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  • Decorated Marine Seeking Election

    08/05/2014 5:49:33 PM PDT · by Cicero1234 · 5 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8/5/14 | Lance Cary
    Hoping some Freepers might take interest in this local race in west Kentucky. My candidate is running for judge executive in Marshall County, Kentucky. His name is Kevin Neal, and he's a decorated U.S. Marine. During his 20 years of service he served security tours in Bosnia and Haiti and three combat tours in Iraq. During his time in Iraq he led five 6-man sniper teams on 50 Guardian Angel missions as a Scout Sniper Sergeant. He was wounded in a mortar attack in 2004. He returned to Iraq in 2006. His medals include the Purple Heart and the USO...
  • Cop Smiles And Waves To The Camera After Murdering Innocent Man With His Bare Hands

    07/29/2014 4:10:11 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 41 replies
    xRepublicTV ^ | July 22, 2014
    Cop Smiles And Waves To The Camera After Murdering Innocent Man With His Bare Hands
  • It’s Time for Conservatives to Stop Defending Police

    07/23/2014 2:59:04 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | July 21, 2014 | A. J. Delgado
    Imagine if I were to tell you there is a large group of government employees, with generous salaries and ridiculously cushy retirement pensions covered by the taxpayer, who enjoy incredible job security and are rarely held accountable even for activities that would almost certainly earn the rest of us prison time. When there is proven misconduct, these government employees are merely reassigned and are rarely dismissed. The bill for any legal settlements concerning their errors? It, too, is covered by the taxpayers. Their unions are among the strongest in the country. No, I’m not talking about public-school teachers. I’m talking...
  • The Ugliest House Primary of the Cycle (Michigan)

    07/12/2014 11:07:27 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 8, 2014 | Jack Kirkpatrick
    Tea party-backed Rep. Justin Amash has made enough enemies in the Republican Party so that he shouldn't be surprised when he faces a tough primary challenge. But even by Amash's standards, businessman Brian Ellis's campaign against him in Michigan's 3rd District has been aggressive.
  • Hillary to New York Times: Back Off

    06/04/2014 3:24:38 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 31 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 4, 2014 | Charles O'Connell
    Some of Hillary Clinton’s closest aides blasted the New York Times for what they said was unfair coverage of the former first lady during a recent secret meeting with the paper’s Washington bureau, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.Sources said the meeting included Clinton advisers Philippe Reines and Huma Abedin, as well as Times Washington bureau chief Carolyn Ryan and national political reporter Amy Chozick, who has been on the Clinton beat for the paper.During the closed-door gathering, Clinton aides reportedly griped about the paper’s coverage of the potential 2016 candidate, arguing that Clinton has left public office and not be subjected...
  • GROVER NORQUIST: Here Are The Only 6 Republicans Who Can Win In 2016

    03/10/2014 6:01:57 AM PDT · by chicagolady · 89 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | March 8 2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Grover Norquist, the influential conservative who serves as president of Americans for Tax Reform, thinks there are only six Republicans who can win the 2016 Republican nomination for president. His list, which he told Business Insider in an approximately hour-long interview Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. "There are only six people who can credibly run start-to-finish, and any of them could conceivably win the presidency," Norquist said....
  • Police-beating verdict cause for deep cynicism

    01/22/2014 3:13:37 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 22 replies
    Human Events ^ | January 22, 2014 | Steven Greenhut
    So it wasn’t surprising when, in July 2011, the Fullerton political establishment rushed to the defense of officers who had beaten a 130-pound homeless schizophrenic named Kelly Thomas. The public saw the published photo of Thomas’ horribly swollen and bruised face, yet the mayor went on TV saying he had seen worse injuries in the Vietnam War and that it was unclear what killed Thomas, who died in a hospital days after the whomping. We also learned that police officers confiscated the video camera of a bystander and were allowed to watch the surveillance video of the incident and essentially...
  • A Brief History of Pacifism and Isolationism vs. Interventionism in the Republican +party

