Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Foreign Intervention Makes Us Less Safe

For years Ron Paul has said that foreign intervention and continuous wars makes us less safe at home.

Vermont has a Guard to provide services in time of need. The people of Vermont are in a time of need due to the damage from hurricane Irene. Vermont's Guard owns eight helicopters that could be used to transport food and water to suffering people in Vermont.

Where are Vermont's helicopters?

Outside assistance from other state's National Guard units is needed because the Vermont National Guard's helicopter fleet is deployed on a mission in Iraq.
Eight helicopters on loan from the Illinois National Guard were expected to arrive Tuesday night in Vermont to help the Vermont National Guard deliver food, medicine, water and other supplies to 13 Vermont towns cut off from the rest of the state in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.

The outside helicopter support is needed because all six of the Vermont Guard’s Black Hawk helicopters are still in Iraq, where they and 55 Vermont soldiers are wrapping up a yearlong hospital transport mission, said Lt. Lloyd Goodrow, spokesman for the Vermont Guard.

The eight helicopters being sent in include six massive, double-bladed Chinook choppers and two smaller Black Hawk helicopters, said Vermont Guard Capt. Doran Metzger.

Conspiracy Of Counterfeiters

Pat Buchanan has an article on the Keynesians and Bernanke printing money.

Perry and Ron Paul deserve the nation's gratitude for putting this issue of the unfettered power and the amorality of our unelected Federal Reserve on the political docket.

Meanwhile, we are getting more information about the secret bailouts by the Federal Reserve:

"From late 2007 through mid-2010, Reserve Banks provided more than a trillion dollars… in emergency loans to the financial sector to address strains in credit markets and to avert failures of individual institutions believed to be a threat to the stability of the financial system," the audit report states.

"The scale and nature of this assistance amounted to an unprecedented expansion of the Federal Reserve System’s traditional role as lender-of-last-resort to depository institutions," according to the report.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Tea Party takes the Iowa Straw Poll

Michelle Bachman won the straw poll, 1% ahead of Ron Paul. As unofficial representatives of the Tea Party, the Tea Party took 1st and 2nd place.

Rand Paul discussed his father's second place finish in the Iowa Straw Poll. Rand Paul was able to discuss many economic issues and said about the Treasury Secretary, "It is time for Timothy Geithner to go."