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Saturday, June 10, 2017

S.J. RES. 42 Stop The Saudi Arms Deal



PETITION: NO ARMS FOR TERRORISTS

7 June 2017 

"Dear Friend of Liberty,

Will Washington, D.C. never learn?

For years now, politicians in BOTH parties have pursued the same misguided policies in their failed effort to control terrorism.

But a quick glance around the world today – from France to Britain to Syria and Iraq – show those efforts are falling flat on their faces. . .

Perhaps no policy is more ridiculous than the practice of selling weapons to those who could use them to do us harm.

Yet, that’s exactly what the U.S. Government is doing right now by “partnering” with Saudi Arabia – even though this authoritarian government continues to finance radical terrorist groups around the world.

Recent news reports tell us the White House is caving to the demands of pro-“status quo” insiders and deep-pocketed lobbyists by making a deal to provide hordes of military equipment to Saudi Arabia.

According to the State Department’s own press release, this will include “tanks, artillery, counter-mortar radars, armored personnel carriers, [and] helicopters.”

Worse, you can virtually guarantee this equipment will fall into the wrong hands. . .

That’s the bad news.  The good news is my son, Senator Rand Paul, has introduced legislation (S.J. Res. 42) to block this deal.

But it won’t happen without your help.

So please stand with Rand and Campaign for Liberty by signing your “NO ARMS FOR TERRORISTS!” Petition to your U.S. Senators.

And make your most generous contribution of $300, $200, or $100 to help Campaign for Liberty’s efforts to stop arming terrorists.

The truth is, if the deal goes through, it will further radicalize the Middle East, create even more displaced refugees – many vulnerable to radicalization – and create new resentments among the people who suffer the consequences of our alliances with authoritarian governments in order to enact “regime change.”

The dirty secret is that Saudi Arabia is expected to use this military equipment for regime change efforts in Yemen.

While we are told the Saudis will use the equipment to fight terrorists, it is more likely to be used to turn Yemen into a base for ISIS and other terrorist groups.

Just like Syria. . .

Just like Libya. . .

And just like Iraq where U.S. troops are still fighting 13 years after launching what we were promised would be a cakewalk.

But despite this sad history, the U.S. Government continues to pursue the same old insane polices that empower terrorists, drain our wallets, and put our safety at risk.

Clearly the only way this policy will change is if WE THE PEOPLE demand that Congress exercise its Constitutional functions and force the president to abandon this failed foreign policy.

That’s why Rand’s legislation (S.J. Res. 42) is so important right now.

Rand is committed to forcing the Senate to vote on it, but to pass it, he needs a massive show of support from the grassroots.

That is why Campaign for Liberty is launching a major program in support of S.J. Res. 42.

If we can raise the funds, we plan to not just support this bill, but run the same type of programs that have been so effective in changing the debate on monetary policy and civil liberties.

As with our other efforts, the key is letting Congress know that the people are watching and expect them to reject the latest scheme to bring so-called “democracy” and “freedom” to the Middle East.

This scheme would only serve to help Saudi Arabia create the type of chaos in which groups like ISIS thrive.

So please sign your NO ARMS FOR TERRORISTS! Petition today.

And if you can, please make your most generous contribution to Campaign for Liberty of $300, $200, or $100.

Your donation will help us mobilize more Americans to put the heat on Congress to do their job and stop the transfer of weapons to a regime with a history of exporting terrorists to its neighbors, Europe, and even to the U.S.

It will take a massive effort to stop this deal.

You see, deals like this don’t just harm our security, they are quite profitable to the large defense contractors who have one of the most effective lobbying operations in Washington, D.C.

These defense contractors are able to fund hordes of K Street lobbyists and think-tanks of left, right, and center that produce heaps of propaganda making the case for this type of intervention and expanding away the policy’s failures.

When I was in Congress, I saw how effective the military-industrial complex’s propaganda operation was. . .

Whenever I dared challenge the status quo on foreign intervention, I was informed that the military-industrial complex’s paid “experts” considered my view “na├»ve” and that the Founding Fathers’ policy of peace and goodwill to all was “impractical” in the modern world.

I was even once informed by a Congressman who was considered a leading expert on the Constitution that the requirement that Congress declare war was outdated!

Members of Congress told me they felt safe parroting the views of the so-called “experts” because the average American did not care about foreign policy enough to learn the truth behind the establishment’s lies.

So imagine their reaction when the petitions start rolling in from the liberty grassroots telling them the people see through the lies peddled by pro-interventionist think-tanks, lobbying firms, the media, and their paymasters in the military-industrial complex. . .

It will be similar to their reaction when they started getting pressure to support Audit the Fed!

Prior to 2008, the idea that grassroots liberty army would flood Congress with petitions demanding they Audit the Fed was unheard of. . .

But then came Campaign for Liberty. . .

We made Audit the Fed a central issue in American politics, and we turned a rollback of the surveillance state from a fringe idea to a serious policy proposal.

Now it is time for us to do on foreign policy what we did on monetary policy and civil liberties - starting with killing this deal with Saudi Arabia.

Defeating this deal could be the beginning of finally forcing Congress to reassess its role in foreign policy and ending the hyper-interventionist policy that has not made our nation safer.