    12/26/2013 12:23:11 PM PST · by crazylibertarian · 15 replies
    Self - vanity | Dece,ber 26, 2013 | Roderick T. Beaman
    The Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) is spearheading a return to the non-interventionist policies of Robert Taft of the 20s to the early 50s. Taft was defeated at the 1952 Republican National Convention for the nomination by Dwight D. Eisenhower. It is telling that Barry Goldwater attended that convention as an Eisenhower, not a Taft delegate. The neo-non-interventionists are destined for far more success in the Republican Party than any economic libertarian will ever find in the Democratic Party. As usual, history is instructive. Our Wars of 1812, Mexican-American and Spanish-American were strictly imperialistic. Our entry into WWI was engineered by...
  • Duck Dynasty and the GQ Interview of Phil Robertson: Rejecting Political Correctness

    12/19/2013 5:46:18 AM PST · by tcg · 59 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 12/19/13 | Keith A Fournier
    Duck Dynasty is one of our favorite television programs. Obviously, we are not alone. Duck Dynasty has been a ratings success for the A&E television network. It averages 14 million viewers an episode. The question the main stream media should really be asking is - why? Maybe, just maybe, if they paid attention, they might learn something about this wonderful Nation and the longing in the human hearts of real, regular folks. Perhaps if political observers paid attention, they might actually recognize a growing resistance movement... I am tired of the agendas of the Cultural Revolution winding their way into...
  • “It’s time to step up to the plate” Liberty Uprising in Pittsburgh

    As more American awaken to the reality of out-of-control government, pastor, veteran and family man Tom Fodi throws his hat into the ring on a pro-Liberty platform: "In light of these egregious challenges facing our community, coupled with my passion for liberty, I’ve become an outspoken advocate for a return to more constitutional form of government. But, the time for mere words is over. Throughout the past couple months many have approached me, each effectively asking the same question, “If not you, then who? If not now, then when?” After much personal reflection and consultation with those closest to me,...
  • Cops sued after raping a man for running a stop sign

    11/22/2013 2:57:27 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    Hammer of Truth ^ | November 10, 2013
    On January 2, David W. Eckert was stopped by police in Deming, NM for running a stop sign. What happened next is extremely difficult to comprehend. Deming Police Officer Robert Chavez had Eckert exit his vehicle, and patted him down. A lawsuit filed by Eckert says this was “without reasonable suspicion.” According to court documents, the officers who stopped Eckert thought he was “clenching his buttocks.” They brought in a dog to sniff for drugs, and the dog “alerted” to the driver’s seat. Two deputies from the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Department told Chavez that Eckert was known to insert drugs...
  • The Two Kinds of Libertarianism: Calhounian and Heinleinian

    11/16/2013 8:19:41 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 16, 2013 | Hamilton
    Today in America, we see two kinds of libertarianism, which we might call “Calhounian” and “Heinleinian.” Both kinds believe in freedom, but they are very different in their emphasis—and in their politics. The names behind the adjectives are John C. Calhoun (1782-1850), of South Carolina, and Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988), of California. [Calhoun] was also a proud slaveholding South Carolinian who rose in politics to be vice president of the United States. Indeed, Calhoun spent the last two decades of his life making the case for states’ rights over national unity In particular, he was a passionate advocate of “nullification”—that...
  • Syracuse police taser a disabled man for standing on a bus -

    09/10/2013 3:07:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    X Republic ^ | August 9, 2013
    Police used a taser to electric shock a disabled man because he was standing on a bus, as he always does. The man prefers standing because of his spinal injuries, which make it uncomfortable for him to sit.
  • Forfeiture laws turn public officials into profiteers

    08/17/2013 1:41:06 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    Human Events ^ | August 15, 2013 | Steven Greenhut
    The case highlights the dangers of marrying policing and profit. “The profit incentive is so incredibly dangerous,” said Scott Bullock, legal counsel for the libertarian-oriented Institute for Justice, which is representing the Jalalis. He told me that officials “set aside policy goals and go after the money,” especially in tough budgetary times. The case also illustrates the inherent problems when a nation’s laws are so contradictory and confusing that well-meaning people can’t easily follow them. One can debate medical-marijuana law. It’s an unsettled matter that is winding its way through the courts. Even the federal prosecutor handling the case admitted...
  • Michael Malice - The Libertarian Guide to north Korea the Happiest Place On Earth

    07/31/2013 12:15:47 PM PDT · by OddLane · 3 replies
    Red Pill Recording ^ | July 30, 2013 | Michael Malice
    North Korea might be said to be the exact opposite of the Free State Project. In this talk, north Korea expert -- and Kim Jong Il "autobiographer" -- Michael Malice will give a libertarian perspective on the history, culture, and propaganda behind the world's least-free state.
  • Government's War

