..

Ron Paul Defends WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

Written by:
Jagajeet Chiba
Published on:
Dec/03/2010
Ron Paul WikiLeaks

Republican Congressman and one-time Presidential candidate Ron Paul of Texas defended WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on the Fox Business channel Thursday.

"In a free society we're supposed to know the truth," Paul said. "In a society where truth becomes treason, then we're in big trouble. And now, people who are revealing the truth are getting into trouble for it."

“This whole notion that Assange, who's an Australian, that we want to prosecute him for treason. I mean, aren't they jumping to a wild conclusion?” he added. “This is media, isn't it? I mean, why don't we prosecute The New York Times or anybody that releases this?"

WikiLeaks is an international non-profit media organization that publishes submissions of otherwise unavailable documents from anonymous news sources and leaks.

Assange came under fire this week for releasing a series of United States diplomatic cables.  While some considered a number of the releases embarrassing, others suggested the WikiLeaks site had placed US national security at risk.    

Some in Congress have gone as far as to suggest Assange is a terrorist (i.e. Peter King of New York)

Paul has long been a strong opponent of personal freedoms including one’s right to gamble on the Internet.  He co-sponsored a bill with Democrat Barney Frank to legalize and regulate online gambling. 

- Jagajeet Chiba, Gambling911.com

Politics News

Will Can I Bet on Liz Cheney Getting Ousted From Committee?

Where Can I Bet on Liz Cheney Getting Ousted From Committee?

Liz Cheney is coming under fire from her own party as her clash with the former US President Donald Trump shows little sign of subsiding. 

Bet On Rudy Giuliani Getting Indicted

Bet On Rudy Giuliani Getting Indicted

Oddsmakers have the former New York Mayor not getting indicted, but it's a close call.

Bet on Biden's First Presidential Address - Odds, Props

Look for some of the usual props that include the OVER/UNDER number of times Biden mentions Covid, former US President Donald Trump, police reform and a few other hot button topics.

Bet on DC Becoming a US State: Odds Heavy on the 'No'

Bet on DC Becoming a US State

DC statehood has been approved by the House but the initiative faces more obstacles in a Senate that will require 60 votes.

Bet on Caitlyn Jenner as Next California Governor

Caitlyn Jenner Throws Towel Into CA Governor Race - Latest Odds

Former reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner had been considering a serious run for California Governor in the Recall Election, and on Friday she made it official. 

Syndicate