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  • How Liberals and Conservatives use Fear-Mongering to Promote Statism (Southern Avenger)

    09/30/2010 6:37:32 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Campaign for Liberty ^ | 2010-09-29 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    When President Obama announced a new $50 billion stimulus plan Labor Day weekend, conservatives scoffed -- and rightfully so. Who does this guy think he's fooling? After the $700 billion TARP bailout, the auto manufacturer bailout, and an $800 billion stimulus, does this president actually think a measly $50 billion is going to successfully turn around an economy where greater sums have failed? But the president and his party have a ready reply for such naysayers: "Imagine if we did nothing?" This open-ended question will undoubtedly continue to provide cover for stimulus-loving liberals, no matter how often conservatives insist that...
  • Is The Tea Party Movement Another “Great Awakening?”

    09/28/2010 7:39:18 PM PDT · by drdavidberman · 8 replies · 1+ views
    wakeupandsmellthetruth.com ^ | 9/28/2010 | Dr. David M. Berman
    Is The Tea Party Movement Another “Great Awakening?” Dr. David M.Berman The Tea Party movement is truly a powerful force. When this movement is compared to others such as the one under Ross Perot, it is clear that the Tea Party movement is much stronger. Both the Republican and Democrat establishments have been forced to acknowledge that the Tea Party has motivated, empowered, and given voice to Conservatives in this country. Primary election surprises have sent shockwaves and the shakeup continues……so what? Does it really matter in the long run? Some may feel that the goal is to stop Obama...
  • The Liberty & Freedom Foundation to Host Governor Sarah Palin on October 6th in South Florida

    09/28/2010 10:57:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | September 28, 2010
    Event is open to the public The Liberty & Freedom Foundation (LFF) is proud to host former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin on Wednesday October 6th, 2010 at 10:30am. Governor Palin will speak at a public forum in the Waterfront Theatre, located in the American Airlines Arena. The 2008 GOP Vice Presidential candidate will address a variety of critical issues facing our nation today and its impact on South Florida residents. Tickets for the forum are available through www.ticketmaster.com, www.aaarena.com or the American Airlines Arena box office. For those interested in sponsorship opportunities or attending the reception and luncheon, please contact...
  • Democrat Rep. Lincoln Davis Approves of Single-Payer Healthcare

    09/27/2010 8:51:28 AM PDT · by brewferr · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | 9/25/2010 | DemocratLincolnDavis
    Representative Lincoln Davis of Tennessee, described by Democrat Party Chair of Tennessee Chip Forrester as a "key vote" for Barack Obama, is in real trouble in the polls. This video is making the rounds in TN-04 on youtube, showing Lincoln "Houdini" Davis as being in favor of a single-payer healthcare system. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLgpLGh3n5o Davis, a self-proclaimed "blue-dog" democrat, votes one way in Washington and walks a different walk back home in his district. His Houdini act must come to an end. Dr. Scott DesJarlais, of Jasper, TN. is seeking to relieve Davis of his duties. He's a conservative physician that wants...
  • Republicans Should Make Education A Really Big Issue

    09/08/2010 8:01:57 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Sept 8, 2010 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    A NOTE TO THE PARTY BOSSES: Tens of millions of parents have been dragged into the Education Wars, the Reading Wars, the Math Wars, etc. They are profoundly sick of it. They are angry. They want change and improvement. The Republican Party has got to step up and hit this easy pitch. The Tea Party as well. Almost every American has watched Jay Leno go Jaywalking, and probably exclaimed the same words: “These people are voters but they don’t know anything. This isn’t acceptable.” The Republican Party should see the huge political leverage in pushing common-sense reform. Give the people...
  • America's Defeat in Iraq

