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General Discussion (RLC Liberty Caucus)

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  • Fidel Castro: 60 Years of Fake News

    12/02/2016 5:18:56 PM PST · by ChessExpert · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 2nd, 2016 | Mona Charen
    A panic is sweeping the land -- or at least something like it has unnerved CNN, Vox and other precincts of progressive sensibility. They are alarmed that millions of Americans are being misled by "fake news."
  • TRUMP FAMILY TRANSITION THREAD -- Countdown Week 9 (November 18-24)

    11/18/2016 6:42:57 AM PST · by DollyCali · 1,823 replies
    Friends | November 18, 2016 | DollyCali
    WELCOME TO THE TRUMP FAMILY TRAIN- TRANSITION. We are in second weeks since the election until the Inauguration SEVERALpicks so far. LOTS of speculation and misinformation along the way>P>
  • SHOOTER KILLS 2 IOWA OFFICERS IN AMBUSH (Iowa)

    11/02/2016 2:37:18 AM PDT · by BookmanTheJanitor · 60 replies
    S MOINES, IA (KTRK) -- Two police officers were ambushed and killed overnight in Des Moines, Iowa. A search is underway for the person who fatally shot them.
  • Some states will let Hillary Voters go MAGA!

    10/28/2016 7:31:11 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 61 replies
    Vanity
    Early Voters in WI, MI, MN, NY and PA can revote on election day Fox news just showed a map of states where people who early vote can "revote" on or before Election Day. Louisiana is also a state where this is true. 15mm have already voted. If they are having indigestion for having voted for a potential felon and live in one of these states, there is a cure available to them.
  • Why the ruling class' grip on America is failing

    On Sept. 6, 2016, Neal B. Freeman of the National Review published an interview with Angelo Codevilla, the author of “The Ruling Class.” The bottom line was that Dr. Codevilla has concluded that what he has estimated to be two-thirds of the country’s citizens are increasingly falling in with the increasing number of those who intend to vote for Donald J. Trump as president, despite having an opinion that he has significant shortcomings and that they are doing so because of their dissatisfaction, as the “country class,” with the ruling class. ****People have been able, with regard to one candidate,...
  • Phone Company spying for the NSa

    08/11/2016 11:18:37 AM PDT · by wny · 51 replies
    I had my internet service upgraded today. The Frontier Communications tech was here to make some changes. After he was all set, while he was still here and his company truck still in my driveway, he asked my to connect to my network to see if all was well. I opened my iPad and as usual it listed a few local networks whose signal it was reading. It listed the usual few neighbors' networks that come up every time. It also listed: "NSA mobile surveillance unit 981" I've never seen this before, and since his truck left an hour ago,...
  • The Rise of Manufacturing Marks the Fall of Globalization

    06/14/2016 11:34:30 PM PDT · by nakutny · 23 replies
    Stratfor ^ | June 7, 2016 | Rebecca Keller
    Opportunities for producing and assembling products and their components have spread worldwide, making it is easier for countries to climb the production value ladder. States at the bottom, extracting raw materials, can gradually move up, first making low-value components and then progressing to higher-value ones or basic assembly. But just as technology spurred globalization and the shifts in international trade that followed, so, too, will it revolutionize how countries again do business with one another. Compounded by the economic and demographic changes taking place today, automation, advanced robotics and software-driven technologies are ushering in a new era — one of...
  • Our freedom after 911 is gone

    05/27/2016 3:05:12 PM PDT · by jsunset · 20 replies
    Interesting, I am 77 years old, born and raised without parents. All my adult life I have been trying to get a birth certificate. Finally, 4 years ago I managed to get my delayed birth certificate. When I tried to get a passport card to go on a short cruise to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary I was told I cannot get one unless I have someone who can attest to my birth that was there. At my age, good luck on someone who is still alive. This is what is happening to our freedom. Paperwork upon paperwork just to...
  • Grad student expelled after refusing to counsel gay married couples

    05/04/2016 9:54:14 AM PDT · by Hostage · 17 replies
    Spero News ^ | MAY 3, 2016 | BY MARTIN BARILLAS
    Andrew Cash, a former student at Missouri State University, is suing the institution over his dismissal from a graduate program in counseling. Cash has retained counsel from the Thomas More Society, a national public interest law firm, and has filed a federal civil rights complaint against the Governors of Missouri State University. Cash and his lawyers contend that he was dismissed from the university’s Master’s program in counseling because he expressed concern over counseling same-sex couples due to his religious convictions. In an exclusive interview, Spero News interviewed attorney Tom Olp of the Thomas More Society, which is representing Cash....
  • Top RLC National Leader Switches Support From Paul to Cruz

    01/03/2016 2:35:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Conservative Fifty ^ | January 3, 2016 | Javan Browder, Managing editor
    Ted Cruz is continuing to consolidate support from among many of his primary rivals. Recently, as leader Ben Carson has seen a virtual implosion within his campaign, and with his poll numbers in a freefall, Cruz has surged into the lead in Iowa, and is in a solid second place nationally as well as in South Carolina, Florida, Nevada and Georgia. Cruz's surge is largely based on picking up the support of Carson voters, especially evangelical voters who are leaving Carson for Cruz in large numbers. But Cruz is also seeing support come his way from the "Liberty" movement. Steve...
  • A new perspective on the 2nd Amendment - clarity

