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May 23, 2015

[GIF] Lindsey Graham Rolls Eyes At Rand Paul's Objections To Patriot Act Extension

Senator Lindsey Graham (Neocon - SC) did not look amused as Rand Paul repeatedly objected to temporary extensions of the Patriot Act.


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Apr 15, 2015

Ron Swanson On Starting A Business

"Whatever happened to,
- 'Hey, I have some apples, would you like to buy them?'
- 'Yes! Thank you!'
That's as complicated as it should be to open a business in this country."  - Ron Swanson

Two people engaged in a private, voluntary exchange should not need to first ask for a permission slip from government. 

Business licensing makes it more difficult for a new business to enter the market and protects the current established businesses from competition.

If you want to solve unemployment and boost the economy - eliminate business licensing restrictions and create millions of new entrepreneurs overnight.

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Feb 12, 2015

Ron Paul: End The IRS And Replace It With Nothing

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"When I say cut taxes, I don't mean fiddle with the code.
I mean abolish the income tax and the IRS, and replace them with nothing." - Ron Paul

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Jan 6, 2015

Government Answers Calls For Safety By Taking Rights Away

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"Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people."  -  Penn Jillette

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Dec 9, 2014

Ron Paul: We Are Free To Make Bad Decisions

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"The most basic principle to being a free American is the notion that we as individuals are responsible for our own lives and decisions.

Freedom to make bad decisions is inherent in the freedom to make good ones.

If we are only free to make good decisions, we are not really free." - Ron Paul

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Sep 24, 2014

Jusin Amash: Irresponsible And Immoral For Congress Not To Vote On War

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"It is irresponsible and immoral that instead of debating and voting on war, Congressional leaders chose to recess Congress for nearly two months."  - Rep. Justin Amash

Even if you agree with a particular military action, it must first be debated and voted on by Congress.

The power to go to war is too important to be given to one person.

In 2007, then Senator Barack Obama made it clear that he agreed:

"The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.

As Commander-in-Chief, the President does have a duty to protect and defend the United States.  In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent. 

History has shown us time and again, however, that military action is most successful when it is authorized and supported by the Legislative branch. It is always preferable to have the informed consent of Congress prior to any military action."

Unfortunately, as is the case throughout history, once in office the President has changed his mind and fully embraced the powers that he once campaigned against.

And Congress once again chooses to take the coward's position.  So afraid to vote and be put on record regarding an important issue - lest they be judged wrong in the future - they would rather concede more power to the Executive and sink themselves further into irrelevance.



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Aug 2, 2014

Drew Carey: Government Screws Everything Up

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"You only think the government has to run the freeways because you've never thought of the government not running the freeways. 

We don't say, 'well, the government needs to run these diners 'cause I'm sick of getting a bad cheese sandwich.  If the government ran it, it'd be so much better.' 

You would be afraid for your life if the government ran the diners.  'Cause the government screws everything up." - Drew Carey

"But, without government, who would build the roads?"

When you're stuck in a traffic jam, trying to make sense of confusing signs, or driving over a road full of potholes... do you ever think there could be a better way?

As Drew Carey points out, you are most likely so used to the fact that the goverment builds and runs the roads that you don't even imagine an alternative.  But why not?  If competition results in lower costs and better quality in other areas, why not with roads?

Most people can agree that the current road system in the US is not perfect.  Should the problems be solved by central planning and more taxes, or by groups forced to compete to earn your money in a free market? 

Which group has a greater incentive to give you a faster, safer, more confortable commute - a government that has the power to take your money through taxes or a private company that has to pursuade you to voluntarily give it to them?


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Jun 22, 2014

The Trouble In Iraq Started With The 2003 Invasion - Not The 2011 Withdrawal

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"The same foreign policy 'experts' who lied us in to the Iraq war are now saying we must re-invade to deal with the disaster caused by their invasion!"  - Ron Paul

The situation in Iraq is a predictable consequence of an interventionist foreign policy. When you overthrow one regime you create a power vacuum that risks being filled by someone even worse.

In 2002, arguing against a U.S. attack on Iraq, Ron Paul said:

"No credible evidence has been produced that Iraq has or is close to having nuclear weapons. No evidence exists to show that Iraq harbors al Qaeda terrorists. Quite to the contrary, experts on this region recognize Hussein as an enemy of the al Qaeda and a foe to Islamic fundamentalism."

There is no argument that Saddam was a horrible dictator.  But what we are seeing now is that things are not as simple as a choice between "Saddam's Iraq" or "a completely peaceful and free Iraq".

People who believe in free markets understand that when the government gets involved - even with good intentions - there are unintended consequences.  The same is true for foreign policy. 

When the US gets involved around the world supporting some dictators and overthrowing others it ends up causing more problems than it solves.  This can be seen even in Iraq itself, with the US first supporting Saddam's war against Iran only to then turn around and wage war against Saddam.

Iran was our enemy so we supported their enemy.  The US should have learned then that supporting the enemy of your enemy is not necessarily in your best interest.

This situation has played out many times throughout history.  Most recently the US gave arms and training to Syrian rebels in their fight against Assad.  It's possible that training is now being used against the American trained Iraqi army.

It’s difficult to know whether the rebels allegedly trained by the US in Jordan have since joined ISIS, but The Washington Post is reporting that ISIS just released a new propaganda video touting its American-style military tactics. The video not only shows a capable military force with mature training, but it also contains footage of rebel fighters using an anti-tank guided missile system.

