To view the full conference with guest interviews from Congressman Justin Amash, former Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson, Cato Institute's David Boaz, Former Ambassador to the UN John Bolton, and more, follow the extension below.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Although this video is five months old, it remains as relevant as ever. Ben Swann, journalist for Fox19 in Cincinnati, Ohio, presses the President for answers on his alleged Kill List, the unconstitutionality of the NDAA, and the backwards foreign policy on Syria.
recent MSNBC nicely outlines how Robert Gibbs was told "not even to
acknowledge the drone program.� With an undeclared and covert drone
operation primarily in Pakistan and Yemen, has the American public reached a
point where not only is unconstitutional warfare hard to denounce, but worse, hard to detect?
It is clear that the drone operation is expanding--We are
now installing a new drone base in Niger with 100 troops. A surveillance
drone program over our homeland, though receiving tough opposition, is also in the works. How far will this
go with the consent of the people, or dare I ask, does the consent of the
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
In Zane McMillin�s article from Mlive.com, Congressman Amash proposes that while leading Republicans may act like they are for fiscal conservatism and cuts, they are being deceptive.
It is official: The GOP Civil War is brewing. The void
in power is evident, and competition over ideas is intensifying. In this rebuilding era, one of the first
major challenges facing this messy GOP is undoubtedly the coming sequestration
cuts. How principled will our
conservative leaders be? Congressman
Justin Amash (R) of Grand Rapids, Michigan suggests that the GOP establishment
won�t hold on to our values too sturdily.
Regardless of how this unfolds, it is good to see we have a young, principled and bright star carrying the torch of Liberty.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The constant disappointment with contemporary politics provides fertile ground for the growth of organized opposition. As establishment Republicans and Democrats grow more polarized and less effective, Liberty has a real opportunity to break through.
Friday, February 15, 2013
A short film adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron, 2081 depicts a dystopian future in which, thanks to the 212th Amendment to the Constitution and the vigilance of the United States Handicapper General, everyone is "finally equal." The strong wear weights, the beautiful wear masks and the intelligent wear earpieces that fire off loud noises to keep them from taking unfair advantage of their brains. It is a poetic tale of triumph and tragedy about a broken family, a brutal government, and an act of defiance that changes everything.
Buy it here!
In the Original TV Series Free to Choose, Milton Friedman explained how the production of a pencil illustrates the power of the free enterprise system, as seen below.
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In his stimulating article State of the Union: Rand Paul Brings Libertarianism to the GOP, Brian Doherty of Reason Magazine outlines the implications of the GOP's current political climate.
After suffering a humiliating defeat to a vulnerable President Obama, the Republican Party is now experiencing both a void in power and an effort to rebrand. This scenario offers non-establishment wings of the party--namely libertarian Republicans and Tea Partiers--to gain influence. Having formally responded to the President's State of the Union Address, Senators Rand Paul and Marco Rubio are two figures that offer the GOP credibility, rebranding and the ability to broaden the base.
How will this tricky time unfold? Will the GOP unify under a coherent, principled message, or is a messy battle brewing? Maybe, as Doherty hints, Senator Rand Paul is the best vehicle for Libertarianism in the mainstream.
As the government increasingly aims to regulate and surveil the internet, we must consider impact of such interference on freedom. Should we sacrifice the liberty offered by internet to supposed security promised by government? Perhaps the internet should remain a place for free people, free markets and free minds.