Category Archives: Liberty News

People in NYC celebrating that they can drink their Big Drinks

Mayor of NYC is sure that he can get the government to reverse the supreme court ruling that the Mayor cannot ban big sodas. An ABC reporter tells the story.

Questions remain after Rand Paul’s filibuster

rand-paul-14TAMPA, March 10, 2013 – First, the good news. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul squared off in a 13-hour game of chicken with the White House on Wednesday. At stake was the bedrock American principle that no one will be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law. Early Thursday morning, the White House blinked.

“It has come to my attention that you have now asked an additional question: “Does the President have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil?” The answer to that question is no. Sincerely, Eric H. Holder, Jr.”

It took “a month and a half and a root canal” to get that carefully worded answer, according to Senator Paul, and even then some obvious questions remained.

Does the president have the authority to use manned aircraft to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil? How about a rifle? A bow and arrow?

Perhaps due to the popular support for Paul’s filibuster, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney attempted to clean up Holder’s overqualified answer.

Super PAC pledges sizable sum, starts Facebook page to ‘draft’ Justin Amash for Senate race

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A political action committee hoping Rep. Justin Amash follows through on his reported interest in running for Michigan Sen. Carl Levin’s seat has pledged sizable financial support and set up a Facebook page to “draft” him in the race.

News broke last week Amash, a Cascade Township Republican, was “intrigued” by the idea of a run for Levin’s seat if the long-time senator decides against a seventh term.

Anonymous sources last week told the conservative National Review magazine Amash likely would run if Levin retires.

Levin, 78, is expected to announce soon whether he’ll seek reelection. A spokesman for Amash declined Thursday to comment on the report.

Liberty for All, a super PAC founded by 22-year-old millionaire John Ramsey, responded to the report by pledging a six- to seven-figure donation to Amash if he runs.

The group also set up a “Draft Justin for Michigan” Facebook page, which had more than 900 “likes” as of Monday afternoon.

Preston Bates, Liberty for All’s 24-year-old executive director and cofounder, said the Austin, Texas-based PAC sees Amash as the right man for the race.

The National Review first reported Liberty for All’s pledge.

“Justin is the most independent and transparent member of Congress,” Bates said.

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Ron Paul endorses Randy Weber in race to replace him in Congress

Retiring Rep. Ron Paul of Lake Jackson has finally waded into the race to replace him in Congress.

Paul is backing state Rep. Randy Weber, a Pearland Republican who faces Pearland City CouncilwomanFelicia Harris in a July 31 runoff.

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“Randy Weber will be a strong and consistent voice to get Washington off our backs so we in the 14th District can work and grow,” Paul wrote in a statement posted on Weber’s campaign web site. “Randy Weber is my choice for Congress. I hope you will join me and send him to Washington.”

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Ron Paul insurgents seize control of state Republican parties

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UN Plans to Expand the Phony Water Crisis … ‘Smart Water Meters’ on the Way

UN-Water Survey Examines Water Law Reform … Twenty years ago this June world leaders gathered in Rio de Janeiro for an Earth Summit to develop an action plan for sustainable development. They discussed a wide variety of topics including climate change, alternative sources of energy to replace fossil fuel and the growing scarcity of water. This June, world leaders will gather once again for the Rio+20 Conference to examine the progress that has been made. – WaterWorld

Here we go again!

Leading proponents of “leveling” are preparing to descend on Brazil for the upcoming Rio+20 Earth Summit, hosted by the United Nations, and one of the items on the menu will be a re-valuation of the UN’s muddled Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) initiative.

The results will doubtless be a further weakening of property rights around the world under the guise of communitarianism and outright socialism.

IWRM is part of the UN’s overall infamous Agenda 21 “Sustainable Development Initiative” – basically a rhetorical cover for a global abrogation of private ownership. It’s a way to impose top-down governmental/elite control of water resources by maintaining that water belongs to everyone.

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Foreign Policy: Iran vs. USA

Mike Church Interview with Kurt Wallace on the Ron Paul Campaign ‘We have to consider all variables’

Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Audio - Today on the Post Show Show, Mike had a special interview with Kurt Wallace discussing the Ron Paul campaign, the legacy that Dr. Paul will leave behind, and the fact that this is more than just trying to get someone elected President, it is a movement.  Check out this exclusive highlight from the interview and watch and listen to today’s Post Show Show for the entire interview!

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Rand Paul Endorsement of Mitt Romney Was a Tactical Masterstroke for Libertarianism

I’m starting to think I must be the only voice in an avalanche of Paulites who wasn’t outraged by Senator Rand Paul’s endorsement of Mitt Romney.

As a libertarian with a perspective of the Scottish independence movement and the nascent liberty movement in my home country, Ireland, I sometimes wonder if many of Ron Paul’s supporters are more invested in the short game of winning elections than in the long game of building a free world, an objective which transcends personality politics.

So was Rand Paul’s endorsement really a sellout? Or was it a tactical master stroke for the libertarian agenda? It depends. Let’s face it, the reaction itself was just a lot of hot air, equivalent to the outrage of folk fans when Dylan went electric in the sixties.

“Sellout!” they cried. “He’s giving in to the man!” It’s a rich metaphor considering the general air of folk whimsy about Ron (as well as the purity complex of his more hardcore fans) and the more hard-edged, charismatic persona of his sequel.

I don’t believe that supporting your party’s nominee somehow represents a devaluation of principles. Endorsements are just talk, and talk is cheap. But no need to worry; so far at least, Rand walks the walk. He is against foreign aid. He wants to audit the Federal Reserve. He has proposed a budget which balances in five years. He is one of the few members of the Tea Party insurgency who eats with a knife and fork.

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Drones over America – Judge Napolitano: “Where is the outrage?”

For the past few weeks, I have been writing in this column about the government’s use of drones and challenging their constitutionality on Fox News Channel where I work. I once asked on air what Thomas Jefferson would have done if — had drones existed at the time — King George III had sent drones to peer inside the bedroom windows of Monticello. I suspect that Jefferson and his household would have trained their muskets on the drones and taken them down. I offer this historical anachronism as a hypothetical only, not as one who is urging the use of violence against the government.

Nevertheless, what Jeffersonians are among us today? When drones take pictures of us on our private property and in our homes, and the government uses the photos as it wishes, what will we do about it? Jefferson understood that when the government assaults our privacy and dignity, it is the moral equivalent of violence against us. The folks who hear about this, who either laugh or groan, cannot find it humorous or boring that their every move will be monitored and photographed by the government.

Don’t believe me that this is coming? The photos that the drones will take may be retained and used or even distributed to others in the government so long as the “recipient is reasonably perceived to have a specific, lawful governmental function” in requiring them. And for the first time since the Civil War, the federal government will deploy military personnel inside the United States and publicly acknowledge that it is deploying them “to collect information about U.S. persons.”

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