    09/01/2010 3:21:17 PM PDT · by Zanton · 39 replies
    It was called Operation Iraqi Freedom but it should have been called Operation Iraqi Self-Rule. "Autonomy" and "self-rule" are the political values which largely dominate the US and the world. Certainly more so than "democracy." And almost infinitely more so than "liberty." After over 7 years, $700 billion, and 4000 killed, a fairly-bad, socialist, shariaist dictatorship (headed by Saddam) was replaced by a moderately superior one (headed by Maliki). Was this death-agony of effort worth it? Did this unending exercise in nation-building and self-sacrifice profit us? Consider all the resultant violations of civil liberties at home, and support for friendly...
  • Liberty Utopia

    08/27/2010 9:48:43 AM PDT · by Zanton · 20 replies
    When it comes to politics, economics, and sociology -- as well as individual happiness and greatness -- freedom is 100% good in theory, and 100% good in practice. How is it people don't understand this? Freedom, free enterprise, free trade, capitalism, laissez-faire, live-and-let-live, voluntary social cooperation, unfettered personal interaction, socio-economic libertarianism, and other such similar ideas and lofty goals, are all flawless, and without conflict or contradiction, in both philosophic principle and real-world application. All are end-of-history correct and ideal, both intellectually and pragmatically. How can anyone not know this?
  • Rand Paul Money Bomb Raises Over $250,000

    08/21/2010 2:57:34 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Business Wire ^ | August 21, 2010
    Rand Paul scored big with his two-day online fundraising event this week. Paul’s “money bomb” has raised over $250,000 for his U.S. Senate campaign in just two days. Dr. Paul has made a great success of tapping into a large base of donors over the past year, and this is just another example of the campaign’s fund raising proficiency and wide base of support.
  • A New Breed of Republican (Southern Avenger)

    08/19/2010 5:35:40 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    American Conservative ^ | 2010-08-06 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    Speculating who might become America’s-next-top-conservative-idol has become common sport. No doubt, the GOP establishment would love to anoint a Mitt Romney, Scott Brown, or Tim Pawlenty. Many rank-and-file Republicans have begun to gravitate toward men like Congressman Paul Ryan and Senator Jim DeMint. One national poll has the Tea Party split between former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Texas Congressman Ron Paul. Ron’s son Rand, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, and GOP outsider Sharron Angle, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Nevada, are also now being portrayed as national leaders of the rumbling that continues to brew on...
  • NH: Ex-Congressmen back Ron Paul on Fed audit attempt

    08/11/2010 3:37:27 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271
    Youtube ^ | August 11, 2010 | RidleyReport
    Some GOP bigwigs give their opinions on the Ron Paul's thwarted-for-now attempt to have the Federal Reserve audited. Many liberty pundits consider the Reserve to be the root of most big government programs in America.
  • Ron Paul: if spending were solution, there'd be no problem

    08/10/2010 3:10:21 PM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 10, 2010 | RidleyReport
    Ron Paul shows why gov. spending is the worst way to avoid financial crisis. He shows why America needs to end the fed and go back to gold and silver if we want to survive.
  • World Trade Center Celebration

    08/04/2010 1:13:03 PM PDT · by Zanton · 10 replies
    Normal, average, mainstream, moderate Muslims seem to support the hell out of this upcoming, loathsome, heinous "Cordoba House." It isn't just the "radicals" and "extremists." Enthusiastic support for the massive new World Trade Center mosque is evidently the true face of current world Islam. Rather than call it the Cordoba House, it could easily be renamed the To Hell with Freedom or Death to America or 9/11 Victory Dance or Osama's Glorious Triumph Over the West mosque. Privately, no doubt, most Muslims do call it thus. Mainstream, moderate Muslims are being deliberately, grossly insensitive here, as usual. It's hard to...
  • DID SARAH PALIN REALLY SAY THE 'C' WORD? (Cajones)

