Posted 5 years ago on Nov. 14, 2012, 8:21 p.m. EST by crawfordjennings
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You may not agree with all of what he stands for...However when it comes to the grand goals of Occupy: Fairness in the Justice system, Fairness in the economic system, the rejection of State sponsored Violence Foreign and Domestic, and the restoration of Civil Liberties(ending the Drug War, Patriot Act, SOPA, NDAA sect.31 etc) there is no greater Champion than Dr. Paul. Listen to his words of warning and you will see this is a stinging indictment of the status quo, the same indictments that Occupy continues to make. When Occupy made the sarcastic front page joke months ago as endorsing Ron Paul for President I feel it truly should have endorsed him. If you watched the Republican debates and nomination campaign, Dr. Paul was the only candidate to support Occupy in any capacity. He will be missed. Here is his farewell speech, it should be heeded and remembered.Are these not at least some of the goals of Occupy?: "Conclusion
What are the greatest dangers that the American people face today and impede the goal of a free society? There are five.
The continuous attack on our civil liberties which threatens the rule of law and our ability to resist the onrush of tyranny.
Violent anti-Americanism that has engulfed the world. Because the phenomenon of “blow-back” is not understood or denied, our foreign policy is destined to keep us involved in many wars that we have no business being in. National bankruptcy and a greater threat to our national security will result.
The ease in which we go to war, without a declaration by Congress, but accepting international authority from the UN or NATO even for preemptive wars, otherwise known as aggression.
A financial political crisis as a consequence of excessive debt, unfunded liabilities, spending, bailouts, and gross discrepancy in wealth distribution going from the middle class to the rich. The danger of central economic planning, by the Federal Reserve must be understood.
- World government taking over local and US sovereignty by getting involved in the issues of war, welfare, trade, banking, a world currency, taxes, property ownership, and private ownership of guns.
Happily, there is an answer for these very dangerous trends.
What a wonderful world it would be if everyone accepted the simple moral premise of rejecting all acts of aggression. The retort to such a suggestion is always: it’s too simplistic, too idealistic, impractical, naïve, utopian, dangerous, and unrealistic to strive for such an ideal." (Dr. Ron Paul) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=q03cWio-zjk here is the full transcript as well --->>> http://www.campaignforliberty.org/national-blog/transcript-of-farewell-address/