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Saturday, October 14, 2017

C4L Protect The Second Amendment



12 October 2017 

PETITION: C4L Protect the Second Amendment

Dear Patriot,

Anti-gun statists in BOTH parties are rushing to "cash in" on the recent horror in Las Vegas, Nevada.

With our gun-hating national media driving up mass hysteria, I truly fear for the worst.

That's why I'm counting on you to please sign your Second Amendment Protection Petitions, and (if possible) agree to your most generous contribution to Campaign for Liberty at once.

The fact is, statists know fear is their best tool for seizing more of our liberties.

As President Obama's former Chief of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel put it, "never let a crisis go to waste."

After 9/11, the PATRIOT Act and its unprecedented assault on the Fourth Amendment was rammed into law with virtually no public debate.

After the financial meltdown of 2007, the Federal Reserve seized massive new powers and Congress forced through legislation ostensibly to bail out struggling homeowners, before the administration officials rerouted it to Wall Street banksters.

Now, after the sickening events in Las Vegas, the Second Amendment is under assault.

Weak-kneed Members of Congress rushing to offer "bump stocks" up as a sacrificial lamb is only playing into the Gun Control Lobby's hands.

It's telling the media and anti-gun statists their pressure is working . . . so it's time to demand MORE!

That's why your action today is so critical.

Without it, once the gun control ball starts rolling in Washington, D.C., there's almost no telling where it will end up.

For years now, enemies of the Second Amendment have been laying the groundwork for the utter destruction of Americans' firearms freedom, including pushing:

***  "Universal Background Checks," which is a poll tested euphemism for national gun registration!  It simply cannot be enforced without government bureaucrats' ability to track every gun and gun owner;

***  "Mental Health" schemes. This would effectively kill due process freedoms for Americans by allowing government bureaucrats to decide who is "unfit" to own firearms.  How long until they start coming after anyone who's ever had one of my bumper stickers on their cars?

***  "Black gun bans," demonizing an entire class of firearms.

Anti-gun statists know these attacks won't stop tragedies like Las Vegas.  And neither will banning "bump stocks."  

But the truth is, that's not what the Gun Control Lobby really cares care about.

If they did, they'd demand "Gun Free Zone" signs at places like Mandalay Bay be taken down!

Clearly the killer didn't obey them.

But it did prevent anyone else from being able to take action -- including the security guard who attempted to bust into the killer's room unarmed!

What the anti-gun statists care most about is taking away more and more of our freedoms.

Of course, so long as Americans are armed to the teeth, they know they can't go too far or they'll risk an uprising.

But if they can frighten us into giving up our Second Amendment liberties, there will be nothing left to stop them.

That's why I'm counting on your IMMEDIATE action.

First, please sign your petition.  As you'll see, this petition insists that your Congressman and Senators vote "NO!" on any gun control scheme to come before Congress.

Second, please agree to your most generous contribution of $500, $250 or $100 to Campaign for liberty at once.

Or, if that's too much, please agree to $50, $25 or $10.

Your generosity will help Campaign for Liberty turn up the heat on Congress to stop gun control.

But this battle is likely to happen fast, so mobilizing won't be cheap. We'll have to concentrate on email, social media and Internet ads, and -- if we can raise the resources -- paid broadcast media.

Of course, C4L can't do any of this without you. So please act at once!

For liberty,



Ron Paul
Chairman

P.S. Once the gun control ball starts rolling in Washington, D.C., there's almost no telling where it will end up.

It won't just be "bump stocks" that are banned.  It could be far, far worse.

That's why I'm counting on you to please sign your Second Amendment Protection Petitions, and (if possible) agree to your most generous contribution to Campaign for Liberty at once.





Saturday, September 30, 2017

C4L - GRASSROOTS DIRECTIVE



23 Sept 2017 

Dear Patriot,

You can almost feel the blood pressure of grassroots patriots all over the country rising.


I don’t blame them one bit.

After all, we were promised our newly elected President and Congress would repeal ObamaCare “root and branch” -- not cook up one phony substitute after another

We were promised Audit the Fed -- not more of the same as the Federal Reserve steers us off another financial cliff.

