the neocons are not happy with Rand's growing influence!
Kyl Criticizes Neo-Isolationist Sentiment in Congress
BY: Alana Goodman
June 12, 2013 2:15 pm
Former Sen. Jon Kyl (R., Ariz.) criticized what he described as a resurgent isolationist streak in Congress during a breakfast discussion at the Capitol Hill Club on Tuesday.
In the days following Edward Snowden’s act revealing the government’s unconstitutional spying on American citizens via the vile PRISM program, it has been widely debated whether the man is a hero or a traitor (I personally agree with Ron Paul that the man should be hailed as a savior of the people).
By JAMES HOHMANN | 6/13/13 1:07 PM EDT
Making the case against excessive American engagement overseas, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) reminded social conservatives Thursday that Jesus was anti-war.
“I can recall no utterance of Jesus in favor of war or any acts of aggression,” Paul said at a kickoff luncheon for the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference. “In fact, his message to his disciples was one of non-resistance.”
The likely 2016 presidential contender quoted Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount: “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”
This was published yesterday on FoxNews.com, check it out if you haven't already, he calls out John McCain and Lindsey Graham too!
Sorry, Mr. Obama, the Constitution is not negotiable
By Sen. Rand Paul | June 12, 2013 | FoxNews.com
In the United States, we are supposed to have a government that is limited with its parameters established by our Constitution. This notion that the federal government can monitor everyone’s phone data is a major departure from how Americans have traditionally viewed the role of government.
The last two money paragraphs of the article, Edward Snowden, leaker of NSA documents, is a Ron Paul fan, by Marc Thiessen:
Now Senator Paul needs to explain: does he support Edward Snowden’s actions? Does he support his arrest and prosecution? Does he consider Snowden a whistleblower or a criminal? A hero or a felon?
Snowden apparently embraces the Paul franchise. It’s up to Senator Paul to separate himself from Snowden’s embrace. Whether he does will be telling indeed.
One of the heros of the internet, Steve Gibson has figured it out and explains it well.
When the NSA says they have direct access to Google (etc) servers, they are misdirecting you. Google (etc) are correct when they state they have not provided access. The NSA has wiretapped the entire internet backbone and gets all traffic (BTW, most phone is now routed over IP too).
The executive branch of the central government secretly interprets laws, has a secret court to charade as judicial review, and supports officials who lie under oath to the Congress. The united States is no longer a constitutionally limited republic with checks and balances but rather a stealth totalitarian regime with a rotating figurehead. Judicial review is null, and the Congress has no oversight. Plainly, the balances are heavily weighted in favor of the executors. Where's the check?
This morning, the Supreme Court handed down a largely unanimous opinion holding that a “naturally occurring DNA segment is a product of nature and not patent eligible merely because it has been isolated, but that [synthetic DNA] is patent eligible because it is not naturally occurring.” This holding is consistent with longstanding law establishing that “[l]aws of nature, natural phenomena, and abstract ideas are not patentable,” but instead belong to all inventors and to the public at large.
I know we have small posts regarding Ben Swann's project, but I wanted to take a moment to share my article about it. I hope that you fine folks will all please click on the link and then share it on the page's twitter and facebook links.
This article is meant to reach as many people as possible in order to get Ben to his goal for the project funding. I donated myself but I am hoping to be able to help even more than I ever could personally by getting this story to the general public.
Thank you in advance - your friend and activist in Liberty - Christopher McDaniel
Since Snowden has come forward, I have been looking around the net a bit but I am not seeing much discussion or effort to inform the public on the Utah Data Center that as I understand it, will simply intercept all electronic traffic and store it. It would seem that we should be talking about defunding the NSA madness, neutering them by taking away their budgets for fusion centers and this Data Center as well as the many other neat little tools I am sure they have don't want us to know about. No money no toys...
Update: Democrat Briefed Today on Surveillance Programs Says What's Publicly Known Is Only "Tip of Iceberg"Submitted by LapHog on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 00:15
Update: Greenwald himself tweets this morning:
Dear TV news segment producers: the country should hear from Rep Loretta Sanchez about her NSA briefing thehill.com/video/house/30…
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 13, 2013
Seems as though from what he's seen, he knows what she's alluding to and like Sen Wyden and Sen Udall, hinting at how deep the rabbit hole really is. One can only hope we'll see some new leaked documents soon taking us a little further into it. (end of update)
Check this out (emphasis mine):
Omro Priest's Cell Phone Stops Presidential Address
Mattern described his feeling as "terror."
He was sitting just rows away from the president.
"I have a very sophisticated cell phone, which is more than a cell phone," he said Wednesday. "And what happened the night before - it was a heavy downpour and there were flood warnings, and an alarm is built into my high-tech phone so that went off Monday night.
It is nothing special, just some bum on yahoo answers, a haven for trolls. We have work to do. I just thought it was illustrative of the ignorance we face, and responded the best I could.
Though thoughtful, morally engaged and deeply committed to his beliefs, he appears to be a product of one of the more unfortunate trends of the age: the atomization of society, the loosening of social bonds, the apparently growing share of young men in their 20s who are living technological existences in the fuzzy land between their childhood institutions and adult family commitments.