• phill4paul

    by Published on 08-03-2018 01:00 PM

    I worked two years for Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and witnessed a man who is principled and a fighter. That is why it angers me to see some accusing him of running away from his core beliefs because he announced his support for the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Sen. Paul had expressed reservations because of Kavanaugh’s limited view of the Fourth Amendment yet agreed to support after meeting with the nominee.

    Most of the attacks are coming from individuals who never liked Senator Paul’s brand of libertarian-ish Republicanism. These know-it-all opinion writers also distain the likes of Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Reps. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), because they are fighting against the establishment of both parties in
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    by Published on 12-16-2017 12:45 PM

    Guess the old adage "Can't spend what you ain't got, can't lose what you never had" doesn't apply here....

    Has Our Government Spent $21 Trillion Of Our Money Without Telling Us?

    I am co-authoring this column with Mark Skidmore, a Professor of Economics at Michigan State University.

    “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.” ~ Article I, Section 9, Clause 7, The US Constitution

    On July 26, 2016, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued a report “Army General Fund Adjustments Not Adequately Documented or Supported”. The report indicates
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    by Published on 09-05-2017 12:41 PM

    Ahead of Hurricane Irma the Governor of the U.S. Virgin Island has activated the National Guard to seize arms, ammunition, explosives and incendiary devices.

    U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed an emergency order allowing the seizure of private guns, ammunition, explosives and property the National Guard may need to respond to Hurricane Irma.

    Mapp signed the order Monday in preparation for Hurricane Irma. The order allows the Adjutant General of the Virgin Islands to seize private property they believe necessary to protect the islands, subject to approval by the territory’s Justice Department.

    Mapp issued an emergency declaration Tuesday and mobilized National Guard units to prepare for the massive storm.
    http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/05/vi...urricane-irma/
    by Published on 03-20-2017 04:30 PM

    NEW YORK — In a stunning lawsuit seeking to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for 9/11, the families of 800 victims have filed a lawsuit accusing the Saudis of complicity in the worst terror attacks on American soil.
    The legal action, filed in federal court in Manhattan, details a scenario of involvement by Saudi officials who are said to have aided some of the hijackers before the attacks.

    Fifteen of the 19 hijackers were Saudi nationals and three of them had previously worked for the kingdom.

    The document details how officials from Saudi embassies supported hijackers Salem al-Hazmi and Khalid Al-Mihdhar 18 months before 9/11.

    The officials allegedly helped them find apartments, learn English and obtain credit cards and cash. The documents state
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    by Published on 03-19-2017 12:00 PM

    Thanks Rand! Civil Asset forfeiture needs to be addressed...

    “The federal government has made it far too easy for government agencies to take and profit from the property of those who have not been convicted of a crime,” Paul’s statement read. “The FAIR Act will protect Americans’ Fifth Amendment rights from being infringed upon by ensuring that government agencies no longer profit from taking the property of U.S. citizens without due process.”
    http://rare.us/rare-politics/populis...aw-in-decades/
    by Published on 03-17-2017 07:23 PM

    A bill introduced in the Oregon Senate would require state courts to fully inform jurors of their right to use discretion when rendering verdicts in felony trials.


    Sen. Kim Thatcher (R – Keizer) introduced Senate Bill 924 (SB924) on March 2. The legislation would require the court to instruct the jury before the beginning of deliberations in all felony cases using the following language.

    “As jurors, if you feel that a conviction would not be a fair or just result in this case, it is within your power to find the defendant not guilty even if you find that the state has proven the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.”

    Failure to provide the instruction would result in a mistrial.
    http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com...inform-juries/
    by Published on 11-09-2016 05:42 PM

    By Ron Paul
    Wed November 9, 2016

    (CNN) — "Populism" was one of the big buzzwords of this election cycle. It was largely attached to the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, with both candidates referred to as "populists" despite having distinctly different political philosophies. Still, they both used the approach -- with success -- to tap into the deep dissatisfaction of the average American voter. For Donald Trump, populism has paid off well: In a shock to the political establishment, Trump has ridden populism straight to the White House. But we must understand what populism is really all about.

    Populism has traditionally been understood to include trade protectionism, low interest rates, and government welfare to the poor and middle classes. The philosophy is meant to appeal to the common person, as opposed to establishment elites. Populism has historically seen a revival when economic conditions have deteriorated for the average person while the elites continue to prosper.

    Demagogues rush to use the dreadful economic conditions to their political advantage. However, the solutions offered by so many opportunistic politicians aren't really solutions at all. The proposals are always laced with promises that government will "do something" to fix the problem.

    Unfortunately, most people still fail to understand that the economic pain they are suffering is the government's doing in the first place. Government monetary, economic and trade policies lie at the root of the problem. The lack of a free market, sound money and genuine private property rights inhibit the return of economic prosperity. This widespread lack of understanding leads those who fall for the siren song of populism down a road of perpetual disappointment.

    more:
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/09/opinio...aul/index.html
    by Published on 11-06-2016 03:05 PM

    Virginia Gov. Pardons 60,000 Felons, Enough To Swing Election

    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has granted voting rights to as many as 60,000 convicted felons just in time for them to register to vote, nearly five times more than previously reported and enough to win the state for his long-time friend, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

    McAuliffe sought to allow all of Virginia’s estimated 200,000 felons to vote, but state courts said each individual felon’s circumstances must be weighed. To get around that, McAuliffe used a mechanical autopen to rapidly sign thousands of letters, as if he had personally reviewed them, even as his office was saying the total was 13,000.

