Ron Paul Slams NRA Plan Recommending Armed Officers In Schools

Posted: 12/25/2012 10:40 am EST

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Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) came out against the National Rifle Association’srecommendation for armed officers in all schools in the wake of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

“While I certainly agree that more guns equals less crime and that private gun ownership prevents many shootings, I don’t agree that conservatives and libertarians should view government legislation, especially at the federal level, as the solution to violence,” Paul wrote in a statement posted on his website. “Real change can happen only when we commit ourselves to rebuilding civil society in America, meaning a society based on family, religion, civic and social institutions, and peaceful cooperation through markets. We cannot reverse decades of moral and intellectual decline by snapping our fingers and passing laws.”

The retiring libertarian lawmaker explained, “Let’s not forget that our own government policies often undermine civil society, cheapen life, and encourage immorality. The president and other government officials denounce school violence, yet still advocate for endless undeclared wars abroad and easy abortion at home. U.S. drone strikes kill thousands, but nobody in America holds vigils or devotes much news coverage to those victims, many of which are children, albeit, of a different color.” He added, “Obviously I don’t want to conflate complex issues of foreign policy and war with the Sandy Hook shooting, but it is important to make the broader point that our federal government has zero moral authority to legislate against violence.”

Paul also slammed the response to the shooting from the “political left,” saying he found “emotional calls for increased gun control” to be “misguided.”

During an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Wayne LaPierre, head of the NRA, stood by the idea of armed guards in schools.

“If it’s crazy to call for armed officers in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy,” he said. “I think the American people think it’s crazy not to do it. It’s the one thing that would keep people safe.”

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6 Responses to Ron Paul Slams NRA Plan Recommending Armed Officers In Schools

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  3. Hangem' High says:

    Well then, why do the Washington and media elite send their children to a school that has 11 armed guards?

  4. lecox says:

    Based on the quotes given in this article, the headline is a bit deceptive.

    Ron Paul is pushing his basic philosophy; that we need more local responsibility taken for solving these problems, because centralized (federal) responsibility has failed, and is a failed idea.

    Libertarianism, or what could be called the philosophy of self-determinism, is not really getting through to most people, from what I can see. Besides all the propaganda we get 24-7 that we take in things from our environments which affect our bodies and our brains (or even our minds) which lead us to feel and think and act in certain ways, this paradigm makes sense to many of us. It is difficult to argue against it because we see it “work” all the time. We take a pill for our sniffles and we “feel better.” We get sprayed by a chemtrail and we “feel worse.”

    Self-determinism is the staunch goal of a relatively few; no matter that they are the ones who make 99% of everything that happens on this planet happen. Most people just want to get by. They don’t want to be in total control of their own lives. They are scared of the idea.

    Of course, the joke is that we are, in fact, controlling our own thoughts, feelings and actions. But most of us are doing it unknowingly, “on automatic” as we say, so this fact is not apparent. To take back knowing control of one’s life, one’s body, one’s space is a significant process. Most of us have not experienced this process to any great degree.

    So I think that the amount of effort required to get most people to realize how life really works is much greater than most of us have estimated. Certainly it is more than Ron Paul estimated. Even most of those who count themselves as his supporters don’t understand the underlying truths on which the “liberty movement” is based.

    And as the “other side” continues to look for ways to shut us up, the future of an earth society based on truth becomes more and more difficult to envision. Which is not to say that it won’t happen. Will armed guards have to watch over our children in that future some of us hope for? I for one am not yet sure of the answer.

  5. kibitzer3 says:

    Since it’s the people’s fears of their authoritarian-minded government – as down through history in other countries – that primarily drives their claim on heavy-duty rifles, giving the federal government more shooting power over the people and in local settings is really not the solution, rather part of the problem. I’m with Ron Paul on this, for his, and this, reasons. Local police, with local control over them, yes. Federal marshals, thank you, no thanks.

    When the federal government gets out of the people-control business – everybody’s phone calls and emails and other electronic communications automatically monitored without a warrant/probable cause, RFID chips in all manner of personal items, vehicle and facial recognition capability used without proper regulation, drones flying everywhere over ‘the land of the WHAT???!! – and The People can get back to trusting their government, rather than feeling hemmed in more and more into a police state (whatever happened to the presumption of innocence???), things will change for the better. Not before.

    Oh – and yes; as Dr. Laibow points out: We’ve got to stop drugging our kids with mind-altering pharmaceuticals, and causing brain disorders from their vaccines; and then we will have less of this violent behavior in the society to have to contend with. An ounce of prevention, and all that good old advice. (‘A stitch in time saves nine.’ Remember that one, you other oldies???)

    • kibitzer3 says:

      P.S. And of course, the REAL answer is to move out of this 3D matrix we have been corralled in for long enough, and go up a notch in consciousness, to the 5D level of awareness, and interacting with our fellow souls on a mission: to leave the old illusory world behind, and get with the program. We have been ‘spiritual beings having a human experience’ long enough. It’s time for Ascension, and the inheriting of more of our soulular birthright, as sparks of our One Divine Source.

      But just sayin’, above, in terms of the current state of affairs.

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