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The most shocking thing about the House impeachment hearings to this point is not a “smoking gun” witness providing irrefutable evidence of quid pro quo. It’s not that President Trump may or may not have asked the Ukrainians to look into business deals between then-Vice President Biden’s son and a Ukrainian oligarch.

The most shocking thing to come out of the hearings thus far is confirmation that no matter who is elected President of the United States, the permanent government will not allow a change in our aggressive interventionist foreign policy, particularly when it comes to Russia.

Even more shocking is that neither Republicans nor Democrats are bothered in the slightest!

Take Lt. Colonel Vindman, who earned high praise in the mainstream media. He did not come forth with first-hand evidence that President Trump had committed any “high crimes” or “misdemeanors.” He brought a complaint against the President because he was worried that Trump was shifting US policy away from providing offensive weapons to the Ukrainian government!

He didn’t think the US president had the right to suspend aid to Ukraine because he supported providing aid to Ukraine.

According to his testimony, Vindman’s was concerned over “influencers promoting a false narrative of Ukraine inconsistent with the consensus views of the interagency.”

“Consensus views of the interagency” is another word for “deep state.”

Vindman continued, “While my interagency colleagues and I were becoming increasingly optimistic on Ukraine’s prospects, this alternative narrative undermined US government efforts to expand cooperation with Ukraine.”

Let that sink in for a moment: Vindman did not witness any crimes, he just didn’t think the elected President of the United States had any right to change US policy toward Ukraine or Russia!

Likewise, his boss on the National Security Council Staff, Fiona Hill, sounded more like she had just stepped out of the 1950s with her heated Cold War rhetoric. Citing the controversial 2017 “Intelligence Community Assessment” put together by then-CIA director John Brennan’s “hand-picked” analysts, she asserted that, “President Putin and the Russian security services aim to counter US foreign policy objectives in Europe, including in Ukraine.”

And who gets to decide US foreign policy objectives in Europe? Not the US President, according to government bureaucrat Fiona Hill. In fact, Hill told Congress that, “If the President, or anyone else, impedes or subverts the national security of the United States in order to further domestic political or personal interests, that is more than worthy of your attention.”

Who was Fiona Hill’s boss? Former National Security Advisor John Bolton, who no doubt agreed that the president has no right to change US foreign policy. Bolton’s the one who “explained” that when Trump said US troops would come home it actually meant troops would stay put.

One by one, the parade of “witnesses” before House Intelligence Committee Chairman Schiff sang from the same songbook. As US Ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland put it, “in July and August 2019, we learned that the White House had also suspended security aid to Ukraine. I was adamantly opposed to any suspension of aid, as the Ukrainians needed those funds to fight against Russian aggression.”

Meanwhile, both Democrats and Republicans in large majority voted to continue spying on the rest of us by extending the unpatriotic Patriot Act. Authoritarianism is the real bipartisan philosophy in Washington.

(Republished from The Ron Paul Institute by permission of author or representative)
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  1. I purposefully haven’t been following the details of this newest impeachment attempt via Ukraine something or other … especially on TV, since I haven’t watched TV in 20 years. This newest infotainment has certainly been working very well to distract 10 y/o-attention-span Trump from getting anything done on the existential issue of stopping the immigration-invasion. Almost 3 years in, and we’ve gotten damn near nothing done. Replacement of Americans goes on at a steady pace, a coupla’ million a year plus offspring.

    Likewise, his boss on the National Security Council Staff, Fiona Hill, sounded more like she had just stepped out of the 1950s with her heated Cold War rhetoric.

    I’m not sure how you mean this, Dr. Paul. That kind of rhetoric and action WAS necessary during the Cold War, but, yeah, it’s been over for more than 30 years now. Anyone who’s under 35 and not a Neocon (Part 2) ought to be very confused as to why this Russia country should be any kind of enemy of America.

    Authoritarianism is the real bipartisan philosophy in Washington.


    • Agree: Hail
    • Replies: @Prester John
  2. .R. Paul says: “Authoritarianism is the real bipartisan philosophy in Washington.“

    Well duh! “War is the health of the state” , fer chrissakes!

    It seems Ron hasn’t yet fully absorbed the “in yer face”truth of that particular famous Randolph Bourne quote, although I’m sure he is already familiar with it. 🤔

    And so it goes…

    “Regards” onebornfree

    • Replies: @Liza
  3. Hail says: • Website

    Dr. Paul is too polite to mention that both Vindman and Hill are foreign-born.

