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Thursday, July 12, 2018

H.R. 899 Terminate The Department of Education

12 July 2018 

Petition: H.R. 899 Terminate The Department of Education
Bill: H.R. 899

Liberty-Pac - Your signed petition, calls, and faxes to your Representative and Senators truly make a difference. 

Our goal is to collect 30,000 signed petitions just like yours.  But if I ever expect to reach that goal, we must count on the support of patriots like you.

"Federal control of education has led to the decline of education in our country as DC-based politicians and bureaucrats impose a “one-size-fits all” model on our schools. 

Powerful teachers unions are on their heals after the Janus decision, throwing open the door to pass Representative Thomas Massie's H.R. 899 to shut down the federal Department of Education. 

Campaign for Liberty is doing all we can to make the most of this opportunity. 

But we need your help

So please sign your petition RIGHT now to End Fed Ed

Then, give your most generous contribution today to help Campaign for Liberty launch a fight against Big Government education."

For Liberty, 

Ron Paul
Chairman 






Sunday, July 1, 2018

America Has Totally Forgotten History


Published By: Chuck Baldwin | Thursday June 28, 2018
The Spanish-American philosopher Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás (known in English as simply George Santayana) famously said in his book The Life Of Reason, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
For all intents and purposes, America is in the process of fulfilling Santayana’s proverb. If America’s founders were to rise from the grave and look at the country they sacrificed so much to create, they would think they were looking at King George’s England instead of the free and independent republic they birthed.
The only references to America’s past nowadays seem to be those that either condemn our Founding Fathers or glorify Abraham Lincoln. That is pretty much the sum total of what most Americans (including conservatives and Christians) are taught about their history. It is no hyperbole to say that virtually the entire country (with very few exceptions) has thoroughly and completely lost touch with its history. And the consequences of this travesty are everywhere.
For the most part, real American history is not taught in America’s grammar schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges or universities. Neither is it taught in America’s churches, Bible colleges or seminaries. Most Americans will graduate from high school, college and post-graduate school and never learn their own history. Most Christians will go through Sunday School, Christian grade school, high school and college and never learn their own history. Ditto for most private and parochial schools and colleges. Most Americans will live their entire lives and die at a ripe old age having never learned their own history. And even worse: most of them seem to have little desire to learn it. They seem very content to spend untold numbers of hours listening to radio and television talk shows and Internet podcasts rather than studying their own history for themselves.
The only thing most “conservatives” and Christians know is the Republican versus Democrat, conservative versus liberal and “right” versus “left” paradigm. (The same is true for liberals, of course.) That’s it! I mean, THAT’S IT! It’s Sean Hannity or Rachel Maddow, FOX News or CNN and Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. That’s it! I mean, THAT’S IT!
Face it, folks: Donald Trump doesn’t know The Federalist Papers from The Cat in the Hat. His constitutional IQ is about 30—and that’s probably being generous. The same goes for the vast majority of our congressmen and senators—from either party—in Washington, D.C. And the biggest problem is that the people who keep electing and reelecting these constitutional morons to the highest political offices in the country don’t even recognize that it’s a problem.
With Independence Day coming up, I am again reminded of the root cause of America’s woes: vast ignorance of the constitutional, historical and Natural Law principles that birthed this country. So, at the risk of sounding self-serving, I am going to strongly urge readers to become familiar with the following literary works.
The first book every serious student of American history needs to read is THE FREEDOM DOCUMENTS. This is the finest compilation of America’s great historical documents in ONE VOLUME in print. These documents contain the actual words of America’s founders, words which explain and expound the laws and principles of liberty, words that came from the hearts and minds of the men who brought the greatest free nation on earth into existence. These documents form the cornerstone of our nation’s liberties. One cannot possibly understand the significance of Independence Day and be ignorant of these documents at the same time.
This fantastic collection of America’s greatest documents is only available here—and we only print twice a year (for Independence Day and Christmas)—and this special summer printing will only last for another week or so. Therefore, to receive a copy of THE FREEDOM DOCUMENTS, you need to order NOW.
