• Matt Collins

    by Published on 06-06-2018 10:30 PM

    From a press release:

    Dr. Rand Paul Holds Hearing on Effects of Unauthorized War

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – This afternoon, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, chairman of the Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management (FSO) Subcommittee for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), held a hearing entitled, “War Powers and the Effects of Unauthorized Military Engagements on Federal Spending.”

    Today’s hearing focused on the constitutional implications of open-ended war under both the existing Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and the revised AUMF proposed by Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Tim Kaine (D-VA).

    The FSO subcommittee heard testimony from Judge Andrew Napolitano, Senior Judicial Analyst at the Fox News Channel; Professor Jonathan Turley from The George Washington University School of Law; and Christopher Anders, Deputy Director of the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office.

    In addition to FSO subcommittee members, Dr. Paul opened the hearing to other senators, with Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Tom Udall (D-NM), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) asking questions of the witnesses.

    “[I]t is the job of Congress to declare or initiate war, and Congress has been negligent for over a decade now. Congress has not done its job. Congress has let president after president strip the war power from Congress and concentrate that power in the Executive,” Dr. Paul said in his opening statement.

    Regarding what the situation would look like under the Corker-Kaine AUMF, Judge Andrew Napolitano testified, “So a president with one-third plus one in either house can wage war on any target at any time the president chooses to do so. That is so contrary to what Madison intended, so contrary to the plain meaning of the Constitution, so violative of the separation of powers as to be a rejection of the oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution, and none of you wants to reject that oath.”

    You can watch Dr. Paul’s opening statement HERE and the full hearing HERE.

    by Published on 03-09-2018 11:20 PM
    Article Preview

    From his Congressional digital newsletter:

    Dear friend,

    Within hours of the tragic Parkland, FL high school shooting, predictably, my colleagues began proposing gun control legislation.

    I am disappointed that so many Congressmen are offering unserious proposals that would infringe on the right to keep and bear arms while doing nothing to prevent or stop another mass public shooting.

    I went on several TV shows last week to counter the liberal narrative that gun control is the solution. Gun control almost always fails for one simple reason: criminals don’t obey laws. On the shows, I offered some serious solutions, that don’t involve infringing your right to keep and bear arms.

    98% of mass public shootings take place ...
    by Published on 03-05-2018 12:30 PM

    From a press release moments ago:

    Rand Paul to Introduce ‘Audit the Fed’ as Amendment to Senate Banking Bill

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the U.S. Senate expected to vote on S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, this week, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) today announced he will introduce his “Audit the Fed” bill, which would authorize the first-ever thorough audit of the Federal Reserve System, as an amendment to the financial reform legislation.

    “While we have made great strides in reviving our economy through curbing overzealous regulation and cutting taxes, lasting prosperity will escape us if we do not hold the enabler of big government and our astronomical national debt accountable. It’s time for the Senate to side with the American people by removing the shackles on congressional oversight and lifting the Fed’s veil of secrecy. It’s time for us to pass Audit the Fed,” said Dr. Paul.

    In January 2017, Dr. Paul reintroduced the Federal Reserve Transparency Act (S. 16), widely known as “Audit the Fed,” to prevent the Federal Reserve from concealing vital information on its operations from Congress. A year earlier, a bipartisan Senate majority voted 53-44 in support of Audit the Fed, falling just short of invoking cloture.

    Audit the Fed would require the nonpartisan, independent Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a thorough audit of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors and reserve banks within one year of the bill’s passage and to report back to Congress within 90 days of completing the audit.

    The legislation would amend section 714b of Title 31 of the U.S. Code to allow the GAO to fully audit:

    · transactions for or with a foreign central bank, government of a foreign country, or nonprivate international financing organization;

    · deliberations, decisions, or actions on monetary policy matters, including discount window operations, reserves of member banks, securities credit, interest on deposits, and open market operations;

    · transactions made under the direction of the Federal Open Market Committee; or

    · a part of a discussion or communication among or between members of the Board and officers and employees of the Federal Reserve System related to clauses (1)–(3) of this subsection.

    You can read Dr. Paul’s Audit the Fed bill HERE.

    by Published on 11-30-2017 09:03 PM

    From our friends at NAGR:

    A gun control bill just passed out of the Republican controlled House Judiciary Committee.

