Category Archives: Dr. Ron Paul

Tragic Horrors…From New York To Yemen

Yesterday’s tragic attack in New York where eight innocent people were killed serves as a reminder that even with the surveillance state in place we are not any safer. How much does our interventionist foreign policy, which results in many more innocents killed overseas, contribute

Special Report: Privacy Is Liberty – Liberty Is Privacy

PRIVACY and LIBERTY are both parts of the nature of every individual human being. We are all born with the LIBERTY to think in PRIVATE. Our minds are our individual kingdoms, where every thought happens in secret. POWER seeks to abolish both LIBERTY and PRIVACY.

Do We Need A New War Authorization?

The White House does not want the 9/11 authorization to be “updated.” They like it just the way it has been mis-interpreted for the last 16 years. Some in Congress insist we need a new authorization to clarify what, when, where, and how. Who’s right?

NATO Threatens Turkey…

NATO reacted sharply to Turkey’s signing an agreement with Russia to purchase advanced missile defense systems, warning Turkey that it will be responsible for the consequences of such a move. Is the US military-industrial complex getting nervous, or are there larger geopolitical questions at hand?

Trump Hypes Tax Cuts – Don’t Get Too Excited

The income tax should be 0%, just as it was for the first 137 years of American history. So tax cuts across the board are always a welcome development. However, tax cuts are just part of the big picture. What we need is a total

Cold War Returned: B-52s Back On ‘Ready Alert’

The US Air Force Chief of Staff announced that for the first time since the end of the Cold War, 26 years ago, the 60-plus year old B-53 bombers would be placed back on 24-hour watch, ready to take off and drop nuclear bombs at

Secede or Concede To Empire – That’s The Choice

Power despises independence. Whenever a region or state tries to break away, the larger power usually attacks. That’s how the U.S. was formed, by breaking away. It was subsequently attacked for daring to do so. Secession is a valuable tool for Liberty. Secede! Secede! Secede!

The Battle Of Kirkuk – All About Oil?

US-trained troops in the Iraqi army are facing off against US-trained troops in the Kurdish Peshmerga militias over Kurdish separatism and control of northern Iraq. What is at stake? Oil? Self-determination? Something else?

Killing For Peace? More Civilian Deaths Now Than Under Obama

Changing rules of engagement, increased bombing runs, and granting field officers more authority to call in drone strikes has resulted in far more civilian casualties in the ongoing US wars in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Will this acceleration lead to quicker victory? Or is

Big Brother’s War on Cash

Everyone is surely aware by now that all of our digital communications are being sent to government databases for storage. If our American ancestors could see it, they wouldn’t believe their eyes. We still, however, have the ability to use cash. All of our economic

‘Russiagate’ And The Decline Of Journalism – With Robert Parry

Russiagate has “jumped the shark.” So says Robert Parry, investigative journalist and founder of ConsortiumNews.com. Parry joins today’s Liberty Report to discuss the current state of the mainstream media and the ongoing allegations of Russian interference in American political and social life.

USA Liberty Act – Making Spying On You Permanent

Sec. 702 of the FISA Court Amendments is set to sunset at the end of the year. Congress is scrambling to find a way to give the Intelligence Community a way to continue spying on Americans in the name of “fighting terrorism.” Their new bill

Las Vegas Slaughter: Conspiracy or Lone Nut?

The recent tragedy in Las Vegas has left us with many questions. Today Ron Paul discusses the knee-jerk reactions versus alternative ways of coming up with solutions that can improve safety in America.

Puerto Rico: How Government Increases Suffering

Natural disasters are, and will always be, difficult to prepare for and bounce back from. Unfortunately, a mistaken belief and faith in government makes both preparing and bouncing back much worse than it has to be. Ron Paul helps to dispel the fantasy of government

We Have An Insane Foreign Policy

The idea that America should militarily run and police the entire world is wrong and doesn’t work. Millions of people have died as a result of this idea. Ron Paul discusses the latest provocations with North Korea.

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