Order THE FREEDOM DOCUMENTS here:
The second book I urge readers to obtain is Lex, Rex, Or The Law And The Prince by Samuel Rutherford. Originally published in 1644 by Scottish Presbyterian Minister Reverend Samuel Rutherford, this is a copy of the 1843 printing. Lex, Rex defends the rule of law and the lawfulness of defensive wars and advocates limited government and constitutionalism in politics. This book contains masterful, in-depth research. It is one of the most scholarly works on liberty ever written.
Order Lex, Rex here:
The third book I urge readers to get is Second Treatise Of Government by John Locke.
John Locke was the Father of America's Founding Fathers. Thomas Jefferson borrowed heavily from Locke's Second Treatise when he penned the Declaration of Independence. This is the first book one should read to learn the liberty principles of Natural Law.
Order John Locke’s Second Treatise Of Government here:
And since modern America (including Christians and conservatives) have an ongoing idolatrous love affair with Abraham Lincoln—a love affair that has thoroughly tainted and twisted their understanding of liberty and constitutional government—I urge readers to get the bookThe Real Lincoln by Thomas DiLorenzo.
Through extensive research and meticulous documentation, DiLorenzo portrays the sixteenth president as a man who devoted his political career to revolutionizing the American form of government from one that was very limited in scope and highly decentralized—as the Founding Fathers intended—to a highly centralized, activist state. Standing in his way, however, was the South with its independent states, its resistance to the national government and its reliance on unfettered free trade. To accomplish his goals, Lincoln subverted the Constitution, trampled states' rights and launched a devastating Civil War, whose wounds haunt us still. According to this provocative book, 600,000 American soldiers did not die for the honorable cause of ending slavery but for the dubious agenda of sacrificing the independence of the states to the supremacy of the federal government, which has been tightening its vise grip on our republic to this very day. This book is MUST-READING.
To order Thomas DiLorenzo’s book The Real Lincoln, go here:
The last book I am going to recommend in this column is a modern book (written just last year) that needs to be read by EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN. If it was read and taken to heart by enough people, this book could literally change the course of history and save the American republic. The book is entitled The War On Terror: The Plot To Rule The Middle East by Christopher Bollyn.
From the book's back cover:
The government and media have misled us about 9/11 in order to compel public opinion to support the War on Terror.
Why have we gone along with it? Do we accept endless war as normal? Are we numb to the suffering caused by our military interventions?
No. We have simply been propagandized into submission. We have been deceived into thinking that the War on Terror is a good thing, a valiant struggle against terrorists who intend to attack us as we were on 9/11.
Behind the War on Terror is a strategic plan crafted decades in advance to redraw the map of the Middle East. 9/11 was a false-flag operation blamed on Muslims in order to start the military operations for that strategic plan. Recognizing the origin of the plan is crucial to understanding the deception that has changed our world.
If you don’t read any other book (besides the Bible) this year, read Christopher Bollyn’s The War On Terror: The Plot To Rule The Middle East. Order it here:
America is repeating the mistakes of so many nations before it and repudiating its own founding principles. This is happening because the vast majority of the American people have lost touch with their own national history and heritage.
I dare say that if one were to read the five books I recommend in this column, he or she would be far more educated in the historic liberty principles upon which America was founded than the vast majority of college graduates, TV talking heads, radio talk show hosts, newscasters, university professors, congressmen, senators and pastors in this country.
There are many more excellent resources, of course. But unless the American people start turning off their radios and televisions long enough to do some serious independent study into the great principles of liberty and constitutionalism, they will be totally ineffective in helping to restore America to its former glory.
Donald Trump will not save America; but George Washington could.
© Chuck Baldwin






Saturday, June 2, 2018

H.R. 4760 NO NATIONAL ID





“GOP 'very close' on an immigration deal, says Kevin McCarthy”


31 May 2018 

No National ID. Petition

Patriot,

When I saw that headline, I knew I must sound the alarm.

Reading between the lines it’s easy to see what this means for you and me:

Congress’ next push for a National ID is just around the corner!

The truth is, a National ID/Database scheme has been part of virtually every immigration “reform” effort over the past decade.

And I’m afraid that’s exactly what’s in store for us when GOP leadership finalizes their latest backroom “deal” on immigration.

