National Blog - page 125
When they came for the climate change deniers.....
We knew Attorney General Loretta Lynch was no friend (to put it charitably) of the Second Amendment or the Fourth Amendment, and is not a strong supporter (again I am being very charitable) of private property rights and the First Amendment's [...]
Campaign for Liberty to Congress: Stop subsidies that hurt the environment
Campaign for Liberty has joined a collation of free-market and environmental groups on a letter to Congress supporting President Obama's proposal to cut a total of $18 billion from the harvest price option and prevented planting policies [...]
This week in Congress
The House of Representatives is out of session this week. Unfortunately for our liberties, the Senate is in session this week. First on the Senate's agenda is finishing up work on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524), which I [...]
Protest a politician, go to jail?
In 2012 Congress passed the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act (HR 347). This legislation made it a federal crime to "...willfully or knowingly" enter a "restricted area' or "....impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of [...]
Classic Ron Paul: The Political Importance of Murray Rothbard
In honor of Murray Rothbard's 90th birthday, here is Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul's essay on "The Political Importance of Murray Rothbard" delivered at Murray's 60th birthday party and subsequently published in the Mises Institute's [...]
Pentagon Admits Flying Military Spy Drones over US
As a result of a Freedom of Information Act request, the Pentagon reported that it had flown surveillance drones over the US over the past decade. From USA Today: The Pentagon has deployed drones to spy over U.S. territory for non-military [...]
Ron Paul Classic: Tribute to Ronald Reagan
With Nancy Reagan's passing, this seems like a good time to revisit Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul's 2004 tribute to President Reagan from the Congressional Record: Mr. PAUL. Mr. Speaker, all Americans mourn the death of President Ronald [...]
RON PAUL: Do We Need To 'Rebuild The Military'?
The Republican presidential debates have become so heated and filled with insults, it almost seems we are watching a pro wrestling match. There is no civility, and I wonder whether the candidates are about to come to blows. But despite what [...]
Should Congress be in jail?
for violating Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley? Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act subjects CEOs to potential criminal liability if their company cannot pass a financial audit. Well guess who failed their latest audit (hat/tip: The Hill): The [...]
If you pay for it, you should be able to see it....
That seems like a reasonable and fair principle, therefore it is not surprising that the federal government has a hard time following it. For example, even though the Congressional Research Service (CRS) receives $100 million dollars of taxpayer [...]