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  • The Ron Paul Phenomenon

    01/03/2012 6:52:23 PM PST · by stolinsky · 28 replies ^ | 01-04-12 | stolinsky
      The Ron Paul Phenomenon David C. Stolinsky Jan. 4, 2012 The strong showing of presidential hopeful Ron Paul is surprising many conservatives, who find his rigid view of the role of government to be narrow, even extreme. They find his former statements and associates to be questionable if not objectionable. They find his plan to cut the military drastically to be reckless. They find his notion that these cuts be executed by associates of George Soros to be dangerous. What next − Jane Fonda as secretary of Defense? Why not? Where, exactly, does Paul’s foreign policy of “blame...
  • Ron Paul, big-government libertarian

    01/03/2012 11:02:47 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 9 replies
    WaPo ^ | 01/03/2011 | Marc A. Thiessen
    In a recent column, The Washington Posts Fact Checker declared Rep. Ron Paul a consistent champion of smaller government who votes against virtually every piece of legislation that could be interpreted as government overreach or interference with the free market. There one small problem with the analysis: It ignores the fact that Paul is one of the biggest pork-barrel earmarkers on Capitol Hill. The Texas Republican defends his record, telling Fox Newss Neil Cavuto in a 2009 interview that earmarks is the responsibility of the Congress. We should earmark even more. And besides, he explained, he votes no on all...
  • Get Clean for Ron

    01/03/2012 7:14:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 3, 2012 | W. James Antle, III
    The young Paulistas gathered to receive their marching orders. Get a haircut. Wear a tie. Be polite. Don't gratuitously annoy mainline Republicans. Leave the discussion of political philosophy to the candidate. Your job, they were instructed, is to win votes for Ron Paul. That was the scene as described to me in New York City this summer. Since then, it has become standard operating procedure for the activists once dismissed as the "Ron Paul kids" during their long march through the GOP. "No tats," one young Paul volunteer told the New York Times he was advised. No "fraternizing in the...
  • What Does Christian Libertarianism Look Like?

    01/01/2012 6:20:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 12/31/2011 | By Amanda Winkler
    Stereotypes and broad brush labels are common in the current political climate. If someone says they believe homosexuality is a sin and that drugs ignite societal problems, they would almost immediately be placed in the Christian right-wing category. If another person says that the government should not be in the marriage business and that drugs should be decriminalized, then that person would likely be labeled a liberal. But what if a person believes both sides of the argument? Enter the Christian libertarian. A Christian libertarian is generally aligned with the core moral beliefs of Christian conservatives but emphasizes free will...
  • Ron Paul Is a Libertarian Double Agent for the Democratic Party

    12/30/2011 11:51:01 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 18 replies
    Indecision Forever Blog ^ | 12/29/2011 | Dennis DiClaudio
    Highly-conservative former U.S. Navy chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt has done the leg work. He's connected the dots. He's put two and two together. He's milked the monkey for its simian wisdom. And he's finally willing to make public his shocking discovery: The Ron Paul campaign is little more than an insidious conspiracy between the libertarians and Democrats who, as everybody knows, love each other to take over the Republican Party "In Iowa, the only reason Ron Paul is polling so high is because hes getting crossover votes from the left-wing. And there are people who are trying to sabotage...
  • To Get Ron Paul's Insanity, You Have To Understand Libertarianism

    12/30/2011 8:49:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/30/2011 | Don Feder
    To "get" Ron Paul you have to understand libertarianism -- an ism every bit as delusional as Marxism. The National Libertarian Party, which first ran a presidential candidate in 1972, hasn't had many wins -- electing 4 state legislators in as many decades, as well as a planning commissioner here and an alderman there. Ron Paul is its greatest success. The Texas congressman is far and away the most prominent proponent of what I like to call rightwing utopianism. Libertarianism is to authentic conservatism what Barack Obama is to 19th century liberalism. Inspired by Ayn Rand (Ron named his son,...
  • A Libertarian Year Ahead?