    Now, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned that McAuliffe — who managed Clinton’s unsuccessful 2008 presidential campaign — churned out five times as many letters before the registration deadline than publicly claimed.

    Virginia’s recent political history has seen multiple races that were decided by tiny margins. The 2014 U.S. Senate race, for example, was decided by only 17,000 votes, while the attorney general’s race came down to a mere 165 votes.

    McAuliffe is a close friend of Hillary and former President Bill Clinton, even personally guaranteeing a loan for the purchase of their Chappaqua, New York, mansion in 1999. He also served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee where he was a prodigious fund raiser.

    The Virginia chief executive claimed to have “no idea” how felons would vote and said he had never thought about it, even though their Democratic leanings are well-known. Clinton’s staff emailed him after the 200,000-voters move to call it a “great announcement” and set up a call about it.

    McAuliffe also did a major favor for the wife of a senior FBI executive who was running for a Virginia legislative seat at the same time the bureau was investigating Clinton’s use of private email addresses and a home-brew server to conduct the official diplomatic business of the U.S.
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    Those who received McAuliffe’s letter also got voter registration forms with pre-paid return postage. No others in Virginia received such a service.
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    More: http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/06/ex...wing-election/
    by Published on 05-05-2016 02:43 PM

    Electronic cigarettes and premium cigars will now be regulated the same way as tobacco cigarettes and regular cigars, according to a new federal rule issued on Thursday.

    Under the rule, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would have to approve all tobacco products not currently regulated that hit stores after February 2007. The e-cigarette industry was virtually non-existent before then.

    Premium, hand-rolled cigars would also be included in the new regulation.This final rule also prohibits the sale of "covered tobacco products" to individuals under the age of 18 and requires the display of health warnings on cigarette tobacco, roll-your own tobacco, and covered tobacco product packages and in advertisements.

    The Tobacco Control Act of
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    by Published on 12-19-2015 12:25 PM

    I'm just gonna start this thread. I don't have the many skills that other members do when it comes to graphic memes or short video creations.

    I'm just humbly asking that some might be interested in stepping up.

    Rand is pushing an Audit the Fed bill.

    How many people do you know that actually understands what his means?

    So here I'd like to create some objectives and some out come.

    What can we do to saturate social media with the reason WHY the Fed needs auditing.

    I'd propose that for the next week we hash out definitions and strategy. Next week those that have the skills to create memes, twitters and videos do there stuff. And then we role it out.

    Just an open forum discussion on the viability or need tonight. Thoughts?
    by Published on 07-24-2015 02:25 PM

    The Army has warned its recruiters to treat the gun-toting civilians gathering at centers across the country in the wake of the Chattanooga, Tenn., shooting as a security threat.

    Soldiers should avoid anyone standing outside the recruiting centers attempting to offer protection and report them to local law enforcement and the command if they feel threatened, according to a U.S. Army Recruiting Command policy letter issued Monday.
    “I’m sure the citizens mean well, but we cannot assume this in every case and we do not want to advocate this behavior,” according to the Army Command Operations Center-Security Division letter, which was authenticated by the service.

    Recruiters were ordered not to interact or acknowledge the armed civilians, who have been
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    by Published on 07-07-2015 03:30 PM

    A western Michigan woman heads to court Tuesday after being arrested for failing to renew her dog’s license.

    Becky Rehr says she drove to the Kalamazoo County sheriff’s office June 23 to prove that she’s recently renewed the license for the family’s 11-year-old dog, Dexter. Rehr’s 14-year-old daughter waited in the car as her mother was arrested, fingerprinted and held for three hours, The Kalamazoo Gazette said.

    “They frisked me and put me in this intake cell with all these inmates in orange jumpsuits,” Rehr said. “I was pretty nervous.”

    Failure to license a dog is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and $100 fine.

    County animal control Director Steve Lawrence said his office gave the 47-year-old Cooper Township woman numerous phone,
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    by Published on 07-07-2015 02:25 PM

    A SMALL private firm in the US has developed a surveillance system of Orwellian proportions that could very well be the future of big brother.

    Thirty kilometres above a chosen city, a plane hangs out of sight of the thousands of people scurrying below — continuously circling the metropolis underneath. Every second, the plane takes a photo of the entire city and all the happenings within a 64sq km radius. The images are beamed down to a control centre where they create what is akin to a real-time Google map of everything taking place.

    When a crime occurs, teams of analysts simply scroll back in time to the scene of the incident and identify those involved. From that point, they can follow the target by clicking forward through the images to the present moment and
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    dannno

    Is it Finally Time for a Good Old Fashioned Money Bomb in 2018?

