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Martin Luther King and what we have to fear from the surveillance state

Opponents of the surveillance state are often lectured by the government's defenders that we are being paranoid when we worry about the government using its surveillance powers against those who challenge the political status quo. We are told the [...]

Adam Dick on Congressional Corruption

Adam Dick, senior fellow at the Ron Paul Institute and my former colleague in Ron Paul's  Congressional office, has a must-read piece on how last week's House of Representative leadership elections highlight the institutional corruption in [...]

Government rings in the new year with $100 billion in new debt

While most Americans were ringing in the New Year with Champagne and Black Eyed Peas, the federal government was ringing it in by increasing the national debt by nearly $100 billion.  That's right, the government added $98 billion to the [...]

How much does the US Government spend on Defense?

The official defense budget is 503.8 billion, but that is not the total the US Government spends on defense. Hidden thought out the federal budget are other items that should be classified as defense spending. So how much does the US spend [...]

Invest in the future! Invest in... government debt?

Yep, the Obama administration has created a new investment fund that allows private citizens to create Roth IRAs that only invest in Treasury bonds.  Roth IRAs allow individuals to invest after-tax dollars in tax-free investment [...]

Ron Paul: Turmoil ahead, but we can still make 2015 a fun year for liberty

Reprinted below is Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul's article "Inner City Turmoil and Other Crises: My Predictions for 2015," which was originally published at the Ron Paul Institute. In the article, Dr. Paul lays out the severe [...]

Congress saves the Super Bowl

Thanks to former Senator Tom Coburn, Congress left town in December without reauthorizing the Terrorism Risk Insurance (TRI) program, the "temporary" program created after 9-11 to provide a taxpayer "backstop" for terrorism insurance. Senator [...]

Ron Paul on Rothbard, Rothbard on Audit the Fed

Today marks twenty years since the passing of "Mr. Libertarian," Murray Rothbard.  Rothbard was Ludwig Von Mises' top American student, and Mises' heir as the world's top Austrian economist. Rothbard was also a top-notch philosopher, historian, [...]

Put the sprinkles down and move away from the Doughnut

No, that is not something Chief Wiggum will say to Homer on a future episode of The Simpsons.  It is something federal agents may soon be saying to Americans who commit the "crime" of putting "sprinkles" on their dessert. This is because the [...]

Ron Paul: Peace is Popular

Here is Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the World War One Christmas Truce: One hundred years ago last week, on Christmas Eve, 1914, German and British soldiers emerged from the [...]