Ron Paul: Smear Attempts Reflect “Frightened,” “Insecure,” “Panicking” Establishment

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Congressman says detractors who linked his supporters with terrorists don’t understand freedom and are losing control

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Friday, November 23, 2007

Speaking about recent smear attempts on behalf of people like Glenn Beck, David Horowitz and Bill O’Reilly to link Ron Paul supporters with violence and Islamic terrorists, the Congressman himself said that the attacks were symptomatic of a frightened and insecure establishment who are dumbfounded that people are turning away from authoritarianism and embracing freedom.

“They’re getting awfully frightened,” said Paul, “I think we are a threat to the establishment, and they represent the establishment.”

“I think they represent a philosophical position which is diametrically opposed to us and our interpretation of the Constitution – I think it’s serious business when people strike out like that and start using names like Islamic fascism – they’re working on fear,” the Congressman told the Alex Jones Show this week. “I see these people as very insecure – they don’t understand what freedom is about and they have to resort to this threatening, but turning around and calling us the violent people – I think they’re very insecure with their ideas and probably deep down in their heart they think they’re being good Americans,” said Paul.

“But I don’t think their understanding is clear enough where they feel secure and confident enough so they strike out at us and start calling us names,” he added.

The Congressman said that the likes of Beck and Horowitz, who recently accused Ron Paul supporters, anti-war types and libertarians as being “in bed with Islamofascists,” were dumbfounded that the people are flocking in droves to support the message of freedom and turning away from fearmongering and authoritarianism.

“I think both sides agree that the American people have lost confidence in the government – it’s what we’re going to replace it with,” said Paul, adding that attempts to smear his advocates as potentially violent were “preposterous”.

The Congressman cited Martin Luther King and Gandhi as two of his heroes who were able to change the course of history by engaging in non-violent civil disobedience.

Paul said that a recent Fox News segment where host Brian Kilmead called for people who confront politicians to be Tased was “a reflection that they’re panicking and they’re insecure about what they believe in and how to present their case and they’re afraid they’re losing control.”

Click here to listen to the MP3 of the interview with Ron Paul.

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13 Responses to “Ron Paul: Smear Attempts Reflect “Frightened,” “Insecure,” “Panicking” Establishment”

  1. Galileo Says:

    Ron Paul is getting close to critical mass.

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  4. NH Says:

    I love this man. God I do.

  5. Timur Rozenfeld Says:

    “Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.”
    Mohandas Gandhi

  6. MrTom Says:

    Ideas are bullet proof and smear proof, anybody know where I can get a Ron Paul Mask? These pathetic swine are not really afraid we’re violent, in fact they wish we were, so that they would have a prayer to stop us. It’s the Idea that scares them. How will they fit into this new, or rather renewed, free America, without they’er big fat shill checks comming in?

  7. RP4myFamily Says:

    News is out that MSNBC is angry with talk show host Tucker Carlson for inviting Ron Paul onto his show over and over again. Tucker is the only guy who gives RP the airtime he deserves!

    I’ve gone to http://www.savetucker.org to sign up and let the NBC execs know this movement won’t sit back and let this happen.

    We need more open-minded talk show hosts, not less!

    Don’t let them cancel “Tucker” and cut RP off from media time!

  8. yummymummy97 Says:

    http://pimpmydaughter.wordpress.com/2007/11/23/the-scummaster-awards-unpleasantness-exposed/

    I’m not so sure he’s the hero you all believe him to be.

    x

  9. Eric Dondero Says:

    Glen Beck, whom I otherwise like and respect, is dead wrong on this. “Libertarians” are not anti-War. Only leftwing Anarchists who have infiltrated our libertarian movement, take that line.

    The libertarian movemet was founded by Pro-Defense individuals like Barry Goldwater, Dana Rohrabacher, and John Hospers. It was only in the 1970s, when Anarchists like Murray Rothbard and Justin Raimondo invaded the Libertarian Party that the non-interventionist (read isolationist) views take over.

    But even today, there’s a very strong Pro-Defense libertarian wing fighting back against the Anarchists.

    Paul is unfortunately one of those leftwing populist isolationists. He wasn’t always so. In the 1990s when he first ran for Congress, he was a Pro-American, Pro-Defense, Pro-Troops, even somewhat Bush Republican. But after 9/11 he moved sharply to the left.

    I won’t support him. Beck and the others are right in many of their criticisms of him. Ron Paul does give libertarians a bad name.

    Eric Dondero, Fmr. Senior Aide
    US Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX)
    1997-2003

  10. RACER Says:

    SORRY RP4 MY FAMILY
    BUT TUCKER CARLSON IS BEHIND THE ARTICLE ABOUT RON PAUL BEING FUNDED BY A BROTHEL IN VAGAS , THERE ARE SNAKES EVER WARE.

  11. RACER Says:

    ERIC DONDERO WHEN YOU POINT A FINGER AT SOMEONE THERE ARE THREE POINTING AT YOU. SORRY I CAN SEE WHY YOU LOST YOUR JOB AS ONE OF RON PAULS AIDS ITS LOUD AND CLEAR.

  12. Timur Rozenfeld Says:

    Eric,

    There is a difference between isolationist and non-interventionist. You don’t need to rain bombs on people to trade with them.

  13. Anisedr Says:

    i am gonna show this to my friend, dude

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