The effects of unprecedented government spending (of money it does not have) and unprecedented Federal Reserve counterfeiting of U.S. dollars are showing up in the economy with rapidly rising prices. You're expected to focus only on the symptoms, and then blame everything except The Fed. The Ron Paul Liberty Report focuses on the root of the problem, along with the solution.
The US continues to pursue force across the globe, with ever-increasing military budgets, sanctions, and threats, while China continues to make deals across the globe, arriving with bags of money to make investments. Which one is more sustainable? Also today, Gov. DeWine: 'Want some money?' And both NY Times and Dr. Gupta commit covid heresy...
Reports of a ransomware hack of the Colonial Pipeline had hardly ended when the usual MSM suspects and Democrat Party shills began blaming the hack on Russia. As with each of these prior claims, no evidence has been presented. But it fits the narrative too well to waste time on investigation! Also today, the New York Times busts the CDC over outdoor transmission claims. And...Rand versus Fauci.
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By Chris Rossini
"Anything That's Peaceful." Three words, perfectly arranged by Leonard Read to describe the ideas of liberty.
To many people, this will come as a surprise. For the modern definition of liberty has been smeared, distorted and twisted into meaning the exact opposite.
"We can't have liberty, for that would mean people can do whatever they want, even if it's violent."
"We can't have liberty, for then selfishness would dominate, and people would gain at the expense of others; thinking only about themselves."
Of course, these smears do not describe liberty at all; they describe tyranny!
One very old and constantly used authoritarian tactic is to project onto your opponents that which you are, and that which you do. So it is no surprise that authoritarians have "taught" the people to believe that liberty = tyranny.
But if both tyranny = tyranny and liberty = tyranny, one has no choice but to live in a tyrannical society. How convenient for the tyrants!
Of course, liberty is the exact opposite of tyranny.
Living by the ideas of liberty means you are living unselfishly. Your primary concern is peaceful and voluntary interactions with others; cooperation with others.
After all, every individual acts with purpose; all-day, every-day. We are constantly choosing our own ends, as well as the means that we believe will achieve those ends.
These means/ends can be extremely simple and almost instant, such as using fingernails (means) to scratch an itch for relief (end).
Or the means/ends can be complex and time-consuming, like using building materials (means) to construct a house (end).
In a society where liberty is the highest value, this process of continuous and purposeful action is rooted in peaceful and voluntary interactions between individuals.
One may not use force or commit fraud to accomplish one's own ends. To do so would be to choose to act as a tyrant.
Since man is endowed with free will, he may always choose whether or not he will act peacefully, or as a tyrant.
The proper role of government then would be to protect against tyranny. Government's role would be to keep the peace and bring justice for acts of tyranny.
Man has free will, and can choose to act as a tyrant. Some will make such a mistake. Government is there to punish the mistake.
Now, let's look at the obverse of a society of liberty. Let's look at an authoritarian society.
In an authoritarian society, power is the highest value. Not liberty. Power.
In this society, selfishness dominates. Those in power dictate to others, and the others are expected to obey, under the threat of violent force. In this society, the ends of the authoritarians justify the means. Any individual can and will be sacrificed in the attempt to accomplish the ends that those in power have chosen.
Individual ends are disposable and mean nothing. The ends chosen by authoritarians mean everything. Voluntary cooperation means nothing. Getting in control of the levers of power means everything.
The ends chosen by authoritarians are almost always illogical and impossible. So the destruction of individual life and liberty takes place on a massive scale in order to accomplish ends that can never (ever) be accomplished in the first place.
Today, instead of keeping the peace, the role of government is believed to be a vehicle to get what you want through force. Government has become the primary tool for tyranny.
Instead of keeping the peace, government is used to destroy the peace.
Now, there's good news and bad news in the human life scenario.
First, the bad news. As long as people continue to believe that liberty = tyranny, society will continue its downward spiral until it reaches the ultimate destination of mass poverty and mass death.
There is nothing new under the Sun. Tyranny leads to death. Liberty leads to life.
The good news is that we all have free will, and the ability to choose the opposite. A society of liberty is always an option. It's always just a choice away.
