Congressman Massie reports on the US Warfare State. Presented at the Mises Institute’s symposium with Ron Paul: “War and Peace in the Age of Trump”. Recorded on 8 April 2017 in Lake Jackson, Texas. Includes an introduction by Jeff Deist.
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By Ron Paul Many Americans who have wrestled with a 1040 form, or who have paid someone to prepare their taxes, no doubt cheered the news that Congress will soon resume working on tax reform. However taxpayers should temper their enthusiasm because, even in the unlikely event tax collection is simplified, tax reform will not […]
By Ron Paul For all the hand-wringing about the threat to liberty and constitutional government posed by the major party presidential candidates, there is little discussion of how this threat is due to the political class’s long history of supporting expanded presidential power. There is also little talk of how the imperial presidency is just […]
“Because of massive unconstitutional overreach, the federal government depends on state action to do almost everything. It needs state resources and state personnel to enforce its laws and implement it programs. By simply doing nothing, states have the power to stop federal actions dead in their tracks.”
The US Supreme Court this month effectively upheld what is known as the “Auer principle,” a previous decision granting government agencies massive new legislative powers. With Congress asleep, the Executive Branch continues to gobble up its power and trample the Constitution. The “deep state” tentacles expand their reach…
Although we are seemingly in a permanent war, the US Congress has been AWOL in fulfilling its Constitutional responsibilities.
By Ron Paul According to a recent poll, 73 percent of all Americans oppose increases in federal spending. Since this anti-government spending sentiment is a major reason Republicans control the House and Senate, one would expect the Republican Congress to hold the line on, or even cut, government spending. Yet, despite the Republican leadership’s rhetoric […]
Washington is at “war” over the budget again. “Conservative” Speaker Paul Ryan is out with a big-spending $1.07 trillion budget and the “budget hawk” House Freedom Caucus wants to cut $30 billion. So much ado about so little. Another budget, another charade.
by Ron Paul While the Washington snowstorm dominated news coverage this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was operating behind the scenes to rush through the Senate what may be the most massive transfer of power from the Legislative to the Executive branch in our history. The senior Senator from Kentucky is scheming, along with […]