    Thread Starter: dannno

    Larry Sharpe is a libertarian running for Governor in New York, the election is November 6, 2018. The primaries are in a few days (9/13), but we are focused on the general in November. If you think he doesn't have a chance, consider that he will likely be up against 5 or 6 candidates, only needs 30% to win and I believe the interview he said he was already polling 25%, or he was able to...

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    osan

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    Thread Starter: osan

    I know there are many who refuse to vote because they don't want to be seen as participating in the tyrannical system. I fully empathize with this and agree, in principle. I would love to live sufficient thousands of years to see humanity evolve into proper anarchists, where men respected one another, etc. That, I am sad to say, is unlikely. That means we are left with what we have - a...

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    trey4sports

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    Thread Starter: trey4sports

    I joined here after the tea party in 07, we were gaining popularity quite quickly. Im curious what it was like here at RPF when Ron Paul had just announced his campaign. were goals lower? did you guys EVER think we would have the numbers we now have? did you expect Ron Paul to be an internet sensation? did you think we would EVER raise the kind of money we raised in the 4th quarter,...

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    Should President Trump open McCain Vietnam files . . . (?)

    Thread Starter: Jan2017

    For example . . . How about 29 July 1967 . . . I'll bet the President doesn't really know the most accurate account for history and posterity sake of the nation . . . yet. Meet US Navy pilot John McCain "center stage" . . . as brought to you by the USS Foresstal control tower camera(s) - except the footage now is apparently out of public domain - wtf?

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    jllundqu

    The Future is So F**KED! (Video)

    Thread Starter: jllundqu

    ***WARNING***** Watch at your own risk and don't have any sharp objects nearby. I'm ready for the meteor to hit, or Yellowstone to blow.... the age of reason and the enlightenment are DEAD. This is what we are left with. My 8 year old son (whom we HOMESCHOOL!!!), can run circles around these ignorant, entitled, useless-eater millennials. God help us all.

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    jllundqu

    What's RPF's Opinion of Adam Kokesh?

    Thread Starter: jllundqu

    I just learned that Adam is now here in Arizona and running for the U.S. Senate Seat on the Libertarian ticket. He found me on twitter, texted me, and invited me to join him at a LP meeting in Phoenix. I was a big fan of his Veterans For Ron Paul marches, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and generally bringing attention to veteran suicides, etc. I haven't been following him for some time and...

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    Brian4Liberty

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    The Corporatist War On Free Speech - Are We A Nation Of Sheep?

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    francisco

    Rand on Fox: Time to re-think US relationship w/ Saudi Arabia

    Thread Starter: francisco

    Sen. Rand Paul: It's time to rethink America's relationship with Saudi Arabia -- It is not our friend https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/sen-rand-paul-its-time-to-rethink-americas-relationship-with-saudi-arabia-it-is-not-our-friend?fbclid=IwAR3Vxzeeg1YDm8vposuDxi020C0AW4npVj95n_ct3JMWxHS3PdiMvSaru78

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    Anti Federalist

    Why caravan migrants wave Honduran flags and burn tires in front of U.S. embassy

    Thread Starter: Anti Federalist

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    enhanced_deficit

    Kushner, Ivanka Trump made at least $82 million in outside income while serving in White House

    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

    Since the draining of swamp by MAGA, free markets seem to be functioning like a well oiled machine. There are no reports that they got any money directly from the alleged butcher dictator who is bieing accused of torturing/dismembering/killing WaPo journalist or earned it as part of their outside work as human rights anti-nepotism champions. Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump made...

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    How The 'NPC' Meme Tries To Dehumanize 'SJWs'

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    Swordsmyth

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    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

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    RonZeplin

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    Swordsmyth

    "No Preconditions": Trump Will Meet Iran's Rouhani "Anytime They Want"

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

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    enhanced_deficit

    A grainy video from Guatemala sparks Trump conspiracy theory

    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

    Which party will benefit most in midterm elections if caravan arrived on border few days before polling day? https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/10/19/grainy-video-guatemala-sparks-trump-conspiracy-theory/

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    Swordsmyth

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    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

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    Itsback

    Rand Paul 2020

    Thread Starter: Itsback

    Will it happen ?? Rand Paul 2020. :up:

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    timosman

    Nancy Pelosi Joins Donna Shalala & Debbie Mucarsel-Powell At Local Campaign Event

    Thread Starter: timosman

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    Zippyjuan

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    Thread Starter: Zippyjuan

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    donnay

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    Danke

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    DamianTV

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    Mach

    British News Reels etc...

    Thread Starter: Mach

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    idiom

    Length of the working day

    Thread Starter: idiom

    Hey, Where do I go for Austrian discussion of the length of the working day? Outside of Marx discussions about it and the forces controlling it are pretty thin on the ground. Any guidance appreciated.

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    timosman

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    Thread Starter: timosman

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    DamianTV

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    Thread Starter: DamianTV

    Very simple question. Please explain your answers.

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    r3volution 3.0

    The Jury System & Democracy

    Thread Starter: r3volution 3.0

    @Swordsmyth recently bumped an old thread of his in which he criticized the jury system. I responded with some comments about democracy, and how it suffers from similar problems. In the interest of not derailing that thread, as per SS's request, here's a new one. Below is our exchange thus far.

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