    07/05/2013 3:20:09 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    TownHall.com ^ | June 19, 2013 | John Stossel
    As Americans obsess over NSA spying, abuse by the IRS and other assaults on our freedom, I can't get my mind off the thousand other ways politicians abuse us. In their arrogance, they assume that only they solve social problems. They will solve them by banning this and that, subsidizing groups they deem worthy and setting up massive bureaucracies with a mandate to cure, treat and rescue wayward souls. Their programs fail, and so they pass new laws to address the failures. It's one reason that 22 million people now work for government. Some of the things they do seem...
  • It's Time: The Battle Hymn of the Republic

    06/23/2013 12:04:29 PM PDT · by notaliberal · 33 replies
    WEB ^ | unknown | Julia Ward Howe
    During Mass this morning priest's homily was about religious freedom. We also prayed for religious freedom and the unborn and at the end of Mass "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" was beautifully sung by a baritone.
  • Is Justin Amash the new face of Republicanism?

    04/22/2013 5:00:21 AM PDT · by Amish · 46 replies
    Triblive ^ | 20 April 2013 | George Will
    Is Justin Amash the new face of Republicanism? By George F. Will Published: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 9:00 p.m. Updated: Saturday, April 20, 2013 WASHINGTON America's most interesting development since November is the Republican Party becoming more interesting. Consider the congressman from Grand Rapids, Mich., who occupies the seat once held by Gerald Ford, the embodiment of vanilla Republicanism.
  • An essay that when read backwards, has the opposite meaning

    02/25/2013 7:16:09 AM PST · by Slump Tester · 14 replies
    We all know that a palindrome is a word or sentence that reads the same backwards as forward. But what should we call an essay that when read backwards, has the opposite meaning? This video reads the exact opposite backwards as forward. Not only does it read the opposite, the meaning is the exact opposite.
  • Who Should Support The Disabled?

    12/31/2012 11:19:02 AM PST · by OddLane · 28 replies
    The Future of Freedom Foundation ^ | December 26th 2012 | Lawrence M. Vance
    Some of the most terrifying words the parents of a newborn will ever hear are “there is a problem with the baby.” Sometimes the dreadful news comes later after a tragic childhood accident or disease. When such children grow to adulthood they are joined by an even larger number of those who lived perfectly healthy lives as children only to become disabled in some way as adults. Adults with a disability of some kind are many times unable to work or unable to make enough money from working to support themselves or their families, especially during periods of economic downturn...
  • Is it time to rethink the war on drugs?

    12/13/2012 5:26:46 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 147 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/13/12 | Judson Phillips
    We have had the “War on Drugs” since the 70’s. In the 80’s, the “War” went from just skirmishes to an all out nuclear war on drugs. Now, thirty years later what have we accomplished? Has the “War on Drugs” become just another epic government failure like the “War on Poverty” with the only thing accomplished being massive government spending and an equally massive erosion of our Constitutional Rights? My perspective on the “War on Drugs” is a little different from most people. I practiced law for 24 years. Ten of those years were as a prosecutor. The rest were...
  • Giving up? On Work And On This System Of Government?

    12/08/2012 6:54:03 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 16 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/8/12 | Jane Galt
    Does anyone know exactly when it was that the government started cooking the books on unemployment, and counting people who have given up and left the work force, as "no longer being unemployed"? Seems to me that that one change in statistic-keeping set the stage for moving people from work onto welfare, and I think it was made during Clinton's regime? Or was it Carter? It appears to allow them to move people transparently from work to welfare, and the unemployment statistics only look half as bad as they really are. Look at: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t15.htm The U3 is the figure that...
  • The Obama Presidency - George Orwell's 1984 Redux

    10/02/2012 8:12:03 AM PDT · by CPT Clay · 4 replies
    Freedom Works Blog ^ | October 01, 2012 | Aaron Goldenberg
    War is Peace Freedom is Slavery Ignorance is Strength Published during the Soviet Union's rise as a global superpower, George Orwell's 1984 offers a prescient window into the soul of the propaganda apparatus of a utopia dictatorship. While Barack Obama has yet to transform the United States from a constitutional republic, his effort to redesign Old Glory notwithstanding, enough similarities have arisen during his presidency and his campaign for re-election that it is worth taking notice. When reality is refracted through the prism of the state propaganda machine, we lose sight of who we are as a society. Inhabitants of...
  • Behind in the polls, Bills calls on Klobuchar to debate (MN Libertarian update)