We were promised REAL, fundamental tax reform -- not simply shifting the tax burden from insiders with the best lobbyists to hardworking folks like you!

We were promised fiscal responsibility and spending cuts -- not spending hikes that have sent our national debt soaring over $20 TRILLION.

We were promised things would be different this time! 

We were told The Swamp’s days were numbered!

But the “Do-Nothing Congress” headed by scaredy-cat House Speaker Ryan and Senate Majority Leader McConnell has so far delivered. . . 

Virtually nothing.

No matter how you slice it, 2016 was a LOUD-AND-CLEAR message from the American people that we’re FED UP with the status quo in Washington, D.C.!

Yet, The Swamp apparently thinks its “safe” to go back to their old games -- and you and I won’t notice!

It’s up to you and me to prove them WRONGWRONGWRONG.

That’s why I’m counting on you to sign your “KEEP YOUR PROMISES” Grassroots Directive to your Congressman and U.S. Senators TODAY!


And if you’d like, you can take advantage of the extra space I’ve left for you to write the message of your choosing.

I know it’s probably frustrating you and I even have to do this. . . 

But it’s absolutely critical you voice your frustration today.

If we don’t, we could miss one of the best opportunities we’ve had in years to bring our country back from the brink.

But the good news is, after the entire political world was turned upside down in 2016, politicians in BOTH parties are still incredibly wary of the power of grassroots patriots like you.

They don’t trust national media “experts” who’ve done nothing but constantly make fools of themselves -- or party big-wigs who’ve accomplished nothing but record-low approval ratings.

They know that continuing to anger good folks like you could spell their political demise. . . 

So, it’s time to show them you and I mean business.

It’s time to show them they can either KEEP THEIR PROMISES or find new jobs.

That’s exactly the message your Grassroots Directive is designed to deliver.

As you’ll see, it urges Members of Congress to KEEP THEIR PROMISES TO:

>>>  REPEAL ObamaCare!  For seven years, we’ve been told ObamaCare would be gone if the American people would give Republicans control of Congress.  But instead they keep offering one compromise after another!  This is flat-out UNNACCEPTABLE!

>>>  Audit the Fed.  You and I have spent the last several months gathering House cosponsors and even forcing a House hearing.  Now, is the time for Speaker Ryan to bring the bill to the floor and pass it onto the Senate!

>>>  Cut taxes.  You should decide how the money you earn is spent.  Not some bureaucrat in Washington, D.C.

>>>  Cut spending.  The last debt ceiling deal with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer only punted the next fight until the end of the year.  Instead of raising the debt ceiling again, it’s time for Congress to finally CUT SPENDING!

And as I mentioned, if you’d like, you can take advantage of the extra space I’ve left for you to write the message of your choosing.

The action of good folks like you can be THE difference if I can generate enough of a tidal wave of support.

But with all of these battles -- and the brewing fight over the possible expiration of FISA’s UNCONSTITUTIONAL Section 702, which allows all sorts of domestic surveillance on American citizens -- I hope you’ll consider a generous contribution today.

The more resources I can raise, the LOUDER our message will be in Washington, D.C.

There’s absolutely nothing I want more right now than to BREAK through the Big Government bubble and light a grassroots fire under this Congress.

But I’m counting on you to help Campaign for Liberty make it happen.

So in addition to signing your “KEEP YOUR PROMISES” Grassroots Directive, please be generous.

Even if all you can do right now is $10 or $20, it would make a tremendous difference.

But if you can afford more -- like $50, $100, $250, or $500 -- please give as much as you can.

The only way you and I don’t miss the opportunities we have in front of us today are if Members of Congress understand their days are numbered if they don’t deliver.

So please sign your “KEEP YOUR PROMISES” Grassroots Directive and agree to your most generous contribution at once!

For Liberty,

Ron Paul
Chairman

P.S. The “Do-Nothing Congress” headed by scaredy-cat House Speaker Ryan and Senate Majority Leader McConnell has so far delivered . . . virtually nothing.

