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Filibusters: Good for restraining government

 
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Filibusters: Good for restraining government

By John Watts The fresh faces of the Democrat side in the Senate, and many others on the left in general, are already frustrated with their majority leader, Senator Harry Reid. They are frustrated with Reid’s reticence to ram Senate rules “reform” down the throats of the Republicans. In this case, “reform” meant drastically reducing […]


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American intervention in North Africa: creating more “blowback”?

By John Watts Senator Rand Paul made a forceful debut on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday in hearings on the Benghazi disaster in which four Americans, including the US Ambassador to Libya, were murdered by Muslim extremists. In interviews leading up to the hearings, Senator Paul had promised to grill Secretary of State Clinton […]


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Ron Paul’s Audit the Fed in the 113th Congress!

Day one of the 113th Congress, and even though Dr. Paul is no longer in Congress, his influence clearly still is. Rep. Paul Broun (GA-10) has reintroduced Ron Paul’s Audit the Fed as H.R. 24 and promises to “pick up where Ron Paul left off” on the issue. In his press release announcing the bill introduction, […]


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Too Much Bipartisanship

A common refrain from talking heads and pundits is that there is too little bipartisanship in Washington. However, Senate “debate” over the FISA Amendments Act reauthorization, and its passage by a vote of 73-23, showed that our Honorary Chairman Ron Paul’s position is more accurate — on the issues that truly matter, there is simply […]


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Defending Liberty

A week before Rand Paul’s filibuster of senate action forced a midnight vote on his amendment to restrict “foreign aid” to Libya, Pakistan, and Egypt, he addressed attendees at the 2012 Liberty Political Action Conference. “You shouldn’t have to bribe or pay for your friends,” said Senator Paul. The Senator also went on to discuss […]


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