    07/17/2012 5:28:46 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | July 11, 2012 | Tom Scheck
    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills told Morning in America radio host William Bennett this morning that he's polling about 26 percentage points behind DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Bills touted his background as an economics teacher and said his standing will improve once voters get to know him. "Nobody knows me," Bills said as he referred to the campaign's polling data. "What we find out is that once people understand that I grew up blue collar, I actually have been in a union my whole life though I'm a coauthor on Right to Work, I'm a public school teacher who...
  • Can Thomas Massie woo NKY’s GOP voters? (Paul supporter running for Congress in Kentucky)

    05/13/2012 11:50:55 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 3 replies
    Northern Kentucky Spot ^ | Jan. 27, 2012
    Those who follow Northern Kentucky politics are aware that four-term Republican Congressman Geoff Davis is retiring this year, and two well-known GOP politicians have announced their interest in replacing him. Boone County Judge-executive Gary Moore and state Rep. Alicia Webb-Edgington are part of the Republican establishment in Northern Kentucky and were likely candidates for the job. But there’s another face in the race, a Lewis County businessman and inventor who hails from the eastern edge of the 4th Congressional District. Thomas Massie comes to the primary with strong ties to the Tea Party and the Rand and Ron Paul brand...
  • Paul supporter Kurt Bills seen as contender in U.S. Senate race (Minnesota alert)

    04/23/2012 9:30:09 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    The Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | April 21, 2012 | Patrick Condon
    Ron Paul might be striking out in his pursuit of the Republican presidential nomination, but the activist energy his campaign unleashed in Minnesota is positioning one of his followers as the party's unlikely favorite to take on U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar in November. Kurt Bills is a rookie state representative from Rosemount and a high school economics teacher. Until he made a late and unexpected entry into the race in March, Bills was never mentioned as a Republican prospect to challenge Democratic incumbent Klobuchar. But in recent weeks, an increasing number of Republicans have pegged him as the frontrunner to...
  • Illinois abandons gun rights, empowers criminals

    03/20/2012 7:38:45 AM PDT · by OddLane · 13 replies
    Human Events ^ | March 20, 2012 | Raquel Okyay
    Plan on purchasing, owning, transporting and/or operating a firearm in your lifetime? Do not relocate to the state of Illinois. The state has one of the worst gun laws in the country and the Illinois Police and the Illinois Attorney General really need to stop pursuing innocent gun owners, sellers, and users, and pursue those who actually commit crimes that injure or harm others. Stemming from a public safety initiative, Illinois implemented a law in 1968 that says a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card must be issued by the Illinois State Police before a resident can possess or purchase firearms...
  • Kurt Bills launches Senate bid vs. Klobuchar, eyes Paul backers

    03/12/2012 6:10:59 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Post Bulletin ^ | March 8, 2012
    A freshman state legislator joined a Republican field seeking a U.S. Senate seat Thursday, setting his sights on a robust Minnesota network for presidential candidate Ron Paul as a possible route to the party nomination. State Rep. Kurt Bills announced his campaign on a busy intersection in Rosemount, just up the street from a high school where he teaches an early morning economics course before heading to the state Capitol each day. The former city council member said he'd make the nation's debt and deficit the focus of his campaign, though he wouldn't offer hints of how he'd solve it....
  • John Hanson Story (The REAL first President)

    03/08/2012 4:14:11 PM PST · by gorush · 17 replies · 1+ views
    John Hanson Story John Hanson (1721-1783) When we think of the President of the United States, many people do not realize that we are actually referring to presidents elected under the U.S. Constitution. Everybody knows that the first president in that sense was George Washington. But in fact the Articles of Confederation, the predecessor to the Constitution, also called for a president– albeit one with greatly diminished powers. Eight men were appointed to serve one-year terms as president under the Articles of Confederation. The first was John Hanson, in 1781. His exact title was the “President of the United States...
  • What Should Libertarians do About Politics? (To fight or not to fight at Cato)

