Ron Paul Accurately Predicts Future Crises in 2002 Speech

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The common knock against Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is that he is out of touch with too much of the electorate to possibly win the presidency.

If that's true, perhaps it's the electorate's problem, not Paul's.

In a chilling speech on April 24, 2002, the Texas Congressman outlined numerous issues he predicted would transpire over the next decade and why. Watch Paul's address to Congress, juxtaposed with the reports of the news he saw coming, here:

Basically, Ron Paul accurately predicted:

  • The invasion of Iraq
  • The failure of the government of Afghanistan
  • Both political parties endorsement of military interventionalism
  • The erosion of U.S. civil liberties and the Constitution
  • Americans becoming poorer over the ensuing decade
  • An international financial crisis that would decimate U.S. government finances, trigger a recession and resulting in exploding deficits for years

Paul concluded his speech saying he hoped he would be wrong on all accounts. Can anyone really argue that he was - or that he's out of touch now?

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from what i gather, if mitt romney or gangrich become president, we may be screwed. i dunno. i'm not impressed with any of them.

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Allsaints, the intervention has to stop somewhere. I believe that once the interventions come to an end there will be no attacks. That's all the people 'over there' want. Not to be messed with any more. But let's say there is some revenge. These will be relatively minor events compared to what I am sure you can see for the present course. Is a world war really worth saving a little pride by pretending obvious mistakes weren't? BTW, this is real. I just checked c-span's online archive for april 24th, 2002, house proceedings, speaker Paul, Ronald. It jumps into the middle of it, but it's the same speech.

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@dknc12- I'm thinking what Allsaints is saying is that Romney has the best chance at winning! Since we can only pick one then that's where you go with the Vote. Newt is Sharp. He has a lot to offer. This Country is in such a mode that says-We Are Sick of the Corruption! This In itself will be the Biggest " Must Have" there is! There has to be Accountability in order to win the General Election- This Election more than ever! Ron Paul? Yeah- I like Ron! Ron is speaking loud! He is singing a Tune that people want to hear and I can relate! Can Ron pull it off? He needs to get in Israel's corner and speak about it or he will Fade! I know Ron Paul! Truthfully-He Has Delievered many kids that I know personally! Still- We cannot be an Island. Ron will have to Speak a better tune about foreign Policy! Until he does- I gotta go Romney!

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allsaints45: Of course it's easy in retrospect to say that it was common sense and that YOU knew it. LOL - prove it. What we DO know for certain is that Romney, whom you support, either didn't know where these policies were headed (bad enough) or he DID know and supported the policies and banks that caused the US to go down the tubes. And IF you really knew, you want us to believe that you would vote for clueless or corrupt Romney rather than the guy who saw it coming and told us how to fix it -- RON PAUL.

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wow. Thanks for sharing this video. end made me cry too :-(

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I will Vote for the first Politician that can look 2 foot up a Bulls Ass and Predict the Price of Butter. This is my Benchmark!

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I PREDICTED THE SAME THINGS. IT WASN'T INSIGHT, IT WAS OBVIOUS, COMMONSENSE. JUST LIKE THIS OBSERVATION: IF PAUL BECAME OUR LEADER, COUNTRIES WHICH ARE AGAINST THE U.S., AND OUR WAY OF LIFE, WILL WALK ALL OVER US. I.E. JIMMY CARTER. IRANIAN HOSTAGE SITUATION, CUBAN BOAT PEOPLE, ETC. ADD IN, WITH PAUL, A MILITARY ATTACK, ON US. ROMNEY IN 2012.

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Yeah either Paul's campaign or one of the Super PAC's needs to create a commercial based around this concept. This would seriously blow a lot of people's minds.

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if this video/audio is real - then this guy is American Gandhi.. I love him I adore him.. I dont wish to see him taking any political office, but rather lead an american revolution..

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"If that's true, perhaps it's the electorate's problem, not Paul's." Totally nailed it right there. And thanks for the great video.

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