That’s why I’m counting on you to sign your “KEEP YOUR PROMISES” Grassroots Directive to your Congressman and U.S. Senators and agree to your most generous contribution of $10, $20, $50, $100, $250, or $500 TODAY!

And if you’d like, you can take advantage of the extra space I’ve left for you on your Grassroots Directive to write the message of your choosing.





H. CON. RES. 81 - END WAR IN YEMEN




Sept 28, 2017



Saudi Arabia's war and blockade has pushed Yemen to the brink of famine and caused the worst cholera outbreak on record, with a million malnourished children at risk from cholera. Every 10 minutes a child in Yemen dies of preventable causes like malnutrition and diarrhea. When UNICEF's director was asked how to end Yemen's humanitarian catastrophe, he simply said: "Stop the war."

Your Representatives in Congress can provide crucial leadership to end Yemen's humanitarian catastrophe. Tell them to vote yes on the Khanna-Massie-Pocan-Jones bipartisan resolution calling for an end to the unauthorized U.S. participation in this war.

Representatives Ro Khanna (D-CA), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Mark Pocan (D-WI), and Walter Jones (R-NC) have introduced a bipartisan bill invoking the War Powers Resolution. Representatives Lieu, Capuano, Ellison, Conyers, Raskin, Jayapal, Gabbard, Lee, Bass, Pallone, DeFazio, Nolan, McGovern, Lofgren all signed on as co-sponsors. A vote on ending U.S. participation in Saudi Arabia's famine-producing war will go to the floor.

The U.S. has been a direct participant in Saudi Arabia's war. The Saudi regime could not pursue this war without U.S. weapons, planes, refueling of those planes and technical support. Yet Congress never authorized this U.S. military intervention.

Tell your Representative in Congress to vote yes on the Khanna-Massie-Pocan-Jones  resolution to end the illegal U.S. participation in the Saudi-led bombing of Yemen. 

Towards a peaceful world,
Ann, Ariel, Brienne, Haley, Jodie, Katie, Mariana, Mark, Mary, Medea, Nancy, Paki, Paula, Taylor and Tighe

PS.  The devastation of the war economy plays into the apocalyptic catastrophe in Puerto Rico. For those who want to help, the best place to donate to ensure funds go directly to the most vulnerable communities, including communities historically overlooked (low-income, Afro-Puerto Rican, etc.), is The Maria Fund

Also, come learn more about how we can Divest from the War Machine, October 21 in WDC.





Thursday, September 7, 2017

RANDPAC # END THE WARS


Rand Paul | 20 June 2017


7 Sept 2017 

PETITION: END THE WARS
In 2001, 19 members of Al Qaeda attacked the United States. After the attacks, the U.S. went into Afghanistan to find and kill them. The 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) was appropriate for that mission. I would have argued for Declaration of War had I been there.

In 2003, the war expanded into Iraq.

By 2005-2006 both wars turned into nation building and policing. That's the kind of mission creep we should always be concerned about.

Now, 16 years after the wars began, we are still in both counties. Our original justification and authorization are invalid. Our mission is vague at best, and not should not continue.

President Trump spoke against these wars in his campaign. Yet during his time in office he has been less inclined to end them.

I want to force the issue.

The 2002/3 AUMFs for Afghanistan and Iraq should be repealed, immediately. If there is a national defense reason to still be in this region or in these countries, Congress should have that debate.

Will you help me get these repealed?

Please sign my END THE WARS petition HERE

This isn’t an exercise or a pipe dream – Congress CAN be forced to vote on these again in the coming days and weeks. Perhaps very soon. That’s why I need your help.

The Defense Department Budget must be reauthorized soon. They tried to bring it up before August recess but I stopped them because they weren’t going to vote on these AUMF repeals.

I need you to have my back, and to rally other Senators to this cause. Let’s force Congress to follow the constitution and do their jobs.

END THE WARS, now.

You and I know the costs of these wars.

