Ron Paul’s 5 min. speech on Wikileaks, please watch:
Congressman Ron Paul addressed the house about Wikileaks where he says attacking Julian Assange is attacking the messenger for bringing bad news. With a tip of the hat to From The Old here are the questions Ron Paul asked in his speech: (Source)
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’
- WikiLeaks Leader, Julian Assange, Arrested–global hackers displeased, infowar rebellion erupts
- There isn’t much the US can charge Assange with that it can’t charge the NY Times with as well: both published secret State Dept cables stolen by Manning. But its easier to prosecute Assange than a major news outlet
- The Nation: Ron Paul’s Fight For Transparency (npr.org)
- Ron Paul Defends WikiLeaks On House Floor (huffingtonpost.com)
- Ron Paul: Lying is Not Patriotic (grantlawrence.blogspot.com)
- WikiLeaks is revealing the truth about American empire (Rep. Ron Paul) (thehill.com)