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  • Ted Cruz to join Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann at New Orleans Republican Leadership Conference

    02/04/2014 7:31:01 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | February 04, 2014 at 8:57 AM | Lauren McGaughy
    New Orleans will once again draw the who's who among GOP policymakers, pundits and politicians this year, when it plays host to the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference, or RLC. While U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined the playbill Tuesday (Feb. 4) morning, attendees can also expect to see a slew of other conservative leaders including Donald Trump, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. and maybe even the cast of Duck Dynasty. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was not yet a confirmed attendee, as per the RLC's speakers list. But another Pelican State Republican, recent GOP-convert and candidate for lieutenant governor state Sen....
  • Republican Liberty Caucus Endorses Ben Swann's "Truth in Media" Project

    06/29/2013 12:29:02 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision
    Ben Swann ^ | June 28, 2013 | Ben Swann
    Youtube: Republican Liberty Caucus Endorses Ban Swann's "Truth in Media" Projecthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crHEBo5VQao Matthew Nye, Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus, tells Ben Swann why the RLC is endorsing his Truth in Media Project. 3,168 - Backers$218,332 - pledged of $1,250,000 goal 26 - days to go Kickstarter: Liberty is Rising Truth in Media Projecthttp://www.kickstarter.com/projects/439668500/liberty-is-rising-truth-in-media-project-0 Related News: As Trust in U.S. Press Plummets, Journalist Seeks "Truth in Media" As mainstream media is more discredited, journalist Ben Swann wants his "Liberty Is Rising Truth in Media" project to restore the media's role as watchdog of those in power.
  • Freeper For Thirteen Years, the irate magistrate, Has Sadly Passed Away.

    10/19/2011 8:18:27 PM PDT · by RonPaulLives · 54 replies
    BluegrassBulletin.com ^ | 10/19/2011 | Bluegrass Bulletin
    Long Time Conservative Patriot Mike Moreland Passes Long time conservative patriot, Boone County Magistrate and constitutional conservative Mike Moreland of Union Kentucky died today. Mike is survived by his wife a son and grandchildren. Moreland, pictured here with Rand Paul and Lloyd Rogers, was known for his staunch defense of civil liberties long before the TEA party movement became popular. Moreland was a reliable republican supporter and campaign volunteer in addition to the service he rendered to his community in elected office. He is the only elected official on the Boone County website who listed his cell phone number as...
  • Impersonator mocks Obama, Gingrich at GOP forum

    06/20/2011 7:10:50 AM PDT · by freespirited · 5 replies
    Verizon ^ | 06/18/11 | Phillip Elliot
    NEW ORLEANS - A Barack Obama impersonator was ushered off the stage after he mocked the Republican presidential hopefuls and joked about the real president's biracial roots to a room full of conservative activists Saturday. The Republican Leadership Conference turned the podium over to impersonator Reggie Brown, who drew raucous applause from the GOP's supporters when he projected lewd photos of Rep. Anthony Weiner, the New York Democrat who just resigned after the furor over his sexually charged online dalliances with a former porn actress and other women. Brown later played up the mass exodus of advisers to candidate Newt...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry Speech at RLC; Leaves Crowd Chanting, "Run, Rick, Run!" - Video

    06/18/2011 4:40:16 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 41 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 18, 2011 | Brian
    Here is complete video of Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaking today at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans. From the speech Perry delivered, it is clear he is not just preparing to launch a campaign – he sounded like a man launching a movement. . . . . When he finished, the crowd was on their feet chanting, “Run, Rick, Run!”
  • Perry: ‘Stand up’ and ‘stop apologizing’

    06/18/2011 2:27:03 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 104 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 18, 2011 | Domenico Montanaro, Political Reporter, NBC News
    NEW ORLEANS -- Rick Perry delivered an unapologetically socially conservative speech before a friendly crowd here. “We need to stop apologizing for celebrating life,” the Republican Texas governor bellowed at the Republican Leadership Conference in a finger-pointing, finger-wagging and, at times, bombastic, speech. “Stop apologizing” for wanting to stem the tide of the “entitlement mindset,” he boasted. “Our opponents on the left are never going to like us, so let’s stop trying to curry favor with them,” he said, before imploring the crowd to “stand up. Let’s speak with pride about our values. Let’s stop this American downward spiral.” He...
  • Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann buttons hot sellers at New Orleans event

