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if that's the case, instead of losing a conservative pro-gun democrat, he's going to be replaced with a conservative pro-gun republican. when asked about egypt, he did not mince words. >> it was a blunt response. out a position as a leader in this debate now. he said it was a coup without any question whatsoever. when you have people like john mccain and patrick leahy working where they are, it is problematic. >> you have covered him in the how has he positioned himself within the democratic caucus of the senate? voice inan independent some ways. he disagreed with the white house on several fronts. he is fairly independent.the
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fact that he is the senate judiciary committee chairman means he cannot be too independent. he's responsible for assuring some of the administration possibly guess priorities. in some of the administration's top priorities. >> along those lines, there's no better example than what is going on with the nsa. the administration is pushing as hard as they can to defend these programs. patrick leahy has said he is he said the changes. nsa got out of their lane on this. this is problematic for the hiselligence committee. willingness as a leader and chairman to take this position shows that he is an independent in the senate. >> they brought up the issue of immigration and gun control. where are both of these issues? >> gun-control he said is over with. he sees immigration as still life.-- alive.
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even though it is now out of his hands, he is still going to work really hard at communicating with members of the house and trying to get the final product to the president does.-- president's desk. >> thank you for being with us here. we appreciate it. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] i've been pushing for this in the senate, that we would move cybersecurity legislation. it is complicated. network cybersecurity means different things to different people, but we need to get this done. is for -- as hard as it me to say. they have passed some of this. we need to look at what they have done. if we want to take a stab at doing our own thing in the senate, that's great. we need to get moving on this.
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threat, a real problem. all of my colleagues from the intelligence committee lay awake at night worried about cybersecurity. we need to get this done. >> technology and internet issues on capitol hill, monday night on "the communicators" on c-span2. >> former republican presidential candidate and u.s. representative ron paul delivering a keynote address at the young americans for liberty convention. it is a self-described conservative and libertarian youth organization and its aim is to educate and mobilize students on college campuses to are committed to its principles. he answered a few questions from students following his remarks. the event was held at george mason university. this about 50 minutes.
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[applause] thank you. thank you. thank you very much. that's very nice. [laughter] [applause] this is why come to these events with young people. you have a lot of enthusiasm. your enthusiastic for the cause of liberty. [applause] since been several years i ran for the presidency in 2007 and 2008.
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thated in a consequence of with a youth movement in a campaign. that has been a consequence of that with a youth movement in a campaign. it has been magnificent at what he has accomplished. to bring you together, and just think of the many hundreds, if not thousands of students now on campuses. that is where the revolution is. the interviews i have been getting is always politics. this guy against this guy. republicans versus democrats. i would like to get away from some of that politicking all the time. they say, what about all that gridlock in washington? how do you get these parties to work together -- together? we have not had enough gridlock.
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we need more gridlock. if they were passing the right things, which would mean that there would be a limitation on only be, they would allowed to improve our country by the repealing of laws -- then you don't one gridlock. let them start repealing. the gridlock is a natural consequence of a system that has failed. i think that is what the youth have recognized, but the system has not worked in the political system is a real mess. they're not willing to face up to the truth. they're not willing to face the truth. when you have the truth, they accuse the person telling the truth as a man committing treason. this is what you should be most concerned about. getting the truth about our government and making sure our government pro ovacy
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there is been a lot of moveon in local government and state and federal government. cameras are everywhere. -- and if they can spy on everything without a camera. does that mean we should be against cameras? no. but we should be against the government having the cameras. we want the people who have the cameras taking pictures of everything the government is doing. i want gun-control. but i want to take the guns away from the over 100,000 bureaucrats who carry guns, enforcing federal laws.
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police activity was supposed to be local. here we are, passing laws endlessly with bureaucrats carrying guns to enforce these laws. that is going to have to change, and i think it is. ,hat we are witnessing here there is truly a revolution of ideas. it will be a nonviolent revolution, but we're going to stand on principle. and nobody is going to stop it. victor hugo is the one who had the quote about an idea whose time has come cannot be stopped by armies. this is true. weis especially true since have a secret weapon, which is no longer secret, which can be an enemy or tool for the opposition but is a great tool
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for us. that's the benefit of the internet that we have today. there's another reason why the evolution is alive and well i'm going to continue to grow. it's out of necessity -- well. going to continue to grow. i think what is happening now is, your age group and others, the country may be, and maybe this is the reason why the congress is given a 12% favorable rating -- everyone is starting to realize the failure of this trials and errors and economic policy, their confusion on civil liberties. they're saying, enough is enough. the varietiesall
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of statism, all the way back to the pharaohs. it is the time to have something really modern, which is individual liberty protecting your rights and the fruits of all your labors. [applause] the magnificent thing about the it's notn is, divisive. politics in washington is very divisive. you have conservatives over here and the girls over here. liberals over here. they'll be arguing about monetary policy. we have interest rates at one percent or minus one percent. all that nonsense. the failure is very evident, i think the opportunity is fantastic. that is, to present the case for liberty. when you think about it, it should bring us all together.
