by Chris Campbell
Laissez Faire Books
“Earlier this year,” Ron Paul said in 1997, speaking on the House floor, “another member severely criticized me on the House floor for declaring on C-SPAN that, indeed, many Americans justifiably feared their own government.
“This fear has come from the Police State mentality which prompted Ruby Ridge, WACO, and many other episodes of an errant federal government.
“Under the Constitution,” Paul goes on, “there was never meant to be a federal police force.
“Even an FBI, limited only to investigations, was not accepted until this century.