Paul Joseph Watson & Aaron Dykes
During a campaign stop in Austin Texas this weekend, Presidential candidate Ron Paul called for bringing home U.S. troops and an end to a welfare state that benefits only big business at the expense of the poor and the middle class, while attacking his rival candidates as establishment shills who are out of touch with the sentiment of the American people.
The Texas Congressman also slammed the New World Order, the North American Union and the move towards global government which is being implemented partly by the erosion of U.S. sovereignty and the Bush administration’s suicidal immigration policy.
“I think even our first President Bush said that the New World Order was in tune and that’s what they were working for. The U.N. is part of that government. They’re working right now very significantly for a North American Union – that’s why there are a lot of people in Washington right now who don’t care too much about our borders. They have a philosophic belief that national sovereignty is not important. It’s also the reason that I have made very strong suggestion that we need not be in the United Nations for our national security,” Congressman Paul said.
During the event, Paul called for the troops to be brought home and chastised the Democrats for failing to offer any alternatives for the catastrophe in Iraq.
“As a physician, I was always taught, if you give the wrong diagnosis, the wrong treatment, just doing more of the same does nothing to help the patient,” Paul said.
The Congressman cited the legacy of the founding fathers in warning against becoming involved in foreign entanglements.
“The founders were absolutely right on this issue– that if you talk with people and make friends with people and trade with people, we’re much better off than trying to impose our will on them,” said Paul.
“This actually did not start with this administration nor the previous administration. This has been smoldering for about 100 years. It was Woodrow Wilson that said ‘We as Americans will make the world safe for democracy.’ And look what’s happened since World War I,” added the Congressman.
The presidential candidate also laughed off the suggestion from Neo-Cons that he should have run as a Democrat, citing his record as the most conservative member of the House as an example of how warped the partisan political spectrum had become.
The Congressman found it telling that some factions of the GOP were trying to bar the most Constitutional-orientated candidate from even taking part in future televised debates. This followed a move which was later dropped on behalf of the Michigan branch of the Republican Party to bar Paul from future events.
“Isn’t it interesting that the establishment figures that the one who most defends the Constitution has to be eliminated from the debates – what’s going on this country?” asked Paul.
Elaborating, Paul attacked his rival candidates for being establishment shills with policies sympathetic only to the elite and contrary to the sentiment of the majority of American citizens, adding that they had only “dug themselves into a hole” by refusing to acknowledge the fact that 70% oppose the war.
The Congressman also sounded off on the welfare state, stating that while some welfare, mostly crumbs, goes to the poor, most welfare actually goes to “the military industrial complex and to bankers,” a problem he would address as President.