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because of liberty and the purpose of our liberty may be used differently. we are not all going to spend our money the same. we are not all going to want to go to the same school or same place. toyou don't want to go church, you don't have to. all these things are personal choices. socially, there should be choices. the liberals say, you can't do that. then there is somebody who might be poor, and therefore we have to have economic equality. that's a good way to have equality, or property. [laughter] [applause] this is the real free choice that we should be talking about, the choice about how to run your life. also say, economic liberty is one thing.
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what about personal liberty? vices and sins are not to be crimes. they are to be dealt with. you as a person decide what you're going to make of your life. you will ultimately make all those decisions, not the government. is involved,amily but once the government gets involved in this economic and , it cannot be done without government becoming a tyrant. that is what is happening. of this would be the mayor of new york city. they believe that they are necessary to protect you against yourself because you might do something dumb.
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it is a possibility that everyone one of us might do something dumb. but if you elect so-called leaders who go to washington to do all these things and say, we want you to be a leader and tell us what is good and bad -- should be gamble, not gamble, all these things, and tell us if to handle our money -- the government is allowed to do this or attempt to do this, they can't do it without taking away your freedom. liberty has to be the goal, personal liberty. there was another group. i think it was called young americans. i like the fact that jeff calls it young americans for liberty. that is what is wonderful. we should be optimistic about what is happening. not only because of what is
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happening on the college campuses, the educational movements going on. in the 1950's and 1960's, i was curious. that's why probably almost everyone of your here. you're curious about economics and politics and how the world works and what is going to happen in the future. am i going to have a job? all these things. a lot of people are not curious. if you're curious, it's a blessing. once you are curious and you sort this out and come up with answers, you end up with more obligations. involved.e never get if you have been curious enough to come here and get the tidbits of what a free society is all about, i believe there is more responsibility placed on you to do something about it. the others will always be floating. in the 1950's in 1960's i became curious. i did not realize this at the
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time, but i should be grateful that i have a curious mind. the one thing we came up short with in those times was the difficulty in getting the answers. we had three major tv networks. we had our schools, and we had our government. it took me a while to find out it was all propaganda. i did find a foundation for by leonarducation read, and i was able to get a lot of books back then. but it wasn't easy. today, if i'm sitting at my desk and i go, i remember reading this book a long time ago and i knew i got it from leonard read, it is easier for me to click on google and i get my answer without even getting the book out. it is so easy. that doesn't mean everything you're going to read is the right thing to do, but you can figure it out if you have this
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basic principle of what liberty is about. it is no markup located in the nonaggression principle. complicated than the nonaggression principle. [applause] i happen to work that in with my own personal religious beliefs, because i think my christian beliefs are based on love and nonaggression, and persuasion and love and peace rather than an argument for war and aggression and all these other things that we end up doing in the name of religion. principle ission basically, you can't hurt other people. you can't hurt them bodily, and you can't take from them. you can't rob them and defraud them. those rules are rather simple and clear. it would be nice if everybody did that. have a perfect society. that's not going to happen. over to theurn it
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government, it's going to fail. you are living in an age where there is a transition, where something could be changed historically like never before. if you go back to the beginning of recorded history 5000 years ago, the human race has been fighting and killing each other for a long time. every time there was an advancement, a technological advancement, it was used to kill more people. you get jet airplanes. we can kill more people. bigger bombs. killingnues to go on to people. but we live in an age where there is no reason why technology cannot be used by us to promote the cause of liberty through the use of the internet. that would be a real miracle. [applause] the failure of the system is out there. it is known.
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the frustration of people very high. the opportunity with the internet and the need for something is out there. the success of organizations like young americans for liberty is crucial. it is vital. it has been written on the internet very often. if there is going to be a true revolution, a philosophical revolution, there may be some of those people over 30 that might be able to give you advice now and then. the revolution will be with young people. it has to have music. [applause] i think the music is great. we always had it in our campaign, to sometimes not so loud. [laughter] -- just sometimes not loud. [laughter] getuse of the response i
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from the young people and the enthusiasm and interest, the willingness to have an open mind , where i have worked with a few people in washington. they don't have open minds. [laughter] the idea that you are willing to look at this and separate it from partisan bickering, and the willingness to see this in a much more philosophically and are. -- manner. i used the analogy of what richard nixon said when he ushered in the age of the biggest fee adam and dog in theory -- fiat in history, paper dollar. he announced on a sunday night, 1971, he said -- we are all keynesians now. some people think, only the democrats are keynesians. what is happened since the
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1970's -- every time we get a republican president in, they talk and say some of the things you like but they end up spending all the money. republicans and democrats spend the money, they print the money, endorse the fed, endorsed the wars. coment to see the day where we are all economists from now on. [applause] we have solutions which are not complex. people say, to get us out of this mess -- we're are in a real economic mess. the bankruptcies to roll. and this mess would have been over in two years. this debt and all spending, and the greater burden on you is what has happened.
