Nutty Ron Paul: Boston Lockdown Was ‘Paramilitary Troops Terrorizing the Public’

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 at 7:49 am

People actually still listen to this crackpot? In case he wasn’t paying attention there was a manhunt for a terrorist and it wouldn’t have been a good idea to try to find the maniac while the general public was going about their business.

Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said Monday that the police response to the Boston Marathon bombing “should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself.”

The former Republican presidential candidate, writing for a libertarian website, said the reaction to the twin blasts — which killed three and wounded more than 200 more — was like a “military coup in a far off banana republic.”

“The Boston bombing provided the opportunity for the government to turn what should have been a police investigation into a military-style occupation of an American city,” Paul said.

Is he back on the bath salts? Dude, get a grip.

“The suspect was not discovered by the paramilitary troops terrorizing the public,” Paul said. “He was discovered by a private citizen, who then placed a call to the police. And he was identified not by government surveillance cameras, but by private citizens who willingly shared their photographs with the police.”

While it’s true Tsarnaev was discovered a block outside the perimeter by a citizen, who was it who apprehended him? Oh, right, those “paramilitary troops” who were “terrorizing” the public. Got it, Ron.

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36 Responses to “Nutty Ron Paul: Boston Lockdown Was ‘Paramilitary Troops Terrorizing the Public’”

  1. Blue Hen on 30/30/13 at 9:07 am

    he still has a point about the manhunt. these ‘troops’ were seen pointing guns at children, and yelling at people. They then searched houses. Perhaps the worst part was the claim that these were “voluntary”. Would you have attempted to deny them entry?

    And, it didn’t work. This jerk wasn’t caught until people were “allowed” to come back out and then the boat owner noticed something wrong.

    Yes, they were the ones that grabbed him. But they might as well have been at the doughnut shop when the call came in instead of screaming at families.

  2. Max Manus on 30/30/13 at 10:25 am

    Sounds more like somebody needs some emotional validation for not giving a crap when the Gestapo is let loose in all its glory in Boston. Sometimes even a nut may have a point… but by all means point at crazy Uncle Ron and laugh. Jawohl! Warrantless searches by masked armed men who pour out of armored troop carriers? It’s for your safety! It’s for your safety!

  3. Gob on 30/30/13 at 10:34 am

    The cops I saw on video didn’t look like they were protecting anyone, or defending the constitution. Marching one family out of their house at gunpoint and telling the other neighbors to “quit looking out the window!” looked more to me like an invasion.

  4. Stacy M. on 30/30/13 at 10:44 am

    I am not a Paulie by any means but completely shutting down a city and having heavily armed troops going door to door, demanding the ability to search homes seems to me to violate the 4th amendment to the Constitution and gives enemies of liberty exactly what they want. I agree with Ben Franklin that “Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither”.

  5. Phelps on 30/30/13 at 11:03 am

    Paul has it on this one. The “official” manhunt was a complete and total failure. They lost him in the chase and then failed to make a big enough perimeter. Then, when they finally “allowed” the militia (which is all of us) to help, he was found in minutes.

    As for the capture, what did they do? Oh, yeah, they panic fired over 40 rounds at an unarmed, wounded man. We do manhunts all over the country for dangerous criminals, but we don’t do it by shutting down entire cities and then shooting the place up like a bunch of yahoos.

  6. SD3 on 30/30/13 at 11:24 am

    Eating your own, JWF. I see Mitt Romney voter Ace linked to this, as well. Ron Paul has more balls than all you fraud conservatives put together.

    Back to the ladies’ tee, JWF. You earned it.

  7. Snake Oil Baron on 30/30/13 at 11:45 am

    You can legitimately claim the various LE made mistakes and overstepped their authority but claiming they were on a bullying spree because people weren’t allowed to live their lives perfectly normally during a manhunt is weak.

    SD3 I take it if you think so poorly of Mitt voters you voted for Obama? Or you stayed home with your cranky pants on for Election Day because your man crush was not taken seriously?

  8. marcus t. cicero on 30/30/13 at 11:53 am

    Are you pro or anti RP? Is this a ‘fake’ rant?
    My cousins that live in Boston told me that the city looked like a ghost town, full of men/women dressed in military gear and weapons including mechanized armor. A lot of people were scared not of the terrorist but from the police,etc . Safe was not a popular word, more like WTF is all this for to hunt 2 guys. Freedom for safety is not logical.

