LIBERTY CANDIDATES MONEY BOMB - 235th Anniversary of Paul Revere's Midnight Ride
The following is an excerpt from "Paul Revere's Ride" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Listen my children and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.
He said to his friend, "If the British march
By land or sea from the town tonight,
The news that a Rasmussen poll has Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) running in a dead heat against President Barack Obama in a hypothetical Paul-Obama face-off for the White House has the pundits fuming. Ben Smith, over at Politico, can hardly contain his annoyance: the poll "is a useful reminder of how totally flaky early polling is," he rants, and "this is the Ron Paul who polled, literally, thousands of votes placing fifth in the Iowa caucuses," and then only breaking ten percent after everyone but McCain had bailed.
With the latest news, Israel may soon lose the need to create and seek out enemies; with a little help from the U.S. they did this to themselves.
Madam Speaker, today I am introducing the End the Mandate Act. This legislation repeals the sections of the recently-passed health reform bill that force all Americans to purchase federally-approved health insurance plans.
Forcing every American to obtain health insurance is a blatant violation of the Constitution. Defenders of this provision claim the Congress's constitutional authority to regulate "interstate commerce" gives Congress the power to mandate every American obtain a federally-approved health insurance plan. However, as Judge Andrew Napolitano and other distinguished legal scholars and commentators have pointed out, even the broadest definition of "regulating interstate commerce" cannot reasonably encompass forcing Americans to engage in commerce by purchasing health insurance.
Forcing every American to obtain a congressionally-approved health insurance plan is not just unconstitutional; it is a violation of the basic freedom to make our own decisions regarding how best to meet the health care needs of ourselves and our families.
Madam Speaker, the new law requires Americans to have what is defined as "minimum essential coverage." Some people may claim that the requirement to have "minimal essential coverage" does not impose an unreasonable burden on Americans. There are two problems with this claim.
First, the very imposition of a health insurance mandate, no matter how "minimal," violates the principles of individual liberty upon which this country was founded.
Second, the mandate is unlikely to remain "minimal" for long. The experience of states that allow their legislatures to mandate what benefits health insurance plans must cover has shown that politicizing health insurance inevitably makes health insurance more expensive. As the cost of government-mandated health insurance rises, Congress will likely respond by increasingly subsidizing health insurance for an ever increasing number of Americans.
When the cost of government-mandated insurance proves to be an unsustainable burden on individuals, small employers, and the government, Congress will likely impose price controls on medical treatments, and even go so far as to limit what procedures and treatments mandatory insurance will reimburse.
Madam Speaker, Congress made a grave error by forcing all Americans to purchase health insurance. The mandate violates fundamental principles of individual liberty, and will lead to further government involvement in health care. I therefore ask all of my colleagues to join me in correcting this mistake by cosponsoring the End the Mandate Act.
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Retiring Sen. Jim Bunning passed over the GOP establishment's pick to replace him in Washington and endorsed outsider Rand Paul on Wednesday.
Bunning remains popular in Kentucky even though he became something of a pariah in Washington earlier this year when he single-handedly held up a $10 billion spending bill that had money for jobless benefits.
He said in his endorsement that Kentucky residents need a strong, principled conservative to stand up to liberals and establishment politicians in Washington.
"Dr. Paul will be his own man in Washington, not beholden to the special interests and beltway insiders who come looking for handouts on a daily basis," Bunning said in a written statement.
OP: Tweets are reporting breaking news of Sen. Jim Bunning endorsing Rand Paul in KY. Bye, bye Trey.
By: CHRIS STIREWALT | Political Editor
April 15, 2010
(AP) Three years ago, the Republican establishment piled scorn on the presidential candidacy of Ron Paul.
Today, he is in a statistical tie with President Obama in 2012 polling. His son, an ophthalmologist who has never run for elective office, is well ahead of not only the GOP's handpicked candidate for Senate in Kentucky but also both Democratic contenders -- all statewide officeholders.
Read more at the Washington Examiner:
Happy to see people are waking up to the fact that Fluoride is a poison and that it should not be in or added to food and water.
YAL Chapter Given a Surprise $2000 Protest Bill, Experiences Unconstitutional Content DiscriminationSubmitted by Bonnie Kristian on Thu, 04/15/2010 - 20:38
The Young Americans for Liberty chapter at Youngstown State University in Ohio planned to hold a rally in conjunction with Ohioans for Concealed Carry, a local gun rights group, to protest a nearby town's ban on gun sales within city limits. They picked out a location, did their research, found out they wouldn't need a permit for their peaceful event, and began a publicity campaign.
