June 1, 2011. Washington. The startling revelation emerging from last week’s Senate Veterans Affairs Committee meeting deserves repeating, ‘16 US military veterans commit suicide ever day’. That was the reminder when the Veterans Administration reported that vets account for twenty percent of the estimated 30,000 suicides in America each year. That number jumps to almost 17 per day when active duty soldiers are included.… Continue
Added by Whiteout Press on May 31, 2011 at 11:30pm —
QE2 a Bust!
Taxpayers paid $600 billion to rescue the economy with the second quantitative easing (QE2) orchestrated by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s financial stimulus package. Bernanke stands by his mantra that QE2 worked,… Continue
Added by Jerry W Doyle on May 31, 2011 at 6:34am —
If you ask me, Ron Paul is the RINO – Republican In Name Only.
Don’t get me wrong; that’s a good thing. I have been a Ron Paul guy since I first heard of him in 1988 when he ran for President as a Libertarian Party candidate. I just think it amusing that the term RINO is the pejorative used by those on the fringes of the GOP to smear the Republicans they don’t like – i.e. most of them.
Who is under the fat hump of the GOP bell curve? 47 Republican senators signed on to a… Continue
Added by Tim Nerenz for Congress on May 29, 2011 at 11:45am —
The basic problem with government is that people are ungovernable. The bigger government becomes and the more it tries to do, the stronger the resistance to its commands and mandates. History’s tyrannies have all collapsed of their own weight.
We gave rebellion our first test drive at age two – our tantrums drove our parents nuts and that pleased us greatly. When it was time to go off to kindergarten, we discovered that we could refuse to move and negotiate a sugary cease-fire… Continue
Added by Tim Nerenz for Congress on May 29, 2011 at 11:42am —
Is $4 too much to pay for a gallon of gasoline? Wait – before you answer, push your car for 18 miles and then tell us.
I don’t like paying $4 for gas either, but sometimes we need to remind ourselves of the tremendous benefit we gain from gasoline in exchange for the price we pay.
Gasoline is the most liberating invention of mankind since the printing press. The abundance of affordable goods and food we take for granted is made possible by gasoline. It is gasoline that… Continue
Added by Tim Nerenz for Congress on May 29, 2011 at 11:38am —
Josef Stalin once remarked that the people who cast the votes don't matter; it's the people who count the votes who decide an election. I am disappointed that Ron decided to run on the Republican ticket; he is already being marginalized and largely ignored by the party hierarchy, so if he's going to have any chance then we are going to have to redouble our efforts to get the word out. It's one thing to defeat an enemy; quite another to have to defend against your allies, but that's what it… Continue
Added by George H. Ritz on May 27, 2011 at 5:07am —
THE REPORTED LID IS REPORTEDLY BLOWN OFF THE SECRECY PRESSURE COOKERS!
WHY DONT THEY JUST REFERENCE THE DOCUMENTS...WE HAVE HAD THEM HYPERLINKED FOR YEARS...HERE IS JUST ONE FROM 2008...
When They Say False Flag… Continue
Added by margaret on May 26, 2011 at 6:44pm —
"We need not deceive ourselves that we can afford today the luxury of altruism and world--benefaction.... We should cease to talk about vague and unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standards, and democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts. The less we are then hampered by idealistic slogans, the better." -- George Kennan, head of U.S.… Continue
Added by Catgaladriel on May 17, 2011 at 8:21pm —
Has scaring seniors become a political Art?
By federal definition, I have been a senior for over ten years,
but I really do not feel like one. As a lad during WWII, I recall that all the young men
were gone off to war. The only time that I ever saw a young man was when he was
Added by Alden Wayne Dumas on May 16, 2011 at 7:26pm —
These are pretty good days to be a libertarian - all of a sudden, our ideas are popular again. They are not really our ideas, of course; we learned them in the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, and understood them through the works of Friedman, Hayak, Mises, Rand, and Paul.
