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Despite Setbacks, Liberty Will Prevail in 2018

from The Campaign For Liberty by Ron Paul January 02, 2018 Happy New Year! We always approach a new year with anticipation, hope, and also some worries. Last year was one of the strangest political years I have seen in some time. A new Republican president spent his first year pursuing more or less the same foreign policy as his Democratic predecessor and the Democratic Party spent the year looking under every rock in the US for a “Russian connection” or any other reason to see him impeached over it. The neocon-dominated foreign policy establishment on both the Left and Right were so furious that candidate Trump dared suggest we could get along with our “enemies” overseas that they jumped […]

cannabis concentration

Is today’s marijuana stronger than grass from back in the day? Scientists have been working to verify the widely held belief that THC levels have soared over the years By: Solomon Israel | Posted: 12/14/2017 12:15 PM It’s a well-worn platitude, often used by opponents of cannabis legalization: “Today’s marijuana is way stronger than that grass your mom and I used to smoke back in the day.” There’s actually some truth to the cliché, according to a long-running study at the University of Mississippi — but critics say those findings should be taken with a grain of salt. From the early 1970s through the 1980s, THC levels measured by the potency monitoring project increased slowly, from about one per cent […]

If Disqualified Gun Buyers Aren’t Dangerous, Maybe They Shouldn’t Be Disqualified

Given the arbitrariness of federal criteria for gun ownership, the public safety benefits of background checks are dubious. from Reason.com     CHINE NOUVELLE/SIPA/Newscom Last year the FBI asked the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to retrieve guns from 4,170 people who were cleared to buy them even though they were disqualified under federal law. USA Today, which reported that number in an “exclusive” last week, sees it as evidence of a broken background check system. But these retrieval referrals also highlight the arbitrariness of the criteria that strip people of their Second Amendment rights. If the FBI cannot complete a background check on a gun buyer within three days, the dealer is allowed to complete the […]

why Trump is so hated

At the tippy top of the pyramid are the Rothschilds. Next is The Bilderberg Group. Just under that are the Trilateral Commission and Council on Foreign Relations. The six men who control over 90% of the media are members of one or more of the above mentioned groups. The eight men who own half the world’s wealth are also in there. Each of the last six presidents are also in those groups. With all the real, horrid bad deeds many of them have done, why is The Donald under constant attack while the rest enjoyed protection by the press and hyper-wealthy? Ah yes.

testing supremes

. I’m just a sittin’ an’a rockin’ … watching the show. There isn’t a decision here. Can some people order others around? In a free society, that is. The Supreme Court appeared divided down the middle Tuesday over a Colorado baker’s refusal to design a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, the latest test in the continuing legal battle between gay rights and religious expression. Do people have a right to do or not do anything? Are the black-robed senior citizens competent or not? Are they relevant to the issue? Can any words they utter make wrong be right? Could somebody walk into my bakery and successfully get me to decorate a cake with hatred? Nope. Could a handful […]

Mandalay Bay

Now a month after the great mass shooting in Las Vegas is a good time to get a feel for what really happened that night. I figured testimonies, evidence and experiences will all be compiled. The wounded will have died or well on their way to recovery. There will be a plethora of heroic and near-miss stories to help the event capture the imagination. No. that is not what I find. Below are four video news reports that SHOULD BE played in every home. I found these with the following search. You can select other videos to watch, including those published by the fable spinners. Use your own head to figure out which is which. You might note I do […]

blah-blah-blah-gun control-blah-blah-blah

In the middle of all the noise from totalitarian government employees and lamestream media is the latest effort at restricting gun ownership. They never lose sight of their goal to have exclusive rights to lethal force. This argument has been won repeatedly by logic and data, but will never go away as long as there are people who lust for power, and never-ending increases in their power. They are hollow-shelled bullies. Bullies understand force. Nothing else. When met with anything remotely approaching equal force, they are cowards. We must never let them catch us napping. Amidst all the gun control yammering are three essays worth reading. I will give you excerpts and links to them. ——————————- Looking at the “gun […]

2006 Idaho governor candidate debate

Seeing Ron Paul championing my main 2006 campaign theme a decade later inspired me to look for this video. I couldn’t find it at the PBS website, so I uploaded a copy I had saved years ago. Debating in front of television cameras live to a state-wide audience was a terrifying to do, but probably the best performance of my political career. My biggest campaign theme was liberal tax credits for scholarships to private schools equal to a maximum of half what taxpayers spend on government schools. We would save money while liberating education. It was a good idea then. It still is.

dum-awk-ra-see

L. Neil Smith penned an often quoted and referenced article “Why Did it Have to be … Guns?”. If you are unfamiliar, click the link to check it out. In essence, if a politician does not trust you with guns, you should not trust that person with any power or authority. I have a similar litmus test regarding political philosophy. If someone thinks, or is trying to convince us our Constitution created a democracy here, they are ignorant or evil. Nothing they say, write or do after that has any interest to me. In a democracy, the majority of those voting take anything from, do anything to the minority with popularity of the action justifying their abuse. The little takers […]