Ron Paul: Border Fence Could Be Used To “Keep Us In”
Congressman warns militarized border policies could be turned inwards during economic turmoil
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Having made similar comments to the Alex Jones Show last week, Presidential candidate Ron Paul warned last night during the Republican debate in California that constructing a border fence could be used to keep Americans in rather than illegal aliens out in times of economic turmoil.
While Paul vehemently expressed his opposition to welfare and free health care for illegal immigrants, the Texas Congressman cautioned that erecting barbed wire fences and patrolling them with armed troops could eventually be used not to keep illegals out, but to keep Americans in during a period of civil unrest.
Saying he didn’t believe “that’s what America’s all about,” Paul warned that such measures could be used against U.S. citizens.
“Every time you think about this toughness on the border and ID cards and REAL IDs, think it’s a penalty against the American people too. I think this fence business is designed and may well be used against us and keep us in,” said Paul, adding, “In economic turmoil, the people want to leave with their capital and there’s capital controls and there’s people controls. Every time you think about the fence, think about the fences being used against us, keeping us in.”
The comments echo similar statements made recently by the Congressman, including at an at Iowa State University event, during which he told Infowars correspondent Robert Wanek that the federal government was preparing for civil unrest and martial law in the United States.