118 votes

Why the 4th of July is a sad day

The 4th of July is sad day because it should mean something but it doesn't anymore. Somehow, between 4th of Julys throughout many many years, the American people willfully gave away every last bit of what they celebrate.

All over America, licensed drivers and their legal spouses will leave their heavily taxed homes and travel in their government approved vehicles to government owned parks to watch licensed technicians launch regulated pyrotechnics into the air; as long as they make it through the security checkpoint. And call it a celebration of freedom!

I saw a sign today that said, "Land of the Free because of The Brave" and I thought, we are no longer either free or brave as a nation. We subject ourselves to laws that infringe every right God ever gave us and surrender our freedom BECAUSE of fear.

89 votes

IRS hit with audit for mismanagement and fraud


Anyone else notice, there's an awful lot of corruption being exposed lately.

26 votes

Dear Person Seeking a Job: Why I Can't Hire You

This is a great, persuasive piece to send to your liberal-leaning friends/family who think businesses are to blame for high unemployment. Enjoy:

Dear Person Seeking a Job: Why I Can't Hire You

Potential employers have to respond to the incentives and disincentives that exist in today's world, and those do not favor conventional permanent employees.

I know you're hard-working, motivated, tech-savvy and willing to learn. The reason I can't hire you has nothing to do with your work ethic or skills; it's the high-cost Status Quo, and the many perverse consequences of maintaining a failing Status Quo.

200 votes

Austria 1938 ... USA 2012?

1938 Austria

America truly is the Greatest Country in the World.
By: Kitty Werthmann (85 yrs.old)

What I am about to tell you is something you've probably never heard or will ever read in history books.

I believe that I am an eyewitness to history. I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history. We elected him by a landslide - 98% of the vote. I've never read that in any American publications. Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by force.

25 votes

John Adams' Letter to Abigail Before the Signing of Declaration of Independence

The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not.

4 votes

Video: Why No One will ever conquer AfPak: Khyber Pass' Open 'BlackMaket' for Hand-made Guns

There is no winning when your 'enemy' owns and controls your re-supply route, and simultaneously can knock-off your designs (Beretta M9) as well as prolific Russian AK variants and Tokarevs, produce smallarms for themselves by themselves with almost negligent labor costs (guns often made by children).

78 votes

Andy Griffith vs. the Patriot Act. RIP Andy.

Please share this with others.


Andy Griffith, an actor whose folksy Southern manner charmed audiences for more than 50 years on Broadway, in movies, on albums and especially on television — most notably as the small-town sheriff on the long-running situation comedy that bore his name — died on Tuesday at his home on Roanoke Island in North Carolina. He was 86.

Read more at the NY Times

7 votes

"Independence Day" vs "4th of July"?

I was just sitting here thinking about this and thought I'd throw it up for discussion...

The holiday is "Independence Day" to celebrate our independence from Great Britain (and any other would be oppressors). It is just celebrated on the "Fourth of July".

Referring to it as "4th of July" kind of strips the meaning away, don't you think? Like Cinco de Mayo has just turned into celebrating some date on the calendar, nobody even remembers why they are celebrating.

13 votes

How to Repeal Seat Belt and Cell Phone Laws in Your State

Laws like these are among the most overlooked, yet most visible laws that must be repealed if we wish to live free on a daily basis. They are poor excuses to extract revenue from(and control)hard working people. Can we work together to advance these issues? It would be nice to post links and information on how to repeal these laws in our individual states.

Heres a good article on seat belt laws: http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig3/holdorf1.html

34 votes

Justin Raimondo Nails it! - The War for Independence YOUR Children Must Fight

"When you see those fireworks light up the sky, think of the second war for independence you – or more likely your children – will have to fight if you want to keep what little freedom you have left."

"When the colonists declared their independence, they recorded their reasons in a document – a Declaration that demonstrated this wasn’t just a territorial matter. They asserted their right to make a revolution because sovereignty resided in the people – not the king and his councilors. They didn’t want to create a centralized European-style state that would mimic the imperial grandeur of Britain. They wanted a republic – and they wanted to be left alone."

362 votes

Ron Paul is "Elektable"


Update from Jeremy Richter, director of 'Elektable.'

Official Website:

Official YouTube Page:

Official "Elektable" 45-Second Trailer Now Live!

TwitterBomb for #Elektable is Monday 8PM EST. Start the FacebookBomb now!

60 votes

Agenda 21: Yet again, I read something in the comment section of DP that opened my eyes...

I had never heard of UN Agenda 21 until I stumbled upon it in a comment thread here at Daily Paul. Unlike many of the other "conspiracy theories" to which I do not always give credence, this one is particularly frightening for how blatantly inconspicuous it is. I think this is something on which we should all be keeping a VERY close eye!


79 votes

Homeland Security Report Lists 'Liberty Lovers' As Terrorists

Homeland Security Report Lists 'Liberty Lovers' As TERRORISTS

Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority, reverent of individual liberty” deemed domestic threat

Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A new study funded by the Department of Homeland Security characterizes Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority,” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists.

50 votes

New Doug Wead Blog: Another Media Lie About Ron Paul

"So once again, here I am, a humble an amateur blogger, offering the real story for those who love truth and enjoy these waning moments of liberty where we can still spread it around. (Enjoy this season while it lasts, the internet is a loop hole that the elitists in this country are trying desperately to plug.)"

Read all of the story here: http://dougwead.wordpress.com/

57 votes

They want to manage me.

I don't like doctors because they try to manage me and disregard my sense of choice for myself. I don't go to get a yearly check up. I don't do the gynecologist. After my first managed birth I decided on home births. I do have one condition that requires that I see the doctor every year to get a prescription. I shop around for doctors and have chosen one that helps me manage my health instead of insisting on managing my care.

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