President Trump's new Nuclear Posture Review is expected to call for new "low-yield" nuclear weapons and an expansion of the scenarios in which the US may use a nuclear "first strike." Is this a good idea? We discuss in today's Liberty Report...
How did the American people ever reach the point where they believe that fighting unconstitutional wars is required to protect our freedoms and our Constitution? Why do we allow the NSA, CIA, FBI, TSA, etc. to destroy our liberty at home, as part of the Global War on Terror, with a pretext that they are preserving our liberty? Why do the American people suffer in silence and not scream “Enough is enough!”? We’ve had enough of the “humanitarian do-gooders” and the proponents of “American exceptionalism” who give us nothing but war, economic suffering, and less freedom. This can and must be stopped.
Watch out when government says that it's coming to "help," or that it's going to make something "more affordable" and "more accessible." Whenever those words leave a politician's lips, a major tragedy is on its way. Foreign policy "help" and domestic policy "help" are two sides of the same false-promise coin. It can't happen, and it won't happen. Abroad, when the U.S. government says it's going to bring "freedom" to another nation, it ends up destroying the nation, killing untold numbers of people and producing chaos. At home, when the U.S. government says it'll "help" make a college education "more affordable," and "more accessible," it ends up burying kids with enormous debt, and sending the price of a college education upward into the stratosphere! More below:
H.L. Mencken said that the aim of compulsory government schools: "is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality." With competition, people would naturally stay away from government indoctrination centers. Hence, government has to create laws to force children into them. Former Communist leader Vladimir Lenin, responsible for 4 million deaths once said: "Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever." Compulsory "education" is the crown jewel of government control. Fortunately, modern communication technologies are weakening government's "education" grip. 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 history essay written by one of our Seniors on the History of American Literature https://agf123.wordpress.com/2017/10/23/how-did-cotton-and-winthrop-view-the-emigrating-peoples-connection-with-the-old-testament/ Please visit The Ron Paul Curriculum website for more information: http://www.RonPaulCurriculum.com
The Fed has created another massive economic QE bubble. Central planning cannot work, and we're (once again) in for a heavy dose of economic pain. When the bust arrives, the same old playbook will come out. The "free market" and "capitalism" are to blame. Government needs more power. The Fed needs more authority. "Government has to do something!" It won't matter that you have a better chance of finding a "free market" in Communist China than you do in America. Central Planning doesn't work. End The Fed.
China has been accumulating gold for years, and are now taking steps to tie it to yuan. Meanwhile Americans have been duped into believing that gold is no longer money. China manufactures everything. China is America's largest creditor. China is not bankrupting itself by invading the entire world, (or anyone for that matter). The U.S. Federal Reserve has created a massive QE Bubble and interest rates in the U.S. are rising. The U.S. government is in the hole $20 Trillion. The Chinese are not so eager to keep piling up on U.S. dollars and U.S. Treasury debt. Ron Paul talks about what lies ahead:
As in every case when Socialism is fully implemented, North Korea is a total basket case. The state owns just about everything, and everyone's life depends on the state. The "equality" that America's Snapchat socialists yearn for can be found in North Korea. There is an equality of suffering and starvation. As if the victims of terrible ideas in North Korea don't have it hard enough, in comes the United States with economic sanctions. Instead of setting a good example for the world, the U.S. government decides to kick the poor North Koreans while they're down. In Iraq, economic sanctions led to the death of 500,000 Iraqi children, a number that then-Secretary of State Madeline Albright said was "worth it." These policies, which always fail in their *stated objective* of weakening a country's leader, are the banality of evil. More below:
Today the House passed an extension of the notorious Sec. 702 of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008. That means the Feds can keep spying on you without warrant and maintain your personal communications in a database for "future use." Can the Senate stop this attack on the Constitution? Yes, but it won't be easy. More in today's Liberty Report:
Every government official *swears* to uphold The U.S. Constitution, or the "law of the land." Unfortunately, the swearing-in ends up being the first official lie of just about every politician. Here's Ron Paul (who actually took his oath seriously) on the House floor in Mar. 1999: “The Constitution is clear: Our presidents, from Washington to Roosevelt, all knew that initiating war was clearly the prerogative of the Congress, but our memories are flawed and our reading of the law is careless. The president should not be telling us what he plans to do; he should be giving us information and asking our advice. We are responsible for the safety of our troops, how taxpayers’ dollars are spent, the security of our nation, and especially the process whereby our nation commits itself to war.” Today, president's don't ask the advice of Congress to wage war. Congress hasn't declared war since World War II. Today, Congress doesn't even know where the troops are, They recently found out about troops in Niger, and all over Africa! Today, how can Congress possibly be responsible for the safety of the troops when they are sprawled out across the entire planet? And taxpayer dollars? ... Well, we all know about the $20,000,000,000,000 in debt that the Empire has racked up. America's Founders stood for Liberty ... Not Empire. Must America wait (like the Soviets) until complete bankruptcy in order to change?
President Trump is expected to issue a new National Security Decision Directive that will push US embassy personnel to become salesmen for the big defense contractors. Is it really the job of publicly-funded US diplomats to aid mega-corporations while on our payroll? And with revelations that so much US weaponry exported overseas ends up in the hands of terrorists, is it wise to spread even more weapons across the globe? Tune in to today's Liberty Report for our take...
Ron Paul while campaigning in 2012: “I don't want to run your life, I don't know how to run your life, I don't have the authority to run your life, and the Constitution doesn't permit me to run your life.” This message ran contrary to the electoral hamster wheel that Americans have been duped into believing in. Politicians can't help you...but they can surely hurt you. Liberty builds civilizations. Using government violence to enrich yourself, or to get "free" stuff, or to "remake" him, or her, or them ... destroys civilizations. Hands off other people and their stuff.
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Almost twenty years ago, on Mar. 10, 1998, Ron Paul said on the House floor: “Mr. Speaker, last week it was Saddam Hussein and the Iraqis. This week’s Hitler is Slobodon Milosevic and the Serbs. Next week, who knows? Kim Jong il and the North Koreans? Next year, who will it be, the Ayatollah and the Iranians? Every week we must find a foreign infidel to slay, and, of course, keep the military-industrial complex humming.” Twenty-years later...nothing has changed! Oh sure, the faces are different. But the policy of permanent war goes on untouched. Just consider our recent news cycles. Each week, a different bogeyman goes on display, in order to keep Americans in a perpetual state of fear. It's a constant rotation ... North Korea ... Iran ... Russia ... ISIS ... Venezuela ... rinse and repeat. Meanwhile, the military-industrial-complex continues to hum, with trillions, and Trillions, and TRILLIONS of our hard earned dollars funneled into their pockets. No one is coming to save us. Not Obama...Not Trump...And yes, not even Oprah. Only *you* can save *you*...by changing your mind...by adopting the ideas of peace and non-intervention in the affairs of foreign lands. If you've been cheering on this perpetual war "system," now is the time to stop.
Invading the world...breaking signed agreements... The (un)-American idea of military Empire is leading to irrelevance, as countries cut America out of their dealings with one another. America's Founders had it right...Non-intervention in the internal affairs of other nations. Peace. Travel. Trade.
We're happy to bring a good news story today! North and South Korean officials have concluded 12 hours of talks earlier today where in addition to agreeing on North Korean participation in the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea, the two sides agreed to continue speaking in attempt to reduce military tensions on the Korean peninsula. Will the US try to interfere? Join us for today's Liberty Report: