The announcement that the US Justice Department would be looking into some aspects of last week's election has elicited screaming and wailing from those convinced that Biden's win is a slam-dunk. Would the mainstream media resistance to investigating possible fraud be the same had Trump appeared to pull off a second term? Also today, is Biden breaking the law by speaking with foreign leaders about what a Biden Administration foreign policy would look like? The answer might surprise you...
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By Ron Paul
The mainstream media has declared former Vice President Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential election. However, this does not mean the 2020 Presidential campaign has come to an end. President Donald Trump is continuing his legal challenges to the vote counts in some key states.
The emotional investment of many Americans into the race between Trump and Biden would have shocked the drafters of the Constitution. The Constitution’s authors intended the presidency to be an office of strictly limited powers that would not impact most Americans. The Constitution authorizes the president to administer laws passed by Congress, not create laws via executive orders. The president serves as Commander-in-Chief of the military following a Congressional declaration of war, with no authority to unilaterally send troops into foreign conflict.
The Founders did not intend for the president to set the “national agenda, “ and they would be horrified to see modern presidents assume the authority to order American citizens indefinitely detained and even killed without due process.
The idea that the president should exercise almost unlimited powers is a legacy of the progressive movement. Progressives, who are responsible for the rise of the American welfare-warfare state, have an affinity for a strong Presidency that is not surprising. A government that aspires to run our lives, run the economy, and run the world requires a strong executive branch unfettered by the Constitution’s chains. The Cold War also provided a boost to presidential power, as it justified presidents assuming more unchecked authority in the name of “national security.”
The concentration of power in the executive branch does not mean presidents are all-powerful. For example, even though presidents are judged by the state of the economy, the unelected, unaccountable Federal Reserve Board typically has greater influence over the economy then the president. Presidents often must tailor their economic policies to deal with the consequences of the Fed’s actions. This is why presidents spend so much time and energy trying to influence the “non-political” Fed. Fed Chairs usually, but not always, reciprocate by attempting to tailor polices to be “useful” to the incumbent president.
It has become cliché to say that “politics stops at the water’s edge.” This means no one—not even Members of Congress, should ever oppose or second-guess a president’s foreign policy decisions. However, this rule does not apply to those comprising what has become popularly known as the “deep state”: the military-industrial complex, the national security bureaucracy—including the CIA— congressional staffers, and members of the media. This deep state serves a permanent government and has an agenda it pursues regardless of the wishes of the president or the American people.
The deep state has derailed President Trump’s (modest) efforts to fulfill his campaign promise to pursue a less interventionist foreign policy and end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Members of the deep state were instrumental in the Russiagate hoax and the impeachment of President Trump. Many supported impeachment because President Trump’s actions contradicted the DC “consensus” on US -Ukraine relations and the need for a new Cold War with Russia. President Trump is not the first president to be undermined by the deep state and he will certainly not be the last.
The 2020 election has awoken many Americans to the corruption of the modern welfare-warfare state. These Americans are ripe for the message of liberty. They can help with the vital task of demystifying the US Presidency, destroying the deep state, restoring our constitutional republic, and regaining our lost liberties.
The markets are euphoric over news that a new Pfizer vaccine might have 90 percent effectiveness. Meanwhile, Joe Biden has doubled down on his threat to instill a nationwide mask mandate if he prevails in the ongoing election dispute. Even as Biden assembles his transition team, serious doubts continue to persist on the accuracy of the November 3rd vote. Will Trump get traction with his swing state vote count challenges?
New York Times bestselling author Charles Goyette joins today's Liberty Report to talk about his new book, "The Last Gold Rush…Ever!: 7 Reasons for the Runaway Gold Market and How You Can Profit from It," and about the coming big economic crash. What to do? Watch the program!
With the election results still in limbo two days after the vote was held, and widespread charges of vote fraud, America faces a crisis of confidence in the electoral system that is on the verge of unleashing the mob onto the streets. A delegitimized occupant in the presidency is not the worst thing from a libertarian perspective, but the mob gathering steam is a danger to all. How will it all play out?
By Chris Rossini
For the average American born before 1913, contact with the United States federal government was pretty much only through the post office.
Pretty hard to imagine today, right?
But alas, in 1913, the The Federal Reserve & federal income tax were both created. Congress (unconstitutionally) granted a monopoly over the money supply to The Fed, ensuring the ultimate destruction of the money. And, going forward, whatever earnings an American worked for would belong to the federal government first. The politicians would then decide how much of it Americans could keep.
That was 107 years ago.
Now look at the average American's contact with the federal government.
It's a fanatical preoccupation!
From contact with the federal government via the post office, to an obsession that consumes millions of people's lives on a daily basis. Every political gesticulation is fixated upon as if it's a life-destroying or life-saving event.
Oh, how the "Land of the Free" has lost its way.
But the ideas of freedom have not changed one bit. They are as fixed and as constant as ever. They are as universal and understandable as ever, even to a child.
'Live and let live.'
'Do as you wish, but first, do no harm.'
The words of Saint Augustine still stand: “Love, and do as you will.”
As a human being, your nature is freedom.
Each and every one of us has the freedom to choose the direction and content of one's own thoughts, the freedom to choose one's own beliefs, and the freedom to act to achieve one's own subjective desires and goals.
As a human being, you must act. You cannot live without action. Life is never static. It is perpetual movement. There is no equilibrium to be reached; no homeostatic or frozen utopia to be attained.
The ideas of Liberty are laser-focused on this all-important aspect of action.
Act as you wish, that is your gift ... but do no harm to others. Your action is never without restraint. Other individuals are blessed with the gift of Liberty just as much as you are. They are your restraint. Likewise, you and your property are the restraint on their actions.
Do not harm them, or their property.
They shouldn't harm you, or your property.
