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    by Published on 08-11-2015 04:10 PM

    Eric Bolling hosting, he just mentioned it on The Five, said he was going to ask Rand why Trump's a fake conservative.

    by Published on 08-10-2015 09:01 PM

    Donate: http://igg.me/at/stand-with-liberty/x/6350577

    More than a year ago I reached out to the grassroots Rand supporters here at RPF to help fund photo documentation efforts of the Rand 2016 campaign, including his launch back in April. Since then, I've had the pleasure of being able to travel from Iowa to New Hampshire to South Carolina, Nevada, California, Texas, Kentucky, Arizona, Ohio, and many more parts of this great country, contributing hundreds upon hundreds of images of various rallies and meet and greets, and giving a "fly on the wall" view of the man who will become the 45th President of the United States.

    Looking ahead at the rest of the year, and with the growing support that Rand has seen since launching his campaign, I thought it would be wise to launch a fundraiser to continue to help with documenting this historic movement. The last fundraiser I did was a little over a year ago, and I was able to make dozens of trips, and contribute hundreds of photos thanks to the select few who decided that it would be worthy to contribute to my funding effort.

    So I have decided to launch a fundraiser in the hopes that it can help to document his campaign for the rest of the year and into the next. I do not have a specific goal, but obviously the more that is contributed the more trips I will be able to make, and the more photos I can contribute to the liberty movement.

    If you would like to donate to this effort, you can do so here: http://igg.me/at/stand-with-liberty/x/6350577

    I hope you will find this effort worthwhile, and I hope I have done a good job over this past year in providing hundreds of high quality photos from the campaign trail. All funds contributed will go 100% to travel, lodging and transportation for Rand Paul trips only.

    by Published on 08-10-2015 11:00 AM

    Don’t Fall for a Fake Conservative
    By Senator Rand Paul - August 9, 2015

    I ran for office because I was tired of being misled by Republicans who promised conservative government and gave us bank bailouts and more debt. The Wall Street bankers got richer and the American taxpayer got poorer.

    The Tea Party erupted over dissatisfaction with false conservatives. It amazes me that anyone in the Tea Party movement could possibly consider Clinton/Reid/Pelosi supporter Donald Trump for President.

    I honestly have no idea what Mr. Trump’s real philosophy is. He was liberal before he was conservative, and has openly professed for decades that his views are those of a Democrat.

    In 1990, he said if he ever ran for office, he’d do better as a Democrat. He became an independent briefly in 1999 before he switched back to registering as a Democrat. In 2004, he identified more of his beliefs as those of a Democrat, especially on economic policy, stating on CNN that“it just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats than the Republicans.” He only registered as a Republican in 2009 before dropping the party again in 2011, only to re-register in 2012.

    This is a guy who said in 1999 that he was a strong supporter of the United Nations. He was for partial birth abortion before he was against it. He lavished praise on the bank bailouts. He was for Obamacare before he was against it and has said he’s “liberal on health care.”

    In the debate, I reminded Trump that conservatives in the GOP have spent decades opposing a single-payer system like the socialized medicine of Canada and England. He responded that I hadn’t heard his answer. The problem is, I had heard his answer and, like many of his answers, it made absolutely no sense. What I heard was that he was once for a single-payer system—today, he’s against Obamacare but still kind of likes the concept of single-payer and isn’t sure it works.

    No conservative in America supports a single-payer government-run healthcare system, and yet around 25 percent of Republicans seem to favor Trump. How can this be possible? How can a quarter of the GOP support a guy who was a Republican, then an Independent, then a Democrat, and then a Republican again?

    Are conservatives really willing to gamble about what Donald Trump really believes in?

    It is refreshing to hear someone speak truth to power, to transcend Washington-speak, and cut through the staidness of our politically correct world but not when it is all blather, non-sequitur, and self-aggrandizing bombast.

    Donald Trump is showing he isn’t suited to lead the country, and I think we all need to discuss why.