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ofs is solved in a way moving in opposite directions. people say, that means if you don't do that, there's going to be a lot of sacrifice. we all have to sacrifice. you have heard that. everybody has to sacrifice. not if you're earning it. if you're living off of someone else, if you're depending on the fractional reserves of banking and the federal reserve to give you free money, if you are in the military industrial complex or the medical industrial complex or the surveillance industrial complex, you're going to suffer and we want you to suffer because that is ill- gotten gain. [applause] if i come to you and i have the wand would behe to give you your freedom. to give you your right to your
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life and show that it is a god- given, natural right. you ought to be able to keep the fruits of your own labor. if that is the case, why would you be sacrificing? what would you be sacrificing if you could be left alone to your , to keep everything you are? that would not be a sacrifice, as far as i'm concerned. far, our country has been so wealthy that there's not been much incentive. in a way, freedom was our own worst enemy, economically speaking. freedom created such great wealth that a lot of people were able to just transfer the wealth around. it became politicized. there were special interest groups all over the place. the endorsed the principle of well transfer -- wealth transfer, and recently, the idea that we have to tell the rest of the world what to do.
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it's different now. we're no longer a rich country. we have debt. look at it as sacrifice. liquidation of debt means that the people who caused the problem are going to have to change their way. what is happened in the bailout, the burden has fallen on you. future debt, inflation going on. no jobs. this is a consequence that you suffer from that. for the government to get out of the way, you shouldn't be suffering. thater want to think freedom is something to do with sacrificing. does it mean that will answer all our problems? no. but there will be a lot less that should be done differently. this whole idea of humanitarianism that, if we take care of everybody, this government's job is to take care of us and make us safe and
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secure, we end up with a real mess. nobody is really safe and nobody is very secure. this is a transition we are in. it cannot continue. .e had the nasdaq bubble the austrian economist knew about the nasdaq bubble. they knew about the housing bubble. they knew about stock bubbles and all these things. they can see this. i will tell you where the bubble is right now. it has to do with debt. government debt, treasury bills and treasury bonds. there is no way in the world that we as a country can borrow endlessly for free and get people to buy our debt, spend money, print money, and take it overseas. that will end. the fact that interest rates are 0% for so many years means that the price of a bond is very high.
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it seems like that is all people want to do, because they don't know where to put their money anymore. that will end, and it will be cataclysmic. a major decision will have to be made. you decide what kind of a foreign-policy we're going to have. allow think we should presidents to go to war when they please, or maybe the founders were right and we should do something old- fashioned -- don't go to war unless there is a declaration of war? that's the only time. [applause] those are the things you will have to decide on. you will have to decide that keynesian economics is a failure. it is nothing more than an excuse to expand the government. what comes when you have freedom and a sound currency, you have a
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huge middle class. america was always known to have the biggest middle class ever, and the wealthiest middle class ever. but not anymore. look at statistics on unemployment. 100 million people receiving .ome type of food assistance inflation is still with us. i would say that the results have been very poor. we are in a situation where we are not producing either. we create a situation where we don't produce our -- our greatest exporter are our dollars. you will have to do something. you will have to decide -- if you get a little bit confused on what we should do, when, and how , you can start by saying, you know what would be a good start? why don't we start right now, never send anybody to washington unless you really believe they will obey the constitution?
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[applause] that's pretty radical. if they are needing change, that's the kind of change we want. we have to change attitudes, too. we have to change attitudes about this authority government has assumed. the executive branch is probably most guilty. they assume so much power they don't really have. but who is at fault? congress. congress closes their eyes or they finance illegal wars and they do all these things. they rob us of our privacy. congress says nothing. hopefully this 12% rating they have is because people want them to say something. but is it the congress? is it the politicians, or the courts? asay yes, only because it is consequence of what quite a few
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generations before you have been told what to believe and what to think, and that the constitution was something that was supposed to be changeable and modernized and do whatever is practical. monetary policy gold is stupid. wise thing to a do. deficits don't matter. print money when you need it. that has to be reversed. the challenge is really overwhelming, but it will not come by saying, we want to get as many good people in washington as we can. think we have time to get 10 new members every year. i think it's going to get much worse. that is why what you do for the rest of your life, starting right now, you're already involved -- what will you do to contribute to the spread of this message? the message is powerful. i have often wondered, how lovely been such failures --
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have we been such failures in promoting this message of peace and prosperity? a bunch of people telling us how to run our lives, how to spend our money. and how and when we go to war without any permission. just executive orders are being written. courts rubberstamp it. this is something that has to change. i think you're going to be on the forefront of it. and then we can look forward to very positive things. but we don't know how smooth it will be. it is risky. although i lean towards optimism. i'm concerned about what other countries have done. they usually go towards totalitarian. people get frightened. they scare people am a just like what is going on right now. we are told there'll be a lot of attacks around the world, so we
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are closing our embassies. they're going to close them down and say, see, we just saved you from all the grief. the last 100 attacks they said they had stopped the 99 were the ones they participated and entrapped people into doing. this are the lies that government health. we need to have an honest government is what we need. [applause] know, one thing that is going on right now i think is a very positive and you will hear more about it. procedure which is morally legitimate and constitutional although it has not been used very much. it was used in our early years. that is the issue of the right of the state and the right of the individual when possible through notification to nullify
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the unconstitutional law coming- out of washington, d.c. [applause] and you know, it is a neat issue to bring liberals and conservatives together. conservatives get a bad rap. you know, that means you are a racist. that is -- that is their mentality. of thethe last paragraph declaration of independence because they talk about free and independent states as if they were countries. they emphasized that. happen what will have to and it might really happen when there is chaos. like detroit and things like that. a government in detroit right now?
