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

June 7, 2019


Congress proposes legislation to screen adults and children to predict if you pose a threat

fromFreeThoughtProject: The TAPS Act would encourage law enforcement to give everyone a personal threat assessment (kids and adults) and single out those that they deem as future threats.   
Government is Watching Every Move You Make        Police State America

Republicans join Democrats to kill Rand Paul's Pennies Plan because no one cares about the debt

fromWashingtonExaminer: It wouldn't solve our debt crisis, but it would ameliorate it somewhat. So naturally, a large bipartisan majority voted to block it from the Senate floor.  
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Don Boudreaux - Why Free Trade is ALWAYS Best Policy

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Economist Don Boudreaux eloquently explains how, despite the economic policies of other countries, free trade is always the most beneficial policy for the citizens. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Hey Trump: Remember Wikileaks?

fromRonPaulInstitute: Governments hate it when the truth is told about them. They prefer to kill the messenger rather than face the message.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Watchdog says FBI has access to about 640M photographs

fromAP: A government watchdog says the FBI has access to about 640 million photographs — including from driver’s licenses, passports and mugshots — that can be searched using facial recognition technology.  

Jan 21, 2019


Yes, the FBI is America's secret police

fromTheHill: In order to boost the credibility of the FBI’s investigations of the Trump team, much of the media is whitewashing the bureau’s entire history. But the FBI has been out of control almost since its birth.
Police State America

VIDEO: Rand Paul - The mindless Middle East war machine

fromTheHill: For several years now, Senator Rand Paul has worked tirelessly to extract American soldiers from perpetual wars in the Middle East. He explains his position and praises Trump’s decision to pull out of Syria.
Defense Versus The War Machine

A victory for the Chicago police code of silence

fromCreators: The acquittal was a shock but, in a city with a history of unpunished police abuses, not a surprise. No one ever got rich betting that Chicago police will face punishment for committing crimes in the line of duty.
Police State America

Fast food is getting more expensive as minimum wages rise

fromTheHill: Government regulators are relentless in their quest to lower the standard of living for Americans.
Regulation Nation      Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Florida to announce legalization of medical marijuana flower

fromForbes: When Florida legalized medical cannabis, one of the most highly debated regulations was Florida’s ban on flower sales.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Trump wants to leave NATO? It's not a bad idea

fromCreators: The military threat that the Kremlin once represented has shriveled.

Jan 3, 2019


Prices rise as the minimum wage increases in several states

fromAP: Arbitrary increases in the cost of labor gouge into the limited resources of the poor, making them even more dependent on government.
Economic Policy Versus The Free Market     The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency     Regulation Nation

New Washington gun laws spark defiance

fromKomoNews: Washington rolled out a new law barring anyone under the age of 21, including military personnel, from purchasing a semi-automatic rifle on Tuesday.
2nd Amendment Assaults

VIDEO: Rand Paul - Pulling out of Syria

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: An explanation of why pulling out of Syria is essential.
Defense Versus The War Machine

44 numbers from 2018 that are almost too crazy to believe

fromTheEconomicCollapse: Was 2018 everything that you expected it to be?  Every year contains surprises, but 2018 truly turned out to be a year that we will never forget.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Trump administration sets record for lowest number of regulations

fromAmericanThinker: An undeniable success of the Trump administration has been a radical altering of the mindset of federal agencies when it comes to creating new regulations.
Regulation Nation

Democracy Is a threat to individual liberty

from71Republic: Democracy is flawed when it comes to protecting the rights of the individual, but is successful in restricting those rights.

Jan 1, 2019


Fear of a Rand Paul-influenced Trump foreign policy

fromReason: Such fear is a sign of an exhausted establishment that can't justify decades of expensive failure.
Defense Versus The War Machine

California plans stricter gun laws in 2019

fromCNBC: California is going to ban anyone under 21 from buying rifles, shotguns and semiautomatic weapons.

‘Gun-free’ United Kingdom has a growing problem with illegal guns

fromLouderWithCrouder: Their civilian peeps have no means of protecting themselves against criminal gun use. At least here in the U-S-of-A we can counter mass-murdering fiends with guns of our own.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Firm who warned America of ‘Russian Meddling’ caught running fake Russia bot campaign

fromFreeThoughtProject: The company behind an op-ed in the New York Times about “the Russians” and their nefarious efforts to influence American elections were the actual perpetrators of said influence.
Media Bias on Parade      Indoctrination and Censorship    Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

California women's march canceled for being 'overwhelmingly white'

fromReason: NOT FROM THE ONION. Modern leftist activism is mired in infighting between the most marginalized and their allies. Blame intersectionality for pretelizing these poor snowflakes.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Nullification is the cure for tyranny

from71Republic: With the death of local sovereignty comes the rise of the superstate, where the only checks on their power are the arbitrary rulings of the elites within their own ranks.

Nov 17, 2018


Rand Paul: Next A.G. must defend individual liberty from power-hungry deep state

fromBreitbart: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) offered his thoughts on who should replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions during an interview with Breitbart News Deputy Political Editor Amanda House.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption    Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

The Pentagon fails its first comprehensive audit

fromReason: According to Deputy Secretary Patrick Shanahan, no one expected it to pass anyway.
Defense Versus The War Machine

Venezuela is rolling out a new ID card manufactured in China that can track, reward, and punish citizens

fromBusinessInsider: The ID transmits data about cardholders to government computer servers, and is increasingly linked to subsidized food, health, and other social programs most Venezuelans rely on to survive.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

CNN’s Acosta back at White House after judge’s ruling

fromAP: Anti-Trump reporter Jim Acosta, CNN’s chief White House correspondent, was back in the saddle this afternoon. However, the White House said it would be developing new rules for orderly press conferences.
Media Bias on Parade

US gov’t accidentally reveals they’re charging Julian Assange

fromFreeThoughtProject: The US government accidentally copied and pasted information from sealed documents indicating that they have already charged Julian Assange for his journalism.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process

British school bans expensive coats so poor students won't 'feel stigmatized'

fromReason: Bans like these just encourage a victim mentality.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

July 18, 2016

Rand Paul: "Trump Derangement Syndrome" has gone over the top and people have lost the big picture

fromRealClearPolitics: The big picture is that we should be engaged with Russia. We have serious conflicts in various parts of the globe. It would be a mistake not to have open lines of communication with them.  
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Walter E Williams: Our rules of the game: US Constitution

fromCreators: We should demand that Supreme Court justices act as referees and enforce the U.S. Constitution.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle         The Pursuit of Happiness

Starbucks bans plastic straws, winds up using more plastic

fromReason: A Reason investigation reveals that the coffee giant's new cold drink lids use more plastic than the old straw/lid combo. 
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

U.S. to make more drugs easily available, cutting role docs play

fromBloomberg: An excellent move that should have been done long ago. BTW, these drugs are available now at AllDayChemist.com, SwissPharmacy.com and others. 
Regulation Nation

The Left’s outrage over Trump-Putin diplomacy shows brainwashing power of 2-party system

fromFreeThoughtProject: To the new left and the neocons, war is the only answer and if you attempt to prevent it through diplomacy, you are committing treason. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption 

Police kill man with bulldozer over 10 marijuana plants

fromReason: Drug war absurdity meets police recklessness. 
Police State America        The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

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