If one of you errs, the proper role of government would be to punish the aggressor.
So if you look closely, the ideas of Liberty are really a prescription for a "personal foreign policy."
Will you be a person with a non-interventionist foreign policy of peace with other individuals? Or will you be an imperialist, who aggresses against the person and property of others?
Will you be compatriot, or a busybody?
It's always an individual choice.
Over the last 100 years in America, the role of government has been flipped completely upside-down. Instead of protecting individual liberty, it has become the primary aggressor against individual liberty!
Likewise, instead of a nation of compatriots, there is an over-abundance of busybodies!
What is the mentality of both the government and the busybody citizens?
The desire for action without restraint.
"Steal from them, and give it to me."
"Tell them what to think, what to believe, and what to do."
This is nothing new. Human nature doesn't change. Mankind's history is littered with one example after another of failed attempts to act without restraint.
It's the perpetual choice that each individual must make: Liberty or Tyranny?
It's always just a matter of scale. For the first half of America's history, the ideas of Liberty dominated the minds of Americans (in general).
Today, (in general) it does not.
The size of the federal government reflects this change in mentality perfectly. The federal government used to be a pretty insignificant institution. It was there to provide for the common defense, and to maintain the freedom of commerce.
Today, the federal government is the biggest government to ever exist in the history of the world. It engages in countless endless wars, and the freedom of commerce has been virtually eliminated in favor of politically-connected and crony business.
Cause and effect.
Pretty basic stuff.
Life offers no surprises.
But, despite the wrong road that Americans (in general) have been traveling over the last 100+ years, the ideas of Liberty haven't disappeared. They can't disappear completely. They can only be hidden under the pile of errors in thinking.
Fortunately, for the sake of humanity, the pile of errors can only get so high. There cannot be an infinite pile of errors.
The heap has limits.
In the meantime, life is lived right here, and right now. Every individual is free to choose their own "personal foreign policy" right now.
'Live and let live.'
'First, do no harm.'
Thank goodness the truth never leaves us.
The introduction and legalization of "ballot harvesting," where operatives can collect and submit boxes of ballots without proof of identity, has thrown a huge monkey wrench into last night's presidential vote tally. States are wavering wildly as hundreds of thousands of votes are suddenly "discovered." Hillary Clinton's former lawyer is behind the mass legalization of this questionable process. Is this the worst run election in US history?
In scenes reminiscent of a third world country somewhere, military troops are moving into several US cities and commercial establishments are boarding up their windows as America goes to the polls to select its next president. How did we get to such a state where an orderly transition has become a literal battleground? Also today, Dr. Fauci admits the PCR test for coronavirus is all but useless as it is administered in the US and California tyrant governor Newsom gets a smackdown from the California supreme court.
By Ron Paul
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently admitted that lockdowns cause more harm than good. Following this announcement, one would have expected American politicians to immediately end the lockdowns. After all, the WHO ‘s pronouncements are considered infallible, so much so that social media sites silence anyone who dares challenge the great and powerful WHO. Yet, governors, mayors, and other government officials across the country are ignoring the WHO’s anti-lockdown position.
Instead of admitting that the lockdowns were a mistake, many in the political class, which includes a disturbing number of medical professionals whose positions and prestige depend on government, claim that we cannot return to normalcy until a coronavirus vaccine is in wide use. This suggests that people among the majority of Americans who do not wish to be vaccinated will remain under lockdown or be forced to be vaccinated against their will.
The assault on our liberty will not end with deployment and use of a vaccine. Moncef Slaoui, the chief adviser of the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed, a “public-private partnership” in charge of producing and delivering a coronavirus vaccine, has said that those who receive a vaccine will be monitored by “incredibly precise ... tracking systems.” Slaoui has also indicated that tech giants Google and Oracle will help the government keep tabs on the vaccinated individuals. So, the vaccine program will lead to an increase in government surveillance!
Slaoui is just the latest “expert” to endorse forcing the American people to relinquish their few remaining scraps of privacy to stop coronavirus. Dr. Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates have urged development of a digital certificate for those vaccinated for coronavirus. People without the certificate would find their liberty severely restricted.
Those who think that the new surveillance system will be limited to coronavirus should remember that Social Security numbers were only supposed to be used to administer the Social Security program. They should also consider that the PATRIOT Act’s expansion of warrantless wiretapping was supposed to be limited to stopping terrorists. However, these powers have been used for a wide variety of purposes. Whenever government is given power to abuse our rights for one reason it will inevitably use that power to abuse our rights for other reasons as well.
Fauci and Gates’ digital certificate could, and likely will, be expanded to include proof individuals have received a variety of other vaccines and medical treatments. The digital certificate could even extend to monitoring a person’s lifestyle choices on the grounds that unhealthy habits make one more susceptible to diseases.
The digital certificate could also be tied to the REAL ID program to deny individuals who have not been vaccinated the right to travel. It could also be combined with a future mandatory E-Verify system to deny unvaccinated individuals the right to hold a job. Those who consider this “paranoia” should consider Britain is already developing a covid passport.
Liberty lost in the “war on covid” will not be voluntarily returned when the coronavirus threat ends — assuming the government ever stop moving the goal posts and declares the coronavirus threat is over. Instead, the people must be prepared to take back their liberty from the politicians. Fortunately, we still have the ability to do so by the peaceful means of educating our fellow citizens and pressuring our elected officials to reverse course. We must all do what we can to use these peaceful tools before we are in a “dark winter” of authoritarianism.
As President Trump completes his whirlwind final few campaign stops, the crowds are becoming more and more vocal, responding to the president's mocking the media for its Covid obsession with a chant of "Fire Fauci!" Trump hints it's on the agenda. Also today: Fauci plays politics days before the election...and more evidence that mask mandates do nothing to prevent new "cases."