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Only 62 Representatives Voted to End Federal Militarization of Local Police Back in June

Among all the outrage over what is happening in Ferguson, Missouri, Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) posted on his facebook, a reminder that the House actually voted on an amendment, offered by Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), back in June that would have [...]

Georgians to DC: Internet Sales Tax are not Peachy

According to a new poll released today, 57% of likely Georgia voters oppose the National Internet Tax Mandate, interesting considering that Georgia Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson voted for it. Campaign for Liberty members should [...]

Libertarians know helping others is individual responsibility

Of all the lies and smears hurled at those of us in the liberty movement perhaps the most absurd is that we do not care about improving our community or helping the less well-off. In my experience, people in the liberty movement are amongst the [...]

No CIA, Captain America is the good guy

Last week, I blogged about The Intercept's exposé of the extent of the surveillance state. One of the surveillance programs exposed in the story is a CIA program to “…secretly access databases maintained by foreign countries and extract [...]

US Sanctions on Russia May Sink the Dollar

The US government's decision to apply more sanctions on Russia is a grave mistake and will only escalate an already tense situation, ultimately harming the US economy itself. While the effect of sanctions on the dollar may not be appreciated in [...]

American Militarism: The Chickens Have Come Home to Roost

Ferguson is the price we pay for turning America's police into paramilitary units armed with the Pentagon's surplus military gear leftover from decades of American militarism overseas. The era of your friendly neighborhood lawman only out to [...]

This week in Irony: Federal Transparency website missing $169 billion

Only the government could create a website devoted to increasing transparency and somehow "miss" posting $169 billion of federal funding.  Maybe the e-mails with the details on the funding got lost. (h/t USA Today): WASHINGTON — A government [...]

Foreign Aid: It's (General) Electric

Last week, I blogged about President Obama's decision to increase "security cooperation" and make "significant new investments in African peacekeeping" following the U.S.-African leaders summit.  President Obama also announced that the federal [...]

Thomas Massie: Air Strikes Require Congressional Authorization

Following President Obama's decision to resume bombing in Iraq, Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY-4) reiterated his call for President Obama to obey the Constitution and seek approval from Congress before launching new military actions in Iraq [...]

Airstrikes in Iraq: Remember that Thing Called Congress?

Guest Post By: Jake Tate “President Obama has authorized airstrikes in Iraq.” Does anyone else see something wrong with that headline? Not “The United States Government has…” or “With the approval of Congress the President [...]