    08/01/2010 10:56:39 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 130 replies · 15+ views
    WebToday ^ | 8-1-10 | WebToday
    I'm not sure if we can believe anything in The Washington Post but this one needs mentioning even if they fabricated the story since it has to do with actually making Sarah Palin look good. What's wrong with this picture? Since when would the WaPo want to make a conservative like Palin look good under any circumstances? Nonetheless, Matt DeLong of the Washington Post quoted Sarah Palin as saying Barack Obama lacks 'the cojones' to tackle immigration. Here's the exact quote, copied and pasted from the WaPo story: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Sunday that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer...
  • The American Restoration [The Tea Party, the Republican Liberty Caucus, and Sarah Palin]

    07/30/2010 9:12:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 2+ views
    The Nolan Chart ^ | July 30, 2010 | Alex Wallenwein
    The fight to preserve the liberty of all citizens in this nation is a fight that should be actively and prudently fought. Liberty is not a tangible thing. However, the American people would be at a loss without it. And that is where we are headed. America faces a series of challenges in the near and distant future, challenges that will affect not only you and I, but all Americans, Rich or Poor, Liberal or Conservative, Old or Young. Yet some Americans seem to not understand this, they do not understand that the impending end of freedom in America will...
  • Liberty vs. Equality

    07/28/2010 7:47:58 AM PDT · by Zanton · 15 replies · 4+ views
    Individual liberty vs. coercive social equality -- that's pretty much the uber-debate and story of the past 220 years! Freedom for the individual to economically and socially rise or fall, based on justice and the merits -- or at least based on the fairly-reliable and relatively-fair opinions of the free market and free society -- is the great political and social goal of all time. Forced equality of the individual with his fellows -- based on some sort of allegedly-wise-and-virtuous tyrannical and coercive government social mechanism -- is the all-time great evil.
  • NRA floats Reid endorsement

    The NRA is now openly floating, or at least allowing to be floated, its endorsement of Harry Reid, a man who voted for the Brady Gun Bill. In a New York Times puff piece on the NRA that largely gives the NRA credit for things it tried to undermine (more on that later), there is this: A point of contention on both the left and the right is the N.R.A.’s close working relationship with Mr. Reid, the Senate leader who helped get a number of pro-gun rights measures included in broader bills. That relationship has led some gun rights supporters...
  • Freedom, Virtue, and the State

    07/13/2010 8:08:58 PM PDT · by Delacon · 6 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | Sept. 10, 1963 | William F. Rickenbacker
      As the discussion of individual liberty and civil order enters its 2,363rd year, the forum welcomes a new voice, pleading for definition, definition. In the September 11, 1962 issue of National Review an essay of signal importance was published under the title, “Freedom or Virtue?” Written with the grace and knowledge typical of all of Brent Bozell's work, the essay mounted an attack on the “fusionist” efforts of Frank Meyer and Stanton Evans, in effect affirming that there can be no peaceful coexistence of the “libertarians” and the “traditionalists” among conservatives. First, let’s take a moment to review Mr....
  • Ronald Reagan: Hawk or Dove? (Southern Avenger)

    07/03/2010 5:09:24 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 4+ views
    American Conservative ^ | 2010-07-01 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    In a recent issue of Foreign Policy magazine, journalist Peter Beinart reassesses the legacy of Ronald Reagan by first restating the most common assumption about our 40th president, that “Ronald Reagan was the Ultimate Hawk.” Is this true? “Not so much,” writes Beinart: “Today’s conservatives have conjured a mythic Reagan who never compromised with America’s enemies and never shrank from a fight. But the real Reagan did both those things, often. In fact, they were a big part of his success… Sure, Reagan spent boatloads — some $2.8 trillion all told — on the military. And yes, he funneled money...
  • Symbol of Freedom and Faith

    07/02/2010 4:14:35 PM PDT · by BlueMoose · 2 replies · 1+ views
    meridian magazine ^ | 4 July 2004 | meridian magazine
    Beginning in 1793, England and France were intent on crushing each other. For over 20 years they fought a war over territories staked out by both sides during the previous 200 years. The Americans, having won their independence only recently, entered the war in 1812 after many of their merchant ships had been confiscated or destroyed by the British.
  • $1,000 in 7 Days for Don Frantz

