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James Otis on “Writs of Assistance”

James Otis' fight against general warrants, known as "Writs of Assistance," helped lead to our 4th Amendment being adopted. To read more on James Otis' argument against "Writs of Assitance," click here. Remember these words when the FISA Amendments Act comes up for reauthorization later this year; your Congressmen may need a reminder as well.


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Liberty NewsWire: September 4, 2012

In recent weeks, the Fed has given increasing signals that it is seriously considering the launch of another round of large-scale bond purchases, known in Fed-talk as quantitative easing. Some Fed members have argued against such action, fearing more easing of the money supply would lead to asset bubbles and higher inflation down the road. […]


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Liberty NewsWire: August 31, 2012

For the second time this year, the Paul family has been harassed by the Transportation Security Administration. Rep. Ron Paul, his wife, and granddaughter were stopped by eight TSA workers at a small airport in Clearwater, Florida, and told they must be screened. According to the agents, the screening was necessary because Mitt Romney "might be […]


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Thomas Paine’s “The Crisis”

Thomas Paine's revolutionary rhetoric in Common Sense helped ignite a revolution in the hearts and minds of the people long before the first shots at Lexington and Concord.  Dated December 23, 1776, story has it that George Washington found Paine's next essay so inspiring he ordered The Crisis to be read aloud to his troops at Valley Forge the […]


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How Many Americans has the Government Spied On?

"Gazillions." That was the fictitious number Senator Paul chose to use to highlight the gravity of the number of Americans caught up in the government's national security dragnet since 9/11, in a recent speech in Las Vegas. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ9jBWjZWvI Judge Napolitano, in an op-ed in the Washington Times explains that Senator Paul, "who, when he asked the government to […]


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