    12/28/2011 6:25:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 28, 2011 | John Stossel
    As 2011 draws to a close, I wonder: Is freedom winning? Did America become freer this year? Less free? How about the rest of the world? I'm a pessimist. I fear Thomas Jefferson was right when he said, "The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." That's what's happened. Bush and Obama doubled spending and increased regulation. Government's intrusiveness is always more, never less. The state grows, and freedom declines. But there were bright spots. We don't yet know what will become of what people call the Arab Spring. But this year, for...
  • Ron Pauls Novel Coalition Faces Its Major Moment in Iowa

    12/27/2011 11:35:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Time ^ | December 27, 2011 | Adam Sorensen
    Go to any Ron Paul event and the audience is part of the tale. Theyre younger, rowdier, more socially diverse than Republican rally regulars. Any one of them might have driven across the state to see Paul speak or be able to riff at length about Austrian economic theory. Any one of them also might be a Democrat or an independent, a fact thats poised to play a big role in Pauls story in 2012. ...The fact that roughly half of Pauls primary supporters are Democrats or independents is probably an asset in selling his general election viability, which his...
  • Ex-Aide Says Ron Paul Is a 9/11 Truther & Isolationist Who Thinks U.S. Shouldn't Have Fought Hitler

    12/26/2011 10:06:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 95 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 26, 2011 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    A former Ron Paul staffer named Eric Dondero, who worked closely with the Texas congressman and presidential candidate over the course of 15 years, has issued a statement in which he both defends his old boss from charges of racism and anti-Semitism and reveals damning new details about about the "sheer lunacy of [Paul's] foreign policy views". First, Dondero claims that his old boss is such an extreme isolationist that "he strenuously does not believe the United States had any business getting involved in fighting Hitler in WWII. He expressed to me countless times, that 'saving the Jews,' was absolutely...
  • Goldwater Institute an Aggressive Conservative Watchdog

    12/26/2011 9:41:02 AM PST · by inkling · 1 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec. 25, 2011 | Marc Lacey
    Clint Bolick looks like any other high-powered lawyer, for the most part. But glance down at his index finger, which sports a scorpion tattoo, for first-hand evidence of his unconventional streak.Mr. Bolick has fought for the right of Arizonans to have their toes nibbled. After successfully defending a tattoo artist, he celebrated by having himself inked. From his perch here at the Goldwater Institute, a high-powered libertarian think tank, Mr. Bolick has even picked a fight with an entire professional hockey team.From a conservative point of view, there is no end to the government interference in individual liberties going on...
  • Left for Hillsdale College as conservative, returned Paulie. (vanity)

    12/24/2011 12:55:37 PM PST · by carjic · 126 replies · 1+ views
    Sorry for the vanity. My son has returned from Left for Hillsdale College 1 1/2 years ago as a conservative and returned as a rabid Paul Supporter. (vanity)I am despondent after debating with him. He is lost.
  • Sen. Rand Paul: Vote for my dad ("He won't falter, he won't bend"). Watch Video

    12/23/2011 7:11:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/23/2011 | Allahpundit
    Effective. A filial endorsement is endearing, if predictable, and Rand’s already prominent enough as a national figure that his stamp of approval qualifies as a rare “mainstream” thumbs up for his pop. The message is smart, too: No policy specifics, just a promise that Ron will stick to his principles because that’s what he’s been doing for 50 years. True enough; whatever his other faults, the fear that President Paul would “evolve” in office is absolute zero. Quite a contrast with the likely nominee.They’re going for the Iowa tea-party vote here, I take it, but I don’t know how helpful...
  • Is Ron Paul A Republican or a Libertarian?

    12/22/2011 12:33:42 PM PST · by Billlknowles · 31 replies
    WeArePolitics ^ | 12/21/2011 | Bill Knowles
    Thanks to glowing commentary from Ron Paul suppporters I have been called a coward, a traitor, a neocon, a nazi, that I'm sick and a 'demeanor' of the modern day Thomas Jefferson all because I said what a lot of Republicans are thinking but won't say: Ron Paul is a Libertarian and not a Republican. (For the record, with due respect to the Congressman, Ron Paul couldn't hold Thomas Jefferson's quill pen.) Congressman Paul turned his back on the GOP in 1987 and resigned. Instead of trying to fix the problems that he cites in his resignation, he bolts and...
  • The Ideal Republican Candidate

    12/18/2011 7:02:37 PM PST · by stolinsky · 11 replies ^ | 12-19-11 | stolinsky
      The Ideal Republican Candidate David C. Stolinsky Dec. 19, 2011 Many people are arguing about which of the current Republican candidates is preferable. But the bottom line is that none of them is ideal. If one were ideal, there would be a lot less arguing. So the first thing to do is to determine what is the ideal. If we can agree on that, we will be able to tell which candidate comes closest. The ideal candidate is a conservative. Yes, but what is conservative? To me, a conservative is one who is firmly grounded in Judeo-Christian and...
  • Ron Paul Takes Swipes at GOP Rivals, Says Michele Bachmann Hates Muslims