    06/28/2010 6:33:00 AM PDT · by jmary · 1+ views
    Don Frantz for NC House 35 ^ | 6/28/2010 | Betsy
    The next financial disclosure period ends in just 2 days, on June 30. This will be one of the last disclosures before the General Election, and a strong fundraising number will send the message that we are ready. Please make a contribution today to the "$1,000 Before June 30th Online Fundraiser." Your support is greatly appreciated! Please visit: https://frantzforhouse.wufoo.com/forms/1000-in-7-days-for-don-frantz/
  • Government "Help"

    06/16/2010 4:13:24 PM PDT · by Zanton · 2 replies · 76+ views
    Not once in the history of man has the government ever successfully "stimulated" the economy. Not once has the state ever "rescued" the economy or "made it grow." If the government could genuinely perform such financial magic -- successfully printing money, or conjuring wealth from the clear blue sky, etc. -- wouldn't it do it all of the time, and at a much higher level? In the history of the world, all that government intervention in production and trade has ever done is make various economic actors -- both labor and management -- behave in ways that they don't want...
  • It's Time to Start Minding Our Own Business (Southern Avenger)

    06/14/2010 12:33:45 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 482+ views
    Campaign for Liberty ^ | 2010-06-12 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    If I had my druthers, the never-ending conflict between Israel and Palestine would be but a small news brief in American newspapers. But since we police the world, we must always monitor our global police scanner, where not only Israel's conflicts, but those of North and South Korea, the nation of Georgia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, and pretty much everywhere else is the United States' business because we insist on making it so. What many Americans bizarrely consider national "defense" is actually an aggressive and enduring offense, and yet we are always surprised when other nations get offended. Last week,...
  • Authoritarianism is Bad for Your Health (Ron Paul)

    06/14/2010 12:30:25 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 210+ views
    The administration's terrible healthcare reform bill is now law, but the debate over how-- and whether-- the federal government should be involved in providing healthcare services is not over. It is not too late for America to correct its course and stop the march toward a government run, "single payer" healthcare system. Polls show that a large majority of Americans don't want Obamacare. Congress should seize the opportunity to repeal the very worst aspect of this new legislation, namely the mandate that forces every American either to purchase health insurance or face an IRS penalty. This mandate represents nothing more...
  • Forgetting the Troops (Southern Avenger)

    06/10/2010 2:52:07 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 3 replies · 55+ views
    American Conservative ^ | 2010-06-01 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    By the time I was ten years old I already hated the government. When I was eight, they almost killed E.T. When I was nine, they wouldn’t let Kevin Bacon dance. At ten, I watched Rambo attempt to bring home prisoners of war from Vietnam only to be refused and left for dead by government bureaucrats. Long after outgrowing my concern for aliens and dancing rights, the cheesy, over-the-top 1985 “Rambo” movie still stuck with me because the plot was at least plausible. Would our government knowingly leave POWs behind? Did they? In the introduction to a symposium in the...
  • Why Governments Hate Gold (Ron Paul)

    06/08/2010 12:30:22 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies · 132+ views
    This past week several emerging and ongoing crises took attention away from the ongoing sovereign debt problems in Greece. The bailouts are merely kicking the can down the road and making things worse for taxpaying citizens, here and abroad. Greece is unfortunately not unique in its irresponsible spending habits. Greek-style debt explosions are quickly spreading to other nations one by one, and yes, the United States is one of the dominoes on down the line. Time and again it has been proven that the Keynesian system of big government and fiat paper money are abject failures in the long run....
  • The Final Solution in Gaza and Lebanon

