Announcement: 2015 Ron Paul Scholarship Award Winners!

The Campaign for Liberty Foundation is proud to announce the 2015 Ron Paul Scholarship Award winners:

Ron Paul Patriot Scholarship

Anna Mitchell, Stanford University

Ron Paul Liberty Scholarship

Nikole Maculan, Loyola University Chicago

Ron Paul Freedom Scholarship

Charles Barr, Montclair State University

We believe that these three individuals best represent the values and ideals of Dr. Ron Paul, and they will be staunch promoters of the liberty movement for years to come.

There were a multitude of qualified candidates, which made the review process very competitive and difficult. We are excited about what the future holds for this program, and hope that it continues to grow. Thank you to all of the applicants for your time, dedication, and cooperation with this process.

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Meet Charles Barr


2015 Ron Paul Freedom Scholarship Winner

An aspiring filmmaker and campaign consultant with a passion for liberty-minded politics, Charles Barr resides in Monmouth County, New Jersey and attends Montclair State University with the intention of graduating in 2016 with a double major in communication and political science. Charles hopes to bring about positive political change to New Jersey; he has volunteered for various campaigns including Ron Paul for President in 2012, Steve Lonegan for US Senate, and Brian Goldberg for US Senate. In addition to politics, Charles was the assistant director for the feature length film, My Brother’s Girlfriend – winner of the Manhattan Film Festival, Big House Los Angeles Entertainment Festival, and official selection of the New Film Makers of New York and the Los Angeles CineFest. He previously interned for Congressman Tom MacArthur and volunteered for Q Rim for State Assembly.

The Campaign for Liberty Foundation congratulates Charles on his award, and we are excited to see what the future holds for this promising young man.

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Meet Nikole Maculan


2015 Ron Paul Liberty Scholarship Winner

Nikole Maculan, a 19-year-old Freshman at Loyola University Chicago, is in the Honors Business Program and studies Accounting and Marketing. In her spare time, she enjoys doing community service, acting, and writing. She has been inspired by Congressman Ron Paul’s message of liberty and his teaching of Austrian Economics for quite some time and has even had the pleasure of meeting him after driving six hours from her home in Illinois all the way to Iowa to hear him speak in the 2012 election cycle. She thanks the Campaign for Liberty Foundation for this scholarship and continues to spread Ron Paul’s message to those she meets.

We are proud to award the Ron Paul Liberty Scholarship to such a deserving recipient. Congratulations Nikole!

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Meet Anna Mitchell


2015 Ron Paul Patriot Scholarship Winner

Anna is a freshman at Stanford University. She is fascinated by economics, especially public choice, economic history, and development economics; computer science, particularly using technology for social good; history; and philosophy. She is excited about how entrepreneurship can create social change. Anna loves to teach and mentor younger students; in high school she founded and ran an economics class for middle and high schoolers, helped kids learn to code, and served as a teaching assistant for online AP classes. She is also an avid writer and serves a deputy cycle editor for the Stanford Review, an independent newspaper. Anna is passionate about individual liberty and classical liberalism.

Congratulations Anna! We are excited to see what the future holds for you and your involvement in the liberty movement.

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Intervention Fail: Back to Libya


By: Ron Paul

The use of the US military overseas seems to have become so commonplace that the Obama Administration can bomb a country with no Congressional input and very little media interest at all. Such was the case on Friday, when the US military killed some 49 people in a bombing run near Tripoli, Libya.

We had to bomb Libya, we are told, because Libya has become a hotbed of ISIS activity. The group has been moving training facilities into the country, taking advantage of the chaos. Ironically, it was five years ago this week that the “Arab Spring” uprising began in Libya — an uprising that was supported by US military force and led to the overthrow of the Libyan government (more…)

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What Markets Are Telling Us


By: Ron Paul

Last week US stock markets tumbled yet again, leaving the Dow Jones index down almost 1500 points for the year. In fact, most major world markets are in negative territory this year. There are many Wall Street cheerleaders who are trying to say that this is just a technical correction, that the bottom is near, and that everything will be getting better soon. They are ignoring the real message the markets are trying to send: you cannot print your way to prosperity. (more…)

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Mandatory Depression Screening is A Depressing Thought


By: Ron Paul

The United States Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended mandatory depression screening for all Americans. The task force wants to force health insurance companies to pay for the screening. Basic economics, as well as the Obamacare disaster, should have shown this task force that government health insurance mandates harm Americans.

Government health insurance mandates raise the price of health insurance. Consumers will respond to this increase by either choosing to not carry health insurance or by reducing their consumption of other goods and services. Imposing new health insurance mandates will thus make consumers, many of whom are already suffering from Obamacare’s costly mandates, worse off by forcing them to deviate from their preferred consumption patterns. (more…)

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Is Congress Declaring War on ISIS…or on You?


By: Ron Paul

Passage of Senator Mitch McConnell’s authorization for war against ISIS will not only lead to perpetual US wars across the globe, it will also endanger our civil and economic liberties. The measure allows the president to place troops anywhere he determines ISIS is operating. Therefore, it could be used to justify using military force against United States citizens on US territory. It may even be used to justify imposing martial law in America.

The President does not have to deploy the US military to turn America into a militarized police state, however. He can use his unlimited authority to expand programs that turn local police forces into adjuncts of the US military, and send them increasing amounts of military equipment. (more…)

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Oregon Standoff: Isolated Event or Sign of Things to Come?


By: Ron Paul

The nation’s attention turned to Oregon this week when a group calling itself Citizens for Constitutional Freedom seized control of part of a federal wildlife refuge. The citizens were protesting the harsh sentences given to members of the Hammond ranching family. The Hammonds were accused of allowing fires set on their property to spread onto federal land.

The Hammonds were prosecuted under a federal terrorism statute. This may seem odd, but many prosecutors are stretching the definition of terrorism (more…)

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The War on Terror is Creating More Terror


By: Ron Paul

The interventionists will do anything to prevent Americans from seeing that their foreign policies are perpetuating terrorism and inspiring others to seek to harm us. The neocons know that when it is understood that blowback is real – that people seek to attack us not because we are good and free but because we bomb and occupy their countries – their stranglehold over foreign policy will begin to slip. (more…)

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