National Blog - page 130
RON PAUL: Oregon Standoff: Isolated Event or Sign of Things to Come?
The nation's attention turned to Oregon this week when a group calling itself Citizens for Constitutional Freedom seized control of part of a federal wildlife refuge. The citizens were protesting the harsh sentences given to members of the [...]
Murray Rothbard on Audit the Fed
Today is the twenty-first anniversary of Murray Rothbard's death. I had the privilege of knowing Dr. Rothbard, and he was not only one of the smartest people I ever meet, but he was a genuinely nice person who was fun to be around. Unlike so many [...]
Why Hasn't Bernie Sanders Cosponsored Audit the Fed?
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been making headlines recently for his criticism of Wall Street and the Federal Reserve. From The New York Times: We also need transparency. Too much of the Fed’s business is conducted in secret, [...]
RON PAUL: Purism is Practical
Those who advocate ending, instead of reforming, the welfare-warfare state are often accused of being “impractical.” Some of the harshest criticisms come from libertarians who claim that advocates of “purism” forgo opportunities to make [...]
RON PAUL: What Are The Chances For Peace in 2016?
Each year more than one trillion dollars goes up in smoke. More accurately, it is stolen from the middle and working classes and shipped off to the one percent. I am talking about the massive yearly bill to maintain the US empire. Washington’s [...]
Man who saw the last crisis thinks we are on the verge of another one
Looking for an entertaining movie about the 2008 financial crisis? Well you are in luck because one is playing at a theater near you. The Big Short tells the true story of a group of financial professionals who realized the housing boom was [...]
Isn't the Fed already audited?
Spoiler Alert,,,NO One of the arguments made by Federal Reserve apologists against the Audit the Fed bill is that the Fed already undergoes a yearly financial audit. What these arguments ignore is that a financial audit does not provide the [...]
Will TSA force you to be nuked...or will it let you fly at all?
It seems hard to believe that the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) could be even more tyrannical, after all this is the agency that once stole a stuffed animal from a girl in a wheelchair and made her cry "I don't want to go to Disney [...]
Congress makes it a Merry Christmas for IMF plus Classic Ron Paul
Burred deep in the Ominbus spending bill that Congress passed two weeks ago is a provision increasing US Goverment's (Taxpayer's) commitment to the International Monetary Fund by $56.7 billion, which doubles the US's commitment to this [...]
RON PAUL: Do We Need the Fed?
Stocks rose Wednesday following the Federal Reserve’s announcement of the first interest rate increase since 2006. However, stocks fell just two days later. One reason the positive reaction to the Fed’s announcement did not last long is [...]