(43 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 7, 2012 U.S. Moving Towards War in Syria
The United States has no business at all being involved in the Syrian civil war. In the 1980s we supported a resistance movement in Afghanistan that later gave birth to elements of al-Qaeda and the Taliban. When will we learn our lesson and stop intervening in conflicts we don't truly understand, conflicts that have nothing to do with American national interests?
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 27, 2012 How to End the Tragedy in Gaza
US foreign policy being so one-sided actually results in more loss of life and of security on both sides. Surely Israelis do not enjoy the threat of missiles from Gaza nor do the Palestinians enjoy their Israel-imposed inhuman conditions in Gaza. But as long asIsrael can count on its destructive policies being underwritten by the US taxpayer it can continue to engage in reckless behavior.
(7 comments) SHARE Monday, September 7, 2015 The Real Refugee Problem -- And How To Solve It
The reason so many are fleeing places like Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, and Iraq is that US and European interventionist foreign policy has left these countries destabilized with no hopes of economic recovery. This mass migration from the Middle East and beyond is a direct result of the neocon foreign policy of regime change, invasion, and pushing "democracy" at the barrel of a gun.
(29 comments) SHARE Friday, November 16, 2012 Ron Paul's farewell address to Congress
At the end of the year I'll leave Congress after 23 years in office over a 36 year period. My goals in 1976 were the same as they are today: promote peace and prosperity by a strict adherence to the principles of individual liberty.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 5, 2012 War Drums for Syria?
First, we were told that the killings were caused by government shelling, but then it was discovered that most were killed at close range with handgun fire and knives. No one has explained why government forces would take the time to go house to house binding the hands of the victims before shooting them, and then retreat to allow the rebels in to record the gruesome details.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 19, 2012 Unconstitutional Uses of Drones Must Stop
The use of drones overseas may have become so convenient, operated as they are from a great distance, that far more "collateral damage" has become acceptable. Collateral damage is a polite way of saying killing innocent civilians. Is the ease of drone use a slippery slope to disregard for justice, and if so what might that mean for us as they become more widely used on American soil against American citizens?
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, June 7, 2019 Hey Trump: Remember Wikileaks?
More than seven years ago Assange was granted asylum from the government of Ecuador over fears that espionage charges were being prepared against him by Washington. He spent those years in a small room in the Ecuadorian embassy in London without sunlight. Without fresh air. Without exercise. Without medical treatment.
(11 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 23, 2011 Obama's Orwellian Logic in Libya
10 Congressmen from opposite ends of the political spectrum are suing the President over the illegal war in Libya. In a remarkable act of chutzpah, the administration responded, in a nutshell, that the War Powers Resolution is not relevant because US armed forces are not actually engaged in hostilities because Libya is so militarily weak it cannot fight back!
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Are Recessions Inevitable?
The only way to end the boom-and-bust cycle and restore peace, prosperity, and liberty is to end the welfare-warfare state, repeal the Sixteenth Amendment, and audit then end the Fed.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, February 24, 2020 Trump's Betrayal of Julian Assange
Trump loved it when Wikileaks exposed the criminality of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party as it cheated to deprive Bernie Sanders of the Democratic Party nomination.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 2, 2019 "Impeachment" - or CIA Coup?
Brennan openly called on "patriotic" Republicans to act against this "traitor." Brennan and his deep state counterparts James Comey at the FBI and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper launched an operation using what we now know is the fake Steele dossier to spy on the Trump presidential campaign.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, March 9, 2020 Central Banking Is Socialism
Lowering interest rates punishes people for saving, thus encouraging consumers and businesses to spend every penny they make. This may give the economy a short-term boost.
SHARE Monday, January 6, 2020 Why I Don't Trust Trump on Iran
Trump and the neocons like Pompeo have been lying about Iran for the past three years in an effort to whip up enough support for a US attack. The US Administration has fed us a steady stream of lies for three years because they are obsessed with Iran.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, October 23, 2017 Trump's Fed Picks? More of the Same!
Trump would do well to appoint a Fed chair who follows the teachings of the Austrian school of economics and thus understands that the only thing the Fed can do to "fix" the economy is allow the correction to run its course. He should also use his bully pulpit to pass Audit the Fed and legislation legalizing competing currencies.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Boxed in by Neocons and the Media, Will Trump Launch Iran War?
President Trump is in a bind and it is of his own making. Iran has shown that it is not willing to take its marching orders from Washington, which means "maximum pressure" from the US will not work. He has two options remaining in that case: risk it all by launching a war or make a gesture toward peace.
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, June 10, 2019 The War Crimes That Don't Get Punished
While participating in the first "Battle of Fallujah" in early 2007, by Hunter's own account he and his fellow soldiers killed hundreds of innocent civilians, including women and children. They fired mortars into the city and killed at random.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Like Freedom? Then You Won't Like the FREEDOM Act
The path to liberty, peace, and prosperity starts with eliminating all unconstitutional laws and returning to a system of limited government, free markets, individual liberty, sound money, and a foreign policy that seeks peaceful commerce and friendship with all instead of seeking new monsters to destroy.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Pompeo and Haspel are Symptoms of a Deeper Problem
Before being chosen by Trump to head up the CIA, Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo was one of the most pro-war Members of Congress. He has been militantly hostile toward Iran, and many times has erroneously claimed that Iran is the world's number one state sponsor of terror. The truth is, Iran neither attacks nor threatens the United States.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, June 22, 2020 The Federal Reserve Is Getting Desperate
The Fed's purchase of individual corporate bonds enables select corporations to pursue projects for which they could not otherwise have obtained funding.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 20, 2015 Blame America? No, Blame Neocons!