    It’s about as unscientific as you can get, but the Rick Perry 2012 button is a hot item at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, where several major presidential contenders are fighting to win the who-is-most-conservative contest. Perry, who is still just “thinking” about a run for the White House, doesn’t get here until Saturday. He’s got a book signing event scheduled in the morning and will speak to the gathering in the afternoon. In the meantime, the button contest at the conference is well under way. At the Buttons by Design booth at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside...
  • Herman Cain Speaks at RLC 2011

    06/18/2011 7:05:38 AM PDT · by justsaynomore · 27 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 6/18/11 | Right Scoop
    Herman Cain gave a resounding speech today at the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference. He was more confident and eloquent than I’ve ever heard him before and he definitely didn’t need a teleprompter like you know who!
  • Republican Leadership Conference kicks off [Palin, Romney and Pawlenty not attending]

    06/16/2011 7:24:54 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | June 16, 2011 | C.J. Ciaramella
    Republican Leadership Conference kicks off C.J. Ciaramella Top Republicans will flock to New Orleans today for the Republican Leadership Conference, where presidential hopefuls and GOP leaders will try to woo the party faithful during the three-day event. The annual conference, formerly the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, has become a bellwether for the Republican Party, especially because of its audience straw polls. Presidential candidates speaking this year include Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann Texas Rep. Ron Paul, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson and former Utah governor Jon Huntsman. (DNC chair looking forward to working...
  • Ron Paul: breakdown of family values, not gov’t, at heart of legal abortion

    06/09/2011 6:25:41 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2011-06-08 | Peter J. Smith
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 8, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The right to life was the foundation of American liberty, but a widespread moral change must occur before abortion is made illegal again, Republican lawmaker and presidential candidate Ron Paul told religious conservative activists on Friday. “If we do not have high respect for life, how can we be dealing with our personal freedom, personal privacy, our rights to homeschool our kids, the right to pick our religion and make personal choices on what we do?” Paul asked the audience at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in downtown Washington, D.C.“Life is precious,...
  • Ron Paul: Our Liberties Come From Our Creator

    06/05/2011 6:54:55 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 70 replies · 2+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 2011-06-04 | Stephanie Samuel
    At the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference, presidential candidate Ron Paul used the Bible to show evangelicals why big government is bad and how their fight to protect faith and family are all rooted in liberty. Paul roused the conservative Christian crowd on Friday as he recounted the story of the Israelites and their pleas for an earthly king. He used that story, found in 1 Samuel chapter eight, to explain to the faith conference why big government is morally wrong for America. He told the crowd that the Israelites had a perfectly good family system prior to their first...
  • Dr. Dan to be Keynote Speaker at Republican Liberty Caucus of North Carolina 2011 Convention

    06/01/2011 8:18:21 AM PDT · by DrDan4Congress · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Dr. Dan's Freedom Forum ^ | June 1, 2011 | Gary Shoemaker
    WILMINGTON, NC – Former U.S. congressional candidate for North Carolina’s 11th District, Dr. Dan Eichenbaum, will give the keynote address at the 2011 Republican Liberty Caucus Convention. The convention will take place Saturday, June 4, at 11:30am at the Front Street Brewery at 9 N. Front Street in Wilmington.
  • Quote Of The GOP Debate: Rep. Ron Paul Defends Heroin As ‘An Exercise Of Liberty’

    05/05/2011 10:01:32 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 201 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 05/06/2011 | Frances Martel
    While it took a little while for the Republican candidates attending tonight’s debate to get going, the sheer diversity on the panel guaranteed some spirited answers, paramount among them Rep. Ron Paul’s steadfast adherence to civil liberties, which somehow concluded with him supporting legalization of heroin to raucous applause– highlighting the thick tension between conservatives and libertarians on the GOP. During a “lightning round” where candidates were asked to answer questions about the issues that would give them the most problems during the primaries, both libertarian candidates– Paul and former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson– were asked to defend their...
  • Ron Paul antes up on abortion ("life comes from our creator, not our government")