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do you think there is a police department? iere's a burglar outside, think i will call the police. governmentderal cannot respond because her money does not work and they cannot pay the troops, that is the way the soviet system collapsed. case, and there are hundreds of times a right to know that our local government to writing actual laws notify obamacare in such things and they will not follow through. chaos, they will probably de facto notification. that is what is happening in detroit. there is no government. the biggest risk was how thuggish will they get. speaking out can be become very dangerous. on purpose.s there's a lot of demagogue to protect as individuals because
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all the politicians on want to truth. they want us to know everything about government so they write in the street lost that said you are a whistleblower -- strict laws that said you are whistleblower, we will protect you. yeah, right. it will charge you with treason. that reminds me of the , for treason of an empire of lives. it is only held together by lies. revelations of bradley manning or snowden, they have not hurt us. they have not really heard anybody but the bureaucrat. that hurt the politicians. you meet to say we spy on every body, all of our friends, trading partners? they probably suspected. it is out in the open. they are embarrassed.
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it becomes treasonous to maintaining the façade that they are wonderful and good and frankly,ian. but quite they get away with a lot by claiming they are the humanitarians. if you have severe understanding of humanitarian treatment for the people in the best help for the poor and everybody else, you would believe in liberty and the free market. it is humanitarian with a result to be theeen proven best way to feed the poor and make sure. [applause] samuel adams said it does not take a majority to win this. he said it takes a minority to win in this who is willing to's red brushfires over liberty throughout the land -- to spread brushfires over liberty
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throughout the land. i see a brush fire right here. [applause] how many people do we have here? a couple of hundred? you are going to leave here and start a new brush fire. [applause] and the purpose of the brush fire is to spread ideas. if everybody can have a brush fire him all you have to do is facebook. thingse to say the right and do not get away from some the silly stuff that goes on. get the information. -- if you havee friends and neighbors and family , that is where you start. you will have other ideas and organizations to start and participating in this one hurry up there are so many opportunities. i have no idea what would be
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best for the individual. everybody has a responsibility. i do believe that. the responsibility is greater the moral sense that if you know what is right and you really believe it, you believe it is best for you and your family and for the world and all of history to move us in a certain youction, i would think have an obligation. the other thing is, you can have a fun. just associating with like- minded people. you have been here complicated, you will be here to -- you have been here a couple of days, you will be here tomorrow, and must mean it you are having a little bit of fun. [applause] the reason for this is we are toggled by serious matters. the bond market is going to burst.
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but, if you work with other people and you enjoy it and you know you feel good about what you are doing and you contribute to something, nobody knows exactly how things will work out. tomorrow, there could be an economic or foreign-policy disaster that changes the world overnight. arepersonal lives unpredictable, too. what we should do is i have been involved because there are other times -- other ways for me to spend extra time and energy but i happen to enjoy visiting with importantthink it is and i'm delighted you are interested. yal function and part of and i am encouraged by your enthusiasm. thank you very much. and keep going with our revolution. [applause] thank you.
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thank you. [applause] >> ron paul ron paul ron paul ron paul [applause] >> dr. paula said with a couple of questions. said he would take a couple of questions. over here? joining us. for would you like to elaborate on your upcoming projects with the institute for posterity -- prosperity?
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>> a lot of people have been asking me about what it is like to be retired. i said i have not been retired. i've retired from congress and that is good. [applause] i do not miss getting on the airplane on a regular basis and the direction of john boehner. [laughter] i get to make up my own schedule and i got to come here. i have several projects. one project is homeschooling, emphasizing education. [applause] that ande working on we should have curriculum out in september and run paul you can find that. and also institute for peace and prosperity is managed by daniel mcadams who did my foreign- policy for many years in washington. he is well informed. we have a website for that as well.
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designed forially the foreign-policy. is continuinggn and soon we will have a run paul channel. it will be an internet channel. l channel. it will give me time to talk to more people. and i would not have to get an airplane. [applause] i will try to go over news events and put the interpretation of the news events that i might have that might differ from the ordinary media. and with snowden and bradley manning and those are the kind of things i would be commenting on. it'll be interacted. there will to send intunity from the viewers and there will be interviews and special people.
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verye that it will be worthwhile. i am looking forward to it. it is using technology to reach more and more people. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. on behalf of everybody here am a i would like to say thank you so much for coming out and speaking to all of us. coming out of retirement that is well deserved, sir. thank you. [applause] a great of us you are inspirational hero. on that note him i would like to ask you who is your greatest inspirational hero -- on that note, i would like to ask you who is your greatest inspirational hero? >> i do not have one single person. there've been many influences from families to economists to rarely politicians.
