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

Demand Congress Back Down On Privacy Intrusion

by Ron Paul.     The FBI tells us that its demand for a back door into the iPhone is all about fighting terrorism, and that it is essential to break in just this one time to find out more about the San Bernardino attack last December. But the truth is they had long sought a way to break Apple’s iPhone encryption and, like 9/11 and the Patriot Act, a mass   ... 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

Stop Expecting Rand Paul To Be Ron Paul

by Eric July.    Libertarian elitism is something that truly annoys me, but it really shows itself when we have these Rand Paul vs. Ron Paul discussions during our current election cycle. Do not get me wrong, it isn’t completely absurd that someone would compare a man to his father. But if one is alluding to an expectation that Rand is supposed to be   ... MORE

Ron Paul: The Seamless Web Of Liberty

Toward a free society.        Many people think the Internal Revenue Service was violating civil liberties when it harassed tea party groups. After all, the groups were targeted because they wanted to exercise their civil liberty to challenge government policies. However, the specific issue in the IRS case was the groups’ application for tax-exempt status, ... MORE

Wash Post: "The Libertarian Moment Is Over, Or Is It?"

by Nick Gillespie.      Former Reason staffer David Weigel, now at the Washington Post, looks at Rand Paul's sagging fortunes in the run for the Republican presidential nomination and writes: One year ago, in a flag-planting cover story for the New York Times magazine, Robert Draper asked whether a “libertarian moment” had come at last.       ... MORE

Nick Gillespie: Ron Paul Endorses Rand

The "only one who is standing up for your liberty."  Should the son inherit the votes of the father? Ron Paul, the former congressman and presidential candidate who sparked a libertarian "revolution" during his last two bids for the White House, is endorsing his son, Sen. Rand Paul, for president. In a letter that Paul campaign insiders say is "going out ... MORE

Brian Doherty: Rand Paul Vs The Libertarians

Is libertarian-ish good enough?      James Hohmann at Politico last week quotes me and some other people publicly associated with libertarianism to discuss where Rand Paul the presidential candidate stands in libertarian terms. His central thesis is that Paul is, in his own self-framing, declaring himself at best (in libertarian terms) merely  ... MORE

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Why No Real Change Is Likely: Ron Paul Supporters Bolt Rand Paul Camp In Response To Mainstream Concessions

by Ben Schreckinger.   As he pulls together his expected presidential campaign in Iowa and New Hampshire, Sen. Rand Paul is confronted by defections from an unexpected quarter: the die-hard idealists whose energy powered his father’s campaigns. That network of committed supporters was expected to convey to Paul, the natural successor  ... MORE

Has the ‘Libertarian Moment’ Finally Arrived?

by Robert Draper.     “Let’s say Ron Paul is Nirvana,” said Kennedy, the television personality and former MTV host, by way of explaining the sort of politician who excites libertarians like herself. “Like, the coolest, most amazing thing to come along in years, and the songs are nebulous but somehow meaningful, and the lead singer kills himself to   ... MORE

Brian Doherty: Rand Paul/Ron Paul Disconnect On Drugs

Rand takes the incremental approach.          One of Ron Paul's defining moments on the national stage--vivid proof that this is a very different kind of character we are dealing with here, in a great way--was when, at the first 2012 cycle Republican presidential candidate debate in May 2011, he mocked the notion that legalizing heroin was a      ... MORE

Ron Paul: 'I Would Think' Rand Is Running In 2016

by Jane C. Timm.        Hey Dad, is Rand running for president in 2016? “I would think so, he wouldn’t be doing what he’s doing, but I haven’t had a conversation of what your plan is,” Paul said on Morning Joe. “He’s been pretty independent.” Kentucky’s Tea Party darling Sen. Rand Paul is already being floated as a potential 2016 candidate for the      ... MORE

Rand Paul Wants Answers On Gun-Running In Benghazi

by Emily Miller.   Sen. Rand Paul suspects the U.S. was secretly running guns through the consulate in Benghazi to arm Syrian rebels. The Kentucky Republican said the Obama administration must provide answers about whether firearms trafficking through Libya was related to the terrorist attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador J.        ... MORE

Happily Beyond The Days Of Ron Paul's Lonely Crusades

by Nathan Lewis.    On March 14, H.R. 1176, the “Centennial Monetary Commission Act of 2013,” was presented in Congress. It has thirteen sponsors. Thirteen is a good number. We are already beyond the days of Ron Paul’s lonely crusades, of only a few years ago. The bill aims to “establish a commission to examine the United States monetary policy,        ... MORE