    04/21/2011 6:54:18 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-04-11 | Andy Barr
    Ron Paul on Monday created some distance between himself and his fellow libertarians on abortion, telling a gathering of social conservatives in Iowa that protecting the unborn is integral to his philosophy. Speaking for the Iowa Family Leader's presidential lecture series in Sioux City, Paul said that he is troubled when he hears libertarians advocate for abortion rights. Describing conversations with supporters, the Texas congressman and presidential hopeful said he often here a “libertarian type of argument” along the lines of “it’s the woman’s body. She can do whatever she wants. She can have an abortion.” “I don’t like them...
  • On Gun Control and Violence

    03/06/2011 9:11:47 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The terrible violence in Arizona last weekend prompted much national discussion on many issues. All Americans are united in their sympathies for the victims and their families. All wonder what could motivate such a horrible act. However, some have attempted to use this tragedy to discredit philosophical adversaries or score political points. This sort of opportunism is simply despicable. We are fortunate to live in a society where violence is universally denounced. Not one public official or commentator has attempted to justify this reprehensible act, yet the newspapers, internet, and airwaves are full of people trying to claim it was...
  • On Real Respect for the Constitution

    03/06/2011 9:10:41 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    I am pleased that the Constitution has received a lot of attention in recent weeks, thanks to the tea party movement. The 112th Congress kicked off with a reading of the Constitution on the floor of the House. It goes without saying that Members of Congress should have read the Constitution many times, and should continue to study it. Citing the particular clause of the Constitution that authorizes newly introduced legislation is a reasonable suggestion, yet in reality it will do little to restrain unconstitutional growth of the federal government. We have had such rules in the past and no...
  • Is Isolationism on the Rise?

    03/06/2011 9:06:12 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    American Conservative ^ | 2011-02-25 | Jack Hunter
    In the 1980’s the United States funded Iraq’s Saddam Hussein yet considered Palestine’s Yasser Arafat and Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi terrorists. And they were. But so was Saddam, who at that time was terrorizing his own people, gassing Iraqi Kurds while receiving America’s financial and political support. In the 1990’s, the US declared Hussein a menace and we apparently changed our mind about Arafat, who was even invited to the White House to shake hands with Bill Clinton. In the 2000’s George W. Bush went back to calling Arafat a terrorist, went to war with Saddam, who we also began calling...
  • State of the Right

    03/06/2011 9:05:18 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 1 replies · 1+ views
    American Conservative ^ | 2011-01-28 | Jack Hunter
    State of the Union speeches are sort of like listening to cheating husbands apologize to their wives. Not only are we told that any past mistakes are yesterday’s news and the worst is behind us, but in an effort to show how things will be different we are given a laundry list of promises that paint a rosier future. Nobody paints rhetorically better than Obama and the smooth talking president’s oratory skills were on full display this week-just as they likely will be next year when things won’t have substantively changed one bit. The most significant change Tuesday night was...
  • GOP Sen.-elect Paul: Attach spending cuts to every 'major' piece of legislation

    12/29/2010 11:58:33 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-12-27 | Jordan Fabian
    GOP Sen.-elect Rand Paul said Monday that he wants to attach spending cuts to every major piece of legislation that comes before the Senate next year. Paul (Ky.) — who won his race with strong support from the Tea Party movement — said he will "pressure" Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to take simple majority votes on spending cut amendments in the next Congress. "I think that every piece of major legislation that goes forward from now on needs to have attached to it spending cuts," Paul said during a podcast with conservative blogger Ben Domenech. If Congress is...
  • Distorting the Tax Policy Debate (Ron Paul)

    12/25/2010 3:56:38 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 11+ views
    George Orwell warned us about the use of “meaningless words” in politics, words that are endlessly repeated by sloganeering politicians until they have no meaning at all. Meaningless words certainly were on display during last week’s congressional debate over the latest tax bill. Over and over again we heard trite, empty phrases like “tax cuts for the wealthiest 2%,” “tax giveaways,” “tax earmarks,” and “borrowing money to give to millionaires.” Time and time again the same falsehoods were presented as fact, and reported as such by a credulous media. But all of these clichés about taxes are based on the...
  • Fox: Rand Paul Wins Kentucky