    03/06/2012 12:29:39 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Libertarianism.org ^ | March 6, 2012 | Trevor Burrus
    Recent momentous events at Cato have drudged up some age-old questions about libertarianism and politics: how should libertarians interact with politics and political candidates? Should libertarians compromise “full freedom” by promoting half-measures in the form of less-than-perfect candidates who are better than the alternatives on some matters but perhaps worse on others? Many of the most long-standing divisions within libertarianism are partially a result of different answers to these questions. Some regard all interactions with politics and politicians as inherently corrupting and a tacit endorsement of governmental oppression. Others feel that a refusal to engage in politics is a one-way-ticket...
  • WAYNE ALLYN ROOT ANNIHILATES PARASITIC SOCIALIST IN HEATED DEBATE

    02/25/2012 7:51:44 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 19 replies · 1+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | February 25, 2012
    VIDEO: In this red-hot 16 minute debate, libertarian Wayne Allyn Root, obliterates a pitiful, whiny, parasitic, anti-freedom socialist. It's interesting and noteworthy how the broadcaster seems to label those rightfully afraid of socialism as being afraid of the "big, bad, wolf". Watch how quickly the socialist pulls out the race card (and how Wayne Allyn Root dismantles it). This is universally done by the left, regardless of whether the debate is with a democrat, socialist, or communist. Along with class warfare, it's the only tool they have. It's laudable how Root maintains his composure and pleasant disposition, even in the...
  • Paul doesn't have many fans in Congress

    01/20/2012 1:59:21 AM PST · by Wyoming Cowboy · 21 replies · 1+ views
    CNN Politics ^ | Wed January 18, 2012 | Dana Bash
    Washington (CNN) -- Briefly back in Congress doing his day job, Ron Paul met with high school students outside his office. True to form, he signed copies of the Constitution and wryly told them with a chuckle, "No one around here reads it very much. I'd like to get everybody to read it." [...] What Paul did not do was attend a closed-door gathering of House Republicans. In fact, the GOP presidential contender is known to never attend these meetings. But Paul's Republican colleagues who did go had no shortage of opinions about his strong showing in the presidential race...
  • Paul plans D.C. detour to vote against debt increase

    01/17/2012 2:48:24 PM PST · by JakeS · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 17 January 2012 | By Stephen Dinan
    Rep. Ron Paul will drop off the campaign trail in South Carolina on Wednesday and fly back to Washington to cast a vote against raising the debt ceiling, his campaign said Tuesday. ... Mr. Obama said late last month the federal government was once again close to breaching the legal limit on how much it can borrow, and he requested Congress raise the ceiling again. Opponents would need to pass a resolution disapproving of the increase and have it signed into law, or else override a presidential veto, to bloc the increase — which is highly unlikely. But returning to...
  • Hate Ron Paul? Blame the establishment

    01/16/2012 5:52:12 PM PST · by traviskicks · 70 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/16/12 | James Poulos
    He has a solid, unshakeable base. His poll numbers are rising, not sinking. He hasn’t had to go negative. He hasn’t had to deliver a speech to get past his newsletter-induced Reverend Wright moment. Oh, and one other thing: he’s in this race ’til the finish line. His name is Ron Paul, and you have the establishment to thank for his shocking march from the margins to something almost mainstream. In retrospect, at least, there’s really nothing shocking about it. At every step, he has been boosted up and pushed forward by the horrendous failure of the establishment to remove...
  • Tom Davis To Endorse Ron Paul (South Carolina Senator)

    01/15/2012 5:28:09 PM PST · by traviskicks · 34 replies · 2+ views
    FITSNews ^ | 1/15/12 | staff
    S.C. Sen. Tom Davis – the leading fiscal conservative in South Carolina state government and one of the most coveted endorsements of the 2012 “First in the South” presidential primary – will announce his support for U.S. Rep. Ron Paul on Sunday. Davis will endorse Paul’s candidacy at a campaign event Sunday evening in Myrtle Beach, S.C. – confirming a report published earlier this week on Buzzfeed. Paul’s campaign has described Davis’ forthcoming endorsement as “consequential” and “game-changing.” Why? Click here. A first-term State Senator, Davis wields a disproportionate impact given his stellar fiscal voting record and his advocacy on...
  • Ron Paul: More Conservative Than Rick Santorum. ZOT