  9. Blue Hen on 30/30/13 at 11:54 am

    “people weren’t allowed to live their lives perfectly normally during a manhunt is weak”

    Waving guns in the faces of kids and screaming at them is now “not perfectly normal”?

    And failing at the main object of the exercise? That’s like the old joke at NASA about a rocket blowing up on the pad being referred to as a “hard start”.

    I rather doubt that this would have even been considered had he run into a mosque. But since he tried to hole up in a residential area with the peasants, well then that’s just ducky.

  10. Charlie on 30/30/13 at 12:07 pm

    The Boston pd, assorted paramilitary and military response was WAY over the line of public safety.

    People are not allowed to look out the windows? And when they do an automatic weapon is pointed at them by a fully militirized fool in a military vehicle??

    What’s next, random highway searches…….oh, never mind.

  11. Shoot Me on 30/30/13 at 12:18 pm

    Leave it to Ron Paul to sell libertarianism by telling us how normal terrorism should be.

  12. SD3 on 30/30/13 at 12:29 pm

    Snake, I think poorly of people who fold like lawn chairs the instant it’s time to stand up something. No doubt you & Ace will spend the rest of your lives whining about “compromise” at the expense of everything you claim to have ever cared about.

  13. Edward on 30/30/13 at 12:34 pm

    JWF, standing against Ron Paul, even if it means standing up for authoritarian Gestapo tactics perpetrated by American law enforcement.

    Your momma must be quite proud…

  14. Ghost on 30/30/13 at 12:50 pm

    When exactly did JWF go from “conservative blog” to “state-worshipping-boot-licking-wipe-our-asses-with-the-constitution-progressive blog”?

    No one is asking you to like Ron Paul, but your hatred for him has you instead thanking the state for dismantling the bill of rights. Either big government is good, or it isn’t. And if it isn’t, what exactly is it you don’t like about Obama?

  15. SD3 on 30/30/13 at 12:58 pm

    “When exactly did JWF go from “conservative blog” to “state-worshipping-boot-licking-wipe-our-asses-with-the-constitution-progressive blog”?”

    He thought this would be a tangential swipe against the Obama administration & Eric Holder. Anything for a “win”, right?

  16. Shoot Me on 30/30/13 at 1:15 pm

    It wasn’t even Ace who made the link.

    I just can’t get enough of the geniuses who insist that their ideas are perfect and that its only the moderates on their side who are stopping them. It’s never the fact that their naked ideas could freak the public out. It’s never the fact that their ideas are argued stupidly. It’s not even the red flags risen over their fearless leader. Nope, it’s the damn establishment squishies conspiring to hold them back.

    Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!

  17. © Sponge on 30/30/13 at 1:31 pm

    Seems to me like Ole’ Ron Paul has been sharing his hooka stash with another aging buffoon, John McCain.

  18. skh.pcola on 30/30/13 at 2:07 pm

    I see the Rontardians are all aglow with the righteous indignation that fires up their teeny retard brain stems when anybody denigrates their cult idol, LuapNor. Doktor Paultard isn’t a conservative, morons. He’s a neo-leftist piece of filth. He’s also a liar who loaded up bills with pork-barrel spending, although he railed against it. But hey, being an anti-American, crackpot jackass is part and parcel of earning the admiration of a bunch of ephtards that fancy themselves smarter than everybody else.

    Other than that, the police overstepped their authority in Boston and the general militarization of police departments is troubling and should be reversed. Further, the people in charge in Boston that allowed the police to infringe upon the 4th and 5th Amendment rights of the people should be brought up on charges of derelection of duty and betrayal of the public trust (whatever the pertinent charges might be. IANAL).

  19. Frankenstein Government on 30/30/13 at 3:43 pm

    I think Paul was a lot closer to right than you want to believe. Crackpot? Always love those who claim they own the higher ground while pointing out “crackpots” to the hoi polloi.

