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From: Paul Andrew Mitchell [address in tool bar]
Subject: SLS: Rep. Ron Paul's great speech (fwd)

>    THE LIBERTARIAN, By Vin Suprynowicz
>    Love your country, fear your government
>The Sept. 22 edition of the Washington Weekly ran this brief, Sept.
>17 speech from the floor of Congress, by Rep. Ron Paul, one-time
>Libertarian presidential candidate, now Republican of Texas. For
>once, I can find nothing to add:
>#  #  #
>"A Federal Police Force is Unconstitutional"
>Mr. Speaker, earlier this year, another Member severely criticized
>me on the House floor for declaring on C-SPAN that indeed many
>Americans justifiably feared their  own  government. This fear has
>come from the police state mentality that prompted Ruby Ridge, Waco
>and many other episodes of an errant federal government.
>Under the constitution, there was never meant to be a federal police
>force. Even an FBI limited only to investigations was not accepted
>until this century. Yet today,  fueled by the federal government's
>misdirected war on drugs, radical  environmentalism, and the
>aggressive behavior of the nanny state, we have witnessed the massive
>buildup of a virtual army of armed regulators prowling the States
>where they have no legal authority. The sacrifice of individual
>responsibility and the concept of local government by the majority of
>American citizens has permitted the army of bureaucrats to thrive.
>We have depended on government for so much for so long that we as
>people have become less vigilant of our liberties. As long as the
>government provides largesse  for the majority, the special interest
>lobbyists will succeed in continuing the redistribution of welfare
>programs that occupies most of Congress's legislative time.
>Wealth is limited, yet demands are unlimited. A welfare system
>inevitably diminishes production and shrinks the economic pie. As
>this occurs, anger among the competing special interests grows. While
>Congress and the people concentrate on material welfare and its equal
>redistribution, the principals of liberty are ignored, and freedom is
>More immediate, the  enforcement of the interventionist state
>requires a growing  army of bureaucrats. Since groups demanding
>special favors from the federal government must abuse the rights and
>property of those who produce wealth and cherish liberty, real
>resentment is directed at the agents who come to eat out our
>substance. The natural consequence is for the intruders to arm
>themselves to  protect against angry victims of government intrusion.
>Thanks to a recent article by Joseph Farah, director of the Western
>Journalism Center of Sacramento, CA, appearing in the Houston
>Chronicle, the surge in the  number of armed federal bureaucrats has
>been brought to our attention. Farah points out that in 1996 alone,
>at least 2,439 new federal cops were authorized to carry firearms.
>That takes the total up to nearly 60,000. Farah points out that these
>cops were not only in agencies like the FBI, but include the EPA,
>U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and the Army Corps of Engineers. Even Bruce
>Babbitt, according to Farah, wants to arm the Bureau of Land
>Management. Farah logically asks, "When will the NEA have its armed
>art cops?" This is a dangerous trend.
>It is ironic that the proliferation of guns in the hands of the
>bureaucrats is pushed by the antigun fanatics who hate the second
>amendment and would disarm every  law-abiding American citizen. Yes,
>we need gun control. We need to disarm our bureaucrats, then abolish
>the agencies. If government bureaucrats like guns that much, let them
>seek work with the NRA.
>Force and intimidation are the tools of tyrants. Intimidation with
>government guns, the threat of imprisonment, and the fear of
>harassment by government agents puts fear into the hearts of millions
>of Americans. Four days after Paula Jones refused a settlement in her
>celebrated suit, she received notice that she and her  husband  would
>be audited for 1995 taxes. Since 1994 is the current audit year for
>the IRS, the administration's denial that the audit is related to the
>suit is suspect, to say the least.
>Even if it is coincidental, do not try to convince the American
>people. Most Americans, justifiably cynical and untrusting toward the
>federal government, know the evidence exists that since the1970s both
>Republican and Democratic administrations have not hesitated to
>intimidate their political enemies with IRS  audits and regulatory
>Even though the average IRS agent does not carry a gun, the threat 
>of incarceration and seizure of property is backed up by many guns.
>All government  power is ultimately gun power and serves the
>interests of those who despise or do not comprehend the principles of
>liberty. The gun in the hands of law-abiding citizens serves to hold
>in check arrogant and aggressive government. Guns in the hands of the
>bureaucrats do the opposite. The founders of this country fully
>understood this fact.
>-- Ron Paul, R-Texas
>Vin Suprynowicz is the assistant editorial page editor of the Las
>Vegas Review-Journal. Readers may contact him via e-mail at
>vin@lvrj.com. The column is syndicated in the United States and
>Canada via Mountain Media Syndications, P.O. Box 4422, Las Vegas Nev.

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