October 31, 2011
Ron Paul gave a speech at the 2011 National Federation of Republican Assemblies in Des Moines, IA on October 29, 2011. He spoke to a crowd of 600 people and won the event’s straw poll with 82% of the vote. Dr. Paul spoke about foreign policy, monetary policy, the Federal Reserve, citizen rights, government secrecy, illegal assassinations, the Patriot Act, and his 2012 budget proposal.
@6:20 monetary reform, IMF, debt crisis, gold standard, sound money, legal tender
@9:45 whistleblowers, government secrecy, Solyndra, Fast and Furious
@12:00 foreign policy blunders, Daniel Ellsberg, wikileaks, Iraq, declaration of war
@13:45 UN resolutions for war, Iraq, currency inflation
@13:35 limited government, transparency, 50,000 SWAT break-ins, warrantless searches
@16:35 Dennis Blair, Obama policy of citizen assassinations, al-Awlaki, al-Awlaki’s son, drone strikes, Pakistan, civil war, foreign aid, Karzai, noninterventionist foreign policy
@20:35 debt crisis, fiat currency, monetary policy, cut military spending, keep entitlements for now, $1 trillion cuts elsewhere
@22:25 free society, liberty, young people, irate minority, economic distribution, poverty, natural rights
@25:00 free society vs. authoritarianism, sacrifice liberties, rule of law
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