    12/18/2011 1:16:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    ABC ^ | December 17, 2011 | Jason M. Volack
    Ron Paul has gone Hollywood. Appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Friday, the presidential hopeful took a swipe at his GOP rivals telling the crowd that Michele Bachmann hates Muslims. When asked by host Jay Leno what he thought of his rivals, Paul shook his head, slowed his voice and said, she doesnt like Muslims, she hates them, she wants to go get em in reference to the comments Bachmann has made on the campaign trail over her willingness to attack Iran over its suspected nuclear program. Bachmann, who is campaigning today in Iowa, rejected Pauls comments....
  • Ron Paul: All We Are Doing Is Promoting Iran's Desire To Have a Nuclear Weapon

    12/16/2011 3:04:45 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 31 replies
    HotAirPundit ^ | DECEMBER 16, 2011 | HotAirPundit
    This man is a rambling fool. Ron Paul's answer on the question of Iran is so far removed from common sense it isn't even funny. Bret Baier points out that his position is to the left of Barack Obama. Take a look at this video and keep in mind, Glenn Beck would consider voting for this clown over Newt Gingrich. Here's the video : Ron Paul Republican Iowa Debate on Iran
  • 3 Impolite Facts About Ron Paul I Hope Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter Mention Next Time

    12/16/2011 10:18:39 AM PST · by mnehring · 46 replies · 1+ views
    1. Pauls intellectual mentor Murray Rothbard was the founder of anarcho-capitalism and opposed the legitimacy of all nation-states, including ours. 2. Paul openly proclaims himself a revival of the Old Right, the movement which opposed our entry in World War II. He and his followers proudly reject the New Right tradition established by William F. Buckley Jr., Ronald Reagan, and Barry Goldwater. When I was deciding whether or not to run for President as a Republican, I re-read Justin RaimondosReclaiming the American Rightand it gave me hopethat the anti-interventionist, pro-liberty Old Right, which had once dominated the party, could and...
  • Gary Johnson to Announce Libertarian Switch Tomorrow

    12/14/2011 2:37:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Johnson has told a reporter that this is something hes looking at and that he will be in New York tomorrow to do as many media appearances as they can wind me up and send me in that direction. But he said he wasnt announcing the switch tomorrow. Stephen Gordon, who identifies himself as the Southern Regional Director of the Gary Johnson 2012 campaign, told me: I personally spoke with Governor Johnson a couple of days ago and outlined many of the pros and cons of running for the LPs presidential nomination. Its my opinion that certain senior leaders within...
  • Ron Paul: Legalizing Marijuana Is a State's Constitutional Right

    12/14/2011 3:36:46 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 173 replies · 2+ views ^ | May 19, 2009 | Dennis DiClaudio
    Ron Paul: Legalizing Marijuana Is a State's Constitutional Right Ron Paul recently told all 23 members of Air America's listening audience that he is strongly in support of state sovereignty concerning the legalization of the sticky icky pot weed… He said that he believes that the U.S. Constitution gives the fifty states the right to legalize hemp production or marijuana. He said the issue was a matter of personal liberty but added that drug users should not be entitled to government-funded treatment if they abuse legalized drugs. Not in a free market America, they shouldn't. That would make them...
  • Paul Could Lead From Behind

    12/13/2011 1:53:57 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 13, 2011 | GERALD F. SEIB
    Ron Paul is the wild card in the Republican presidential deckand that makes him one of the most important cards of all right now. ....If Mr. Paul does well in Iowa, he could so muddy the waters that there is no clear winner. An inconclusive outcome would be a boon for Mr. Romney, who hasn't done all that well in Iowa, and who is counting much more heavily on winning the New Hampshire primary a week later. A murky Iowa result would reduce any momentum the upstart Mr. Gingrich might enjoy heading into New Hampshire. New Hampshire, in turn, is...
  • Chicago conservative African Americans to support Newt Gingrich

    12/11/2011 7:22:28 PM PST · by jageorge72 · 17 replies ^ | 12/10/11 | Lorenzo Jones
    The Illinois African American Libertarian Alliance (IAALA) is home to hundreds of Chicago African American conservatives and has decided to endorse Newt Gingrich for the upcoming 2012 election. Newt Gingrich represents the values of many conservativesWhite, Latino, or Black. He is honest about who he is and is the perfect person to turn a falling country around, says IAALA President David Lemar.
  • Ronulan Invasion: Are Ron Paul Libertarians Inviting Bigger Government? (ZO!)

