Young Americans for Liberty will host Congressman Ron Paul on Friday, November 13 at 7pm in Benton Auditorium in the Scheman Building at Iowa State University.
This is Congressman Paul's first trip back to Iowa since his 2008 Presidential Campaign.
The event is free and open to the public.
* Live Stream at YAL * Tweet #RonPaul
The Young Americans for Liberty chapter at Iowa State and the Iowa Campaign for Liberty are sponsoring the event to recruit and organize precinct leaders within the state of Iowa.
Full details & RSVP Here
Day Three of CC 2009 Recap, Composed by Richard Church
If you want a rosy picture of the proceedings of the Continental Congress today, you probably don't want to read this post. While it seems that most of the other delegates are very happy with the results of the day's activities, I am probably one of the least satisfied delegates at this moment. To those readers who are currently wearing rose-colored glasses, you have fair warning before reading further.
But first the good news! The Continental Congress 2009 did something today!
We began the day with a couple of presentations having to do with the Money Clauses. Tom DeWeese, founder of the American Policy Center and delegate from the State of Virginia read three proposals written by Edwin Vieira, Constitutional scholar and author from Virginia. Unfortunately, Edwin Vieira was unable to attend in person. I have enjoyed Mr. Vieira's books and would have liked to hear him speak in person.
The first two proposals were addressed to the federal and state legislatures. Entitled "Reassertion of the Power of the Purse," they instructed that the legislators should establish Advisory Commissions to study and recommend means by which Congress can return to its legitimate authority to coin money and by which the States can exercise their responsibility to make "gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts."
I know that a lot of DPers have their own blogs. I noticed a lot of people posted them in the DPer Business thread from last week. I'm working on organizing that into a directory page. In the meantime, those of you with your own blogs, please post them here.
Please post both the name of your blog & a link. I'll organize this into a special blogroll for the site.
We can also strengthen our Liberty community by linking to each others' sites & blogs.
Onward, to a brighter future!
In his latest C4L update, Congressman Ron Paul discusses recent events that will have a significant impact on monetary policy, talks about the dollar, and answers a question concerning the IMF.
"Teabombs.com" launches effort to bring conservative change to Washington CREATORS OF THE 'MONEYBOMB' TAKE CONCEPT TO NATIONAL STAGE WITH NEW WEB SITE, NATIONAL TELEVISION AD
November 11, 2009 - Across the country, voters continue to speak out against runaway spending and government expansion that threaten freedom and prosperity - for today and for future generations.
Today, a new Web campaign is being launched by the award winning creators of the "moneybomb," the goal of which is to combine their proven and unprecedented fundraising results with the energy of Tea Party activists and other conservatives seeking real change in the nation's capital.
Obama Promise To End The War, 2007 - "You Can Take That To The Bank"
youtube.com — "I will promise you this, that if we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am president, it is the first thing I will do. I will get our troops home. We will bring an end to this war. You can take that to the bank. " - Barack Obama Campaign Promise - October 27, 2007>
Rand Paul spent much of 2007 campaigning for his father, Ron Paul, the iconoclastic Republican thorn-in-the-side.
Republican Rand Paul speaks on Aug. 1 at the 129th annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky. But now the younger Paul, an ophthalmologist, is making his own bid for office, and he is doing so in the family tradition: Making Republicans uncomfortable.
Paul is running in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, his home state since 1993. He is leading in the most recent poll and raising buckets of money. He is outperforming Secretary of State Trey Grayson, who has the support of Kentucky’s most powerful pol, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Like his father who became an Internet phenomenon during his presidential run, Rand Paul also seems to be somewhat of an Internet sensation. But whether he can actually win is an open question...
Feds move to seize 4 U.S. mosques & N.Y. skyscraper owned by foundation linked to Iranian governmentSubmitted by SteveMT on Thu, 11/12/2009 - 19:34
by ADAM GOLDMAN | November 12, 2009 | 3:04 p.m
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors Thursday took steps to seize four U.S. mosques and a Fifth Avenue skyscraper owned by a nonprofit Muslim organization long suspected of being secretly controlled by the Iranian government.
In what could prove to be one of the biggest counterterrorism seizures in U.S. history, prosecutors filed a civil complaint in federal court seeking the forfeiture of more than $500 million in assets of the Alavi Foundation and an alleged front company.
The assets include Islamic centers in New York City, Maryland, California and Houston, more than 100 acres in Virginia, and a 36-story office tower in New York.
Seizing the properties would be a sharp blow against Iran, which has been accused by the U.S. government of bankrolling terrorism and seeking a nuclear bomb.
A telephone call and e-mail to Iran's U.N. Mission seeking comment were not immediately answered.
It is extremely rare for U.S. law enforcement authorities to seize a house of worship, a step fraught with questions about the First Amendment right to freedom of religion.
The action against the Shiite Muslim mosques is sure to inflame relations between the U.S. government and American Muslims, many of whom are fearful of a backlash after last week's Fort Hood shooting rampage, blamed on a Muslim American soldier.