As terrible as ISIS may be, the US should be cautious of the unintended consequences that will result from getting involved in Iraq once again. 

The world is full of dictators and organizations that are responsible for horrible acts.  People in many countries are not free.  And we should root for them to one day become free. 

But that will need to come from within.  It will come from the spread of ideas.  It will come from technology like the internet, smartphones, Twitter and YouTube that allow people to interact, learn and share their stories.

On the other hand, when the US gets involved they create more enemies.  Every dictator they support from Iran's Shah to Egypt's Mubarak breeds hatred.  Every bomb and drone strike creates new fighters out of the target's friends and family.  Every airstrike that hits a school or a wedding is recruiting fuel used to convince more young men to join the fight.

We have to stop trying to solve our problems that were caused by war and intervention with more war and intervention.  Rather than seeing the situation only as it is now we must look back and realize that today's problems were caused by yesterday's actions.

Most of all we must learn that a non-interventionist foreign policy is one that actually keeps America the safest.  We must remind people of the problems caused by past wars so that we can prevent the next one.


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Jun 17, 2014

Why Don't We Just Print More Money?

Share this with your friends when they ask, "why don't we just print more money?"

Here's a basic explanation of why printing a bunch of money and giving it away to people doesn't work:

In short prices will go up after a drastic increase in the money supply because:

  1. If people have more money, they’ll divert some of that money to spending. Retailers will be forced to raise prices, or run out of product.

  2. Retailers who run out of product will try to replenish it. Producers face the same dilemma of retailers that they will either have to raise prices, or face shortages because they do not have the capacity to create extra product and they cannot find labor at rates which are low enough to justify the extra production.

This has also been done many times throughout history, with predictable results. 

Here is a brief overview of the recent case of hyperinflation in Zimbabwe:

The peak month of hyperinflation occurred in mid-November 2008 with a rate estimated at 79,600,000,000% per month.   $1 US was equivalent to $2,621,984,228 Zimbabwe Dollars.

At one point, a loaf of bread was Z$550 million in the regular market, when bread was even available; apart from a trip to another country, the black market was the only option for almost all goods, and bread might cost Z$10 billion.

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Apr 23, 2014

Harry Reid Says That Bundy Supporters Are Domestic Terrorists

"Those people who hold themselves to be patriots are not.

They're nothing more than domestic terrorists."  - Senator Harry Reid


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Oct 30, 2013

Ron Paul: We Need To Turn Cameras On Government, Not Other Way Around

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"The government does not need to know more about what we are doing.  We need to know more about what the government is doing.  We need to turn the cameras on the police and on the government, not the other way around." - Ron Paul


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Oct 3, 2013

The Government Shutdown Finally Hits Where It Hurts - No More FLOTUS Tweets

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If the loss of the panda cam wasn't bad enough, now the government shutdown has caused the official Twitter account of first lady Michelle Obama to go silent.

On Tuesday the account @FLOTUS tweeted:

Due to Congress' failure to pass legislation to fund the government, updates to this account will be limited. #Shutdown

Without reminders from the first lady how will anyone know to exercise and drink water?





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Sep 23, 2013

Ron Paul On Healthcare In America - Why Government Is The Problem, Not The Solution

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As a doctor, Ron Paul has first hand experience with the health care system in America.

"It's easy to forget that for decades the U.S. had a healthcare system that was the envy of the world.  We had the finest doctors and hospitals, patients received high-quality, affordable medical care, and thousands of privately funded charities provided health services for the poor.

I worked in an emergency room where nobody was turned away for lack of funds.  People had insurance policies for serious problems but paid cash for routine doctor visits."  - Doctor Ron Paul


When government gets involved and distorts a market it causes prices to rise and quality to decrease.  In 2006 Paul wrote about why costs are rising and how they can be lowered:

We should remember that HMOs did not arise because of free-market demand, but rather because of government mandates. The HMO Act of 1973 requires all but the smallest employers to offer their employees HMO coverage, and the tax code allows businesses — but not individuals — to deduct the cost of health insurance premiums. The result is the illogical coupling of employment and health insurance, which often leaves the unemployed without needed catastrophic coverage.

While many in Congress are happy to criticize HMOs today, the public never hears how the present system was imposed upon the American people by federal law. As usual, government intervention in the private market failed to deliver the promised benefits and caused unintended consequences, but Congress never blames itself for the problems created by bad laws. Instead, we are told more government — in the form of “universal coverage” — is the answer. But government already is involved in roughly two-thirds of all health care spending, through Medicare, Medicaid, and other programs. 

Unfortunately, the Congress did not listen to Paul's advice and instead went the opposite direction.  

The solution to a problem that was caused by government is not more government.  The solution is a return to the systems that were working before the government got involved.  

Dr. Paul describes practicing medicine during that time:

Doctors focused on treating patients, without the red tape and threat of lawsuits that plague the profession today. Most Americans paid cash for basic services, and had insurance only for major illnesses and accidents. This meant both doctors and patients had an incentive to keep costs down, as the patient was directly responsible for payment, rather than an HMO or government program.

The lesson is clear: when government and other third parties get involved, health care costs spiral. The answer is not a system of outright socialized medicine, but rather a system that encourages everyone — doctors, hospitals, patients, and drug companies — to keep costs down. As long as “somebody else” is paying the bill, the bill will be too high. 

If everyone is forced to buy something, the price will rise.  This is as true for health insurance as it would be for any other product.  If a business knows you must buy their product they can charge much higher prices than if they had to persuade you and earn your money.

