More Chaos: House Iran War Vote, Coronavirus Stimulus, Euro Travel Ban!
Thank you for tuning in to the Liberty report with me. Today is Daniel McCallum our co host Daniel. Good to see. How are you this morning? Dr Paul Good but the world's a mess worse than ever and there's a lot of panicking going on there. Panico CORONA virus and I can understand the degree of that but sometimes I think there's a little hype in their overdone but there's also a panic in the financial markets because they were already deserving of a panic because of the mischief. That's been going on for so many years. So that's not a surprise but then we had our president speak To his last night and it didn't go over very well. Things got worse during the night and the markets are in it might be. It's not like saying trump's fall. He gave it bad speed but has a mess that he he he contributed to. And it's been around. There's no easy answer to it and you. A little hype doesn't work anymore. I think it tells us about. Did this little pamphlet not too long ago. The bound bankruptcy yeah to me. It's actually what in bankruptcy everything's goes. Hey Hey you're so his speech in work so well but one thing that caught my attention as well as many others in it is nobody can leave Europe and come to America and we already just got notice that we have relative grandchild relative type. It's stranded in Europe. And do they have a way of getting home? They have no idea along. No beat it or what they can do but can you? That's just one just one so you know even if we can avoid immediate crisis of some of these problems You know once they start interfering with travel that is a big deal and I think that contributed law but a lot of this would happen. You know you can't say and they would like to say that the markets had crashed because the virus the virus. Did I happen to believe that? I think it may be has ignited made it. Worsen the overreaction. All these things come together but believe me enough. Austrian economists in the past have predicted. You know the calamity that we were facing with the Federal Reserve policy of especially in the past ten years since the last crash which was never corrected. And we've been living with that but there was something interesting going on on the House floor yesterday and we can even get a little bit of positive out that once again other vote on raining in the president's war powers of course the president has spoken Against All these wars and how stupid war was in Iraq. But he's arguing his case in his neo con Employees are arguing the case that they don't want any restrictions but the house did get get a vote and which is about two third this year and his done his. The bill they were working on this day is is similar to the one in the Senate but they They they now will have to have to deal with this but the vote was good. The American people I think are with. They wouldn't be voting this way. The one thing is for sure. Now you can see here is on these recent votes. The war party are the Republicans. And we want to draw attention a little bit about McCall's statement on this because he has a important Position but this is This is something that is a very important issue. That's what we talk about mostly But in combination but The the The also had a vote on On solomonic and they had had a boat of removing the authority of US military power. The one that was passed in two thousand two which was one that started the Afghan war so There's there's positives thing. Their sentiments are changing. But right now I. I think we're in a in a phase where it's pretty hard to get anybody in charge even in the media totally confused on what's coming out because they don't start with basic correct principle and they're trying to deal with the massive complications and the conflicts of what has happened into a system that we have talked here and predicted that it would be a calamity with the foreign policy as well as monetary policy and right now It's not gonNA go away quickly. Yeah it is and the other thing in fact Is Today this is. This is reminds us of how things happened in the past now all of a sudden we have to corona virus stimulus. You know and the bill does happen to magically written out there and it just reminds me of Rahm Emanuel never let a good crisis go to waste because they're gonNA voting on Corona virus stimulants today. He's got a lot of language about you've got to feed the kids. Looks like looking into the money. That's in there. It looks like about a half a billion dollars for the wick program and another almost half a billion dollars for the commodities assistance program They're going to vote on today and that'll be the stimulus. Yeah but what about did we just do? An eight billion dollar one last week and he sat up. This is gonNA. This is going to solve the problem. Of course yeah. Yeah yeah absolutely so I was going to. I wanted to ask you about the the president's speech to see what you thought about because my first reaction was what. Where's the presidential authority? Come from to say hey. You can't travel from Europe to the US anymore you know. What does it derived from? Why would you ask such a question? You've been asking that question question for. They haven't been doing it for a long time. Which of course your point you know. How can they assume this? So but how did? How did we get involved in the wars? Do they come and do it in a constitutional fashion? So now there's a war against the virus and they think that Take away the liberties of the individuals make their own decisions at the same time. Spend more money and deal with it. Only with spending more money in his the sustaining of the acceptance of the dollar as a currency. There's GONNA bail out the world. It still exists because the rationale is You know into treasury bills and yet they're still not enough to go. Round and the printing