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Any objection whatsoever to some new, tax-funded government program elicits a consistent response from liberals or progressives. “You just don’t want to pay your fair share,” or “I guess we won’t see you driving on any of those government roads or calling the government police or fire departments.” The underlying assumption is that taxation is an all or nothing proposition. Either there is nothing that the government can collect taxes for or there is nothing that the government cannot collect taxes for. There are no principles upon which to base an answer to the question, “Is this a legitimate function of government?”
While there are probably thousands of different services that governments spend money on, they can generally be divided into three broad categories: security, public services, and wealth redistribution. Libertarians argue that the only legitimate government spending is on security. Conservatives generally approve of security and some public services with their rhetoric while engaging in all three types of spending when in public office. Liberals generally endorse all three types of spending with both their rhetoric and their actions while in public office.
“Security” includes all government functions which attempt to defend citizens from aggression against their rights by other human beings. These would include the military, various police forces, and the civil and criminal courts. These are the functions of government whose purpose is to secure the individual rights of life, liberty, property, etc.
In consideration of the times in which we live and the character of government to which we are now subjected in this country, can there be any possibility that our Founders would have conceived and established a government that was so centralized in its supremacy when they fought, sacrificed and died to gain independence from a supreme government only to create one similar in supremacy?
Through the decades there has been almost a daily remodeling of the very substance of our government and of the intentional divisions created by the Framers of our Constitution to make such consolidation of government supremacy so cumbersome that any such attempts would not only cause conflicts, but pressing inefficiencies. When, in the course of such remodeling, the powers of representation become despotic, not only in its execution of power, but in its very nature, then it becomes the most desperate duty of the People to staunchly defend the original principles enumerated to enlighten the awareness of their Liberty.
Once the spheres of co-ordinate powers were clearly distinguished there was no doubt as to the operations of such powers or of the manner in which those powers should and should not overlap jurisdiction. As time passed however, the lines were intentionally blurred by the body politic as exclusive privileges were introduced, government pensions promoted and various judicial actions dispensed, which allowed an arbitrary power in government to collect and then dispense the wealth of this People at its pleasure, to determine the degree of Rights afforded to the People as though such Rights were a government grant. In doing so, this government has created the most lucrative partialities for itself and its beneficiaries, all in its attempt to gain a centralized supremacy over the system of federalism that once, to a degree, protected the People from the abuses brought about by both uninhibited ambition and the avarice that follows such ambition.
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Ron Insana says Ron Paul doesn't know anything about economics
Liberty candidate David Smith running for Congress in Texas he has 5 kids and no job!
Tim Utz State Representative Minnesota his home being in foreclosure.
Michael Benoit runs for Congress in California his house going to foreclosure.
To have so little yet to stand up tall for freedom and give us all so much...
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By BRIAN STELTER
“Welcome to this struggle,” Andrew Napolitano said triumphantly as he wrapped up the first television episode last weekend of his libertarian talk show, “Freedom Watch.” He saluted the camera and concluded, “From New York, defending freedom, so long America.”
He will be back next week, a commercial said, with a special guest, Glenn Beck.
Mr. Napolitano’s struggle is for smaller government and individual liberty. “The American public needs to know and understand, the government serves you better when it serves you less. That’s the argument,” he said on the show.
“Freedom Watch” is arguably Tea Party TV in its purest form to date.
It is the latest product of the News Corporation, led by Rupert Murdoch, and being shown on the weekends on the Fox Business Network, which is searching for higher ratings by adding provocative commentators.
Huffington Post also covered this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/14/freedom-watch-fox-b...
Congressman Paul took to the House floor on Wednesday to urge the financial reform conference appointees to support a thorough audit.
For Immediate Release
June 10, 2010
Conferees to the Financial Reform Bill have an Opportunity to Demand Full Transparency
Washington, D.C. - House Conference Committee members, which will reconcile the House and Senate versions of the financial reform bill, have been announced. Congressman Paul is pleased to note that 15 out of 31 total conferees are cosponsors of HR 1207, his bill to audit the Federal Reserve Bank.