That’s why it’s critical you help me turn up the heat on Congress by signing your “No National ID” petition to your U.S. Representatives and Senators.

And if you can, I hope you’ll also agree to forward this petition to as many friends and family members as possible.

Earlier this year, Campaign for Liberty’s members and supporters roared in opposition to National ID, helping us generate tens of thousands of “No National ID, No Database" Directives to the U.S. Senate.

I’m counting on your IMMEDIATE action today to help do it once again!

Do you ever ask yourself why a National ID keeps popping up under members of BOTH parties?

It's because it's really about control!

Instead of securing the U.S. border, many politicians in BOTH parties want "interior enforcement" -- where everyone is placed under a bureaucrat's microscope.

In other words, they don't want border security.  They want the "security" of a police state.

The truth is, this is exactly the type of battle that often decides whether a country remains free or continues sliding toward tyranny.

If passed, this dangerous scheme would require all Americans to carry an ID card that would:

***  Allow federal bureaucrats to include biometric identification information on the card, potentially even including fingerprints, retinal scans, or scans of veins on the back of hands, which could easily be used as a tracking device;

***  Be required for all U.S. workers regardless of place of birth, making it illegal for anyone to hold a job in the United States who doesn’t obtain an ID card;

***  Require all employers to purchase an “ID scanner” to verify the ID cards with the federal government.  Every time any citizen applies for a job, the government would know -- and you can bet it’s only a matter of time until “ID scans” will be required to make even routine purchases, as well.

And with GOP leadership confident a “deal” is imminent, you and I don't have much time to mobilize.

That’s why it’s critical you help me turn up the heat on Congress before it’s too late by signing your “No National ID” petition right away.

Your signed petition is a critical part of my efforts to prove to members of Congress that they can either vote to kill this scheme, or start looking for another job.

But in addition to signing your petition, I hope you’ll agree to a generous contribution as well.

With your help, Campaign for Liberty can send powerful emails and run Internet ads to alert liberty-loving Americans to the latest National ID scheme.

But with a deal on immigration reform looming, I'm afraid that simply won't be enough.

If I can raise the resources to pull out all the stops, there’s an additional twelve million folks my staff and I can reach through targeted U.S. mail and phone programs.

And if at all possible, I’d like to be able to run hard-hitting newspaper and radio ads explaining exactly what the statists are up to.

Of course, such a massive grassroots mobilization program isn’t cheap -- but we have to act NOW to stop this dangerous National ID scheme from becoming the law of the land.

And with the backroom deal-making already begun, I’m afraid you and I may not have much time.

So please sign your “No National ID” petition and make your most generous contribution of $300 IMMEDIATELY!

I know that’s a lot.

But this battle is likely to move extremely fast.  And once the wheels get rolling on a freight train like this one, there’s no telling where it could end up.

So you and I have to act at once!

Of course, if $300 is just too much, please agree to $200 or at least $100 right away.

I’m afraid we don’t have much time.  You and I must act right away.

So please sign your petition and agree to your most generous contribution of $300, $200, or at least $100 TODAY!

For Liberty,

Ron Paul
Chairman





Saturday, May 12, 2018

Who's Funding the White Helmets?

Ben Swann | 3 May 2018

UPDATE: Watch Ben Swann explain the recent developments in US funding of the White Helmets in an updated Reality Check by clicking here. 

As the U.S. moves closer toward all out war in Syria, a lot of what our government seems to base its intelligence on, especially claims of chemical weapon use by they Syrian government, is an impartial humanitarian group called the White Helmets.

You’ve no doubt, heard of the White Helmets. They have been praised in the media as heroes and have reportedly saved more than 100,000 lives as of April 2018.

But who are the White Helmets really? Are they a legitimate organization or pawns, funded for the purpose of regime change?
Let’s give it a Reality Check you won’t get anywhere else.
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Despite a recent U.S. funding freeze for humanitarian aid for Syria, the U.S. continues to fund the controversial group, known as White Helmets.

The White Helmets claim to be a neutral entity in Syria. They say they are just helping people caught in the middle of a civil war. But are they?