hundred ninety five billion a day and putting it into the Repo Market. Just to keep things alive though. It's is in many ways. The liquidity is huge. But there's never enough liquidity in the right places feeling that this euro travel ban was not thought through very well. If it's exactly what they're doing because you know I I mean think about the repercussions of a gentleman. Know is Is IS IN A. He's a professional musician. And they rely on their tours. I mean that that's their livelihood. He says he's got some dates booked in Europe. They don't know what to think he says I got. I got kids to feed you know and it's so. Does that mean these are all canceled? Its I think. This is the result of the media. Hyping it and then once they get the people so hyped up the media reports on the people being hyped up. This is not an absolute because there are times when government sort of sort things out and maybe help people avoid risks but this whole principle is based on the fact that people don't take any risk anymore they have to have safety nets. We have to have an empire to protect against people coming here hurting us. Everything is avoiding risk. And I think that's what you're talking about is that everybody has to depend on something. And the avoid risk. It's depending on the government you know And and and they think that that is going to solve the problem. Which doesn't it usually makes it wrong when you think. How did we get into this mess? I mean how will us You know continuing to have the same foreign policy when asked what we got into. They start a war there. There are seven thousand Americans killed. In that war there is a lot of contractors killed and hundreds of thousands of other and then we go to this resolution and we have McCall who's the ranking member on the Foreign Affairs Committee House Foreign Affairs Committee? And they had this. I think significant vote. He lost Because he was His his best buddy on this angle and angle who happens to be the chairman of the committee so they are buddies and this is part of that bipartisanship tasks that but you know I also mentioned to you. I thought now if if Obama were still in charge it would just be reversed. Obama would be taken the position of the Republicans and the Republicans would be yelling and screaming. So all of that arguing back and forth is just fanfare but McCall handed unusually long statement on the floor and he had a lot of feeling and emphasis on this. How horrible it is. And and he's just you know he. He just thinks if somebody wants to put the assassination of Salamone into proper perspective that some type of an evil doer and He he He he really comes down. Hard matter of fact he doesn't even he doesn't even want to anybody to have the leisurely he or the ability to use the word. Assassination non assassination. We're killing a killer and just actually people. The majority of people are with them. The Democrats are with them. Republicans are with them and that That goes on the So it's it's a real shame on this on this authority that You can't reign in this is this is a follow up of trying to rein in presidential powers from from the Vietnam War the war powers resolution. Which is a mixed bag because it was written and now they're they're trying to but this was these resolutions that have been passed in the last six months or so have always been. You can't go to war with Iran without congressional approval. Don't you think that's been the most important thrust? Yeah absolutely? And the thing is McCall representative. Call as we know he's he's not immune fellow he's he's a decent personnel but sadly I mean he's the poster child for why we need a non-intervention scorn because if you watch the speech if you read the speech literally everything he says is wrong. Objectively provable wrong. And but this is. One is sort of a sneaky deception. That's not. He's not the only one guilty of this but he certainly repeated in his speech. He said arguing against the war powers resolution to restrict the president's ability to go to war with Iran without authorization. He said this will be the fifth time that this Congress is considering a resolution to withdraw. Us from wars. We're not fighting three on Iran and two on Yemen but this is a trick because Congress refuses to declare war. They refused to debate war. They refuse to call it a war. So when the president moves troops over and sends bombs over and sends bombs to the Saudis to bomb the Yemenis. When he does all of these things will be can't call it a war because Congress didn't call it a war so kangaroo. Congress can't call off the war because they never called it to begin with you named all the important things except I'd add one thing and that is sanctions. Yeah sanctions are not part of a war. So they say but sanctions are vicious. You can connect the sanctions even with a disaster that is being described the corona virus and one of the hot spots in the world where there's more Sickness from the virus is in Iran. They've made the point. We you know we. We can't get the medications remember. How many children died in Iraq when we were bombing and put sanctions on for ten years? Ministration admitted that probably five hundred thousand kids with our position there and now we continue with this This policy being Iran you know is not allowed and then they say well we're not at war with them and all we have to do is just re vision that map. They're totally surrounded. They're intimidated. Their funds are frozen. They can't get a you know medications for their kids. And then we're not at war with them so it's it's just a Lotta trading words you know And trying to save the people into thinking that that that Sulejmani if we describe him as the most evil man there existed and we certainly can't describe has the most Gentlemen in history but he. I see people like this. I see the Taleban