In reading the latest news coming out of Germany, where the conservative government currently in power is experiencing massive setbacks as the citizens react to the continued economic climate and the Chancellor Merkel’s handling of the situation, I noticed a very interesting new party that is gaining seats and notoriety: The Pirate Party. In the past week, several mainstream and substream new outlets have covered this group’s latest success, which took 8% of the vote in Germany’s largest state (Schleswig-Holstein
“Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.” – Sun Tzu, “The Art of War“ Despite misleading headlines to the contrary, Ron Paul has not dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination, nor has the campaign for liberty come to an end. In fact, it is stronger than ever and merely changing gears as we shift into a new phase of the campaign. It’s true that the Ron Paul campaign has recently made the
There will come a day, when the masses realize that they have been fooled. The illusion of government superiority in planning the behaviors and choices of private citizen’s personal lives will be exposed. An increasing amount of people realize that the government has no right to exert force with the intent of influencing the decisions of free people. Both parties feed this divisive political climate in this country by stressing disruptive rhetoric and relaxing the focus on issues that bring people
I vividly remember the sense of pride and excitement I felt as a six year old tourist a few miles across the river in the cradle of our nation, Philadelphia, PA. My dad, a naturalized citizen, could never say enough about how great this country was and enjoyed taking us over to visit the historical landmarks that bless the city. He loved talking about freedom, justice, and all the other buzzwords that eventually lost their meaning for me as I
“The Revolution is alive and well. Armies cannot stop us, and the government cannot stop us…the seeds have been planted. There is no way they can silence the freedom movement today” – Ron Paul, May 4th, 2012, University of California San Diego We know full well by now that The Revolution will not be televised, so I decided to brave Southern California Friday afternoon traffic and head down to UC San Diego to see a Ron Paul rally in person.
Last night I was driving home with a friend at a fairly late hour. I knew I had a headlight out when I left and made the remark in the car “I have a headlight out, so there’s about a 50% chance we’re getting pulled over. Sure enough, after pulling up right behind a police car at a stop light, the officer pulled into the right lane, slowed down, and then pulled back into my lane to pull me over.
Yes, I know, we keep harping on this darn NDAA thing. It’s easy to forget about a law that allows Americans to be snatched off the streets without being charged with any crime and held indefinitely by the military. It’s a law the effects of which are not easily visible to us. We don’t see people being snatched away by men in black off the street. Most people probably still haven’t heard of the NDAA and it’s indefinite detention provisions,
A new bill was just introduced into Congress by D-NY Eliot L. Engel, which will seek to protect the privacy of college students and jobseekers/employees during the enrollment process and throughout the duration of their education or employment. The Social Networking Online Protection Act prohibits educational institutions and employers from demanding social media passwords so that their information could be accessed, and “does not permit employers to demand such access to discipline, discriminate or deny employment to individuals, nor punish
As hopefully many of you are aware, the latest attempt by the Federal Government to intrude on your personal privacy and liberty, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), was just passed through the House and now resides in the Senate, where, with any luck, it will be struck down. In a truncated synopsis, CISPA (under the guise of ‘security’ as these liberty-stripping bills always are – our earlier article on it here) provides the government the ability to
How can a 76-year-old country doctor send a crowd of usually politically apathetic individuals into frenzy simply by walking on stage? He doesn’t fit the traditional mold of today’s political crusaders. Politicians today are two sides of the same coin. For a large majority, the bidding of special interest groups trumps the oath they took when they swore to protect the US Constitution. Most of these animals could care less about the prosperity of their own constituents. One man has remained