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 Ryan McMaken Murray Rothbard was relatively fond of guerrilla warfare. He wasn’t fond of war, of course, which he considered to be synonymous with mass murder, but he believed guerrilla warfare — conducted by non-state institutions — to be more morally legitimate than state-centric conventional warfare. Modern warfare, after all, is primarily the domain […]
By Ron Paul I recently proposed that the liberty movement capitalize on Brexit with “Fed-exit”: a campaign to “secede” from the Federal Reserve. Fed-exit could be accomplished with a few simple policy changes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXXv4AHcT_4 Passing Audit the Fed is a good first step toward Fed-exit. Contrary to the Federal Reserve’s propaganda, auditing the Fed will not reduce the […]
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.
It is a myth that Washington is wracked with political bickering. When it comes to growing government and piling up debt, the Beltway elites are in full agreement no matter their political label. The Ryan budget “compromise” up for a vote today and tomorrow is a perfect example.
by Ron Paul The US Treasury’s recent announcement that the government will reach the debt ceiling on November 3 means Congress will soon be debating raising the government’s borrowing limit again. Any delay in, or opposition to, raising the debt ceiling will inevitably be met with hand-wringing over Congress’ alleged irresponsibility. But the real irresponsible act […]
The major candidates all miss the real issues in the 2016 campaign. Both parties for the most part subscribe to the idea that the government must take away your liberties to “take care” of you. Authoritarians are rising on the Left and Right. Reject this!
by Ron Paul Many people think the Internal Revenue Service was violating civil liberties when it harassed tea party groups. After all, the groups were targeted because they wanted to exercise their civil liberty to challenge government policies. However, the specific issue in the IRS case was the groups’ application for tax-exempt status, which seems […]