27 votes

New House Bill Would Completely Dismantle Patriot Act

The Hill: A pair of House lawmakers wants to completely repeal the Patriot Act and other legal provisions to dramatically rein in American spying.

Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) on Tuesday unveiled their Surveillance State Repeal Act, which would overhaul American spying powers unlike any other effort to reform the National Security Agency.

“This isn’t just tinkering around the edges,” Pocan said during a Capitol Hill briefing on the legislation. “This is a meaningful overhaul of the system, getting rid of essentially all parameters of the Patriot Act.”

13 votes

VIDEO: Senator Rand Paul Appears On Fox New's 'HANNITY' 3/24/15

Video:
http://youtu.be/u1PS-R5__dw
Published on Mar 25, 2015
Sen. Rand Paul joins Sean Hannity to discuss Clinton hypocrisy, the future of the GOP and more.

24 votes

Ted Cruz Bugs Me

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b0/Ted_Cruz_by_Gage_Skidmore_4.jpg
"Ted Cruz by Gage Skidmore 4" by Gage Skidmore. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

In order for fascism to continue to operate in government the powers that control it will do anything to retain their grip. If they think they will keep people placated by giving them "freedom" then they will give them "freedom". If they think that killing people will retain their power they will kill as many as it takes. Whatever it takes is their motto.

To me Ted Cruz feels like the candidate to quell the liberty fires that are alarming the powers that be. Ron Paul started something in the world that scares these people and they are acting to stop it with whatever means necessary.

I don't like Ted Cruz because he seems to talk down to everyone in a tone that's over sincere like a used car salesmen mimicking everything you say and do pretending to be your best liberty friend until you have to return the lemon he sold you.

14 votes

Google Suspends Ads on Antiwar.com for Publishing Newsworthy Photo of Ukraine Massacre

"Google’s AdSense network is a crucial monetization tool for many websites that provide free content to the public. Antiwar.com, a site that has relentlessly promoted non-interventionist foreign policy views through the publication of news and world events that relate to the outbreak of war, has relied on AdSense to pay the bills of late. However, Google controversially suspended the site from its network on Wednesday, initially for publishing Abu Ghraib prison photos, citing AdSense’s policy against violent and gory images."

19 votes

I Stand With Nystrom

I have come to the conclusion, as many of you have, that we are a Republic, a Constitutional one, at that.

Being a Republic of this sort, with Article 1, Section 8, delegating the powers to the States not inferred upon the Federal gvt., we have to assume the States hold individually more power than the length of this sentence or the Federal gvt. (note I use "gvt." as opposed to the full spelling as I feel grossed-out whenever that spelling appears).

Blah.

11 votes

The one sensible thing I've heard Ted Cruz say...

...ABOLISH THE IRS!!!

So extrapolating from his statement about that I assume he would END THE FEDERAL INCOME TAX in the process.

17 votes

Officer charged with killing unarmed driver lying facedown

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police officer was charged Tuesday with criminal homicide after investigators concluded she shot an unarmed motorist in the back as he lay facedown after a traffic stop over an expired inspection sticker.

Authorities accused Hummelstown police Officer Lisa J. Mearkle of shooting 59-year-old David Kassick twice on Feb. 2 without legal justification. She was released on $250,000 bail.

Her attorney, Brian Perry, said Mearkle acted in self-defense, and he warned the case could cause police officers to hesitate in high-pressure situations.

26 votes

Tisha introduces - That's Natural! Premium CBD Hemp Oil


http://youtu.be/8NDmz9b8wn8

Hey Daily Paulers! Looking for people across the country that are interested in distributing our That's Natural! brand of CBD Hemp Oil! It is a great way to create a revenue stream to allow you to be able to donate to very important liberty causes! ;)

34 votes

The Income Tax is Immoral and Unconstitutional - and Not (Just) for the Reason You Think

I have just paid my biggest bill of the year. The invoice was for a cool 9% of my entire annual income – or my “Adjusted Gross Income” (AGI) as it appears on my tax returns, which have just been filed. And that invoice was from my accountant who just filed them for me.

I have a pretty modest income - so modest, in fact, that my AGI is of the order of a half of the median household income across the United States - the kind of income that triggers significant subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. Even the “top line” of my income falls short of that median: so it’s not as if I’m earning loads and deducting huge amounts.

My financial life last year was pretty simple: my earnings derived from a modest real estate portfolio and some freelance/consulting work. My income is earned through my small business, which, for those who know about these things, is an S-corporation. I have no employees. I do no payroll.

Yet, I have just paid my accountant more than a month’s worth of income to complete my tax returns.
How many pages of tax returns do you think that I, a single individual, and my S-corporation (a small business) had to file, bearing in mind the small amount of income in question?

38 votes

Thomas Massie sponsors law to end the PATRIOT Act and FISA

March 24, 2015, The Hill
Nearly two years after Edward Snowden’s sensational revelations about the scope of the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance programs targeting the communications of Americans, Congress has yet to pass legislation to end those programs. Two House lawmakers have just offered a bill to do just that.

15 votes

Seed Sharing Deemed Illegal in the United States

Seed Sharing Deemed Illegal in the United States

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ breaks the news that seed sharing in the USA has been deemed not legal and certain organizations are prohibited from freely sharing seeds...

In this episode, John interviews Lawyer, Neil Thapar of the Sustainable Economies Law Center on how seed sharing has been deemed Illegal by certain states in the USA and how you can help change this.

14 votes

Rand Sounds Off On Indefinite Detention- Next POTUS Must Support the Entire Bill of Rights

“But you want to defend the whole Bill of Rights. You can’t defend the 2nd amendment if you don’t support the 1st amendment. You can’t defend the 2nd amendment if you don’t defend the 4th amendment,” Paul said.

http://benswann.com/rand-paul-indefinite-detention/

7 votes

Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor - Sunday Brunch Edition!

In this episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, host Marc Clair convenes another session of our popular feature, "Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor" (LILDL.) Marc welcomes in John Odermatt, Howie Snowdon, and Lions of Liberty's official legal counsel, the man known simply as "Rico" for a lovely Sunday brunch of liquor and liberty. Things fall off the rails quickly, as they discuss such odd news items as Mitt Romney's boxing match vs Evander Holyfield, and the "mystery pooper" plaguing the cars of the citizens of Ohio. This somehow leads to a somewhat legitimate discussion of property rights, and the how a "free society" would handle issues such as a serial vandal. They then discuss the 5th anniversary of Obamacare, mandatory voting, how the FDA harms people through its burdensome testing regulations, and a man falsely imprisoned for 40 years. The LILDL crew then comes up with the perfect solution to solving police abuse in the United States (so they think), and plot how they will have to become crony capitalists to do so. After some shoddy impressions of Mitt Romney and Alex Jones, the topic to the upcoming Presidential runs of Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Hillary Clinton. Somehow they all make it to the end to give their final, booze-fueled thoughts.

So grab your favorite adult beverage (or perhaps a hot cocoa if you're underage!), sit back in your favorite comfy chair, and hang with the Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor!

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