    11/02/2010 4:13:55 PM PDT · by jern · 39 replies
    Fox: Rand Paul Wins Kentucky
  • Ron Paul’s Pledge to America (Southern Avenger)

    09/30/2010 6:40:56 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 2010-09-28 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    The Republican Party has a history of using desperate times to call for drastic measures and when bailing out AIG, bolstering Medicare or bombing Iraq, that party has always been willing to go big and bold on some of the largest government expansions in this nation’s history. But what about cutting government? You know, that stuff GOP politicians always talk about during election time? One might think that in a political environment in which so many are desperate to reverse what they see as unsustainable government growth, Republican rhetoric might at least attempt to reflect that desperation. But when GOP...
  • An Homage to Hummer - Comedian Penn Jillette laments the passing of the 'big, stupid' vehicle

    04/18/2010 10:16:46 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies · 989+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 17, 2010 | Penn Jillette
    An Homage to Hummer Comedian Penn Jillette laments the passing of the 'big, stupid' vehicle By PENN JILLETTE There's a feeling one gets when one sits behind the wheel of a really big stupid military-lite American Hummer. You have that feeling of being strong and safe, high on your pleather throne, above the fray, above the danger, not having to listen to anyone or anything, the rumble of a too-big motor giving you a wiggle and jiggle and tickle inside you. You have the power to run over anyone else on the road, if they dare monkey with you and...
  • Elect more nonconforming libertarian-Republicans

    04/03/2010 10:51:43 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 213 replies · 2,534+ views
    Renew America ^ | 2010-04-03 | Bonnie Alba
    "If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism." — Ronald Reagan Nonconformist: of or characterized by behavior or views that do not conform to prevailing ideas or practices. Recently Fox's Glenn Beck offered citizens a quiz to pinpoint where they fall in their political beliefs. The Nolan Chart (www.nolanchart.com/survey.php) provides questions which when answered honestly will place the responder somewhere on the political spectrum depicting conservative-libertarian-liberal-statist-centrist sections. Citizens who consider themselves conservative might be surprised to find they're somewhere between conservative and libertarian. Commentators have had a difficult time labeling tea party citizens....
  • Ron Paul tells 1,500 in Boise the health care bill is a 'disaster'

    03/29/2010 2:44:11 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies · 826+ views
    The Idaho Statesman, Boise ID ^ | 2010-03-29 | Anna Webb
    Crowds cheered former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul's claim that "the revolution is alive and well in Idaho," in a speech Saturday at the Morrison Center that at times took on the feel of a revival meeting. Americans, he said, have misunderstood the definition of "rights," which are God-given and include "life, liberty and the right to keep the fruits of our labor." Those rights include neither education nor health care. "Amen!" came a voice from the crowd. That crowd included perennial political candidate Pro Life, a group wearing buttons that read "Charter Schools are Statist," and the Collett family...
  • Healthcare and Economic Realities (Ron Paul)

    03/29/2010 2:36:19 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 637+ views
    With passage of last week’s bill, the American people are now the unhappy recipients of Washington’s disastrous prescription for healthcare “reform.” Congressional leaders relied on highly dubious budget predictions, faulty market assumptions, and outright fantasy to convince a slim majority that this major expansion of government somehow will reduce federal spending. This legislation is just the next step towards universal, single payer healthcare, which many see as a human right. Of course, this “right” must be produced by the labor of other people, meaning theft and coercion by government is necessary to produce and distribute it. Those who understand Austrian...
  • Healthcare Reform Passes (Ron Paul)

    03/22/2010 10:04:01 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 979+ views
    Following months of heated public debate and aggressive closed-door negotiations, Congress finally cast a historic vote on healthcare late Sunday evening. It was truly a sad weekend on the House floor as we witnessed further dismantling of the Constitution, disregard of the will of the people, explosive expansion of the reach of government, unprecedented corporate favoritism, and the impending end of quality healthcare as we know it. Those in favor of this bill touted their good intentions of ensuring quality healthcare for all Americans, as if those of us against the bill are against good medical care. They cite fanciful...
  • Rand Paul leads rally criticizing Yarmuth