    01/13/2012 11:03:47 PM PST · by Republic_of_Secession. · 146 replies · 1+ views
    The Street [ website ] ^ | Jan 11, 2012. | Joe Deaux.
    Ron Paul Is More Conservative Than Rick Santorum. By Joe Deaux 01/11/12 - 04:02 PM EST NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- During a Republican presidential debate Saturday, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum had a spat about who was more conservative as each clawed for blocks of Republican voters needed to topple front-runner Mitt Romney. According to a study done back in 2004 though, Paul was the more conservative of the two by a fairly healthy margin. A list put together at voteview.com found that out of the 3,320 individuals (1 being the most liberal and 3,320...
  • Ron Paul and the New York Times' Double Standards

    01/12/2012 5:09:30 AM PST · by Kim Dylan · 5 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 1/13/12 | Seth A. Forman
    Now that Ron Paul has achieved electoral respectability in the Republican primaries, the media is in high dudgeon over his extremism. Paul, according to the procurators of good taste at the New York Times, "long ago disqualified himself for the presidency" by, among other things, "peddling claptrap proposals" such as "cutting a third of the federal budget."
  • Ron Paul plays to packed house as supporters await victory

    01/03/2012 5:53:09 PM PST · by traviskicks · 60 replies · 2+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/2/12 | James Oliphant
    While other candidates were speaking at coffeehouses and diners on the day before the Iowa caucuses, Ron Paul was greeted by a crowd of 500 and scores of national media who packed a downtown hotel ballroom for a morning event. “This is almost like a real rally,” the Republican presidential hopeful exclaimed. “This is great!” Polls show Paul in a position to pull off an upset victory in the caucuses Tuesday night, an accomplishment that, if it happens, would amount to one extremely sharp stick in the eye of the GOP establishment. The turnout had Paul’s supporters crowing. “For somebody...
  • Why a Tea Party conservative now supports Ron Paul...including his foreign policy

    12/16/2011 7:48:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/16/2011 | Russ Paladino
    Ask any conservative about Ron Paul and you will usually hear the following statement: "I love him on fiscal policy but his foreign policy is naive and dangerous." You can also throw in the obligatory "He hates Israel." If someone had asked me about Paul from 9/12/01 through October of 2011, I'd have said the exact same things. Something about my certitude always felt a bit uncomfortable, though, because I admired the "good parts" of Ron Paul (and later, his son Rand). Having participated in the Tea Party movement since its inception, and then witnessing the phony propaganda concocted to...
  • RevPac fundraiser at South Street Seaport (Ron Paul)

    12/07/2011 11:06:19 AM PST · by OddLane · 47 replies · 1+ views
    American Rattlesnake ^ | December 7, 2011 | Gerard Perry
    The RevPac event I attended on Monday night was an quite an experience. First of all, the choice of setting seemed designed to highlight some of the recurring themes in Ron Paul’s presidential campaign. While most of his primary opponents have held Manhattan fundraisers targeting donors in this city’s ever-dwindling, yet still potent, financial services sector, the rigidly anti-corporatist, free market dogma of the Paul campaign-highlighted by the appearance of bearish Euro Pacific CEO Peter Schiff-lent a new dimension to what would otherwise have been a routine campaign fundraiser. The optics of the event were pleasing, which I suppose was...
  • New Ron Paul Anti-Newt Ad Runs in Iowa: "Serial Hypocrisy" (Freddie Mac/Mandate)

    12/06/2011 9:33:03 AM PST · by montag813 · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Ron Paul 2012 ^ | 12-06-2011 | Ron Paul 2012
    BRUTAL. And we still have a month to go until the Caucus.
  • Fox News and its truth deniers

    11/20/2011 2:53:54 AM PST · by OddLane · 21 replies · 1+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | November 17, 2011 | Ilana Mercer
    The dueling-perspectives political panel is compatible with the aims of CNN, MSNBC and the other progressive broadcasters. Here is how it works: You invite a member of the Republican establishment – often a RINO, preferably a bimbo – to do battle with a lefty from similar circles. The sides are ideologically so close that, in all likelihood, the panelists hang out after the show. This format is positively postmodernist. Why? Because, by presenting the public with two competing perspectives you mislead viewers into believing that indeed there are two realities, and that it is up to them to decide which...
  • Ron Paul says unemployment is 20%