Also, if a third party is paying for a product or service the price will rise.  When a patient pays for their routine medical care they have an incentive to shop around and look for the best deal.  The doctor also has an incentive to offer the best service at competitive prices if they want to attract business.  However, if the patient isn't the one paying they have little reason to care what the costs are.

How many people would pay for a $35 aspirin while in the hospital if they were responsible for paying the bill ?  What would happen if they were - would only the rich be able to afford aspirin or would hospitals be forced to lower costs?

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Sep 15, 2013

Thomas Massie: Civil War In Syria Is Not America's Fight

Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) wrote an op-ed describing his position on the US involvement in Syria.

"We cannot improve a situation with chemical weapons by attacking with kinetic weapons. Contributing to the Syrian death count will not make anything better.

The civil war in Syria is not America’s fight and not an immediate threat to America’s security. Why should American taxpayers be forced to pay for the United States to act?"

He also adds that President Obama is wrong in believing he has the authority to strike Syria without Congressional approval.  Massie writes, "This is unconstitutional. Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution gives Congress – not the president – the power to declare war."

In June Massie introduced the "War Powers Protection Act of 2013" to block the US from supporting Syrian rebels: 

(a) In General- No funds made available to the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, or any other agency or entity of the United States involved in intelligence activities may be obligated or expended for the purpose of, or in a manner which would have the effect of, supporting, directly or indirectly, military or paramilitary operations in Syria by any nation, group, organization, movement, or individual. 

With the recent developments of a US-Russian agreement on Syrian chemical weapons it is unclear whether Congress will take a vote on the authorization of force.  But if they do, Massie already knows how he will vote, "Since our national security interests in Syria are unclear, and because Syria poses no imminent threat, I plan to vote against authorizing the use of military force in Syria."



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Thomas Massie: Civil War In Syria Is Not America's Fight

Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) wrote an op-ed describing his position on the US involvement in Syria.

"We cannot improve a situation with chemical weapons by attacking with kinetic weapons. Contributing to the Syrian death count will not make anything better.

The civil war in Syria is not America’s fight and not an immediate threat to America’s security. Why should American taxpayers be forced to pay for the United States to act?"

He also adds that President Obama is wrong in believing he has the authority to strike Syria without Congressional approval.  Massie writes, "This is unconstitutional. Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution gives Congress – not the president – the power to declare war."

In June Massie introduced the "War Powers Protection Act of 2013" to block the US from supporting Syrian rebels: 

(a) In General- No funds made available to the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, or any other agency or entity of the United States involved in intelligence activities may be obligated or expended for the purpose of, or in a manner which would have the effect of, supporting, directly or indirectly, military or paramilitary operations in Syria by any nation, group, organization, movement, or individual. 

With the recent developments of a US-Russian agreement on Syrian chemical weapons it is unclear whether the Congress will take a vote on the authorization of force.  But if they do, Massie already knows how he will vote, "Since our national security interests in Syria are unclear, and because Syria poses no imminent threat, I plan to vote against authorizing the use of military force in Syria."



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Sep 13, 2013

Justin Amash: Government Is Breaking The Law By Arming Syrian Rebels

Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) reacted to the news that the CIA has begun delivering weapons to the Syrain rebels on Twitter:


On Wednesday the Washington Times reported that for the past two weeks the CIA has been delivering "light weapons and other munitions" to the Syrian rebel forces.

The CIA has begun delivering weapons to rebels in Syria, ending months of delay in lethal aid that had been promised by the Obama administration, according to U.S. officials and Syrian figures. The shipments began streaming into the country over the past two weeks, along with separate deliveries by the State Department of vehicles and other gear — a flow of material that marks a major escalation of the U.S. role in Syria’s civil war. 

It is known that Al Qaeda makes up the strongest factions of the Syrian resistance.  If they are successful at overthrowing Syrian President Assad it is very likely that these Al Qaeda forces will be in the best position to take power.  

Amash makes the point that the government is now breaking it's own laws against aiding terrorists.  If you were to give weapons, aid or any assistance to Al Qaeda you could be arrested and indefinitely detained without trial.  You could also be placed on a secret kill list and executed by drone strike - the outcome for US citizens Anwar al-Awlaki and his 16 year old son Abdulrahman al-Awlaki.

The US government and it's officials who have given weapons to Syrian rebels are now guilty of breaking the same laws that they used to justify the killing of American citizens without trial.


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Sep 2, 2013

Rand Paul to John Kerry: How Can You Ask a Man to Be the First to Die for a Mistake?

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In 1971, current Secretary of State John Kerry testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as a Vietnam veteran asking Congress to stop the war.

He famously said, "How do you ask a man to be the last man to die in Vietnam?  How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?"

Today, 42 years later, Kerry will once again testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  This time however, he will be asking Congress to start a war.

Senator Rand Paul was a guest on Sunday's episode of "Meet The Press" and appeared after an interview of Secretary Kerry.  Paul began his interview by saying, "I would ask John Kerry, 'how can you ask a man to be the first one to die for a mistake?'"

The 1971 anti-war version of John Kerry had this to say about the war in Vietnam: 

"In our opinion and from our experience, there is nothing in South Vietnam which could happen that realistically threatens the United States of America. And to attempt to justify the loss of one American life in Vietnam, Cambodia or Laos by linking such loss to the preservation of freedom, which those misfits supposedly abuse, is to us the height of criminal hypocrisy, and it is that kind of hypocrisy which we feel has torn this country apart.

