One of the most common arguments I hear from advocates of a larger role of government in our lives is the idea of the “social contract”. The idea is that as a “society”, we are all obliged to help our “fellow man”, and therefore the State, supposedly representing society, has authority over the individual. I’ve always found the use of the term “contract” here to be quite odd, as a contract implies a mutually agreed upon arrangement between two or
When Ron Paul announced his retirement from Congress last year, it brought a big smile to Ben Bernanke’s face. But even when Dr. Paul is long gone from Congress, his legacy will remain. And that legacy is a movement that is not only awakened to the ideas of liberty, but that has collectively set its sights on exposing and ending The Federal Reserve System. On the path to understanding liberty, it is inevitable that one will begin to wrap their
Ben Swann recently interviewed the lately polarizing Senator Rand Paul. Swann has been one of the few news outlets that provided honest reporting throughout this election cycle. We here at Lions of Liberty are huge fans of Mr. Swann and have linked to his hard hitting “Reality Checks” in the past. Swann proves that it is possible to become a news reporter and manage to not sell your soul to the corporate elitists that control the “official” dissemination of information
As much as I love to rant and rave, every once in a while it’s time to take a step back cede my time to other brilliant minds. I can think of few more brilliant minds than libertarian scholar and historian Thomas Woods. Mr. Woods recently gave an excellent speech at the Texas Libertarian Party Convention. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in libertarian philosophy, whether you’re new to the whole thing or a diehard lifelong Rothbard-worshipping Anarcho-Capitalist. I’d
Ten years ago today, Congressman RonPaul gave this speech outlining his predictions for the future of the United States and the consequences that the President and Congress’ actions would have on our nation. It’s chilling to look back a decade ago and see how Dr. Paul was right on every single issue, and yet was completely ignored both by his peers and the media. All we need to know about the unwavering principles of the man can be seen in his current
Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Ron Paul Youth Rally that was held on the UCLA campus here in Los Angeles. I attended with a good buddy who is a fervent Ron Paul supporter as well as friend, web designer and Lions of Liberty photographer, Tommy John. The rally was organized as a “youth rally,” however it was an open event, so youngish early 30s gents like ourselves could still attend. Let me tell you first and
Something happens to the human body after 48 hours or so in Las Vegas. For a solid week afterward, it essentially rebels against the mind that ordered it through a seemingly pointless hardcore bootcamp of consumption and a complete lack of regard for the most basic of health tenets. Exhausted and need to get some shuteye? Have fun tossing and turning all night. Need to finally grab a bite to eat after a weekend of forgetting that food comes in solid form?
I don’t put much faith in these debates and neither should you. If you decide your voting preferences on the little snippets that these shows provide then you probably haven’t done your due diligence. I found this particularly true in the case of our champion of liberty Ron Paul. Paul, by his own admission and the critiques of many, is not a great debater and besides, you should know his answers to all the silly questions before he even responds.
Typically when a politician talks of “winning the hearts and minds of the people”, they’re referring to our military efforts in some far away land, as if it’s guns, tanks and bombs that can change the way people view the world. And I suppose in many ways they do, just not in the ways we might envision. But any meaningful, lasting revolution must be a peaceful one driven by ideas, not brute force. Mahatma Gandhi expelled the British Empire this
Maybe, just maybe. But either way, Ron Paul is a little fired up about liberty, so it’s hard for us not to be too. Despite getting only 7% of the Diebold-counted vote in a state he didn’t campaign in, didn’t spend a single dollar on advertising in, and had zero campaign staff in, Paul is as energetic as ever. That’s because he knows that this race is not only about spreading the message of liberty, but also about racking up