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Posted by on Dec 12, 2010 in Politics | 0 comments

The Wisdom Of Crazy Old Men

The New York Times reports
that the man who wants to drown the FED, Ron Paul, will be the chairman of the subcommittee that oversees the Fed.  This is good news – while he may not be able to drown it he will certainly be shining some light in dark corners.

But when I followed a link at Memeorandum I found this from Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis which I found even more interesting – Ron Paul’s take on Wikileaks:

Here are Paul’s excellent questions in print:

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’

When I disagree with Ron Paul I really disagree but when I agree I find myself in complete agreement.

Cross posted at Newshoggers