    Fiona Hill has made statements to the following effect — as the US is a nation of immigrants, immigrants like her are the true Americans, and immigrants alone Make America Great. It would appear that Fiona Hill is an immigrant supremacist, or perhaps more like a self-supremacist.

    In the foreigner Vindman’s case (at birth, anyway; and to this day at heart; Jewish-Ukraine origin), it is much worse in that he has a very close and direct conflict of interest. He was even offered to be Ukraine’s Defense Minister.

    Jack Pobosiec said several days ago:

    A lot of Americans have to be watching this all asking “Why are there so many non-US-born people working in our Intel and State Department?”

    • Replies: @Fran Macadam
  4. Truth3 says:

    Say it like it REALLY is Mr. Paul…

    JEWS are the Deep State.

    • Replies: @Clyde J. Harkins
  5. Antiwar7 says:

    Amazing. The president’s foreign policy can be overturned by an ad hoc group of bureaucrats.

    Aren’t they required to uphold the US Constitution? Which gives the President the lead in foreign policy short of declaring war and ratifying treaties.

  6. Durruti says:

    Meanwhile, both Democrats and Republicans in large majority voted to continue spying on the rest of us by extending the unpatriotic Patriot Act. Authoritarianism is the real bipartisan philosophy in Washington.

    It is a great privilege to be able to read such an outstanding political analysis – written by America’s Greatest Statesman, Dr. Ron Paul.

    This concluding quote includes the explanation of why Americans are not Free, why our Liberty has been stolen from us. The dems & repubs operate as “unpatriotic” Enemies of America, and are actively destroying our Country, and Our Freedom.

    Both Political Gangs (they are not actual American Political Parties as they are controlled by foreign and domestic Zionist Oligarchs); therefore, the dems & repubs hold no actual social or political base among the American populace, and therefore, they are not Political Parties, (just gangs). Half American adults do not vote in the National Elections. They instinctively recognize the futility of voting for Traitorous scum who betray the American people by serving the interests of the Power Elite.

    Currently, a Fine Lady, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, is receiving much the same treatment from the Zionist Oligarch controlled Mainstream Media as has Dr. Ron Paul. Similar to Ron Paul, Ms. Gabbard is a veteran, serves as a Medic, has a quick intelligence, and is easy to understand. She is being slandered by the Mainstream Media – daily, (the democrat gang has all but disowned her).

    The Oligarchs are omnipotent, but no one loves them!

    God Bless America!


    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  7. Biff says:

    the permanent government will not allow

    Why the idiots still vote is beyond me..

  8. @Durruti

    Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard understands the stupidity of America’s Invade-the-World policy. That doesn’t stop her from being still another idiotic Socialist with a nice rack though.

  9. Durruti says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard understands the stupidity of America’s Invade-the-World policy. That doesn’t stop her from being still another idiotic Socialist

    Are you sure she’s a Socialist?

    Debs, or Thomas? Nationalizing Industry & Banks?

    Any early writings of Ms. Gabbard opposing capitalism?

    How are you on Restoring our Republic?

    Appreciate your comment.

  10. Biff says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    That doesn’t stop her from being still another idiotic Socialist with a nice rack though.

    Did someone tell you that during recess?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  11. Exile says:

    Name them, Ron. Name them.

  12. @Durruti

    I’ll answer the questions out of order.

    How are you on Restoring our Republic?

    I’ve voted for Libertarians or Ron Paul since I noted George HW Bush speaking in Spanish for a few seconds at some campaign event on TV. (Yeah, I know voting alone won’t cut it.)

    I hang with Constitutionalist types who buy lots of guns. I’ve got a … few.
    I give money to organizations that are against the immigration invasion.
    I write for the Peak Stupidity web site, which, along with pointing out near a hundred other forms of stupidity, is Libertarian/Constitutionalist in ideology – see Topic Key Liberty/Libertarianism* I just counted 105 posts with this key out of the 1260 posts total. Please read a few for me, Durruti.

    I raise a little hell when I need to, but as a family man, I can’t go right now to beat up some antifa (wish I were younger … sigh …).

    Now, on a very appropo note here, I told Ron Paul, IN PERSON, in early ’12 during the primary, “if you want to win STATE-X (my State) you need to talk about illegal immigration”. Dr. Paul said some words about “upholding the rule of law” and that was that.

