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Fast and Furious: The Hidden History of the Drug War

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As US troops deploy to the Mexican border to deal with the fallout of Fast and Furious, details continue to emerge about this flagrantly illegal operation to arm Mexican drug lords in a supposed sting operation. But as veteran investigative journalist Bill Conroy points out, operations like this were going on years prior to Fast and Furious and this latest scandal is just another example of a drug war that is not what it is believed to be. This is the GRTV Feature interview with your host James Corbett and our special guest, Bill Conroy.

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If you want honest reporting I would highly recommend The Corbett Report!

Non-Aggression Is Not Pacifism (Libertarians Hit Back)

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Source: http://www.dailypaul.com

By Tom Mullen on Mon, 03/05/2012

Tom Mullen is the author of A Return to Common Sense: Reawakening Liberty in the Inhabitants of America.

Non-Aggression Is Not Pacifism (Libertarians Hit Back)

Non-Aggression Is Not Pacifism (Libertarians Hit Back)Heading into “Super Tuesday,” many conservatives lament that they do not like any of the remaining Republican candidates for president. Romney is too moderate, Gingrich too much a “Washington insider,” and Santorum both an insider and a guaranteed loser against Obama thanks to his willingness to bare his soul about some of his more outlandish socially conservative views.

That leaves Ron Paul, who would seem to be the ideal conservative candidate. Paul’s Plan to Restore America actually cuts $1 trillion from the federal budget in his first year as president, including eliminating the Department of Education that Ronald Reagan promised to abolish.

 

Paul is the only candidate that actually disagrees with President Obama in principle on “spreading the wealth around.” Paul doesn’t just nibble a few pennies away from financially insignificant welfare programs. He actually has a funded plan to let young people opt out of Medicare and Social Security. This is really a plan to responsibly end these programs. Government-mandated programs only survive because people are forced to participate. If conservatives really do oppose socialism, they should agree with Paul on this. Where do they think Social Security got its name?

 

For a large group of conservatives, they are with Paul right up until he explains his foreign policy. Suddenly, not only does the courtship end, they stop taking calls and change their phone numbers. That’s unfortunate because most conservatives make this decision upon a completely distorted view of Paul’s foreign policy.

 

All of Ron Paul’s policy decisions are based upon the same underlying principle: the libertarian principle of non-aggression. As he stated during my own interview with him last year (about the 7:30 mark here), “That’s the moral principle. The legislative principle is really in the Constitution.” Based upon this principle, the government is never allowed to initiate force against the innocent. That means that it cannot redistribute wealth, it cannot stop you from harming yourself with drugs or other vices, and it cannot start a war with another nation.

This is not some new age idea from the early libertarian movement of the 1970’s. This is the foundation of the founders’ philosophy of government. Thomas Jefferson made it explicit when he said, “No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another; and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him.”[1]

Jefferson’s first order of business upon reaching the White House was to cut military spending dramatically. His goal was a military establishment adequate to defend the nation but inadequate to the imperial designs of Federalists like Alexander Hamilton. However, when the Pasha of Tripoli declared war upon the United States, Jefferson did not hesitate to send in the Marines for a quick and decisive win.

The confusion starts when Paul’s policies are described as “dovish” or “soft” on Iran or other supposedly belligerent nations. People unfamiliar with libertarian ideas may honestly misunderstand them. Others deliberately distort them. Let there be no confusion. Non-aggression is not pacifism. Libertarians hit back.

Indeed, Paul has said that if the people really do want to go to war, then he would ask the Congress for a declaration of war. He rarely gets time to explain why this is important. The declaration of war involves a debate about whether a state of war already exists. That’s why it’s so important. The declaration of war power doesn’t authorize Congress to start a war. It allows them to direct the president to end it. Check the language of every declaration of war that Congress has ever made. They all support this interpretation.

Active duty military seem to understand this implicitly, which is why they overwhelmingly support Ron Paul. They are ready to risk their lives for their country, but only when their country is truly in danger. Why don’t most conservative voters agree with them? They decorate their vehicles with stickers saying “Support Our Troops” but do not support the candidate that the troops want to be president.

It is no accident that the United States has never really won a war since Congress stopped declaring them. Instead, we send our troops into some far-off land for decades at a time with no clear definition of victory. Their hands are tied with confusing rules of engagement that keep them from winning and prolong the war. This is good for those who profit from war but bad for the troops who risk or lose their lives.

None of this happens in a Ron Paul presidency. Instead, war is far less likely to come at all, which is a good thing. If it is forced upon us, Ron Paul will have it properly declared by the Congress and then will fight it to win. Make no mistake. Of all of the Republican candidates for president, only Ron Paul will win the next war.

