Ron Paul Only Candidate To Warn of a Fascist Takeover in America

by Sherwood Ross


Republican Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate of either party to tell the truth that America is “slipping into a fascist system.”

That is unquestionably the critical issue of the hour for the United States of America and one that Paul’s Republican fellow candidates and their Democratic opponent President Obama choose to ignore.

Hand in hand with this existential crisis is that a nation that goes fascist at home invariably becomes a tyrant abroad. Thus, the Congressman from Galveston is right on the mark when he calls for the predatory U.S. to pull its troops out of the Middle East and Africa and close down its foreign bases. The U.S., indisputably, with its 1,000 military bases at home and a thousand more abroad, is now the most awesome military power ever.

“We’ve slipped away from a true Republic,” Paul told a cheering crowd of followers at a Feb. 18th rally in Kansas City, Mo. “Now we’re slipping into a fascist system where it’s a combination of government and big business and authoritarian rule and the suppression of the individual rights of each and every American citizen.”

According to the Associated Press reporter who covered his speech, “Paul repeatedly denounced President Barack Obama’s recent enactment of a law requiring military custody of anyone suspected to be associated with al-Qaida and involved in planning an attack on the U.S.” (Note: Paul is a consistent defender of individual rights. He also opposed that previous horrific piece of totalitarian legislation mislabeled as the Patriot Act.)

When Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act(NDAA) into law last New Year’s Eve he pledged he would not subject citizens to indefinite military detention without trial. Yet if Mr. Obama should change his mind, who lives free and who is shackled behind bars is up to him, not to any legal system. The rights guaranteed in the Constitution are worth zero to a person who can be imprisoned indefinitely on Mr. Obama’s say-so.

Ralph Munyan, a Republican committeeman who attended the Paul rally, told AP he agreed with Paul’s warnings of a “fascist system” and Paul’s pledges to end the War on Drugs as well as U.S. involvement in wars overseas. By contrast, candidates Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich are all hawks spoiling for a fight with Iran and who leave peace-minded Republican voters no one to turn to save Paul.

An article on Paul published in the Feb. 27th issue of “The New Yorker” quotes him as saying, “We thought Obama might help us and get us out of some of these messes. But now we’re in more countries than ever—we can’t even keep track of how many places our troops are!”

In the evaluation of “New Yorker” reporter Kelefa Sanneh, “So far, the Paul campaign is neither a groundswell nor a failure. He is slowly collecting delegates…” which could impact the final selection of the nominee even if they do not have the strength to nominate Paul.

Overall, Paul’s message appears to be “doing better, state by state, than he did in 2008,” Sanneh writes, but “he has conspicuously failed to establish himself as this year’s Tea Party candidate.”

“People don’t think of Paul as a top-tier Republican candidate partly because they think of him as a libertarian: anti-tax and anti-bailout, but also antiwar, anti-empire, and, sometimes, anti-Republican,” Sanneh continues.

To date, Paul’s shining contribution to the 2012 campaign is educational—even if the major networks and cable powerhouse Fox News downplay his candidacy in their primary night election coverage. Some of what he says gets through to the public, particularly youthful voters. On the grave issues of totalitarianism at home and tyranny abroad, Paul is the last truth-teller. As such, Paul is a dove fighting for survival among a flock of hawks, and his chances are not bright.

Sherwood Ross heads a public relations firm for political candidates who favor peace and prosperity. Reach him at sherwoodross10@gmail.com.

Sherwood Ross

Sherwood Ross is an award-winning reporter. He served in the U.S Air Force where he contributed to his base newspaper.

He later worked for The Miami Herald and Chicago Daily News.He contributed a weekly column on working for a major wire service.

He is also an editorial and book publicist.He currently resides in Florida.

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2 Responses to "Ron Paul Only Candidate To Warn of a Fascist Takeover in America"

  1. dalethorn  February 27, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    I don’t know if it’s still up, but as of a couple months ago, just North of Charleston SC was a large billboard on the 26 freeway that has in big letters: “Rush Limbaugh – Saving the Soul of America.”

    Now when I grew up a long time ago we would not have seen something like this – something real conservative folk might feel is blasphemous in America’s majority religion.

    But like everything else, everything is for sale, even neo-conservatism.

  2. bahmi  February 27, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    “Everybody talks about the weather, nobody does anything about it”. It is estimated that nearly 200 people were sent to swim with the fishes because they got too close to the machinations of the JFK assassination. Many other events also ended up with people getting too close to the truth and they were liquidated. Ron Paul is being lambasted by the media, Maher’s donation of a mil to the Obama reelection campaign is case in point. Just imagine, it is a matter of fervent belief in Obama that would have Maher proffer this donation? Or, is this money coming from somebody else, something else, out of the country, etc? The country is becoming fascist at an alarming rate now. Laws? Smashed and destroyed. Now we read that young people are starting to “get behind the war effort and support imperialism “. Is this true, is this contrived by the media? Where is Orwell when we need him? Rush Limbore is being more and more neocon directed now. You don’t make 50 mil a year just because you are a blowhard. Limbore is really no conservative, he’s a rabid radical. American exceptionalism? It may be that some tidbit of glittering fact nails Obama, like the Joe Arpaio revelations we await eagerly. Will they get to Joe, will he get the fish wrapped in a newspaper? We live in a country where murder is merely part of the fabric of government. And, shadow government is clearly running the show. Waco, Oklahoma City, JFK, RFK, Tonkin, Lockerbie, KAL 007, WTC……The shadow government simply cannot have/allow Paul as president. Congress on the take. Imagine the Supreme Court additions should Obama get another term? Sleepers are everywhere, “let’s make this perfectly clear”.

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