    Gotta go, but I’ll write you back on Miss Gabbard.


    * You may want to comment on Peak Stupidity, Durutti, but I urge you now, please note the anti-SPAM policy. (If you do this simple thing wrong, your comment will just get wiped, and I hate that happening for anyone!)

  13. @Biff

    Before I get back to responding to Mr. Durruti on the Socialist Tulsi Gabbard, I’ll say that your recess comment, a not-half-bad attempt at an insult, is more on point than you likely realize.

    You can observe human nature that comes without nurtural strings attached a lot of times at the playground or at recess. One thing a parent can see right away is that the kids understand unfairness. As Peak Stupidity related in “Socialism – stuff you should have learned by Kindergarten”,

    What’s more, lots of the other kids didn’t take care of their stuff. They lost pieces and broke stuff indiscriminately. That’s why they didn’t have their own vehicles ready to go in the dirt. “Share your dump truck and backhoe with the other boys.”, you were told. Yet here you were with all your stuff that you sweated out waiting on all that time: Was Santa gonna get stuck in the chimney? Would his elves strike on him on Black Friday as your parents used as an excuse a coupla years back? Would your birthday EVER come at all, as the dates seemed to be approaching your birthdate asymptotically? Why should you HAVE to share? Those kids might break your stuff as they did their own.

    Even back then, these ideas would come, though the words to describe them were those big ones you couldn’t spell yet. A kindergartener understands the problems with Socialism’s disregard for human nature’s ideas on property, just as adults should. It takes 12-20 years of schooling to override this understanding, usually the longer the more effective. How long does it take to get back to the truth you knew in kindergarten?

    So, tell your kids “It’s nice to share, but you sure don’t have to.” Along with that, I told mine, “It’s up to you, as I don’t want to raise a Communist.” They get it.

    As they say, RTWT!

    • LOL: Hibernian
    • Replies: @animalogic
  14. @Durruti

    Are you sure she’s a Socialist?


    Durruti, I don’t have the extra blood pressure margin to go watching the Blue-squad debates, plus I don’t watch ANY TV. From reading of what little I could stand to, though, it’s good that Miss Gabbard got some words in against the warfare state, but the rest of her agenda is as Socialist as the rest of the group.

    Debs, or Thomas?

    I wish. More like Reparations (the confiscation of money from non-slave-owners to give to non-slaves), AA, “Free” College – see, it’s free, so it won’t cost us a cent. The Government’s got it!), Raising the Min. Wage (oh, but no problem with letting in millions of cheap-labor foreigners that depress wages to begin with!), etc. It’s the whole gamut, man. Just go to her website – that’s where my couple of links are from. The stupidity is all laid out there with nice icons for you, in real time.

    Nationalizing Industry & Banks?

    Big Banks and Biz-Biz are all but nationalized already. What’s the point in talking about it, unless you are on the other side (Ron Paul, for example)?

    Any early writings of Ms. Gabbard opposing capitalism?

    Haha, except for Bernie and the Squaw, none of the young people have enough knowledge to write about any ideology. They want the current Socialist status quo, but only MORE of it.

    Miss Gabbard happens to have learned a lesson from time in the US military doing “defense” of something or other, and gets the problem. That doesn’t mean she knows squat-all about anything else, and her website just proved it for me.

    Oh, Durruti, just in case she were to get elected (or any of these fuckers), and her policies were implemented, turning out NOT QUITE to be to your and my liking ??? Well, here’s her stance on America’s last resort (AmendmentII):

    Spoiler alert. Miss Gabbard is all for “Gun Safety”. They are safe with her US military, but not for the rest of us …. just too damn dangerous:

    Tulsi’s support of gun control has led to her rating of 100% by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, along with an “F” rating from the NRA and a 0% rating from the Hawaii Rifle Association.


    Listen, that took me 20 minutes to search up and write this back. I’m asking you civilly, could you do this first next time before you ask me the questions?

    • Replies: @G. Poulin
  15. Obama declined to send Ukraine offensive weapons.
    Doesn’t that, according to Vindman, Hill, and co., violate the deep state constitution?

    Can he be impeached retroactively?

