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.