Five Minutes Five Issues: Trump Intervention, Will Grigg, Border Searches, World Policeman, Symposium

A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues posted on Saturday. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud.

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Ron Paul Warns of Dangers in America from Accelerated Middle East Intervention

Ron Paul, in a new interview with host Anand Naidoo at CGTN, discussed what Paul calls the “accelerated” and “dangerous” United States military actions in the Middle East. Pointing to the fact that there was no Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria until the US began intervening there in support of the ouster of the Syria government, Paul warns “there are a lot of unintended consequences, a lot of blowback” that comes when the US government carelessly intervenes overseas based on a loose “national security” justification.

Paul, who served in the US House of Representatives as a Republican from Texas and is now the chairman of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, further discusses in the interview harm in America that accompanies US military intervention overseas. Included is “detriment to our personal liberties here at home,” such as via increasing disrespect for privacy. Also, Paul warns of “the great burden” financially of foreign intervention. This financial burden, Paul declares, is particularly worrisome considering that, as Paul puts it, “we are insolvent right now.”

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Andrew Napolitano: Police Had ‘No Right’ to Drag Passenger off United Plane

Police had no right to yank a passenger from his seat and drag him off a United Airlines airplane says Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Andrew Napolitano in a new Fox News interview.

Commenting on the much-talked-about incident Sunday at Chicago O’Hare International Airport in which police forcibly removed a passenger from his seat and a commercial flight so space could be made available to shuttle United employees on the flight, Napolitano opines that the passenger had “every right to stay” on the flight for which he had paid. In contrast, says Napolitano, the police behaved improperly in using force to remove the passenger.

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Ron Paul: US Attack on Syria is to Prop Up the Military-Industrial Complex

Interviewed Monday by Kennedy at Fox Business, Ron Paul challenged the contention that the United States government was acting in accord with good intentions in attacking Syria last week. Instead, Paul suggests a big motivation was generating profit for the military-industrial complex. Discussing the reason for the attack, the Ron Paul Institute Chairman and former presidential candidate concludes, “I think the only interest that has been involved here is to prop up the province of the military-industrial complex.”

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Dennis Kucinich Asks, ‘Why Are We Helping ISIS?’

Former presidential candidate and United States House of Representatives Member Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is not buying the Trump administration line on the US missile attack last week in Syria. Interviewed at Fox News, Kucinich both rejects the reason offered for the attack and says the attack will help the Islamic State (ISIS), which President Donald Trump has said it is a high priority for the US to counter.

Kucinich explains in the interview that there is no clear proof presented that the Syria government used chemical weapons in the country — the purported justification for the US missile attack. Kucinich also asks, “Why are we helping ISIS?” The Syria military that the US attacked last week is attempting to defeat ISIS in Syria.

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Five Minutes Five Issues: TSA Marijuana, Susan Rice, Syria Oil, Fantasy Sports, Asset Seizures

A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues is up. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud.

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Ron Paul Sees Susan Rice Revelations as a Big Deal

Are revelations that Susan Rice, as President Barack Obama’s national security advisor, was unmasking names of people related to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and transition in surveilled conversations a big deal? Yes, concludes former United States House of Representatives member and presidential candidate Ron Paul.

In a new interview at Fox Business, Paul predicts that purported Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election “will go on the back burner” as focus intensifies on US surveillance of people associated with Trump. Regarding Rice, Paul says that “it sounds to me like she could be in a lot of trouble.”

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Five Minutes Five Issues: TSA Abuse, Marijuana Sentences, Phone Searches, Canada Marijuana, Natural Rights

A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues posted on Friday. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud.

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Ron Paul: Don’t Increase the US Government’s Flow of Military Weapons to Police

Interviewed Wednesday at Fox Business by host Kennedy, libertarian communicator and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul praised former President Barack Obama for placing some restraints on the United States government transferring military weapons to local police and criticized the potential action by President Donald Trump to resume the full flow of military weapons. Says Paul, “this combination of the federal government and the military providing the weapons for local police, that’s a long way from what the Founders intended or the Constitution says; they’re not supposed to be involved in this.”

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Rep. Walter Jones Challenges Speaker Paul Ryan’s Refusal to Allow Afghanistan War Debate

Interviewed Tuesday at C-SPAN, Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) challenged the continuing refusal of US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to allow the House to debate and vote on the Afghanistan War, the costs of which Jones presents as so far including the spending of over 800 billion dollars, the death of over 2,000 Americans, and the wounding of over 20,000 more.

Jones was a guest on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal program to discuss HR 1666, legislation he introduced in the House of Representatives last week and says in the interview he hopes can lead to a debate on the House floor regarding “whether we should stay in Afghanistan or not stay in Afghanistan.” Jones was joined on the show by Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA), a cosponsor of the legislation.

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