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FRIDAY: Representative Ron Paul answers your questions
February 2nd, 2012
06:47 PM ET

FRIDAY: Representative Ron Paul answers your questions

As the race for the GOP nomination moves west, Republican Ron Paul joins Piers Morgan from Las Vegas for the hour, Friday at 9pm ET/PT.

At 76 years old, the Texan has managed to make a unique connection with young voters, thanks in large part to his social media acumen.

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  1. AnneBeck58

    Dr Paul, would you please explain to people (one more time) what you mean by Non-Interventionist foreign policy? New-zee folk seem to keep lying so that each person I come across NOT voting for you says something about your "negative stance on Israel and Iran". I've explained it, then go to, "can we really afford this anyway?", and do get some to think, but probably not enough. Media worries me. People who watch it worry me even more-so.
    Thank you and best wishes!

    February 2, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Gabriel

      Dr. Paul, Would you please explain exactly how private banks create money through the fractional reserve system?

      Dr. Paul, Would you please explain the exact process by which Federal Reserve Notes are created and how each such note represents $1 (or $5, $10, $20, $50, or $100) or debt owed by the United States government to the Federal Reserve banks?

      February 3, 2012 at 12:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Kyle Hitchens

        How private banks make money through fractional reserve banking is not a complicated answer. For example if the Federal Reserve says the reserve limit is 10% that means that the banks are required to hold at minimum 10% of the total money they get. So, how is money created this way? Simple, say you take $1000 to bank A. They take your $1000 dollars and give you a deposit receipt that says you have $1000 dollars in the bank. However, they turn around and give person b a $900 dollar loan (10% of $1000 is $100 <- $100 is how much they are required to keep in reserve). Person b takes that check to bank B and they get $900 in their account with $90 in reserve. Loans go out again and by the time you are done getting to $100 dollar loans you have created $10,000 dollars from $1000 dollars. This is just an example of what fractional reserve banking does.

        As for the creation of Bank notes.. you see the printing press on T.V. all of the time.. that is how the federal reserve creates bank notes. Electronic bank credit is a series of numbers in layman's terms.

        February 3, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jawney

        Don't waste his time with questions like that. Do your own homework, that's what google is for lol. Once you have done your homework, you'll quickly realize why Ron Paul is the only choice.

        February 3, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sunny

        Gabriel, Actually it means that let's say the reserve ratio is 10%, then if a bank has $1000 in deposit, it can actually loan $10000, or use that $10000 to invest in AAA rated securities such as US treasuries. The Federal Reserve Bank will lend it the remaining $9000 at 0 to 0.25% interest rate for that purpose. That by itself is not printing money.

        The way the FED operates is that when banks make mistakes and invest in toxic financial instruments, the FED creates "money" (actually, just figures on its account balance sheet) and buys those assets at full face value from its member banks so as to bail them out even if the assets have decreased in actual market value greatly. Therefore, the banksters don't have to take the hit for their bad decisions. In the meantime the assets sit on the FED's balance sheet as it promotes inflation (or counters deflation) by creating more money out of thin air (QEs, 0% ineterst rates for extended periods of time), hoping that such inflation will bring back the value of those toxic assets to par over time.

        February 3, 2012 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adam L

      Rep. Paul: When can we expect a "Plan to Restore" other states, like you've done for Nevada? I'm in California and we sure could use a politician looking at the big picture... Is there a Plan to Restore California in our future?

      February 3, 2012 at 1:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Brian Jeanmaire

        His plan is to restore America. In doing so, it will certainly benefit all of the states in due time. States like California and Illinois are a mess. Once elected, he's the only one talking real cuts and the only one with any kind of economical sense on a micro or macro setting. (Whether he's talking states or the nation)

        February 3, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      Some people say you have an Isolationist foreign policy, others say Non-interventionist, which one is it and what is the difference?

      February 3, 2012 at 3:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • MC

        http://original.antiwar.com/bwalker/2012/02/01/how-the-swiss-opted-out-of-war/

        February 3, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Think Twice 007

      @AnneBeck58: ".... Non-Interventionist foreign policy?" It is what is said it is, non intervention in the affairs of foreign countries! Non-interventionists avoid wars that are not related to direct self-defense. I also don't know why so many people don't understand this statement or having trouble differentiate between Interventionism (ex: When we offer disaster relief to other countries), isolationism (Isolationism is a foreign policy in which a country abstains from all alliances with other nations, applies strong limitations on foreign trade). Both Non-interventionists and Isolationists avoid wars that are not related to direct self-defense.

      February 3, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Craig Young

      Dr. Paul:

      Do you get tired of being asked about third party runs and which of your opponents you would endorse questions, rather than substantive questions which allow you address your positions? I'm waiting for the when did you stop beating your wife question.

      February 3, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kathy Lowe

      With the rumors of election fraud, and all of the changes made to this years election process, what are your plans for making sure that every ones vote is counted and counted just once, WHEN you ARE President?

      February 3, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Stephanie

      Dr. Paul, don't you get tired of being asked to do an interview then not be able to answer questions completely because the interviewer constantly interrupts you?

      February 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Wayne

        I actually had the same question. It is awefully rude to ask a question, then interrupt while the answer is being given. Unfortunately, this seems to be the way that the media operates today.

        February 27, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Alex

    Can we please here what a strong national defense really means? Does monitoring the country with high power technology and anti missile programs have something to do with a strong defense?

    Thanks. Can't wait to watch the show.

    February 2, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Matthew

      I think that is what he means Alex. He believes in a strong national defense and not militarism. Having boots on the ground in about 120 countries doesn't technically make us more secure, it is just excess spending. Militarism has do with interventionist policies and being the policemen of the world. A strong national defense is all about spending money here at home, securing our borders, updating some of our systems here in the U.S.

      February 3, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Drishti

    Dr. Paul, could you please reiterate the difference between military spending and national defense? Also, please outline your economic plan in greater detail so that the people know why you're the change America needs. President Paul for the win!

    February 2, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Matthew

      Dr. Paul breaks national defense spending and militarism into two categories because they aren't the same thing. Militarism has to do with unnecessary and wasteful spending such as nation building overseas, the massive new American embassy in Iraq. These small wars in Libya and other places in Africa. Defense spending is securing our borders, upgrading our bases here in the United States and updating our defense technologies.

      February 3, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Jared

    Dr. Paul, Ever since President Reagan preached "no new taxes", and then increased taxes when he got elected, I have been convinced that all politicians are corrupt and the whole democracy idea is a scam. I did not vote in an election again until President Obama ran on a promise of Change. Thanks to the great Jon Stewart running his "why is the media afraid of Ron Paul", segment, I became interested to find out more about you. After several hours of http://www.youtube.com research, I am amazed that the media is still trying to silence you. I have taken up the cause whole heartily to spread the word of freedom, truth and liberty.

    Why is the media more willing to spend days talking about who is the bigger crook, Mitt, or Newt, than to talk about the real and important issues that you brilliantly address? Is their anything I can do to complain about the news that the main stream media deems newsworthy?

