End Torture, Shut Down the CIA!

ronpaul-tst_199x70

By: Ron Paul

Remember back in April, 2007, when then-CIA director George Tenet appeared on 60 Minutes, angrily telling the program host, “we don’t torture people”? Remember a few months later, in October, President George W. Bush saying, “this government does not torture people”? We knew then it was not true because we had already seen the photos of Iraqis tortured at Abu Ghraib prison four years earlier.  (more…)

Comments Off

Fuel on the Fire

By: Colin Combs

It’s no secret that gas prices have been ridiculous. Everyone has been bemoaning them for quite a while now. Some understand this is a consequence of the state inflating the currency so the dollar buys less, while government burdens the gas industry with high taxes and regulations so that less people can afford to enter the industry. Others think the answer is that gas companies are simply evil incarnate (more…)

Comments Off

Snowden: NSA passing your intimate photos around office

In an extensive interview with The Guardian released yesterday, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden continued to make some stunning revelations regarding the rogue government intelligence agency. Not the least of which is that NSA employees like to pass nude photographs of innocent American citizens around the office: (more…)

Comments Off

CBO Report: Look Forward to Big Federal Deficits

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office recently released its annual long-term outlook for the federal budget, and as you would expect, the predictions are anything but rosy. While the federal budget deficit has shrunk over the last couple of years from near record levels, the national debt has soared. Although deficits will continue to shrink in the next few years the debt will eventually need to be addressed. From the CBO report, “debt would be on an upward path relative to the size of the economy, a trend that could not be sustained indefinitely.”  (more…)

Comments Off

What’s Missing in the Current Immigration ‘Crisis’ Debate

ronpaul-tst_199x70

By: Ron Paul

Over the past several weeks we have seen a significant increase in illegal immigration, as thousands of unaccompanied minors pour across what seems an invisible southern border into the United States. The mass immigration has, as to be expected, put an enormous strain on local resources, and it has heated up the immigration debate in the US. (more…)

Comments Off

LPAC 2014 Update

September will be here before you know it and will bring the 2014 Liberty Political Action Conference with it!

Taking place on September 18-20 at the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia, LPAC 2014 will equip you with what you need to make a lasting difference for freedom.  You’ll learn how to see through the politicians’ games, advance your cause, and achieve victory for the liberty message. (more…)

Comments Off

The Concept of Inflation

Check out this piece on the concept of inflation, by Colin Combs, summer intern over at Campaign for Liberty:

With recent data showing a sharp rise in consumer prices for the month of May, there has been a lot of discussion on price inflation over the past week, in spite of Janet Yellen’s attempt to dismiss this inflation as merely being “noisy.”  (more…)

Comments Off

Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Will Make College More Expensive

As the $1.1 trillion student loan debt problem continues to rear its ugly head, the federal government and the Obama administration have only come up with plans that stoke the fire, instead of addressing the root of the issue. Obama’s student loan forgiveness plan will help some 5 million young people pay back their student loan debt, while doing nothing to address the continuously rising cost of college tuition across the country. Tuition will continue to rise as long as the federal government believes it is necessary to subsidize higher education to make it more “accessible” to all. Unfortunately, this access will only result in millions of more graduating in a mountain of debt. (more…)

Comments Off

Celebrate Independence Day By Opposing Government Tyranny

ronpaul-tst_199x70

By: Ron Paul

This week Americans will enjoy Independence Day with family cookouts and fireworks. Flags will be displayed in abundance. Sadly, however, what should be a celebration of the courage of those who risked so much to oppose tyranny will instead be turned into a celebration of government, not liberty. The mainstream media and opportunistic politicians have turned Independence Day into the opposite of what was intended. The idea of opposing — by force if necessary — a tyrannical government has been turned into a celebration of tyrannical government itself! (more…)

Comments Off

A Culture of Violence

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Congressman Ron Paul’s final speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, “Farewell to Congress” delivered on November 14, 2012

By: Ron Paul

America now suffers from a culture of violence. It’s easy to reject the initiation of violence against one’s neighbor, but it’s ironic that the people arbitrarily and freely anoint government officials with monopoly power to initiate violence against the American people – practically at will. (more…)

Comments Off