    The bill mirrors legislation sponsored by rabid gun grabber Dianne Feinstein in the Senate, and expands the already massive Brady-NICS gun registration database.

    The vote was overwhelming, only being opposed by the following Representatives:

    Rep. Steve King (R-IA)
    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)
    Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID)
    Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO)
    Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ)
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)

    Now it’s now off to the House Floor, where a vote could come at any time.

    That’s why we must fight back now, and stop this radical bill from moving any further.

    **** Please call your Representative right away, and urge them to oppose the Brady-NICS Gun Registration expansion bill, H.R. 4477. The main switchboard is (202) 224-3121 ****

    This bill is especially troubling considering the issues that Brady-NICS expansions have caused in the past.
    by Published on 09-13-2017 09:45 AM
    Article Preview

    Press release:

    Call your Senator at (202) 224-3121

    U.S. Senate Set to Vote on Sen. Rand Paul’s AUMF Repeal Amendment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, the U.S. Senate will hold a vote on U.S. Senator Rand Paul’s amendment to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to sunset the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force.

    This will mark the first Senate vote addressing an AUMF since 2002.

    Senator Paul’s amendment would take effect six months after the 2018 NDAA becomes law, giving Congress time to hear from the American people and thoroughly debate granting any new, specific authority. You can read his amendment HERE.

    Earlier today, Senator Paul spoke on the Senate floor
    by Published on 04-02-2017 07:55 PM


    President Trump brought Republican Sen. Rand Paul to Trump National Golf Club in Virginia on Sunday to play golf with him, a little more than a week after the party's healthcare bill failed.

    "They're discussing a variety of topics, including healthcare," White House deputy press secretary Stephanie Grisham said.

    Budget director Mick Mulvaney, a former leading House conservative, also joined the two.[/QUOTE]


    by Published on 07-05-2016 09:29 AM

    Amash and Massie warns of Republicans pushing lite gun control legislation forward this week (HR5611)

    Here is his Tweet about it:

    Apparently this bill has a "pre-crime" provision allowing the government to suspend your right to keep and bear arms unless you can prove you aren't about to commit a crime. You can read his Twitter feed for more information.

    If you haven't called your Congressman's office, you need to before Wednesday!

    Here is the link to look up your Congressman's e-mail and phone number: http://ziplook.house.gov/htbin/findrep
    by Published on 05-28-2016 11:30 PM

    Deirdre Shesgreen
    May 25, 2016

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Thomas Massie says early in his congressional career he got a startling lesson in the money-and-influence ways of Washington.

    Massie, a Republican who represents Northern Kentucky, said he was approached by a lobbyist who told him he could help the congressman raise enough money to get on the Ways and Means Committee. That's a powerful committe which oversees tax policy and is one of the most coveted panels in Congress. Massie declined to name the lobbyist but said he represents the medical device sector.

    “He pulled me and my chief of staff into a meeting,” Massie told The Enquirer. “He offered to raise the money that would be required to get me on Ways and Means. This is a lobbyist telling me he can get me on Ways and Means.”

    The unstated implication, Massie said, was that if the lobbyist succeeded in helping Massie get a seat on that panel, the congressman would return the favor with legislative goodies.

    “It was one of the scummiest meetings I’ve ever been in,” Massie said. “I left just reeling, thinking about the implications for how this place works, when you realize that the lobbyists pick who goes on which committee.”

    by Published on 05-13-2016 10:32 PM

    From a press release:

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee (OGR), chaired by Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), has announced it will consider Congressman Thomas Massie’s H.R. 24, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015, also known as “Audit the Fed,” in a markup session on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. A committee markup, where committee members offer amendments and debate whether legislation is ready for consideration by the full House, is the important step between introducing a bill and voting on it on the floor of the House.

    “This is a major step toward bringing this bill to the House floor. This bill could make it easier for Members of Congress to monitor the Federal Reserve,” said Congressman Massie, who is a member of the OGR Committee.

    "The Federal Reserve's loose monetary policy does nothing more than enrich Wall Street at the expense of the poor and middle class,” said former Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), who has long championed this cause and originally introduced the bill in 2009. "Passing Audit the Fed will finally enable the American people to know what the Fed is doing to our economy and our money supply. OGR's markup next week of Audit the Fed is a huge first step in bringing Federal Reserve transparency. I'd like to thank Congressman Thomas Massie, Audit the Fed's lead sponsor, for his leadership on this important issue.”