    Lets talk about who started the war in the middle east, lets talk about why we really are fighting these wars. Lets talk about the reports from the CIA on blow back. Lets talk about what might happen if we closed all of our bases around the world and brought all the troops home. Lets talk about how much our National Debt is and where the money is going from the federal reserve. Lets talk about what the troops that we say, "we support", think we should do. How far in debt can we go before the monetary system completely collapses? 30 trillion, 50 trillion, 100 trillion? How many countries can we afford to go to war with? When will we stop the endless killing spree? When will we stop the racism that is built into our court system? People who are caught with more expensive powder form cocaine pay a quick fine and are back on the streets, but people with less expensive crack cocaine are sent to Jail for years. Why penalize the poor so unjustly. How many american's could we set free if the war on drugs was stopped? How many lives would be saved if marijuana was not such a lucrative trade? Under the current system, why is it easier for kids to get marijuana then alcohol?

    Thank you CNN for giving Doctor Paul some time.

    February 2, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Travis

      It was Bush Sr that said "Read my lips, NO NEW TAXES."

      February 3, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Brian J

      Wasn't "no new taxes" the slogan of Bush 1?

      February 3, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Daniel

        Are you really that young? Reagan said "Read my lips, no new taxes." Doubt me? Fact Check me, I watched him say it. Loved the Republicans back then, I was a fool, Reagan lied. There is still one telling the truth, Ron Paul. Is it time to bare liberty's teeth yet?

        February 5, 2012 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  5. Joan Holland

    Piers...I have especially enjoyed last night and tonight with Suze Orman and now Jerry Springer. I agree with a previous lady who commented she didn't like his show but really like his views. I too (as you said) think he is selling himself short with that show. I also really appreciated your challenging Suze Orman. She has made millions, believes in herself, but had no clue prior to the housing bubble. I thought it was obvious (the bubble). Glad you are expressing your opinions.

    February 2, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Kevin Wurth

    He didn't say he didn't care, he said he was not concerned (unconcerned) we have programs for the poor. Read the definition, don't distort it. If there is a problem with the programs he'll fix it.

    Definition of CARE
    1
    : suffering of mind : grief
    2
    a : a disquieted state of mixed uncertainty, apprehension, and responsibility

    UNCONCERNED

    : not anxious or upset : free of worry

    February 2, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Riley

    This isn't a question but I just wanted to thank Dr. Paul for saving my life back in 2007. Isn't it ironic that the candidate who promotes ending the federal war on drugs ended up getting this (then) teenager to NOT do drugs? His philosophy opened my eyes to so many things, personal responsibility being one of them. So again, THANK YOU Dr. Paul for waking me up!

    February 2, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Joshua Adams

    Dr. Paul, you mentioned cutting five cabinet-level agencies in your Plan to Restore America. Could you briefly elaborate on which ones and why?

    February 2, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Sen

    Dr. Paul,

    First off I'd like to say thank you for getting me into the chaotic web of politics. It is your integrity against which I measure these more establishment, mainstream candidates.

    How do you intend to bring jobs to America? I know you speak of a free market and sound monetary policy. But please explain how this will lead to increased jobs. I am a college student and this is a big concern.

    Thank you!

    February 2, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Jesse

    I feel like Ron Paul is one of the very last of the honest politicians. Why do you think the media ignores the fact that Ron Paul is virtually the only politician who lobbyists don't even try to influence? Is it because they are on the side of the lobbyists, or is it that we Americans fail to make politicians who are beholden to special interests pay for it at the ballot box, so it becomes a non-issue?

    February 2, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. mm

    If PayPal is pro- Ron Paul then Space-X is too. That's a big employer.

    February 2, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Hydraargyrum

    Dr Paul: "When it comes to coverage of major issues such as the bail-outs, erosion of civil liberties and our foreign entanglements, what letter grade would you give America's 'Fourth Estate'?"

    February 2, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Jordan

    Dr.Paul please explain your vision of a gold backed US dollar and how are you going to achieve this monetary reform.

    February 3, 2012 at 12:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Dave Anderson

    Hello Dr. Paul, Long time supporter and contributer here. Please explain to the people the difference between republican and libertarian. Why and how we only have one combined party, which is repub/ocrates in office now. And why we must change our ways... Thanks for all you do.

    February 3, 2012 at 12:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Will Doherty

    Dr. Paul, would you allow me to deposit physical gold, silver, copper into my bank account?

    February 3, 2012 at 12:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Eric

    Dr. Paul, if anyone asks you the question "will you support the republican nominee" (hopefully you're the nominee, but to the asinine question), tell them NO.

    You, I , and the rest of us know the other candidates are sellouts, liars & cheaters. So I feel a direct NO to the question is in order. I feel every time you hesitate on this question you give some sort of credibility to them. Pretending Newt will come around on Foreign Policy is ridiculous.

    Just say NO!

    We will write your name in no matter what.

    February 3, 2012 at 1:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Brandon C from PA

      He usually says "most likely not."

      February 3, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Kyle Hitchens

        Reason – Because people can change and the future is not set in stone is the reason why he won't take an absolute stance on it.

        February 3, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Craig (florida)

    I would like to know if it is true that if the income tax was removed... we would only go back to the 2006 budget?
    Is it true that the open market would provide higher quality medical insurance at a cheaper price once government control is removed?

    Thank you

    February 3, 2012 at 1:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Brantley Kirkland

    Dr. Paul, why do you think Americans have so much difficulty accepting the idea of 'blowback' for our actions in the Middle East?

    February 3, 2012 at 1:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Pauls Legion

      Bill Clinton defined 'blowback' as "that time Monica sneezed". Asked if he thought it was bad, he said no, it only tickled a little.

      February 4, 2012 at 12:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Pauls Legion

        When ask to define 'blowback', Santorum said, "Me and indigestion".

        February 4, 2012 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Pauls Legion

      When asked to define 'blowback', George W. Bush said, "Being conservative. If I put out too much, sometimes I just have to take a little blowback."

      February 4, 2012 at 12:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Joe

    Dr. Paul. Would you have all US troops back on US grounds within your first term?

    February 3, 2012 at 1:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Matthew

      Joe, Dr. Paul has stated in the past that he would bring back the troops as fast as the ships could bring get there to bring them home.

      February 3, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Deborah

    This is more for Piers. Please, no 3rd party questions and no 'who would you endorse' questions. It's worn out, and damaging to Ron Paul and all of his supporters. It's damaging to the country. So, there is my fervent request.

    February 3, 2012 at 3:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Andrew M.

    Dr. Paul, how significant do you think the danger to the US economy is with the potential of the Treasury adopting negative yield bonds, and how exactly does this tie into the Federal Reserve's monetary policy?

    February 3, 2012 at 3:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
  22. Ryan Adams

    " Knowing your position on abuse of power by the President, and his predecessor. If you were to become President, would you work to create legislation to restrict/repeal the newely acquired powers of the President??"