    06/06/2010 1:34:41 PM PDT · by Zanton · 8 replies · 258+ views
    In every serious and important sense, Hamas-controlled Gaza and Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon have declared war on Israel. These two jihadi states are overwhelmingly committed to conquering and enslaving the local Jews -- if not exterminating them. And these Muslim monsters are very open and confident about achieving this new holocaust. Pretty much nothing could be more heartlessly evil. So why doesn't Israel effectively counter these massive threats, and defeat these two obvious Islamo-fascist enemies? The nations of Gaza and Lebanon profoundly need to be decisively and resoundingly defeated. Their two dictatorships need to be crushed into oblivion for all time. The...
  • Left and Right Try to Stop the Rand Paul Revolution (Southern Avenger)

    06/01/2010 1:41:24 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 537+ views
    Campaign for Liberty ^ | 2010-06-01 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    The day after Republican Rand Paul's landslide primary victory in Kentucky, the mainstream Left tried to paint him as a segregationist, while the mainstream Right either ignored or attacked him. And for good reason. Like his father Ron, Rand represents revolution, and the establishment is petrified. Let's begin with the Left. Afraid that they can't beat a conservative Republican of Paul's pedigree in the Tea Party-influenced, anti-Obama political climate of 2010, liberals are trying to run against him in 1964. Cherry-picking irrelevant references Paul has made about private property rights and how they could possibly relate to the Civil Rights...
  • Put Patients and Doctors Back in Control of Healthcare (Ron Paul)

    06/01/2010 1:40:06 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies · 235+ views
    Most everyone agrees that health care in the United States has major problems, the biggest problems relating to skyrocketing costs. No one doubts the system is in need of reform. However, too many in Washington see tighter government controls as the solution. In fact, the problems are rooted in past government controls that created more problems than they solved. Ironically, laws and policies in the 1970’s promoting Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) resulted from desperate attempts to control spiraling costs. However, instead of promoting an efficient health care system, HMOs took far too much control away from patients and physicians and...
  • The "Aid" Flotilla: Yet Another Muslim Act of Aggression and Raw Evil

    06/01/2010 8:31:01 AM PDT · by Zanton · 2 replies · 322+ views
    All those "humanitarians" on the Turkish/Gazan armada were anti-Western, anti-freedom savages, and ENEMY JIHADIS of Israel. Not only should all the boats have been sunk, in my view, but the responsible parties in Gaza and Turkey should have been heavily bombed in retaliation, as well. This open, brazen, shameless attempt to bring "aid" to Hamasistan and their neo-Nazi citizenry was an ACT OF WAR. It should have been dealt with as such.
  • More Blank Checks to the Military Industrial Complex (Ron Paul)

    05/24/2010 10:02:37 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 180 replies · 3,169+ views
    Congress, with its insatiable appetite for spending, is set to pass yet another “supplemental” appropriations bill in the next two weeks. So-called supplemental bills allow Congress to spend beyond even the 13 annual appropriations bills that fund the federal government. These are akin to a family that consistently outspends its budget, and therefore needs to use a credit card to make it through the end of the month. If the American people want Congress to spend less, putting an end to supplemental appropriations bills would be a start. The 13 “regular” appropriations bills fund every branch, department, agency, and program...
  • The Government As Identity Thieves (Ron Paul)

    05/18/2010 2:06:23 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 1 replies · 222+ views
    The spotlight remains on the Greek sovereign debt crisis as the riots continue. The terms of the Greek bailout from the IMF and Eurozone countries remain contentious with citizens on all sides. Europeans hate having their governments throw public money away as much as Americans do. The Greeks are not happy about having their taxes raised while their pensions and salaries are cut. Meanwhile, it is rumored by the Financial Times, AFP and others that Greece may spend more than it saves from austerity measures on arms deals with Germany, France and the US as a potential condition of receiving...
  • Fed Audit Under Fire (Ron Paul)

