Showing posts with label Rand Paul. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rand Paul. Show all posts

February 26, 2018


The gun control debate isn’t really about guns. It’s about human rights.

fromTheFederalist: This isn’t just about my gun. It’s about every single individual’s fundamental right to liberty.
2nd Amendment Assaults

LA has criminalized poverty by making it illegal to sleep In cars

fromZeroHedge: The city of LA looks to feed its coffers by fining people sleeping in their cars. Whether this will be a lucrative source of revenue remains to be seen.
The Government is Not Us       Regulation Nation

8 attacks on freedom, from the Left and the Right

fromReason: Americans are still relatively free.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

VIDEO: Rand Paul - A Different Republican

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Not all members of the GOP are equal. Libertarian Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky weighs in on issues of wealth, poverty, debt, gay marriage, welfare, Iraq, Afghanistan and national defense.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle        Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Second Florida survivor family now alleging CNN scripted narrative to push gun ban

fromFreeThoughtProject: A second Florida man, whose daughter survived the latest school shooting, has come forward alleging CNN was attempting to control the narrative on school violence.
2nd Amendment Assaults    Media Bias on Parade

VIDEO: Charlton Heston - The Right to Bear Arms

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: The 2nd Amendment was established as freedom's guarantee. The legendary Charlton Heston (National Rifle Association President 1998-2003) makes this point with unmatched clarity and power.
2nd Amendment Assaults

February 22, 2018


VIDEO: Walter E Williams - The Proper Role of Government

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Dr. Williams explains the legitimate functions of government as designed by our founders and laments America’s trek from land of liberty toward totalitarian state.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Border bouncers don't need Big Brother spying powers over Americans

fromReason: ICE and border patrol agents want access to NSA intel obtained without warrants.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Revealed: two secret cogs in the FBI national surveillance machine

fromForbes: Civil liberties activists, legal experts and even former intelligence analysts are crying foul about the possibility of widespread domestic surveillance occurring across America with zero oversight.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Rand Paul bids to mold the GOP in his image

fromMcClatchy: Is Sen. Rand Paul the new Steve Bannon, the former Trump aide who promised to wage a “season of war” on the Republican establishment and champion like-minded conservatives?
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

The incomprehensible horror of Venezuelan socialism

fromPeoplesPunditDaily: Street vendors in Venezuela are weaving baskets from banknotes after 13,000 per cent inflation rendered them practically worthless.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The hypocrisy of the New York Times: America is a surveillance state

fromActivistPost: The New York Times is more than willing to point out the surveillance state in China and other nations; however, they remain silent about America’s surveillance.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make     Media Bias on Parade

February 9, 2018


Evidence suggests Obama admin spied on candidate Trump and campaign LONG BEFORE FISA request

fromGatewayPundit: More and more evidence is being uncovered that suggests the Obama Administration
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Andrew Napolitano: It Can Happen Here

fromCreators: The loss of liberty rarely comes about overnight or in one stroke. In a democracy, that loss is normally a slow process, often pushed along by well-intentioned folks who do not even realize until it is too late.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

New York legislators unveil legislation banning Tide pods

fromReason: The next stage of the safety hysteria cycle.
Regulation Nation     Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

The need to regulate civil asset forfeiture

fromAl.com: We shouldn't put our law enforcement officers in a position of being incentivized to raise money for their budgets at the expense of public safety and their relationships with the community.
Police State America    Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

‘Deep State’ veterans find new homes in mainstream media

fromConsortiumNews: NBC News’ hiring of former CIA Director John Brennan is the latest in a wave of intelligence community stalwarts being given jobs in the media, raising concerns over conflicts of interests.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Rand Paul's plan to eliminate government shutdowns: automatic 1 percent budget cuts

fromReason: Because nothing in Washington is more terrifying than the prospect of a minuscule spending reduction.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

fromInfoWars: WikiLeaks acknowledge Trump administration ended grand jury proceedings.
Indoctrination and Censorship

fromForbes: People have reason to be impressed with President Trump's achievements on stemming the the flow of red tape
Regulation Nation

fromNationalReview: Congress should make it a priority to get the federal government out of this area, and to let the states, not the attorney general’s fealty, determine which rules are best for their citizenries.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

fromReason: Alaska has the lowest taxes on recreational marijuana.
Regulation Nation    The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

fromReason: The potential for corruption of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act should warrant more, not less, oversight.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Joe Concha (The Hill) joins Tucker to explain how through its efforts to damage Trump, the mainstream media has devalued its own currency: credibility.
Media Bias on Parade


