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Tonight -- a doctor why the Republican Party will never be the same again.
If ever presidential hopeful -- body notion of personal freedom and Fidelity to the constitution.
It would be Texas Republican congressman Ron Paul.
He's a genuine fiscal hawk who refused to vote to raise the debt ceiling -- -- because He knows the government borrowed it causes inflation.
He voted against the Patriot Act because He understands that it is a massive assault on americans' freedoms because it -- federal agents write their own search warrants.
And he's the dark horse it was the runner up in this weekend's Ames Iowa straw poll.
Leaving winner congresswoman Michelle Bachmann with a mere 1% margin over him.
So what does this mean for the Republican Party when an anti establishment candidate is quickly making his way to the top.
It means that yeah.
Party is well -- well on its way.
To returning the GOP to its small government roots -- the power of the people will be restored to the people because the people have chosen a Ron Paul.
-- Ron Paul as the -- to take on big government Republicans who legislate like they're Democrats.
Means the end of the big government party and the resurrection of a Republican Party that will be faithful to sound money.
And personal freedom.
Or my getting carried away with the showing in Iowa.
Here to tell us just how far he's gone from underdog to serious challenger.
And what this all means while maintaining all of his core beliefs the man himself Texas Republican congressman Ron Paul who joins us by phone.
From his home in Texas congressman Paul first welcome here and second congratulations.
On your phenomenal.
In the straw poll on Saturday.
Thank you very much judge -- what an exciting weekend insurance fired a lot of those supporters that are ready and -- -- ago so it's given us a real boost.
And like you mentioned I think it's.
-- that strong vote for limited government small government in a special way in a constitutional way.
In American tradition way and it's sort of challenges you know this.
This whole concept of liberty that that liberty comes in pieces you know He could have a little economic liberty here and you can have a little personal liberty there.
-- you have a flip flop and type of foreign policy.
I always -- -- freedom comes in the package I hope that we have packaged as well because for me at the clear cut message that we're delivering.
Congresswoman -- of course has enjoyed her victory slim though it was over you know.
-- claim that she is the anti establishment candidate that she represents the virtues of the Tea Party that she represents the return to small government.
But I think you put your finger on a congressman Paul when you say that she has partial.
Parceled excuse me those areas where she believes in big government where she believes a strong garbage wants to amend the constitution.
To define marriage wants to amend the constitution allow the government to prosecute to have pornography -- in favor of hundreds of billions in foreign aid.
You are in favor personal freedom and small government all across the board with no exceptions and I suspect that that -- has finally resonating.
Yeah there's no doubt about it now I give that to shell credit for coming across with an image which is somewhat similar appealing to.
You know Tea Party people because obviously a lot of Tea Party people voted for her but her message is quite -- but obviously.
But if you give -- credit for portrayed her message that -- to ours is an amazing.
The number about McCain and for the first and second place what does that say about the establishment candidate.
But our job is distinguish ourselves you know from the other than I do put it into one package I think they all all -- other Republicans.
Represent the status quo because they do support.
The foreign policy both Republicans and Democrats have supported monetary policy that Spain personal liberties of the Patriot Act they all followed the same chemical.
It is interesting though if you do it your -- to congresswoman Bachmann if it is.
If you believe she's anti establishment as you say and some issues she genuinely is some other issues it's it's debatable.
It is the anti establishment taking on the establishment has more than half a votes went to the to -- -- I do wanna ask you about defense that was an interest thing.
Repartee during the debate the other night.
Between the question -- and you and then former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum over whether or not Iran should be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon.
Basically as I heard it senator Santorum said -- bomb the bomb.
And you said you'd let them build the bomb can you explain the difference between the two -- or can you explain your view on that congressman Paul out.
But what again I want to make clear is when you are a little bit I'm more cautious about bombing foreign country.
Doesn't mean that you like to enjoy and endorse what they do -- -- like we endorse the person -- that you don't endorse whatever race has with the use the First Amendment.
But that this whole idea of another country getting a bomb which you put it in proper context -- that that.
You know the -- price at 30000 government and we lived through all that.
And here they don't even have a bomb and the Iranians aren't likely into -- -- -- bombing Israel that's always been saying.
Did you know they have to depend on imported.
Gasoline so how could the company if they'd be -- they have their problems and around that but they're not do it I don't they're not completely stupid.
I mean it did pull think is fear mongering -- it's war mongering there's been a lot of people in Washington been itching for a fight a war with Iran.
I think it's so unnecessary.
And I think -- you know if you think of it strategically.
What it isn't the worst thing in the world.
That the pocket the and he's got a nuclear weapon.
And did in India has nuclear -- -- have a nuclear weapons one of only India had nuclear weapons would they be the powerhouse is -- does.
Brinker -- -- you know more neutrality what it ultimately -- Soviets had nuclear weapons you know during the Cold War.
I've stood there -- -- ballots that -- no way mean that I think that's a good idea to have more nuclear weapons that.
If I had an opportunity it was reasonable and reduced the number of these nuclear bombs we don't be a ball.
Forty years ago today president Richard Nixon committed one of the greatest assaults on the free market than He ever did.
When He separated the dollar from gold.
Steve Forbes is coming on right after and I think he's going to predict that we will one day.
The dollar will be back attached to gold do you agree with that.
Oh absolutely if you know monetary history is -- Inflation have been around a long.
Long time the destruction of currencies and finally when He gets out of control -- left it down they will how do we restore the confidence.
Of our current mean it always -- to be adopting a real value of the people have to believe that.
We did it after the civil war and it worked.
Begin with ironic mixing closed -- gold would He did what are gold going overseas continue to pick -- where the gold's gone in -- world.
The last four years it really virtually -- -- left the wherever -- is gone east.
The Indians have that the Japanese have of the Chinese -- they are holding the gold now though He never really closed the Goldwyn that He just shifted it.
And He said He was protecting the dollar and -- by going up the gold standard.
-- can you look at any statistic.
To be spent deposition that He is protected our dollar and job he's doing this this -- jobs ironically and look at -- -- we've had after forty years.
It is coming to an -- Yeah that's what this campaign is all about that we -- a bit of business shifting away from the dollar reserve standards which was established in nineteen every one.
And it will am just a matter of time but it how it will come about.
Congressman Paul it's always a pleasure sorry for that satellite problem but thanks very much for joining us thank you judge.
Today does mark the fortieth.
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