Ron Paul, interviewed by Alex Jones, 12/18/08; transcribed by Jeff Fenske (proofing and adding to quotes from article linked below)
“Governments that want to take over, and undermine our liberties and have more power always use the fear factor. They did this leading up to the war in Iraq…. They do it on foreign policy, now they’re doing it on economic, monetary, and financial problems.”
“They do that all the time, that’s their technique, is always to build a tremendous fear in the hearts of the people. … Terrorize the people and say that ‘we are your saviors and we’re the only ones that can take care of you’.”
“The dilemma that we have is that we’re scared too. There should be a lot of fear. It’s knowing the truth that counts. They use the weapon of fear dishonestly. But in many ways, we have to talk about the dangers too.
“I think everybody knows we’re in a crisis now and they have now gotten to the point where they don’t trust the government, which is healthy. A lot of people are begging and pleading and they’re lining up. But the average guy outside of Washington, especially so many of the young people are realizing that this has all been a hoax and this is the time to really expose the hoax.”
“We have a real opportunity to direct attention to the real culprit and that is those who control the monetary system. Those who counterfeit our money and cause the financial bubbles and then recessions, and now are working real hard on a depression.”