We found that not only was it a civil war, an effort by a people who had for years been seeking their liberation from any colonial influence whatsoever, but also we found that the Vietnamese whom we had enthusiastically molded after our own image were hard put to take up the fight against the threat we were supposedly saving them from."

Kerry was correct when he said that the US getting involved in a Vietnamese civil war, where there was no direct threat to the United States and the people had no interest in being molded after our image, was a mistake.

Today Kerry will make the case that the US must get involved in a Syrian civil war, where there is no direct threat to the United States and the people have no interest in being molded after our image.

Not to mention that by attacking Assad's regime they will be helping Al Qaeda take power, thereby exchanging one oppressor of the Syrian people for another.

What would the 1971 John Kerry say to 2013 John Kerry?

Said Rand Paul about the present day Kerry, "I wish he'd remember more of how awful war is."

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Aug 30, 2013

Team America: World Police - To Syria!

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Don't worry citizens of Syria, Team America: World Police is on the way.

Sure, you didn't call, but they're coming anyway.  And they're bringing a bunch of bombs to destroy free your country.  Call it Lybia 2: Electric Boogaloo.

We know how much you love America getting involved in the internal affairs of the Middle East.

You can thank us later - assuming you survive the bombing campaign and subsequent takeover by Al Qaeda.

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Aug 29, 2013

Dennis Kucinich: End The NSA

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In an interview with Neil Cavuto, former Congressman Dennis Kucinich called for the abolishment of the NSA.

Kucinich said, "The NSA has clearly violated the Constitution, violated the laws of the land, broken trust, damaged the right to privacy... it has to go."

Cavuto replied, "You sound like a libertarian."

"Well, I am.  I am someone who believes in liberty and freedom.  We can not let this unholy marriage between big internet corporations and big government cause our right to privacy to become pulverized."  Kucinich continued, "The agency has to go.  There are plenty of intelligence agencies that can take up the slack.  But the message has to be this, 'If you violate the Constitution, if you violate Americans' right to privacy, you turn America in to something it's not... you're out of here.'"

Asked whether he believed the NSA's domestic spying program is protecting Americans Kucinich said, "We have to be protected from the NSA now."

You may not agree with Dennis Kucinich on every issue but he is exactly correct on this one and he deserves credit for speaking out for liberty.  

The NSA has repeatedly lied to Congress and violated the Constitution, court orders and it's own rules.  The agency should be dismantled.  Any legitimate intelligence work that they did can be transferred to other agencies.  A message must be sent that violating the Constitution and spying on Americans will not be tolerated.

Even if you believe that the NSA and the Obama administration are well intentioned and won't use the collected data against Americans, we can't allow them to build a system that has the potential to be used against us in the future.  Giving power to good people is still dangerous because eventually someone will come in to office and use those powers for evil.  

The common response of "I don't have anything to hide" is only valid until the government changes what it is they are looking for.  Then you may have something to hide, but it will be too late.

You can watch Cavuto's full interview with Congressman Kucinich below:


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Aug 8, 2013

Check Out Congressman Thomas Massie's License Plate: NDFED

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This is a picture of freshman Representative Thomas Massie's Tesla electric car, complete with Kentucky license plate "NDFED".  If you look closely you can see that it is also a "Friends of Coal" plate with the motto "Coal Keeps the LIghts On!".

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Aug 4, 2013

Thomas Massie: "There Are A Bunch Of Zombies Here"

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Freshman Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky was featured in a front page article in the Wall Street Journal.

The article gives details about Massie's life - he graduated from MIT with degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering, he appeared twice on the TV show "Junkyard Wars", he lives in a solar-powered home that he built and he drives an electric Tesla car.  

The article also goes on to describe how Massie and a handful of other freshman lawmakers are willing to vote against the directions of their own party's leadership, including not voting for the re-election of John Boehner as Speaker of the House.

It took Mr. Massie just a few weeks to run afoul of party leaders. In late December, Mr. Boehner was negotiating with President Barack Obama to avoid a combination of pending tax increases and spending cuts that was nicknamed the fiscal cliff. As talks fizzled, Mr. Boehner asked the House to approve extending tax rates for all but million-dollar earners.

Mr. Massie, who was sworn in early after his predecessor resigned, opposed raising tax rates and voted to block it.

Mr. McCarthy, the No. 3 Republican in the House, bounded across the House floor to scold the newcomer, Mr. Massie recalled. Mr. McCarthy then turned to Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, ringleader of the revolt, and said: "Jim, he doesn't even know what he's doing. He doesn't know what you're getting him into."

After Mr. McCarthy left, other Republicans congratulated the freshman for standing his ground, Mr. Massie said. Mr. Boehner pulled the bill.

Mr. Massie's reputation was cemented weeks later when he tried to deny Mr. Boehner's re-election as speaker. Although the plot fizzled, 12 Republicans voted for someone else or abstained, the most defections by fellow party members for a speaker since 1923.

On the topic of his fellow lawmakers Massie said, "There are a bunch of zombies here.  Most of them come here with the purest of intentions, but they just get bitten... I don't know whether to hug 'em or hit 'em with a baseball bat."

Although he feels pressure from both sides of the aisle, Massie said, "I'm going to hang in here like a hair in a biscuit.  I'm digging in for the long haul.  This place is worse than I thought."

You can read the full article that appeared on the front page of the Wall Street Journal here

An alternate source for the text of the article can be found on Massie's House page here

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Jul 31, 2013

Rand Paul Calls Chris Christie "The King Of Bacon"

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has joined Rep. Peter King in trying to start a war of words with Sen. Rand Paul, the current front runner for the 2016 GOP nomination.