    03/22/2010 5:53:36 PM PDT · by Christian_Capitalist · 52 replies · 920+ views
    TimeWarnerCable.com ^ | March 22, 2010 | Deborah Yetter
    He’s running for U.S. Senate, but Republican Rand Paul helped organize a small rally Monday meant to boost opponents of U.S. Rep John Yarmuth, the Democrat who represents Kentucky’s Third Congressional District.“John needs to come home,’’ Paul, a Bowling Green ophthalmologist said to the about 50 people gathered outside Yarmuth’s Louisville office. “There’s a tea party tidal wave sweeping across this country and we hope it’s going to sweep John Yarmuth out of office.”Tea party supporters — who oppose health care reform — were among those at the event outside the Romano Mazzoli Federal Building in Louisville.They included Sharon Stuecker...
  • War not conservative (Rep. John J. Duncan, R-Tenn.)

    03/13/2010 6:46:36 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies · 903+ views
    There is nothing conservative about the war in Afghanistan. The Center for Defense Information said a few months ago that we had spent over $400 billion on the war and war-related costs there. Now, the Pentagon says it will cost about $1 billion for each 1,000 additional troops we send to Afghanistan. One Republican Member from California told me recently that we could buy off every warlord in Afghanistan for $1 billion. Fiscal conservatives should be the ones most horrified by all this spending. Conservatives who oppose big government and huge deficit spending at home should not support it in...
  • 2,000 turn out at tea party convention in Dells (Wisconsin)

    03/13/2010 2:04:28 PM PST · by UB355 · 20 replies · 828+ views
    Milwaukee Journal=Sentinel ^ | 3/13/2010 | SCOTT BAUER
    Wisconsin Dells - Republicans and conservative tea party members railed against health care reform, global warming legislation and government spending at a convention Saturday that attracted about 2,000 people. The meeting, organized by the conservative group Americans for Prosperity and dubbed an unofficial tea party convention, brought together numerous Republican officeholders, party leaders and candidates in addition to national speakers like "Joe the Plumber" and Michael Reagan, the son of former President Ronald Reagan. Speakers said they were defending America's freedoms by opposing cap-and-trade energy proposals, tax increases, health care reform and economic stimulus bills backed by Democrats. "We are...
  • Trouble for Mitt Romney? Mass. Health Plan Covers Abortion

    03/08/2010 12:56:48 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 56 replies · 371+ views
    CBS News ^ | 2010-03-08 | Brian Montopoli
    Mitt Romney's role in overseeing passage of a universal health care plan in Massachusetts appears likely to cause headaches for the former Republican governor should he make his widely-expected run for the White House in 2012. As Matt Yglesias noted Sunday, all of the government-subsidized health care plans offered to low-income Massachusetts residents, under a program called Commonwealth Care, cover abortion.
  • Elusive Libertarians: Do “libertarian leanings” constitute a significant political movement?

    02/18/2010 6:06:02 PM PST · by Delacon · 88 replies · 1,446+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 18, 2010 | John Zogby & Zeljka Buturovic
    A number of commentators have recently taken up the notion that libertarianism has become a significant force in contemporary American politics. This conviction is partly based on the assumption that, by being different from both liberals and conservatives, libertarians can enter coalitions with both, thus boosting their political power beyond their numbers. For example, David Kirby and David Boaz of the Cato Institute recently argued that, although unaware of the appropriate label for their beliefs, a significant number of Americans have “libertarian leanings” and that they are not only swing but bellwether voters; their support for Republicans, for example, ominously...
  • Legalize Competing Currencies (Ron Paul)

    01/25/2010 8:52:26 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 950+ views
    Much has been made recently about the supposed economic recovery. A few blips in a few statistics and many believe our troubles are all over. Of course, they have to redefine recovery as “jobless” to account for the lack of improvement on Main Street. But the banks have money, Wall Street is chugging along, and the administration would like to get on with other agendae. They have even set up a commission to investigate the crisis as if it were all in the past. The truth is that Americans are still losing jobs, the Fed is still inflating, and more...
  • SC: Sanford spotted hiking . . . Capitol Hill (where he visted Ron Paul)