Individually, we must each make that choice, and then let others know that the true definition of liberty is:
"Anything That's Peaceful."
Download a free copy of Leonard Read's Anything That's Peaceful here.
As more of the Covid narrative unravels, the CDC has announced that the shots are not approved for young children. Meanwhile the Association of American Surgeons and Physicians has issued an urgent letter to US universities urging them to abandon any "vaccine passport" scheme. Also today: when does former CDC Director Scott Gottlieb think indoor mask mandates should be ended? You might be surprised...
By Ron Paul
Centers for Diseases Control (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has “recommended” that children wear masks while playing. Her offered reason is to ensure Covid is not spread by “heavy breathing” of children near each other while around a soccer ball.
Dr. Walensky’s recommendation is one more example of Covid authoritarians' refusal to “listen to the science.” The science says no to lockdowns and masks. The masks are not blocking the very small viruses in “heavy breathing.” Dr. Walensky also ignores the science showing that wearing a mask while exercising or playing sports has negative health effects.
Dr. Walensky’s most outrageous disregard of science is ignoring the fact that children are statistically unlikely to be at risk of either spreading Covid or becoming very sick from it.
Dr. Walensky’s recommendation is one of many examples of how children are harmed by the overreaction to coronavirus. Many children have had their physical and mental health damaged because they cannot go to school, play with their friends, or even have a birthday party because of the lockdowns.
Disappointingly, but not surprisingly, the two major teachers' unions — the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) — have stood in the way of reopening schools. Teachers’ union leaders have claimed it is too dangerous for teachers to resume in-person instruction, even though adults are at little or no risk of getting Covid from children. Sadly, teachers’ unions are disregarding the interest of children. Recently released emails show the CDC disregarded the science in favor of the AFT’s restrictive guidance when developing recommendations concerning reopening schools.
The negative effects of lockdowns and school closings for children have led many parents to consider alternatives to government schools. Some private schools have not just remained open, they have followed the science and not forced their students to wear masks. Many parents are also considering homeschooling. Homeschooling parents obviously can ensure their children are not forced to obey mask, social distancing, and other unscientific mandates.
Parents interested in providing their children with a quality education that emphasizes the ideas of liberty should consider my homeschooling curriculum. The Ron Paul Curriculum provides students with a well-rounded education that includes rigorous programs in history, mathematics, and the physical and natural sciences. The curriculum also provides instruction in personal finance. Students can develop superior communication skills via intensive writing and public speaking courses. Another feature of my curriculum is that it provides students the opportunity to create and run their own internet-based businesses.
The government and history sections of the curriculum emphasize Austrian economics, libertarian political theory, and the history of liberty. However, unlike government schools, my curriculum never puts ideological indoctrination ahead of education.
Interactive forums allow students to learn from each other outside of a formal setting. The curriculum's emphasis on self-directed learning and student interaction makes it ideal for parents who need to work from home but still want to homeschool their children.
I encourage parents looking at alternatives to government schools to go to RonPaulCurriculum.com for more information about my homeschooling program.
During his weekly media blitz over the weekend, Fauci claimed that Americans should be ready for more mask mandates into the indefinite future. He claims the masks eliminated the flu during the Covid outbreak. Did they? Also today, Dallas boxing match draws 70,000+ as Texas infections continue to drop off the map.
Cause and Effect ... Supply & Demand ... These can never be abolished by central planners. Economic Laws and The Market always prevail over bureaucrats. To believe that politicians can endlessly hand out money that they do not have, and that The Fed can counterfeit trillions of dollars without serious economic repercussions, is to believe in the impossible. Reality always puts an end to fantasy.
The Facebook oversight board has backed the social media website's decision to ban former President Donald Trump from using its product. The claim is that Trump violated the company's terms of service. Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley has written on this decision and we take a look at his thoughts and add some of our own. Also today: the Taliban strikes back!
As covid shot manufacturer Pfizer boasts record-breaking profits in the first quarter of 2021, it is advancing a marketing scheme to expand the shot to more of the population and to guarantee exploding revenue well into the future. Is this an example of capitalism's failures? Also today, California education kooks take aim at math's "inequalities."