November 17, 2009
On Monday the National Board of the Republican Liberty Caucus voted unanimously to endorse John Dennis in his run for the House of Representatives in California's 8th District. RLC Chairman Dave Nalle observed that "John Dennis represents the future of the Republican Party. He will be a champion for individual liberty, limited government and free enterprise. He's exactly the right candidate to bring an end to the misrule of Nancy Pelosi in the House."
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The Republican Liberty Caucus is pleased to announce its endorsement of R.J. Harris in his campaign to represent the 4th District of Oklahoma in the House of Representatives.
The RLC Board of Directors selected Mr. Harris as one of its first endorsed candidates for the 2010 primary season because of his issue stances in support of individual rights, limited government, and free enterprise. We believe Mr. Harris will be a strong defender of liberty as a member of Congress and an outstanding representative for the people of Oklahoma.
John Stewart passionately mentioning "the only politician out in front was Ron Paul speaking about revolution against tyranny, and Fox dismissed him."
On the Daily Show while he interviewed Lou Dobbs. Dobbs agreed RP was dismissed not just by Fox, but by all networks.
Update: The soundbite starts at around 5:30:
Interview continues with Dobbs.
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Students clash with police as tuition is set to Inflate 32 percent this year.
They are NOT happy.
I hope the irony is not lost on people, that we are currently fighting for the right to view the past accounting books of an unelected private bank in charge of the money supply of a nation that was founded by a violent revolution based on outrage over paying taxes at a rate of 2% to 3%.
I have an ancestor named Colonel John Todd. He fought at the Battle of Point Pleasant, which many consider to be the first battle in the Revolutionary War. He was later appointed by Patrick Henry to be lieutenant of Illinois (then a county of Virginia), and died at the Battle of Blue Licks (one of the last battles of the Revolutionary War). His lieutenant Colonel in that battle was none other than Daniel Boone.
Recently I came across his journal. While reading it, I started to feel a very strong, very uncomfortable feeling creep upon me. I immediately pin pointed the feeling as basically being guilt and shame. I would not want to have to explain to my blood ancestor what we have let happen to the free Republic that he died creating.
I can literally hear his words echoing in my head. It's probably just my imagination, but it seems like he's furious and shocked. I wouldn't even know where to begin. I could start with the wars we're fighting. At that point he'd probably demand an explanation for the President being allowed to wage war without a declaration. And I have no clue how I'd explain the Patriot Act to him, or the Federal Reserve, or Guantanamo Bay, or the 16th Amendment, or the lack of any State militias, or the healthcare bill, or the confiscation of arms during Hurricane Katrina, or really anything at all that has been done by Congress or President Obama or President Bush.
I feel like we've let him down, and I don't have a good excuse.
Back at the end of October, quiltingsando, on behalf the Daily Paul, awarded Ron Paul with the first ever Daily Paul Peace Prize, a beautiful quillow with the grassroots liberty symbol. I added a beautiful 1oz silver round that Pawnstorm12 sent me a few months back (thanks Pawnstorm!) and mailed it off to Dr. & Mrs. Paul. I emailed Dr. Paul with the thread, and told him to watch a the mail. He sent back a short note:
Michael, Many thanks for this honor, and for all that you do for the cause of Liberty. Ron
A week or so later, a card arrived from Mrs. Paul. First I checked with her if I could share it with the rest of the DP family, and she said it was fine.
The “Quillow” Peace Prize arrived today and both Ron and I are thrilled to display it in our home. I sent a note to quiltingsando – thanks for adding her address on the package. I hate it when someone’s address gets lost and not thanked.
There are so many people working in the Cause for Liberty and we wish we could thank everyone.
Ron is staying very busy, speaking at every opportunity he can fit in the schedule.
Thanks many times over for all you do. We greatly appreciate your coverage of Rand’s race.
Thanks quiltingsando and everyone here at the Daily Paul for everything you do for the Cause of Liberty!
Well here it is...complete with the ever famous quote from SPLC...
Rush was going into apoplexy about the KSM trial, and how it might not ensure that KSM is going to be convicted, to receive the death penalty that the neocons want.
He moaned that there was some possibility that there might even be a semblance of a fair trial, and that this could create a problem that no "procedures" were followed for Miranda warning, and that there is the admission of torture by the administration, and he "might get off" (gasp!)
