• BamaFanNKy

    by Published on 09-21-2012 02:31 PM

    We are just $3,900 dollars away.

    The Most Important Race in Kentucky
    Chris Hightower is standing tall after winning his primary for state rep in the KY’s 16th District, despite the establishment opposing him. Although he faces an incumbent, the general election is very winnable, as it was held by a Republican until he retired in 2008. Senator Rand Paul is doing his part and recently held a fundraiser for Chris, where he related a story about how in the early days of 2009, when he started running for Senate, and thought he had no chance of winning, he would find Chris working in a hallway of his doctor’s office day in and day out to make the impossible happen – and he did. After a few months, Rand finally decided he’d better pay Chris something – which Chris promptly donated back to Rand’s campaign! He went on to play a huge role in our historic victory of 2010. Chris knows the nuts and bolts of elections, and if we get him the support to win, he will be hands-down the best rep in Frankfort, and start a conservative revolution like Ron & Rand did in their respective offices. Furthermore, it would replace a supporter of Obama’s agenda with a reliable champion of fiscal conservatism and limited government like Rand – and possibly even help flip the majority in the KY House. Furthermore, he’ll be in position to step up for Congress when Rep. Whitfield retires or another opportunity opens up!

    But victory will come down entirely to us. If we can raise $60k and get a handful of volunteers, Chris will win his race. It should be a drop in the bucket compared to our million-dollar moneybombs… but it is harder getting attention for a local race. But now you’re aware of what a huge opportunity we have. So I’m asking you today to click here and make the most generous donation you can! If I wasn’t broke from donating to Ron & Rand and living on savings to fight for freedom, I’d make the max donation too. Since we’ve essentially won Massie’s race, I really believe this is the most important race in Kentucky right now. We also have a phone-from-home system set up, and even a determined few should be able to contact every single voter in the district. Please send me an email if you can help, and I’ll set you up! Thanks for your consideration in this vital race.

    https://secure.hightowerforkentucky.com/
    by Published on 05-25-2011 05:09 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Moments ago, Sen. Rand Paul again urged Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) to keep his agreement to allow debate and an open amendment process for the USA PATRIOT Act, but Sen. Reid refused. Sen. Paul took to the Senate floor to address Sen. Reid’s scurrilous attacks and to ask the Senate for unanimous consent for reasonable consideration of three amendments. Sen. Reid personally objected, proving that he is to blame for holding up the USA PATRIOT Act and unwilling to keep his word allowing debate and amendments to the extension bill.



    TRANSCRIPT:

    I rise in response to a scurrilous accusation. I've been accused of wanting to allow terrorists to have weapons to attack America. To be attacked of such a belief when I'm here to discuss and debate the constitutionality of the PATRIOT Act is offensive.

    I find it personally insulting. And I think it demeans the body. It demeans the Senate body and the people that we can't have an intelligent debate over the constitutionality of this.

    I am somehow to be told that because I believe a judge should sign a warrant that I'm in favor of terrorists having weapons?

    The absurdity of it, the insult of it. If one argues that judges should sign warrants before they go into the house of an alleged murderer, are you in favor of murder?

    Can we not have a debate on a higher plane, a debate over whether or not there should be some constitutional protections, some constitutional procedure? But to come to the floor and accuse me of being in favor of giving weapons to terrorists. Can our Constitution withstand?

    Is our Constitution strong enough that we could actually capture terrorism -- capture terrorists and protect our liberties at the same time?

    Should we have some rules that say before they come into your house, before they go into your banking records, that a judge should be asked for permission, that there should be judicial review? Do we want a lawless land? Do we want a land that is so much without restraint, a government without restraint that at any point in time they can come into your house?

    We were very worried about that. That's why our country was founded on principles such as the fourth amendment to protect us from an overzealous government. But to transform an argument where good people might disagree into an accusation that I would let terrorists have weapons, no, I believe that we would stop terrorism but do it in a constitutional fashion where you would have a warrant issued by a judge.

    Some people say we don't have enough time to do that. In the morning, judges are routinely called when someone is accused of rape, when someone is accused of murder. When there is an alleged crime, we get warrants and it's worked for 225 years until we decided to throw out the Constitution.

    We threw out the Constitution with the PATRIOT Act because we changed the Constitution, not by two-thirds in this body voting for it and not by three-fourths of the state but by a scared 51 percent who threw out their liberties. They said make me safe. I want to be safe. I'm afraid, make me safe, but they gave up their liberties.

    I think it was a mistake and i think we should have an intelligent and rational discussion over this, but i don't think it furthers the debate to accuse someone who has Constitutional concerns about the way we were doing things to accuse them of being in favor of putting hands -- weapons into the hands of terrorists. I object strongly to this.