It started when Christie warned that the "strain of libertarianism" being led by Paul is "a very dangerous thought."

While speaking in Colorado last week Christie said, "I just want us to be really cautious because this strain of libertarianism going through both parties right now and making big headlines I think is a very dangerous thought." He then brought up September 11th saying, "These esoteric intellectual debates, I want them to come to New Jersey and sit in front of the widows and the orphans and have that conversation. And they won't, because that's a much tougher conversation to have."

Rand Paul responded, "It's really, I think, kind of sad and cheap that he would use the cloak of 9/11 victims and say, 'I'm the only one who cares about these victims.' Hogwash."

Christie wasn't finished, accusing Paul of only being interested in "bringing home the bacon".

"If Senator Paul wants to start looking at where he's going to cut spending to afford defense, maybe he should start looking, cutting the pork barrel spending that he brings home to Kentucky," Christie said. "Maybe Senator Paul could, you know, deal with that when he's trying to deal with the reduction of spending on the federal side, but I doubt he would, because most Washington politicians only care about bringing home the bacon so they can get re-elected.

Later in the day Paul said in an interview, "This is the king of bacon talking about bacon."

Paul added, "It's not helping the party for him to pick a war with me. It's a big mistake. It's not very smart. And it's not a good way to grow the party. Why would he want to pick a fight with the one guy who has a chance to grow the party by appealing to the youth and appealing to people who would like to see a more moderate and less aggressive foreign policy?"

Speaking about the ongoing battle with Christie in a radio interview, Paul said, "I didn't choose this fight... But he WILL lose."

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Jul 29, 2013

Rand Paul Fires Back At Peter King

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Rep. Peter King continued his attacks against Rand Paul yesterday saying on CNN, "this is an isolationist streak that's in our party." 

He called the 94 Republicans that voted for Rep. Justin Amash's amendment to defund the NSA domestic spying program "disgraceful". He also added that he is interested in running for President in 2016 to make sure the debate is between "legitimate candidates" and "not fringes like Rand Paul."


Rand Paul posted this simple statement on his Facebook page in response:

"Peter King, from the Democrat Wing of the Republican Party, wants to send your tax dollars to foreign despots and to countries that burn our flag. I don't."

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Jun 24, 2013

Ron Paul On NSA Spying: "Have The Terrorists Already Won?"

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"At times like this, the question must be asked, 'if we are willing to change our way of life and our very definition of freedom while tolerating the invasive searches at our airports and now of our phone calls, have the terrorists already won?'"  - Ron Paul

Even if it were possible to have complete security (it's not), would it really be worth it if it meant giving up your liberty?  What is the point of "fighting for our freedom" if we have to take away freedoms in order to win the fight?

Some people say that "if one life is saved, it's worth it".  But is it really?  

Would you allow the government to:

  • put a camera in your house
  • fit you with a GPS tracking bracelet
  • conduct weekly searches of your home
  • impose a curfew
  • set up checkpoints and allow only approved travel outside of your neighborhood
  • censor and filter the internet
  • and do anything else it says is necessary to "keep you safe"?

What if it were guaranteed that doing so would mean there is never another life lost to a terrorist attack?

What if you also knew that without these measures there would be a future attack, with hundreds or thousands of deaths?  

What if you knew the attack would be in your city, and that it had the possibility of harming you or a loved one directly?

Would you do it?  Would you trade your liberty for security?

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May 25, 2013

Ron Paul On The IRS Scandal

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"The very purpose of the IRS is to transfer wealth from one group to another while violating our liberties in the process, thus the only way Congress can protect our freedoms is to repeal the income tax and shutter the doors of the IRS once and for all."  - Ron Paul

"The bipartisan tradition of using the IRS as a tool to harass political opponents suggests that the problem is deeper than just a few “rogue” IRS agents—or even corruption within one, two, three or many administrations. 

Instead, the problem lays in the extraordinary power the tax system grants the IRS." - Ron Paul

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Mar 7, 2013

Rand Paul - Deal With It

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While Rand Paul was leading a 13 hour filibuster on the Senate floor to fight for Liberty and bring attention to the potential use of drone strikes against American citizens, Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham were busy having dinner with the President.

Today, McCain and Graham are attacking Senator Paul.

“The country needs more senators who care about liberty, but if Mr. Paul wants to be taken seriously he needs to do more than pull political stunts that fire up impressionable libertarian kids in their college dorms. He needs to know what he’s talking about,” said Mr. McCain

So according to John McCain, only "impressionable libertarian kids in the college dorms" care about whether the government claims the authority to assassinate American citizens inside America without due process?

Lindsey Graham said that Rand Paul's question to Attorney General Eric Holder, asking whether or not the President believes he has the authority to use lethal force against an American citizen on U.S. soil when there is no "imminent danger" and who are not actively engaged in combat, was "ludicrous".

“I do not believe that question deserves an answer,” Mr. Graham said.

Hey Senators McCain and Graham, Rand Paul is taking the party back and he has a message for you and your establishment friends, "Deal With It".

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Feb 27, 2013

Help Ben Swann Get #LibertyIsRising Trending On Twitter

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"Today, America is questioning.  America is waking up.  You are a part of it.  You are the reason that liberty is rising." - Ben Swann

In a video posted on his Ben Swann - Full Disclosure Facebook page, Ben said that he was asked in an interview what hashtag he'd most like to see trending on Twitter.  He answered #LibertyIsRising.

