"Under the constitution, there was never meant to be a federal police force. Even an FBI limited only to investigations was not accepted until this century. Yet today, fueled by the federal government’s misdirected war on drugs, radical environmentalism, and the aggressive behavior of the nanny state, we have witnessed the massive buildup of a virtual army of armed regulators prowling the States where they have no legal authority. The sacrifice of individual responsibility and the concept of local government by the majority of American citizens has permitted the army of bureaucrats to thrive."
Dr. Ron Paul
(1935-) American physician, US Congressman (R-TX), US Presidential candidate
Is Federal Police Force Constitutional?, The Liberty Pole, October, 1997
Bookmark and Share  
Reader comments about this quote:
We hold this truth to be self evident.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    The police gradually getting to be 'for the government and versus the citizens' seems to have gone unjustifiably general the world over... thus virtually denying any 'ready' poice-help for the citizens per se. vedapushpa social anthropologist Bangalore
     -- Anonymous     
    How about some civil disobedience? Our bloated federal government of thugs is un-American. Elect Ron Paul, Herman Cain, or Tim Pawlenty in 2012!
     -- Byron, Fort Collins     
    What people seem to miss is that this all fomented by the owners of the Federal Reserve. The Globalists are coming...
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    There is nothing that I can add when Dr. Ron Paul stated it clearly and eloquently,,,,
     -- Mary - MI     
    This is exactly why he should be President.
     -- Jerry P., Wilmington, NC.     
    Amen to all of the above.

    My fear is that our step in to the land of "Homeland Security" will turn very ugly for most Americans.


     -- bruski, naples FL     
    I voted for him every time. He loves liberty.
     -- cal, Lewisville, Tx     
    There was a quote that I barely remember that went something like this.
    "Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."- William Pitt
     -- Mike, Pleasant Hill     
    Machiavelli 101, create a problem then milk it for all it's worth and when the people clamor for a solution offer them the one you had previously prepared that they would've never excepted if not for the contrived crisis.
    Lord, grant our people the wisdom to see they are being led to slaughter!
     -- Mike, Pleasant Hill     
    Great quote and exactly right.
     -- jim k, Austin     
    If only we had far more representatives of the character, integrity, wisdom, patriotism and constitutional ethics as the former Congressman Ron Paul
     -- Mary - MI     
    A unique and brilliant Patriot
     -- Earl Long, Overland Park, KS     
    Rate this quote!
    How many stars?

    What do YOU think?
    Your name:
    Your town:

    More Quotations
    Get a Quote-A-Day! Free!
    Liberty Quotes sent to your mail box.
    RSS Subscribe
    Quotes & Quotations - Send This Quote to a Friend

    © 1998-2023 Liberty-Tree.ca