    The leader has said that they will compromise. They said one week of debate in February and open amendments. They would be open to amendments, even amendments they disagreed with. Do whatever people feel is appropriate on this bill. This doesn't mean just amendments that are not emotional or just amendments that had nothing to do with guns.

    They are petrified to vote on issues of guns because they know that a lot of people in America favor the second amendment, own guns and want to protect it in the right to own guns and the right to have those records not sifted through by the government.

    We don't want a government that eventually will allow for direction of the police towards those who own guns. We don't want our records to be public. We don't want our records to be sifted through by a government without judicial review.

    They don't want to vote on this because they know the American people agree with us, and if you polled this question, you would find 80% to 90% of Americans don't want their banking records, don't want their gun records to be sifted through by a government without a judge ever giving any approval of this.

    This is a constitutional question, and I would ask the leader to stand by his agreement to an open -- an open amendment process.

    And so at this time I will ask unanimous consent that my amendments numbered 363, 365 and 368 be in order, and within one hour of debate on each be followed by a roll call vote. I ask unanimous consent that this occur at this time.

    [Comment on Forum]
    by Published on 12-15-2010 05:08 PM



    From Press release:

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - In response to Sen. Tom Coburn's amendment introduced today in the Senate, Sen.-elect Rand Paul issued the following statement commending Sen. Coburn's action:

    "I applaud Senator Coburn's attempt to bring spending cuts into the discussion today. While I am in favor of lower taxes for all Americans, we simply cannot continue to ignore our out-of-control spending. The Coburn Amendment is a step in the right direction to at least begin to act. Any Senator who does not support this amendment is not serious about fixing our fiscal mess, and clearly did not get the message from the American people this November."

    Source: http://www.freemaninky.com/2010/12/s...tement-on.html

    Photo: Gage Skidmore
    by Published on 12-14-2010 03:47 PM
    Article Preview



    Senator-Elect Rand Paul Announces Initial Staff Appointments

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - In anticipation of the 112th Congress, Sen.-elect Rand Paul announced today the following hires to his official Senate office. This staff will be in place in early January 2011 to support Sen. Paul's plans for an aggressive legislative agenda.

    Kentuckians sent a resounding message to Washington when they elected me to serve the Bluegrass State in the U.S. Senate. I am proud to announce the following members of my staff, who share my dedication to reforming government and ending business as usual here in our nation's capital," Sen.-elect Paul said in a statement Tuesday

    Chief of Staff Doug Stafford joins Sen.-elect Paul's office with over a dozen ...
  • Activism News & Discussion

    r3volution 3.0

    A Monarchist Party?

    Thread Starter: r3volution 3.0

    Plank One: "Democracy is socialism; we favor monarchy because we favor liberty." Plank Two: "Elections are a joke and we decline to participate; you may self-destruct all by yourself."

    Last Post By: pcosmar Today, 05:47 PM Go to last post
  • Ron Paul & Rand Paul: News & Discussion

    charrob

    War on ISIS - Whose Side Are We Really On?

    Thread Starter: charrob

    A thread discussing this, as well as the original BBC Report, is also in the U.S. Political News subforum: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?516826-Bombshell-Report-Confirms-US-Coalition-Struck-A-Deal-With-ISIS

    Last Post By: AZJoe Today, 08:19 AM Go to last post
    Brian4Liberty

    Pentagon Expands 'Terror War' To Africa: Where Is Congress?

    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

    Pentagon Expands 'Terror War' To Africa: Where Is Congress?

    Last Post By: AZJoe Today, 07:34 AM Go to last post
    bunklocoempire

    Trump To Release New US Strategy: Will Neocons Cheer? RPLR

    Thread Starter: bunklocoempire

    Foreign affairs analyst Jim Jatras joins today's Liberty Report to discuss the new US National Security Strategy scheduled to be released next week. Big changes? New approach? We'll discuss...

    Last Post By: Zippyjuan Yesterday, 07:23 PM Go to last post
    Suzanimal

    Government Should Leave Bakers Alone

    Thread Starter: Suzanimal

    http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?434887-Court-hears-case-over-gay-wedding-cake http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2017/december/11/government-should-leave-bakers-alone/ Copyright © 2017 by RonPaul Institute. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit and a live link are given. Please donate to the Ron Paul Institute

    Last Post By: osan 12-13-2017, 08:55 PM Go to last post
  • General News & Politics

    Swordsmyth

    New Sexual Assault Claims On Deck: "The House Is Going To Be Rocked In The Coming 72 Hours"

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    The Daily Caller'sLuke Rosiak says that within 72 hours, "The House Is Going To Be Rocked" with a new bombshell which he says "will see the resignation of more than a dozen House members over harassment and secret settlements, and soon." Rosiak, who has earned a large following as one of the leading journalists cataloging the Awan brothers scandal, does not typically engage in hyperbole...