    The Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015 would require the Comptroller General to conduct a full examination of the Federal Reserve System. The Federal Reserve makes monetary decisions that affect the economy, and the elected officials who represent everyday Americans have limited insight into how the bank’s decisions are made.

    "The American public deserves more insight into the practices of the Federal Reserve,” Massie said. “Behind closed doors, the Fed crafts monetary policy that influences our currency and economy.”

    The Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015 currently has 197 co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle. Former Congressman Paul Broun (R-GA) introduced a similar bill in the 113th Congress that overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives, 333-92.
    by Published on 04-14-2016 07:09 PM

    From a press release -
    Sen. Rand Paul Introduces Protecting Gun Rights and Due Process Act

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul today introduced the Protecting Gun Rights and Due Process Act, which would provide protection for gun owners by ensuring due process rights are upheld in the event an individual’s eligibility is questioned and reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

    “The Obama administration is at it again, and this time they are unilaterally stripping gun rights from our nation’s veterans and seniors. The Protecting Gun Rights and Due Process Act will provide necessary protection for gun-owning Americans, and ultimately ensure that the Second Amendment is not infringed upon,” Sen. Paul said.
    Page 1 of 17 12311 ... LastLast
  • Top Activist Efforts


    Fundraising Help

    Brett85 06-09-2018, 11:00 AM Go to last post
  • Activism News & Discussion


    Stop Socialism Memes

    Thread Starter: truthspeaker

    Hey everyone, I know it's been a couple years. I wanted to do a little pre-planning with everyone BEFORE the primary season starts. Our biggest challenge isn't the GOP frontrunner--it's the corrosive mark socialism makes. This is a brainstorming thread. What I propose is that we bookmark this thread and grow it. Every reply to this thread may be a commonly said remark by a socialist...

    Last Post By: timosman Today, 01:24 AM Go to last post

    Urge your representatives to Get US Out! of NAFTA & USMCA (clean thread)

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth


    Last Post By: Swordsmyth Yesterday, 08:44 PM Go to last post

    Urge your representatives to Get US Out of neocons' Foreign Interventions and WARS

    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

    Enough is enough, urge your reps to stand up against so called bipartisan support for foreign interventions & elective wars/occupations and entanglements with foreign dictators/parasite regimes etc and a globalist perpetual foreign welfare aid regime taxing Americans. Such massive investments supported by same bipartisan neocon funders have only brought sharp degradation and erosion of...

    Last Post By: enhanced_deficit Yesterday, 10:37 AM Go to last post

    $8000/month. Americans will have the jobs

    Thread Starter: Itsback

    To fight H1-B visas, an American said "working for $9000/month will be pain, but we will have the jobs". No alcohol. No Las Vegas, no hollywood, buy less sporting event tickets (NFL, NHL, basketball etc..), 1 or 2 cars per house/family, less fuel wastage, less international vacations (seeing Taj Mahal etc..) will be good for Make America Great Again (MAGA) :up:

    Last Post By: Philhelm 01-15-2019, 02:59 PM Go to last post

    Facebook Sells Disabled Iraq Vet $300,000 In Ads, Then Deletes His Influential Pages

    Thread Starter: DamianTV

    Grassroots because blogging is a Grassroots effort. http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2018/october/20/facebook-sells-disabled-iraq-vet-300-000-in-ads-then-deletes-his-influential-pages/ (Apparently Ron Paul Institute likes Zero Hedge) Full article at link. First argument that will come up is Facebook is a Private Company. Lets see what RON PAUL himself has to...

    Last Post By: osan 01-14-2019, 03:12 PM Go to last post

    Best candidates for Libertarian Party 2020

    Thread Starter: USAFCapt

    Give us your thoughts on who would be the best for libertarians to run for president in 2020 and why.

    Last Post By: USAFCapt 01-13-2019, 07:38 PM Go to last post
  • Ron Paul & Rand Paul: News & Discussion

    Matt Collins

    Will Rand sell out on William Barr?

    Thread Starter: Matt Collins

    Will Rand sell out again and vote for the nomination of William Barr for AG?