And then he went on to say that "this is why we have military tribunals and the military commissions act" to handle these things. The unstated parenthetical, of course, was that these things are to ensure the railroading of anybody they want to send to the gallows, to keep them quiet.
And then I could tell his eyes were bugging out when he starting screaming about how this might bring things out that could "put the spotlight on the Bush administration" and "might even bring indictments of Bush and Cheney and others" by "people who want to see the United States destroyed".
Oh! It was priceless!
I wish I had a recorder going.
He's freaking out because the real info might come out about 9/11 and all the dirt that the Bushies did.
I say let it all come out. Let's shine that light on the Bushies.
Let's get that info out in front of the American people.
We could get our new 9/11 investigation out of the aftermath of this trial.
A bipartisan effort to force transparency on the Federal Reserve is suddenly in jeopardy after a House Financial Services Committee member introduced an amendment that would let the multi-trillion dollar organization continue throwing tax dollars around in secret.
Rep. Mel Watt, a Democrat from North Carolina, has introduced an amendment intended as an alternative to the measure to audit the Federal Reserve introduced by Reps. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and Alan Grayson's (D-Fla.) . But instead of increasing transparency, as the amendment claims to do, Watt's measure would instead make the institution more opaque.
The measure could come for a vote anytime this week. Read the amendment here:
Can any one here give me some advice on how to make the lender produce the note (in a legal manner). Countrywide was the original lender (they no longer exist). Bank of America now supposedly holds the note. How would I go about challenging them without hiring an attorney? Any advice would be much appreciated!
Ok, so I woke up this morning not knowing what I was going to do, logged on to the DP, and after reading some of your guys posts from after I went to bed I got up the confidence to go down to the courthouse to see what I could do.
They are currently running in a number of states.
Kentucky Senate race shows rise of anonymous online attacks
Audio recordings purporting to be of a political candidate criticizing his boss — the governor. Video productions making fun of another candidate’s misstep during a speech. .A fake Web site that actually criticizes the candidate it’s supposed to support.
It used to be that the most scurrilous attacks on candidates were done through whisper campaigns or photocopied fliers left in mailboxes or on cars.
But the Internet has given rise to a new category of “dirty tricks” that can reach thousands of people within hours.
And six months away from the primaries in Kentucky’s 2010 U.S. Senate campaign, all four major candidates have been targeted by an anonymous online attack...On the Republican side, a couple of Web sites set up to look like Secretary of State Trey Grayson’s campaign site actually criticize him.
Trey Grayson: "Because of this little phenomenon, where you guys have this crush on this doctor from Bowling Green"Submitted by RonPaulFanInGA on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 19:01
And Grayson says he will not bow out.
"I have zero, zero concern that Senator McConnell or anyone else that's been a big backer of mine or big supporter, or just an advisor of mine is going to jump ship because of what's going on right now. Because of this little phenomenon, where you guys have this crush on this doctor from Bowling Green who has some crazy ideas."
Grayson insists that the underlying premise of doubts about his candidacy is way off. Yes, he will have to fend off the national fundraising support Rand Paul is getting from libertarian minded contributors. But he says that he has more in common with mainstream, conservative Kentucky than the libertarian brand of Republicanism. He says the top priority of any Senate candidate should be jobs.
Justin Raimondo, editorial director of Antiwar.com, at The Hill.com said:
David Brooks said on George Stephanapoulos' Sunday program that he considers Sarah Palin "a joke." What he didn't say is that she was and is a joke played by the neoconservatives on the Republican party.
The Washington Post asks: "Is there something that could be called 'Palinism,' defining a political philosophy that could help her party win elections and turn her into a viable national candidate?"
Short answer: No.
Slightly longer answer: Where and when has Palin ever articulated a coherent alternative to the orthodox Republican doctrines of supply-side economics and endless war? She isn't about to do it in her "book," and she isn't capable of it. What is especially irksome, however, is that there is indeed a populist champion of the Tea Party grassroots, someone with the knowledge, the organization, the proven fundraising ability, and the principles to lead the GOP out of its ideological and political morass: Ron Paul.
"Palinism" is a hairstyle. Paulism is a bona fide movement. The first has no future -- no, she won't be a major contender, come the presidential sweepstakes, as George Will predicted on the Stephanopoulos program. The second IS the future, if the GOP is to have a future.