The following 61 Senators betrayed you and every other American citizen today by voting against the Udall Amendment, which would strike the provision of the National Defense Autorhization Act which allows for indefinite detention of American citizens by the military Below is the list of Senators who history will remember as amongst those who furthered us down the past of tyranny. Are any of them your Senator? Let them know what you think. Be careful though, speaking out might be
There is a bill currently in the Senate that every American should be extremely concerned about. The National Defense Authorization Act includes Section 1301, which states: “Congress affirms that the authority of the President to use all necessary and appropriate force…includes the authority for the Armed Forces of the United States to detain covered persons…Detention under the law of war without trial”. This clearly gives the power to the President and the military to detain anyone it chooses without trial.
Tonight America was blessed by YET ANOTHER GOP Presidential debate, this one sponsored by CNN and two of America’s most beloved Neoconservative (what’s Neoconservative, you ask? Don’t worry, you’re not alone, even GOP candidate Herman Cain has no idea) organizations, the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute. After sitting through 2 hours of this, I can sum up everything as follows: Ron Paul: We should have a foreign policy of defending the United States, and not of policing the
What is being bandied about as a “hijacking” of a Ron Paul Q & A session in Keene, New Hampshire on Monday appears to be something slightly different. There were Occupy Wall Street supporters at the event that, after the last question was called, started their “Mic Check” routine where one guy (the guy in red in the video below) shouts something and the rest of them repeat it so that everyone can hear. However, this didn’t seem like quite
Well, it looks like it’s finally safe to consider being a vegetarian, because Congress just made Pizza a vegetable!!! Woohoo!!! As with almost all of the inane things Congress does, this was quietly snuck into a “spending” bill, reversing earlier standards set by the Department of Agriculture at the behest of the Crappy Frozen Foods Lobby. Other school lunch “standards” included in this helps keep french fries and salty foods on the menu for our nation’s school children. You know,
As supporters of liberty on every level, I feel it’s our duty to point out what is happening with SOPA, the “Stop Online Piracy” Act. This act will give unprecedented powers to the government to seize any website for “piracy”, the definition of which is quite vague and quite subjective. I encourage anyone regardless of political or philosophical beliefs to look further into this act and the implications it could have on freedom of speech for all of us. With
Believe it or not, liberty does actually have deeper philosophical meanings that go beyond things like being against taxes or loving Ron Paul. Advancing the philosophy of liberty is something we’d like to expand upon here at Lions of Liberty and will be doing so in greater detail in further posts. But for now, here’s a great video to get you started. We’d truly appreciate any thoughts on this, be they in agreement or in opposition!
This blog is intended to be a discussion of the philosophy of liberty and anything that relates to it. Lately you may have noticed there has been a bit of a shift more towards politics, and that’s because one of the greatest advocates of liberty in modern times, Dr. Ron Paul, is currently surging both in the polls and fundraising as we are merely six weeks away from the first caucus in Iowa. So it’s only natural that as the
This weekend was a big one for that champion of liberty, Congressman Ron Paul. Not only did he raise $1 Million in his Veterans’ Day Money Bomb, but he also got the opportunity to “participate” in yet another GOP Debate on foreign policy, aired by CBS. However, Dr. Paul, clearly a frontrunner for the GOP nomination by any measure be it fund raising, straw polls, or standard poll, was given merely 89 seconds to speak in the hour that aired