    Last Post By: Krugminator2 Today, 05:57 PM Go to last post

    GOP rep: 'Rand Paul is giving the president bad advice' on Afghanistan and Syria

    Thread Starter: Warlord


    Last Post By: Schifference Today, 03:56 PM Go to last post

    Youtube needed: Rand was on Fox and Friends

    Thread Starter: Warlord

    Anyone got the goods? How did he do? Youtube anyone.. jct?

    Last Post By: dannno Today, 01:37 PM Go to last post

    The real liberty political spectrum

    Thread Starter: Paulron22

    I think I like this more than the fake ones I learned about in college! It seems to be based on amount of government power. Ron Paul has his photo in it. https://twitter.com/paisano/status/915940914555703296?s=21

    Last Post By: Matt Collins Today, 08:26 AM Go to last post

    Rand Paul going to the White House...

    Thread Starter: Warlord

    Wow, i wonder what for? 1085625002215514112 https://twitter.com/RandPaul/status/1085625002215514112

    Last Post By: Stratovarious Today, 05:13 AM Go to last post

    Sen. Rand Paul is going to Canada for surgery

    Thread Starter: Warlord

    Hopefully he gets the money back from his despicable attacker! https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2019/01/14/rand-paul-neighbor-attack-senator-have-surgery-canada/2568200002/

    Last Post By: Brian4Liberty Yesterday, 06:01 PM Go to last post
  • General News & Politics


    Trump Cancels Pelosi's Brussels Junket

    Thread Starter: angelatc

    Too funny. She and her Congressional delegation were set to fly to Brussels, Afghanistan, etc, today at 3 PM. Trump pretty much told her she can't use the government plane, and that she belongs in the US, negotiating.

    Last Post By: Brian4Liberty Today, 06:00 PM Go to last post

    Sculpture Honoring Saudi Arabia Has Been Placed On World Trade Center Grounds

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    One of 20 sculptures erected on the World Trade Center grounds that depict G20 countries as sugary delights may not have the same effect as the others; it’s a nine-foot-tall statue honoring Saudi Arabia that is wrapped in the nation’s emerald flag bearing the Arabic inscription, “There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is the prophet.” 15 of the 19 hijackers responsible for the...

    Last Post By: Swordsmyth Today, 05:57 PM Go to last post

    Trump Buys Lunch

    Thread Starter: Zippyjuan

    Says it is because much of the White House staff is on furlough. Went all out. Burger King. Wendy's. Dominos and McDonald's. But it was still classy- silver platters and a candelabra. So nice of him to think of others while 800,000 weren't paid this week. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-welcomes-clemson-tigers-white-house-american-fast-food-paid-n958661 ...

    Last Post By: nikcers Today, 05:56 PM Go to last post

    Plastic Straw Police are Conducting Searches During Govt Shutdown :frog:

    Thread Starter: Stratovarious

    - ''This is what Democrats Care About'' Plastic Straws - -

    Last Post By: Stratovarious Today, 05:52 PM Go to last post
    Anti Federalist

    The Steve King kerfluffle

    Thread Starter: Anti Federalist

    Let the purge begin... House GOP Leaders Remove Steve King from Committee Assignments https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/14/house-gop-leaders-remove-steve-king-from-committee-assignments/ The Associated Press 14 Jan 2019

    Last Post By: Brian4Liberty Today, 05:45 PM Go to last post

    Gilette makes anti-male commercial

    Thread Starter: UWDude

    warning: this is cringe level 1000

    Last Post By: DamianTV Today, 05:40 PM Go to last post

    There is No Immigrant Flood, They Can't Get Welfare, and They Don't Commit More Crime

    Thread Starter: James_Madison_Lives

    https://hubpages.com/politics/There-is-No-Immigrant-Flood-They-Cant-Get-Welfare-and-They-Dont-Commit-More-Crime It's a rare thing for a journalist to get a scoop that blows the lid off a story which is taking the headlines of the day, much less to find that scoop in ordinary, credible sources on the Internet. But - whether a Trump supporter or not - an objective look at the available...

    Last Post By: Cleaner44 Today, 05:31 PM Go to last post

    Treasury Drops Sanctions Against Rusal After Striking Deal With Russian Oligarch

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    Offering some relief to industrial firms in the US and Europe, which have struggled with higher aluminum prices (on top of Trump's tariffs on aluminum entering the US), the Treasury announced on Wednesday that it has struck a deal with Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska to remove sanctions on Rusal, En+ Group Plc and JSC EuroSibEnergo in exchange for Deripaska reducing his ownership stake in...