    Frankly, it sounds too much like he is someone used to bullying to get his way. What do you do to a bully? You stand up to him. That’s what I did on the debate stage, and I was the only one.

    The only one to tell Donald Trump that if he is willing to possibly give the election to Hillary, he shouldn’t be on the stage. That should be our first and uniting principle.

    We don’t need a bully, and we don’t need another President who thinks he is King. We certainly don’t need someone who has driven his companies into bankruptcy four times yet smugly tells us he uses our nation’s Chapter 11 laws to his own personal advantage. All well and good for him – but what of the creditors and vendors he defaulted on?

    Voters are hungry for a plain-spoken critique of Washington. But I’m unsure how credible that voice is when it comes from the consummate insider, a man who buys and sells politicians like he does Lamborghinis.

    Trump has paid over 1.5 million dollars to politicians from both sides of the aisle, from Harry Reid to Rahm Emanuel to Jeb Bush. The majority of his donations were to Democrats until a few years ago when he began thinking more seriously of making a play for the Republican nomination.

    (For the record, Donald Trump has NEVER donated to any of my political campaigns, perhaps because he knows I can’t be bought. He has donated to an eye institute that sponsored the medical mission I took to Guatemala where the funding was directly spent on our surgical work restoring sight to over 200 men and women.)

    He has, however, put a significant down payment on Hillary Clinton—at least a $100,000 investment in the Clinton “Foundation” in addition to repeated donations to her campaigns—and acknowledges he spoke to Bill Clinton before he decided to pursue the Republican nomination. What kind of access was he purchasing?

    I asked him in the debate why he’s hedging his bets. If he doesn’t win the GOP nomination will he support Clinton? Will he run as a third party candidate? Ross Perot gave us Bill Clinton. Will Trump give us Hillary Clinton?

    Why give so much money to both sides?

    That’s the problem with the system. Big Government and Big Business get in bed together, and the ordinary taxpayer ends up with the short end of the stick while our country is driven deeper into debt.

    I for one don’t think you should run for President if you believe what Trump says about money in politics: “When you give, they do whatever the hell you want them to do.”

    Isn’t this buying and selling what’s wrong with Washington?

    Bill Clinton is under fire for accepting donations and high speaking fees from foreign governments while Hillary served as Secretary of State. I think it’s despicable that politicians like Hillary sell access. But isn’t it equally despicable for people like Trump to buy access?

    It makes me sad to think that Tea Party awakening could be hijacked or hoodwinked by a guy who supported the bank bailouts, supported Obamacare, and continues to support the Clintons.

    I was there at the first Tea Party in 2007 and I’ll be damned if I’m going to stand passively by and watch the movement destroyed by a fake conservative.

    I will stand up to anyone, Republican or Democrat, who tries to use government as their own personal piggy bank and I won’t be bought or sold.

    I will run this race on issues important to the American people. Unlike Trump, I have serious, specific proposals for the largest tax cut in American history and a five-year balanced budget. I offer real solutions to defeat the Washington Machine like ending corporate welfare, term limits and forcing Congress to read the bills.

    We owe the American people substantive answers like that, not bluster and bombast. I plan to stand up to anyone who doesn’t have the temperament or ideas to be President. Maybe it’s time for the GOP voters to tell Mr. Trump he’s fired so we can find a serious candidate who will bring real change.
    by Published on 08-08-2015 09:07 PM

    I keep forgetting that I want to post these photos from last week's YAL National Convention in Washington, D.C., so here they are! It was fun to see support for Ron again, unfortunately Rand wasn't able to speak at the convention this year, but there was a ton of energy for his Presidential campaign as well. Including from Matt Kibbe, who is helping with Concerned American Voters now, and showed up wearing a Stand With Rand shirt. Other speakers at the convention included Tom Woods, Justin Amash, Thomas Massie, Jeff Deist, Dave Brat, Rod Blum, Mark Sanford, Lawrence Reed, and many more. You can find MANY more photos from the convention HERE.

    by Published on 08-08-2015 02:15 PM

    North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones is standing with Mark Meadows in his effort to oust Boehner, telling CNN that Boehner uses intimidation and coercion to get members to vote his way on legislation. Jones says men and women aren’t voted to Congress to be puppets of the Speaker of the House:

    No one should be intimidated for voting your conscience. If you are here to vote for the will of the Speaker and not the will of the people, you don’t need to be here.

