Ron Paul: “What We Need is More Wikileaks”
Ron Paul, the Republican Congressman from Texas with a libertarian streak as wide as the Lone Star state, has voiced his strong support for the actions of whistleblower website Wikileaks. He appeared on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Fox Business Channel show to discuss recent revelations about the Federal Reserve. “What we need is more Wikileaks about the Federal Reserve,” Paul asserted. “Can you imagine what it’d be like if we had every conversation in the last 10 years with our Federal Reserve people, the Federal Reserve chairman, with all the central bankers of the world and every agreement or quid-pro-quo they have? It would be massive. People would be so outraged.” He added: “In a free society we’re supposed to know the truth. In a society where truth becomes treason, then we’re in big trouble. And now, people who are revealing the truth are getting into trouble for it.”
Other Republicans do not share Paul’s support for Wikileaks or its fugitive founder Julian Assange. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has branded Assange an “enemy combatant.” Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum calls him a “terrorist.” Sarah Palin wants him hunted down like an al-Qaeda terrorist. Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has even gone so far as to call for Assange’s execution.
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