Dr. Ron Paul’s Diagnosis: Americans Are Driven by Fear

I remember the line from the movie Blade Runner: “Quite an experience to live in fear isn’t it? That’s what it is to be a slave.” But we can also point out that rather than just a description of slavery, living in fear can be a cause of it. I thought of this yesterday while reading Ron Paul’s words: “Are We a Nation of Wimps?” We now live in a society where safety and security are to be sought at all costs. The sacrifice of liberty is not a concern for most Americans today. This is Read more […]

Ron Paul on the Ebola Scam: $1.4 billion

The Ebola scam meant over a billion dollars in spending. What was that money used to do? How did it help? If you have ten minutes, you might find Ron Paul’s review of what happened with American intervention in the Ebola crisis quite enlightening. [See also, “Ebola Is Not a Reason for Increased Centralized Power.”] If you don’t have time, I can give you the punch line from the text accompanying the video: Remember last year’s panic about Ebola? USAID spent $1.4 billion constructing Read more […]

Ron Paul on the Coming Financial Crisis

Ron Paul sees the next financial crisis as the bursting of the dollar bubble. I think Ron Paul is absolutely right to warn CNBC of our next financial crisis. But I’m not sure the dollar is the bubble. Despite rising stock prices and a falling unemployment rate, the United States is on the brink of a catastrophic “financial crisis,” according to former U.S. presidential candidate Ron Paul. And the culprit could be the dollar. “There’s a huge bubble with the dollar,” Paul said on Tuesday’s Read more […]

What Is the Federal Reserve Hiding?

Ron Paul’s editorial on auditing the Federal Reserve was published in the Daily Bell yesterday: “If the Fed Has Nothing to Hide, It Has Nothing to Fear.” Since the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913, the dollar has lost over 97 percent of its purchasing power, the US economy has been subjected to a series of painful Federal Reserve-created recessions and depressions, and government has grown to dangerous levels thanks to the Fed’s policy of monetizing the debt. Yet the Federal Reserve Read more […]

Intimidation & Revenue Spies: The IRS Is Demanding Ron Paul’s Donor List

Let us imagine that voting in this country was done differently. How would votes go if the government recorded your vote during every Presidential election and sent that information to the IRS, the FBI, and all other Federal agencies? How would that change voting patterns? I guess, rather than voting only for the candidate they preferred, many voters would simply try to guess which candidate was likely to win. Then they would vote for that candidate because they don’t want to be on the President’s Read more […]

L.A. Times on Republicans & Ukraine: Americans Prefer Ron Paul to Rand Paul

I have to say I find this ironic! From the L.A. Times: Finally, there are the libertarians, which brings us to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who’s at the top of early polls of potential Republican presidential nominees. Paul has been working hard in recent months to make his positions sound closer to the party’s mainstream, which means criticizing the president and trying to sound hawkish. But as a libertarian, he still wants to wage a minimalist foreign policy. The current situation has left him Read more […]

Most Republicans Can’t Oppose Obama Without Being Hypocrites

Ron Paul writes, “Will No One Challenge Obama’s Executive Orders.” President Obama’s state of the union pledge to “act with or without Congress” marks a milestone in presidential usurpation of Congressional authority.  Most modern presidents have used executive orders to change and even create laws without Congressional approval. However President Obama is unusually brazen, in that most presidents do not brag about their plans to rule by executive order in state of the union speeches. Read more […]

Mitt Romney: “We Kind Of Had To Steal The Republican Nomination”

The documentary is called “MITT” but from what I see in reviews, it should have been called “LOSER.” It is a movie of the Mitt Romney Presidential campaigns, and most viewers are claiming that the most apparent take away from the documentary is Mitt Romney’s lack of confidence. As Byron York summarize: …for viewers who follow politics closely, especially for Republicans who desperately wanted to defeat Barack Obama, there is a revelation in “Mitt” that is not just unexpected but Read more […]

What Chris Christie And Ron Paul Have In Common

Former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough thinks that what ails the GOP is not nominating leftist candidates like Chris Christie.  Black Republican strategist, Raynard Jackson also wrote an article heralding Christie’s landslide win in a Blue State as the rubric for the GOP, while shaming Cuccinelli’s loss in Virginia as a sign that the party should turn away from conservative & Tea Party values that brought the party back from the dead in 2010.  And Anne Coulter warned in 2012 that Read more […]

Get Real: Chris Christie Will Barely Be a Blip in the GOP Primaries in 2016

Newser summarizes some tardy but clear thinking about Christie’s popularity: Sure, Chris Christie’s pugnacity has served him well on the statewide stage—but will it continue to work on the national one? He’d better not assume anything: Winning “fosters hubris and often reinforces the wrong lessons,” writes Matt Lewis in the Week. “So far, Christie’s confrontational style has mostly come across as refreshing.” But “what happens when MSNBC plays video of him yelling at someone for the millionth Read more […]

It’s On Record: Corporations Really Do Directly Bribe & Enrich Politicians

Breitbart.com has a summary of yesterday’s 60 Minutes expose of how members of Congress spend massive amounts of “campaign” cash on themselves and their lifestyles. One example among many is a warmonger, pro-domestic-spying Republican: Sen. Saxby Chambliss’s (R-GA) leadership PAC dropped $107,752 at the Breakers resort in Palm Beach during the 2012 election cycle. That is over three times as much money as he gave the National Republican Senatorial Committee to get fellow Republicans Read more […]

Promoting a Virtuous Society, Part 2

How are we to go about promoting a virtuous society? The first question is obvious: “What is virtue?” The Oxford English Dictionary says it is “behavior showing high moral standards.” And there is the rub. Whose standards are to be used? Some people believe they are virtuous because they don’t cuss, smoke, or drink. Others think themselves virtuous because they work hard and take care of their families. Some think they are virtuous because they don’t judge others or because they are Read more […]