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Who Are The Anti-Liberty Insurgents?

These are two great sites to learn who the Anti-Liberty insurgents are in our government, their connections and agenda.



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Obama Back on Vacation

The Hill: President Obama went back to his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday evening following less than 48 hours in Washington, leaving people puzzled over why he came back in the first place.

Obama’s two days in Washington were mostly quiet, and concluded with the president receiving his daily national security briefing in the morning, and joining Vice President Biden to huddle with members of his economic team in the afternoon.

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Ferguson response shows libertarian divide between Paul and Cruz

By Kevin Cirilli | The Hill

Rand Paul and Ted Cruz’s differing tone in response to the Ferguson riots could provide clues for the divergent trails they're forging to woo libertarian voters in 2016.

Both the Kentucky and Texas Senate Republicans urged that civil liberties be protected in statements following unrest in Ferguson, Mo.. After an officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an 18 year old African American teen, last weekend, riots have erupted and police have been criticized for using overly-aggressive force against protesters and reporters calling for answers.

Strategists say Paul struck a more provocative tone against in his TIME op-ed, calling for the demilitarization of police but also noting inequality in the prison system. Meanwhile, Cruz took a more tame tack in calling for protection of civil liberties.

"With Ferguson, Rand Paul took a more libertarian approach -- Ted Cruz is just giving lip-service to civil liberties," said Wes Benedict, president of the Libertarian Party. "I think the press sometimes gives Sen. Cruz undue credit for leaning-libertarian, but I just don't see it."

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Rand Paul’s pursuit of black voters splits GOP

Gingrich applauds, while others wonder whether its pyrrhic

By Ralph Z. Hallow | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The Washington Times

Rand Paul is courting black voters unabashedly, traveling a path not taken by most Republican presidential hopefuls since Jack Kemp blitzed urban America with his message of economic hope and opportunity two decades ago.

From his speech at a historically black university to his essay decrying the militarization of local police, Mr. Paul is clearly trying to bridge a gap between the party of Abraham Lincoln and a minority voter base that has massively voted for Democrats.

But whether the senator from Kentucky can leverage his libertarian conservative views and anti-government message into a presidential electoral advantage depends on factors that may extend beyond his control.

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New Jersey man celebrates 101st birthday ... at work

New Jersey man celebrates 101st birthday ... at work

A 101-year-old man from New Jersey celebrated his birthday with colleagues on Monday after 73 years in the same job.

By AP2:58PM BST 19 Aug 2014

Herman "Hy" Goldman works four days a week at light fixtures company Capitol Lighting in New Jersey.

Apart from a brief absence to serve in the US Army in World War Two, Mr Goldman has worked at Capitol Lighting since 1941.

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What Rand Paul Can Teach The Republican Party About Race

August 19, 2014

In his Washington Post column Monday, former George W. Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson insists that Rand Paul—the Kentucky senator, and my former boss—is “no Jack Kemp” when it comes to Republican minority outreach.

Gerson’s reasons? Lingering confusion about where Paul stands on the Civil Rights Act. The senator’s allegedly troubling libertarian philosophy. Paul’s preference for smaller federal budgets. The fact that Paul used to employ a former radio shock-jock who said stupid and offensive things about Abraham Lincoln (that aide was me).

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Drain Out the Drinking Age

Back in 2010, I took my non-drinking ideals overseas when I studied in Belfast, Northern Ireland for a semester. I was twenty years old at the time, and it shouldn’t surprise anyone that I faced my share of name-calling and ridicule when I ordered tap water at every pub I visited. But this may surprise you: the only people who mocked my decision to abstain were Americans.

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Standing up

Before reading on, please answer the question – How did the United States get in the shape it is today?

The answer that you provided to yourself was likely akin to – “because the People never stood against the encroachment of the government.”

I often hear people say, “I can’t _____________________ because I’m fearful of the consequences,” “I can’t stop ________________ because…,” “I must do __________________ because…,” etc. Yet those same folks yearn for change and seem perplexed why nothing ever changes.

What does it mean to stand up? Supposing you abhor ballet, would you consider caving into your significant other’s requests for a trip to a ballet as standing up? No, absolutely not. Standing up always entails potential consequences. Standing up, in that situation, would be saying something like, “No, I’m not going to the ballet. It makes me throw up a little and gives me nightmares,” despite the possibility of ending up in the doghouse.

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The City State

Thought this would be a good one to share:

The City State
By Bionic Mosquito

I continue with my review of The Rise and Decline of the State, by Martin Van Creveld. The introduction can be found here.

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Teens Launch Phone App to Keep Tabs on Police Brutality

August 19, 2014 | RT.com

Police brutality may seem like a subject best handled by lawmakers and political advocates, but three teenagers from Georgia are hoping to shed light on the problem and promote good behavior with a new app they’ve developed.

Called “Five-O,” the app has been designed specifically for mobile phones and encourages users to record and document every encounter they have with police officers. By doing so, users can submit ratings for local law enforcement, allowing people to see how each area’s police departments stack up in terms of civil behavior.

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The Hell That is the Obama White House

The Hell That is the Obama White House

Red State
By: David Horowitz (Diary) | August 18th, 2014 at 04:58 PM

Note from Erick: Please welcome to our front page the always awesome David Horowitz.

Let me begin by acknowledging that this inspirational title is lifted from a tweet by screen actor James Woods. And now I will explicate his tweet.

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Furniture to Hide Your Guns

Expensive, but pretty cool. May give yall some DIY ideas. Check out the manufacturer links in the article.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Furniture to Hide Your Guns (AllOutdoor.com)
Custom-made furnishings that look great while concealing firearms and other valuables.

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Missouri Governor Exchanges Militarized Police For The Military

In the days following the shooting of an unarmed black man by a Ferguson Police officer, the Ferguson Police Department received criticism for their heavily militarized equipment and aggressive tactics. These actions included arresting reporters and bombarding a news crews with tear gas. In an attempt to restore order, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon brought in the Highway Patrol. Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ronald S. Johnson’s tried to ease tensions by walking amongst the protesters and listening to their grievances.

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