But all that planning appeared to be for naught. The local police station -- a strong supporter of the draconian gun sales law -- changed its position, deciding that an event which originally required no fee or permit would now cost the YAL chapter $2000:
Varg Freeborn, the YSU chapter’s president, said Tuesday that the city police chief has ordered the group to pay $2,000 for four to six police officers to work at the rally.
Freeborn said the group is withdrawing its request for a permit to have the rally because it doesn’t have the money....
Freeborn said they were told last week by city officials that there would be no fees or permits associated with the rally, but Tuesday, they were told about having to pay the $2,000.
“We promoted it, and now today, they tell us that per the chief, it’s $2,000 for four to six police officers for one to two hours,” he said.
Please post the video as soon as you get it. If you're planning to be there please post video online ASAP
Dr Ron Paul is scheduled to speak at around 9:00pm. stay tuned. EDIT: 40,000+ in attendance WOW
got link to live stream
UPDATE 2: The long awaited Ron Paul Tea party speech. Dr Paul untangles the webs of lies and reverses the spells of all the globalist neocons who spoke before him
thanks Banemaler for providing the vid
Well....It just made it to the front page of Digg. It will need a lot more "Diggs" to creep up and stay on!
I need some help battling these comments....
Update......Thanks to everyone responding so quickly and keeping this story FRONT PAGE. It is very important to DIGG each great story so thousands more can see and witness what we already know. The DIGG community in my opinion is one of the hardest communities to dael with....90% pro Obama even after he has failed us.....I don't get it!
Today I will be speaking at Lehighton's Tax Day rally at 4 PM this afternoon, as well as popping up at other events throughout the day, details are here. Below is the campaign's income tax plank, even if you have read it before, please share it with your friends and family. To improve your understanding definitely check out the Federal Reserve plank, especially "Fractional Reserve Banking in Pictures."
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Sarah Palin is NOT The Republican Party Future
This will not win me any hoorays from Republican conservatives, but the best thing for the party would be to distance itself from Palin as quickly and as much as possible.
Palin may not be viewed as a divisive force within the GOP, but the GOP badly needs independents and Reagan Democrats to win. In that group, Palin most assuredly is a divisive force.
Palin is hugely responsible for the solid trashing McCain received in the last election. She is a hopeless speaker, completely devoid of any knowledge of foreign policy.
The future of the Republican party (both parties for that matter), is not war mongers who support Iraq and Afghanistan but the youth of America that wants to and needs to look beyond the needless travesties of Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Ron Paul has energized the youth of America and that is the future of the party. The country is begging for fiscal conservatives who are willing to always be fiscal conservatives (not just when it comes to social spending).
The US cannot afford to waste trillions of dollars keeping troops in 140 countries around the world.
It is high time the Republican party accept that simple statement of fact. Unfortunately, McCain could not do it, and Sarah Palin does not even understand the discussion!
You have to read this PDF that I was just turned on to.
Prisoners forced into Military Camps?? Very Interesting!
On Thursday, Congressman Paul will appear on MSNBC's Daily Meeting at 11 am EDT and Fox News' America Live with Megyn Kelly at 1 pm EDT.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Retiring United States Senator Jim Bunning has endorsed eye surgeon and Tax Payer advocate Rand Paul in the race to fill his seat. Sen. Bunning announced his support in press release this afternoon.
Said Senator Bunning, “In the United States Senate, Kentuckians need a strong, principled conservative to stand up to the liberals and establishment politicians that run Washington. Kentucky needs a conservative who will say no to bailouts, stop the government takeover of our economy, end wasteful spending, and bring down our national debt. And Kentucky’s families need a conservative who believes in traditional values and the rights of the unborn. In 2010, there is only one such conservative running for the United States Senate -- Dr. Rand Paul.
“Dr. Paul will be his own man in Washington, not beholden to the special interests and beltway insiders who come looking for handouts on a daily basis. Instead, Dr. Paul will be a strong voice and advocate for the people and values of Kentucky. Dr. Paul is a man of his word who can be trusted to do what is right for Kentucky and the nation.
“I know what it takes to stand up for the conservative principles that are needed to make America a better place for our children and grandchildren. Dr. Paul shares those same core values and has the courage and conviction necessary to make sure the voices of Kentucky’s workers, families, retirees, and children are heard in Washington. That is why I am supporting Dr. Paul to be our next United States Senator from Kentucky.”
Said Dr. Paul, “Jim Bunning is a champion for Kentucky and for our conservative values. He has fought for decades to defend Liberty and limited government, against the establishment and power of Washington. I am deeply honored to receive his support and will work harder than ever to win this race and continue Senator Bunning’s legacy.”
“Senator Bunning’s recent stand against deficit spending illustrates his deeply principled conservative leadership. We need to make sure those same Kentucky values continue on in the United States Senate. I am proud to carry that mantle forward and champion the fight for spending restraint and return to Constitutional government.”