Follow the money and you will find numerous ties to government funding from not only the U.S., but the U.K., the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany.
Untangling these ties to the White Helmets is complicated, so stay with me.
According to their website, the Syria Civil Defense, nicknamed the White Helmets, formed in “late 2012- early 2013” as self-organized groups.
Realizing they needed training, 20 Syrians went to Turkey back in March 2013 to learn from a former British army officer named James Le Mesurier.
Le Mesurier has ties to the failed NATO intervention in Kosovo. He developed a training program for Syrians that included trauma care, command and control and crisis management courses.

He is credited for helping form the White Helmets’ structure and operations.

Le Mesurier was able to fund this training program through Mayday Rescue, his Netherlands-based non-profit funded by grants from the Dutch, British, Danish and German governments.
Now, this brings us to December 2013, when the U.K.-based PR machine backing the White Helmets was established.
It’s called the Voices Project, set up as a private limited company for public relations and communications activities.
Part of the Voices Project’s articles of incorporation state that the organization seeks to “influence public opinion” and “influence governmental and other bodies and institutions regarding reform … legislation and regulation.”
Who set up the Voices Project? The first listed director on the articles of incorporation is Jeremy Heimans, the co-founder and CEO of the global PR platform “Purpose” and a co-founder of controversial online activist network “Avaaz”.

Though Heimans stepped down from his position with the Voices Project in 2015, his connection to the project is worth noting. Here’s why.

In February 2014, New York-based “Purpose” listed a job posting for interns to “help launch a new movement for Syria.”
By March 2014, the Voices Project set up The Syria Campaign NGO, which they describe as “a human rights organisation that supports Syria’s heroes in their struggle for freedom and democracy.”
This, coinciding with the graduates of the Mayday Rescue training establishing new teams in Syria.
Six months later, in October 2014, a conference of these teams came together to establish the Syrian Civil Defense as an official, national organization. They then became known as the White Helmets, thanks to The Syria Campaign.

According to their website, the White Helmets have been directly funded by Mayday Rescue, and a company called Chemonics, since 2014.

Yet there’s evidence that both of those organizations started supporting the White Helmets back in early 2013, right around the time the White Helmets claim to have formed as self-organized groups.
Mayday Rescue, as we said, is funded by the Dutch, British, Danish and German governments. And Chemonics?
They are a Washington, D.C. based contractor that was awarded $128.5 million in January 2013 to support “a peaceful transition to a democratic and stable Syria” as part of USAID’s Syria regional program. At least $32 million has been given directly to the White Helmets as of February 2018.
The firm has been funded by USAID for years, and carries a record of failures in supporting so-called humanitarian interventions, including in Libya.

What you need to know is that first, this was only part one of our look at the White Helmets.

There are even more dots to connect here, including the relationship between USAID, Chemonics, Jeremy Heimans and Azaaz. We will make those connections in another episode of Reality Check.
But for today, let’s make this clear: there are very real questions about the authenticity of the voice of the White Helmets as representative of the Syrian people.
It is also clear that the White Helmets have ties to organizations that are being funded by governments that have been seeking, and right now continue to, seek to overthrow the Assad government and to establish a new regime in Syria.
And yet our media and government act as if the information coming from the White Helmets is coming from an impartial observer. When in fact, it appears to actually be coming from an organization that is being funded with an agenda to see the Syrian government overthrown.

That’s Reality Check. Let’s talk about that, right now, on Facebook and Twitter.






Funding White Helmets Update


Ben Swann | 8 May 2018

It was just hours after releasing our last Reality Check on the White Helmets that the news broke—reports that the State Department had ceased funding of the controversial group.

But the reports lacked detail as to what funding is specifically being frozen, and the State Department isn’t going on the record.

So is the U.S. no longer funding the white helmets? And is it connected to Trump’s freeze on $200 million earmarked for Syrian “recovery”?
This is a Reality Check you won’t get anywhere else.
Late Friday, the White Helmets were all over the news. The reason? The State Department allegedly is no longer funding the controversial organization.

This, just hours after our investigation into who’s funding the White Helmets was released.

So what funding has been cut, exactly? That remains unclear.
According to CBS News, the White Helmets have complained that they haven’t received U.S. funding in weeks. This, after President Trump announced a freeze of $200 million in recovery funding for Syria.