Help Ben Swann get #LibertyIsRising trending on Twitter.

Follow @Fox19BenSwann and go here for a live feed of Tweets using the hashtag #LibertyIsRising.

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Feb 18, 2013

Government Should Never Be Able To Do Anything You Can't Do

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"Government should never be able to do anything you can't do.  If you can't steal from your neighbor, you can't send the government to steal for you." - Ron Paul

You can not rightfully give power to someone to commit an act that you would not be allowed to do yourself.  

Stealing from your neighbor is wrong.  Giving someone else the authority to steal from them is equally wrong.  If you do not first posses the right to do something then you can not delegate it to someone else.

Here's a video of Jan Helfeld asking Bill Richardson whether he believes that you can properly delegate a right which you do not have.  

Bill first says, "basically, yes". Jan asks if he has a right to use Bill's house.  Bill says no.  Jan asks if he can delegate the use of Bill's home to his brother.  Bill says, "you can't delegate the use of my home".

At this point you can finally see it click in Bill's head and he says, "I have to go".

It also makes no difference how many people vote to give government a power which they don't individually have.

The majority does not have the right to use government force to steal from the minority.  

No person or group of people have the right to infringe on another's life, liberty, or property.

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Feb 13, 2013

Marco Rubio's Watergate

No discussion of the State Of The Union would be complete without talking about Marco "Big Gulp" Rubio's water break.  As he was giving the GOP response Senator Rubio noticed that his mouth was getting dry.  After a few minutes of trying to lick his lips and wipe his mouth he gave in and went for the bottle of water.  

The act of needing to pause for a drink is understandable.  What made it an awkward event was that he leaned far down to grab the water while at the same time trying not to break eye contact with the camera.  

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Rand Paul State Of The Union Response

Senator Rand Paul gave the Tea Party response to President Obama's State Of The Union address on Tuesday.  He did a great job at going after both Democrats and Republicans that have grown government.  He was confident and delivered a view of how America has the opportunity to be great once again if it returns to the limited government outlined in the Constitution.

Unfortunately Paul's response was not aired on TV and instead was streamed online. 

It's dissapointing that the networks didn't show both Marco Rubio's official GOP response and Rand Paul's Tea Party response.  It would be nice to let the public hear from both both sides of the Republican Party and then allow them to decide which direction it should go in the future.

Business Week's Peter Coy says that "Rand Paul Made Marco Rubio Look Establishment"

"Sen. Rand Paul’s fiery denunciation of Beltway business as usual showed why the mainstream of the Republican Party has such a hard time dealing with the Tea Party. People like Rand Paul and his father, former Rep. Ron Paul, make other Republicans look like go-along, get-along career politicians."

Here is a video and some text highlights in case you missed it:

On The Sequester:

"The President does a big “woe is me” over the $1.2 trillion sequester that he endorsed and signed into law. Some Republicans are joining him. Few people understand that the sequester doesn’t even cut any spending. It just slows the rate of growth. Even with the sequester, government will grow over $7 trillion over the next decade.

Only in Washington could an increase of $7 trillion in spending over a decade be called a cut. "

On Bipartisanship:

"It is often said that there is not enough bipartisanship up here.  That is not true.  In fact, there is plenty.

Both parties have been guilty of spending too much, of protecting their sacred cows, of backroom deals in which everyone up here wins, but every taxpayer loses.

It is time for a new bipartisan consensus.

It is time Democrats admit that not every dollar spent on domestic programs is sacred. And it is time Republicans realize that military spending is not immune to waste and fraud.

Where would we cut spending; well, we could start with ending all foreign aid to countries that are burning our flag and chanting death to America.

The President could begin by stopping the F-16s and Abrams tanks being given to the radical Islamic government of Egypt.

Not only should the sequester stand, many pundits say the sequester really needs to be at least $4 trillion to avoid another downgrade of America’s credit rating.

Both parties will have to agree to cut, or we will never fix our fiscal mess.

Bipartisanship is not what is missing in Washington. Common sense is."

On The Federal Reserve:

"Trillion-dollar deficits hurt us all.

Printing more money to feed the never-ending appetite for spending hurts us all.

We pay higher prices every time we go to the supermarket or the gas pump. The value of the dollar shrinks with each new day."

On The Budget:

"Next month, I will propose a five-year balanced budget, a budget that last year was endorsed by taxpayer groups across the country for its boldness, and for actually solving the problem.

I will work with anyone on either side of the aisle who wants to cut spending.

But in recent years, there has been no one to work with.

The President’s massive tax hikes and spending increases have caused his budgets to get ZERO votes in both houses of Congress. Not a single Democrat voted for the President’s budget!"

"With my five-year budget, millions of jobs would be created by cutting the corporate income tax in half, by creating a flat personal income tax of 17%, and by cutting the regulations that are strangling American businesses.

The only stimulus ever proven to work is leaving more money in the hands of those who earned it!

For those who are struggling we want to you to have something infinitely more valuable than a free phone, we want you to have a job and pathway to success." 

On Immigration:

"We are the party that embraces hard work and ingenuity, therefore we must be the party that embraces the immigrant who wants to come to America for a better future.

We must be the party who sees immigrants as assets, not liabilities.

We must be the party that says, “If you want to work, if you want to become an American, we welcome you.”

On Education:

"For those striving to climb the ladder of success we must fix our schools.

America’s educational system is leaving behind anyone who starts with disadvantages.

We have cut classroom size in half and tripled spending on education and still we lag behind much of the world.

