Ron Paul defends Wikileaks on House Floor

Congressman Ron Paul addressed the house about Wikileaks. He stated that the attack on Julian Assange is like killing the messenger for bringing bad news and gave them nine questions to consider:

Number 1: Do the America People deserve know the truth regarding the ongoing wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen?

Number 2: Could a larger question be how can an army private access so much secret information?

Number 3: Why is the hostility directed at Assange, the publisher, and not at our governments failure to protect classified information?

Number 4: Are we getting our moneys worth of the 80 Billion dollars per year spent on intelligence gathering?

Number 5: Which has resulted in the greatest number of deaths: lying us into war or Wikileaks revelations or the release of the Pentagon Papers?

Number 6: If Assange can be convicted of a crime for publishing information that he did not steal, what does this say about the future of the first amendment and the independence of the internet?

Number 7: Could it be that the real reason for the near universal attacks on Wikileaks is more  about secretly maintaining a seriously flawed foreign policy of empire than it is about national security?

Number 8: Is there not a huge difference between releasing secret information to help the enemy in a time of declared war, which is treason, and the releasing of information to expose our government lies that promote secret wars, death and corruption?

Number 9: Was it not once considered patriotic to stand up to our government when it is wrong?

Thomas Jefferson had it right when he advised ‘Let the eyes of vigilance never be closed’

“Some Questions To Consider” Ron Paul Defends WikiLeaks “Killing The Messenger For Bad News”

57 Comments

  1. Anonymous said:

    mad props to ron paul for taking a stand on this, standing for freedom and civil rights.

    January 21, 2011
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  2. Anonymous said:

    YES !!!

    May 11, 2011
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  3. Anonymous said:

    Patriots like Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich. Those two need to run together, KILL the Federal Reserve, IRS, and Bilderberg!!!! Let’s Take Our Country Back!!!

    April 12, 2011
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  4. Anonymous said:

    How can you think that where our country is right now is where it needs to be?? I really, REALLY hope you don’t think we need to move “forward” from where we are now

    June 3, 2011
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  5. Anonymous said:

    Don’t you mean “backward”?

    April 13, 2011
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  6. Anonymous said:

    Dennis Kucinich said if he got the nomination he would pick Paul as his running mate. He said that an eagle needs a right wing and a left wing to fly.

    April 20, 2011
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  7. Anonymous said:

    ignoring party lines makes politics much clearer

    December 31, 2010
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  8. Anonymous said:

    Ron Paul is really a Libertarian – just do a little research – who happens to be in the republican party.

    Big points to him for making these points about wikileaks.

    January 1, 2011
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  9. Anonymous said:

    He is a truly conservative republican, not a neo-con. But he has ran on the Libertarian ticket in the past. For the good he could do for this country, I hope he never becomes president. He would be assassinated before inauguration.

    April 2, 2011
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  10. Anonymous said:

    That makes no sense. Ron Paul has always been against the wars and Bush’s philosophies. He has said so for a long time, especially in the primaries. So, saying he wouldn’t be asking questions is just false.

    December 17, 2010
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  11. Anonymous said:

    This is a very ignorant comment and very narrow minded….he’s talking about government policies that have been put in place before the bush administration and the violation of human rights..has nothing to do with whos in office. Being an ‘asshole’ and asking questions is how this country was built…

    January 23, 2011
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  12. Anonymous said:

    Lol, you sound like some idiot who doesn’t know what they are talking about. Many times he has said bush was breaking laws and should be held accountable.
    If I wanted to be like you I would stereotype your response and say you are ignorant democrat that voted obama just because he’s black and has no idea what his agenda is or isn’t. Statistically your chance of being black is also high. Wow. Stooping to your level is sorta fun.

    January 25, 2011
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  13. Anonymous said:

    you should do 5 minutes of research you fucking clown.Your false claims disgust me.

    March 23, 2011
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  14. Anonymous said:

    Ron Paul wouldn’t have been asking questions and being such an asshole if it was Bush and not Obama!

    December 16, 2010
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  15. Anonymous said:

    I can see why you might think that, because he is a republican and many of them are pretty retarded, but did you even watch the video? Several times Ron Paul implied that we should be arresting Bush and not Assange.

    December 16, 2010
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  16. Anonymous said:

    Not once did he state Obama or relate anything too him. If you watched anything about what Ron Paul has done in his time in the senate then you would know he has been fighting this crap the government has been pulling sine the mid 80′s. Or was it all just because of Obama that he is being such an ass as you so cleverly mentioned.

    December 22, 2010
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  17. Anonymous said:

    he is a republican, but he doesn’t believe what most republicans believe because republicans’ views on things have changed over the years.
    republicans disagree with him, and democrats assume they will because he’s a republican.
    this is why he never became president.

    December 22, 2010
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  18. Anonymous said:

    House*

    January 5, 2011
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  19. Anonymous said:

    Rudyard Kipling was one of the millions of parents to lose a son in the first world war, considered one of the most wasteful and meaningless wars in history. 

    He wrote a poem about it that consisted of two lines: 

    “If any question why we died, 
    Tell them because our fathers lied.”

    December 10, 2010
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  20. Anonymous said:

    He’s not a Republican.
    He’s a Libertarian.

    March 1, 2011
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  21. Anonymous said:

    No, he’s a registered Republican. Get your facts straight.

    March 9, 2011
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  22. Anonymous said:

    He’s not a Republican.
    He’s a Libertarian.

    March 1, 2011
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  23. Anonymous said:

    Rand is as Republican as they get. I’m not saying that’s good or bad…..but if you think the planet is 7,000 years old and the sun revolves around it, you may like what Rand has to say.

    March 1, 2011
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  24. Anonymous said:

    How about his son, Rand Paul? Is the acorn far from the tree on this?

    December 30, 2010
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  25. Anonymous said:

    Nice to see some of the higher-ups taking a rational approach, and not following a pathetic personal vendetta against WL. America, you f**ked up. Sorry umad at WL for exposing this.

    December 20, 2010
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