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Rand Paul: We Must Demilitarize the Police

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) wrote on op-ed in Time yesterday discussing the situation in Ferguson, Missouri and the need to stop the militarization of local and state police departments. From the article: There is a systemic problem with today’s law enforcement. Not surprisingly, big government has been at the heart of the problem. Washington has […]


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After Wednesday’s Warzone, A Night of Relative Peace for Ferguson

After the chaotic scene Wednesday night between Ferguson police and protesters (as well as members of the press), the Governor’s decision to put Missouri Highway Patrol in charge of security changed the whole situation, for now, and hopefully until we learn all the details of the initial shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Washington Post reporter […]


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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 prevented federal dollars from being used to provide militarized police equipment to state and […]


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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 “protect and serve” the community is over — if it ever existed at all. Today, “protect and serve” […]


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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 conduct their Senators and tell them to oppose any efforts to attach the Internet Sales Tax to legislation extending […]


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