    05/15/2010 9:43:35 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 54 replies · 995+ views
    It doesn’t come as too much of a surprise that the measure to audit the Federal Reserve is coming under continuous fire from the central bank and its cronies. For the first time since the Federal Reserve was created nearly a century ago, they have hired an actual lobbyist to pound the pavement on Capitol Hill. This is a desperate effort to hang on to the privilege of secrecy and lack of accountability they have enjoyed for so long. Last week showed they are getting their money’s worth in the Senate. At the very last minute on the floor of...
  • KY-Sen. 2010: DeMint Declares for Paul (Southern Avenger)

    05/14/2010 12:52:46 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 339+ views
    American Conservative ^ | 2010-05-06 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    Few were surprised this week when Jim DeMint endorsed Rand Paul in his bid for US Senate in Kentucky. That the man many consider the most conservative member of the Senate endorsed the son of the man many consider the most conservative member of Congress is indicative of DeMint’s genuine commitment to what most consider traditional Republican principles. Likewise, that GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell so vehemently opposes Paul and has so enthusiastically endorsed his opponent is indicative of his commitment to the Republican status quo-at the expense of genuine conservatism. Rand Paul has gone from relative obscurity to...
  • A Warning Label — on the U.S. Constitution

    05/08/2010 7:04:43 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies · 488+ views
    Cato-at-liberty ^ | May 6, 2010 | Walter Olson
    A Warning Label — on the U.S. Constitution Posted by Walter Olson Knowing of my interest in oddball warning labels, reader Clark S. alerts me to this $4.95 paperback copy of the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Articles of Confederation, which contains the following advisory (readers may need to scroll to the “Copyright” section, depending on how the page displays) Wilder Publications 2008 "This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today. Parents might wish to discuss with their children how views on race, gender,...
  • Socialism vs. Corporatism (Ron Paul)

    04/27/2010 5:26:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 409+ views
    Lately many have characterized this administration as socialist, or having strong socialist leanings. I differ with this characterization. This is not to say Mr. Obama believes in free-markets by any means. On the contrary, he has done and said much that demonstrates his fundamental misunderstanding and hostility towards the truly free market. But a closer, honest examination of his policies and actions in office reveals that, much like the previous administration, he is very much a corporatist. This in many ways can be more insidious and worse than being an outright socialist. Socialism is a system where the government directly...
  • Frank Roche, "Inflation is a good thing, it's how we become wealthier" = Economics 101 FAIL

    04/27/2010 2:45:14 PM PDT · by saigafreak · 29 replies · 643+ views
    WWJD to this moneychanger?
  • Iowans have 'Been There, Done That' As Obama Continues His 'Save Loebsack' Tour

    04/26/2010 8:11:13 PM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 12 replies · 523+ views
    Miller Meeks for Congress ^ | 4.26.10 | Mariannette Miller-Meeks
    OTTUMWA, Iowa – President Obama's highly unusual three-city swing through southeast Iowa on the heels of a late March visit to Iowa City underscores the Democrat Party’s fear that Rep. David Loebsack will be defeated in November, Republican congressional candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks said today. "They know David Loebsack is in deep, deep political trouble because he’s betrayed his constituents. Never has a president expended so much taxpayer money in such a short amount of time to prop up a member of Congress. It doesn't matter why he claims to be here or what he says when he’s here, Barack Obama’s...
  • The Curse of Spending

    04/25/2010 8:43:39 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 403+ views
    Campaign for Liberty ^ | 2010-04-24 | Jonathan Bydlak
    This talk was given at the Maryland Tax Day Tea Party in Stevensville, MD, on April 15, 2010. You know, there's a Chinese proverb that says that there are three curses, each one worse than the previous. The first of these curses is: "May you live in interesting times." Well, the times we live in are certainly interesting. We stand here today at a transformative moment in American history -- at the front lines of what can only be called a revolution in thought. We are here today, like hundreds of thousands of our fellow Americans -- in cities all...
  • The Drug War's Immorality and Abject Failure