[1] Jefferson, Thomas Letter to Francis Walker Gilmer June 7, 1816 from The Works of Thomas Jefferson edited by Paul Leicester Ford G.P. Putnam’s Sons New York and London The Knickerbocker Press 1905 pg. 533-34

 


 

Veterans for Liberty Super PAC & VFRP March on the RNC

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RON PAUL IS THE CHOICE OF THE TROOPS

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VETERANS & ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY FOR RON PAUL MARCH ON THE WHITE HOUSE

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Posted by  @ FederalJack who also shared the live broadcast was good enough to make a quick video while he was streaming the feed.  Great job !

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This was a wonderful historic event showing the veterans and active duty military members will not allow to have their voices suppressed.  Veterans for Ron Paul make an impressive showing, to say the least.  I feel that the veterans and active duty troops have stated their knowledgeable understanding of unconstitutional and un-declared illegal wars.  You may say “I like Ron Paul except for his military / foreign policy standing”, well, who knows better than those participating first hand, which are these patriots marching today.   As an USMC vet I salute these Veterans for Ron Paul and supporting active duty service men and women and fully support their efforts!

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Ron Paul Veterans – March – Washington Monument – Feb 20th 2012!

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MORE INFORMATION HERE: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/political-pro-con/2012/fe…

Additional information on the event located on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/347123448645268/

For those wishing to show support but are unable to attend in Washington D.C. on President’s Day, might I suggest supporting by this effort visiting the link below and donating to the choice of our troops!

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Veterans organize march to the White House on President’s Day

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Our nation’s veterans and active duty military will be gathering at the Washington Monument at noon on February 20, 2012.  They will then proudly fall into formation as they march from the monument to the White House.  Active duty military are asked to not wear their uniforms.

In a public show of strength, they will be undertaking what may best be described as perhaps one of the most unique anti-war protests and endorsement of a Presidential candidate in our nation’s history.  Upon arriving at the White House, they will make an “about-face” so their backs are turned on the current administration.  With a folded flag in view as a symbolic tribute to our fallen men and women in uniform, they will then hold a salute for as many seconds as those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice during Obama’s time in office.  Family members of KIA are invited to place their hands on the folded flag.  There will be transportation for disabled veterans to participate. They are also encouraging family members of military and all non-military supporters of their cause to come out and fall-in behind them in this march.

Make no mistake about it, members of our military and our nation’s veterans are not pleased about these unconstitutional, endless wars.  They are not happy with the mainstream media’s biased and deplorable coverage of the only candidate in the Republican field that is not only a veteran but has a spotless voting record that spans over decades and demonstrates that he has always stood up and defended the constitution of the United States, even when it often meant that he had to stand all alone.

They intend to send a powerful message to us all.  The event is called, “Ron Paul is the Choice of the Troops”.  Adam Kokesh has sent out a call to rally together for this event.  Adam is a veteran of the Iraqi war and member/co-founder of such groups as:  Iraqi Veterans Against the War and Veterans for Ron Paul.  He is also the host of a patriot-minded television show called. “Adam vs the Man”.

There are many other similar groups such as:  Veterans for Peace, Combat Veterans for Ron Paul, US Army for Ron Paul and the list goes on.

For Americans that just don’t believe or understand that Ron Paul does indeed have overwhelming support from our military, perhaps this is the event to answer that question.  They do exist and maybe this is their way of saying to America in a profound way, “Can you hear us now?”

There is an upcoming moneybomb to raise funds for this effort which is scheduled for February 1st which also happens to fall on the 55th wedding anniversary of Ron and Carol Paul.  Donations can be made at this site and include in your comment, “Veterans March”.  The group is also featuring a video contest to advertise this historic march on the White House, please (see video) for more information about the event.

There is a facebook group that has been set-up here for the latest updates.

Veterans march on the White House

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RON PAUL IS THE CHOICE OF THE TROOPS!

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RON PAUL IS THE CHOICE OF THE TROOPS! (Veterans & Active Duty march on the White House)

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This speech was delivered at Jillian’s Billiards in Manchester, NH at the Boots to NH debate watching party on January 7th, 2012. Thanks to Ian Cioffi and crew for making this possible!

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URGENT MESSAGE From the Troops

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The troops have an urgent message that requires your immediate attention. Find out who U.S. military veterans and active duty soldiers overwhelmingly support for President in 2012.

Music: “The Mighty Rio Grande” by This Will Destroy You

Special thanks to Veterans for Ron Paul.

PLEASE DONATE TO THE DEC. 16TH MONEY BOMB.

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