For as long as I can remember, us libertarians have been dismissed by the political class as cranks and wing-nuts; the tin-foil hat guys on the margins who like guns, gold, gambling, pot, prostitutes,… Continue
Added by Tim Nerenz for Congress on May 16, 2011 at 5:27pm —
We had such high hopes in Wisconsin for this new Governor and this legislature. The coalition of conservatives, libertarians, and constitutionalists that turned out the liberals had a few priorities that we did not think would be difficult to achieve in short order, chief among them being removal of the unconstitutional restrictions on carrying firearms.
We are not asking for much; only that law abiding citizens be afforded the same opportunities for self-defense that criminals have… Continue
Added by Tim Nerenz for Congress on May 16, 2011 at 5:26pm —
In recent weeks, opponents of reform in Wisconsin have done themselves proud – going after the civil rights of small businesspeople, 14-year old girls, nuns, the entire city of Brookfield, gifted children, and opening-day fishermen. Now add parents of special needs children to the hit list from the most misguided campaign to win over hearts and minds ever conceived.
Governor Walker proposed to give parents of special needs children a voucher to enroll their child in the school of… Continue
Added by Tim Nerenz for Congress on May 16, 2011 at 5:24pm —
There isn’t a lot left to say about the killing of Osama Bin Laden last Monday by U.S. Special Forces. “Good riddance” for him; “thank you” to them.
Today, I attended the christening of the U.S.S. Michael S. Murphy, named in honor of the Navy SEAL who won the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroism in Afghanistan. Lt. Murphy was a warrior; he died fighting enemy soldiers in battle. Osama Bin Laden was a coward; he died hiding after sending boys on suicide missions to kill civilians.… Continue
Added by Tim Nerenz for Congress on May 16, 2011 at 5:22pm —
A good friend and fellow traveler in the liberty movement recently asked my opinion on last year’s U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. The ruling still generates controversy, especially when its effects are described as “chilling” - conveying personhood onto corporations and equating money with speech.
The notion that corporations are separate legal entities – i.e. “persons” - is not new; it is a foundational concept in commercial contract law and torts. It is what spares… Continue
Added by Tim Nerenz for Congress on May 16, 2011 at 5:18pm —
Obama running for re-election, Osama Bin Laden dead, Pakistan at the front of a new world war, birth certificate issues, the dollar crashing, Japan nuclear reactor still exploding dangerous dust, floods in the Midwest. It is easy to get distracted, but there is a very important bill that needs to be passed. Continue
We are where we are because the evil Central Banks have taken over our country and people. They have endangered our sovereignty and freedom. They have stripped us of our right…
Added by Michael Aaron on May 15, 2011 at 7:47pm —
No one has been…
Added by Alden Wayne Dumas on May 15, 2011 at 11:38am —
GLASS=STEAGALL, full measure, RESOLUTION: HR 1489 IS CURRENTLY IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND IT NEEDS TO BE VOTED ON. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSMAN OR SENATORS, AND TELL THEM TO VOTE YES TO END THIS DERIVATIVE DEBT AND THE BAILOUTS NOW!
Added by MICHAEL VINCENT on May 15, 2011 at 11:16am —
GLASS-STEAGALL, FULL MEASURE NOW IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HR1489... PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSMAN AND SENATORS TO PUSH THROUGH THIS RESOLUTION, AND VOTE YES TO END THE SPECULATIVE AND DERIVATIVE DEBT IN THE TRILLIONS, NOW!
Added by MICHAEL VINCENT on May 15, 2011 at 11:07am —
Hello again. I went over to Campaign for Liberty.com and they have some petitions on pdf format that are available to you. I printed out one of each, HR 459 and S 202. They are quite nice and support only one signature per sheet.
Best to all,
Added by Michael Aaron on May 14, 2011 at 8:37am —
Hello. I noticed that the Fed Audit petition is out-dated so I took it upon myself to create a new one. I hope no one minds. I thought this could be a hold over until we get a more professional looking one. The following petition is enclosed in a word document for anyone to use or…
Added by Michael Aaron on May 13, 2011 at 9:58pm —