The showdown is looming. President Trump will decide by the end of the week whether he will continue US participation in the JPCOA Iran nuclear deal or whether he will pull out, as he promised. Will he oppose virtually all of America's closest allies and cancel the deal? What happens then? War?
America’s monetary system was hijacked in 1913. The U.S. Constitution wasn’t amended to bring about The Federal Reserve….it was just ignored. We use unconstitutional money every day. This “system” is the monetary system of Empire. It was constructed for that purpose. We’ll, anyone with even a passing knowledge of history, knows what happens to Empires. There’s a crisis ahead, and you’d be correct to blame the Fed!
By Chris Rossini
Political-correctness twists individuals into an unnatural knot.
A population that doesn't know what to think, what opinions they're 'allowed' to have, and what they're 'permitted' to say, is a population that can be easily controlled and manipulated.
Here's a spoiler alert for you: there's never a shortage of people who want to do the controlling and manipulating. The lust for power is not a new or unpopular lust.
Such people can't control a population of individuals that embrace their natural freedom. We're all born free to think as we choose, reap the results of those thoughts, form our own opinions, beliefs, and convictions. Whether we embrace this freedom or not is up to each and every one of us. It's not a requirement. You can toss your freedom away.
Those who lust after power would love for you to do that. They can't control a population of free-thinking individuals. It's much easier if everyone is afraid of their own shadows.
Political-correctness seeks to separate you from the most important opinion in the world....your own.
You're supposed to put the opinions of others above your own. Arbitrary constructs, like "society," and "community" are to be placed on a pedestal, and you must grovel at their feet.
Instead of being the one-of-a-kind individual that you are, you're supposed to fit yourself into a mold (that you didn't create).
If you're courageous enough to even peek outside of that mold, you're denounced with an entire lexicon of made-up and ridiculous names.
One glance at the world should be enough for you to know that humanity is not an army of robots, stamped out from the same mold. If there's one thing about life, it's that uniqueness is paramount.
Your mind is your own personal kingdom, and in this kingdom you can form whatever opinions you want about anything that you want.
It would be foolish to allow others to dictate what you can and cannot think or say; that there are pre-determined opinions that you have to adopt.
Sadly, making such an critical error has become an epidemic. People are stripping themselves of their own individuality. They wait to be told what to think, adopt it without criticism, and then defend it with reckless abandon.
Comparing oneself to others, and one's reputation to the "community," has become the new religion.
It makes no sense, in a world of individuals, to compare yourself to others.
Others are different than you!....You're different than them!
Why would you compare two free-thinking individuals?
What about "reputation"?
A reputation is not a real *thing*. You can't put it into someone's hand. A reputation is an interpretation. We all interpret things differently.
One person may look at you and interpret you as a fool. Another may interpret you as a genius. If "reputation" was an actual thing, they would have to come to the same conclusion, right? But they don't.
You have no control over which interpretation someone else is going to choose....Zero control! Speak to 30 different people and you'll find out that you have 30 different reputations.
The political-correctness mental prison, that those who lust for power have erected, can be ditched in an instant.
Your life is your own ... Your mind is your own ... Your opinions are your own .... And you'll say whatever you want.
It's sad, that such a basic return to one's natural state is considered a revolutionary act these days.
But whether it's revolutionary or not, everyone has freedom to do it.
Legendary libertarian journalist and advocate John Stossel joins today's Liberty Report to look at the future of the liberty movement in the age of Trump. War powers, regulation, government spending, the media - we cover all bases!
Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton makes no secret of what he wants for North Korea. Just a month before his appointment he wrote an article arguing for pre-emptive war against North Korea. He has a long record of pressuring analysts to come up with pre-determined conclusions. Is he actually working against Trump behind Trump's back?
By Liberty Report Staff
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a dramatic presentation yesterday where he claimed to produce new and shocking evidence that Iran was violating the nuclear treaty and continuing its pursuit of nuclear weapons. But much of his "evidence" is actually old evidence from before the 2007 CIA's National Intelligence Estimate that Iran was no longer pursuing a nuclear weapon. Is Bibi bluffing us?
By Ron Paul
Twenty-three-month-old Alfie Evans, passed away in a British hospital on Saturday. While the official cause of death was a degenerative brain disease, Alfie may have been murdered by the British health system and the British high court. Doctors at the hospital treating Alfie decided to remove his life support, against the wishes of Alfie’s parents. The high court not only upheld the doctors’ authority to override the parents’ wishes, it refused to allow the parents to take Alfie abroad for treatment.
In upholding the government’s authority to substitute its judgment for that of Alfie’s parents, the high court is following in the footsteps of authoritarians throughout history. Ever since Plato, supporters of big government have sought to put government in charge of raising children. The authoritarianism of a system where “experts” can override parents is underscored by a police warning that they were “monitoring” social media posts regarding Alfie.
Alfie’s case is not just an example of the dangers of allowing government to usurp parental authority or the failures of socialized medicine. It shows the logical result of the widespread acceptance of the idea that rights are mere privileges bestowed by government. It follows from this idea that rights can be taken away whenever demanded by government officials or the popular will.
Of course, most western politicians deny they believe rights come from government. They instead claim that government must place “reasonable” limits on rights to advance important policy goals, such as limiting the right to free speech to protect certain groups from hate speech, or limiting property rights to promote economic equality. But, a right by its very nature cannot be limited or abolished and still be a right.
This disdain for a true understanding of rights is found among both liberals and conservatives. Both support a welfare-warfare state funded via the theft of income taxes and the indirect theft of inflation. Both support jailing people for nonviolent actions like drinking raw milk. Many politicians, regardless of ideology, support restrictions on parental rights such as mandatory vaccination laws.
While claiming to support the right to life, most modern liberals not only support legalized abortion, they want to force pro-lifers to fund abortion providers. Both the right-wing neocons and left-wing humanitarian interventionists dismiss the innocents killed in US military actions as inconsequential “collateral damage.”
America’s Founding Fathers rejected the idea that rights come from government. They instead embraced the view that rights are either granted by the creator or are a basic attribute of humanity.
Since rights do not come from government, government has no more legitimate authority to violate our rights than does a private individual. Thus, if an individual cannot use force to make you help others, neither can the government. If an individual cannot use force to stop you from gambling online or telling un-PC jokes, neither can the government. If an individual cannot use force to stop parents from seeking medical treatment for their child, neither can the government.
Widespread acceptance of natural rights and the principle of nonaggression that flows from natural rights is key to obtaining and maintaining a free society. Thus, educating people in the benefits of free markets, individual liberty, and a foreign policy of peace and free trade is key to protecting future Alfie Evanses, and other victims of the welfare-warfare state, as well as to restoring respect for the moral principles of liberty among a critical mass of the people.
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By Norm Singleton
Yesterday was the 19 Anniversary of the Columbia School shooting. Shortly after the shooting, as Congress debated what type of gun control reform to impose on the people, then Congressman Ron Paul delivered a very important speech on the real causes of gun violence and the link between a free society and a just and moral society.
Sadly, Dr Paul’s speech is just as relevant today as it was 19 years ago. The knee-jerk reaction of most of the political class when confronted by a school or other type of shooting is to support new forms of gun control without asking how existing gun control laws help mass shooters by leaving the victims defenseless. They also never consider how other government policies contribute to the culture of violence.
This article was originally published at the Campaign For Liberty.