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    by Published on 01-08-2020 06:05 PM

    Sen. Mike Lee on Iran Briefing: "That was insulting."

    GOP Sens. Mike Lee (Utah) and Rand Paul (Ky.) ripped the administration over a closed-door briefing on Iran on Wednesday, announcing they will now support a resolution reining in President Trump's military powers.

    Lee, speaking to reporters after a roughly hour-long closed-door meeting with administration officials, characterized it as "the worst briefing I've seen, at least on a military issue.”

    Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, CIA Director Gina Haspel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley were dispatched to brief both the House and Senate on Wednesday amid days of concerns from lawmakers that Trump was on a path to war with Iran, which ...
    by Published on 09-30-2019 07:10 PM

    Impeachment…or CIA Coup?
    By Ron Paul - September 30, 2019

    You don’t need to be a supporter of President Trump to be concerned about the efforts to remove him from office. Last week House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced impeachment proceedings against the President over a phone call made to the President of Ukraine. According to the White House record of the call, the President asked his Ukrainian counterpart to look into whether there is any evidence of Ukrainian meddling in the 2016 election and then mentioned that a lot of people were talking about how former US Vice President Joe Biden stopped the prosecution of his son who was under investigation for corruption in Ukraine.

    Democrats, who spent more than two years convinced that “Russiagate” would enable
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    by Published on 08-13-2019 11:00 AM

    ‘Red Flag’ Laws Are the Wrong Solution to Mass Shootings
    Thomas Massie - August 12, 2019

    They haven’t reduced crimes, and the potential for misuse is great

    Everyone is sick of mass public shootings in the United States. Enough is enough. Everyone, including us, is incredibly frustrated.

    But let’s do something that doesn’t make the problem worse.

    With President Trump’s endorsement, Senate Republicans are moving forward with one law that they hope will help — a so-called “red-flag” law, advancing on the federal level what are known as “extreme risk protection orders.” Ohio’s governor also came out and endorsed such a law for his state after the attack.

    Depending upon the state, anyone from a family member, intimate
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    by Published on 02-20-2019 04:30 PM

    Wow. Unanimous. Pretty solid win.

    States are bound by the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against excessive fines and fees when they seek to seize property or other assets from individuals charged or convicted of a crime, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday.

    It's a decision that hands a major victory to critics of civil asset forfeiture, and it opens another avenue to legal challenges against that widely used (and often abused) practice by which states and local governments can seize cars, cash, homes, and pretty much anything else that is suspected of being used to commit a crime.

    The case before the Supreme Court, Timbs v. Indiana, involved the seizure of a $42,000 Land Rover SUV from Tyson Timbs, who was arrested in 2015 for
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    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.
    ...
    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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    Rep. Justin Amash has Another National Media Interview about His Libertarian Presidential Campaign. He Again Says Nothing Libertarian. Written by Adam Dick - Tuesday May 5, 2020

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    9th FED Circuit Court backs Newsome

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    First Amendment be damned. https://www.yahoo.com/gma/federal-court-backs-california-gov-gavin-newsoms-orders-162800993--abc-news-topstories.html A federal appeals court has backed California Gov. Gavin Newsom's stay-at-home order banning in-church services to blunt the spread of coronavirus, rejecting an argument from clerics that the governor is treading on their First Amendment right to...

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    Jo Jorgensen Wins Libertarian Party Presidential Nomination

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    read more: https://reason.com/2020/05/23/jo-jorgensen-wins-libertarian-party-presidential-nomination/

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    Anti Federalist

    Lockdowns for Us but Not 67K Criminals — Now Killing Americans

    Thread Starter: Anti Federalist

    COVID Craziness: Lockdowns for Us but Not 67K Criminals — Now Killing Americans https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/35793-covid-craziness-lockdowns-for-us-but-not-67k-criminals-now-killing-americans Written by Selwyn Duke Lock down those who are supposed to be free — and free those supposed to be locked up. That’s the formula being applied, and it’s leading to rising crime,...

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    PAF

    Moderna and the COVID Vaccine: What Kind of Lunacy?