    12/10/2011 12:29:12 PM PST · by mnehring · 20 replies
    Are Ron Paul libertarians tolerant conservatives, or just people who want to legalize everything, thus inviting big government to clean up the mess? Find out what AlfonZo Rachel thinks.
  • The Ron Paul Factor (Why he's surging even as others are stagnant or stumbling)

    12/06/2011 7:14:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 179 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/06/2011 | Robert Costa
    Rep. Ron Paul rarely makes news, and his candidacy is frequently ignored by Beltway reporters. But headlines, his aides say, are overrated. In fact, the Texas Republicans low-key autumn was strategic. As Pauls competitors stumbled and sparred, he amassed a small fortune for his campaign and built a strong ground operation. And with January fast approaching, his team is ready to surprise the political world and sweep the Iowa caucuses. This was a movement when he first started running in 2008, says Trygve Olson, a senior Paul adviser. Now its turned into a highly professionalized campaign, but the energy from...
  • Is Ron Paul about to win Iowa? He surges past Romney into 2d behind Gingrich

    Elderly, iconoclastic Rep. Ron Paul, the longtime champion of meaningless straw polls, is now doing it where it counts in the ongoing struggle for the Republican presidential nomination. A brand-new Iowa Poll, just published by the Des Moines Register, reports the often-dismissed 76-year-old Paul has surged past one-time front-runner Mitt Romney and moved into second place, with his sights set on the current front-runner Newt Gingrich. According to the new poll results, Gingrich leads the pack at 25% of likely caucus-goers with less than a month until they're held. Paul is second with 18% and Romney now trails with 16%.
  • Rand Paul, Libertarian Extremist

    12/03/2011 8:51:43 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 106 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The Tea Partys limited-government, constitutional heart is in the right place. But it needs much better guidance about how the Constitution works in wartime. The defense-authorization bill currently under congressional consideration contains some unremarkable, largely redundant provisions about the treatment of enemy combatants. Naturally, the now-familiar alliance of leftists and libertarian extremists self-proclaimed constitutionalists all attacked with their signature sky is falling equanimity. On Wednesday, my column addressed some of the more hysterical arguments posited by Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano. The real action, however, was taking place on the Senate floor, where Tea Party favorite Rand Paul...
  • Ex-girlfriend hid sperm and used for in-vitro pregnancy: suit

    11/27/2011 10:14:09 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 130 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 26, 2011 | KIERAN CROWLEY
    A Long Island man was stunned to find out that his 4-year-old twins werent an accidental pregnancy at all his desperate girlfriend secretly stashed away his sperm and used it for an in-vitro procedure, he charges in a lawsuit. Elmont resident Joseph Pressil, 36, wasnt planning on having children with Anetria Burnett, with whom he was in a relationship for six months in 2007, he said. So she took matters into her own hands, he told The Post, in order to remain in his Texas house and make a legal bid for half of his possessions. -snip- The real...
  • Russian newsreader fired after Obama middle finger insult

    11/24/2011 9:44:56 AM PST · by bigbob · 35 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11-24-11 | Andrew Osborn
    A top Russian female newsreader who appeared to defiantly show US President Barack Obama her middle finger during a live newscast has been fired.
  • Libertarian Party Tells Ron Paul to Come On Over

    10/31/2011 11:16:01 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 48 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 30, 2011 | Jason M. Volack
    Rep. Ron Paul may not win the Republican nomination for president, but the prospect of him running as a third party candidate in the general election is not off the table, he says. Paul, long a favorite of the Libertarian Party, is drawing enthusiastic support from its leaders, who are openly pushing him to consider a third party run for the White House. Absolutely, that would be fabulous, said Jim Lesczynski, media relations director for the Manhattan Libertarian Party. Lesczynski says his party agrees with Paul on most of the major issues, calling him an ideal candidate. He added that...
  • Bill Maher Calls for People to 'Put Drugs in Halloween Candy'

    For decades, parents have worried about dangerous substances being put into what their children receive while Trick or Treating. On Friday evening, HBO's Bill Maher actually called for people to "put drugs in the Halloween candy"
  • Mexico and the War on Drugs: Time to Legalize

    10/22/2011 1:39:00 PM PDT · by 4buttons · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | 10/18/'11 | Vincente Fox
    70 minute VIDEO- Former President of Mexico Vincente Fox speaks on ending the drug war.
  • Vanity- What has happened to Ann Coulter?

