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The Compassion of Dr. Ron Paul

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The "racist" Ron Paul helps an interracial couple in need of medical help, and foots the bill.

Got Rid of My Site's Facebook Page

I had a Facebook page for this site that I was syndicating my feed on. I've got more subscribers on my Facebook profile than my page had Likes, so I canned it and will now syndicate my feed there.

The Top 10 Conspiracy Facts of 2011

"2011 was the year in which many conspiracy 'theories'became conspiracy FACTS. Articles that used to earn you a tinfoil hat designation suddenly were front-page news stories across the country. The world is stranger than we can imagine, it seems, and 2011 proved it yet again.

Here are the top ten conspiracy facts that emerged over the last year." - Mike Adams, read the list.

Is Ron Paul Out of Date? No.

"There is a segment of the electorate that greets Congressman Paul’s continual harking back to the Constitution, and to the wisdom of the Founding Fathers, as follows: Sure, those were good ideas, then; but nowadays, things are far more complicated. We lived a relatively simple bucolic life as a nation in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. We travelled by horse and buggy, at best. There was no television, no computers, no Al Qaeda, no cars, no weapons of mass destruction; there was far less poverty, crime, juvenile delinquency, divorce, etc. Dr. Paul’s ideas are two centuries out of date. Nowadays, due to the complexity of modern society, his type of limited government free enterprise system simply cannot suffice. Congressman Paul should wake up to fact that we are now in living the 21st century. An old fuddy-duddy who is continually looking back to the past cannot possibly be a good presidential candidate in 2012.

There is much wrong with this negative assessment of Ron Paul…

Sandstrom Wants to Outlaw Peaceful Activities

"Let’s say I decide to play online poker. I have engaged in a peaceful, voluntary transaction with the proprietor of the site. There are no damages, no victim; but Rep. Stephen Sandstrom proposes that I be fined for this activity. Where does that money go? To the State, a party that suffered no harm by me or the website. This, right here, is crime. The State is forcefully taking my money even though I do not owe it under any contract, even though I did not harm the State in any way. This is robbery." - Nic Hooton, read the rest.

Can a Christian be a Libertarian?

"Christians in American politics have argued for years that God endorses the political agenda of Republicans or Democrats, but is there a third way to think about the relationship between God and government?

Christians from the left and the right are increasingly turning to libertarianism not because it is a “middle ground,” but because it is an entirely different way of thinking about government and power." - Norman Horn, read the rest.

Epic Trailer Mash-Up For 2012's Biggest Blockbusters

The Real Iran the US Doesnt Want You to See

Jurors Can Say No

If you are ever on a jury in a marijuana case, I recommend that you vote “not guilty” — even if you think the defendant actually smoked pot, or sold it to another consenting adult. As a juror, you have this power under the Bill of Rights; if you exercise it, you become part of a proud tradition of American jurors who helped make our laws fairer.

The information I have just provided — about a constitutional doctrine called “jury nullification” — is absolutely true. But if federal prosecutors in New York get their way, telling the truth to potential jurors could result in a six-month prison sentence.by Paul Butler, read the rest.

I Have a Mental Disorder

"It is now confirmed by USWGO News that the DSM-IV-TR Manual labels free thinkers, non conformers, civil disobedient advocates, those that question authority, and people considered hostile toward the government (aka Oath keepers and local militias) as mentally ill with the illness titled “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD." - Brian D. Hill, read the rest.

On Modern Democracy

"The genius of modern democracy is that it makes the citizen a party to his own enslavement. Rather than give up 10% of his output to his feudal lord and master, he gives up 30% to 50% to his democratically-elected bosses. They tell him what to do. And he believes he is giving the orders!" - Bill Bonner

2-minute Case for Ron Paul

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10 Ways the U.S. Gov’t Has Destroyed Its Own Declaration of Independence

The irony cannot be escaped that a country that issued a document codifying independence for free citizens, should turn into one that declares outright war on all that signifies independent living and prosperity.

It is not a king this time who is exerting ownership over the land and its people, but it is a similar top-down tyrannical system that employs police state enforcers in much the same manner.

In America, this tyranny has remained largely disguised behind pleasantries and a growing bureaucracy centered around Orwellian safety measures, but those days are over; the king (the tyranny) has returned to make its move from the shadows out into the open square for public view. Its kid gloves have transformed to an iron fist, which always seems to herald the final phase. an Activist Post at Infowars.com, read the list.

Ron Paul On The Tonight Show

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Neocons for Obama

All of these polls showing that this Republican or that Republican having a better chance against Obama than their cohorts miss an important point. As the debates have shown, on policy, all of the Republican contenders are clones of one another, except for Ron Paul. He's a near opposite on almost every position. And he's the near opposite of Obama. What does that tell you?