  16. Endless impeachment,
    Eternal war.
    Hate the aliment,
    Indigests sore.

  17. anon[222] • Disclaimer says:

    Fiona Hill, sounded more like she had just stepped out of the 1950s with her heated Cold War rhetoric.

    looks like she stepped out of a casting call for Bride of Frankenstein.
    or is she transgender

  18. @Achmed E. Newman

    Neat straw man.
    “A kindergartener understands the problems with Socialism’s disregard for human nature’s ideas on property”.
    I won’t get into the complexities of nature v nurture on “private property ” but will say that socialists don’t deny the necessity of private property, but what they do deny is that the rights of property should always over ride the rights of the State…but then again conservatives & liberals have similar views. The only differences are in how, when etc such a principle is implemented.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  19. Dr Paul makes a point here that many Unz readers know very well — that the “deep state” controls the US.
    What makes Dr Paul’s point valuable here is the sheer gall & shamelessness of deep state’s so very public assertion of its power & rights.
    It’s one thing to know something, it’s another thing to publicly rub the citizenry’s nose in the knowledge of their powerlessness.
    One can only hope that such pride (arrogance & hubris) comes before a soon to be FALL.

  20. @animalogic

    Where’s the strawman? The kindergarten kid? It’s really simple – don’t force me to share. I like charity, but robbing from Peter to pay Paul is not charity.

    • Agree: Liza
  21. @Hail

    …because the needs of the Empire’s foreign satrapies are so much bigger than those of the Empire’s host country population!

  22. @Achmed E. Newman

    “…it’s (the Cold War) been over for more than 30 years now.”

    It says here that the “national security” bureaucracy got the memo but shit-canned it.

    History has made it abundantly clear that, in the bureaucratic maze that is the United States government, once bureaucrats in any department accumulate power they never, NEVER let it go! And the NSA, FBI, CIA etc. etc. are Exhibit One of that phenomenon. For them, the Cold War never ended. And it has become increasingly clear that it is THEY, and not any duly-elected president, who run the show.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  23. G. Poulin says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Fuck her? Yeah, okay, if I have to. But I will not under any circumstances vote for her!

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  24. @Truth3

    Whoever creates/owns a countries credit/money has god-like power to force their beliefs/views eventually on all individuals. Why is this truth? Think about it, if all institutions and individuals are totally dependent on the owners of the money creation machine even the most obstinate person will eventually capitulate. For example, it not commonly known that the bankers cut available credit between 1928 and 1933. What is called the Great Depression was a deliberate creation by the owners of the banks as a means of fostering their plan to eventually convert America into a Communist country. Few are familiar with Elizabeth Dillings report that while in Leningrad at the Museum of the Revolution she saw a banner the wall which said next China, then USA. This was a referral to spreading the Bolshevik Revolution to other places including the United States. Is this not exactly what has happened?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  25. @G. Poulin

    LOL! We’ll have to find out her stance on the former.

  26. @Clyde J. Harkins

    That’s an interesting theory, Clyde – not the basics about whoever creates the money rules (that’s obvious), but your bit about the cause of the G.D. 1.0.

    Do you have any good links? This sounds a lot like the stuff Mr. Unz puts in his “American Pravda” series. I don’t believe more than half of it, usually, but it’s always very interesting. It’s just a feeling, but it seems like he leans toward the America-has-always-been-the-bad-guy theories over those involving the Commies and Socialists and their aims for destruction.

    I’m positive it’s the latter, but it’s just that these people don’t always reveal themselves in the form of 1917 Bolsheviks. Peak Stupidity explains this in “Commies through the Ages”.

  27. @Achmed E. Newman

    Amen and chapeau”

    What these fools who are romanticizing and glorifying TG simply are unable to grasp : If she were to take up residency in the WH she would bring along all of the Democrat lunacy which is eating away at the foundations of the last vestiges of American civilization. She is a democrat with all of it’s insane connotations period.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro Jazz artist.

  28. Rebel0007 says:

    Dr. Paul,
    Is congress spying on us under the Patriot Act or monetizing us and selling us against our will? I believe that they have become chattel changers and have pimped us out but refuse to admit it for obvious reasons – like nobody would vote for a single one of the sleazy, treasonous, predatious, scum-bags, and nobody would have children knowing that they were simply creating hosts for the parasites!

  29. First!
    According the constitution only Congress can declare war!
    All wars against Muslims were declared by presidents.
    I smell fish here.
    Why Congress never wanted to impeach any president for any declaration of war.
    The simple reason for it is that Zionists want to keep congress as clean and holy.