    Thread Starter: PAF

    May 23, 2020 “It’s completely correct to say that NIAID will reap a profit on the Moderna/NIAID vaccine. There are 6 NIAID scientists who work for Dr. Fauci, each of whom would get $150,000/year indefinitely as their reward. So that’s $900,000 to his subordinates every year in perpetuity.” Mary Holland, General Counsel, Children’s Health Defense Would you buy a used car from the company...

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    Swordsmyth

    And so it begins, U.S. troops start to withdraw from Afghanistan

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    Hardly a week has passed since the conditional peace treaty between the U.S. and the Taliban, and American troops are already leaving the country. Despite evidence that the Taliban have resumed attacks on Afghan government forces, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has given the order for the United States to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan.s. Esper, speaking to the media on...

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    Swordsmyth

    Foreign troops to quit Afghanistan in 18 months under draft deal

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    Taliban officials said U.S. negotiators on Saturday agreed a draft peace deal setting out the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan within 18 months, potentially ending the United States' longest war.The details of the draft were given to Reuters by Taliban sources at the end of six days of talks with U.S. special peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Qatar aimed at ending the war, more...

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    Abrams: Illegal Immigrants "Are Now No Longer Able To Elect Anyone Who Represents Them"

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    Anti Federalist

    MI: Private pilot spells out "FU" on flight radar track, pointing to gov's mansion

    Thread Starter: Anti Federalist

    :tears: Michigan pilot gives a literal ‘F U’ to governor over coronavirus lockdown https://nypost.com/2020/05/01/flight-path-curses-michigan-governor-over-coronavirus-lockdown/amp/ By Vincent Barone May 1, 2020 | 10:40pm

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    PAF

    Mastercard Joins ID2020 Alliance to Advance Digital Identity as a Fundamental Human Right

    Thread Starter: PAF

    May 22, 2020 Mastercard has joined the ID2020 Alliance to further the organizations’ collaborative efforts on user-managed, privacy-protected and portable digital identity solutions. The ID2020 Alliance was launched in 2016 as a global public-private partnership bringing together stakeholders to advocate for, fund, and implement projects, provide technical support, and certify...

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    RonZeplin

    The Army is planning a mass recruiting drive this summer

    Thread Starter: RonZeplin

    Army recruits at Fort Sill, in Oklahoma, low crawl in sand during an obstacle course at basic combat training on April 23, 2020. (Army) The general helming Army Recruiting Command is preparing a massive virtual hiring event this summer after the Army’s 245th birthday on June 14. Like the other military branches, the ground service is fighting the anticipated dent to manpower after the...

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    CORRY20

    Does This argument make sense.

    Thread Starter: CORRY20

    Many people on twitter have this argument it goes like this? "The federal reserve note known as the “petro dollar” is will become less valuable due to printing money. However it does open up room for other currencies to take over, such as the treasury note. BTW the national debt is in fed notes." "For example, if the value of the federal reserve note tanks and it takes 22 trillion to...

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    Outstanding debt to hit 108% in 2021 says CBO

    Thread Starter: Pauls' Revere

    Sadly, I don't hink any of this is going to happen. Baby Boomers who are retiring are simply going to vote for anyone who maintains or expands these programs. Also, The article fails to mention that we need to eliminate the welfare state for starters. https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/how-well-deal-with-the-mushrooming-national-debt-192748740.html When the time for a fix arrives, Congress...

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    uncharted

    Rental car giant Hertz files for bankruptcy.

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    More here

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    Employers Struggle to Compete with $600 Coronavirus Unemployment Payments

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    It is gonna be a cold winter.

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    Swordsmyth

    Mises on Nationalism, the Right of Self-Determination, and the Problem of Immigration

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    I don't 100% agree but I mostly do.

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    Proph

    Already Anarchy!

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    I sent this to Being Libertarian, but they take too long to publish -- if they ever decide to publish this at all. I'm posting this here, though -- sans formatting -- because I think it's important and needs to be said/heard/seen: Also, there's no need to wait with the internet!

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    PAF

    Who Controls The Gates Family?

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