December 29, 2017


3 things to like about 2017

fromReason: There were a few silver linings for liberty lovers this past year.
Regulation Nation    Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

fromMedium: The common notion in the media is that now the work field will shift and women will be promoted everywhere because men are the worst people in the world.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

fromRarePolitics: Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has been busy seeing to it that the government is kept out of our private electronic communications.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

fromWashingtonExaminer: The report about the harsh media coverage was included in Pew’s year-ending report titled "17 Striking Findings From 2017."
Media Bias On Parade

fromTheFreeThoughtProject: A federal court has just handed down an insulting decision by claiming that a cop shooting at a fleeing minivan full of children does not violate their rights.
Police State America    The Government is Not Us

fromReason: Nobody calls himself a censor anymore in the 21st century. We've got better words for it.
Indoctrination and Censorship

from Politico: An ambitious U.S. task force targeting Hezbollah's billion-dollar criminal enterprise ran headlong into the White House's desire for a nuclear deal with Iran.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption   Defense Versus The War Machine

Cops kill 7-year-old boy while executing unarmed woman in a neighborhood full of kids

from TheFreeThoughtProject: Multiple deputies opened fire on an unarmed woman in a neighborhood full of children on Christmas break and they killed a 7-year-old boy.
Police State America    The Government is Not Us

VIDEO: The Vision of Harry Browne

from LibertyPen/YouTube: From C-Span (2000), former Libertarian presidential candidate Harry Browne shares his philosophy on the gun rights, affirmative action, taxes, Social Security, drug laws and other political topics.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle   2nd Amendment Assaults

Rand Paul: Obama administration against Trump might be 'worse than Watergate'

from WashingtonExaminer: Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., argued Thursday that senior Obama administration officials might be guilty of trying to keep President Trump from getting elected last November.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption   The Government is Not Us

The trillion dollar welfare program

from FFF: What is especially significant about fiscal year 2017 is that total outlays of the Social Security Administration (SSA) exceeded a trillion dollars for the first time
The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency

The myth of the playground pusher

from Reason: In Tennessee and around the country, "drug-free school zones" are little more than excuses for harsher drug sentencing.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

December 22, 2017


Can the FBI get away with getting Trump team emails?

from TheHill: From Andrew Napolitano. The FBI took the emails to be in a position to lead Trump White House staff members into a lying trap by asking them questions to which the FBI already had the answers.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make     Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Rand Paul threatens to filibuster long-term surveillance extension

from TheHill: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is threatening to filibuster any “long-term extension” of a controversial intelligence program that allows the government to collect data on Americans without a warrant.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

House Republicans quietly investigate perceived corruption at DOJ, FBI

from Politico: The group was born out of frustration over the Justice Department's refusal to explain how it used a disputed dossier.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

How to recapture the true spirit of Christmas in a toxic age

from TheHill: No matter what one’s budget, religion, or political persuasion, here are a few things we can do right now to beat the police state blues and recapture the true spirit of Christmas.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Rosie O’Donnell could face 15 years in prison for attempting to bribe senators

from DownTrend: Putting Rosie in a cage would be just one more step to make America great again.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Democrats stew as companies announce employee bonuses after tax reform passes

from DownTrend: AT&T celebrated the bill by giving workers $1,000 extra which will come in handy this time of year.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

November 15, 2017


Financial tyranny: ‘we the people’ are the new permanent underclass in America

from Rutherford Institute: Americans can no longer afford to get sick. That’s because they are struggling to stretch their dollars far enough to pay their bills, get out of debt and ensure that if and when an illness arises, it doesn’t bankrupt them.
The Government is Not Us

