Sen. Jonn Cornyn (R-TX) and nine other Republicans in the Senate have crossed over to support "compromise" legislation to move the US further toward "red flag" gun laws, where a Constitutional right can be taken without due process. Texans told Cornyn what they think of him and his compromise at the TX GOP state convention last week. The legislation may make it to the Floor this week. Also today: Did Lithuania just spark WWIII?
The failure of central planning is manifesting in our world again, this time from The Fed. There's no "right way" to plan the economy, or to manipulate interest rates, or to counterfeit money. It's all wrong and destructive! The only fix is to End The Fed and to use sound money once again.
The rhetoric at the NATO summit this week is predictable: we must send more weapons to Ukraine! But behind the rehearsed facade, there are increasing cracks in the alliance...and among the peoples of Europe. Even Blinken is changing his tune a bit...
With the country crippled by record gas prices, President Biden has taken to yelling at oil companies for NOT drilling. But didn't he promise to end drilling and fossil fuels? Also today: horrific cost of covid lockdowns revealed. And - "Inflation? Ha! We're sending another $650 million for weapons to Ukraine!"
Marx tells us that history repeats itself, the first time as tragedy and the second time as farce. We may be at that stage with the ridiculous January 6 Committee prime-time hearings - staged for television by a former news producer. Chairman Benny Thompson swears "no criminal referrals" will be handed down while Pelosi's hand-picked Republican ranking member Liz Cheney rebuts him with "not so fast!" Far from justice, these hearings demonstrate that DC Dems are in a box of their own making. Also today: Poland demands new weapons to replace the old weapons they shipped to Ukraine.
Thanks to the diligent work of Sens. Grassley and Hawley - and a whistleblower from within the Department of Homeland Security - we now know that DHS's work on the "Disinformation Governance Board" began back in September, 2021, not this spring as DHS Secretary Mayorkas testified. Also we know from leaked documents that the focus was not on "foreign adversaries" but was to focus on “conspiracy theories about the validity and security of elections” and “disinformation related to the origins and effects of COVID-19 vaccines or the efficacy of masks.” Also: smoking gun proof that DHS senior officials sought high-level meetings with Twitter to push censorship of Americans! Will more Senators show interest in these lies and attacks on the First Amendment?
Links to related articles: https://www.theepochtimes.com/grassley-hawley-say-mayorkas-misled-congress-on-status-of-dhs-disinformation-board_4522345.html
By Ron Paul
This week, US gasoline prices hit an average of $5.00 per gallon, an all-time record. Officially, consumer price inflation hit 8.6 percent last month compared to last May. That is a four-decade high. In reality, though, inflation is much higher than that, as anyone who works for a living can affirm.
On the foreign front, the US is closer to nuclear war with Russia than at any time since the Cuban missile crisis. The Biden Administration’s policy seems to be urging Ukraine to fight Russia down to the last Ukrainian. Even the mainstream media is now desperately trying to correct its “Ukraine is winning” false narrative.
The most recent polls have President Biden with a record low approval rate, and Democrats in Congress are bracing for a real beating in the mid-term elections in just under six months. With 83 percent of those polled this month by ABC News/Ipsos citing the economy as an extremely or very important issue in determining how they will vote in November, time may be running out for a Democrat-controlled House, and Senate.
With so much going wrong in areas Americans are most worried about, the Democrats have for some reason decided that the ticket to electoral success in November is to bring back “Insurrection Theater” in the form of new hearings on the events of January 6, 2021.
The House January 6th Committee even hired former ABC News President James Goldston to make a show of this month’s prime time hearings. That makes sense, because like all mainstream media productions, these hearings have had nothing to do with getting at the truth behind the events of January 6th and everything to do with trying to drum up more partisan anger and fear.
What we won’t see in the hearings is any of the 14,000 unreleased hours of surveillance. What little we have been able to see so far has raised more questions than answers about the official telling of the events. We also won’t hear anything about how many of the “insurrectionists” were actually government informers or even provocateurs. And we certainly won’t get any answers as to why the police actually seemed to be opening the doors and inviting the people inside.
Maybe that’s because the January 6th Committee is a star chamber, where the only Republicans – the deeply unpopular Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger – have been hand-selected by Nancy Pelosi.
As we have seen over the past two years of covid lies and deceptions, pushing fear and anger can be very effective in politics, and both parties are guilty. But this time it doesn’t seem to be working. Though all major networks except Fox News pre-empted their prime-time programming to carry the hearings live, Americans did not flock to the production.
While the low-ranked MSNBC and CNN did see a boost in viewers, the Democratic Party production hardly took the US viewing audience by storm. As The Daily Caller reported, “CBS News’s ‘Capitol Assault Hearings’ had 3.36 total viewership and 780,000 in the 25-54 demographic, according to TV Series Finale.”
The Democrats are betting that selling fear and anger is a winning ticket for November. While Republicans share a good deal of the blame for the current economic crisis, pretending it’s all the Democrats fault will likely bring in big returns.
Meanwhile, no one at all wants to talk about how the Fed, with the participation of Congress, is leading us to economic disaster.
Every excuse in the book is given for inflation. But inflation has a single source: The Fed and the immoral fractional-reserve banking system. Why waste time on the periphery? Perhaps it's to make sure that the "system" continues? That's unacceptable. Go to the source!
RPI Founder Ron Paul addresses the 4 June 2022 conference: The Biden Doctrine: New World Order or Nuclear Armageddon?
Don't forget to mark your calendars! Sept. 3rd in Dulles, VA: 'Anatomy of a Police State' - Ron Paul Institute's Summer Washington Conference!
In what may be the high water mark for the "Soros DAs," San Francisco voters have, by a large majority, decided to remove District Attorney Chesa Boudin from office. Crime surged while Boudin fired prosecutors, leading a Chinese-American community spearheaded drive to return to some sanity in SF. Will L.A. and the rest of California follow? Also today, are you ready for the Jan. 6th Commission propaganda hearings?