    February 3, 2012 at 3:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  23. james

    After the implementation of your cuts in (overseas) military spending, foreign aid and returning the troops..what level of priority would you attach to national defense, and how aggressively would you persue military action against a foreign nation that displays a threat to national defense..given the failure of all diplomacy endeavours?

    February 3, 2012 at 4:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Capt. Pena

    I am a deployed Air Force officer in the Arabian Gulf. I have never been fond of politics until I recently learned about Dr. Paul’s commonsense link of foreign policy and monetary policy. I advocate that fiat currency and deficit funding of our wars and occupations around the world are a bigger threat to US defenses then the threat of terrorism. Paul's sound money stance has great appeal to me, but my question is why would a gold based currency be any better then a silver based currency? Silver is more plentiful and cheaper for common citizens to obtain, making it harder for banksters to control. Wouldn’t silver be more aligned with the free market solutions you advocate?

    February 3, 2012 at 4:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Bill Greenjeans

    Please explain the difference between national defense spending and military spending.

    February 3, 2012 at 4:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  26. Christian

    Dr Paul, a question from London, England here;

    Recently there have been a few worrying legislations that have been passed both in the US and in my home country. My question is, which US legislations (recent or old) concern you the most and would working to repeal them be one of your priorities as President?

    February 3, 2012 at 5:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  27. ken orr

    Dr Paul. With all of your supporters going all out with money, time and heart, we need someone to vote for in November. If you don't get the Republican nomination we need you to run a third party campaign. Do you expect us to stand in the cold with our signs, empty our wallets of cash and pour out our love for a 20 minute speech at the convention or something in the platform that nobody pays any attention too?

    February 3, 2012 at 7:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Conner Horsley

    Dr. Paul,
    If elected President, what would be your first action?

    February 3, 2012 at 8:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Liz

    Dr. Paul,
    I have been with you since 2007. Thank you for your courage and love for our country and the people.
    My question: Would you please explain the principle of subsidiarity. Thank you

    February 3, 2012 at 8:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  30. netnut

    On this Israel thing??? I'm a simple man, got a question.

    If Iran got the BOMB, why would they blow- up Israel, if they consider it HOLY LAND ?;-)?

    February 3, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Don Qunn

    I hope he pulls a Ross Perot and brings in charts explaining how the others get contributions from banks and that he doesn't. I also hope that he can effectively that he does not take loggiest money either.I think Mr. Morgan and his staff need to watch this http://youtu.be/x-BfPozMyKI , so that he can get into the mind of the voter that votes for him.

    February 3, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Don Qunn

    Correction:
    I hope he pulls a Ross Perot and brings in charts explaining how the others get contributions from banks and that he doesn't. I also hope that he can explain effectively that he does not take loggiest money either.I think Mr. Morgan and his staff need to watch this http://youtu.be/x-BfPozMyKI , so that he can get into the mind of the voter that votes for him.

    February 3, 2012 at 8:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  33. Don Quinn

    REAL CORRECTION (im still waking up)
    I hope he pulls a Ross Perot and brings in charts explaining how the others get contributions from banks and that he doesn't. I also hope that he can explain effectively that he does not take LOBBIEST money either.I think Mr. Morgan and his staff need to watch this http://youtu.be/x-BfPozMyKI , so that he can get into the mind of the voter that votes for him.

    February 3, 2012 at 8:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  34. Jim

    There were some devious and probably illegal actions taken against your campaign by the state GOP during the Louisiana caucuses in 2008. These actions were instrumental in robbing you of a win on the last weekend before Super Tuesday, a potential game-changer. Could you tell us exactly what happened then and how do you propose to deal with any similar actions this time around?

    February 3, 2012 at 8:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  35. Laura B

    Dr Paul, a question and a comment: How can we get more people like you in Washington? and Thank you so much for telling Americans the truth, we so desperately need it, even if we often don't want to hear it. If you are not the nominee, I am either staying home or writing your name in, I cannot imagine voting for anyone else.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
  36. Lee

    Dr. Paul,

    I agree with a lot of what you have to say. I love your non-interventionist stance on the military but I'm concerned about the privatization of what are now, government services. Could you explain how taking the power in this country away from corrupt politicians who only have their bank accounts interest at heart and giving it to corrupt CEO's who only have their bank accounts interest at heart, is the way to fix anything.

    Thanks

    February 3, 2012 at 9:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Albert Meyer

    Piers Morgan is an independent journalist, not something one can say about the many liars for hire in the US media. I look forward to this interview with immense interest.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  38. Justin LaBar

    Dr. Paul, can you please explain how the Gold Standard would work in our economic relations with other countries when they would not be on a Gold Standard? How could we trade, etc. with them when we would have Gold Standard and they would still be using a fiat currency? Thanks!

    February 3, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • elwood

      It sounds like you are unfamiliar with international trade as it is done now. I would google it or wikepedia or whatever, because the question isnt really relevant. international trade would be conducted exactly the same as it is now.

      February 3, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  39. ohioralph

    Dr. Paul, you frequently use the term "liquidate the debt" as the first step to an economic recovery. Would you please elaborate on the full impact of this action?

    February 3, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
  40. Tom

    Dr. Paul, could you explain your positions on genetically modified foods, labeling and the ability to patent life.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Pamela B

    For Dr. Paul – In 2010, Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stated that the most significant threat to our national security is our debt. He also stated that the Pentagon has not been proactive in prioritizing spending and that the department must adopt responsible fiscal practices if America is to meet its national security challenges successfully.

    Do you agree with Admiral Mullen and do you believe that spending levels are the sole determinant of military viability?

    For Mr. Morgan – PLEASE no more questions about a potential third party run. The topic has been beaten to death and only serves to undermine a candidate's credibility. Also, it would be greatly appreciated if you would stay away from "leading" questions. In other words, let's not use questions that pre-suppose or establish a particular narrative or world view. I expect that type of psychological manipulation from lawyers NOT from journalists.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
  42. Peter Chahales

    Dr. Paul,
    Recently Iran has engaged in deals with India and China to except gold as payment for oil. Is it possible that sanctions placed on Iran by the US and the EU are forcing the Iranian government to adopt new means of achieving financial security, and what effect does this have on the US dollar as the world's reserve currency?

    February 3, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Ailana

    Dr. Paul,
    You are a pro-life candidate but this government is currently penalizing women for having children. We have 3d worst maternity benefits in entire world, we are worse than even Afganistan with only 2 African nations behind us. Women allowed only 2 weeks paid maternity leave, childcare is ridiculously expensive and employers penalize you when you take a sick leave when your chlid is sick (I work for a big state university and it goes into my empolyment record as a negative note each time a take a sick day and I have 2 small children). My husband works for a private company and he is not allowed to take sick days whatsoever. What are you planning to do to address matrnity benefits in this country if you want women to make pro-life choice?

