Ron Paul stumps in Kansas City, urges a more "free society"

Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul told a Kansas City audience ( of some 1500 ) the nation is sliding into what he called a “fascist system.”

By Dan Verbeck (Kansas City, Mo.)

Paul said the nation has been diluting individual freedoms for nearly a hundred years and the people duped themselves into letting it happen.  He called the nation’s economic decline, everyone’s fault, allowing corrupt institutions to begin leading the country into fascism.

“Where there’s a combination of government and big business and authoritarian rule and the suppression of the individual rights of each and every American citizen.  That is what we have to reverse and get the people to agree with us,” Paul said.

Paul led a chant to “End the Fed,” attacking  the nation’s banking system.  He said when central banks control the money, they always abuse it.  He only once alluded to the other GOP  presidential hopefuls, saying none of the current or former field had called for an adequate budget cut.   He spoke at  Union Station, only a few hundred feet from the hotel where Missouri Republicans were holding their annual Lincoln Day events. Paul made no mention of it in his speech.