Governments and Central Bankers have been scheming for centuries to get away from gold as money. Gold limits big government, and they want no limits to their warfare and welfare financing. Ultimately though, they're going reach into their hat to find that there are no rabbits left. Is the current QE bubble their final act?
President Trump has signed a new Executive Order allowing the US government to freeze the US assets of individuals or corporations worldwide who are determined by the US Administration to have violated "human rights" or engaging in corruption. What about due process? What about jurisdiction?
A recent US spy satellite photo showing Chinese ships selling oil to North Korean ships in violation of UN Security Council resolutions is supposed to infuriate us. But sanctions are immoral, they hurt the most vulnerable, and the never work.
We hope you enjoy this short speech given by Ron Paul back in 1988. Notice that the ideas of Liberty have not changed at all.
By Ron Paul
Many Americans have been shocked by recent revelations of the extent of sexual harassment in Congress. However, no one should be too surprised that those who spend their lives defending and expanding the welfare-warfare state engage in immoral personal conduct. It is only natural that an immoral system, like the welfare-warfare state, tends to attract individuals likely to practice personal immorality.
The welfare-warfare state is built on a foundation of taxation and fiat currency controlled by a secretive central bank. While some type of taxation may be necessary to fund the few legitimate functions of government, taking people’s money to fund a redistributive welfare state at home and a global empire abroad is nothing more than theft. The Federal Reserve’s erosion of purchasing power is also a form of theft.
The welfare-warfare state relies on violence. Every law preventing us from living our lives as we choose — whether forbidding us from working for below minimum wage, preventing us from smoking marijuana or drinking raw milk, telling private business owners who can and cannot use what restroom, or requiring us to purchase government-approved health insurance — rests on the threat of force being used against those who refuse to obey.
The warfare side of the welfare-warfare state is obviously rooted in violence. War inevitably leads to deaths, including the deaths of innocents. A permanent warfare state is also the quickest way to lose our liberties. This is why the Founding Fathers counseled against standing armies and foreign entanglements.
The neocons and “humanitarian interventionists” who control our foreign policy have disregarded the wisdom of the Founders. They actually promote endless wars not to protect our security but to promote “democracy” and “universal human rights.” They are impervious to evidence of the failure of military interventions to achieve these goals and indifferent to the human and fiscal costs of endless war. They dismiss the loss of innocent lives — including the deaths of children — as unavoidable “collateral damage,” while using their influence in the media to spread pro-war propaganda. They also smear their opponents as aiding America’s enemies and sympathizing with terrorists.
No one holding political power wants to admit the system he supports is immoral and a failure. Therefore, defenders of the welfare-warfare state rely on lies and deceptions. They ignore all evidence of the failure of big government to accomplish its ends, instead pretending they can fix the system with a few reforms. They also work with allies in the media to promulgate the lie that without the welfare state the masses would remain poor and uneducated, and without the warfare state we would be overwhelmed by those who hate us for our freedoms. They never mention that many foreigners hate America because of the suffering caused by our hyper-interventionist foreign policy.
The welfare-warfare state is built on violence and deceit. It is thus inevitable that many of those participating in this immoral system will combine their immoral politics with immoral personal conduct. Hopefully the revelations of sexual misconduct among the welfare-warfare state’s Capitol Hill and media defenders will lead more Americans to question the morality and the wisdom of allowing the federal government to run the world, run the economy, and run our lives.
Ron and Daniel wish all our viewers a Merry Christmas. What does Christmas mean to us? What about the Christmas Truce of 1914? Tune in to a special edition of the Liberty Report!
By Chris Rossini
Each and every one of us are a one-of-a-kind....No duplicates....No copies.
Even if a perfect physical copy could be created of you, that new person would still occupy a different place in the universe. It would observe, and interpret what it observes in its own unique way.
So, no matter how you slice it, no two humans think the exact same sequence of thoughts.
It's our individual thinking that makes us truly unique.
If you've been paying attention to the news (and human history) you'll notice that there are a lot people who have a problem with this.
They don't like that other people form their own opinions. They don't like that other people make different choices than what they themselves would make.
In their minds, everyone should think exactly the same way. And of course, they're the ones who are to decide what that way should be.
If they say X is "offensive," then you are to think that X is offensive.
Their goal is uniformity in thought.
Immediately, these authoritarian individuals experience a clash with reality. They quickly find out that the world is not structured to their pleasing. And so, they need to be whisked away into "safe spaces," and protected from reality.
The last refuge of those who seek uniformity in thought is violence; either on their own, or perpetrated by the government on their behalf.
But violence doesn't change human nature, no matter how much of it they're able to wield.
We're still different and unique. We still observe and interpret the world in our own individual way. The only thing that's changed is now there are a bunch of people trying to beat up on others.
The whole thing is a futile endeavor.
Just as Economic Marxism was an impossible utopia, so is Cultural Marxism.
Those who seek uniformity in thought are just spinning their wheels and creating a ton of unnecessary heartache while doing so.
Real unity (not uniformity, but unity) entails a recognition of everyone's individuality.
The ideas of Liberty coincide with this recognition.
Liberty means no one is allowed to use aggressive force against another. It means you can't get government to use force on your behalf either.
Liberty means that you live your life as your individual thinking decides it should be lived, and you let others do exactly the same thing. They don't need your permission, and you don't need theirs. You're going to make choices that they may not like, and they're going to do the same.
As long as no aggressive force or fraud is committed, it means live and let live.
Doesn't that seem more reasonable considering our uniqueness?
Doesn't that sound like a better idea than a forced uniformity that can never be achieved?
All Empires have collaborators and accomplices. Creditors, vassals, and partners will play ball with the Empire if they see it in their interest to do so. But once the Empire over-stretches militarily or financially (or both) the search for the exit door begins. Ron Paul discusses the race to get away from the dollar on today’s Liberty Report!
By Liberty Report Staff
The U.S. and Russian governments have enough weapons to destroy everyone many times over.
With that being the inescapable fact, it makes no sense for any type of provocations. President Trump rallied the country behind the idea of getting along with Russia. Despite the military-industrial-complex's resistance, it's a promise that president really needs to keep.
Ron Paul discusses below:
Candidate Trump was skeptical over claims of a Russian invasion of Ukraine and was confident he could work it out without escalation of tension. Just yesterday, however, he did something that even Obama did not do: approved some US weapons sales to Ukraine. Will neocons be satisfied? Or will they push for more?