    February 3, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
  44. Firas.Lami

    Middle Class is usually measured by the Income factor but the numbers are obsolete! What Welfare pays an individual nowadays is half what that individual actually needs to survive, quadruple that amount (Income), and this is the updated figure needs to be used when measuring Middle Class –as a sector of society.
    Having that said, Middle Class’s wellbeing forms the ‘drive’, by which, society leads; Hence, the current social diminish ((materialistic society)). Dr. Paul, do you think ‘Religion’ would be the answer?

    February 3, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Pamela B.

    In your 1984 farewell address to the House of Representatives you said, "Special interests have replaced the concern that the Founders had for general welfare. Vote trading is seen as good politics. The errand boy mentality is ordinary; the defender of liberty is seen as bizarre.”
    Members of both the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements have echoed this sentiment and expressed the belief that the Federal government no longer serves the American people, but is instead bought and paid for by special interests.
    In your opinion, would reductions in the size and scope of government help to limit the power of special interests? Do you believe that there are any effective ways to combat or eliminate corruption in government?

    February 3, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
  46. Santiago

    Dr. Paul, I know that you are opposed to any action that would lead the nation to war with Iran. But if the Congress of the United States declared war on the nation of Iran, would you execute your duty as President?

    February 3, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  47. Jeff Hartle

    Dr. Paul how would you restore the checks and balances of government, in my opinion this is the root cause of the problems we are going through now.

    February 3, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  48. Saf Mirza

    Dear Dr Paul, considering the fact that Americas ills have been built up in the system over many decades how would you ensure that the reforms needed would continue beyond your presidency. Do you have in mind people who you consider to be future torchbearers of the movement? Since such a large foundation has been built up of young enthusiastic activists, would you consider mentoring selected individuals for future political roles?

    February 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  49. Andrew Parsons

    Dr. Paul, I am a conservative Christian who passionately supports you. Can you help me show other Christians why you are the best candidate for us?

    February 3, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  50. Mark

    Dr. Paul,

    The warmongers would like the American public to believe that you are soft on Foreign Policy. However, we know that if diplomacy failed, your position is to DECLARE war by the people, send an overwhelming force (No surge here and there mentality), have a strategy, kick their A$$ and come home as soon as possible.

    Could you please, once and for all explain exactly what you would do if Iran were to become an immediate threat?

    February 3, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  51. MN

    [Posted on the Facebook page] @ Piers Morgan Tonight: Question to Dr. Paul. The hacker syndicate "Anonymous" has *recently identified* links between White supremacist groups [WhiteNewsNetwork & other such online fora] & Ron Paul Revolution. The message of freedom & liberty cuts across skin colors & even national boundaries. Would you care to debunk such baseless allegations? Also, would you support Ayn Rand's notion of all people being equal – irrespective of skin color, race, gender, nationality, religion, etc? I *know* you do – could you put it out on National Media – so your opponents are clear too.
    Out-sourcing & Off-shoring of jobs: I'm from India – and the new-age concept of outsourcing IT jobs is creating a huge impact on India. A majority of these jobs are from US – and I'd like to understand how Free-Market economics & a President Paul administration will "stay away" from this affair?

    February 3, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  52. scott hoover

    Dr.Paul, If you were put in President Obama's shoes right now. How would you handle the situation with Iran ? Do you think the sanctions placed on Iran is helping or is it just deteriorating any chance of a peaceful resolution?

    February 3, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  53. Elbarto11

    Dr. Paul.

    Would you explain your stance on a part-time congress?

    Or public debt-free notes?

    February 3, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  54. Brooke

    Dr. Paul, can you explain to me why you think the conservative voting electorate, not the establishment, will not get behind you as the nominee? Compared to the other candidates in the race, you are hands-down the most consistent and loyal conservative. Your decades-long voting record, books, and principles prove that – even your foreign policy proves that. The short-term minds of these "conservative" voters don't seem to remember what conservatism REALLY means. Do you think they want a liberal Republican to go against Obama because they think the only way to win this election is to move to the left? Thank you.

    February 3, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  55. Kristin Richards

    Dr. Ron Paul, would you support legalizing all midwives?

    February 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  56. Alexandra

    Dr. Paul,

    I admire and support you for continuing to teach the people the truth of what has been really going on in our nation for so many decades now. I agree with many if not all of your proposals on how to restore America. You definitely have my vote sir but there are many I know that still question you because of one topic that has not really been discussed in great detail. I know that if they better understood your position on this they would vote for you. Could you please elaborate your position on the environment and conservation. . . and how you would propose we safely drill here at home without devastating our waters, mountains, forests and wildlife and how to protect the population from corporations poorly managed disposal of their wastes. . . whether it be in water, land or air?

    Thank you.

    ~Tampa, FL~

    February 3, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  57. Matt Bury

    Dr. Paul, how specifically can property rights be used by the average American to help the environment and diminish the need for a federal beuracracy such as the EPA?

    February 3, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  58. Matt Bury

    Dr. Paul

    Can you explain the CIA's involvment in the overthrow of Iran's democratically elected government in 1953?

    February 3, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  59. Dagny

    Dr. Paul,
    Please give us your definition of a "conservative".

    February 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  60. Doug

    Dr. Paul, When you order our troops home and with your non-interventionist foreign policy in place would you still have our aircraft carriers cruising international waters, around the world, for our immediate defense, if need be, and also use them for humanitarian aid, helping other nations, etc ?

    February 3, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • faLkner

      Great Question ... I'd Like to hear your response as well.

      February 4, 2012 at 12:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
  61. Flex

    Dr. Paul, based on my own observations, you seem to be doing quite well pulling in many segments of the Obama 2008 vote with your message of liberty and foreign policy concepts. With the Republican establishment fully against you, will you consider/reconsider a third party run? Please consider this...even many of the regular commenters at the Huffington Post are backing you. You are the only hope to unite country. Thanks, Flex.

    February 3, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jeremy Morse

      Did really just say Obama's message of liberty? I'm sorry, sir, that is laughable.

      February 3, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Flex

        Uhhhh...no, Beavis. Can you actually read, Jeremy? Public schools letting us down again. Perhaps you should go back to Bill O'Reilly or Sean Hannity and ask him what you should say next.

        If you could actually read and comprehend, you would have understood that I was referencing Dr. Paul's message of liberty. Have a nice weekend and try not to kill off too many more brain cells, you're not working with much to begin with.

        February 3, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jeremy Morse

        That's not how I read it. Keep up the insulting tone it makes you sound really intelligent. PS I can't stand Orielly or Hannity or Beck and especially not Piers Morgan. I like Stossel and Andrew Napolitano as far as talking heads go. You should watch them. I would be amazed at how much you could learn!

        February 3, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Joseph

    Dr. Paul, after researching you I have found that you have unmatched character and integrity. You are the only candidate with with REAL plans for change. I pledge to write you in, but I hope you win the GOP nomination.

