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However You Vote, The Secret Government Always Wins

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute January 27, 2016   However You Vote, The Secret Government Always Wins   It is not a conspiracy — it is out in the open. The permanent government behind the scenes ensures that foreign policy never changes, that endless wars continue to enrich the military-industrial complex, that the population […]

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The Devastating Cost of Monetized Elections

By Ralph Nader Common Dreams January 23, 2016   The Devastating Cost of Monetized Elections     Corporatized and commercialized elections reach a point where they stand outside and erode our democracy. Every four years the presidential and Congressional elections become more of a marketplace where the wealthy paymasters turn a civic process into a […]


Could This Law Send Every Presidential Candidate to Jail?

By John-Michael Seibler The Daily Signal November 11, 2015   Could This Law Send Every Presidential Candidate to Jail?     18 U.S. Code § 604 makes it a federal crime to be “in any manner concerned in soliciting or receiving” any contributions “for any political purpose from any person” entitled to government relief. That could […]

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US House Resolution Seeks New Conflict in Ukraine

By Daniel McAdams Ron Paul Institute October 19, 2015   US House Resolution Seeks New Conflict in Ukraine     The US House of Representatives, which never ceases sticking its nose in other people’s business, is tomorrow scheduled to take up H. Res. 348, a bill “Supporting the right of the people of Ukraine to […]


Washington’s Bias Toward War

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute September 24, 2015   Washington’s Bias Toward War   College of William & Mary Professor and Ron Paul Institute Academic Board Member Lawrence Wilkerson examined, in an interview last week with host Paul Jay on the Real News Network, the connection between war and profits. War brings profits, and […]

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2016 Selection: 1/3 of All Campaign Donations Funded by Just 60 Elite Individuals

By Mac Slavo SHTFplan.com August 5, 2015   2016 Selection: 1/3 of All Campaign Donations Funded by Just 60 Elite Individuals     Campaign finance reform ain’t gonna cut it. New SuperPAC rules have erased the limits on cash that donors can give to candidates, allowing the massive amounts of money to pile up even […]


Federal Court: Tennessee Ballot Access Law Unfairly Burdens Third Parties

By Barry Donegan Truth In Media July 6, 2015   Federal Court: Tennessee Ballot Access Law Unfairly Burdens Third Parties On Thursday, a federal appeals court ruled that a Tennessee statute requiring that a minor party, in order to stay on the ballot, must achieve 5% of the vote in the same gubernatorial election in […]

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Tennessee Bill to prohibit county employees from serving as County Commissioners

A new bill for Tennessee that will stop county employees from serving as County Commissioner of the county in which they are employed will be soon up for a vote.  This will not do anything to county employees that are currently elected members of the County Commission or re-election of county employees that currently hold […]


West Coast, East Coast: Silicon Valley Blurs the Distinction With Washington Presence

By Clark Mindock OpenSecrets.org March 8, 2015   West Coast, East Coast: Silicon Valley Blurs the Distinction With Washington Presence   Silicon Valley has staked its claim in Washington. From Capitol Hill to the White House, tech money is everywhere — and 2016 looks like it will be the industry’s biggest year yet. Tech may […]

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By Fred Reed LewRockwell.com March 2, 2015 The 145 Solution Sapience, not Sentience   In the modest and unassuming manner natural to this column, I advance a small proposal for the emendation of such tatters of the Constitution as can be found: For voting in federal elections, we should employ a literacy test to disenfranchise […]


What The Mid-Term Elections Really Mean For Peace and Liberty

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute    What The Mid-Term Elections Really Mean For Peace and Liberty   Did the election last week really mean that much? I took to my Twitter account on Tuesday to point out that the change in control of the Senate from Democrat to Republican actually means very little, despite […]

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Ron Paul’s Take on the 2014 Midterm Elections

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute Ron Paul’s Take on the 2014 Midterm Elections   Former United States House of Representatives member and presidential candidate Ron Paul is not mincing words in presenting his take on the Tuesday midterm elections. Speaking with hosts Ben Swann and Erin Ade on RT, Paul argues that the US […]


Does the “Left” actually need people to be on welfare to win elections?

Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Nick Sorrentino   Does the “Left” actually need people to be on welfare to win elections?   First, what is called “Right ” and “Left” is increasingly up for grabs. The winged political paradigm makes much less sense now that a significant part of the population self identifies as “libertarian,” which does […]

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Tennessee 2014 State Legislative Survey Results

Source: http://www.campaignforliberty.org   Tennessee 2014 State Legislative Survey Results   Campaign for Liberty gave candidates for State Legislature an opportunity to provide a straight answer to the following questions. The candidates’ answers can be seen below the list of questions. Because the vast majority of states do not include 3rd party candidates in the Primary […]


Obama’s Foreign Policy Rhetoric Does Not Match US Actions

  Source: http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org By Ron Paul Obama’s Foreign Policy Rhetoric Does Not Match US Actions   President Obama’s recent foreign policy speech, delivered at this year’s West Point graduation ceremony, was a disappointment to anyone who hoped the president might be changing course. The failure of each US intervention thus far in the 21st century […]

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