Ron Paul: 'We did very well tonight'
GOP presidential candidate thanks supporters in Minnesota
- Duration 13:10
- Date Feb 7, 2012
GOP presidential candidate thanks supporters in Minnesota
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For all your hard work and believe it or not we did very well and I didn't have a very very strong second place and it's going to continue.
We get some good news today and maybe you have seen that there was a recent Reuters -- a lot Greece is just today.
This the first time that we came in second in -- national poll and a Republican primary.
And we -- have to remember you know the straw vote is one thing but then there's one other thing hold delegates today.
That is where we excel and then we know what to do by getting delegates.
Even in -- state -- and ended up a little confusing you know Nevada.
The museum that we're gonna do very well in Nevada in getting delegates.
And -- and of course tonight I've heard nothing but good stories about all the news stay -- around -- going through the process understanding the process.
In voting in getting delegates so when the dust settles.
I think there's a very good chance that we're gonna have the maximum number of delegates coming out of Minnesota.
But there's there's some other good news to it as an ongoing caucus in -- over on the East Coast I think it's a stadium called -- -- We're doing very well there and we're gonna hear some results on that on now is on Saturday and I think those results -- going to be very good as well.
I want to really thank you for the effort day and the one thing I'm convinced -- of those who joined the campaign for liberty and promote this cause.
Really believe in something I keep thinking it must be a lot more fun believing in something then just campaigning for not.
Well that that's what makes it easy going because this is what the efforts -- all about.
And I have been so impressed I've been involved for a long time but it's been these last several years especially since -- last campaign for years ago.
The world has changed dramatically and our views are not only being -- they're being sought after because for so long.
People understand as long as we're -- -- as long as we can borrow money as long as we can print money.
And -- people take care of us and we won't have to worry but guess what happened four years ago and all of a sudden.
Actually the bankruptcy was declared -- hand this is the reason why the economy is in bad shape the world economy is in bad shape.
Everybody thinks we're gonna bail them out -- amazing the dollar is going to bail them out.
And most Americans are saying no way you can do -- there's no way you can keep the entitlement system and -- -- Rising at over a trillion dollars a year.
We have to challenge the entitlement system and -- foreign policy that gives -- these perpetual war.
-- biggest problem we've had is convincing people who are in office that they're spending too much in Washington.
Today the American people are way ahead of the people in Washington.
I'm quite frankly I think is important.
Didn't know that there's only one candidate and only one campaign that offers a real cuts and in the first year of the new presidency he'll be under one.
Trillion dollars -- It.
Every once allow people tell me they -- -- you could do a lot better view we just change your tune on his foreign policy.
Big guessing what is the foreign policy that has built our campaign.
Our policy is separate from economic policy.
But we -- usually happens in decades it's been known in most recent history.
It's foreign policy is the economic policy.
Fortunately we never had they had to fight the Soviets of course I was very much aware of the fight with the Soviets in the Cold War have been in the military in the sixties.
But lo and behold the -- the self destructive because they expanded themselves too far on the world they went bank robbed and -- would -- have to fight on the and we unfortunately -- facing the same problem we have extended ourselves to.
Far -- world.
We've got involved and -- wars are on constitutional they've never been declared.
We don't know why we're there we don't know when -- over.
So the most important thing a new president could do please bring our troops car.
And it would save a lot of money we don't need did pave all this money did you troops all around the world 130 countries 900 bases.
They also just think bringing all the troops home rather rapidly there would be spending their money -- at -- not a charmer.
-- good about.
-- -- -- -- You know -- wartime conditions and people generally get more careless about their civil liberties and that is what's happened is this country.
We have permitted our government to undermine our civil liberties all in the name of safety and security.
But we were told of the founding in this country -- you should never.
Hey you sacrifice your liberties for safety your security.
Because you'll end up with neither this is the reason I have come -- -- -- -- you never have.
To sacrifice your liberties if you -- -- say.
But we now are living in -- made for civil liberties are poorly protected we have a Patriot Act has cancel out.
-- the Fourth Amendment.
We have had a bill -- We have a build a national defense authorization act which now.
-- -- rest of American citizens via military.