    01/25/2010 12:07:14 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 708+ views
    Gov. Mark Sanford was back in the national headlines Thursday after CNN spotted him on Capitol Hill. And a day after making a final apology for his conduct, it looks as if the governor was turning the page. Sanford, a former congressman, was in Washington, D.C., on official business. But he took some time to go see old friends on the hill. According to media reports, Sanford spent some time with U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, the Texas Republican who ran for president in 2008 and its credited with helping start the so-called Tea Party movement. Sanford's political career has been...
  • State of the Republic Address (Ron Paul)

    01/24/2010 5:58:31 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies · 1,533+ views
    Campaign for Liberty ^ | 2010-01-20 | U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, 14th District
    As we start the new year 2010, the establishment politicians, economists and Wall Street are trying to convince themselves that we have turned the corner and economic growth has once again begun. The predictions that conditions are getting back to normal come from those who never saw the crisis coming and don't have the vaguest notion what caused it. Some of them concede that it could be a jobless recovery. That will establish a new definition for a recovery. Official unemployment is at 10% but even the government knows that if everyone is counted, including those individuals that are too...
  • Government is Too Big to Succeed (Ron Paul)

    01/19/2010 1:32:46 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies · 662+ views
    Last week, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission kicked off their first round of hearings on the causes of the economic meltdown on Wall Street. The commission is being compared to the the Pecora Commission launched in 1932 to investigate the causes of the Great Depression. The Pecora commission is beloved by those who believe the solution to every problem is more laws because it was used to justify a number of new laws, including Glass-Steagall. Of course, none of those laws addressed the real causes of the Great Depression. It was the introduction of unsound monetary policy and central economic...
  • Why the Fed Likes Independence (Ron Paul)

    01/13/2010 1:50:00 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies · 647+ views
    Last week it was revealed that when Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner was Chairman of the New York Federal Reserve, he urged AIG officials not to disclose to the Securities Exchange Commission relevant details of agreements with banks to bail out Goldman Sachs. Apparently he felt at the time that regulators and the public would be angry that taxpayer money was used to fully compensate bankers who made some horrifically bad investment decisions. These banks should have suffered the consequences of the huge risks they were taking. After all, they kept plenty of rewards when times were good. Instead, the Fed...
  • A Hell of a Decade (Peter Schiff)

    12/31/2009 6:02:29 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies · 1,362+ views
    Campaign for Liberty ^ | 2009-12-31 | Peter Schiff
    In its recent look back on the first ten years of the century, Time Magazine proclaimed the period to be "the decade from hell." The editors made their case based on what they saw as the signature events of the last ten years, notably the ravages of terrorism, failed wars, and a global financial crisis. Taken together, these factors produced an era that Time is convinced will be remembered as one of the low points in our history. As the media hates to dwell on the negative, the commentary was rife with notes of optimism about pending recovery. It could...
  • Former New Mexico governor to speak at NH forum (Gary Johnson)

    12/29/2009 11:36:05 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 649+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-12-29
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former governor who is attracting attention from backers of Ron Paul’s presidential campaign is headed to New Hampshire. Republican Gary Johnson, who served as New Mexico’s governor from 1995 to 2003, will speak at a forum Jan. 23 organized by the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire.
  • KY Sen Poll: Paul Takes Commanding Lead In GOP Race (leading Grayson by 19 points, 44-25)

    12/26/2009 3:48:44 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies · 1,850+ views
    The same grassroots energy that propelled Ron Paul from a little-known Congressman to a force in the presidential primaries now seems to be transferring to his son in his Senate run in Kentucky. Public Policy Polling's (D) latest survey shows him easily ahead of Secretary of State Trey Grayson, who was recruited by the national party after Sen. Jim Bunning (R) was pressured not to seek re-election. Republican Primary Election Matchup Paul 44 Grayson 25 Und 32
  • Alabama RLC Statement on Rep. Parker Griffith Joining GOP

    12/24/2009 5:08:26 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 826+ views
    “What seems to be a GOP victory at first may well become another liberal victory in the long term. Unless Parker Griffith (formerly D-AL, now R-AL) starts voting like a true fiscal conservative, Alabama could be stuck with another entrenched Big-Government Republican Congressman.” “Welcome to the party, Parker. Here’s an electronic copy of the Constitution. Read it well, as you will have to continue to dodge us if you continue to disregard it.”
  • De-Coopting Liberty Republicanism

