Watch the full 25 minute speech here.
Not sure if you're paying attention (yet) America, but a revolution has started.
I still think Ron Paul has a snowball's chance in hell of winning, but ya never know. It all comes down to enough lazy Americans waking up from their slumber. And the housing crash may be the one thing that does the trick.
Madam Speaker, for some, patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. For others, it means dissent against a government's abuse of the people's rights.
I have never met a politician in Washington or any American, for that matter, who chose to be called unpatriotic. Nor have I met anyone who did not believe he wholeheartedly supported our troops, wherever they may be.
What I have heard all too frequently from various individuals are sharp accusations that, because their political opponents disagree with them on the need for foreign military entanglements, they were unpatriotic, un-American evildoers deserving contempt.
The original American patriots were those individuals brave enough to resist with force the oppressive power of King George. I accept the definition of patriotism as that effort to resist oppressive state power.
The true patriot is motivated by a sense of responsibility and out of self-interest for himself, his family, and the future of his country to resist government abuse of power. He rejects the notion that patriotism means obedience to the state. Resistance need not be violent, but the civil disobedience that might be required involves confrontation with the state and invites possible imprisonment.
November 06, 2007
The revolt against America's tyrannical & corrupt leaders has begun. Ron Paul is now leading the dissent. Will enough Americans join in time?
Posted by blogger at 11/06/2007