    February 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  63. Matt

    If Piers is rude during the interview just un-follow him on twitter LOL.... if you watch his show you would know that he measures his success by how many followers he has compared to his guests lol

    February 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  64. Lindsey

    Dr. Paul: I believe an increase in the amount of people practicing medicine in this country is necessary for medical prices to come down. The old supply and demand rule! Would you support increasing the amount of physicians in this country through easing requirements for students to get into Med school and would you favor authorizing nurses to be able to practice medicine on a limited basis?

    February 3, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  65. Mike

    Dr. Paul, would you be willing to write a book, maybe "Liberty Achieved," which can guide your supporters to make a difference to promote liberty in their communities.

    February 3, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mike

      I meant to add a ? at the end of that sentence.

      "Dr. Paul, would you be willing to write a book, maybe "Liberty Achieved," which can guide your supporters to make a difference to promote liberty in their communities?"

      February 3, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  66. Mitchell

    Dr. Paul, could you please share some of the possible problems with your philosophy that people should be aware of?

    February 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  67. Roy Graves

    I sure do wish that Canada had a Statesman with the depth,Integrity,Honesty and quality of DR.Ron Paul !! DR. Paul just may be an endangered species in the world of Politics , I certainly do not see another man in Politics on a world stage cut from the Fabric DR. Paul is cut from !!!

    February 3, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  68. Pero Ericsson

    Would you cut current social security if elected president?

    February 3, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Razorbath

      No he won't he will also make it tax exempt.

      February 3, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  69. James

    Dr. Paul, why are you the only candidate willing to discuss the War on Drugs? Why are you the only candidate who supports states rights when it comes to legal medical marijuana?

    February 3, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  70. Melinda

    For Dr. Paul: Are you going to stay in this race until the very end, no matter what?
    Your presence in this race has forced everyone to talk about some very important issues that no one was discussing before. Win or lose, you have changed the game. Bless you for that. Please hang in there as long as you can! We need you! Ron Paul 2012!!!

    February 3, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  71. James McConnell

    Dr. Paul, what would you have done differently than President Obama during the past three years ?

    February 3, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  72. Brian Jeanmaire

    Dr. Paul – When the pundits call you an "isolationist" I am doubtful they understand you are the exact opposite. You are in favor of opening up markets for free trade, you are against the ridiculous sanctions we impose on many countries. War mongering and sanctions cause the US to become isolationist in my view. What can you do to make them understand that you want to be friendly with all nations? (I know this is a substantial task) It frustrates me to hear from people say that they would vote for you except for your foreign policy views......I do my best to get them to understand that the media spin is false.

    February 3, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  73. Jane

    If you get into office and can bring down the federal income tax (hopefully to 0!) will that cause state taxes to increase?

    February 3, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  74. dpetty

    Question for Dr. Paul: You voted yes on H.R. 6061 essentially indicating that you do believe in building a border fence and you have often indicated that you believe the troops should be used to secure our borders – but at a latino-based event in Las Vegas recently you seemed to indicate you were against a fence and troops on the border.

    I'm a huge supporter and will vote for you irregardless – but this seems to fly in the face of one of the things that has driven so much of us to support you: your consistency.

    Please explain.

    February 3, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  75. Tony Wallace

    Dr. Paul, my friend claims that foreign policy like yours is what let the Nazi's rise to power in the 1930's and 40's, and if you are elected again another "Hitler" will rise to power. How can you be sure the world won't see "another Hitler" during your presidency with your foreign policy in place?

    February 3, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Razorbath

      I find this an interesting position this claim is basically saying to avoid an oppression of force and aggression we must become the oppressors? How can our freedoms come at the cost of oppressing others.

      February 3, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tony Wallace

      Thanks for the reply Razor! Here's an article that attempts to explain this issue.

      http://www.addictinginfo.org/2011/12/27/according-to-former-aide-ron-paul-would-have-allowed-hitler-to-achieve-victory-in-europe/

      I personally think it's bull. It's congress that declares war, not the President, regardless of the Presidents opinion. American would have still gone to Europe to fight Hitler in my opinion. I bring this up because it's the most common argument against Dr. Paul's foreign policy when I'm talking to people. I hope he can clarify it himself. 🙂

      February 3, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kyle

      The way to prevent something like this would be not to leverage things against another country. The sanctions, land taken away, war reparations, army size limit, etc by other countries were all ammo for Hitler to use. This is similar to Paul's cuba point in the last debate, instead trade and friendship(economically not military) should be encouraged.

      February 3, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kyle Hitchens

      To be honest Tony, if you look at one war and say it was the policy of this idea that caused this outcome then you are denying why Hitler rose to power in the first place. Interventionism caused the Americans to join WWI and with that outcome the Treaty of Versailles. The treaty that put the entire blame on Germany for starting the war (when it was actually Austria that did and because Germany had a military alliance with them they were forced to declare war as well (see a pattern here?)) and forcing them to pay for all most of the damages that the allied powers thought Germany should pay for leading to hyperinflation the German mark which lead to desperation and loss of hope. The people turned to Hitler and the rest is history as we well know. The fact of the matter is Hitler was a terrible person.. there is no doubt about that. However, in our urge to defeat him we allied with a monster who already killed 10 million people prior to our alliance and that was Stalin. Intervention in WWI and WWII led to the deaths of millions of people by their own governments than at war time. Why you ask? Because we allied with a worse monster to take out another monster.. Call it making a deal with the devil to defeat a demon.

      February 3, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  76. Brian McCall

    Dr. Paul,
    Why are both sides of the ticket so bent on going to war, and why are you the only one on either side speaking out against it?

    February 3, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  77. Kyle Sandborn

    Dr. Paul could you explain to the folks that the it is not so much the gold standard you are for but more so the competing currencies like your competing currencies bill(H.R. 1098). Explain why competing currencies are better, and use more examples than just gold. The question would be how would the something like the competing currencies bill benefit the people of the United States?

    February 3, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  78. Brian

    Please explain how private property rights will better protect the environment than government regulators. Isn't this contrary to the common experience that big money always wins in court? Do you agree the government should let private property owners negotiate with Keystone XL over the pipeline issue and remove eminent domain as a force in the favor of Keystone XL?
    Fifty Six Reasons for Libertarians to Oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline:
    http://www.mises.ca/posts/tag/eminent-domain/

    February 3, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  79. Ctbsng

    What is your stance on pregnancy termination if a lethal chromosomal abnormality exists in the fetus?

    February 3, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  80. bo jones

    Dr. Paul –
    you cured my political apathy!

    Please tell people that the issues you talk about cannot be properly explained in these debates. Please encourage them to go on your official website or the Dailypaul.com or tomwoods.com

    Please remember that many who are just learning about you do not have the necessary education about Austrian economics – or even "regular" economics. I hope your “Campaign for Liberty” focuses on education.

    I love that you are honest enough to say that government (especially big, centralized) cannot solve our problems. The proof is in the pudding – what have they solved by spending us into bankruptcy?

    lastly - I fear that Iran is very different from the soviets. Iran is ruled by certifiably insane religious nuts. They are capable of using WMD right inside our country. Maybe they ARE planning an attack right now. In other words, it's a very different type of enemy than any we faced before, so I'm not sure you can defend your stance on Iran by comparing it to the soviets with our successful MAD policy.