This is a drive to put Oath Keepers educational care packages into the hands of active duty military. This drive runs from Veterans Day, November 11, 2009, to Bill of Rights Day, December 15, 2009, honoring both those who served, and what they defended.
Tyranny cannot come to America if our military members refuse unconstitutional orders. We must remind them that their oath is to the Constitution, not to any politician or party; we must teach them about the Constitution they swore to defend; and we must steel their resolve to keep that oath.
If we reach enough of them, it is game over for any attempt to destroy this Republic. Whether we reach enough of them will depend on what you do.
Why This Mission is So Vital:
Update 2: Here are Dr. Paul's closing remarks, shot by DPer SCButterfly. Thank you, Butterfly!
Note what Dr. Paul says about mid--way through his remarks, about how people are always telling him, "Yes, I understand and agree - now what do I do? People want to be told exactly what to do." His response:
"I can't tell anybody what to do."
He says it with the disdain of a man who's been asked the question a million times and yet the people still don't understand the answer.
It is called FREEDOM. No one is telling you what to do, not even our hero, who seems to have all the answers. What he understands is that his answers are his own, and he takes action based upon them. But each and every one of us must choose for ourselves - what we believe and what we will do.
Freedom. It is both exhilarating and terrifying. When you understand this, you understand why so many people prefer to remain willfully ignorant, allowing others to make their decisions for them.
Thank you again, Dr. Paul.
As recently as two years ago, Congressman Ron Paul introduced a bill to audit the Federal Reserve Bank that headed to oblivion. Year after year — beginning in 1983 — the bill never even won a committee hearing. Dr. Paul was ignored in Washington, and was a lonely voice for freedom back in his Texas congressional district.
Times have changed. Ron Paul is on a political roll. The bill Dr. Paul introduced in the current Congress to audit the Federal Reserve Bank (H.R. 1207) has more than 300 cosponsors — including every House Republican and more than 100 Democrats — and the backing of House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank. Frank has promised a committee vote, and it has a better-than-average chance of House passage this year. Dr. Paul’s new book End the Fed sailed into the top twenty of Amazon.com’s sales figures more than a month before it was available. It debuted on both Amazon.com and New York Times bestseller lists, and sales remain strong even today. His old presidential campaign has rolled over into a “Campaign for Liberty” that has raised more than $4 million since its founding in February of this year.
More importantly, his presidential campaign evidently inspired dozens of candidates for congressional office across the nation who seek to reform Congress from a constitutionalist perspective. And several of them are both well funded and being taken seriously by the political establishment.
There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware
I think it's time we stop, children, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth
by Jim Quinn | The Burning Platform
Stephen Stills wrote the song For What It’s Worth in 1967. It was composed three years into the Second Turning, the Consciousness Revolution. The song has come to symbolize the turbulence, mistrust, rage, paranoia, anti-war spirit, and the anti-establishment mood of the 1960’s. An Awakening era has many parallels to a Crisis era at the outset. A traumatic event or events triggers the mood alteration in the country which sets the next twenty years in motion. In 1929 the stock market crash triggered a 17 year Crisis. In 1963, the assassination of John F. Kennedy triggered a 20 year Awakening. In 2005, the housing collapse has triggered the next American Crisis which we are living through today.
“All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.”
We are currently at the same stage of this Crisis as we were in the Awakening when Stephen Stills wrote this deeply poignant song. An Awakening begins in an uproar of fury, passion, anger, and civil disobedience. The fury subsides during an Awakening as the passion flames out. The last Awakening period reached a crescendo in 1974 with the resignation of Richard Nixon and the country lapsed into disillusionment and lethargy as the 1970’s petered out. A Crisis begins similarly with a trigger that causes pain and suffering, but instead of fury subsiding, the Crisis intensifies, violence erupts, war breaks out and danger becomes extreme. The current Crisis is about to detonate upon the unwary twittering Americans while they are mesmerized watching Dancing with the Stars and Housewives of New Jersey on their 52 inch HDTVs in surround sound.
The Great Depression was a dreadful time for America, with unemployment reaching 25%. But, that was just a prelude to the horrific World War that killed 76 million people or 3.5% of the world’s population. America lost 400,000 brave young men, with another 600,000 wounded. As the carriages with aristocrats from Washington DC descended upon Bull Run Creek to watch the Union Army end the insurrection by some Southern State rebels, all expected a short painless militia skirmish. But, three years later 620,000 men had been killed with another 400,000 wounded. An entire generation was wiped out. Those killed constituted 2.3% of the entire U.S. population. If 2.3% of the American population was killed today, it would amount to 7.1 million people. Is the American public prepared to sacrifice 7.1 million young men for any cause? This magnitude of Crisis seems incomprehensible today, but a trial on this scale will face Americans in the next ten to fifteen years.
Continue reading at The Burning Platform
Just watched this over the weekend. It is a frightening look into our food industry with the powers and monopolies behind it. These huge companies are wiping out everyday farmers....
Worth it to rent on Netflix