So please sign your “NO ARMS FOR TERRORISTS!” Petition today.

And make your most generous contribution of $300, $200, or $100 to help Campaign for Liberty stop this deal."


For Liberty,


Ron Paul
Chairman

P.S.  Recent news reports show that the White House is caving to the demands of pro-“status quo” insiders and deep-pocketed lobbyists by making a deal to provide hordes of military equipment to Saudi Arabia.

According to the State Department’s own press release, this will include “tanks, artillery, counter-mortar radars, armored personnel carriers, helicopters.”

Fortunately, my son, Senator Rand Paul, his introduced S.J. Res. 42, which would block this deal.  And Rand is committed to forcing the Senate to vote on it.

But Rand is up against the entire foreign policy establishment, as well as the might of the military-industrial complex.

And the only thing that can overcome those forces is a massive outpouring of support from the liberty grassroots.

So please sign your “NO ARMS FOR TERRORISTS!” Petition to your U.S. Senators.

And make your most generous contribution of $300, $200, or $100.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Audit The Fed 23,719 Petitions


1 June 2017 

Dear Friend of Liberty

"So you did what you were asked and signed a petition.  

What happened with it?

Sadly, with some Washington, D.C. organizations, sometimes the answer is “nothing.”

But last Friday -- while most Americans were preparing for the long Memorial Day weekend -- C4L staff was on Capitol Hill delivering the stacks of the 23,719 Audit The Fed Petitions we’ve gathered over the past few weeks for our cosponsor push.

Norm Singleton delivering Audit the Fed
petitionsAs you’ll see here, I started right where I thought I could make the most difference -- House Speaker Paul Ryan’s office!

Thanks to your support, banksters and slick lobbyists are more scared than ever that you and I will finally get the job done on Audit the Fed.

We’ve already been through a House hearing (where I personally testified), and passed Audit the Fed through the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Today, we stand at 110 cosponsors on Rep. Thomas Massie’s (R-KY) House Bill (H.R. 24) and 14 on Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) Senate Bill (S. 16).

With your continued support and generosity, Campaign for Liberty is working hard to ensure we keep the pressure on!

I know we’ve asked quite a bit of you lately.  But we have some critical work ahead of us in the coming weeks, so my hope is you’ll agree to a generous contribution of $250, $100, $50, or even $25.

Even if you can only chip in $10 right now, it would help make a big difference.

I know it’s easy to get caught up in legislative minutiae and political tugs-of-war.

But you and I can’t forget what a golden opportunity we have to take a SLEDGEHAMMER to the very foundations of everything we hate about Washington, D.C.

Whether it’s out-of-control spending, ObamaCare, or misguided foreign policy adventurism, the Federal Reserve lies at the root of it all by printing money out of thin air to pay the bills when taxation doesn’t make ends meet.

Exposing the Fed would finally show the American people just how corrupt this secretive institution is and light the fuse for Big Government’s destruction.

That’s why we HAVE to keep fighting.  

If we don’t, our country’s days are numbered.

Our (still growing) $19.9 trillion debt will soon drown us all. 

That’s why these petition deliveries are just part of our effort to ensure we generate as many House cosponsors as we can.

The closer we get to a majority of the U.S. House, the harder it will be for House Speaker Paul Ryan to stand in the way of a vote.

Of course, if you and I make the pressure hot enough, he may just relent and hand us a vote early. 

But as many folks have learned the hard way, hoping for the best only ensures Washington, D.C. does its worst!

So Campaign for Liberty is also planning to run Internet and social media ads to help turn up the pressure on politicians who have supported Audit the Fed in the past, but are refusing to now that they believe it could actually happen.

We won’t be afraid to call them out by name.

And I’m afraid some of those names are going to surprise you.

We’re also going to turn the screws on congressional leadership like House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as well.

With your help, we’re going to let them know that -- especially as hated as they are among the grassroots -- a betrayal on Audit the Fed could be the last nail in their political coffins.

We’re not going to play games.

We’re going to play hardball.

With nearly 80% of the American people in agreement that the Federal Reserve should be audited, we hold all the cards.

Not them.  Not the Big Government elites who seem so intent on destroying the last vestiges of freedom.

Your support is working.  

Your help has brought the Audit the Fed issue from the seemingly out-of-nowhere just a decade ago to the verge of reality.

Dr. Paul’s unflinching leadership and commitment to liberty sounded the alarm.

But it’s your continued support that’s needed to keep the pressure on and help us cross the remaining hurdles we face!

So please, if at all possible, agree to your most generous contribution of $500, $250, $100, $50, or $25 today.

Even if all you can do is $10, it would make a tremendous difference.

Thank you for all you do!

In liberty,"

Norm Singleton

"P.S. Our cosponsor push is just the beginning of what we have planned for Congress on Audit the Fed.

I have also planned a massive social media and Internet ad campaign targeting Members of Congress who are refusing to cosponsor Audit the Fed now that they think it might actually pass.

I’m also preparing to turn the screws on congressional leaders.

But I’m counting on your support.  Please, if at all possible, agree to your most generous contribution of $250, $100, $50, $25, or even $10 right away in support of C4L’s plans to pass Audit the Fed!"