  20. Sua Sponte on 30/30/13 at 4:24 pm

    Yes, anytime anything bad happens just let it run its course, no need for LE involvement. The nerve of LE asking residents if they could search areas, can you believe it, they asked? You could really tell the local populace was really upset, there they were on the streets waving flags and celebrating but that was just another covered operation perpetrated by the “paramilitary troops” AKA the police to make it look as though the people were happy that a terrorist was caught. I mean when a terrorist or someone that poses a danger to the community is on the loose, well there you go, LE thinks it’s their job to track them down and lock them up. What nerve. Pancakes.

  21. Blue Hen on 30/30/13 at 7:19 pm

    The nerve of LE asking residents if they could search areas, can you believe it, they asked?

    Hey stupid; if a bunch of guys point guns at you and your family, and “asks” if they can search your house without a warrant, then they’re not really asking. They’re coercing you AND they’re pretending that it’s voluntary. So they’re lying as well.

    Alternate line: we’re conducting a manhunt for a terrorist and we WILL search this house.
    This would have been honest. But I kinda doubt that any government lawyer or politician would have been happy.

    If a guy holds a woman at gun point and “asks” for sex, most people take a dim view of that. Go figure.

  22. Sua Sponte on 1/01/13 at 9:16 am

    Hey Stupid?….Very nice…Looks as though you are highly trained in the mystical art of E.T.A.D.I.K.

  23. Blue Hen on 1/01/13 at 10:58 am

    And you have an advanced degree in ignoring what you don’t want to hear.

    Whine about being called stupid. It doesn’t change the line of garbage that you tried to peddle.

  24. Ghost on 1/01/13 at 11:45 am

    But blue, they asked!! Pretty please with cherries on top! We don’t need rights during an emergency, you anti-American neoleftist!

    “Get your f**king hands up! Move!” – the new “asking.”

  25. Blue Hen on 1/01/13 at 1:45 pm

    I didn’t see any tin foil in those clips. Just people waving guns in the faces of families.

    But you’d rather hide behind yet another diversion.

  26. Sua Sponte on 1/01/13 at 1:50 pm

    It’s no wonder people think your circle is bat-guano crazy. There’s a conspiracy and armageddon behind every bush!…Your preception and reality are usually two totally distinct different items…

  27. Blue Hen on 1/01/13 at 2:08 pm

    Do try to keep your temper. Just because you can’t convince people that waving guns in the faces of kids is a wonderful thing doesn’t mean that you should get all butthurt.

    As for the fantasizing about conspiracies and armageddon, it’d be nice if you could cite an example from the comments above. But you’ll probably just spew a few more lies. It’d be far easier.

  28. LakePir8 on 1/01/13 at 2:15 pm

    I guess RP just has to say he doesn’t like obaama and JWF will instantly become an obamatard.

    The tools of tyrany know no party.

  29. JWFoolish on 1/01/13 at 4:19 pm

    No RP supporter here at all, but he’s spot on with this, I liked this site once upon a time.

  30. Ghost on 1/01/13 at 6:33 pm

    “Your preception and reality are usually two totally distinct different items…”

    Coming from someone who thinks that the cops “asked” to search, this is f**king rich.

  31. westie on 2/02/13 at 9:45 am

    Those big brave Bostonians just meekly asked for some Big Gov bullies in their neighborhoods? JWF, looking like the typical Trotsky tool of the Collectivist Right, I just remembered why I rarely visit here!

  32. chokeu2 on 4/04/13 at 8:45 am

    NOT a fan of Paul at all. But he is absolutely correct here. This was a gross violation of the 4th amendment; and what makes it worse is that it was all for nothing. A private citizen found the guy.

    Worse still is the cover up thats going on right after we’ve learned that the friggin Saudi government gave a heads up in writing! So the people went full sheeple and stood by as the government did a police state trial run. People should never go full sheeple.

  33. Smarty on 7/07/13 at 8:28 am

    Every once in a while Ron Paul is right. The City of Boston, State of Mass, and federal government systematically violated people’s 4th Amendment rights, showing off the power of the bungling police state. When there is a manhunt, it should be all-hands, not “go hide until we frisk you and search your house, then hide again”. If they can do this while searching for one person, if they can do this after a hurricane to disarm people (Katrina), then they can do this for every “emergency”, real or not. It is a dangerous precident, and public acquiescence to it is an enabler of tyranny to come.