Category Archives: Dr. Ron Paul

Trump Says ‘No’ To Catalan Independence

Despite the State Department’s official position of neutrality, President Trump could not help himself. After meeting with the Spanish prime minister he declared himself opposed to an independence referendum in Catalonia. Is it really his business?

Trump Vs The NFL – The Right To Protest

President Trump has waded into the NFL controversy by suggesting that the football players who do not stand for the US national anthem should be fired. Is this an issue of First Amendment versus patriotism? Or there is something else…?

Trump’s UN Speech: A Neocon Dream?

President Trump’s speech yesterday at the United Nations got rave reviews from neocons like John Bolton and Elliot Abrams. The US president threatened North Korea, Venezuela, Syria, Yemen, and Iran. Are the neocons on a roll?

President Trump To Unleash The CIA Drones

According to recent media reports, President Trump is planning to lift the restrictions on the CIA’s use of drones worldwide. Will this new “counterterrorism” strategy create more terrorists than it kills?

Scandal: The Pentagon’s $2 Billion Underground Syria Weapons Pipeline

Why is the Pentagon spending billions of dollars purchasing Soviet and east European weapons to ship to Syrian rebels? A blockbuster Bulgarian investigative report exposes the lies and illegality of the purchases and shipments; several mainstream investigations corroborate the Bulgarian report. Investigative Reporter Dilyana Gaytandzhieva

America’s Broken System: Left & Right Authoritarianism

We’re witnessing a battle between authoritarian groups in America. The “Alt-Right” and Cultural Marxists are fighting to control a government that is bankrupt, doesn’t follow the Constitution, and controls a foreign empire that is running on fumes. Ron Paul describes our dilemma.

Why Politicians Lie

Politicians are known to be avid liars. Why is that? The obvious reason is because there are no ramifications. When a politician campaigns, he’s not under oath or contract. Legally, he can say whatever gets the votes. Once a government moves beyond the protection of

Sen. Rand Paul Forces Vote On 16 Year Undeclared War

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has forced a debate and vote on his amendment to repeal the authorization for the 2001 war on Afghanistan and 2002 authorization for war on Iraq. His colleagues in the Senate are pulling out all stops to avoid even a debate

Repeal The Debt Ceiling? … Really?

The federal debt ceiling has been raised about 100 times. Obviously, the ceiling was never real, but the debt certainly is. Chatter of the debt ceiling repeal indicates that government doesn’t even want restriction of debt to cross anyone’s mind anymore. Have they discovered financial

The Colossal Error: From Peace To Empire

As we prepare for our yearly Peace Conference hosted by The Ron Paul Institute, please enjoy this flashback speech on America moving from a foreign policy of peace to military empire.

Trump Bumbling Into Unnecessary War With North Korea

The war hawks surrounding President Trump – and the president himself – are determined to start a war with North Korea that will take millions of lives. It is an entirely trumped up war based on the usual war propaganda. Trump threatens a trade blockade

‘Price Gouging’ – Helpful or Harmful?

Raising prices on products at times of emergency is widely considered an unethical and often illegal practice. But prices are how markets regulate scarcity. Is it possible that what some call “price gouging” is actually helpful to those caught in natural or other disasters?

Is a Militarized Police The Answer To Inner City Turmoil?

President Trump announced that he would be removing the restrictions placed by President Obama on transferring military equipment to civilian police departments. Is this being “tough on crime,” as he likes to claim, or is it all about controlling the population and undermining civil liberties?

Ron Paul on War & Peace In The Age of Trump

Due to Hurricane Harvey, we are unable to broadcast the Liberty Report today. In lieu of the program, this is a speech that Dr. Paul gave earlier this year at The Ron Paul Institute/Mises Institute joint conference in Lake Jackson, TX.

Ron Paul Discusses Hurricane Harvey

Due to Hurricane Harvey, today’s Liberty Report is audio only. Ron Paul discusses the storm and thanks everyone for the warm wishes that have been expressed over the last several days.