    04/20/2010 9:37:34 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 84 replies · 832+ views
    Campaign for Liberty ^ | 2010-04-20 | Anthony Gregory
    If the idea is to create a drug-free America, then we can safely say that after hundreds of billions of dollars spent, millions of arrests, and decades of escalating police and military efforts, the war on drugs is a complete failure. The reason is clear if you think about it. The attempt to use government force and central planning -- violence and socialism, essentially -- to effectively mold society by preventing people on an individual basis from growing, producing, transferring, and ingesting drugs of their choice, is a ridiculous fantasy and always has been. There will forever be ways to...
  • End the Mandate (Ron Paul attacks Obama)

    04/19/2010 8:32:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 438+ views
    Last week I introduced a very important piece of legislation that I hope will gain as much or more support as my Audit the Fed bill. HR 4995, the End the Mandate Act will repeal provisions of the newly passed health insurance reform bill that give the government the power to force Americans to purchase government-approved health insurance. The whole bill is rotten, but this provision especially is a blatant violation of the Constitution. Defenders claim the Congress's constitutional authority to regulate "interstate commerce" gives it the power to do this. However, as Judge Andrew Napolitano and other distinguished legal...
  • Liberty's Rebirth Possible

    04/19/2010 3:57:59 PM PDT · by El Gringo · 1 replies · 168+ views
    Thinkwright Blog ^ | JWThinkwright
    Rebirth Possible. Experts agree that a rebirth of Liberty is possible if all Americans put Truth and Morals back into their hearts. A people cannot be free, if they prey on each other, and look to improve their lot by obtaining favors from "the man."We must all cast away, and challenge, falsehoods whenever they arise. We must set our values by using the Ten Commandments. We cannot live a life of confusion and muddled thinking. Republicans can counter “CHANGE” with LIBERTY. If the Republicans adopt Liberty and put Truth and morals in their hearts, it will be Viva los Republicanos...
  • Candidate Says "The Constitution is just a piece of paper."

    04/13/2010 12:39:49 PM PDT · by mukraker · 91 replies · 2,220+ views
    YouTube ^ | March 26, 2010
    Roger Roth, Wisconsin Assemblyman and Candidate for Congress, Wisconsin’s 8th District, had this observation about the U.S. Constitution: “The Constitution is a wonderful document. It’s a great piece of paper that’s got a lot of words on it. But you know, at the end of the day, it’s just a piece of paper that’s got a lot of words on it. And we need to elect representatives that believe in that.” “It’s not so much ... I asked a class of, of, uh, you know, I go around to my local schools and talk to fourth, fifth, sixth graders, and...
  • Karl Rove Has to Be Kidding (Southern Avenger) (GOP is using and abusing conservatives)

    04/10/2010 11:10:39 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 1,169+ views
    American Conservative ^ | April 8, 2010 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    Why in the hell is Karl Rove on my TV? Why is Karl Rove on my radio? Why is Karl Rove on anywhere? Unless he’s on trial or being interrogated, I can’t imagine of what possible use this George W. Bush relic could be to conservatives and yet he’s everywhere, hocking his book “Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight,” a title as credibly right-wing as Stephen Colbert and as historically accurate as the movie “Titanic.” Craig Shirley and former Reagan official Donald Devine summed up Rove’s duplicity well in this week’s Washington Post: “From William...
  • Neoconservatism, not libertarianism, is the true aberration on the American Right

    04/08/2010 9:27:19 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 177 replies · 2,014+ views
    Charleston City Paper ^ | 2010-04-07 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    During a question-and-answer session at the 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., one man opined, "One thing I've learned here at CPAC is that the 'C' actually doesn't stand for 'libertarianism.' It's not 'L'PAC." When Congressman Ron Paul won the annual straw poll at CPAC, talk radio host Rush Limbaugh made a point to tell his listeners that CPAC wasn't conservative this year because a libertarian had won. Both men are worse than just wrong. They're out of their minds. Arguably the most popular history of American conservatism, George H. Nash's book The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America...
  • Future Shock