Feminization of America is bad for the world

from Creators: Last week, The New York Times published an article, "Sweeping Away Gender-Specific Toys and Labels," that contained three sentences that explain one of the most important phenomena in American life.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Detroit cops posing as drug dealers brawl with colleagues posing as customers

from Reason: Maybe this is how the war on drugs should be fought from now on.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

How the left uses blacks like stalking horses

from Creators: Professor Walter E Williams provides his customary dose of wisdom.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Rand Paul says he will propose individual-mandate repeal

from Breitbart: Rand Paul Tuesday took up President Donald Trump’s challenge to Republicans to include the repeal of the Obamacare individual-mandate in their tax overhaul legislation.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

12-year-old sues Attorney General Jeff Sessions to legalize medical marijuana

from NBC News: A young girl files a lawsuit attempting to educate an old fart.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

November 9, 2017


Venezuela teeters on brink of default

from Yahoo: End stage socialism is to about to economically crush Venezuela.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Mozilla's Privacy Not Included guide reveals if holiday gifts will spy on you

from CSO Online: Black Friday ads are leaking left and right, but do you know if that holiday gift can spy on you or be hacked?
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

WATCH: Liberals gather to scream at the sky

from PJ Media: Anguished snowflakes emerged from their safe spaces last night and gathered in approximately 25 cities to "scream helplessly at the sky" in protest of President Trump's election.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

What if government steals liberty and fails to deliver safety?

from Creators: Judge Andrew Napolitano challenges you to ask yourself some vital questions.
The Government is Not Us

Victim blame: media suggests Rand Paul deserved to be attacked

from The Daily Bell: For the second time this year, Rand Paul has been literally attacked by a Democrat.
Media Bias on Parade

Simpler tax simplification

from Creators: John Stossel contends the Trump tax cut is better than nothing.

October 25, 2017


Britain says no the term "pregnant woman" as it excludes transgender people

from FoxNews: For those suffering from gender dysphoria, it is apparently considered unkind to suggest a womb is necessary
in order to be pregnant.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

California's six-figure pension club has 62,000 members

from Reason: And seven retirees in Los Angeles pulled down more than $1 million each in retirement benefits last year. "Public service" has its privileges.
Economic Policy: Statism vs. The Free Market

Lies and manipulation: The sorry state of global climate alarmism

from WattsUpWithThat?: While practitioners of environmental religion fret about one-tenth of one degree, India has real concerns: food and water.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Europe: journalists against free speech

from GatestoneInstitute: Gone is all pretense that journalism is about reporting the facts.
Media Bias on Parade

Sens. Rand Paul and Ron Wyden unveil privacy-protecting surveillance reform bill

from Reason: Two senators fight back against the surveillance society and the police state to protect individual from their government.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Don’t call the cops if you’re autistic, deaf, mentally ill, disabled or old

from Rutherford Institute: Sometimes it’s dangerous enough calling the cops when you’re not contending with a disability. Unfortunately, the risks just skyrocket when a disability is involved.
Police State America

October 21, 2017


Federal court ponders Constitutionality of prostitution ban

from Reason: "Why should it be illegal to sell something that you can give away for free?"
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

USA Liberty Act won’t fix what’s most broken with NSA internet surveillance

from EFF: The bill doesn’t end the practice of “backdoor searching,” when government agents — including domestic law enforcement — search through the NSA-gathered communications of Americans without any form of warrant from a judge.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Republicans officially give up trying to cut spending

from Reason: After all that fuss from 2009 onward, Rand Paul is the last Republican left objecting to the continued growth of government.
Economic Policy: Statism vs. The Free Market

DHS pays police millions to ticket and prosecute motorists

from MassPrivatei: Police pull over more than 50,000 drivers on a typical day, more than 20 million motorists every year. So why do they need more money still?
Police State America

50 state study shows that more requirements lead to less jobs

from Will-Law: States with more burdensome licensure requirements (fees, training hours, exams, and age requirements) had significantly lower employment in the ten professional occupations.
Regulation Nation

The media blackout of Clinton-uranium scandal senate probe

from CNS News: Media bias is currently “on full display,” Media Research Center President Brent Bozell warned Thursday as network news continued to ignore the Senate probe into the Clinton-Uranium scandal.
Media Bias on Parade