    Last Post By: Swordsmyth Today, 05:28 PM Go to last post

    Cardi B's Impassioned Discussion of the Government Shutdown Has People Calling for #Cardi2020

    Thread Starter: kcchiefs6465


    Last Post By: kcchiefs6465 Today, 05:26 PM Go to last post

    California Expected $1 Billion In Tax From Sale Of Recreational Marijuana

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    $1 billion: that’s how much California initially anticipated receiving in annual tax revenue by legalizing the sale of recreational marijuana. Here’s what actually happened: CA will likely bring in just under $500 million in marijuana tax revenue this fiscal year. That’s lower than the $630 million forecasted in former Governor Jerry Brown’s budget. Current Governor Gavin Newsom’s new...

    Last Post By: Swordsmyth Today, 04:54 PM Go to last post
  • Gold Price Chart

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

  • Economics News & Discussion


    "STO will be the new IPO". ICO Bubble 2.0 coming soon...

    Thread Starter: muh_roads

    This would be favorable news for smart contract coins like ETH or WAVES. ------------------------------- STO is the New IPO https://blog.icoalert.com/sto-is-the-new-ipo What are STOs and can they create a positive relationship between the SEC and cryptocurrency? The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently held a hearing about cryptocurrency. The SEC, formed after the...

    Last Post By: ChadBarton Yesterday, 12:00 PM Go to last post

    Gold Mining Merger Will Create World's Largest Gold Mining Company

    Thread Starter: Smaulgld

    Newmont Mining in Merger Deal with Gold Corp. https://smaulgld.com/gold-mining-merger-will-create-worlds-largest-gold-mining-company/

    Last Post By: oyarde 01-15-2019, 12:59 PM Go to last post

    Ocasio-Cortez is in line to be appointed to the House Financial Services Committee

    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

    Ocasio-Cortez reportedly in line for banking post, and that could be bad news for Wall Street Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is in line to be appointed to the House Financial Services Committee, according to a Politico report. The New York democratic socialist...

    Last Post By: Anti Globalist 01-14-2019, 07:50 PM Go to last post
  • Bitcoin Price Chart

  • Living Free and Healthy


    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: oyarde Today, 12:07 PM Go to last post

    The Vaccination Debate

    Thread Starter: donnay


    Last Post By: RonZeplin 01-15-2019, 01:04 PM Go to last post
  • Education & Thought Power


    Does the country need closure?

    Thread Starter: timosman

    Should we continue to flirt with communist ideologies?

    Last Post By: nikcers Today, 05:53 PM Go to last post

    The Danger Within: Border Patrol Is Turning America Into a Constitution-Free Zone

    Thread Starter: PAF

    By John W. Whitehead January 16, 2019 How far would you really go to secure the nation’s borders against illegal aliens? Would you give the government limitless amounts of money to fight yet another endless war? Surround the entire country with concrete walls and barbed wire? Empower border police to do whatever it takes to crack down on illegal immigrants, even if it means violating...

    Last Post By: Working Poor Today, 08:27 AM Go to last post

    What would happen if the government shut down — and never reopened?

    Thread Starter: timosman


    Last Post By: otherone Yesterday, 01:07 PM Go to last post

    Dragon court

    Thread Starter: Firestarter

    After I found out, in December 2016, that the elite have been drinking the blood of the young (vampirism) for centuries, I continued my investigation. The trail of these bloodsuckers leads to a group that’s known by a variety of names: Dragon Court, Order of the Dragon and Dragon society. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles are descendents of the “real” Count Dracula, Vlad Tepes (which means...

    Last Post By: Firestarter Yesterday, 11:59 AM Go to last post

    Can the national debt exceed the Avogadro constant?

    Thread Starter: timosman

    Current debt - ¢2*10^15 Avogadro constant - 6*10^23

    Last Post By: oyarde 01-15-2019, 07:23 PM Go to last post

    If Culture isn't Genetic and Preservation of Culture is the Goal...

    Thread Starter: TheCount

    Then adoption of non-white children by whites is the best possible method of cultural preservation. Is there a reason why there aren't any alt-right personalities advocating for this?

    Last Post By: RestorationOfLiberty 01-15-2019, 04:23 AM 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!