    February 3, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  81. Jennifer Lokken

    Dr. Paul,

    How can it be a good idea to defend America abroad, is that not defending those abroad from themselves and how can that be beneficial to America and not undermine our own National Sovereignty? And what is the secret for a happy 55 yrs of marriage for yourself and Mrs. Paul? Thank-you so much!

    ~ Jennifer J. Lokken ~

    February 3, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  82. Sterling

    Dr. Paul,

    Can you please explain how returning to the gold standard would bring us back from the brink of having the US dollar being downgraded from the world currency (which would certainly mean inflation) if possible.

    February 3, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Matthew

      Sterling, I think it is only a matter of time before the U.S. loses its status as the global currency. If the United States can get closer to a gold standard, it would add a lot more value to the current dollar. The farther the dollar gets from the gold standard, the less stable the fiat currency is. There has to be something to back the dollar, if not gold, then another precious metal that keeps a stable value. Gold had always been the global currency for money until the inception of paper money.I'd advise you to read this amazing article called "The Demise of the Petrodollar" http://www.caseyresearch.com/cdd/demise-petrodollar . It states that if the world stopped paying for oil in dollars, which is does currently, the worth of the dollar will plunge as inflation goes sky high leaving our currency just about worthless. This is why we need something physical to back up our currency.

      February 3, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  83. Steven Eugene Kuhn

    Evening Dr. Paul and Piers,
    I am convinced when you are elected that the Washington fear factor will fade, allowing Senators and Congress members to stand up for liberty once again. Sad but it is true that morals are not the leading trait at the moment. It seems to many are worried about re-election and party games. Do you feel this to be true and if yes, are you counting on this trend to be able to carry out your aggressive (and inspiring) plan once elected? My current perception of the House and Senate does not seem to be in your favor so something must happen to empower our representatives once again, otherwise you may well face what Obama faced in many cases; Party games and stonewalling...Sow will you be different and actually do what you say you will do, why will you be able to when so many other could not? Even if that what they were trying to do was not in the name of liberty.
    Thanks you for your service and thank you for giving so many hope for a true America once again.
    Steven Kuhn (SGT ODS US Army Veteran)

    February 3, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  84. Amy

    Dr. Paul,

    As a struggling graduate student with no health insurance, the only affordable place I can receive my yearly gynecological check up is at a Planned Parenthood. If elected, you plan to eliminate PPs. I am a huge supporter of you, but this subject worries me. How will young women with no insurance still be able to get screened for cancer and get checked without PPs? How do you plan to make this possible? I understand why you would want to eliminate them because of abortions, but what about the majority of women who go to PPs just to make sure they are healthy?

    February 3, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  85. Levon

    With Mitt Romney representing the banking Fat Cats and Obama representing the Bureaucrats and social welfare ...who do you represent?

    February 3, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Belinda Icenhower, ND

      Ron Paul represents the independent businessman, woman the backbone from which this country was built; anyone who enjoys our civil liberties. and frankly~ The People.

      February 3, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  86. Eric Saunders

    Dr. Paul,
    If you are elected President, would you work to reduce the influence of special interests and Lobbyists in Congress?
    If so, How?

    February 3, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  87. Joseph

    Dr. Paul many dont know this, but you predicted the housing crisis back in 2002. can you expound on this and how your understanding of austrian economics will answer our problems when you are elected?

    February 3, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  88. Mr. Cruz

    Dr. Paul would you be willing to use the NDAA to your advantage against the same terrorist administration who introduced it. As the masses continue to be manipulated by big government propaganda and C.I.A journalist, would you be willing to use this act against the same war criminals who are affiliated with the military industrial complex and for the treasonous acts committed here in the Republic?

    February 3, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  89. Belinda Icenhower, ND

    Dr. Paul thank you for your tenacity in waking up America. Do you think the American economy can return to being supported by predominately independent businesses and therefore, de-power the monopolizing corporations? If yes, how will you accomplish this as President?

    February 3, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  90. Carlos Molina

    Dr. Paul,
    I'm a full supporter of you, yet like many I feel as if our chances of success in the nomination are quite low. How will you try to communicate to your adversaries supporters? I have no doubt that once they truly understand how your stance on many topics will benefit our country greatly, they won't hesitate to vote for you. My best wishes.

    February 3, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  91. David

    Ron Paul is a great man and would be a great president.

    February 3, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  92. james

    Doctor Paul, with the government continuing to operate under a cloak of secrecy, what would you do to make government more transparent, and accountable?.

    February 3, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  93. Anthony

    How do you feel about the current Credit Rating system and the three major companies that run it, the way banks use it, and the ethics & practices behind these companies?

    February 3, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  94. Camilo

    Dr Paul,
    Can you give us your views on the monetary ideas of Edwin C. Riegel? In particular, those found in his book 'Private Enterprise Money'?

    February 3, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  95. Michelle

    Dr. Paul, everyone in the world is watching you and believe that you should be our next US President. What sources do they use to learn about you, core principles, foreign policy, etc?

    February 3, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  96. Joseph

    What do you think about this quote from Benjamin Franklin (a founder of America): "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."?

    February 3, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  97. Joseph

    Dr. Paul, How are you more qualified in the area of economics than all of the other candidates to get the economy going again?

    February 3, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  98. Hayder

    Dr. Paul, do you promise that you will cut all foreign aid equally? Because I believe that it will be impossible to cut all of Israel's aid because of the huge influence Israel has on American politics.

    February 3, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  99. Tia

    The government and rich donors together contributed around $170 million towards President Obama's inauguration. When you become president, would you be willing to decrease your inauguration ceremony spending to help keep debt down, and if so, how much do you think you would spend?

    February 3, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  100. Bryce

    I would like to hear where Representative Paul stands regarding the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Also, what he would do about it if he becomes the next President of the United States?

    February 3, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  101. Paul, Socorro, NM

    Hello, Piers. Thank you for interviewing presidential candidate Dr. Ron Paul and giving us the opportunity to submit questions to him.

    Dr. Paul, I'd first like to say that I truly appreciate your honesty, integrity, and valiance in light of the media's biased coverage and the establishment's disregard of you and your sound policies. No offense, Piers.

    Many people believe that health care provided by the federal government is a right. My understanding of this, which may be wrong, is that a person's service to another is not the other's right.

    Can you elaborate on your understanding on rights, how the federal government should protect these rights, and how health care provided by the federal government is not "protecting the right to life"?

    February 3, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  102. Elliot Levy

    Dr Paul,
    Why do your positions on liberty, the 13th amendment, property rights and individual autonomy not extend to the right of the pregnant mother to terminate a parasitic relationship with the fetus?

    Do you disagree with the sovereignty of the individual as advocated by Locke, Rand, Von Mises and many others?

    Total respect.