The House-passed version of the financial reform bill contains the basic language of HR 1207 (in the Paul-Grayson amendment). However, a similar amendment offered by Senator Vitter to the Senate version was rejected by the Senate. Thus, it is essential that conferees consider adding the undiluted language of the Paul-Grayson amendment when reconciling the Senate and House versions of the Financial Reform Bill. Only the full language of the Paul-Grayson amendment will insure a thorough, complete, and ongoing audit of the Fed.
“This Financial Reform bill is set to grant sweeping new powers to the Federal Reserve, which has made a mess of our economy. If my colleagues insist on expanding the power of the Fed, the very least they can do is require the Fed to be transparent rather than secretive in its actions,” stated Congressman Paul. “Luckily, many of the conferees already have demonstrated their concern about transparency by cosponsoring HR 1207, and hopefully those conferees will insist on full transparency in the conference report.”
The House Conferees are: (Democrat/Republican) Representatives Frank, Kanjorski, Waters, Maloney, Gutierrez, Watt, Meeks (NY), Moore (KS), Kilroy, Peters, Peterson, Boswell, Waxman, Rush, Conyers, Berman, Towns, Cummings, Velazquez, Shuler, Bachus, Royce, Biggert, Capito, Hensarling, Garrett, Lucas, Barton, Smith (TX), Issa, and Graves.
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Last week, Democrat Congressman Bod Etheridge (D-NC2) attended a fundraiser headlined by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He was asked by some students on the street whether he supported the “Obama Agenda.”
He didn’t take it well.
I find it hard to believe that we did not know it was there.
"The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior American government officials.
The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world, the United States officials believe."
DES MOINES - The Republican Party of Iowa announced today that on the eve of the Party's state convention, it will host a celebration of the United States Constitution on Friday, June 25 in Des Moines. Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) and New York Times bestselling author Tom Woods are featured guests.
Congressman Paul is widely respected among his colleagues as being an advocate for liberty, never voting for legislation unless it is authorized by the Constitution. Paul, a doctor who has delivered thousands of babies, continues to work for a dramatic reduction in the size of the federal government and a return to constitutional principles. He also competed in Iowa's presidential caucuses in 2008.
Tom Woods has authored nine books, including two New York Times bestsellers. His latest book, to be released later this month, is titled Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century. Pre-release copies will be available for purchase at the event.
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Even a cynic can find Washington's hypocrisy shocking at times. The Wall Street Journal reports today a House bill that would force lawmakers to make greater disclosures on financial transactions and disallow them from trading on nonpublic information is going nowhere fast.
That's right. Members of Congress are currently allowed to profit on insider trading!
The bill, which has been languishing in the House for four years, would require elected officials "to make their financial transactions public within 90 days of a purchase or sale" and "prohibit lawmakers from trading in financial markets based on nonpublic information they learn on the job," the WSJ reports.
The Washington Post is calling Ron Paul's gold investments a 'conflict of interest' but it won't let me post commentsSubmitted by sailingaway on Sun, 06/13/2010 - 23:28
I have a user account there, but when I try to click comments I get a 'no page here' notice.
"Rep. Ron Paul is captivated by gold. Over the past two decades, he has written books about the virtues of gold-backed currency. He has made uncounted speeches about the precious metal. He even took a leadership post on the House subcommittee that oversees the nation's monetary policy, mints and gold medals.
But his focus on gold goes beyond the theoretical.
In recent years, Paul (R-Tex.) has poured hundreds of thousands of his own dollars into stocks of some of the world's largest gold-mining operations, according to a review of his financial disclosure forms by The Washington Post. In 2008, while advocating for the United States to reinstate a gold standard, he reported owning up to $1.5 million in shares of at least nine gold-production companies. In addition, he disclosed up to $200,000 in silver stocks. In all, those holdings represented close to half of his assets.