    12/20/2009 12:52:54 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies · 920+ views
    Republican Liberty Caucus of Virginia ^ | 2009-12-18 | Aaron Biterman
    Liberty Republicans need to think about strategies to counteract the cooptation of the revived liberty movement that Rockefeller or Progressive Republicans will attempt. The Tea Party movement’s explosion shows that liberty Republicanism can succeed. As well, the failure of Rockefeller Republicanism under the Bush administration might keep big government Republicans from success, especially when we liberty Republicans refuse to cooperate with them. Because the Tea Party movement is composed of many fine and well meaning but inexperienced activists, it is susceptible to the same tactics that coopted the libertarian movement in 1980. If a Progressive Republican calls himself a “libertarian”...
  • The Fed's Money Monopoly (Ron Paul)

    12/14/2009 4:27:18 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 910+ views
    Last week, in the name of protecting the little guy from Wall Street, the House passed HR 4173 to increase the little guy’s false sense of security in the financial system. This mammoth piece of legislation would massively increase government regulation and oversight in the banking industry under the misguided reasoning that more government could have stopped faulty lending practices, when in actuality it caused them. This bill would also greatly increase the powers of the Federal Reserve, which too many in Congress still see as savior rather than perpetrator in this mess. One silver lining is that the amendment...
  • Immigration Enforcement — A Jobs Program

    12/03/2009 10:48:00 AM PST · by Delacon · 16 replies · 850+ views
    National Review Online/ The Corner ^ | 12/03/09 | Mark Krikorian
    When I linked to a USA Today story the other day about Americans elbowing illegals out of the way for day-labor jobs, under my headline of "And Yet, We Still Haven't Suspended Immigration," one reader replied, "Yah, because protectionism is clearly the answer for our economic woes." This betrayed a widespread misconception about immigration and trade, one that's important to keep in mind as the president unveils the political theater production called his "Jobs Summit." Restricting immigration is fundamentally different from restricting trade in two ways, one theoretical, one practical. First, people are not things — in addition to being...
  • 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...
  • KY-Sen. 2010: In Kentucky, a Senate Candidate With a Pedigree for Agitation (Rand Paul)

    11/29/2009 5:29:09 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 988+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2009-11-25 | Ian Urbina
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Representative Ron Paul proved to be a surprising presence in the presidential race in 2008. Now his son, Dr. Rand Paul, has become an unexpected contender in the 2010 Senate race in Kentucky. Dr. Paul — an ophthalmologist and a son of the congressman, a Texas Republican and former presidential candidate — has become a serious challenger in the race to succeed Senator Jim Bunning. Capitalizing on a hearty distrust of government and an anti-Republican-establishment fervor among conservatives, he has used the Internet to raise more than $1.3 million since he began his campaign in August. “This...
  • 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...
  • Michele Bachmann: The complete interview (she praises Ron Paul as a fiscal conservative)

    11/18/2009 2:19:53 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 827+ views
    City Pages ^ | 2009-11-18
    She sounds off on Ron Paul, health care, and, of course, liberty. BY MATT SNYDERS Michele Bachmann is a regular fixture on the cable news circuit. When it comes to print, however, she takes a more measured approach; she declined a phone interview with the New York Times last month, insisting on a Q&A via email. She gave City Pages the same deal. Here's what she had to say: City Pages: Your appearance with Rep. Ron Paul surprised some folks. At first blush, it would seem the two of you might come down on very different sides on a lot...
  • 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...
  • KY-Sen. 2010: (Rand) Paul explains his platform ("government created the entire problem")

    11/09/2009 12:28:45 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 1,562+ views
    The Times-Tribune, Corbin, Ky. ^ | 2009-11-09 | Adam S. Sulfridge
    Dr. Rand Paul, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, explained his position on taxes, government spending, the drug abuse epidemic, welfare and other government benefits during an exclusive interview with the Times-Tribune, just hours before his appearance at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg. Initially, Dr. Paul addressed drug abuse in rural Kentucky. As a doctor, he immediately zeroed in on more vigilant policing of doctors who recklessly write prescriptions. He asked, “Are they being disciplined? I’m a doctor and occasionally I’ll get notification from the medical licensure board of people who are having their licenses suspended.” Referencing a recent...