    04/07/2010 1:57:23 PM PDT · by Zanton · 4 replies · 278+ views
    The bigger the government, the worse the government. The more powerful the government, the worse the government. The more the government taxes and regulates -- the more it spends and controls -- the worse the government. That government which guides and directs us -- unifies and leads us -- is that government which destroys us. All these recent government "bail-outs," "rescues," "recovery packages," and "stimulus programs," are machetes thrust directly into the heart of the economy. All are heartless and brutal backstabs of the society and the nation. All of them devastate our businesses, finances, lifestyles, and civilization. It's almost...
  • Proposal to Amend the US Constitution: The 28th Amendment.

    04/05/2010 12:49:59 PM PDT · by Presto · 83 replies · 1,682+ views
    March 23rd 2010
    “The federal government did not create the States. The States created the federal government.” – Ronald Reagan “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.” – Alexis De Tocqueville ******************************************************************************************************************************** AMENDMENT 28. Title: Congressional Powers of Taxation Restricted and Revised. The Congress shall not have power to lay and collect income taxes, excise taxes, sales taxes, property taxes, and capitation taxes within the borders of any State. The Congress shall have power to lay and collect a revenue-tax which shall be based solely on a State’s accrued revenue....
  • The Mommy State

    04/05/2010 10:33:12 AM PDT · by Zanton · 22 replies · 506+ views
    It's sloppy and incorrect to call Obama and his radical leftist allies "socialists." A handful are, no doubt. But most of them don't want to nationalize anything. Not even health care! They do, however, seek to significantly expand the size and power of the state. They do quietly seek to have a friendly, European-style Leviathan monitor and control business and the Individual a great deal more than currently. And it's all for our own good. The Obamanites fundamentally think they know more than the citizenry who elected them, and whom they theoretically serve. And, of course, they're morally superior. So...
  • Why Do Conservatives Still Love the Drug War?

    04/04/2010 6:51:11 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 625 replies · 3,890+ views
    Campaign for Liberty ^ | 2010-04-02 | Jacob Hornberger
    An article by a conservative named Cliff Kincaid, who serves as editor of the Accuracy in Media (AIM) Report, provides a perfect example of how different libertarians are from conservatives and, well, for that matter, how there ain't a dime's worth of difference, when it comes to individual freedom, between conservatives and liberals. The article concerns the drug war and is entitled, "Dopey Conservatives for Dope." Ardently defending the continuation of the drug war, despite some 35 years of manifest failure, Kincaid takes fellow conservatives to task who are finally joining libertarians in calling for an end to the drug...
  • Ron Paul tells 1,500 in Boise the health care bill is a 'disaster'

    03/29/2010 2:44:11 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies · 826+ views
    The Idaho Statesman, Boise ID ^ | 2010-03-29 | Anna Webb
    Crowds cheered former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul's claim that "the revolution is alive and well in Idaho," in a speech Saturday at the Morrison Center that at times took on the feel of a revival meeting. Americans, he said, have misunderstood the definition of "rights," which are God-given and include "life, liberty and the right to keep the fruits of our labor." Those rights include neither education nor health care. "Amen!" came a voice from the crowd. That crowd included perennial political candidate Pro Life, a group wearing buttons that read "Charter Schools are Statist," and the Collett family...
  • Healthcare and Economic Realities (Ron Paul)

    03/29/2010 2:36:19 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 637+ views
    With passage of last week’s bill, the American people are now the unhappy recipients of Washington’s disastrous prescription for healthcare “reform.” Congressional leaders relied on highly dubious budget predictions, faulty market assumptions, and outright fantasy to convince a slim majority that this major expansion of government somehow will reduce federal spending. This legislation is just the next step towards universal, single payer healthcare, which many see as a human right. Of course, this “right” must be produced by the labor of other people, meaning theft and coercion by government is necessary to produce and distribute it. Those who understand Austrian...