    February 3, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  103. Brian Shaughnessy

    Dr. Paul

    To what extent will you "rein in" the big banks, if you become President, and have any of the other 3 candidates shown the slightest interest in reining them in?

    February 3, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  104. smee

    smart guy

    February 3, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  105. Ardie

    Dr. Paul, I do agree with you about any "War on Drugs" which is a huge waste of money. One of the most debilitating drugs is the home made meth that consumed and can be made anywhere. Please explain how this would be handled if agencies stop enforcing this dangerous drug? We don't have enough people in place to handle these families which is overwhelming.

    February 3, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  106. Dr. Pauls biggest fan

    Without true cuts, (like your proposing), what do you expect the rate of inflation to be over the next few years?

    February 3, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  107. LeeAnn

    I know you said you would stop giving money to foreign nations, but what if Israel ASKED for our help financially, would you support them with money? What if they asked us to help defend them if they couldn't defend themselves?

    February 3, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  108. Charles

    Question for Dr. Paul: I have read several of your books and noticed references to "Civil Disobedience", M.L.K, and Gandhi. Have you actually read Gandhi, and what impact has the philosophy of nonviolence had on you?

    February 3, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  109. Ricky Bob Yates

    Thank you so much Piers for giving the Doc an opportunity to further explain his policies. Please don't forget to say happy 55th anniversary. I've heard Miss Carol speak and she is wonderful! My family and I are 100% behind Dr. Paul. If you could can you ask him to explain the dire economic situation we face and it's effect on foreign policy? Thank you again.

    February 3, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  110. Jesse

    Dr. Paul can you explain how the current growth in jobs is a product of Fed money printing and ultimately unsustainable.

    February 3, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  111. Jesse

    Dr. Paul what is your first act as President of the United States?

    February 3, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  112. Donna

    Dr. Paul, you delivered 2 of my sons in the 1970's. Thank you<3

    February 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jason

      awesome stuff donna. Glad everything worked out well!

      February 22, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  113. Mary

    Piers, would you mind allowing Dr. Paul a couple of minutes to answer a question, instead of cutting him off within 15 seconds? Or not.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  114. ho gaa

    Dr. Paul –
    Since you've served with Newt:
    Is Newt Gingrich being more honest when he promises to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to build a permanent moon base which he will later convert into a state or when he promises to reduce our debt and restore personal freedom?

    February 3, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  115. Mary

    Dr. Paul, do you think that the neoconservative movement will ALLOW you to restore America? If not, what do you predict.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  116. Mary

    Piers Morgan is not giving Dr. Paul a chance to speak.
    I
    II call FOUL!

    February 3, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  117. Howard M Gardella

    I agree with all you stand for is it possible to bring up monsanto and it's satanic seed GMO crops.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  118. Mark Laschinski

    Ron Paul which president do you model yourself after?

    February 3, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  119. T

    Would you please let him answer your questions without interrupting him? We don’t want to know what you believe; we want to know what he does. Thanks

    February 3, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  120. Llisa

    QUIT INTERRUPTING!!!! Piers needs to learn how to do an interview, he has literally interupted Ron Paul's answers to the questions! Shut UP!!! JEEZ!!!

    February 3, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  121. Mary

    PIERS, you are showing your neocon faith. Give peace, and Ron Paul, a chance to speak.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  122. Lisa

    DITTO T!!!! Please let him answer the questions! We want to hear from Ron Paul NOT YOU!!!!

    February 3, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  123. Danny

    Piers Morgain need need to shut up he is rude as hell I will never watch cnn after this BS

    February 3, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  124. Rick Hampstead

    Piers Morgan, got frustrated when Ron Paul would not go along with his ridiculous talking points, he said Damn. He clearly repeated all the same basic questions all the CNN wanna be journalists have asked and repeated all the known lies and mis quotes as their evidence, how pathetic.He is a Brit, supports Israel without question and needs to have what ever visa he has to be allowed in this country revoked.He was also involved in the phone hacking scandal and they sent him over here to irritate us by having to listen to his lies in the queens English.Good Day Sir

    February 3, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Steve

      INstead of allowing him to asnswer the question, Piers would interrupt to disagree.
      It is obvious Piers suuprts immediate military action against Iran.

      Piers is supposed to be a journalist, But I suppose his bosses at CNN define his propagada or else they would have told him to shut up and let ROn Paul speak.

      Notice,, there is no mention of this interview in the regular CNN headlines, even under politics.

      February 4, 2012 at 8:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  125. Trying to Listen

    Piers, I appreciate your giving Ron Paul time on your show. However, I'm finding it impossible to follow the conversation because as soon as he starts to answer one of your questions, you interrupt him to ask another.

    I tuned in in hopes of getting more informed about this candidate and you're making that impossible. He gets less time to answer than in the debates–at least then, he gets 30 seconds an answer.

    Please just let him answer your very good questions.

    Thanks.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  126. Danny

    Piers Morgain Disgust me, wont shut up very respectful
    STOP CUTTING RON PAUL OFF DAMN IT

    February 3, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  127. Albion Urdank

    On bailouts: One needs to draw a distinction between the bank bailout and the auto bailout more fully than you did in the Paul interview. Banks were bailed out with the expectation that they would lend again, especially to small businesses. They declined to do so and instead started investing again in the speculative instruments that brought about the financial crisis. The government was in no position to provide oversight, but had to rely instead on the free market, which failed us. Their faiulure to lend was the biggest reason for the sluggishness of the recovery. The auto industry bailout succeeded because the government was able to intervene more thoroughly and provide oversight, and by giving labor an ownership stake in the company gave workers an incentive to be more productive. The tale of two bailouts offers the lesson that more not less government is needed to pull us out of our economic doldrums. Mr Obama needs to clarify all this if he's going to win.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  128. Frank

    Piers you looked more comfortable at the end.lol Any body that has questions about his age and performance. No Romney gaffes or Gingrich ones either. What say you? You look for inconsistencies an find none. He says what he means. Obama and the rest of those candidates would not hold under that. But then you wouldnt try to get them to painted into a corner. You might want to go wash off

    February 3, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  129. Frank

    The banks were forced to give out the risky loans by Bary Frank and his buddies from both sides. Also Im sure Hugo Chavez wished he had been as subtle in taking an industry. Why no questions on NDAA or SOPA? Hmmmmmm

    February 3, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  130. Frank

    Btw Piers. Tell Donald hes a flip-flopper like the guy he harshly criticized but a month ago, then endorsed. Hes a joke. Tell him also to get a hair piece. Just because its his real side burn hair doesnt mean hes not BALD!!!

    February 3, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  131. SteveMT

    With this interview, a new low for Piers Morgan has been reached, and that is the 5th sub-basement of CNN.
    Believe me, that is as low as it gets.
    You treated 12-term Congressman Ron Paul as if he was a contestant on "America's Got Talent."
    Your illogical questions, esoteric arguments, and lack of consideration in not allowing Dr. Paul time to answer were clearly seen by all who sat through this miserable attempt at a hatchet-job.
    Ron Paul made you into the inept buffoon that you are.
    When is this poorly rated show going to be cancelled? Not soon enough in my opinion.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  132. Adam

    was there a point in asking viewers to submit questions via twitter if none are asked???