    10/23/2011 7:18:00 PM PDT · by alexmai · 55 replies · 2+ views
    <p>“I think the downturn in the economy occurred in the year 2000,” Paul told CNN, adding that there have been no new jobs since then “and yet we’ve had a 30 million increase in population.”</p> <p>“Just go out and talk to the people – unemployment rate in the true numbers (is) over 20%, so there’s been a depression,” Paul said after an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”</p>
  • WATCH: Ron Paul Wants To Kill Costly Federal Student Loan Program (VIDEO)

    10/23/2011 7:06:25 PM PDT · by alexmai · 47 replies · 2+ views
    His point is actually correct, a large part of the reason many schools way over-charg­e for tuition is that they know student will be lent them money and the students will often spend 50-60K a year “(or more) on tuition as opposed to finding the best deal for their money because the figure “i can just borrow it” not taking into account the crippling effects of being in your mid-twenti­es with 300K or so in debt. getting of the student loan program (for but the truly neediest cases,, and even then limiting it to no more than 15K a year)...
  • Paul Touts Spending Cuts ... (Meet the Press, legal video at link)

    10/23/2011 12:12:45 PM PDT · by Kurt Evans · 52 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | October 23, 2011 | Katrina Trinko
    In a wide-ranging interview on Meet the Press today, Ron Paul talked about his plan to cut $1 trillion in spending, his hope that the government will eventually get out of the housing market, and his frustration at the U.S. military intervention in the Middle East. Paul also lamented the “uselessness” of some of the arguments in the GOP primary debates. “I mean, arguing over who mows Mitt Romney’s lawn,” Paul said. “In the midst of a crisis, a sovereign debt worldwide crisis, the biggest in the history of the world, and the financial system of the world is about...
  • Ron Paul: End U.S. student loans

    10/23/2011 10:11:53 AM PDT · by traviskicks · 53 replies · 3+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/23/11 | AP
    <p>WASHINGTON — Republican presidential contender Ron Paul said Sunday he wants to end federal student loans, calling it a failed program that has put students $1 trillion in debt when there are no jobs and when the quality of education has deteriorated.</p>
  • Palin endorses Ron Paul's position on international militarism

    10/22/2011 5:09:11 PM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 94 replies · 1+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | October 22, 2011 | Michael Krebs
    “You’ve got to give it to Ron Paul," Palin said. "Whether you agree with everything he says or not, at least he is one there in Congress trying to make our President stick to the law and understand that Congress does have a role to play in these foreign policy decisions that are made and Ron Paul, I think hit the nail on the head, when he came out and said Obama had better be careful when he interjects himself and our country in other nations’ business.”
  • Paul launches $2M ad campaign in early voting states

    10/21/2011 8:51:52 PM PDT · by traviskicks · 20 replies · 1+ views
    CBS NEWS ^ | 10/20/11 | Rodney Hawkins
    Ron Paul is taking to the airwaves with a $2 million ad campaign in key early-voting states that touts his plan for massive budget cuts and likens his Republican presidential rivals to President Obama. The slickly produced ads will begin airing this weekend in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada, according to Paul spokesman Jesse Benton. One of the ads (at left) focuses on Paul's recently unveiled economic plan, which calls for the dismantling of five Cabinet agencies, among other budget cuts. Another highlights Paul's consistent calls for federal belt-tightening by showing him making similar points in film clips...
  • Kelo Home Seized Through Controversial Eminent Domain Taking Now Being Used As A Dumping Ground

    09/02/2011 4:59:09 AM PDT · by icanhasbailout · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Say Anything ^ | September 1, 2011 | Rob Port
    The Kelo vs. New London case saw the Supreme Court expanding the government’s eminent domain powers to include taking property and giving it to other private citizens for the purposes of economic development and enhancing tax revenues. It was a terrible blow to property rights in America. And now, in perhaps a fitting end to the sad chapter in American jurisprudence, the City of New London is now using the property the fought to seize all the way to the Supreme Court as a dumping ground. Video below, and a letter to the editor noting the irony of the city...
  • Why Can't Chuck Get His Business Off the Ground?

    08/30/2011 10:08:50 AM PDT · by icanhasbailout · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Institute for Justice ^ | Oct 26, 2010 | Institute for Justice
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQscE3Xed64