    Boom! That is exactly right.

    Walter Jones doesn’t pull any punches in this interview and should be applauded for standing with Meadows through this:
    by Published on 08-08-2015 01:10 PM

    In GOP Debate, Paul Goes on Offense
    By David Catanese - Aug. 7, 2015

    CLEVELAND – Donald Trump may have wanted to avoid a fight in the first Republican presidential primary debate of the season.

    But Rand Paul had other ideas.

    The Kentucky senator, reeling from a series of negative press coverage about the state of his slumping campaign, burst out of the gate at the top of the two-hour nationally televised event Thursday night to take a shot at The Donald.

    An energized Paul seized on Trump's answer to the first question of the evening, when the real estate mogul refused to pledge not to run a third-party candidacy if he failed to attain the Republican nomination.

    "He's already hedging his bets because he's
    by Published on 08-08-2015 12:05 PM

    Rand Paul’s Eye-Roll Marked the End of the 9/11 Era
    The attacks of 2001 are no longer the potent GOP rallying point they once were.
    By George Zornick - 8/7/15

    Republicans didn’t bother to hold their 2004 nominating convention in some far-flung purple state where every county was going to count that November. The Bush-Cheney campaign, which started running advertisements featuring a charred World Trade Center literally one day after the president announced his re-election bid, had a much more potent idea. The RNC happened only three miles from Ground Zero, at Madison Square Garden. Dick Cheney thundered from the stage that “if the killers of September 11 thought we had lost the will to defend our freedom, they did not know America and they did not know George W.
    by Published on 08-08-2015 11:00 AM

    Why the Meadows fight matters
    By Adam Brandon - August 05, 2015

    When Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) introduced a resolution calling for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to step down, a lot of people were eager to dismiss his actions as those of a lone loon with nothing to lose. When a member of Congress so publicly challenges the leadership of their own party, it’s always a long shot, but it’s important to understand why what Meadows is asking is neither crazy, nor unreasonable.

    Meadows’ list of grievances, if one takes the time to read it, does not read like some fringe manifesto. What Meadows is asking for is what all of Congress should be demanding, a fair and open process with the sort of oversight and accountability that is appropriate for the country’s
    by Published on 08-06-2015 07:03 PM

    The first Republican presidential primary debates, hosted by Fox News and Facebook in conjunction with the Ohio Republican Party, will be held at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, starting at 5:00 PM ET.

    5pm ET
    First Debate

    6pm ET
    Online Pre-Show

    9pm ET
    Primetime Debate

    11pm ET
    Megyn Kelly is live from Cleveland, Ohio, at 11 p.m. ET with reaction to the first 2016 GOP primary debates!

    12am ET
    Sean Hannity is live from Cleveland scoring the Republican candidates after their big night on the Fox News stage!


    by Published on 08-06-2015 04:06 PM

    h/t Daniel McAdams @ LRC: https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog...rned-anything/

    Today the Ron Paul Liberty Report looks at the Hiroshima atom bomb 70 years later. Special bonus in today’s program: watch Ron Paul read from his new book, Swords into Plowshares, about how his family reacted when the first atomic bomb was exploded.

    by Published on 08-06-2015 02:20 PM

    The campaign is asking for donations to celebrate the upcoming debate on August 6th.


    Right now we are sitting at 216k with the help of the Defund Planned Parenthood Money Bomb that started over the weekend!

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