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14 votes

An open letter from Libertarian Party Chair Nicholas Sarwark to Sen. Rand Paul

For Immediate Release | Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dear Sen. Paul,

We agree with you that Congress should obey the Constitution. We should never engage in foreign wars without a congressional declaration of war, a restraint on military action put in place by our Founding Fathers to ensure lawmakers never send our troops to war without deliberation.

But a constitutional war in the Middle East is just as bloody, destructive, and likely to incite terrorism as an unconstitutional war.

Our half-century of interventions in the Middle East have been a colossal failure. We have provided arms, military training, and subsidies to virtually every country in the region, inciting continual war and unrest. This has created a breeding ground for international terrorists that pose a real danger to our country and the world — one that would not have existed had we kept our noses out of the affairs of other countries.

U.S. military interventions have put our troops in harm's way, separated them needlessly from their families, and led to tens of thousands of American deaths and casualties — plus many more losses for innocent citizens of foreign countries.

11 votes

Daily Dose of Ferguson Keeps Amnesty Executive Orders Off the Front Page.

Imagine that?

A distraction. You would think we would all be used to it by now.

But these distractions are so overwhelming, so "important", so craved by the American public, that we MUST watch them, we MUST critique them, we MUST "understand" what happened. You are programmed to think you want to know until a week, two weeks later and then, wait a minute, what about that amnesty issue?

Too late. That's old news, isn't it?

Something else comes down the line to distract.

We need something to get us to the football playoffs and the holiday season so here it is. An event that was, really, a non-event. According to witness testimony the homicide was justified. Was it?

Eric Holder will now take his turn at the podium for Chapter 2 as the amnesty issue must REALLY be ignored for awhile longer.

What about those 12 million illegal immigrants that just got added to the welfare roles, MSM?

Crickets.

18 votes

Happy Thanksgiving Michael...

...and to all the DailyPaul community.

Right here is the greatest bastion of liberty I know of.

Maybe we're giving our founders a little to be proud of after all their sacrifices.

Because sadly if there were here today, they would not recognoze this country as the sanctuary for individual liberty which they had envisioned.

9 votes

The fascist "tobacco free" movement

I recently graduated college with a master's degree in engineering. I have recently discovered that many of the places I have been hoping to work for have recently become "tobacco free", meaning no smoking on the premises. The irony is that the tobacco free clause is usually included in the same policy section with the equal opportunity and anti-discrimination clauses. Unfortunately, my experience and interest is in research and development, but this seems to be the area most affected by these policies.

34 votes

Rand Paul on Ferguson: Politicians' Wars on Drugs and Poverty are to Blame

The latter half of this op-ed by Rand Paul sounds thrillingly like a nominating convention acceptance speech. As the only presumptive presidential candidate to even visit Ferguson, Rand has more cred when discussing this issue than any other Republican. And people are taking note.

Kevin Glass commented on Rand's article on TownHall.com, saying, "Sen. Rand Paul is perhaps the Republican politician most attempting to create positive change out of the tragedy that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri. He has consistently made the case that it is government dysfunction and mismanagement that created the backdrop for the sense of injustice in the St. Louis suburb."

In the search for culpability for the tragedy in Ferguson, I mostly blame politicians. Michael Brown’s death and the suffocation of Eric Garner in New York for selling untaxed cigarettes indicate something is wrong with criminal justice in America. The War on Drugs has created a culture of violence and put police in a nearly impossible situation. […]

5 votes

Always carry a flag of freedom for all to see!

Always carry a flag of freedom for all to see!

Be free
Like eggs
Outside
Of its prison shells

See things
No one can see
Know you have wings

Birds
Your friends
Your teachers

Spiders
Your friends
Your teachers

Wars
Will not hold you captive
No reason to submit and be a slave

Always carry a flag of freedom for all to see!
Flag of Love needs no hands
Just aflamed hearts

Always carry a flag of freedom for all to see!

6 votes

The Swiss Gold Referendum - PCR

"First, let’s examine the reasons for these class-based poll results. The view in Switzerland is that a gold backed Swiss franc would be more valuable, and a more valuable franc would increase the purchasing power of wage earners, thus reducing their living costs. For the wealthy stock owners, a stronger franc would reduce Swiss exports, and less exports would reduce stock prices and the wealth of the wealthy.

The vote is clearly a vote about income shares between the rich and the poor. The Swiss establishment opposes the gold-backed franc, as does Washington."

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/11/24/the-swiss-gold-refere...

15 votes

VIDEO: Obama Admits To Violating The Constitution


http://youtu.be/kIeOj9TdlEg

Tells pro-immigration heckler “I just took an action to change the law”

Steve Watson | Prisonplanet.com
November 26, 2014

A frustrated President Obama told pro-immigration hecklers in Chicago Tuesday to “get the facts,” and pointed out that he had circumvented the Constitution to stop illegal immigrants being deported.

11 votes

Happy Thanksgiving Daily Paul family!

Happy Thanksgiving Daily Paul family!

Let Love vibes flow...

Here is a cartoon to place some smiles on your faces:

http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user3303...

15 votes

What about Eric Garner (In my opinion, a true libertarian)

#ItStopsToday

I have been frustrated about this since the latest set of riots.

The media picked this "Officer involved shooting" because it was a divisive issue. Because divisive politics is what fuels the media machine in this country. Because tribal "Us against Them" narratives are what sells.

They didn't pick Eric Garner, what happened two weeks prior! AND WE HAVE BEEN COMPLICIT! This is Trayvon Martin all over again!

And liberals have been complicit!!! Where is the outrage about Eric Garners cold blooded murder???

Liberals don't care about him, because he owned a business, sold cigarettes, and didn't pay his taxes!

They don't care, because like a man, he stood up bravely against the leviathan and said "It ends today"! And where is the indictment of his cold blooded murderer??? Nobody knows! Nobody cares, because they are to busy talking about Mike Brown, the convenience store thug, and whether or not he deserved to die!

20 votes

Cleveland Cop Kills 12-Year-Old Boy Carrying Toy 'Airsoft' Pistol

"A rookie officer shot the boy at a recreation center Saturday afternoon after a 911 caller reported "a guy with a pistol" on the rec center's swing set. The caller told the dispatcher the weapon was "probably fake," but the officer — who fired twice, hitting the boy in the stomach — wasn't informed of that critical detail, according to a statement made by Jeff Follmer, the president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen Association's to local media."

https://news.vice.com/article/cleveland-cop-kills-12-year-ol...

26 votes

RT Anchor Interview Redacted By CNN After She Criticizes Network As Toeing State Department Line

A discussion between CNN’s Christiane Amanpour and RT’s Anissa Naouai degraded into a tense back and forth on Friday, resulting in Naouai’s criticisms of CNN and its coverage of international affairs being cut from the finalized interview that was broadcast.

After repeated questions which, according to Naouai, implied her impartiality was lacking, the RT host responded by questioning Amanpour’s own impartiality and potential conflicts of interest when it comes to US military interventions.

These comments never made it on air.

Ben Swann speaks to Naouai herself for a reaction.

14 votes

Media Never Fails To Pick Cases That Divide

With so many clear-cut cases throughout the country of police officers killing or maiming innocent black civilians, why does the media always choose to focus on ambiguous cases?

Prior to Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Trayvon Martin’s death at the hands of George Zimmerman dominated the news cycle. Like the Brown/Wilson case, the Martin/Zimmerman case was anything but clear-cut.