We have spent over $1 trillion in Afghanistan, and nearly $5 trillion on Middle East wars in the past 15 years. Over 2,000 U.S. soldiers lost their lives in Afghanistan alone. Would we not be better off if those troops were home and we were $5 trillion less in debt?

Nation building should not be our job, and it has been a fool’s errand for us, particularly in this region. There is no reason to believe we can do it in Afghanistan. There is no reason to believe we can do it without a permanent, costly presence in the country. It’s time we bring our soldiers home from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Help convince your Senators today.


END THE WARS

And please help RANDPAC spread the word. This battle could come up in the Senate any day. You can do that by donating to RANDPAC LINK
Thank you,
Rand Paul MD

UPDATE: 12 SEPTEMBER 2017

Sunday, September 3, 2017

AUDIT THE FED H.R. 24



28 August 2017

PETITION: Audit The Fed

Cosponsor Audit the Fed Now!

The fight over my Audit the Fed bill is set to really heat up in Washington, D.C.!
After the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee passed H.R. 24 on March 28, the Fed’s propaganda machine went into overdrive.
High-powered Washington, D.C. consultants are telling members of BOTH parties to just sit on their hands.
It’s up to you and me to stand up and DEFEAT the Federal Reserve’s propaganda machine.
We can beat them. We can pass Audit the Fed. But only with your action today.
So please sign your petition below and consider making your most generous contribution of $250, $100, $50, $35 or $15 to help us ramp up the pressure in Washington, D.C. to finally pass Audit the Fed!
For Liberty,
Ron Paul

Audit the Federal Reserve

Petition to My U.S. Representative







Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Most Underreported World Stories So Far This Year


