First, he started with the UN and his decades old theory that they want to take your property (from Talking Points Memo).
If you want to use your property, you have to get a lot of permits. If you’re in the development business, from the low-level all the way to the top, you have to get permission from the federal government…I’m fearful because some people would like us to go all the way to the UN and have the UN controlling our lands, too.
Then he warned of violence in the streets.
Freedom has been tested just rather rarely in all of history. In most of history, 90-99 percent of the time, people have had to live under dictatorships. And as our government gets bigger, and violates our civil liberties with laws like the Patriot Act that invade our privacy they become more dictatorial. … We are losing those liberties.
Our system was the greatest and I fear that we’re going to give it up. And as it’s given up, if we don’t deal with these problems, I am afraid that there will be more violence. People will get angry because they’re not going to get what they believe they have a right to. So if you’ve been providing for something else that other people are providing they get angry.
We already see this in Europe, we already see some of it in our own streets where people get angry and upset, where people get angry and upset and if we don’t understand these issues to change the policy it’s going to get a lot worse and then there will be chaos and people will be even more willing to give up their liberties.
And there is where Ron Paul shows his real disconnect from the 99%. He seems to be alluding to the non-violent Occupy movement, and yes, the Patriot Act is a real travesty, but liberty goes far beyond the narrow libertarian definition. When you own no property, property rights become moot. The Occupy movement recognizes that the Declaration of Independence recognized that people had the inalienable right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Paul, and libertarians focus on their definition of liberty to the exclusion of life and the pursuit of happiness. The Occupy movement and the European protesters are protesting against the Ron Paul ideology…that which allows the 1% to have greater liberty than the 99%. That which says that it’s acceptable for a hardworking person to die of a treatable illness, simply because treatment is out of their price range. That which says that banks can take our homes. That which says that employers and property owners should be allowed to discriminate. That which says that those born to money are more valuable to society than those who work hard just to scrape by. That which says that education should only be available to the wealthy. That which says that life and the pursuit of happiness are only available to those who can afford it.