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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The boiling frog story is a widespread anecdote describing a frog slowly being boiled alive. The premise is that if a frog is placed in boiling water, it will jump out, but if it's placed in cold water that is slowly heated, it will not perceive the danger. The story is generally told in a metaphorical context, with the upshot being that people should make themselves aware of gradual change lest they suffer eventual undesirable consequences. Americans have accepted the erosion of their civil liberties, the intrusion of the Federal Reserve System, the takeover of crony capitalism, the expansion of our military all over the world, the blending of our political parties, our gradual decline into socialism, etc. NOW there's a candidate who would put a screeching halt to all that: Ron Paul.


@Margo! I'm thinking your Brushing up against Foreplay in reference to Paul!


Tragic that a gossip site is the only responsible media outlet showing this. Kudos to the article's author. Please wake up folks and realize that things are going to get a lot worse unless we make a stand for our liberties and freedoms. I am not going to tell you who to vote for but PLEASE do your own due diligence, and research ALL candidates - Obama included. See where they stand based on history rather than rhetoric. Dont be played for a fool!


is this artile real?? or fake video.. Audio seems little out of sync sometimes but not sure.. isnt this a gossip website??


I think Ron Paul understands what government should not be doing, unlike the rest of the presidential candidates. No other candidate has provided a proposed budget; thus, we don't know where they stand on government spending - probably because they want to continue the spending, the deficits, and increasing the debt until the dollar collapses and all our savings become worthless (which they don't expect will happen on their watch). I don't think most Republicans are fiscally conservative. If they were, they wouldn't have raised the debt ceiling, or provided a budget that increases government spending.


Ron Paul made chills go yhrough my body- He is not only a wonderful man,a great leader, will make a great president- HE IS A PROPHET. I pray that everyone in this country can see this and know Ron Paul is one of the greatest men ever, and that if we all stand behind him - America can be saved!


This needs to be a commercial so that everyone can see


If Obama wins again-My Prediction is -This Country will be FUBAR!


Do not listen to Steve beow. He is an idiot. Ron Paul never said that was necessary at all! he speaks out against violence all the time! he talks about so much how MLK is one of his heroes because he was able to do peaceful protest to change America. Same with Rosa Parks, another one of his heroes. Steve is not apart of the principles that Ron Paul stands for and, who knows, could be a troll. We denounce people that would even consider violence as a solution to anything. Ron Paul has only mentioned that if the economy fails, the dollars crashes, that violence COULD emerge in the streets. That is just the truth, but this is why we need Ron Paul to support and defend the constitution and bring back sound currency.


People are way too ignorant and believe whatever the mainstream media is telling us! I pray everyday that Dr. Paul is our next president, unfortunately the powers that are pulling the strings are trying their best to keep us "stupid"! I don't think anything will change until the citizens of this country ARM themselves and start a "real revolution", with bloodshed and violence. Paul has predicted that also! Were in deep crap!

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