like this is people who are defending their homeland. You know the the Taliban. I think there was an article this week. That gave them a lot of credit for really being able to get rid of al-Qaeda thought al-Qaeda was our enemy and so it goes on. But we've been on the wrong side and of course it all boils down to our position on foreign policy. Would what do we have these troops over there for you know? And then why do we get involved in the Facination OF SOMEBODY. That is involved in trying to sort this out and as long as we have that policy is going to continue and also he. He said that we're would do this. Because we want to start stop word but recently since the slalom example it's been a boost is more killing more. Americans are dying on this and they don't even mention whether or any contractors done but there's been two recent episodes where American soldiers have been killed in Iraq. Yeah Yeah you know. Everything that he said was wrong. Here's one of the things that McCall said. Sulejmani was the is was the mastermind of terror in the Middle East for two decades. My question is why did he was partner with him not once but several times most recently under the trump administration where you military officials were photographs next to Sola money because he was the architect of the fight against Isis in Syria so if he is the mastermind of terror. Then why is he our ally during that It also you know. Terrorists are non-state actors essentially and he was an officer in the Iranian military. But the other thing he said that's important because this is repeated over and over. He has the blood of six hundred Americans on his hands. And that's been used to justify the killing but the fact of the matter is what he's doing is is taking all. The Americans killed by roadside bombs in Iraq and blaming it on Sola money which is simply not the case and it's not possible and you know Matthew Hoe and a few others. We know who were stationed there. They said we've saw the ice. They were not imported from Iran. They were homemade. They were primitive homemade Iraqi bombs fighting what they viewed as the American invaders into their homeland. And this doesn't justify killing Americans. We don't think we don't glorify it but don't blame solar money and the people who viewed Americans as your as invaders blend the neo cons. Who lied us into war enforced our troops to be invading a country where they didn't belong in. Set him up to be killed like this. That's really the blame so this is sort of a follow up from yesterday when we said there was a war going on between trump and pay off. Some days You know Pompeii OH looks like he's GonNa be the total victor but he probably has more more people in important places like in the media and other places that is on his side and And the president but anyway that just causes frustration because the President has a position which I think is personal but it doesn't reflect his policy and that's where the real problem is i. I like the his policies when he was a he was a candidate he was he was pretty adamant and and he he became the peace candidate. No one wasn't. Hillary wasn't a piece candidate so they were very satisfied with trump on on the foreign policy. Exactly I can't let a couple more. Mcfaul McCall `ISMs pass. Because he said well so the morning was going to Tehran to plan future attacks. That was dropped by the White House and the State Department almost immediately. When it's you know he's while he was in. We had to do this because they even in Espera that Secretary of Defense I hadn't seen any intelligence that said that so not even the White House claiming this anymore trump just said well he was a bad guy killed him. So what but still mcphee. Mccoll is still doing it but the other thing that really got me. Is that one of the bill of particulars against Sola money. According to McCall is it Sulejmani is the one who convinced Russia to fight for Assad. Well yeah against to Isis and al Qaeda right. So that's a bad thing. And he said tens of thousands of innocent people are dead today victims of a war crimes because of Sola money. No they're dead because the US government and its allies came up with the boneheaded idea of arming terrorists to overthrow Assad. That's what started it. He wasn't killing people before this happened. He wasn't killing people before al Qaeda was given all the weapons to overthrow him by the US Turkey Other allies in the region. So again it's just hard. I mean everything is just so wrong with woody so it's been an endless fight for our side because they have a Political and they have a monetary need to have an enemy and Isis. The enemy and terrorism has been the fall guy. And all they have to do whether it's domestic or four now is they use that word in automatically paints them you can be domestic. Individual got closer garnered phones like terrorists terrorists and terrorism. You don't have to wait till you try it and find out if they're really a terrorist is just labeled if they're labeled and it's out there than than they have to go and get rid of them so it's it's a policy is totally out of control and when you put it together with the Inbred financial calamity that we're facing you know with our spending and our Federal Reserve Mechanisms. Then also when you have this type of foreign policy and then along comes a virus and and we've talked about that quite a bit already. Why why do people you know use that to? I mean it's a political thing that they use it for suspending. Do do they think that the more money they spend the more likely is that virus is going to go away and they don't spend how much money they spend on influenza killing thirty forty thousand Americans a year some years so people die from this but No there's I think eighteen hundred or something as serious of course it is but So there's a lot of other ways people die in