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[laughter] pictures of, i had jefferson and a picture of a lot of economists. i do not have one. i think i've gone into politics with an intense interest in understanding take -- economics. i frugally look at economists. the many people i have threaded has had influence. irony reallyof mentioned had a lot of influence of what i call tone. that was littered ord leonard reid. his advice is you cannot convert people. one isalso had another for us to become informed and people will seek you out and it will be worth something.
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person, no. there have been many. the family has been influential. everybody i read and steady and in my year, i try to pick out certain elements and do my as to understand. -- read and study, i try to pick out certain elements and try to understand. >> everybody knows how you feel about the federal reserve. i want to know about your cat -- take on bank of international settlements. >> she is asking about bank of international settlements in switzerland. bis is a central bank for the central-bank curse. -- bankers. we probably do not need it.
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they are very much involved in the bailouts. the kind of thing our that's -- to hand outwith bis money. they keep it secret. it is a place where it is an exchange. on the central banks will have exchanges and they will use that as a central location. to know all of the details on how it works, that is why we work so hard to try to figure out what they were doing of the bailouts. you had openness in government, the bis probably would not exist. [applause] >> i was wondering if you could comment on the coming bubble in the higher education and what your advice would be to students in the bubble. >> you are toggled by the financial aspect of the bubble
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-- talking about the financial aspect of the bubble? it is more than all the credit card debt. we could describe that as a bubble. , mostk there will be bubbles should be liquidated. in the old days at the least thomas if you own an unlisted that, you are supposed to work and pay it. -- the old days at lease, if you debt, you are supposed to work and pay it. i have the votes to make sure the interest rate was below the market to continue the bubble. again, it was humanitarian and stays to give everybody a college education and make it available. instead of making -- improving
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education, it only went down. more people went to college but also because loans were easy to get, it pushed up salaries of teachers and cost of education so there was an inflated price in colleges. i think some of that will burst when people realized that they can get -- it is a lot of talk of people achieving without the official title of having a degree. at the same time, they can get degrees over the internet and become educated. there with as creature of wanting to give everybody an education. people said you do not care about people. people do not have money. it is so expensive. you have to give the money to help them through. and give them grants. is, let's say it was a clean deal. somebody wants to go to college, you give them some tax money and
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say here, you could go to college. where does it come from? a concert so by who does not get to go to college. where is the moral gravity and -- more relatively in that. that?ality in but why was that right to be able to take money and get me amd's agreed? it is not the right thing to do. the government has created it. before you had the government and fault and i remembered the transition in the late 1950's and the government started getting involved, i was able to go to college and you not believe what the prices were. i could get a semester's worth of to wish him for 325. -- 320 five dollars.
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for some the money, i had saved. i had worked in a drugstore. all prices were down. there was more value and more jobs. i could have two or three jobs. there was never a question. right now, the jobs were more difficult to get. real wages do not go up within laois and. -- do not go up with inflation. that is why people are in trouble. real wages have not gone up since 1971 since the gold standard. exactly what you should do to prevent it. this liquidation of how this will transpire i predicted will never allow people to be thrown out in the streets because of this. they will continue until the dollar -- when using the dollar and the bond market collapse because it would be part of a government obligation.
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one more. >> right over here. >> thank you so much for coming out. i heard yesterday or the day before that a woman named nancy from south carolina is probably -- i dish is going to announce she will be challenging lindsey going -- i think she is to announce she will be challenging lindsey graham and the primaries. i want to know if you would be making an endorsement in that race? >> it is very likely. [applause] yeah. , they hadour people told by running against him. a couple were state senators. they had endorsed me. candidate,he obviously, you know -- from my
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talking, i am interested in a lot of educational project. that race will get my attention. [applause] it looks like time has run out. that will do it. thank you very much. i appreciate the invitation. [applause] >> one more surprise for the attendees. if you have a name badge, dr. paul will take pictures. [applause] we will remember you.
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runway to do this is do not . everybody will get a picture. we will form a line out here and go outside out to down this hallway through this door and right here. will make theking line run smoothly. if you could, we will take official photography upfront. do not worry about having your camera phone. we will take it for you. if you have a name badge, single file line. we'll take photos. >> this will be a long line.
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>> everybody please line up outside the left front door. and discussion about the future of islam and
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egyptian politics following the ousting of president morsi and the brotherhood. that'll be like at 10:00 a.m. eastern. wendy davis will speak at the national press club luncheon. she launched a more than 10 hour filibuster against an abortion bill. it bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy are at passed in july. we will review her remarks at 1:00 p.m. here on c-span. >> what are the milestone years for first ladies throughout history? >> i would say certainly mrs. to live in thet white house. she was very opinionated and a bright lady. capable. on a more social site, dolly madison. the melodrama of the burning of the house. you have other first ladies. you go through a period where
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there are not many first ladies. there toake it up from harriet lane. president buchanan is a niece. the white house, everybody would that was theay grandest whiteout that ever happened. --more with his story and historian william seale. candidates gathered at the fancy farm picnic. fromaws a little figures across the state. each candidate spoke for about five minutes. here is mitch mcconnell. you will hear his remarks first. followed by allison grimes and matt bevin and u.s. air force veteran marksberry.
