes that would have done so.
Still, somehow, the media – and much of the mindless public-at-large – insists on making such a wise and intelligent man out to be some sort of kook. No matter how much people would like to make it seem, so that they can convince you to vote for whoever their boss pays them to convince you to vote for… Ron Paul is not Ross Perot. In fact, Ron Paul is brilliant.
He’s absolutely the best possible choice to lead America. He foresaw the problems we were creating and proposed the solutions for those problems. He continues to do so daily. This is a statesman, not a politician. In fact, he’s refused every single paycheck the government ever gave him.
He is, without question, one of the greatest minds in American political history and I have absolutely no doubt that he would leave a legacy as great as Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Reagan and other great game-changers, which is exactly what we need today, rather than one more mediocre man who can help us survive for 4 more years while we continue to slide deeper into crisis while watching our US Constitution unravel.
You have a choice: you can listen to false promises, fear and rumors and attempt to pick winners in popularity contests, or you can stand up and do what needs to be done in order to return your country to greatness.
It’s time we tap into Ron Paul’s wisdom and support him in saving America.