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Candidates (RLC Liberty Caucus)

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  • Who Wants War? (Ron Paul)

    12/07/2009 2:13:29 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 57 replies · 1,822+ views
    If anyone still doubted that this administration’s foreign policy would bring any kind of change, this week’s debate on Afghanistan should remove all doubt. The President’s stated justifications for sending more troops to Afghanistan and escalating war amount to little more than recycling all the false reasons we began the conflict. It is so discouraging to see this coming from our new leadership, when the people were hoping for peace. New polls show that 49 percent of the people favor minding our own business on the world stage, up from 30 percent in 2002. Perpetual war is not solving anything....
  • An Answer to Bernanke (Ron Paul)

    12/03/2009 2:20:20 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 2 replies · 553+ views
    Campaign for Liberty ^ | 2009-12-02 | Ron Paul
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke (November 29th Washington Post) does not want us to know any of the details of the Fed's secret operations. This position is not surprising and has been typical of all central bank chairmen. Bernanke's stated goal in his editorial is "To design a system of financial oversight..." that will "provide a robust framework for preventing future crises." During its 96 years of existence, the Federal Reserve has played havoc with our economy and brought great suffering to millions through unemployment and price escalation. In addition, it has achieved what only a central bank can: a...
  • Healthcare Freedom or Healthcare Bureaucracy? (Ron Paul)

    11/30/2009 12:07:33 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 595+ views
    The U.S. Preventive Task Force caused quite a stir recently when they revised their recommendations on the frequency and age for women to get mammograms. Many have speculated on the timing for this government-funded report, with the Senate vote on health care looming, and cost estimates being watched closely. Just the hint that the government would risk women’s health to cut costs is causing outrage on both sides of the aisle. Even the administration is alarmed at its own panel’s recommendation. One official, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius told women to ignore the new guidelines, keep...
  • Video by Chuck Devore--- a must see

    11/23/2009 6:51:52 PM PST · by El Gringo · 521+ views
    devore for senate ^ | JWThinkwright
    Please see a true conservative combating the nihilistic Barbara Boxer. The California Republicans must endorse him. To see video follow the linkAlso go to previous post on Devore vs Fiorina.
  • Audit the Fed Attached as an Amendment (Ron Paul)

    11/23/2009 6:04:16 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 3 replies · 610+ views
    I was pleased last week when we won a vote in the Financial Services Committee to include language from the Audit the Fed bill HR1207 in the upcoming financial regulatory reform bill. As it stands now, if HR 3996 passes, because of this action, the Federal Reserve’s entire balance sheet will be opened up to a GAO audit. We will at last have a chance to find out what happened to the trillions of dollars the Fed has been giving out. Finally, the blanket restrictions on GAO audits of the Fed that have existed since 1978 will be removed. All...
  • Competition With the Government? (Ron Paul) (Big Government® messed up health care)

    11/16/2009 10:42:03 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 6 replies · 848+ views
    Last Saturday many concerned Americans watched in horror as the House passed the healthcare reform bill. If this bill makes it through the Senate, it would massively overhaul the way healthcare is delivered in this country. Today, obviously, we don’t have a perfect system, but this legislation takes all the mistakes we are making with healthcare and makes them worse. Most of what is wrong with healthcare stems from decades of government intervention and the resulting unintended consequences. But the government’s prescription for the ills caused by intervention is always more intervention. We see this not only in healthcare policy,...
  • KY-Sen./CT-Sen. 2010: Republican Liberty Caucus Endorses Rand Paul, Peter Schiff

    11/10/2009 4:32:27 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 762+ views
    It’s still early to be thinking about 2010 elections, but the Republican Liberty Caucus National Board has approved several endorsements for 2010 already. Liberty fans across the country will be pleased to note that the RLC endorsed Rand Paul in his bid to become U.S. Senator in Kentucky, and Peter Schiff in his bid to represent Connecticut in the Senate. The RLC has also endorsed Jason Shepherd for State Representative in Georgia, Shane Schoeller (Incumbent) for State Representative in Missouri, and Bill Hunt for Orange County Sheriff in California. Our endorsements process has just begun, so please stay tuned for...
  • California Republican Execs have a Chance to Redeem Themselves