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[applause] >> thank you very much. thank you. >> we want mitch. we want mitch.
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>> i want to thank st. jerome for another fancy farm. you are well represented. obviously, congressman ed whitfield. and commissioner of agriculture is here with us. we appreciate it all. look. before i get started, i want to say how nice it is to see jerry lundergan back in the game. like the loyal democrat he is, he is taking orders from the obama campaign on how to run his daughter's campaign. they told him to make a pitch on the internet for the women's vote and he sent a check from
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anthony weiner. [booing] over the next 15 months, we are going to decide what kind of america we want to have. what kind of kentucky we want to have. there are only two answers to this question. barack obama's vision for america. or kentucky's. the obama crowd does not like it. kentucky's voice is often the voice of opposition to the obama agenda. i am proud of that. that is why every liberal in america, every liberal in america is out to beat us next year. you know, the liberals are
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worried because it just as i predicted, obamacare is a disaster for america. [applause] i fought them every step of the way, every step of the government takeover. and we stand up to their war on coal. look, as long as i am in the senate, kentucky will have a voice. [applause] all of these liberals, come down here to push me around, they are not going to get away with it, are they? rand paul, ed whitfield, and i take the fight every single day.
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let me give you an example. a few months ago, the liberals decided that you cannot fish below the dams below the river anymore. well, i rounded up the group and we got together with ed whitfield and rand paul and you can still fish below the dams. we stopped them. [applause] in the beginning of the year, they tried to raise taxes on everyone. i led the charge to save 99% of kentucky's from a tax increase. they tried to bully conservatives over the irs, but we called them out. [applause] look, you cannot get any votes. that is why it is important, very, very important to keep kentucky's voice strong.
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we have got some big elections coming up. but we are not just choosing, we are not just choosing who is going to represent kentucky in the senate. we are going to decide who is going to run the senate. [applause] and here is the choice. here is the choice. is the senate going to be run by a nevada yes-man for barack obama? who believes coal makes you sick? or the guy you are looking at?
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it is really quite simple. here is the choice. obama's nevada yes-man or a kentuckian to run the senate question mark -- senate? thank you for all you are doing. we are going to have a lot of fun. [applause] >> we want mitch. we want mitch. we want mitch. we want mitch.
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we want mitch. we want mitch. >> i would like to thank saint jerome for hosting the annual fancy farm picnic. it is great to be back here in west kentucky. now i only have six minutes to speak today and i have a great piece of advice. he told me i could take two minutes for my speech by using i instead of referring to myself as alison lundergan grimes. i admit alison lundergan grimes is a long name.
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where else would you find a name with 5 vowels? [booing] my name was so long that my grandmother decided we would do something about it. with your help, come january 2015, you can call me senator. [applause] [booing] now i know senator mcconnell believes i am not right for the job because unlike him i have not been on the job for 30 years. do i really need to apologize for having more government experience than rand paul? i know many of you want to see rand paul here today. he is spending the weekend with his loved ones. that tea party members in iowa. today is a special occasion. it is not every fancy farm that the republican nominee actually
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shows up. please join me in giving a big rousing welcome to matt bevin. [applause] now senator mcconnell is here, too. we do have our differences like when he voted to double medicare premiums. his version of kentucky healthcare for our seniors would be to walk it off. let's just tell it how it is. if the doctors told senator mcconnell he had a kidney stone, he would refuse to pass it. i am glad senator mcconnell is here and he actually stayed because i know it has been a tough month for him. from the republican caucus, the
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entire caucus going around him to a filibuster reform to the announcement of his chief of staff leaving this weekend. recent polls show senator mcconnell is the most unpopular senator among not just democrats but republicans as well. [applause] you know what that means? after all of these years, at least he kept one campaign promise to keep both parties coming together. the truth is there is a reason that senator mcconnell is not liked by kentucky or the united states is because there is a disease of dysfunction in washington. senator mcconnell is at the
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center of it. in his quest for power, he has left kentucky and its citizens behind. as long as he remains in a washington, d.c., d.c. will stand for dysfunctional capital. [applause] after years of being the leader of the republican party, the republican party, the gop has come to stand for gridlock, obstruction, and partisanship. [applause] it seems our senior senator only understands the meaning of one word, stop. well, senator, you are running against increasing the minimum wage while you increase your pay and quadruple your network. -- net worth. stop now. senator, your empty rhetoric about fighting for kentucky coal while you vote against their workers and the retirees. stop now.
