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Understand, Respect, Follow and Uphold the Constitution

August 26, 2019


Hello, this is Ron Paul with your weekly update
for January 24th. I am pleased that the Constitution has received
a lot of attention in recent weeks, thanks to the Tea Party movement. The 112th Congress
kicked off with a reading of the Constitution on the floor of the House. It goes without
saying that members of Congress should have read the Constitution many times and should
continue to study it. Citing the particular clause of the Constitution that authorizes
newly introduced legislation is a reasonable suggestion. Yet in reality it will do little
to restrain unconstitutional growth of the federal government. We’ve had such rules in
the past and no benefit came of it. The laws that are passed reflect the preferences
and personal agendas of those in charge. For too long those agendas have expanded government
at the expense of personal liberty regardless of which political party was in charge. This
expansion of government clearly violated the Constitution, yet it was always argued that
this or that program somehow conformed to that ‘living document.’ By misinterpreting
the General Welfare Clause, the Interstate Commerce Clause and the Necessary and Proper
Clause, Congress has justified every conceivable expansion of the federal government. Congress
also has misinterpreted the 14th Amendment and legislated as though it had repealed the
10th Amendment. Sadly, Congress has also systematically abdicated
its prerogatives and responsibilities to the executive branch over many decades. Too many
people in and out of Congress grew up being taught that the Constitution was a modern,
living document. Though the authors allowed for flexibility through the amendment process,
this process has been ignored for the sake of speed and convenience. As a result the
Constitution now has little actual meaning. Our Constitution should be viewed as law and
members of Congress should be expected to follow, respect, understand and uphold the
law. But a document is ‘just a piece of paper’ and those who represent us and promise to
obey it, ignore it instead. Celebrating the Constitution without this understanding will
do nothing to restore the greatness of America. Simply praising the document distracts from
the need for members to resist special interests, political self-interest, emergency needs in
times of crisis, fear-based economic myths, and the persistent temptation to seek security
over liberty while ignoring personal responsibility and self-reliance. I wonder, will this welcome renewed interest
in the Constitution lead to a healthy reassessment of all our political policies? Will there
be no more wars without an actual Congressional declaration? Will the Federal Reserve Act
be repealed? Will only gold and silver be deemed legal tender? Will we end all unconstitutional
federal departments, including the Department of Energy, Education, Agriculture, Commerce,
Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, and Labor? Will the PATRIOT Act be repealed
and all warrantless searches stopped? Will the TSA be abolished? Will the IRS’s unconstitutional
collection powers end? Will executive and judicial quasi-legislative powers end? Will
we end the federal War on Drugs? Will we end the federal government’s involvement in medical
care? Will we end all the federal government’s illusionary insurance programs? Will we ban
secret prisons, trials without due process, and assassinations? Will we end our foreign
policy of invasion and occupation? For America to once again become the standard
for a free society, our love of liberty and desire for peace must far surpass any public
display of fidelity to the Constitution. We must first look to strong moral character,
respect for the rule of law, and an understanding of the proper role of government in a free
society. Thanks for calling this update. A new update
is placed on this number, 888-322-1414, every Monday. The written text can be found on my
website www.house.gov/paul under the heading “Texas Straight Talk”. Thanks for calling.

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  1. RON PAUL RUN FOR PRESIDENT PLEASE!!! FOR MY KIDS AND THE FUTURE OF AMERICA AND THE WORLD!!!! WE NEED YOU NOW MORE THAN EVER!!!!

  2. Ron Paul please run for president
    just run and we will do the rest

    patriots join us in our activism
    visit daily paul liberty poet
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  3. Ron Paul is such a realist and not at all a fool. He realises how great it is that people are reading the constitution and starting to take it seriously, but hes not at all deluded and realises theres a lot further to go.
    Ron Paul your common sense and your brains, combined with your heart, foresight and good economic knowledge is somenthing America has needed badly.
    But people take a page out of Pauls book. Dont just vote for him but learn, spread the message, and even run yourself!

  4. WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HIRED CONGRESS TO UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN! Congress better remember this, least WE THE PEOPLE REMIND THEM AGAIN!

  5. I think Ron will run if Carol okays it, everyone should be pleading with her to give him the go-ahead.
    >:)
    Please Carol, we need him to run again!

  6. people need you to run. i'm Irish and i understand that it's not just people in the US who need you to run. but the whole World needs people like you

  7. WHY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION ? It doesnt apply to people !
    Create a new one for the PEOPLE. Or go read the notorious declarations of american history. The constitution is currently ONLY for the bankers.

  8. @achzdck Type in Tim turner into you tube search. see what you think. new republican president ?
    apparently he is. …

  9. The answer to all of Dr. Paul's questions is no. Nothing will be repealed and nothing will be reversed or changed. Historically no state has ever revered, only collapsed

  10. If you don't listen to main street media you are uninformed, if you do, you are misinformed. Tuesday the selected liar, cheat and thief presidential pimp from the federal union has a don't ask and don't tell propaganda message for the DemocratRepubliCON prostitutes . Listen up as he blames Bush and as you were there from the beginning, meaning?,. The DemocatRepublicCONs will not rise but America will sink to a newer level.

  11. They don't call them CONgress for nothing
    People who seeks comfort by prostituting their character is what America has become.

  12. It’s hard to respect anyone who cannot or will not prove legally they are a citizen. Respect is not something you get, it has to be earned, and I have no respect for people who do not earn it and want to try to take it.

  13. I'd like to propose a reason to NOT have Dr. Paul as president. I'm a libertarian, and a fan of Ron. Most here would agree that America (the world probably) is heading for some hard times and what happens when a crisis hits and at the same time the president is the capitalist hero? If he actually meaningfully repeals any welfare/war programs the correction phase (depression) of the boom and bust cycle must occur. All the blame could be put on capitalism and set it back as an ideology 100 years.

  14. @DoucheBagster2 EVERYTHING CONCERNING THE GOVERNING OF THIS PLANET IS MY BUSINESS.

    BEING HATEFUL IS THE CURRENCY OF SATAN, so to speak. SO YOU ENJOY YOURSELF WITH THAT SATANIC ATTITUDE. BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, I HOPE YOU DON'T EXPRESS TOO MUCH HATRED IN FRONT OF YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

  15. @jellobiafria i appreciate what your saying. thats a nice piece of advice. im not interested in pushing religious views. i dont have any religious views. you are entirely blessed. thank you.

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