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  • Distorting the Tax Policy Debate (Ron Paul)

    12/25/2010 3:56:38 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 11+ views
    George Orwell warned us about the use of “meaningless words” in politics, words that are endlessly repeated by sloganeering politicians until they have no meaning at all. Meaningless words certainly were on display during last week’s congressional debate over the latest tax bill. Over and over again we heard trite, empty phrases like “tax cuts for the wealthiest 2%,” “tax giveaways,” “tax earmarks,” and “borrowing money to give to millionaires.” Time and time again the same falsehoods were presented as fact, and reported as such by a credulous media. But all of these clichés about taxes are based on the...
  • OBAMA AND FCC TO TAKE OVER THE INTERNET DECEMBER 21st STOP HIM!

    12/19/2010 10:49:17 AM PST · by keepyourpower · 26 replies · 3+ views
    Just piper website and personal emails ^ | 12/19/2010 | keepyourpower
    Grassfire Nation Update On December 20, President Obama will use the FCC to seize control of the Internet. If successful, the move could have a devastating impact on the U.S. economy, investments and innovation while squelching your freedom of speech! Citizen Petition: Stop the Fed Takeover of the Internet Petition Sponsor: Grassfire Nation The Issue Undaunted after a stunning loss of control in Congress, liberals are poised to steal the Internet after a new series of Federal Communication Commission rules are introduced on December 20, and likely approved the following day. Threatened by the Tea Party successes, and determined to...
  • How to Steal an Election

    12/08/2010 11:25:32 AM PST · by El Gringo · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Thinkwright Blog ^ | 12/8/10 | JWThinkwright
    Let’s say you wanted a way to put fraudulent ballots into innumerable ballot boxes throughout a large county, or even an entire state, even while poll watchers are on duty, and while honest observers are present while the votes are processed at all steps, from the polling places to the data entry points at a secure location. The ideal way to do this is the provisional ballot in the hands of sympathetic municipal union people. continue
  • Nikki Haley signals South Carolina opting out of ObamaCare

    12/05/2010 5:45:38 AM PST · by FreeKeys · 53 replies · 4+ views
    Libertarian Republican ^ | December 4, 2010 | Eric Dondero
    Obama at first holds firm, then makes a slight concession Governor-elect Nikki Haley of South Carolina was one of a number of incoming governors to meet with Obama in D.C. over the weekend at the Blair House. Haley challenged Obama over his health care legislation. From the Charleston Post & Courrier "Obama opens door for S.C. opt-out, Haley says" Dec. 3: COLUMBIA -- Republican Gov.-elect Nikki Haley said President Barack Obama agreed Thursday to consider letting South Carolina opt out of the federal health care overhaul if the state comes up with its own solutions to meet some of the...
  • Un-Libertarian presidents becoming commonplace

    11/20/2010 7:58:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Small Government Times ^ | November 20, 2010 | Jeffrey A. Miron
    Deciding which politician to support has long been frustrating for libertarians. Both the liberal and conservative perspectives conflict with cherished libertarian views, so few Democrats or Republicans present a package that libertarians can embrace with enthusiasm. Libertarians do find common ground with conservatives on some issues, and with liberals on others. Roughly, libertarians are economic conservatives and foreign and social policy liberals. So, depending on the pressing issue of the day, libertarians can sometimes identify one candidate or another as “the lesser of the evils.” Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, however, have presented libertarians with a more fundamental...
  • If you’re happy and you know it…

    10/28/2010 5:42:16 AM PDT · by racarrera · 1 replies
    RudyCarrera.com ^ | 10/27/2010 | Rudy Carrera
    Doing a bit of digging (;), I came across a rather remarkable video which should give both make you chuckle and pause you to think about the doldrums we're in financially in this place. If you like it, post it everywhere. If you\'re Happy and you know it...Cross-posted at RudyCarrera.com.
  • Ron Paul’s Pledge to America (Southern Avenger)

    09/30/2010 6:40:56 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 2010-09-28 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    The Republican Party has a history of using desperate times to call for drastic measures and when bailing out AIG, bolstering Medicare or bombing Iraq, that party has always been willing to go big and bold on some of the largest government expansions in this nation’s history. But what about cutting government? You know, that stuff GOP politicians always talk about during election time? One might think that in a political environment in which so many are desperate to reverse what they see as unsustainable government growth, Republican rhetoric might at least attempt to reflect that desperation. But when GOP...
  • Healthcare Reform: A Huge Misdiagnosis

    09/30/2010 6:39:11 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 7 replies
    This week marked six months since Congress passed the healthcare reform bill in what has become all-too-typical legislative chicanery. Those in power crafted a mammoth piece of legislation and rammed it through Congress under a dire sense of emergency. Insisting on time enough to read the bill was dismissed as dangerous and crazy in a time of crisis. We were told that if we really wanted to see what was in the bill, we would have to pass it first. I cannot imagine the founding fathers intended for Congress to legislate in this manner. I would think if a Member...
  • 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...