    11/05/2009 7:39:45 PM PST · by El Gringo · 29 replies · 1,229+ views
    Thinkwright Blog ^ | JWThinkwright
    California Republican Execs have a chance to redeem themselves ... After two serious fumbles: 1. Teresa Hernandez for Congressional District 32, May 2009, and 2. David Harmer for Congressional District 10, November 2009. How can they shed their Keystone Cops image? Answer: Follow the Jim deMint lead and support Chuck DeVore to replace senator Boxer. Do not support Carly Fiorina, she is the poster girl of affirmative action. The Board at Hewlett Packard (mostly heirs of Wm. Hewlett and David Packard) soon discovered she was unsuitable, because rather than build on HP strengths, she sought to expand via acquisition, mostly...
  • November 3 election results for Libertarian candidates

    11/05/2009 12:12:49 PM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 28 replies · 1,514+ views
    Libertarian Party ^ | Nov 04, 2009 | Staff
    These are partial results for Libertarians who were candidates in the November 3, 2009 elections. We will post more results as we learn them. In Georgia: Karen Richardson was re-elected to the John's Creek City Council. Chris Neill, running for Mayor of Marietta, got 14%. Richard Segal, running for City Council in Douglasville, got 41%. Jeffrey Sexton, running for City Council in Leesburg, got 22%. Kellie Weeks, running for School Board in Gainesville, got 32%. Dr. Thomas Smoot, running for School Board in Valdosta, got 24%. In Iowa: Roger Fritz was elected Mayor of Roland. Nick Taiber got 46% running...
  • RLC-Endorsed Delegate Candidate in Virginia Also Endorsed by Washington Post [Eric Brescia]

    11/02/2009 6:18:20 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 662+ views
    A Republican Liberty Caucus-endorsed candidate for House of Delegates in Virginia was endorsed by The Washington Post last week. Eric Brescia, who is running in a longtime Democrat stronghold in Arlington, Virginia, impressed The Post. Brescia, who is young, articulate, and has strong libertarian leanings, has run a campaign that may well fit his far-left district during an economic crisis due in part to overspending: his campaign emphasized policies that are socially tolerant and fiscally conservative. The Post said, “[Brescia] is exactly what the Republicans need in Northern Virginia: an independent-minded thinker who has fresh and specific ideas for how...
  • Former NM Gov. Johnson to set up 527, raising specter of WH bid

    10/31/2009 3:26:00 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 1,074+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-10-28 | Michael O'Brien
    Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson (R) is setting up a new political group to potentially set up a run for the White House. The former two-term governor, known for his libertarian leanings, is setting up a new 527 group, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican, over which he'll preside as an "honorary chairman." The move raises the specter that Johnson might wage a bid for the GOP -- or Libertarian Party -- nomination for president in 2012. Candidates often set up groups, more frequently Political Action Committees (PACs) to raise money for or support other candidates. Johnson said...
  • Anything Less Than Full Disclosure is Unacceptable [Ron Paul]

    10/26/2009 8:09:25 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 642+ views
    Last week a new bill was introduced in the Senate to audit the Federal Reserve. Some backers of my bill HR1207 and the existing Senate companion bill S.604 were a little miffed at this, but depending on how you think about it, this new legislation poses no great threat to our efforts. With the economy in shambles, people are looking for answers - not just because of lost savings on Wall Street, but because of lost houses on Main Street. Because of the many problems we face, the Federal Reserve and its powers over the economy have come under scrutiny....
  • Is Ron Paul Good For The GOP?

    10/22/2009 9:30:00 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 92 replies · 3,679+ views
    The Economist has a thoughtful interview with Reihan. His thoughts on Paul: My suspicion is that non-interventionism is going to enjoy a rebirth among conservatives. As memories of 9/11 fade and casualties continue to mount, a desire for an independent foreign policy with an inward focus—I won't call it isolationism—will reassert itself. Though I'm a firm believer in a more forward-leaning foreign policy (my instincts are more McCain than Paul), this is a good and healthy debate to have. So in that sense, Mr Paul is good for the party. I worry, however, that the Paul movement represents a turn...
  • Democrat candidate for AG cannot explain organization of department in a Candidate debate.