    10/18/2011 8:32:17 PM PDT · by h-roark · 88 replies
    Oct 17, 2011 | h-roark
    I used to be a huge fan of Ann Coulter's
  • Libertarian Tea Party Movement Is Alive & Kicking

    10/14/2011 4:47:49 PM PDT · by radioone · 10 replies
    StrataSphere ^ | 10-14-11 | A. J. Strata
    As the above poster notes, Big-Government is a joke. The bureaucracy and its pet processes have expanded to the point government has become mostly incompetent (except the military, which has a clear and unwavering command structure that keeps individuals from diluting the purpose and focus of the overall group). Big-Government incompetence is everywhere and was the root cause of the economic implosion we experienced in 2008. Housing values, 401ks and many other repositories of a life time of work and saving were wiped out by liberal nonsense. When Democrats Dodd & Frank used Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac...
  • Police say cash and drugs were traded for baby

    10/07/2011 6:35:27 PM PDT · by digger48 · 11 replies
    Kokomo Tribune ^ | October 7, 2011 | Mike Fletcher
    Kokomo Sheriff deputies arrested one of four people believed to be involved in a child-selling case in which a baby was traded for $17,000 and drugs. Deputies arrested Stephen P. Lynch Jr., 31, Thursday afternoon on a warrant charging him with a Class A felony conspiracy to deal in a narcotic and D felonies conspiracy to commit child selling and profiting from an adoption. According to a probable cause affidavit filed in Howard Superior Court 1, Stephen Lynch, along with another person, gave another couple $13,000, a 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII valued at $3,531 and numerous drugs in exchange...
  • #OccupyWallStreet Demands Almost Word for Word from 1938 Science Fiction Novel (Vanity)

    10/04/2011 5:06:20 PM PDT · by mnehring · 29 replies
    Vanity | Self
    Today, the Occupy Wall Street protestors decided to finally list their demands. Mixed in with some generic references to items like restoring Glass-Steagall which has been called for by many on the left, are a series of unachievable and cryptic utopian demands. From forgiving all debt and eliminating the debt and credit system in general, to making wars pay as you go and granting every person a minimum living monetary allocation so they can choose not to work, the demands seem to be a mishmash of societal changing goals. If one steps back and looks at the big picture of...
  • Ralph Nader Hearts Ron Paul, Hails Potential Left Libertarian Alliance

    There are differences of philosophy between progressives and libertarians, but we CAN agree on at least four issues upon which we can make immediate and concrete demands. Success on these demands would go a very long way toward saving the United States and prevent us from falling deeper into serfdom and slavery. We may never have a better chance than right now.
  • Ron Paul one of only four House Republicans to request earmarks for 2011 budget

    10/01/2011 3:19:23 PM PDT · by mnehring · 40 replies
    U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) was one of only four House Republicans to break rank from the party and request earmarks despite a Republican Conference earmark moratorium. Paul sent 41 earmark requests totaling $157,093,544 for the 2011 Fiscal Year. His largest single request was $19,500,000 for a naval training ship at the Texas Maritime Academy in Galveston, followed by a $18,126,000 to provide maintenance on the Matagorda Ship Channel. For Fiscal Year 2010, Paul requested 54 total earmarks, adding up to $398,460,640 in pork that the former presidential candidate sought to bring home to his district. These requests were made...
  • Ron Paul says he'd consider putting Dennis Kucinich in his Cabinet

    09/21/2011 9:53:21 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 113 replies
    Ron Paul says he'd consider putting Dennis Kucinich in his Cabinet By Justin Sink - 09/21/11 12:02 PM ET Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) says he would consider putting the liberal congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) in his Cabinet if he wins the presidency in 2012. Paul said his libertarian political philosophy helps him connect with some on the far left including Kucinich, who shares Pauls general anti-war stance. Paul joked that if he brought the Ohio congressman aboard in his administration, he might have to create a "Department of Peace." "You've got to give credit to people who think," he...
  • Worth a read? [No, but certainly worth a zot]

