Ron Paul Reacts to Gov't Spying on Americans: What Did You Expect?
6/7/13 - Former Texas Congressman Ron Paul, a longtime proponent of civil liberties, said Thursday that government surveillance programs are the inevitable result of a people who have let their guard down. "I guess I wish I could be shocked," Paul said during a Thursday interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, "but I'm not surprised." "It's a horrible, horrible situation," he added. "You got to watch the power of government. Power in government is almost always abused and this is abuse. "
"Our economy doesn't work, foreign policy is in shambles, and now we have no privacy because people say they want to be safe. Governments cannot make us safe,"