Sunday, November 17, 2013

Personal Check Into Business Account

The Federal Reserve, regulator of banks, has determined that in the future a check wrote to a person may not be deposited into a business account.  This is not about placing a hold on the funds - banks will not be allowed to deposit the check into a business account.

Ron Paul often spoke of the Fed in terms of money creation.  Another aspect of the Fed is regulation.  The regulatory squeeze will make it easier for the government to track who is being paid ... eventually for tighter taxation policies.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Propaganda in North Korea and America

This blog post compares state-funded propaganda in North Korea to state-controlled media propaganda in America.  Time magazine's choice of Ron Paul as person of the year could only happen in a society with a free press, not in the America of today.

Read on:
Their Propaganda....Our Propaganda
By Chris Rossini

Monday, June 17, 2013

Obama Acting Like Bush

Obama, in his cover-story for taking over Syria, is acting like Bush with Bush's cover-story for taking over Iraq.  In this case, Obama is arming known al-Qaeda sympathizers in Syria.  Arming al-Qaeda is sponsoring the terrorists.

In the following article, Ron Paul clearly lays out the facts against Obama's intervention in Syria.

Obama’s Syria Policy Looks a Lot Like Bush’s Iraq Policy

Ron Paul ends the article with, "Another multi-billion dollar war has begun."

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Ron Paul or CATO?

Regarding federal government spying on Americans, Ron Paul repeated what he has been saying for decades about the overbearing and intrusive federal government:
“We should be thankful for individuals like Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald who see injustice being carried out by their own government and speak out, despite the risk,” said Paul in a statement on the Web site of Campaign for Liberty, his nonprofit. “They have done a great service to the American people by exposing the truth about what our government is doing in secret.” Glenn Greenwald is a reporter for the Guardian, which first published the story revealing the scope of the U.S. government’s surveillance programs.

Compare that will the establishment "beltway libertarian" CATO institute defense of Obama's warrant-less surveillance:
Legally, the president is on secure footing ... the program has enjoyed the continued support of all three branches of the federal government.

The authors of this CATO piece, Roger Pilon and Richard A. Epstein, twist the truth to defend big government.  When they say three branches of government support the programs, that doesn't mean the programs are constitutional.  Why don't Pilon and Epstein mention the Constitution and natural rights?  Because Pilon and Epstein are big-government apologists.  The authors continue:
 ... this nation has real problems if its people, at least here, can’t trust the combined actions of the executive branch and the Congress, backstopped by federal judges sworn to protect our individual liberties secured by the Bill of Rights.
  This nation certainly does have a big problem, as the USA government is acting like East Germany and the Soviet Union.

  The authors attempt to confuse the issue by changing the subject into "foreign" monitoring, when the controversy is about domestic monitoring:
In the realm of foreign intelligence gathering ...
  Big-government shills the delve into a fairy tale story in which the government supposedly doesn't have access to public phone books with names:
The government does not know — as some have charged — whether you’ve called your psychiatrist, lawyer or lover. The names linked to the phone numbers are not available to the government before a court grants a warrant on proof of probable cause ...
  The authors go on to say that abuse won't happen:
And even one abuse is not likely to happen given the safeguards in place.
 Actually, the NSA has now admitted they regularly record all phone conversations along with email and internet activity.  Big-government, D.C. beltway apologists Pilon and Epstein are completely, totally, wrong.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Military Style Occupation

After the recent Boston Marathon explosions, the suspects went out and partied with their friends.  Police then locked down parts of the city and brought in military-style weapons.  After not being able to locate the one live suspect, the police left the area and lifted the lockdown.  Thirty minutes later a homeowner found the live suspect hiding in a boat in a homeowner's yard.  The homeowner called the police, who proceeded to unleash flash grenades and shot up the boat and house.  The suspect was unarmed.

Ron Paul commented on the military style occupation:
In an article called “Liberty Was Also Attacked in Boston”, the former Republican representative and two-time presidential candidate compares the intense April 19 search for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to “scenes from a military coup in a far off banana republic.”

“The Boston bombing provided the opportunity for the government to turn what should have been a police investigation into a military-style occupation of an American city,” Paul writes. “This unprecedented move should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself.”

Paul argues that the Boston case sets a dangerous precedent, recounting scenes of “paramilitary police riding in tanks and pointing automatic weapons at innocent citizens.”

“Once the government decides that its role is to keep us safe, whether economically or physically, they can only do so by taking away our liberties,” Paul writes. “That is what happened in Boston.”

Some people will say the police were justified in using military style weapons and locking down parts of the city.  These tactics were ineffective, as the police did not find the suspect.  While suspending resident's rights of free movement, the police proved their tactics did not work.  Therefore we should not allow the police to violate our rights while flashing their shiny combat weapons in our neighborhoods.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Rand Paul Filibuster

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) filibustered for about a day to hold up a confirmation.  Rand was demanding clarification about use of drones in USA airspace to kill people.  What may come as a surprise to some alleged conservatives, Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) criticized Rand on the issue of killing people on American soil without a trial.

Rand;s response to big-government Republicans McCain and Graham, "They think the whole world is a battlefield, including America, and that the laws of war should apply..."  Read more quotes and a TV interview here.

GOP operatives should not ignore the split in the Republican party on a couple issues:
killing suspects on American soil without due process;
amnesty for illegals (foreign invaders).