Like many of you, we have more than one iron in the fire this Christmas Eve in our neck of the woods. So, just for a quick ‘Question of the Day’…thought I’d throw some words from Ron Paul out there for you to chew on. After you contemplate what he stated, see if you agree or disagree with his way of thinking when it comes to the direction the NRA wants to go when it comes to more federal government control after the tragedy at Sandy Hook, gun control, etc.

Here’s what he had to say:

Outgoing Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) distanced himself Monday from a National Rifle Association proposal to place armed guards at every school, saying “government security is just another kind of violence.”

He said the federal government should not try to “pursue unobtainable safety” with state-sanctioned security and claimed Democratic and Republican lawmakers have “zero moral authority to legislate against violence.”

“This is the world of government provided ‘security,’ a world far too many Americans now seem to accept or even endorse,” Paul said in a statement on his website. “School shootings, no matter how horrific, do not justify creating an Orwellian surveillance state in America.”

He continued: “Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens’ lives. We shouldn’t settle for substituting one type of violence for another.”

In his criticism of progressives calling for more gun restrictions, Paul said new laws won’t dissuade or prevent a madman with a gun from killing innocents.

“Predictably, the political left responded to the tragedy with emotional calls for increased gun control,” he said. “This is understandable, but misguided. The impulse to have government ‘do something’ to protect us in the wake of national tragedies is reflexive and often well intentioned. … But this impulse ignores the self evident truth that criminals don’t obey laws.”

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    I think he.ll be a far better canadate for president then OBAMA or any of the rest of those liberal pantiewastes living North,Sout,East and West of the Pecos becuase the rest are all a bunch of no account sidewinders and cowardly polecats

  2. bluffcreek1967 says:

    I think Ron Paul made some good points here. It truly is dangerous when we start to look to government to protect us at every point in our lives. It’s naive at best to assume that government is obligated to protect and provide security for our lives at every place, at every point and under every circumstance. This gives far too much control to government authorities and, in the end, we will find ourselves with even less freedom.

    If individual school districts or communities decide to provide armed officers, that’s one thing. But if there was to be some sort federal mandate that each school throughout the USA provide armed security for its students, the government would be exceeding its authority and we would find our nation turning even more into a police state. Before long, such notions would be mandated to all kinds of institutions and private facilities.

    Moreover, it’s true that no matter how much the government prohibits the use of guns or ‘assault weapons,’ there’s always some nutcase who will grab one and use it to slaughter others. This is always a possibility in a free society that honors the 2nd amendment.

    I think a step in the right direction is for more States, Counties and Cities to allow greater concealed carry for law-abiding citizens.

  3. would have made a great president


    We need someone who puts the nation and its citizens above political grandstanding and deport all illegal aliens including OBAMA

  5. “School shootings, no matter how horrific, do not justify creating an Orwellian surveillance state in America.” Ron Paul

    One third of US schools already have armed protection in the form of LEO’s. Some school districts have their own police departments.

    Where has Ron Paul been for the last thirty years? We already have big brother watching every move we make.

    This is why Ron Paul never gets anywhere close in a presidential race, he’s just a nutjob.

    • Yeah that’s the one thing about the statement that confuses me. When I was young there were sherrifs in my schools 24/7. Local school district cops who were armed. How is that an Orwellian police state? Yeah so we shouldn’t have congressional decisions about US marshals being there. I don’t think anyone’s floating that one.

    • Sandee Enriquez says:

      Where has Ron Paul been? He has ALWAYS advocated that schools be privatized, that’s all. The safety of your children ought to be YOUR RESPONSIBILITY, not governments. With R.P’s warning AGAINST government security, I’d say he’s being pretty much consistent. Small government means YOU assume responsibility for yourself, your offspring and your stuff.

  6. Makes me happy to see someone standing up against the complete chimping out over an event. Yeah…tradition of over 2 centuries from the founders should be tossed out cause of some twig boy, being simply as individualistic as the left would have him be, embraces the leftist ideology of doing what you want and not abiding by the greater consensus of what morality really is. Like Laughner I guess…some weirdo who smacks of a liberal failure shoots libs and that somehow advances their agenda (except the target here was even more baffling). Regardless of Ron Paul’s strange opinions on some things I would have probably had to wash my pants had he won over Obama…then again that applies to any candidate.

    Regardless, in the words of my buddy Josuay: “Yeah,Ron Paul is a nice guy and everything but someone should shoot him.”