A great education needs to be available for everyone, whether you live on country club lane or in government housing.

This will only happen when we allow school choice for everyone, rich or poor, white, brown, or black.

Let the taxes you pay for education follow each and every student to the school of your choice.

Competition has made America the richest nation in history. Competition can make our educational system the envy of the world.

The status quo traps poor children in a crumbling system of hopelessness.

When every child can, like the President’s kids, go to the school of their choice, then will the dreams of our children come true!"

On Congress:

"Washington could also use a good dose of transparency, which is why we should fight back against middle of the night deals that end with massive bills no one has read.

We must continue to fight for legislation that forces Congress to read the bills!

We must continue to object when Congress sticks special interest riders on bills in the dead of night!

And if Congress refuses to obey its own rules, if Congress refuses to pass a budget, if Congress refuses to read the bills, then I say:

Sweep the place clean. Limit their terms and send them home!

I have seen the inner sanctum of Congress and believe me there is no monopoly on knowledge there.

If they will not listen, if they will not balance the budget, then we should limit their terms."

On The Constitution:

"We are the party that adheres to the Constitution. We will not let the liberals tread on the Second Amendment!

We will fight to defend the entire Bill of Rights from the right to trial by jury to the right to be free from unlawful searches.

We will stand up against excessive government power wherever we see it.

We cannot and will not allow any President to act as if he were a king.

We will not let any President use executive orders to impinge on the Second Amendment.

We will not tolerate secret lists of American citizens who can be killed without trial.

Montesquieu wrote that there can be no liberty when the executive branch and the legislative branch are combined. Separation of powers is a bedrock principle of our Constitution.

We took the President to court over his unconstitutional recess appointments and won.

If necessary, we will take him to court again if he attempts to legislate by executive order.

Congress must reassert its authority as the protector of these rights, and stand up for them, no matter which party is in power.

Congress must stand as a check to the power of the executive, and it must stand as it was intended, as the voice of the people."

How do you think Rand did in his response?  

How did it compare to the official GOP response by Marco Rubio?  

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Feb 6, 2013

Rand Paul Introduces Audit The Fed Bill

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Senator Paul has said that he plans to hold up the nomination of Janet Yellen as the next Federal Reserve Chair until Harry Reid agrees to let the Senate vote on his bill to audit the Fed.  

Last year "Audit The Fed" was passed in the House but was brought up for a vote in the Senate.  This is our chance to finally force a vote in the Senate.

Please use the link below to contact your Senators and tell them to co-sponsor and vote for the "Audit The Fed" bill - S. 209.  


 You can also sign Campaign For Liberty's petition to Congress HERE.

On February 4th, Senator Rand Paul introduced the "Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2013".  

The bill is identical to Ron Paul's "Audit The Fed" bill that was passed in the House last year by a vote of 327-98.  Rep. Paul Broun re-introduced the same bill in the House at the beginning of this session and currently has over 100 co-sponsors.

From Senator Paul's press release:

Sen. Rand Paul has introduced the bipartisan Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2013. Known widely as "Audit the Fed," the bill calls to eliminate restrictions on Government Accountability Office (GAO) audits of the Federal Reserve and mandating the Fed's credit facilities, securities purchases, and quantitative easing activities would be subject to Congressional oversight.

"The Fed's operations under a cloak of secrecy have gone on too long and the American people have a right to know what the Federal Reserve is doing with our nation's money supply," Sen. Paul said. "Audit the Fed has significant bipartisan support in Congress and across the country and the time to act on this is now."

The full text of the bill can be read on Senator Paul's website.

Paul's bill currently has 24 other co-sponsors:

CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Ayotte, Kelly [R-NH]* 02/04/2013
Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]* 02/04/2013
Sen. Begich, Mark [D-AK]* 02/04/2013
Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR]* 02/04/2013
Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC]* 02/04/2013
Sen. Chambliss, Saxby [R-GA]* 02/04/2013
Sen. Coburn, Tom [R-OK]* 02/04/2013
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] 02/11/2013
Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]* 02/04/2013
Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID] 03/04/2013
Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX]* 02/04/2013
Sen. Enzi, Michael B. [R-WY]* 02/04/2013
Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]* 02/04/2013
Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT] 02/07/2013
Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV]* 02/04/2013
Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]* 02/04/2013
Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY] 02/07/2013
Sen. Risch, James E. [R-ID]* 02/04/2013
Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS]* 02/04/2013
Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]* 02/04/2013
Sen. Sessions, Jeff [R-AL] 02/25/2013
Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] 02/07/2013
Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA]* 02/04/2013
Sen. Vitter, David [R-LA]* 02/04/2013

Overall there are 36 current Senators that have co-sponsored either the 2012 or 2013 version.

There are also 6 Senators that voted for "Audit The Fed" in the House in 2012:

Baldwin, Tammy [WI]
Donnelly, Joe [IN]
Flake, Jeff [AZ]
Heinrich, Martin [NM]
Murphy, Chris [CT]
Scott, Tim [SC]

If your Senators are not on these lists, please contact them and urge them to co-sponsor Senator Paul's "Audit The Fed" bill, S. 209.  If your Senators are already co-sponsors, thank them and ask them to pressure Harry Reid to allow a vote on the bill.