    Second Why is everybody knocking Fiona Hill.
    It should be clear to everybody that she only read what Schiff dictated her.
    But at the end everybody could hear what she did say. She said that US should talk to Russia about Ukraine and coordinate its actions with Russia. How come nobody paid any attention To Fiona,s closing statement.

    Third. How come US was excluded from Minks agreement. Was it voluntary or forced.
    Everything is foggy and fishy about so called Ukrainian democracy.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  30. MarkinLA says:

    Probably because that is what Trump pretty much campaigned on – better relations with Russia. Yet Hill testifies for the prosecution of Trump for not wanting to send weapons to Ukraine. How does that facilitate better relations with Russia?

    Ever since Reagan, the US government has assumed that all negotiations with foreign entities can only occur if the US is in a decidedly superior position where we think we can dictate terms. That is why we always put sanctions on them, always have a military build up, and always demand way more than can be expected. In the end, the other side is forced to walk away and nothing gets done.

    This might be by design by the Deep State to make sure there is no progress since progress would mean a much needed haircut to the security state but the end result is not good for the average American who could not care one bit about the countries we supposedly are involved with.

    Supposedly, for the second North Korean summit, the US and NK had worked out another set of baby steps but at the last minute Bolton and Pompeo scuttled the talks by making huge demands on NK they they could never agree to.

    • Replies: @Ilyana_Rozumova
  31. @MarkinLA

    I do have a suspicion that there is such thing as intimidation of individual by deep state.
    Particularly those individuals that have a longtime well payed position in Government structure.
    Extent of activity of this power we cannot even guess.
    But I could be certain that in case of Fiona it was applied.
    There is no explanation other in her case.
    Otherwise, why in the world in her closing remarks changed her tone 180 degrees?
    I would guess that it was awaken consciousness to compensate for the lies she was forced to tell.

  32. Liza says:

    Or maybe Ron is writing for newcomers, who don’t have the full story yet.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  33. @Liza

    This is a syndicated column, Liza, though I’m not sure Dr. Paul gets paid or not – probably his Liberty Foundation does(?)

    As for the gist of your comment, yeah, I agree. Not everyone has the imagination to even imagine freedom as onebornfree does (though he’s a little over-the-top, this is not sarcastic).

    Most of the Millennials, through not much fault of their own, have no concepts of privacy, not much about property rights, and couldn’t imagine a place in which you were pretty much left alone by governments. It’s beyond their imaginations. It’d take weekly readings or watchings of Ron Paul and readings of the Peak Stupidity‘s Liberty/Libertarianism topic key (please scroll down on there) for a few years to develop the understanding needed to be an old-school American citizen.

    That’s why Ron Paul writes. I believe it’s a lost cause, but I thank him for trying.

    • Replies: @Liza
  34. Liza says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Most of the Millennials, through not much fault of their own, have no concepts of privacy, not much about property rights, and couldn’t imagine a place in which you were pretty much left alone by governments.

    The much-blamed-for-everything Boomers and their parents (what’s left of them) are the only people who have experienced at least some amount of freedom and small government. Various parties, including the beloved Oprah, have quite shamelessly stated that the only way to end “racism” is for those generations to die out.

    Oprah etc. know damn well there’s no racism on the part of the nonpigmented in today’s culture. “Racism” is just proxy for everything those old timers have experienced as children in the sense of freedom and small government. What they are aching for is a nice, readymade crop of androids ready to do their bidding – and in their view the postBoomerites are it.

    Maybe, maybe not, Oprah & Tim. There’s lotsa surprises in this world.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  35. @Liza

    I agree, Liza, but who is Tim?

    • Replies: @Liza
  36. Liza says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Tim would be the fearsome Tim Wise. He who in a fit of uncontrollable anger wrote the famous Tick Tock article An Open Letter to the White Right, On the Occasion of Your Recent, Successful Temper Tantrum.

    The original version (now a 404) was shockingly nasty (or maybe not), so poor Tim kind of worked on it and came up with a politer version.

    The article at amren tries to explain the whole charlie foxtrot.

    Here’s a little portion of Tim tripping all over himself:

    I will grant you, some of the wording I chose for the piece was intemperate, and upon greater reflection, there are no doubt words and phrases I could have chosen that would have conveyed this same core message, perhaps more effectively. That’s how it goes sometimes when you’re trying to speak your truth: it’s raw, unfiltered, and not always beholden to strategic considerations. Fine.


    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  37. @Liza

    OK, thanks. Yes, I know of this cuck.

    • Agree: Liza
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