    09/15/2011 9:26:37 AM PDT · by samthesham74 · 56 replies
    The Personal Gratification Digest ^ | 9/15/2011 | SamtheSham74
    Oh, this guy is funny. And he pretty much nails it. "Taken to a logical extreme, this sort of political pageantry ratchets up the degree of difficulty for a quality candidate with strong ideas and sound principles, especially if the candidate in question looks like an aging college professor (Representative Ron Paul) or a guy who cuts his own hair (former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson). As 2012 approaches like the T-Rex chasing the Jeep in Jurassic Park, we are welcomed to the aforementioned logical extreme. For those who think Im overstating the case, say hello to the current field...
  • Colo. bank to close medical marijuana accounts, leaving dispensaries scrambling

    09/02/2011 9:15:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | :08/23/2011 | Mitchell Byars
    Colorado Springs State Bank was last in state publicly doing business with the industry . The last bank in the state of Colorado that was publicly doing business with the medical marijuana industry decided it will be closing all of those accounts by the end of September, leaving dispensaries across the state scrambling. The Colorado Springs State Bank sent out a letter last week to its medical marijuana account holders requesting them to have their bank accounts closed by Sept. 30. "There are unresolved issues with regulations, law enforcement and other agencies that need to get resolved before the industry...
  • Colorado College Professor: Libertarian would rather let people die...

    09/01/2011 8:08:13 AM PDT · by invaderzim · 10 replies
    Hear Us Now ^ | 09.01.11 | Hear Us Now
    His exact words: "Libertarians would much rather see/let people DIE and then SUE, before letting the government regulate drugs." He then quickly moved on to marijuana and has previously provided jokes as to "toking up" in regards to Alexis de Tocequville(the french historian known for explaining Democracy in America) while of course garnering attention and laughs from the young adults in this class.
  • Why are we surprised with the push for pedophile rights?

    08/31/2011 3:37:59 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 32 replies ^ | Wed., Aug. 31, 2011 | Dr. Michael L. Brown
    August 31, 2011 ( - Many Americans have been shocked by reports about a recent pro-pedophilia conference in Baltimore in which psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, representing institutions like Harvard and Johns Hopkins, sought to present pedophilia in a sympathetic and even positive light. But why should this surprise us? Academic articles in scholarly journals have been presenting pedophilia in a sympathetic light for years, and, as Matthew Cullinan Hoffman noted, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released a report in 1998 claiming that the negative potential of adult sex with children was overstated and that the vast majority of...
  • Rick Perry is no libertarian

    08/30/2011 10:56:23 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 08-30-11 | Dana Milbank
    A s my Post colleague Perry Bacon reported in detail this week, Rick Perry has jettisoned the compassion that sometimes leavened the conservatism of his predecessor in the Texas governors mansion. If Perrys style resembles anybodys in George W. Bushs White House, in fact, it is that of former vice president Dick Cheney, whose just-published memoir, In My Time, might as well have been titled Right Every Time (Even Though I Was Surrounded by Idiots). Think of Perry as Bush without the charm. But in one area I quibble with Bacons shrewd analysis of Perry, whose victory in 2012, he...
  • Ron Paul and Ralph Nader Outline Progressive-Libertarian Agenda

    08/29/2011 5:45:07 PM PDT · by mnehring · 43 replies
    Trend forecaster Gerald Celente may have been right when he predicted more than a year agoa future alliance between progressives and libertarians. On Fox News' Freedom Watch, Ron Paul and Ralph Nader appeared together to highlight many of the points of agreements between Tea Party activists and progressives on the left. Nader explained howTea party Congresspeople are different from other Republicans in Congress, to the extent that they are genuine libertarian conservatives and not corporatists. Corporatists believe in corporate government. They are great allies with many liberals and progressives, to challenge the bloated military budgets, to challenge undeclared wars overseas,...
  • Ron Paul and the Neoliberal Reeducation Campaign