    Also, I would have highly preferred to hear Ron answer the questions fully before being cut off. Please send Piers to some adequate classes so he can learn how to conduct a propper interview. I thought the stereotype was that Britts excel at manners. I conclude Piers debunks that myth.

    February 3, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  133. DonnaB

    Piers– Glad I discovered Ron Paul in this 2012 election. He is the ONLY honest, uncorrupt candidate 1st and foremost....and he's the only sane candidate with COMMON SENSE ideas for getting America strong again!! He made a very good point to you-–do you want to send your British youth to die- to help Isreal fight Iran ??? Why is it the United States is always EXPECTED to be the ones!!!!!!! Bull ! Isreal has already told us, they can defend themselves-so LET THEM !!!!! Why do we have to get involved all the time..... We need to BUTT OUT--mind our own business and ADVOCATE PEACE and concentrate on our OWN darn country--rather then POLICE THE ENTIRE WORLD!!! This pre-emptive quick to the trigger mentality HAS GOT TO GO-– It is DISTROYING OUR COUNTRY-MAKING IT WEAKER and WEAKER-– IT WILL NEVER MAKE US STRONGER WHEN ARE PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY GOING TO GET THAT THRU THEIR BRAINWASHED WARMONGERING MINDS!!!!! It is that Santorum, Romney Gingrich warmongering approach that got us into this big mess we're in NOW. RON PAUL IS 100% RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING PEOPLE-WAKE UP !!!!! He is absolutely correct-–A President Paul would have sent our military resources after the INDIVIDUALS responsible for 911....(the group of thugs!!!)-–not bomb the whole country of Iraq !! Why?? Because he has brains in his head and good sense about how to keep his country safe !!! It's about not throwing your military might around aimlessly and CARELESSLY !!!-- THIS IS OUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS LIVES ON THE LINE !!! 900 bases we've had occupying 130 countries!!! WHAT !!! That is utterly ridiculous-anyone with an ounce of common sense can see –it serves NO PURPOSE!!! Get them all back in the USA PROTECTING OUR OWN DAMMMN COUNTRY'S BORDERS !!!! All the money that would save us....stopping all the foreign aide we send over seas is another brilliant idea of Paul's-– Why are we sending it when WE ARE BROKE AND LIVING ON BORROWED MONEY!!! ? not to mention WE HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE IN OUR OWN DAMMN COUNTRY STARVING!!! CHARITY NEEDS TO BEGIN AT HOME!!!! If we ever get out of this HOLE we are in...then we can resume sending foreign aide !!!
    Another genious idea of Paul's= releasing all the NON-VIOLENT criminals out of our jails---kind of a common sense idea that would recoop thousands and billions of dollars into OUR ECONOMY. Those 3 proposals of Dr. Paul's are exactly the kind of common sense solutions to solving our HUGE deficit problem. RON PAUL IS THE ONLY ONE WITH SOLID ANSWERS OF HOW TO STOP THE WASTEFUL SPENDING and make our NATIONAL DEFENSE STRONGER THEN IT HAS BEEN IN A VERY LONG TIME !! You can't spread it so thin so that it is not possible to be effective--its just common sense--and Ron Paul is the only one that has the RIGHT answers for turning this country around. His foreign policy stand is one of his strongest assets-–because he is the ONLY one that is right !! He has predicted what would go wrong w/ the oppositions viewpts-and he has been prooven to be EXACTLY RIGHT !! Why else do you think that MORE MILITARY PEOPLE SUPPORT RON PAUL THEN ALL THE OTHER CANDIDATES COMBINED INCLUDING OBAMA ????? It's because our Military knows Ron Paul has the RIGHT stance on foreign policy-that's why !!! & they are the ones who should know!!! They trust Ron Paul--they support Ron Paul-- the one HONEST, UNCORRUPT candidate in the race that the other marmongering clowns are laughing at and belittling him as WEAK--simply because HE DOSN'T BELIEVE IN THROWING OUR MILITARY MIGHT AROUND AIMLESSLY AND RASHLY

    RON PAUL is simply the ONLY CANDIDATE with SOLID, DRASTIC GOOD SOLUTIONS TO OUR PROBLEMS.

    I think that the good Dr. Paul needs to wipe out the DISEASE OF CORRUPTION that is so obviously inflicted in our media and the Government "ESTABLISHMENT"-– People are tied of the typical flip flopping tell them what they want to hear politician –that would sell their soul to be elected !! Ron Paul is the only one that is about a cause-- a cause for the good of the American people.

    GOD BE WITH RON PAUL IN THIS ELECTION. GOD NEEDS TO MAKE A MIRACLE HAPPEN HERE-- FOR WITHOUT RON PAUL IN THE WHITEHOUSE--WE ARE IN BIG TROUBLE !! HE IS INDEED OUR ONLY HONEST HOPE !!!

    February 3, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  134. DonnaB

    BE SMART NEVADA & VOTE RON PAUL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PLLLLLEEEEEAAAASSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEE -– Begging from CT for a Ron Paul win in Nevada !!!!

    February 3, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mark

      Spot on. I dont think i've seen anymore accurate than your post right here.

      February 22, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  135. Gloria

    Dr. Ron Paul. I have been your loyal supporter since 2007. I will vote no one but Dr. Ron Paul. However, I am rating Peirs Morgan's conduct of interview with Dr. Ron Paul as zero (0) being very tactless. PM keeps on interrupting Dr. Paul. Piers Morgan keeps on asking questions but he does not allow himself to listen to Dr. Paul's answers and explanations. I don't need to listen to your questions, hence I changed my station to ROKU and listen to soothing music. I educate myself by reading all the books of Dr. Paul and other related materials.

    February 4, 2012 at 2:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Hollie

      I couldn't agree with you more Gloria! I was so looking forward to this interview thinking it would be fair and informative, boy was I wrong. I was completely disgusted with Piers inability to shut up and let Ron Paul answer any question posed to him. I used to be a fan of the show but after 10 minutes of listening to Piers talk over and cut off Dr. Paul I've had enough, he's just another talk show host who likes the sound of his own voice far too much.

      February 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  136. Mitra

    Dr. Ron Paul,
    Thank you for stressing non violent move against Iranian Nuclear issues. It is obvious that Iran does not have the capability , nor wants to attack Israel. This preemptive strategy is what Bush created to invade countries and being funded by right wing Jewish lobbyist, the most dangerous group for American safety. We chose Obama for his peaceful approach in the last election, but feel betrayed by his actions, we feel he continues the same non constructive path as Bush. For all these few reasons, we hope you go forward in this elections and so we could have somebody in the white house who speaks of peace, kindness and the facts. You are my, and lots of my friends and colleagues pick. Good luck.

    February 6, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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