    10/20/2009 4:36:07 PM PDT · by Credo · 2 replies · 549+ views
    You Tube ^ | Oct 7, 2009 | gletiecq
    Democrat Steve Shannon gets caught not knowing what the Virginia Attorney General's Office actually does, and not only does he consistently evade the question, his staffers harass and try to assault anyone who documents his reactions to questions from reporters who ask him about his evasive non-answers. Clearly, Steve Shannon doesn't understand the office he's running for and his campaign will stop at nothing to try to hide his troubling lack of competence about the job he's asking voters to elect him to.
  • The Very Busy Politicians in Washington DC [Ron Paul]

    10/19/2009 2:54:03 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 7 replies · 895+ views
    With a faltering economy, multiple wars, and the approaching demise of the dollar’s reserve status, there are more than enough problems to keep politicians in Washington working day and night. In between handing out cash for clunkers and nationalizing healthcare, the administration is busy sending more troops overseas, escalating existing wars, and seeking out excuses to start new wars. Congress is working on “urgent” legislation to address crises like healthcare reform and climate change. The reforms are so very urgent that legislation must pass swiftly with no time to read the bills even though the new laws wouldn’t take effect...
  • KY 2010: [Rand] Paul rakes in $1 million for US Senate [surges ahead of all other candidates]

    10/15/2009 12:47:27 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 1,562+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-10-15
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Republican Rand Paul has raised more than $1 million for his U.S. Senate campaign, largely from Internet fundraisers that have proven especially lucrative for him. The son of former presidential candidate Ron Paul eclipsed all other major candidates in the third quarter.
  • Ron Paul will respond to Lindsey Graham on CNN 18:00 ET and MSNBC 18:30 ET tonight

    10/14/2009 10:37:27 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies · 2,249+ views
    Via Facebook ^ | 2009-10-14
    I am going to be on TV twice tonight to respond to Lindsey Graham's attack Monday that I am trying to "hijack" the Republican Party, and that our movement is a bunch of "angry white men." Please tune in to CNN at 6:00 pm ET and MSNBC at 6:30 pm ET and help me defend our Constitutional principles from the Neo-Conservatives!
  • Bombs and Bribes [Ron Paul]

    10/14/2009 8:56:48 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 65 replies · 2,764+ views
    What if tomorrow morning you woke up to headlines that yet another Chinese drone bombing on US soil killed several dozen ranchers in a rural community while they were sleeping? That a drone aircraft had come across the Canadian border in the middle of the night and carried out the latest of many attacks? What if it was claimed that many of the victims harbored anti-Chinese sentiments, but most of the dead were innocent women and children? And what if the Chinese administration, in an effort to improve its public image in the US, had approved an aid package to...
  • Saving Face in Afghanistan [Ron Paul]

    10/14/2009 8:54:52 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies · 928+ views
    This past week there has been a lot of discussion and debate on the continuing war in Afghanistan. Lasting twice as long as World War II and with no end in sight, the war in Afghanistan has been one of the longest conflicts in which our country has ever been involved. The situation has only gotten worse with recent escalations. The current debate is focused entirely on the question of troop levels. How many more troops should be sent over in order to pursue the war? The administration has already approved an additional 21,000 American service men and women to...
  • VA AG 2009: Cuccinelli has made a positive difference [letter to the editor]

    10/11/2009 10:43:24 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 1,115+ views
    The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Va. ^ | 2009-10-10 | Bernard Greer
    As a state senator, Ken Cuccinelli has made a positive difference in the lives of many Virginians. Sen. Cuccinelli passed a bill to keep Virginia government from unfairly seizing private property. He toughened our laws to keep violent sexual offenders off our streets. He passed a law allowing the government to fire workers who hire illegal immigrants. He passed laws to crack down on gang violence. He fought consistently against tax increases proposed by our governors. He was the deciding vote to ban partial birth abortions.