I don't blame America. I am America, you are America. I don't blame you. I blame bad policy. I blame the interventionists. I blame the neoconservatives who preach this stuff, who believe in it like a religion -- that they have to promote American goodness even if you have to bomb and kill people. I don't blame America; I blame neocons.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 23, 2018 Why Can't We Sue the TSA For Assault?
Perhaps airline passengers should start keeping a list of troublesome TSA agents. The list could include those who forced nursing mothers to drink their own breast milk, those who forced sick passengers to dispose of cough medicine, and those who forced women they found attractive to go through a body scanner multiple times.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 12, 2019 President Starts a War? Congress Yawns. Threatens to End One? Condemnation!
Congress has the Constitutional responsibility and obligation to declare war, but this has been ignored for decades. The president bombs far-off lands and even sends troops to fight in and occupy foreign territory and Congress doesn't say a word. But if a president dares seek to end a war suddenly the sleeping Congressional giant awakens!
(7 comments) SHARE Monday, October 26, 2020 'Iraq War Diaries' At Ten Years - Truth Is Treason
On the Iraq war we have punished the truth-tellers and rewarded the criminals. People who knowingly lied us into the war like Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, the Beltway neocon "experts," and most of the media, faced neither punishment nor professional shaming for their acts.
(13 comments) SHARE Monday, November 16, 2015 Paris and What Should Be Done
It may not be popular to say this as emotions run high and calls ring out for more bombing in the Middle East, but there is another way to address the problem. There is an alternative to using more military intervention to address a problem that was caused by military intervention in the first place. That solution is to reject the militarists and isolationists.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, December 8, 2014 House Chooses New Cold War With Russia
Last week the US House voted overwhelmingly in favor of an anti-Russia resolution so full of war propaganda that it rivals the rhetoric from the chilliest era of the Cold War. Ironically, much of the bill condemns Russia for doing exactly what the US government has been doing for years in Syria and Ukraine!
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, November 14, 2016 Memo to the Next Administration: Defense Spending Must Be For Actual Defense
The military budget is something very different from the defense budget. The military budget is the money spent each year not to defend the United States, but to enrich the military-industrial complex, benefit special interests, regime-change countries overseas, maintain a global US military empire, and provide defense to favored allies.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, December 2, 2013 You Cannot Negotiate With Iran?
Even as US negotiators were reaching agreement with their Iranian counterparts, US representatives and Senators were drafting legislation to increase sanctions on Iran. Instead of listening to the American people, many in Congress seem attached to special interests like the Israel and Saudi lobbies, which oppose anything less than full Iranian capitulation.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 1, 2020 Trump Must Back Iraq Withdrawal Promise with Action
After a relentless barrage of lies about former US ally Saddam Hussein having "weapons of mass destruction," the US attack and destruction of Iraq did not bring the peace and prosperity promised by the neocon war promoters.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 23, 2020 The War on Assange Is a War on Truth
We cannot have a self-governing society as was intended for our Republic if the government with the complicity of the mainstream media decides that there are things we are not allowed to know about it.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Why is Maria Butina in Prison?
Russian gun rights activist and graduate exchange student Maria Butina was sentenced to 18 months in prison last week for "conspiracy to act as a foreign agent without registering." Her "crime" was to work to make connections among American gun rights activists in hopes of building up her organization, the Right to Bear Arms, when she returned to Russia.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, December 28, 2020 The Real Scandal of the Spending Bill
Hopefully the anger people are expressing instead of just disappearing once people receive their checks will strengthen the movement to return to free markets and limited constitutional government.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, October 5, 2015 I Wish Nobody Was Bombing Syria
The neocon solution to this failure to overthrow Assad and "degrade and destroy" ISIS is to increase the bombing and lead a ground invasion of Syria. The confusing policy of fighting Assad and also fighting his enemies does not seem to bother the neocons. They want us to forget all about their recent failures in Libya and Iraq and to try the same failed strategy one more time.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Julian Assange: Political Prisoner
Last week's arrest of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange by the British government on a US extradition order is an attack on all of us. It is an attack on the US Constitution. It is an attack on the free press. It is an attack on free speech. It is an attack on our right to know what our government is doing with our money in our name. Julian Assange is every bit a political prisoner.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Will Biden Listen to the Science?
The evidence regarding lockdowns is so overwhelming that even the World Health Organization (WHO) has been forced to admit the truth: lockdowns do more harm than good.
SHARE Tuesday, January 25, 2011 Real Respect for the Constitution
There is no authority in the Constitution for warrantless searches, for the TSA, for the War on Drugs, for secret prisons or detention without trial. When will we reverse this vast, invasive expansion of Federal powers?