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and senator, your failing to stand up for the good women of kentucky when you vote against the paycheck fairness act. stop now. and you are failing to realize the importance of labor that has put millions into poverty. stop now. we have two different views. as we all know, he has used public service as a carnival game of whack-a-mole. i do not scare easily and neither does the rest of kentucky. after 30 years of failed leadership, it is time we have the united states senator that unites all kentuckians, democrats, republicans, and [applause]ts. i will reach across the aisle
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and i will not forget who i represent and that is you. i will work so that every kentucky woman gets equal pay for equal work. that is what the kentucky women deserve, nothing less. that is what a kentucky senator should be fighting for. i will fight to keep our jobs here and not overseas. that is what a kentucky senator should be fighting for. i believe in balancing our budget the right way. protecting social security area social security. he talks about -- i am here to advise you to join his wish. thank you. god bless you. [applause] [booing]
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[applause] >> thank you. thank you for having me here. fancy farm, what an amazing tradition. i will ask for my family to come up here. now that mitch mcconnell has made room by leaving, we have room on the stage. come on up here, guys. i know this is a good time. i know it is fun. there's a lot of good food. i thank the people for putting this on. this is an extraordinary piece of american history right here. the fact of the matter is, at the end of the day we are here because we do live in the land of the free and we do live in the home of the brave. and that means something. it is great to play games and is great to boo and make snarky comments.
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jack conway was talking about people in fancy clothes. i will stop there. the fact is there's a lot more at stake on this stage and in this senate race than meets the eye. it is more than just the noise. mitch mcconnell has amazingly disappeared. i find that shocking. it is like a flashback. instead of where is -- where is mitch? where is mitch? where is mitch? where is mitch? the people of kentucky have been wondering that awhile now on both sides of the aisle. i will tell you that mitch mcconnell was in louisville earlier this year.
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he brags that kentucky, it is a place where people come to end their lives. that was his quote. i am running for u.s. senate because i am living proof of and i want people to know that kentucky is a place for its people to begin their lives and expand and improve their lives. [applause] it is ok. you want a better life. we are on the same team here, i will tell you that much. it is easy to get up here. i could crack at alison grimes. i could do that. we will have ample time next year when did guy is gone. -- when that guy is gone. frankly with the start of her campaign, i did not have anything left after that. the fact that there will be time for that next year. the bells that have been ringing, mitch mcconnell seems to wonder what was up with that. i saw him looking around. let me tell you something senator, if you're not scurried away yet, ask not for whom the bell tolls, they told for you. -- toll for you.[applause]
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they toll for you because the people of kentucky have had enough. [applause] they toll for you because the people have had enough of the amnesty, the bailouts, and wall street banks being bailed out while small businesses got nothing. they have had enough. they had enough of you raising your own pay time and time again while people here in the commonwealth are struggling. they have had enough of that. the people of kentucky have had enough of you fighting desperately to keep your job while doing nothing to help keep jobs in kentucky with 5700 jobs in the coal gone alone in the last two years. it is unacceptable. we have had enough.
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i find it interesting why are you leaving with all of your supporters here? apparently, he wants to beat the crowd. mitch mcconnell does not want people to actually hear they have an alternative. we hear a lot of empty rhetoric about ending obamacare. obamacare is unpopular. stop talking about it. and start voting in the u.s. senate to kill it by defunding it. be a man. stand up and put your money where your mouth is. the people of kentucky deserve better. mih mudslinging mitch because the only thing he has been running on is destroying other people. there is nothing in his 30 year history of voting that he is proud enough of to actually run on. he talked about the money he has.
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he brags about it. i will tell you this, mitch mcconnell, there was another guy who had a war chest. his name was king george william the third. in 1776, he had a war chest. the people sent him packing. we will send you packing. i do not intend to run to the right or left of mitch mcconnell, i at -- i intend to run right over mitch mcconnell to the u.s. senate. thank you. god bless you. and god bless the united states of america. [applause] >> you have a beautiful family. and you stole half of what i was fixing to say. >> say it again.
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>> sometimes you do not want to repeat. i wanted to dedicate this speech to a good friend of mine who passed away. gaywood was the best example of a grassroots candidate and he also believed like i believe that the party bosses should not pick a candidate. it should be the people. here it is to you throwing your hat back in the ring. i am probably going to run over. i want you to stand up. i cannot say hello for five minutes. i want to give it one more shout if you want to know everything that is wrong with mitch mcconnell, you need to check it out. please check out our good friend. i told you to stay in the truck.
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one thing i want to talk about is i have been the placeholder since december and the national media has forgotten about that. that is what happens when you are grassroots candidate. you do not have money. you do not have a machine behind you. he will raise money to tell lies about alison grimes. i hope she raises $20 million to tell the truth about mitch. [applause] a lot of people know that you cannot buy ed marksberry but you can buy mitch. he said he has been working for kentucky. we want him to stop. a lot of people call him the turtle man. that is disrespectful to the good turtle man we have. i'm a big fan of the turtle man. no ice cream for you when you get home. everybody makes fun of his looks. they talk about his chin. he does not have a chin.
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he used to. he had one as big as jay leno. he suffers from the kissmeitis. in [laughter] an let me explain what it i will explain for the media andlater. that is when after years ofin and in andin and in --that is when after years of
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kissing the butts of the corporate elite, it rubs your chin right off. let's talk about his legacy. the other is henry clay who is a great compromiser. we know what mitch is going to be known as, the great obstructioner. i want to add something to rand paul. he is a grand dissolutionist. you know it is funny. mitch sold his soul. how many more minutes do i have? i am going to give my soul to the middle class families and work hard in the country. mitch has sold himself to the pharmaceutical companies out there and i am going to give my soul to senior citizens who cannot afford their prescriptions because of mitch.