  7. I voted for Ron in ’88 also ’08 and ’12 primaries. We need a recount – only lost by a few zillion votes. The NRA (0verrated!) endorsed liberal Democrat turned liberal Republican Greg Laughlin (at the urging of backstabber Gingrich) in the 1996 Repub Primary for the House, so Ron figures the NRA is his enemy and he’s right. I tell people all the time to go with or instead. I’m not a member of either and I would never join the NRA. I notice the NRA endorsed liberal Demo Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia (voted with Obama 87 percent of the time) and now after the election he’s talking about “modifying” gun laws.

    • Well, even people who claim to be pro-gun will vote for gun control if enough threats are made against them. NRA Board member and US Representative John Dingle D-MI) voted for El Presidente’s Clinton’s Assault rifle and magazine ban and after it passed, RESIGNED from his NRA position. It was more important to him that he retain his position in the US House and not go against his El Presidente’.

      As John Milius wrote for Mako in “Conan,”


  8. Michael Dean Miller says:


    The usual suspects of the whore Media mention Ron Paul only because he disagrees with some of the Republican and NRA proposals on school safety. Namely, the creation of ANOTHER group of government agents with guns. Sky marshals, then School marshals then ‘fill in the blank marshals’

    Please note the use of selected quotes and partial statements about a serious subject that folks need to think deep and hard about. Our experience with the media’s PC spin and outright lies tell us to carefully consider the motives of the original article in the first place.


  9. Look, there are X number of minutes in the news. NRA’s Wayne LaPierre is simply trying to get the news media’s laser focus to destroy assault rifle ownership, large capacity mags and private firearms transfers to be diverted to some other tangential subject matter. Throwing a monkey wrench into the news media’s gun control cauldron is not an implicitly BAD strategy. This might be a useful strategem for use on the women who are not attuned to ANYTHING except for ‘We must SAVE the CHILDREN’ because it can be argued armed personnel on premises could be useful. LaPierre only has to be successful with this until the news media stories die down.

  10. May as well throw this in the mix. ~

    • Chas commented:

      “We are also looking at a buy-back program,” Feinstein said today . . .

      That’s what she sees when she has her head up her ass.

    • Did you notice the “photo of the first known liberal” on various sites ? It says a lot, rather funny. In some places you can trade guns for flu shots or sports tickets. Pathetic…The two young white British tourists (around age 25) robbed and murdered by a black teen thug in Sarasota, Florida wrote three letters to Obama. All were ignored – no political value there. It tells us something. The thug, 17 or so got life with no parole a few months back…Feinstein has a gun permit if I remember correctly… is far better than the NRA. So is from all I can see. The NRA tried to run Ron Paul out of Congress in 1996.

  11. And yet another massacre of school age children in gunless China today; this time 13+ injured with a car;
    and the same silence from the screeching MSM as the other day when it was 22 kids slashed up by a knife wielding madman in gunless China.

    This anti-gun propaganda is like the asshats blaming mini-skirts for rape -it is never the perp’s fault, right?

    I don’t know how much longer I will tolerate the inane stupidity of the leftist-prog agenda and the worthless puppets spouting the party line.

  12. One of the earliest school massacres, still the deadliest…

    Madmen can be quite resourceful and obviously will go to any length to accomplish their hideous ends.


    Any illegal alien who commits any crime in america shoulld face a sentence for their crime and any illegal alien who commits Murder should get Life in prson NO PAROLE,NO PLEA BARGINS,NO PARDONS, and for their nations goverments to BUTT OUT or Exicution without all those stupid appeals

  14. These are outstanding points made by Ron Paul. I’ve been making the same argument all week to pro 2A friends and all I get is stares like I have another head growing out my shoulders. I’d MUCH rather see NRA direct some of it’s effort/money/lobbiests toward rebuilding our educational system and taking it back from the NEA and Dept. Ed.. Why not begin a funding program to build at least one Constitutional value K thru 12 public school in each state for a start? Each school would teach the 4R’s…reading, writing, ‘rithmetic and THE REPUBLIC! Instead of teaching all the social crap give each student 12 years worth of Constitutional values. Now, if NRA would commit to something like that, fixing a base problem, I would consider rejoining!!

    • Danne…

      Love your 4 R’s! In my opinion congress needs to get rid of the Dept. of Education, that will take care of the unions for the most part. – Not holding my breath for that to happen in my lifetime though.

  15. When I think of federally funded armed security protecting our schools, I think TSA.

    This is not not not good.

  16. Ron Paul is only logical, truthful and fair politician known.