Without a trial and put in prison indefinitely.
That is not part of what America's all about and those lost half.
Have to be repealed and we want to live in a true republic.
Our government is too big the bigger government guest of smaller the smaller our liberties become government has way too big and that is why we're losing our liberties and we're losing our economic liberties as well as our.
So therefore what we must do is cut back now how why how did we get into this trouble.
Yes there's always an appetite for big government there's always this temptation of getting something for free.
And there's always the motivation what will help the poor people the trouble -- is is once you endorse the principle of the redistribution of wealth.
Even -- -- pretend it's gonna help the poor.
Guess what the redistribution.
Gets handed off to the rich and they're the ones who benefit.
There are the ones who become wealthy when they get -- -- probably guess who gets the bailout.
The wealthy the Wall Street should straight wall -- and the bankers.
This is the reason -- should be no -- Bailouts at all.
There's a simple.
Little trip a little trick that they've played -- the American people it now is -- that trip was played on us in the monetary system.
They figured you know well yes is a wealthy country freedom produces a lot of wealth and that was fine we can tax it people to a certain point then the people get annoyed.
So but we still -- what you do the politicians still wants to pass out all the goodies and they say it will keep borrowing and a -- good we keep borrowing until interest rates go up.
A high interest rates going up that's gonna hurt the economy so we have to have another gimmick.
-- -- -- was invented in 1913.
It was made a disaster in 1971.
-- that is the destruction of the currency through an illegal operation and unconstitutional.
How the Federal Reserve System which we should address and have a whole lot of and find out where.
You know we get in itself.
We get into so much trouble because the constitution has been hey ignored whether it's -- to war.
-- -- The constitution it still says only go and so we're going to be legal tender.
So I would say that it would be very -- -- and only people so why -- and those who are there hold their feet to the fire.
That we want people to Obey the law the land which is a constitution.
And you can't print money you can't go to war -- Idec without a declaration can you can't undermine our privacy.
Any longer error.
The solution is not -- called the solution was once well known in America and that is when we understood and respected personal liberty understanding that liberty came as a declaration of independence indicating.
He came from our creator we have a right to our life and we should we have a right to our liberty we should have a right to keep.
The fruits of all our labors.
But we have undermined it.
-- undermined that productive system by having too much government too much spending too much borrowing do too much.
Pretty impressive money -- many regulations.
So the reversal -- in the Obey the constitution gives the government out of the way people say.
Hold and they'll be no regulations no the regulations would be tougher.
Because the people who are supposed to go bankrupt would go bankrupt then they wouldn't get -- out.
Ever wonder what.
Thing about a free society is a prosperous society we all should be humanitarian.
We who am I advocating his position haven't done a very good job over the years.
Because we should -- convince people that those who grabbed the moral high ground and say that we are going to take care of the core.
What do they do.
Well there -- them -- inflation -- and socialism.
They produced the poor it's only free of that criticism prosperity he uses the broadest and distribution how well he gives is the biggest middle class in the wealthiest -- middle class.
That is being undermined and destroyed and it can be the problem can be solved.
I just a true understanding and conviction and the restoration -- individual liberty.
Thing about the principles of love liberty is it brings people together because they knew what everybody want to use their liberty in the same way.
But if you understand that you would tolerate other people on how they spend their money and how they run their lives in what they do as long as they don't hurt people.
So for this reason people hub diversity we come together because they don't want to did lose their liberty they respect other people's liberty as well.
This is why this solution is not that difficult we've had this that you experimentation.
We had the greatest success and we lost our faith and confidence and that's what we need restored.
We have to truly understand this -- -- going back to the old days we don't have to go.
Back to an old gold standard -- back to those those of drizzle.
We need to go back and pick up the pieces in advance and modernize this we need in the advancement of the cause of liberty and the understanding of liberty.
This is the only solution if our goal -- Peace and prosperity.
It is the only way you can achieve peace and prosperity that should be our goal -- should be the goal of god.
Governments and mischief makers to run -- -- To police what you do to police other people around the world.
-- tell you how to run your economy is -- your money is the cause of liberty that we must restore and we are well.
On our way hey we're gonna can.
-- no matter.