    08/24/2011 7:21:44 AM PDT · by chickadee · 57 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/23/2011 | Jeffrey Lord
    Neoliberals and Quasi-Cons: When it comes to foreign policy, Ron Paul and his supporters are not conservatives. This is important to understand when one realizes that Paul's views are, self-described, "non-interventionist." The fact that he has been allowed to get away with pretending to conservatism on this score is merely reflective of journalists who, for whatever reason, are simply unfamiliar with American history. Ironically, it is precisely because the Paul campaign has not been thoroughly covered that no one pays attention to the historical paternity of what the candidate is saying.
  • Libertarian Peter Thiel Shocks With Political Island Project

    08/21/2011 2:27:23 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 41 replies
    The Winston Review ^ | August 21, 2011 | -TWR-
    Billionaire Peter Thiel shocks again. Details magazine, reports hes supporting what could be described as Fantasy Island or Lord of the Flies revolutionary manmade floating nation-states, only 200 miles off the coast of San Francisco. Its a story now receiving both national and international interest. From The Washington Post: The micro-countries Thiel proposes are diesel-powered, moveable, 2,000-ton structures built on oil rig-like platforms, with space for 270 residents to live. Thiel believes these islands may be important in experimenting with new ideas for government, such as no welfare, no minimum wage, fewer weapons restrictions, and looser building codes. The...
  • "Have you ever had sex with Rick Perry?" (MEGA-BARF ALERT!)

    08/18/2011 9:53:50 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 240 replies
    Salon ^ | 8-17-11 | TCRLAF
    An Austin Ron Paul supporter has taken out a full-page ad in the local alt weekly newspaper seeking any "stripper ... escort ... or 'young hottie'" who has slept with Rick Perry, part of his single-minded jihad against the presidential candidate. Robert Morrow describes himself as a "self-employed investor and political activist" as well as a three-time delegate to the Texas state GOP convention. "Have you ever had sex with Rick Perry?" blares the ad, placed by Morrow in this week's Austin Chronicle. "Are you a stripper, an escort, or just a 'young hottie' impressed by an arrogant, entitled governor...
  • Ron Paul supporter takes out full-page ad that asks: Have you ever had sex with Rick Perry?

    08/18/2011 3:55:53 PM PDT · by radioone · 111 replies
    Washington Post Blog ^ | 08/18/2011 | Elizabeth Flock
    A Ron Paul supporter in Texas has taken out a full-page ad in a local alternative weekly newspaper seeking women who have slept with the presidential candidate. Have you ever had sex with Rick Perry? asks the ad, which runs in this week's Austin Chronicle. The ad was placed by Robert Morrow, who describes himself as a self-employed investor and political activist and a three-time delegate to the Texas state Republican convention.
  • Ad: 'Have You Had Sex With Rick Perry?'

    08/18/2011 8:27:22 PM PDT · by Marty62 · 60 replies ^ | 8-18-2011 | Click2Houston
    Ron Paul Supporter Takes Out Full-Page Ad In Texas Paper A full-page newspaper ad by a supporter of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is raising eyebrows, asking, "Have you ever had sex with Rick Perry?" Robert Morrow placed the ad in the Austin Chronicle alt-newsweekly less than one week after the Texas governor threw his hat in the ring for the presidency, reported.
  • Ron Pauls liberty will give us death

    08/17/2011 5:29:33 PM PDT · by mnehring · 50 replies
    Since the unfortunate results of the Ames straw poll were announced, a constant mewling and bleating has gone up from several sectors of the political system. Faced with a media that represents (accurately) the top tier of the Republican Presidential Nominating Contest as Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney, with a few idle and unproductive fantasies about Rick Santorum or Jon Huntsman recovering, the partisans of one particularly impotent politician shriek their discontent:What about Ron Paul?! He took second! Doesnt he warrant a mention? This meme has been echoed even by the likes of Jon Stewart, whose fanciful quest...
  • Silicon Valley billionaire funding creation of artificial libertarian islands

    08/16/2011 11:28:05 AM PDT · by Freeport · 56 replies
    The Lookout ^ | Aug, 16 2011 | Liz Goodwin
    Pay Pal founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel has given $1.25 million to an initiative to create floating libertarian countries in international waters, according to a profile of the billionaire in Details magazine. Thiel has been a big backer of the Seasteading Institute, which seeks to build sovereign nations on oil rig-like platforms to occupy waters beyond the reach of law-of-the-sea treaties. The idea is for these countries to start from scratch--free from the laws, regulations, and moral codes of any existing place. Details says the experiment would be "a kind of floating petri dish for implementing policies that...