You can find contact information for your Senators here:

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Jan 20, 2013

Ron Paul On A Citizen Congress

"I think citizens should be representing us in congress and the work should be reduced.  We should cut their pay in half and let them go home and work."  - Ron Paul

"See, if I go home and practice medicine right now, the congressional rules say, "You can't practice medicine." I don't want to take the lucrative pension fund, but ironically, if I wanted to work extra on the weekend, they won't allow me, because they say it's a conflict of interest for me to go home and deliver a baby. So figure that out." - Ron Paul

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Jan 9, 2013

Ron Paul On Hemp

Ron Paul laughs at people who think that you can get high from hemp.

"If you want to get high on hemp, you'd have to have a cigarette the size of a phone pole." - Ron Paul

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Dec 17, 2012

Those That Can Give Up Essential Liberty

"Those that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin

Recent events will cause some to push for the need to sacrifice liberty for safety.  We must remember Franklin's advice and resist the urge to permanentaly give up liberty in order to feel safe from dangers that can't be fully protected against.

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Dec 8, 2012

Ron Paul On Healthcare

"It's easy to forget that for decades the U.S. had a health care system that was the envy of the world.  We had the finest doctors and hospitals, patients recieved high-quality, affordable medical care, and thousands of privately funded charities provided health services for the poor.

I worked in an emergency room where nobody was turned away for lack of funds.  People had insurance policies for serious problems but paid cash for routine doctor visits."  

 -- Doctor Ron Paul

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Dec 3, 2012

Friedrich Hayek Quote

"There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal." - Friedrich Hayek

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Nov 15, 2012

Rand Paul: Is 1984 Now?

This is a video made by Rand Paul discussing the how the NDAA and the Patriot Act, coupled with advances in technology, are beginning to bring possible the predictions of George Orwell's 1984.

War is peace.  Freedom is slavery.  Ignorance is strength.

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Nov 10, 2012

Ron Paul Has Some Advice For The GOP

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Ron Paul has a word of advice for Republicans who are still trying to figure out how they lost the election.  As they try to place blame, make excuses, and fight to find their identity going forward Paul says that the answer is clear... the GOP must embrace the Liberty message.  That is the real key to reaching new demographics.  As he says, "Liberty is popular - regardless of race, religion or creed."

That can be seen by the number of likes, shares and comments his message recieved just hours after being posted on his Facebook page:


America is over $16 trillion in debt. The "official" unemployment rate still hovers around 8%.

Our federal government claims the right to spy on American citizens, indefinitely detain them, and even assassinate them without trial.

Domestic drones fly over the country for civilian surveillance.

Twelve million fewer Americans voted in 2012 than in 2008, yet political pundits scratch their heads.

It's not hard to see why, though.

To go along with endorsing a never-ending policy of bailouts, "stimulus packages," and foreign military adventurism, the establishment of neither major party questions the assaults on Americans' liberties I’ve named above.

As my campaign showed, the American people are fed up. Many realized heading into Tuesday that regardless of who won the presidential election, the status quo would be the real victor.

GOP leadership is now questioning why they didn't perform better.

They're looking at demographic changes in the United States and implying minorities can only be brought into the party by loudly advocating for abandoning what little remains of their limited government platform and endorsing more statist policies.

My presidential campaign proved that standing for freedom brings people together.

Liberty is popular – regardless of race, religion, or creed.

As long as the GOP establishment continues to not only reject the liberty message, but actively drive away the young, diverse coalition that supports those principles, it will see results similar to Tuesday’s outcome.

A renewed respect for liberty is the only way forward for the Republican Party and for our country.

I urge all my Republican colleagues to join the liberty movement in fighting for a brighter future.

If the GOP wants any chance of winning in the future they must grow the party by bringing in youth and minorities.  They did the exact opposite in 2012, shutting out Ron Paul supporters and costing themselves millions of votes and grassroots activists.  The GOP thought that they could dismiss the huge crowds that Paul attracted at colleges across the country.  But those college students are the future.

The GOP now has the chance to put aside differences and welcome Ron Paul supporters to the party.  They need to refocus their message to one of strictly following the Constitution and embrace the ideas of liberty, peace, and limited government.  If they do there will be a bright future for both the Republican Party and our country.

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Oct 28, 2012

Obama Supporters Actually Hate Obama Policies

Funny to see how when they thought they were Romney's policies they were horrible.  But after they find out it's actually things Obama has done they just shrug it off.

"Romney wants to extend the Patriot Act, indefinetely detain Americans, create a secret kill list that includes US citizents, and bomb Yemen and Pakistan?  That's completely crazy and un-American.  Wait, Obama actually said that stuff?  Oh, well those aren't really important issues to me so I'll still vote for him anyway."

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Oct 25, 2012

A Government Big Enough To...

"A claim for equality of material position can only be met by a government with totalitarian powers." - Friedrich Hayek

This quote by F.A. Hayek is similar to another one that is commonly attributed to Thomas Jefferson but was actually said by President Gerald Ford during a speech to Congress. 

"A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have." - Gerald Ford

It's important for members of the liberty movement to make sure to spread the message to the public that although it sounds good at first, giving the government more power always ends badly. 

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Bring Our Troops Home

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"We are going broke. This is how the Soviet system collapsed. Guess what, the Soviets were so foolish that they got bogged down in Afghanistan. So I would say let's get out from Afghanistan and bring our troops home." - Ron Paul

Even though he is no longer campaigning for President, Ron Paul is still spreading the message of liberty.  Paul spoke to a crowd of thousands of supporters at Utah Valley University on October 18th.  Many held signs, waved flags, wore Ron Paul shirts and chanted his name.  He told the crowd that it was up to them to continue the Ron Paul Revolution and to spread the message of liberty and limited government going forward.

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