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i would tell you one more thing. he sold his soul to the wall street bankers that caused this big recession, not obama. i am going to give my soul into those college students who are overburdened with the high cost of going to college with their debt. [applause] i am about done. i have one minute left. i would like to talk about when i was running, we could not get traction with the media. i came out with a song called what about us? i would love if you went to the website and click on it. it will tell you a lot about what is good to be about a democrat. there was another person who taught us what democrats are. we believe in taking care of the elderly, the orphans, and those who are poor. he said to go out there and visit those in prison. one more thing, he did not charge a dime. thank you. god bless. -- or you him
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you are a candidate matt bevan >> after the event, matt bevin spoke about his bid. here's a little of what he had to say. >> the people of kentucky want a better person than the one that has spent 30 years in office and has never worked in the private sector. it could take to be a race until next year. >> [indiscernible] >> i think it speaks to the exact opposite. he is great. when you have no record to stand
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on, you have been in washington 30 years and you have never created a private sector job in your life and you want to stand up here and talk about how you are going to help the people here. ask about the 5700 workers in the coal industry who lost their jobs in the last two years and ask them. >> [indiscernible] >> somebody who believes in the future of this country. i was here with my wife and nine children. i've a lot of good reasons, wonderful reasons. i am a very blessed man. their future matters. their future is what is at stake and not just for my family, but every other family. and the young people you are talking about. the gop is not the standard of smaller government, less taxes. that is what the people want. they do not want to go into the future saddled that mitch mcconnell and so other politicians are heaping over them.
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>> if you would not mind, a little bit of what you are talking about. did you talk? >> i am an adult. i would expect the same for everybody. i have nine children. i am used to childish behavior. i am not shocked. i shook his hand. as to what he wanted to do or the position he wanted to take, you will have to ask him about it. >> you think it is childish behavior? >> i think is rather childish. people have a choice. he doed not want people to know they have a choice. but they have a choice. it will be a severe underestimation. it would. i will be here until may 20. on may 21, we will start roundtable. >> [inaudible] >> my message has already been heard. it will continue to be heard.
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i was asked to be here. that is ok. my message will be heard loud and clear. anybody want to see this are here, the people of kentucky are hungry for a change. they are tired of 30 years of representation by a guy that does not share kentucky values. we are going to give them a clear, conservative choice. thank you. thank you. [indiscernible]
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>> walk with me. >> i will walk with you. i've been asked that question by everybody so far. it will be run in this fashion, in a professional manner and a well fashioned manner. it will allow votes to get out there and the voices to be heard in an informed fashion. the funding is not going to be the issue. i've answered this question. there will be ample funding. >> can we say hi at least?
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>> you can say hi. >> can i take a picture? >> sure. >> do you want me to take it? >> yes. >> i hold it down? >> act like you love each other. hold it. there we go. >> thank you very much. >> you're welcome. >> it is about 10 degrees cooler than it usually is. >> i do have david principle wins over time.
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this is a game that everybody is playing with power over principle. principle should trump power. this a battle for reelecting somebody to sending him back to washington. i begged him to tell the people of kentucky anything he promises to do in the next six years that he has been unable to do in the last 30 years. i challenge him to do one thing that he is proud of and actually run on that as opposed to smearing me and alison grimes and ed marksberry and anybody else. it is beneath the office he i am asking him to be a man. david will win. david will win.
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>> if we turn away from the needs of others, which are bringing about the suffering. with the bully pulpit and we should take advantage. >> obesity is a public health crisis. >> i have little intent is to point out what somebody has her own in gender. >> it is a shame to waste it. >> i think they serve as a window on the path to what was going on with american women. >> she because the chief copper miser. the women were first ladies, they were writers. journalists. >> they are in many cases more interesting as human beings than their husbands. are thebecause they
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first and foremost and limited. >> roosevelt is one of the unsung heroes. would you go to the white house today, it is really easy roosevelt's white house. >> he was a little restless. to much looking down. it is a little too fast. not enough change of past. case, the first lady has really done what ever has been her personality and her interest. >> she r her memoir that she myself, never made any decision. i only decided what was important and went to present it to my husband. you stop and inc. about how much power that is. it's a lots of power. battle of getting
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cancer is to fight the fear that accompanies the disease. >> she transformed the way we look at these bugaboos and made possibleor people to survive and to flourish as a result. i do not know how many presidents have that kind of impact on the way we live our lives. but just walking around the white house grounds, i am constantly reminded of all of the people that have lived there before and particularly all of the women. >> for us ladies, -- first ladies among produced in cooperation with the white house historical association in season two premieres on september 9 as we explore the modern era of first ladies from 80 roosevelt to michelle obama. -- edith roosevelt to michelle obama.
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with -- q and a with william seale >> this week on join date, -- this week on q and a, william seale discusses first ladies. seal, who has a reputation of having kept the best white house. >> as a residence? probably


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