Is inflation really 'under control'? Well, just take a look at your bills. Does it look like 4.9%? Most likely not! Government, however, is always trying to spin reality into narratives that fits its own agenda; and its agenda is to always spend more money (that it doesn't have) at artificially low interest rates. So is inflation really 'cooling'? Look at your bills. No outside "experts" needed.
At the NATO summit in Vilnius this July, the alliance will for the first time in decades approve a classified plan for war with Russia. The plan will reportedly assign specific tasks and locations to NATO country members. Is this just another escalation...or possibly a self-fulfilling prophecy? Also today: Alan Dershowitz gets one right about the Durham Report!
A new study by Brown University's Cost of War Project has estimated that post-9/11 wars launched by the west have directly and indirectly resulted in more than 4.5 million dead, most of them civilians. Also today, France, US, and UK set to begin training Ukrainians to pilot western fighter jets.
The Durham Report dropped yesterday and it's worse than we imagined. The FBI, together with the CIA and the Hillary Clinton campaign, colluded to undermine US elections and destroy the Trump presidency. What will be the next step?
In a shocking and bizarre speech at Howard University over the weekend, President Biden named "white supremacy" to be the greatest terrorist threat facing America today. For a president promising to unite America, will his divisive language resonate with voters? Also today, while Germany keeps shoveling money into Ukraine, neocons in Washington are panicking that Congress may start questioning the need to fund Ukraine for "as long as it takes."
By Ron Paul
Gun control advocates continue to claim that only restrictions on gun ownership will keep people safe from mass shooters and other criminals. However, good people with guns can stop bad people with guns. And bad people will still have guns despite gun control laws. Further weakening the argument that restricting private firearms ownership will reduce violent crimes is the fact that states with “constitutional carry” — where individuals are free to exercise their Second Amendment rights without seeking permission from the government — have lower homicide rates than states with more restrictive gun laws.
One policy that is popular among gun control supporters and some who normally support the Second Amendment but want to “do something” about gun violence is red flag laws. These laws allow law enforcement to confiscate an individual’s guns based on a report that the individual poses a threat to public safety. Red flag laws allow governments to restrict the exercise of a constitutionally protected right without due process.
Another weakness in the argument that more restrictive gun laws will reduce violence is that many of the cities and states with the highest incidence of violent crime have restrictive gun laws. Gun control supporters try to explain this by blaming individuals who bring guns from states with more permissive gun laws into states with more restrictive gun laws. The guns can, though, at the same time be coming from states with less violent crime into states with more violent crime. But, if guns were the problem, then violent crime would be higher in states with permissive gun laws than in states with more legal restrictions related to firearms.
The gun control debate ignores the root causes of rising violence, which is a symptom of the decline of traditional morality that respected every individual’s inalienable right to life, liberty, and property. This traditional morality has been replaced with a nihilistic philosophy that denies moral law and natural rights. Instead, it justifies doing whatever one feels is necessary to achieve one’s goals.
This disregard for a higher moral law finds expression in a foreign policy that then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright famously supported while defending US sanctions that starved Iraqi children. The US is viewed as the world’s “indispensable nation,” and whatever it does is automatically considered right, regardless of the human suffering caused by the US government’s overseas interventions.
We also see this expression of disregard for a higher moral law in support for abortion that is based on the idea that preborn do not have the right to life. Whether the baby lives or dies is called a matter of “choice.”
Should we be surprised a society produces mass shooters and other psychopaths when government, schools, media, entertainment, and even some churches promote nihilism that devalues human life?
While government can undermine morality, it cannot promote virtue. Any attempt to use government power to “make people good” will inevitably result in tyranny. It will also lead to a less virtuous population. Instead, those seeking to replace the nihilism with a philosophy that recognizes that all humans are born with inalienable rights should work to restore limited constitutional government that does not attempt to provide for the people’s material or spiritual needs.
Elon Musk's appointment of Linda Yaccarino as the new Twitter CEO have certainly produced some tweetstorms. Personnel is policy. One of former President Trump's major errors was in hiring the wrong people; individuals that were obviously working against him. It would be a big disappointment if Elon Musk ends up making the same mistakes.
Former President Donald Trump took the whole Trump show back on the road at a CNN town hall that did not at all go as CNN viewers expected. Trump brought the bombast and the humor as he danced around the landmines laid by CNN interrogator Kaitlan Collins. From election integrity to Jan. 6th to Ukraine, Trump was more than ready. What did he get right...and where was he wrong?
The US House Committee on Oversight has released a 36 page report detailing what the Republican majority claims is a history of Biden family illegal and unethical dealings over the years, accounting for millions of dollars going into the family bank accounts. Mainstream media has largely ignored today's press conference on the report. Also today: E-verify is coming for your privacy. And: Biden Admin pledges more billions to Ukraine...even if the much-hyped "counter-offensive" fizzles!
According to the New York Post, the nation's oldest newspaper is being barred from attending President Biden't public appearances, including a presser yesterday where a reported 20 seats remained vacant. The Post has been reporting on the various Biden scandals...is this retaliation? Also today: Possible breakthrough in the Assange situation? Finally: Is Congress declaring war on Mexico?