I've always argued that walls would hinder the American people as much as anybody else.
The idea of a wall (that will no doubt cost us a fortune) is detrimental to the concept of liberty and just won't work. It can only end up being a failed way to treat a symptom of our problems, instead of the cause.
I discuss this in detail with Maria Bartiromo below:
We are all unique individuals, and education should extend that individuality. Government, however, is obsessed with conformity. Ever wonder how 300 million Americans can be so apathetic about government power? Compulsory "education" is the crown jewel of government control. If you're interested in opting-out your children from government's grip, the Ron Paul Curriculum may be the right homeschooling option for you. K-8 students get the basics: reading, writing, arithmetic, science, and history. There is also a year's course on personal finance: saving, investing, and the dangers of debt. Here is a sample essay written by one of our students: https://agf123.wordpress.com/2017/10/23/how-did-cotton-and-winthrop-view-the-emigrating-peoples-connection-with-the-old-testament/ High school students are also well prepared for college. Please visit The Ron Paul Curriculum website for more information: http://www.RonPaulCurriculum.com
If you were to ever take a look at a dollar bill, you'd think that this was definitely the domain of government. You'd never know that money was a creation of the marketplace, that government would later monopolize for itself.
Dollar hegemony as the world reserve currency is unwinding and coming to an end. If we can see it, then surely governments and central banks can see it too. However, the monopoly control money is government's most prized possession. Strip government of every asset it has, but leave it the monopoly to create money, and they'll just buy it all back. While major monetary changes are ahead, the direction that things will go is still far from certain. We know that government and central banks want to get rid of cash because they’re always telling us so. We also know that they want total economic surveillance. Ironically, crypto-currencies provide both of these things. Ron Paul discusses this and more on today’s Liberty Report
What are we doing about the threat of war? The slow economic suicide of maintaining a military-industrial, national-security state? Together we are fighting back! Find out how you can be part of it at the link...
Ever since The Federal Reserve opened its unconstitutional doors, the American economy has been on a perpetual roller-coaster of "this time is different" booms, followed by heart-crushing financial busts. It can be no other way. The Fed creates bubbles and the bubbles have to pop. It's not complicated. This immoral cycle enriches the politically-connected few at the expense of everyone else, so it does serve a purpose for them. If everyone were to be harmed equally, there would be no point in having a Federal Reserve. The Fed creates all the financial booms and busts. There's nothing we can do about that. But how government responds to those busts, we have a very small outside chance of influencing. Even though voters have minimal influence on their so-called "representatives," it's not zero, so there's always a possibility for the right thing to be done when the next Fed bust occurs. More below:
President Trump is expected on Monday to release his National Security Strategy for the United States. Former US Senate advisor and foreign service officer Jim Jatras joins today's Liberty Report to look at the hits and misses we expect when the strategy comes out. Who cheers? Who jeers? Tune in!
As Republicans and Democrats fight over how they're going to continue raising taxes (under the pretext of lowering them) the real matter in question should be the income tax itself. For 137 years, American prosperity shook the world because each individual's income was his own. Then in 1913, the U.S. federal government assumed control of it all. Every dollar earned by every American would belong to the federal government first. The government would then decide how much each person would be allowed to keep, and under what conditions. The whole idea is immoral to the core, and the results since the income tax was created should surprise no one...War, Welfare, Debt, Dependency. Repeal the disaster of 1913.
How to explain Secretary Tillerson's statement yesterday that the US is ready to talk with North Korea without pre-conditions? Policy shift? Speaking out of turn? We look at several theories in today's Liberty Report...
When government ignores the Constitution (i.e., 95% of the time) then politicians go up for sale. If politicians are not going to follow the Constitution it means they’re going to dole out special favors. If they’re going to dole out special favors, the recipients of those favors will have to pay up. The highest bidder wins. Liberty and a weak Constitutional government is far superior to this.
By now, everyone should know that government regulatory agencies do not (and cannot) ensure "fairness." They are tools of force that big corporations use for their own advantage. Crony corporations hate free markets and competition. It's much easier to just capture a few politicians and government agencies. After capture, "government regulations" wield force against the crony corporation's competitors. Of course, government agencies are sold as something much different. They're sold as being there to "protect the people." It's an easy sale and crony corporations help with the pitch. Internet regulation like net neutrality is just another form of central planning which requires a centralized rule-making body. As usual it has a lineup of crony corporations that are pushing for it. If you like rationing and bureaucratic control over market pricing, you’ll love net neutrality. More below:
With ISIS defeated in Syria, Russian President Putin announced this week that he was withdrawing the bulk of Russian military equipment and personnel. Russian assistance *was requested* by the Syrian government as ISIS and al-Qaeda appeared poised to take control of the country. Meanwhile, the US has just admitted it has more than four times the number of troops in Syria than it earlier claimed. And Defense Secretary Mattis said the US, **though illegally in Syria** would not be leaving. Why? Don't miss today's Liberty Report:
Ideas rule the world. In 1776, the ideas of individual liberty shook the world. For the next 100 years, Americans specifically, leaped forward like no human individuals throughout all of history. Ideas rule the world. Beginning around 1900 (or 1898 to be exact) a new set of ideas would replace individual liberty and freedom in America. Power and empire would move in to creating a century of wars, debt, poverty, and dependency. Same country....different ideas. The American story is not yet complete, and we all play a part in it. Liberty can be restored. Ideas rule the world. Ron Paul discusses below:
A Dept. of Defense report from 2016 told us that $6.5 Trillion was unaccounted for at the Pentagon. $6,500,000,000,000 -- No one knows where it went! We need not worry though, because the government is going to "audit" the Pentagon. They'll find those "missing" trillions.... Right?
Are they really going to audit the Pentagon? Don't hold your breath. Even though an audit was recently announced, this smells more like cover-up than a real look at the missing trillions. Tune in to today's Liberty Report for more...
Usually when the Empire wants to lie to us (i.e., all the time) they'll tell us that troop levels in a country are lower than they actually are. Here's a new one though: The military is reporting that there are 44,000 American troops deployed to "Unknown." Yes, really... Bring all the troops home. Stop the madness. Either we do it voluntarily, or financial crisis will force it on us. Why wait for financial crisis? American troops should defend America....and only America. More below:
We are all unique individuals, and education should extend that individuality. Government, however, is obsessed with conformity. Compulsory "education" is the crown jewel of government power and control. How you think and what you think (about the government especially) is their prized possession. If you're interested in opting-out your children, the Ron Paul Curriculum may be the right homeschooling option for you. K-8 students get the basics: reading, writing, arithmetic, science, and history. There is also a year's course on personal finance: saving, investing, and the dangers of debt. Here is a sample essay written by one of our 9 year-old students: https://nehemiahessays.wordpress.com/2017/12/03/lesson-60-history-essay/ High school students are also well prepared for college. Please visit The Ron Paul Curriculum website for more information: http://www.RonPaulCurriculum.com