Congressman Opines on the Police State

From Representative Ron Paul’s (R-TX) article on LewRockwell.com, It Can’t Happen Here:

Washington DC provides a vivid illustration of what our future might look like. Visitors to Capitol Hill encounter police barricades, metal detectors, paramilitary officers carrying fully automatic rifles, police dogs, ID checks, and vehicle stops. The people are totally disarmed; only the police and criminals have guns. Surveillance cameras are everywhere, monitoring street activity, subway travel, parks, and federal buildings. There’s not much evidence of an open society in Washington, DC, yet most folks do not complain — anything goes if it’s for government-provided safety and security.

He then went on urge Americans to “rise up, burn down Washington and overthrow the government while we still have a chance,” shortly before he was tackled by a free speech task force and spirited away to a secret location.

UPDATE: I am calling on libertarian bloggers to link to every new article that Rep. Ron Paul writes. I would like to see some high penetration in the Blogdex top 50 and other popularity ranking engines and I think Paul’s weekly column makes a very good candidate for it. LewRockwell.com will usually repost his columns on their site so if you subscribe to their RSS feed, you should be able to stay on top of it.

Stephen VanDyke

I've published HoT along with about 300+ friends since 2002. We're all Americans who are snarky and love our country. I'm a libertarian that registered Republican because I like to win elections. That's pretty much it.

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  1. I’m on it. I’ll set something up after the holidays – my father is undergoing major surgery tomorrow and I will be sidelined for a bit.