    12/03/2015 3:59:22 AM PST · by j.argese · 44 replies
    A Century of Lawmaking ^ | 12-03-2015 | Founders, j argese
    "Chatting" with a FB friend and discussing the 2nd. Send me to wikipedia for a quick view and noticed the following: "There are actually two different versions: As passed by the Congress and preserved in the National Archives, with the rest of the original hand-written copy of the Bill of Rights prepared by scribe William Lambert:[29] (p) A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. As ratified by the States and authenticated by Thomas Jefferson, then-Secretary of State:[30] A well regulated...
  • What America will look like in 2050, in 4 charts

    08/16/2015 1:22:04 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 66 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 3 2015 | By Philip Bump
    In 35 years time -- time enough for several presidents, more than a few changes in the control of Congress, and a few dozen new seasons of "House of Cards" -- America will look different. Not entirely different of course, but, as we've noted in the past, its demographics will have shifted enough to be noticeable. And with the release of new projections from Pew Research tracking how religious beliefs are expected to evolve, we now have a fuller picture of how America will have changed by the time today's toddlers are stalking Capitol Hill. Even if we don't necessarily...
  • “Rent a Crowd” Company Admits Politicians Are Using Their Service

    06/16/2015 10:33:18 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 18 replies
    LibertyChat.com ^ | June 16, 2015 | Ian Cioffi
    Did you listen to Jeb Bush make his announcement yesterday? Did you hear loud cheers from a crowd that seemed excited at the prospect that there could be another Bush as President? Was I the only one confused? I don’t know one person who doesn’t threaten to leave the Country if it’s Bush vs Clinton for President again. Can’t imagine folks actually excited and cheering for Jeb. It got me wondering, would someone like Jeb, or another candidate that’s been struggling like he has, hire a crowd? Pay people to attend their rallies to make them seem like their gaining...
  • Dumbing Down The World

    01/31/2015 4:01:24 PM PST · by OddLane · 5 replies
    FEE ^ | January 27, 2015 | Mike Reid
    Public education has been a slowly degenerating disaster throughout the West, and now it seems we’re exporting it to the rest. At a United Nations meeting 15 years ago, the world’s governments agreed on the goal of enrolling every child on the planet in primary schooling by this year. Indeed, they have nearly succeeded, with 2014’s reports indicating that 90 percent of children in developing regions now attend primary school. Presumably, the numbers for developed countries are above 95 percent. But strangely, this lofty plan did not say anything about the quality of the schooling into which we have now...
  • A Brief History of Pacifism and Isolationism vs. Interventionism in the Republican +party

    12/26/2013 12:23:11 PM PST · by crazylibertarian · 15 replies
    Self - vanity | Dece,ber 26, 2013 | Roderick T. Beaman
    The Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) is spearheading a return to the non-interventionist policies of Robert Taft of the 20s to the early 50s. Taft was defeated at the 1952 Republican National Convention for the nomination by Dwight D. Eisenhower. It is telling that Barry Goldwater attended that convention as an Eisenhower, not a Taft delegate. The neo-non-interventionists are destined for far more success in the Republican Party than any economic libertarian will ever find in the Democratic Party. As usual, history is instructive. Our Wars of 1812, Mexican-American and Spanish-American were strictly imperialistic. Our entry into WWI was engineered by...
  • Duck Dynasty and the GQ Interview of Phil Robertson: Rejecting Political Correctness

    12/19/2013 5:46:18 AM PST · by tcg · 61 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 12/19/13 | Keith A Fournier
    Duck Dynasty is one of our favorite television programs. Obviously, we are not alone. Duck Dynasty has been a ratings success for the A&E television network. It averages 14 million viewers an episode. The question the main stream media should really be asking is - why? Maybe, just maybe, if they paid attention, they might learn something about this wonderful Nation and the longing in the human hearts of real, regular folks. Perhaps if political observers paid attention, they might actually recognize a growing resistance movement... I am tired of the agendas of the Cultural Revolution winding their way into...
  • The Two Kinds of Libertarianism: Calhounian and Heinleinian

    11/16/2013 8:19:41 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 16, 2013 | Hamilton
    Today in America, we see two kinds of libertarianism, which we might call “Calhounian” and “Heinleinian.” Both kinds believe in freedom, but they are very different in their emphasis—and in their politics. The names behind the adjectives are John C. Calhoun (1782-1850), of South Carolina, and Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988), of California. [Calhoun] was also a proud slaveholding South Carolinian who rose in politics to be vice president of the United States. Indeed, Calhoun spent the last two decades of his life making the case for states’ rights over national unity In particular, he was a passionate advocate of “nullification”—that...
  • Michael Malice - The Libertarian Guide to north Korea the Happiest Place On Earth

    07/31/2013 12:15:47 PM PDT · by OddLane · 3 replies
    Red Pill Recording ^ | July 30, 2013 | Michael Malice
    North Korea might be said to be the exact opposite of the Free State Project. In this talk, north Korea expert -- and Kim Jong Il "autobiographer" -- Michael Malice will give a libertarian perspective on the history, culture, and propaganda behind the world's least-free state.
  • It's Time: The Battle Hymn of the Republic

    06/23/2013 12:04:29 PM PDT · by notaliberal · 34 replies
    WEB ^ | unknown | Julia Ward Howe
    During Mass this morning priest's homily was about religious freedom. We also prayed for religious freedom and the unborn and at the end of Mass "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" was beautifully sung by a baritone.
  • An essay that when read backwards, has the opposite meaning

    02/25/2013 7:16:09 AM PST · by Slump Tester · 14 replies
    We all know that a palindrome is a word or sentence that reads the same backwards as forward. But what should we call an essay that when read backwards, has the opposite meaning? This video reads the exact opposite backwards as forward. Not only does it read the opposite, the meaning is the exact opposite.