    Last Post By: goldenequity Today, 07:38 PM Go to last post
    Swordsmyth

    Scheme To Pay Off Trump Accusers Emerges, One Woman Was Offered $750,000

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    California woman's rights Attorney Lisa Bloom operated behind a scheme to compensate Trump accusers and potential accusers using money from donors and tabloid media outlets during the final months of the 2016 presidential race, in an effort which intensified as the election neared, report John Solomon and Alison Spann of The Hill. Lisa Bloom’s efforts included offering to sell alleged...

    Last Post By: JohnCifelli1 Today, 07:33 PM Go to last post
    DamianTV

    ISPs Won't Promise To Treat All Traffic Equally After Net Neutrality

    Thread Starter: DamianTV

    https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/12/15/2026202/isps-wont-promise-to-treat-all-traffic-equally-after-net-neutrality

    Last Post By: Root Today, 07:29 PM Go to last post
    Brian4Liberty

    Rubio is a "no" on tax plan without increased welfare

    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

    Rubio to vote against GOP tax bill unless tax credit for working poor is expanded Rubio and Lee have already demanded and received a doubling of the child tax credit from $1000 to $2000 per child. The issue now appears to be the refundabilty of the "credit". Bottom line: With a fully refundable tax credit, a parent or family who pay no income taxes will receive a $2000 payment per child...

    Last Post By: Zippyjuan Today, 07:28 PM Go to last post
    Swordsmyth

    Why Does The New $1 Billion US Embassy In London Need The First Moat Since Medieval Times

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    Yesterday saw the press launch for the new US embassy in London which is situated on the south bank of the River Thames in the re-developed – albeit unattractively - part of the city near to Battersea Power Station. During the “celebrations”, architect James Timberlake, of Philadelphia-based firm Kieran Timberlake, described the new building as “the embodiment of peace and security”. The...

    Last Post By: Zippyjuan Today, 07:07 PM Go to last post
    phill4paul

    Bunkerville: Trial #3 begins....

    Thread Starter: phill4paul

    Evidentiary hearing included SA Dan Love. He was not allowed to testify in the first two trials. Some things he has to say are interesting to say the least... https://redoubtnews.com/2017/10/us-attorneys-office-implicated/

    Last Post By: phill4paul Today, 06:53 PM Go to last post
    Zippyjuan

    Judge Nap: Too Early to Say Mueller Probe Is Biased Against Trump

    Thread Starter: Zippyjuan

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/12/13/judge-napolitano-claims-robert-muellers-russia-probe-biased-against-trump

    Last Post By: goldenequity Today, 06:37 PM Go to last post
    Swordsmyth

    Controversial bill would force business owners to take down bulletproof glass

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - A controversial bill is currently working its way through city hall designed to regulate 'stop and go' liquor stores. One part of the bill would force business owners to take down bulletproof glass inside their stores. A bill moving through city council reads: "No establishment shall erect or maintain a physical barrier." It's called the 'Stop and Go' bill and is...

    Last Post By: Madison320 Today, 06:24 PM Go to last post
    Brian4Liberty

    Peter Strzok: Partisan FBI infiltrator

    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

    It seems that some government employees have taken their partisanship to extremes, such that it would be impossible for them to fulfill their job requirement of being unbiased. Might as well consider this guy to have been a member of the Hillary campaign. Mueller aide fired for anti-Trump texts now facing review for role in Clinton email probe

    Last Post By: Swordsmyth Today, 06:23 PM Go to last post
    r3volution 3.0

    Trump's Remarkably Incompetent Pick For Federal District Court

    Thread Starter: r3volution 3.0

    Meet Mathew Spencer Peterson

    Last Post By: Swordsmyth Today, 06:11 PM Go to last post
  • Gold Chart

    [Most Recent Quotes from www.kitco.com]
  • Silver Chart

  • Economics News & Discussion

    specsaregood

    China’s new alternative financial system - and how it could mortally wound the US dollar

    Thread Starter: specsaregood

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-13/gold-will-soar-china-kneecaps-dollar more at link, interesting read.

    Last Post By: devil21 Yesterday, 10:56 PM Go to last post
    Firestarter

    BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street own the US

    Thread Starter: Firestarter

    When investigating the 1 October Las Vegas “mass shooting” I found out about Vanguard and Fidelity (FMR). I postponed starting a thread on this, because there were some other things I wanted to do first. First I looked at the major shareholders in Live Nation Entertainment Inc, which includes Vanguard (several times) and Fidelity:...

    Last Post By: Zippyjuan Yesterday, 10:42 PM Go to last post
    anaconda

    Bitcoin Cracks $5000

    Thread Starter: anaconda

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/cbovaird/2017/09/01/bitcoin-price-tops-5000-as-cryptocurrencies-march-higher/#6d8dc42a5a8e

    Last Post By: devil21 Yesterday, 09:26 PM Go to last post
    timosman

    The economy's biggest mystery — paychecks just aren't growing

    Thread Starter: timosman

    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/08/lack-of-wage-growth-remains-the-economys-greatest-mystery.html

    Last Post By: oyarde Yesterday, 08:06 PM Go to last post
    DamianTV

    More Ron Paul Followers Prefer Bitcoin To Gold

    Thread Starter: DamianTV

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-10/more-ron-paul-followers-prefer-bitcoin-gold Full article on link...