Blowback: Israel Threatens Syria Over Iran

US and allied interventionism in the Middle East has produced results in most cases the opposite from what was ostensibly promised. An Iraq government close to Iran, a Syria saved from a jihadist takeover by Russia and Iran, and so on. Israel was firmly aboard

Senate Declares War On Wikileaks – With Philip Giraldi

The US Senate’s Intelligence Authorization bill contains language that declares Wikileaks to be a “hostile non-state intelligence service.” If passed, it would put that publisher of important whistleblower revelations in the US government’s crosshairs. What might they do? Former CIA officer Phil Giraldi joins us

Pentagon Attacks Extremists At Home…But Finances Them Overseas

The Pentagon took the unprecedented step of denouncing neo-Nazi extremists involved in the protests at Charlottesville. But what about Washington’s support for neo-Nazis in Ukraine? Or for radical jihadists in Syria? Saudi Arabia? Afghanistan in the 1970s?

Trump’s ‘New’ Afghan Strategy: Protect The Empire!

Get your tickets for our big September conference here: RonPaulInstitute.org/conference Did you watch President Trump’s big Afghanistan speech last night? We did. And we’ll break it down in today’s program. Why did he flip-flop on pulling out of the longest war? Are his conclusions sound?

Myth-Busters: Shaky Markets Looking To Fall?

It’s been almost a decade since the last Federal Reserve financial crisis. They thought that unprecedented money printing (by the trillions) would fix things. It only made things much worse, promising an even bigger financial crisis to come. Ron Paul keeps the focus on the

The Truth About Yemen – With Vanessa Beeley

More than two years after a Saudi-led coalition began attacking Yemen, the country is a wasteland. Thousands of airstrikes, scores of children killed, epidemics, misery. Who’s really responsible and what can be done?

Is Hate Speech Free Speech?

How to solve the issue of free speech and hate speech? Some use violence to silence speech they do not like. Others use intimidation or shouting down. Many Republicans and Democrats takes sides based on political preference rather than principle. What’s the libertarian view on

Attack Venezuela? Trump Can’t be Serious!

There is something unsettling about how President Trump has surrounded himself with generals. From his defense secretary to his national security advisor to his White House chief of staff, Trump looks to senior military officers to fill key positions that have been customarily filled by

War Drums Beating For Venezuela?

Late last week President Trump threatened US military action against Venezuela because “people are dying” there. CIA director Mike Pompeo amplified Trump’s statement by claiming that Venezuela is a threat to the US because the Cubans, Russians, Iranians, and Hezbollah are all there. Why are

Myth-Busters: Debt Ceiling For Deadbeats

See those people over there? They’ve racked up $20 Trillion in debt. You should really loan them your hard-earned money. Their debt is considered “the world’s safest financial asset.” Sound like a good deal? Ron Paul on the world’s biggest deadbeat, today on Myth-Busters!

Fire And Fury…And Profits! Korea Crisis Great For The War Industry

Yesterday’s nuclear brinkmanship between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un may have terrified much of the rest of the world, but the military industrial complex rubs its hands with glee. Profits are way up since the first Korean long-range missile test in July.

War Drums Beating: North Korea Tops The List

The UN Security Council resolution putting more sanctions on North Korea over the weekend is fueling the flames of neocon dreams of pre-emptive war. Will they actually be so insane? Bet on it.

The Antiwar Conservatives, With Rep. John Duncan, Jr.

Rep. John Duncan, Jr. was one of just three Members to vote against the new Russia/Iran/North Korea sanctions bill. He’s also the last Republican in the House who voted against the 2003 Iraq war. Doesn’t being conservative mean being pro-war ? Not at all, as

Myth-Busters: Reality Hits Minimum Wage Boosters

This week, The Washington Post ran an editorial titled: “Sobering news for $15 minimum-wage boosters.” It turns out that the sobering news is that the minimum wage ends up hurting the very people it’s supposedly intended to help. Ron Paul explains why on today’s Myth-Busters!

We’re Losing Afghanistan. Can We Win?

President Trump held a tense meeting with his generals last month, where he complained that after 16 years of war, we’re losing Afghanistan. Some tell him to escalate (again), others suggest withdrawing. How can we win?