But was that a freeze of the additional $200 million promised by former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson? Or something else entirely?

In our investigation into who’s funding the White Helmets, we discovered that in August 2015, USAID awarded a $211 million, five-year contract with Chemonics to “provide fast, flexible, short-term assistance targeted at key political transition and stabilization needs” in Syria.
According to the website GovTribe, $2.1 million in incremental funding was last allocated for the contract in March of this year.
So far, $81.6 million of the total contract has been obligated in the deal with Chemonics.
There is no clear indication as to whether this contract is frozen. Even so, western governments are still supporting the white helmets.

If you missed our investigation into who is funding the White Helmets, watch below.








Saturday, April 7, 2018

News Anchors Parroting The Same Script



Ben Swann | 5 April 2018

There is a new video making the rounds of news anchors from Sinclair-owned TV stations, all saying the exact same thing.
All of them.

When you put the news anchor clips together, they are speaking in unison. So what is this video, why are these news anchors reading like drones, and is there a bigger issue here?


Let’s give it a Reality Check.


Next week we will break down the big picture, but today I want to show you the Sinclair news anchor clip and tell you what’s going on here in three main main points.


Before I get to my three points, let me say that I actually know some of the anchors in that video. Some work in Cincinnati for the the Sinclair station there. Others are in El Paso at the Sinclair station there. And some of those journalists, I have worked with before.


Okay, so point No. 1: So what is this video?


Well first, it’s not news. Clearly, this is a promotional segment which the stations are recording in order to express why they are unique. It is done everyday in local television stations.


What’s different about this promotional segment is that Sinclair clearly has one promotions director who is sending down the same copy to all its television stations. They seem to have thought that people in those markets would never know that anchors in multiple markets are reading the same thing. But thanks to the Internet, we know.


Point No. 2: this video is clearly evidence of the fact that these anchors from various markets are simply reading what they are told.


And that happens in every TV market in the country, every day.


Anchors have a job and that job is to sell the copy. But they are not allowed to change the copy. In fact, a friend of mine who works at one of those stations says that station management was required to have the script read, word-for-word, exactly how it was written. They couldn’t even substitute the word “hi” for “hello.”


Point No. 3: this video highlights the biggest problem with media consolidation.


When one company owns so many television stations, they have the ability to push messaging however they choose to vast parts of the country. Now, some people want to jump all over this because it’s Sinclair, which is seen seen as friendly to President Trump. But to raise the alarm over just Sinclair is disingenuous, because media consolidation has been happening for for years. And it’s not just Sinclair that controls messaging.


Next week, we’ll break down how local media consolidation is happening across America, and why decentralized media, thanks for cryptocurrency like Dash Digital Cash, is the answer.


That’s Reality Check. Let’s talk about that on Twitter and Facebook.



Ben Swann | 12 April 2018

Thursday, April 5, 2018

GOA Defend Our Rights Survey

Gun Owners of America | 3 April 2018

Defend Our Rights Survey


Friend, Our country needs you.

Liberal anti-gunners are out in full force. With the help of the media, they’re now using children as props to ram their radical agenda through Congress.

The anti-gunners are united. Now WE need to unite and fight back.


It pains me to say this… but the media is winning the war on the Second Amendment.

A former United State Supreme Court Justice is calling for its repeal.

Weak-kneed politicians feel pressured to act based on emotion rather than with common sense, hard evidence, and the principles that our Founders enshrined in our Constitution…

Recently passing gun control wrapped in a spending package that President Trump signed into law. We need to show them, they can’t bow down to these gun-grabbers.

If we fail to unite behind an actionable agenda and concrete message, the media will get away with exploiting children and using lies to shred the Second Amendment.


Thanks,

Erich Pratt 
Executive Director 
Gun Owners of America





Friday, March 23, 2018

The True Meaning Of The Second Amendment



Ben Swann | 22 March 2018

"March 2018 It may be the most controversial right we have as U.S. citizens: the right to keep and bear arms. The root of that controversy is in the often misunderstood intention of the Second Amendment. So what is it really about? This is a Reality Check you won’t get anywhere else."