    Last Post By: r3volution 3.0 Yesterday, 07:46 PM Go to last post
    Madison320

    Where is your bank account# stored in Bitcoin?

    Thread Starter: Madison320

    I don't understand how Bitcoin is anonymous. When you buy or sell a Bitcoin, isn't your bank account linked to your wallet?

    Last Post By: Crashland Yesterday, 12:18 PM Go to last post
  • Bitcoin Chart

  • Living Free and Healthy

    Swordsmyth

    Major Cause of Dementia Discovered

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    An international team of scientists have confirmed the discovery of a major cause of dementia, with important implications for possible treatment and diagnosis. Professor Garth Cooper from The University of Manchester, who leads the Manchester team, says the build-up of urea in the brain to toxic levels can cause brain damage – and eventually dementia. The work follows on from Professor...

    Last Post By: Firestarter Today, 07:08 AM Go to last post
    osan

    The Dangers of a Transgender Ideology [SHORT VIDEO]

    Thread Starter: osan

    This doctor is a very smart girl who has nailed the hide to the barn door. If you have small children or know people that do who would like to raise healthy children, rather than destroyed, collapsed heaps of human wreckage, then watch this and take it in carefully. PS: No idea who or what is "The Daily Signal".

    Last Post By: osan Yesterday, 08:08 PM Go to last post
    enhanced_deficit

    Is Wi-Fi safe for health?

    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

    Cell phones used to be "safe", then there came "causes for concern" and final determination remains inconclusive as of now. Do you consider home wi-fi safe for health? My guess is vast majority probably see typical home Wi-Fi radiation levels as fully safe or within acceptable risk levels. Disclaimer, I have not tried to research/validate views in below article. ...

    Last Post By: enhanced_deficit 12-13-2017, 11:13 PM Go to last post
    donnay

    Leaked Emails Mention Aspartame Causing Holes in the Brain

    Thread Starter: donnay

    http://realfarmacy.com/aspartame-email/?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fzen.yandex.com

    Last Post By: Zippyjuan 12-13-2017, 06:47 PM Go to last post
    Danke

    It is gonna be a cold winter.

    Thread Starter: Danke

    This fall the Indians on a remote reservation asked their new Chief Oyarde if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was a chief in a modern society, he’d never learned the old tribal secrets. He couldn’t look at the sky to predict what the winter was going to be like. "It's going to be a very cold winter." So just to be on the safe side, Oyarde told his tribe that the...

    Last Post By: Suzanimal 12-13-2017, 08:38 AM Go to last post
  • Education & Thought Power

    Brian4Liberty

    Meet The Southern Poverty Law Center

    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

    Meet The Southern Poverty Law Center

    Last Post By: AZJoe Today, 07:01 PM Go to last post
    PierzStyx

    The African Enlightenment and Liberal Ideals in 1500s

    Thread Starter: PierzStyx

    Interesting article. The writer takes a few shots at Locke, some justified and some incorrect. The whole tone of trying to pull down men like Locke to try and lift up others is unfortunate, I hate when authors try such a tactic because it is pointless. The real value of the article though is how it helps demonstrates that liberal ideals have developed independently of one another on every...

    Last Post By: r3volution 3.0 Today, 01:57 PM Go to last post
    r3volution 3.0

    Contract Enforcement in Ancapistan

    Thread Starter: r3volution 3.0

    Some example contracts to consider: Contract #1: "Smith shall give Jones $100 today, and Jones shall give Smith $110 in one year. Either party may unilaterally void the contract." Contract #2: "Smith shall give Jones $100 today, and Jones shall give Smith $110 in one year. Smith may unilaterally void the contract." Contract #3: "Smith shall give Jones $100 today, and Jones shall give...

    Last Post By: r3volution 3.0 Yesterday, 09:10 PM Go to last post
    kcchiefs6465

    FBI (all the way up to Hoover) Knowingly Frames Innocent Men, Covers Up Evidence for Decades

    Thread Starter: kcchiefs6465

    A case I just recently became aware of in which the FBI, all the way up to J. Edgar Hoover, conspired to imprison men for decades for a murder they knew the men didn't commit. Not only did they know the men did not commit the murder, they knew about the murder going to happen two days prior to it and did nothing to prevent it because of the "potential" good their informants could do if they were...

    Last Post By: CCTelander Yesterday, 12:18 PM Go to last post
  • Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our top news RSS Feed! New! Subscribe to us on YouTube!