this country and and They they don't serve the Benefits of those. Who would like to take over this idea of power? I think a strong motivation for what's going on whether whether we're in a foreign policy or the monetary system or dealing with a corona virus our power because they think that people are incapable of sorting out risk and You and I should have the right to take a risk and go places where we want as long as the people that we go to see and visit accept our presence you know it all back to private property and both sides agreeing to it and you weren't run by a totally monopolistic authoritarian central government. They could be one eighty. You know on how to how people can do that. You know I I know some people maybe in this room. Who Do homeschooling had to worry about that? Virus comes along. We'll we'll give them their medication but we don't have to expose them to Everything the government wants to do but they people quite quite frankly. Don't accept that or believe it because we've been conditioned because that's why we have a free country. Has We have free education yet. We have people running for the present sound. They want to really make it for and and whether it's college everything everything is for free. No risk no work just print the money and everything is going to be okay. It's the end of the line. It's it's quickly fading away and they better start talking about the kind of system that we want rather than just trying to grab a political advantage for today tomorrow and the next day they better start thinking. Well maybe there's a better way to handle infectious. Disease it maybe. A better way to handle the monetary system and of course. There's a better way to manage our foreign policy. You know when you're saying there's a lot of ways people die. I was thinking all of these people. Panicking over corona virus are driving the big carts to the store full with Soda Soda. Pop you know carts full in how many people are dying of diabetes. There's the irony there. I would just close Dr Paul. By saying you know. Represented McCall is not a bad guy necessarily but he really is the best example of why we should not intervene overseas because the people who are doing the intervening have absolutely no idea what they're talking about. That's the bottom line of why we shouldn't get involved very good. And I certainly agree with you. That separating the personalities with our policies is a job that we face and he's had a policy That's Mike Mccall and Like Daniel says he's easygoing. Matter of fact he came to one of our meetings. One Time Danny you if you remember it. I was hoping maybe he's coming with it and he's not going to do any yelling and screaming his his speech on the House floor yesterday caught our attention. Because when you read it. Sounds like yelling and screaming a bunch of idiots if you don't agree with me on a personal basis that he's not like that but unfortunately he's accepting the very policies and everything and he pretends that will happen if we don't do this and give the power to the president is absolutely what happens when we have a president executive branch of government that goes to war at will and will not accept any restraint. That one big trouble is this whole war powers resolution and restraining. The president want once it's accepted It's hard to put it back in the bag you know because the They rejected the whole notion that we don't need to constitutional restraints and that's why we have a war power resolution to counteract the illegal wars of Korean Vietnam. And and this is. This is the an attempt to correct a mistake by make by doing the same thing over and over again but anyway I'm still a believer that there's enough people especially like yesterday. The People in Congress responded to what the American people's position was on restraining the president. Yeah they weren't all honorable. Some of them did it because they just hate the president if her other reasons but they would not do this. If they didn't know that the American people are sick and tired of these wars and sick and tired of all this nonsense and I think they're going to be sick and tired of the restraints placed on them in their travels from Europe to America and When they were passing the patriot. Act A couple of days after nine eleven People were frightened and scared to death. And where You know very excited about being made safe again but guess guess who suffered the consequences of the American people the page you. That has nothing to do with making us safer. It has a lot to do with giving an excuse to the authoritarians to undermine our personal liberties and that's free. Country is all about protecting civil liberties protecting the liberty of individual protecting those who refuse to hurt other people and live with other people and a comedy even if they disagree with the way they live and what kind of a lifestyle they have and that would go a long way to make an world more peaceful and more secure in that is to take the pledge that we as a nation should never initiate aggression and quite frankly regardless of the speeches in Washington We we are most of the time. The aggressors and you say no. Salom is the aggressor. Now that is not the case. We have to go six seven thousand miles and deliver Bob One. This time around. They said well we had to retaliate. They down one of our drowns over Iran. That's why we have to go after solemn and they'll make up stores so because because around shot down a drone that we were flying over their territory therefore we have to go to war with them. Oh No we don't go to war with them we're just GONNA punish them a little bit and teach them a lesson so take get rid of their leaders. We know about that never working but I do want to sincerely. Thank you for tuning in to the Liberty Report and the support we get from you and please come back soon.