Message for Every American
By Ron Paul
You might recognize me as the Congressman who spent 22 years defending American liberty.
Or maybe you’ve read my bestselling bookEnd the Fed. But my first passion was actually medicine! In fact, I’ve been a Medical Doctor for nearly 60 years.
So I view the coronavirus pandemic through a different lens than most politicians, and certainly different than the experts you see on TV right now.
Which is why I’m reaching out to you today, through this article.
There’s an important message I worry is lost on those who are listening to the media’s hysterics.
What I’m about to share might sound controversial… But I’m not trying to scare anyone.
I’ve always tried to be a voice of sanity and reason. Even in turbulent times. But my beliefs often run counter to the mainstream narrative.
I simply want to let you know what’s really happening… and show you something you and your family can do today to protect yourselves from what’s really lurking around the corner.
Because no matter how you look at it… the government is going to use this crisis to gain even more power and control of our lives.
See, right now we’re hearing it all… Everything from “oh, the coronavirus is just like the flu” … to an estimate that more than 100 million Americans will be infected!
At this point – it’s unclear how the coronavirus will ultimately shake out.
Either way, one thing is certain: This pandemic is being used by those who want to profit politically from the panic.
I realize this might seem shocking, given everything we’ve been told in recent weeks.
But just look at the facts… Since September, the common flu has infected 36 million Americans and killed an estimated 22,000. But nobody ever suggested a fall or winter quarantine.
Same with tuberculosis – a disease few of us worry about. More than 10 million people worldwide fell ill with tuberculosis in 2018. And it killed 1.5 million.
Or consider the fact that 38,000 Americans die every year in car accidents.Nobody has EVER used that as a reason why Americans should stay off the streets!
The coronavirus is a drop in the bucket compared to the worst pandemics in history, too.
The Spanish flu, for example, left 50 million dead! The Black Plague killed as much as 60% of Europe.
Why is there so much fear and panic, then?Well, I think it has everything to do with this:
The media has created a terrifying narrative… having mentioned this virus 2.1 billion times, just by the end of March!Scaring anyone who watches the news that this is the apocalypse.But even the academic research is reaching the conclusion that this crisis is blown out of proportion…
It was barely reported anywhere in the news… but Nobel laureate and Stanford biophysicist Michael Levitt says there’s NO statistical support for the government’s prediction that millions of Americans will die.His conclusion? “We’re going to be fine.”
And the epidemiologist who created the main coronavirus model that’s been cited inThe New York Timesand used by government health organizations worldwidedrasticallydowngradedhis previous projections based on new data.
He says he’s “reasonably confident” the medical system will be able keep up with the virus.
But none of these facts matter to the elected officials who overreact with easy-money handouts… or the fearmongers who dream of martial law.To them, this health crisis is a perfect opportunity to steal even more of our constitutional freedoms… and set America up for a socialist future.
For example, did you know that the Department of Justice recently asked Congress for the ability to detain Americans — without trial — during “emergencies” like this?If granted, you or I could be arrested and jailed for months, even years, until the government deems the emergency is over!
Others have proposed we “eliminate all political borders.” I guess this would somehow magically eliminate the virus.
And according to a recent story in Politico, the White House Coronavirus Task Force is considering creating a national surveillance system to track Americans’ health information – essentially a health care Patriot Act.
The truth is, after so many years in Washington, I thought I was immune to being shocked by what our government does.
But the actions that our elected officials… the Fed… even the medical community have taken in the past few weeks have gone beyond anything I could have imagined.
Look at what happened in just ONE WEEK:
- The Senate reactivated the Patriot Act, the biggest destruction of the 4thAmendment our nation has ever seen – all because of a virus.
- Congress passed a $2.2 trillion bailout package. The biggest EVER in history. Bigger than the 2008 banking bailout and 2009 recovery act, combined. Of course, with $23.5 trillion in debt, our government doesn’t have the money to actually pay for all this. But that’s not a problem for the Federal Reserve. After cutting rates to zero percent, they quickly opened the door to unlimited quantitative easing, and are now “printing” $125 billion a day!
- As part of this bailout, the government is also sending checks to most Americans – no strings attached. Virtually identical to the socialist “universal basic income” idea on which Andrew Yang based his failed presidential run. And it might not be the last time the government uses this strategy!
Of course, we all realize the money will largely end up in the hands of the well-connected, rather than those who most need it.
See, the biggest problem with a “crisis” like this is that nobody stops to ask the real questions.Like: “How does the financial system get so bad that a virus can collapse the entire U.S. economy?”
Or: “Will one-time stimulus actually fix the economy – or just make Americans even more dependent on the government?”
Or even: “What is the dollar actually worth if we can print an unlimited number of them?”
But none of this matters…Everyone just wants a quick fix.An easy handout.
And politicians are happy to oblige.
Unfortunately, these policies – and those that are sure to follow in the coming weeks and months – will cause even greater damage to the Americans they are designed to help.
So please, as a citizen of this country – pay attention to what your government is doing right now.
The people running our country today are living in a fantasy world.And if you’re not careful, YOU could be the one who pays the price.Don’t get me wrong – I’m not saying that the coronavirus is harmless.
People will continue dying, as it continues to spread.
And I agree that those most vulnerable should take precautions to limit their risk of exposure.
The latest numbers from Italy’s National Institute of Health show that 99% of those who died from coronavirus had at least one preexisting condition (and most had four!).
So people like this should definitely use common sense, and exercise caution.But not everyone who gets coronavirus will die!
Even more surprising: Not everyone even shows symptoms, as the research and anecdotal experience is now showing.
Bottom line: I believe this virus has been over-hyped by government officials.And the result, which we’ve only begun to see, will be to spend more money than they ever have before. And wipe out even more of our freedom.It will take time, and happen slowly – but it’s all part of their plan to make Americans totally dependent on the government.But this is an attack on our civil liberties!
You see, the reality is, these “emergency” measures that get passed never actually go away.
Their long-term financial consequences continue to grow and get even worse, and if you’re not prepared, what’s happening today will create a nightmare for Baby Boomers and others who are retired or nearing retirement.
What our government is trying to do today has been tried many times before, in dozens of countries.Hitler… Mao… Mussolini… Stalin.
No matter who’s in charge, these socialist policies ALWAYS lead to disaster.If you think this sounds extreme, just look at what’s already happening to our most basic constitutional rights…
According to theWall Street Journal:
“Data-mining firm Palantir, which was credited with helping Osama bin Laden, is working with the Centers for Disease Control to model the virus outbreak.……Other companies that scrape public social-media data have contracts in place with the agency and the National Institutes of Health, documents show.”
So much for the Fourth Amendment!I guess it doesn’t apply when you have Facebook on your phone.
And guess what – if they could locate bin Laden in a remote compound in Pakistan, you and I don’t stand a chance.
Then there’s all the shutdowns, curfews, and quarantine orders that have swept the nation – in clear violation of our Fifth Amendment rights.In many states – it is nowillegalto publicly worship at a church.
A blatant disregard for the First Amendment. (And many state constitutions, as well.)
I’ve never seen anything like it, in all my years in government…For years, I opposed these policies in Washington.I never voted for more debt.I tried to audit and even put an end to the Federal Reserve.I swore to uphold the Constitution – an oath I took seriously.
But what the folks in Washington are doing today puts us on a course for another financial crisis – even worse than the huge stock market drop we’ve seen in recent weeks, or the crisis of 2008.
And it will ultimately result in the most dramatic presidential election of our generation.
…and so with what I disclosed above …now you know.