October 17, 2017


Survey find Americans’ views on free speech is a whole bunch of crazy

from the Daily Bell: Why a whole bunch of crazy?
"There are no contradictions. If you see a contradiction, check your premises. One of them is wrong" -- Ayn Rand
Indoctrination and Censorship

Who's the Harvey Weinstein of sex work? The police

from Reason: This week has a lot of people wondering "who's the Harvey Weinstein?" of their industry. For sex workers, the answer is all too often a local cop.
Police State America

Chicago's soda tax fizzles

from Reason: Everybody realized it was about bringing in money, not improving public health.
Regulation Nation

⭐️  Walter E Williams: Who pays what in taxes?

from Creators: Today, some politicians argue that the rich must pay their fair share and label the proposed changes in tax law as tax cuts for the rich. Let's look at who pays what.
Economic Policy: Statism vs. The Free Market

Rand Paul: The insurance companies are extorting us, Trump stopped that

from RealClearPolitics: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) discusses the president's executive order on the Affordable Care Act, why he says the plan is an attempt to empower consumers and why this could be a bipartisan issue.
Regulation Nation

ICE’s civil forfeiture guidelines leaked, and they’re not good

from RealClearPolitics: A government handbook reveals details of its legalized theft program. The concern is strictly about the value of property with no consideration of justice.
The Government is Not Us

September 23, 2017


The treasonous media hates America

from LibertyCrier: Compelling evidence is presented in an 11-minute video of Trump's words and media coverage.
Media Bias on Parade

Unlawful rental registries: Coming soon to a city near you

from The Free Thought Project: Unlike the federal government, local government cannot print money. In order to grow, they have to mine for new revenue sources.
The Government is Not Us

Cop who threw handcuffed man into lake and watched him drown, gets only 10 days in jail

from The Free Thought Project: To prove once and for all that no one is above the law, the state punishes one of its own.
Police State America

Look around! Common law works. government statute doesn’t.

from The Daily Bell: Wouldn’t that be great if you could simply base your actions on common sense and respect for the standards of a community?
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

Rand Paul: ‘I won’t be bribed or bullied’ on repeal vote

from The Hill: Rand Paul is one of the few politicians who was actually committed to repealing Obamacare. He has voted to do so each time. But he will not rubber stamp Obamacare Lite.
Regulation Nation

California demands money from Gatorade to protect water from slander

from Reason: California politicians take nitwittery to the next level in order to shakedown a productive corporation.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

John Stossel: Libertarian Lite

Lighten up, truth can be scary. In this year's Republican presidential primaries, Sen. Rand Paul got little traction. In 2012, his father failed. That year, the Libertarian Party candidate, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, got just 1 percent of the vote. We libertarians must be doing something wrong. Maybe our anti-government message is too   ... MORE

Rand Paul Weighs In On The Apple-FBI Dispute

by Elias J. Atienza.      Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) told CN2 that Apple shouldn’t be compelled to hack the encrypted iPhone of San Bernadino shooter, Syed Farook. Apple has strongly opposed a court ordered request by the FBI to open the phone, citing that it could create a backdoor and weaken the security and privacy  of users. “What’s extraordinary ... MORE

Jacob Sullum: What Rand Paul Brought To The Race

The fate of the only small government candidate.  During the last Republican presidential debate in which he participated, Rand Paul condemned the National Security Agency's mass collection of Americans' telephone records, cautioned against reckless intervention in Syria's civil war, and declared that a "true fiscal conservative" must "look   ... MORE

Joel Kurtinitis: Ted Cruz’s Quiet Coup In Iowa

The process of discovery.    I came home exhausted on Caucus night, just as I had many other nights in the year leading up to our first-in-the-nation nominating contest. As a veteran of the Ron Paul revolution, I considered myself a hardened political warrior, charging the trenches of the establishment and lobbing internet hand grenades at     ... MORE

Nick Gillespie: Two Cheers (& More!) For Rand Paul!

This was only the beginning.      With Rand Paul's suspension of his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination comes an understandable deluge of autopsies, elegies, screw-yous, and snarky subtweets. Yet I come not to bury the "libertarian-ish" Paul but to praise him. In five short years as a senator, he's already elevated a host ... MORE