The Russian Sanctions Are Terrible

The Russian Sanctions have been signed. They’re terrible for Trump … Terrible for America … Terrible for Europe … and a real setback for the peace that Americans voted for. ​Ron Paul discusses below:

Trump Signs Sanctions Bill – Another Deep State Victory

This morning President Trump signed the Russia, Iran, North Korea sanctions bill, which restricts his ability to improve relations with any of the three countries absent explicit Congressional approval. Is the deep state in total control of US foreign policy?

Real Bipartisanship: Republicans And Democrats Unite For New Cold War

When it comes to pushing a neocon foreign policy of confrontation and militarism, Washington is bipartisan. Both parties have boxed in President Trump and his campaign promises of better relations with Russia. Both parties are united in pushing a new Cold War with Russia. Where

Myth-Busters: Poisonous Protectionism

The ideas of protectionism and mercantilism are as old as the hills. When implemented, they distort the market and create tremendous economic problems. Nevertheless, there’s always a litany of excuses for government to tilt the tables in one direction or other. Ron Paul goes through

Israel Anti-Boycott Act – An Attack On Free Speech?

House Members and Senators have rushed to co-sponsor a bill that would make boycotting Israel a felony, punishable by up to a million dollar fine and 20 years in prison. Faced with the fact that such a bill is clearly an attack on the First

Mr. Trump: Veto This Bill! – Sanctions Lead To War

President Trump has suggested he will sign the new Russia, North Korea, Iran sanctions bill that the House will vote on tomorrow. Accepting the bill will be a huge surrender for a president elected to improve relations with Russia. Can he ever recover?

Back To Benghazi – Are More US Troops The Answer?

According to media reports, President Trump is set to announce a significant shift in US policy toward Libya. He is expected to send in some 50 special forces troops on a permanent basis and to establish a diplomatic presence there. Can more US troops and

Back To Benghazi – Are More US Troops The Answer?

According to media reports, President Trump is set to announce a significant shift in US policy toward Libya. He is expected to send in some 50 special forces troops on a permanent basis and to establish a diplomatic presence there. Can more US troops and

Mosul: Another ‘Mission Accomplished’

After US-led efforts to liberate Mosul from ISIS control, the entire city is destroyed. Civilian deaths from US-led airstrikes are in the thousands. The US mainstream media is silent. But if Mosul is the great success that the US president and military leaders claim it

Is Civil War Coming To Saudi Arabia?

The surprise shift in the Saudi line of succession earlier this month has increased speculation that internal strife in the country might boil over to a full-fledged civil war. Such a war would likely become regional in short order. What are the factors and what

More Americans See Liberty In Decline. Why?

According to a new Gallup Poll, more Americans see their liberties in decline in the US. US freedom ranking in the world has declined as well. What’s going on here and why?

Snowden Part Two: Edward Interviews Ron!

After our blockbuster interview with Edward Snowden this week…the cameras kept rolling! Edward surprised us because he wanted to ask Ron Paul a question! You will enjoy these really fun extras from the Edward Snowden interview!

Myth-Busters: America’s Moral Hazard Disorder – YouTube

Once it’s generally accepted that the role of government is to remove risks and hazards from our lives, its policies actually encourage more reckless risk taking and something called “moral hazard.” Government “insurance,” in its many forms, only ensures more economic calamity.

Security…or Surveillance? The Edward Snowden Interview

In this wide-ranging exclusive interview, former intelligence analyst turned whistleblower Edward Snowden tells all. What to say to those who argue that they’ve got nothing to hide so nothing to fear from the intrusive ears of the state? Snowden is engagingly philosophical yet frank about

Escalation! US Hits Syrian Jet, Russia Cuts Communications

A US Navy F-18 shot down a Syrian jet over eastern Syria today. The Russians have cut communications with the US in protest. Russian jets were also operating on an anti-ISIS mission in the area. Russians have announced they will track any flying object near

Global Peace Index: Where Do We Rank…And Why?

This year’s Global Peace Index has just been released and the results are surprising. What are the world’s least peaceful countries? What do they have in common? And where does the US rank?

New Russia Sanctions: The Deep State Unifies Congress

Yesterday’s 97-2 Senate vote for more sanctions on Russia shows that even a Republican-controlled legislative branch will abandon President Trump if he veers from the Deep State’s interest in a new Cold War. Where can Trump turn?