Well, for one, this election is really only about Ron Paul and not-Ron Paul. Obama and the Republicans are 95% the same. Obama has out-neocon'd George W. Bush, and the Republicans are all trying to out-neocon Obama. Ron Paul stands in stark contrast. Polls showing that Ron Paul has the best chance of beating Obama aren't going to sway neocon Republicans one whit. They want a neocon in office, and Obama's a neocon! They'd surely take Obama another term over Ron Paul.

American politics is ridiculously monochromatic. There's no Left vs. Right, there never was. Both are statist, both are war-…

Is Mormonism Compatible With Libertarianism?

Connor Boyack was interviewed on FreedomWatch for his book, "Latter-day Liberty":

Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com

Whose Interest Prevails?

Morgan Freeman on Black History Month

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What Can Voluntaryists Do Now?

Josh Freeman asks, "What are some actions, or some guidelines, that we can implement NOW in order to live life in accord with our principles? In the journey toward a completely voluntary society, what are the first steps that I, as an individual, can take in order to achieve that vision?" and I answer at Everything-Voluntary.

Exploitation of the Economically Weak

This sounds familiar, "We are socialists, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions." - Adolf Hitler, (Speech of May 1, 1927. Quoted by John Toland, 1976, p. 306)

Giving Criminals an Upper Hand

"When I was a police officer in Epping I once arrested a man who was in possession of a stolen .22 caliber Röhm handgun. He was on his way to kill a witness in a grand jury proceeding in Kingston at the behest of his criminal organization.

This man had five violent felony convictions on his criminal history. Having more than three violent felony convictions on his record and being in possession of a firearm subjected him to a potential fifteen year federal prison term and a ten year state prison term. He was charged by the Rockingham County Attorney and sentenced to ten years in state prison.

Criminals, like the one who just shot the police officer near the Virginia Tech Campus, and the one I arrested in Epping, simply are not dissuaded by even the severest penalties imposed by law to curb their predatory behavior.

Gun control laws only make it easier for violent predators to choose a location that they know will offer them almost no resistance to their evil acts… and that is becaus…

NAP Time For Kiddies

"How many failures of violent looting statist systems must it take before people come to realize that bashing your neighbor over his head in order to rob him of his property does not and can not lead to a more prosperous society?" - Michael Suede, read the rest.

Ron Paul, Bar None

US Bases in the Middle East

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Reddest of Red Herrings

"Left vs. Right is a red herring. The reddest and perhaps most misleading red herring in all political-economic theory. The true debate is not between left and right. It is, rather, between voluntarism... and coercivism... The sooner this lesson is learned, the sooner can we make sense of our otherwise paradoxical political debates." - Walter Block

Ron Paul the Big Dawg

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Wars on Terror, Drugs

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How Can a Free Market Provide What the State is Doing Now?

"It's a trap! The question 'show me how the free market will do this' is usually just a desperate attempt to create a diversion from the moral issue surrounding the use of force, and it is most likely not being presented to you by a sincere person likely to accept the idea of free markets if you answer these questions effectively. I have seen a few exceptions to this, so use judgment. Here is the essence of what I've found to be the most effective way of responding to this." - Spencer Morgan at Everything-Voluntary, read the rest.

Should Voluntaryists Vote?

"No tyranny like this has ever been taken over from within and reduced back to something consistent with freedom. It's just never happened and we're seeing why. As Stefan Molyneux often advises, we can test the feasibility of this strategy by starting with some smaller criminal gang or even a local book club. We can join it to see if we can turn it against it's avowed purposes like we hope to do with the state. If it can't be done in those small emperical tests, it's not worth wasting generations of effort and millions of dollars trying to do it with the largest institution of criminality that has ever existed in human history (the United States government)." - Spencer Morgan at Everything-Voluntary, read the rest.

7 Deadly Sins & Their Combinations

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Without Copyright Law

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Our Benevolent Rulers

‎"On Thursday night, Senator Rand Paul blocked passage of an amendment that would have allowed the government to indefinitely detain American citizens until Congress declares the War on Terror to be over. These Americans would be detained even if they were tried and found not guilty." - what in the hell are they up to in Washington? Bravo Dr. Paul 2.0.

My New Favorite Talk Show Host

Obliterates a guy on war with Iran:

Latter-day Liberty: A Gospel Approach to Government and Politics

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Latter-day Liberty was written by a friend and fellow Latter-day Saint libertarian, Connor Boyack, with a foreword by Mark Skousen. It was just released in time for the holiday season. Check it out.

Here are some notable endorsements:

Ron Paul, "Connor Boyack has written a fascinating book that applies Mormon theology to the central question of statism vs. liberty that dominates our age. Latter-day Liberty provides an insightful analysis of both historical and modern political issues, and challenges the reader to reconcile religious beliefs with state actions. Not surprisingly, he finds that our federal government routinely violates the religious principles that many Mormons hold dear.

Those who advocate limited government necessarily must advocate strong religious, civic, and social institutions. These institutions, rather than the state, should act as the central organizing mechanisms in American society. For this reason Latter-day Liberty can appeal to readers who are not …