By: Chuck Baldwin | 3 August 2017
Watch the various television and cable news shows, and one will be exposed to multiple reports of--the exact same story. Day after day, night after night: the national mainstream news media regurgitates the same news stories to the American people. It’s the same song sung by a different singer; but it’s the same song. If you don’t believe that, start channel surfing the newscasts instead of watching just one network. 
You will hear the same stories repeated over and over again by all of the different newscasters. Wake up, folks! You are being programmed and propagandized.
I have repeatedly said: the real problem with America’s news media (and churches) is not what you are being told; it is what you are NOT being told. The most important stories that the American people need to know about are hardly ever mentioned. And it doesn’t matter whether the broadcaster or network is bent leftward or rightward: the media moguls who run ALL OF THEM belong to the same club.
Here are just a few examples of some very important stories that you’ve heard barely a peep about from the Western mainstream media--or from the vast majority of independent media outlets, for that matter.
1)  The world’s biggest humanitarian crisis since World War II
One would think that a humanitarian crisis the size of this one would be plastered all over the front pages of U.S. newspapers and would be the lead story on dozens of nightly news casts. NADA. The vast majority of the American people are completely oblivious to the greatest humanitarian crisis since World War II. I’m talking about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
According to international relief agencies, two-thirds of the people in Yemen are dying slow, gruesome deaths from starvation and famine. In the surrounding region, more than 20 million people are affected. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported in July that over 1,700 Yemenis died from cholera. The organization warned that over 300,000 could be diseased from the outbreak by the end of this month. This is a humanitarian crisis unparalleled in modern times. Yet hardly anyone in the West is even aware of it.
So, why hasn’t the Western news media told the American people about the tragedy taking place in Yemen? I’ll tell you why: the United States and Great Britain have been assisting (and continue to assist) Saudi Arabia in conducting ongoing bombing campaigns against Yemen for the past two years by providing arms, munitions, and logistical support. And President Trump is continuing this unconscionable act of terror by authorizing up to $110 billion ($350 billion over ten years) in military aid to the Saudis--and MUCH of this military hardware will be used against the poor, innocent, starving, dying people of Yemen. The U.S. and Great Britain have also assisted Saudi Arabia’s naval blockade of Yemen, making it almost impossible for relief agencies to come to Yemen’s assistance. That’s why you haven’t heard about it; and that’s why you WON’T hear about it.
2)  “Liberated” Afghanistan is in flames
In 2001, the American people were subjected to nonstop news coverage of America’s “liberation” of Afghanistan. Of course, the CIA and U.S. military had been surreptitiously supporting the Mujahideen (the forerunner of ISIS, al-Nusra, etc.) since the Jimmy Carter administration. The Mujahideen unleashed a tsunami of terror and violence so massive that the Afghani government had to request assistance from Russia to try and save the country. After ten long, bloody years, Russian troops withdrew, and Afghanistan plunged into an abyss of religious intolerance, abject poverty, carnage, and incessant violence that has plagued the country ever since.
The narrative we were fed by the establishment Western media was that the United States was “forced” to support the Mujahideen terrorists in a righteous cause to liberate Afghanistan from the Russians. The truth is, the Afghan government asked for Russia’s help to ward off the U.S.-backed Mujahideen terrorists who were destroying the country. But the U.S.-backed Mujahideen were too entrenched, too well armed, and too well financed. After ten long years, Russia withdrew.
But it was the attacks on 9/11 that provided the “oilocracy” with the chance to achieve its decades-long plan of establishing an Afghan oil pipeline. One Eastern report noted: “So important was this pipeline to the US that in 1996 a high level Taliban delegation flew over to meet with Unocal executives at their headquarters in Houston, Texas to discuss its construction. The governor of Texas at the time was none other than George W. Bush.”
Most informed Americans today know that the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq by Bush and Cheney were a massive, royal SCAM. Most thinking people today readily understand that the U.S. invasions of those two countries had NOTHING to do with the attacks on 9/11 or chemical weapons or national security or anything of the sort. It was all about the petrodollar.
The result of Bush’s oil war in Afghanistan: sixteen years of a country mired in brutality, terrorism, corruption, and instability. Afghanistan in 2017 is a failed state. The terrorists (now called ISIS and Daesh) are stronger than ever; the Taliban is resurgent; and the country is another humanitarian nightmare. So much for Bush’s attempt at nation-building and crony capitalism with the “oilocracy.”
Ask yourself: when is the last time you heard anything of substance from the national news media about what’s going on in Afghanistan? That’s right: it’s another non-story to the propaganda Western media.
3) A half million Syrian refugees have gone home
I bet you didn’t know that nearly one-half million Syrian refugees have gone home. After being driven from their homes by U.S./Israel-supported terrorists, Syrian refugees are returning home by the hundreds of thousands. Yes, they are going back home to the protection of Bashar al-Assad.
The Western news media has repeatedly told you that Assad is a cruel, bloodthirsty dictator who gasses his own people. You’ve been told that the U.S. was trying to “protect” the people of Syria from this madman who hates them. But guess what? The U.S. media lied to you.
Assad has a higher percentage of support from among the people of his country (around 70%, including Christians, Muslims, and Jews) than virtually any national leader in the world. By comparison, as of August 1, the Rasmussen and Gallup polls show President Trump’s approval rating hovering between 33% - 37%.
Most of the Syrian people love Assad. They only fled the country when U.S.- and Israeli-backed terrorists began wreaking such havoc on their cities and neighborhoods that it was no longer safe to stay. The U.S. military protected ISIS and attacked Syrian government forces, making it next to impossible for them to protect the Syrian people. So they fled.
That all changed when Russia decided to come to Syria’s assistance. It has been Russia, NOT the United States, that has largely driven ISIS out of Syria and, therefore, made it safe for the Syrian people to return home.
Why isn’t the Western media telling you about the hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees that have returned home? Now you know why.
4)  U.K. state collusion with radical Islamic Jihadists
Islamic attacks in Great Britain are talked about constantly by the Western media. But what they are not telling you is the role that MI5/6 played (and still plays) in cultivating and colluding with those terrorist groups.
John Pilger writes, “Critical questions--such as why the security service MI5 maintained terrorist ‘assets’ in Manchester and why the government did not warn the public of the threat in their midst--remain unanswered, deflected by the promise of an internal ‘review’.
“The alleged suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, was part of an extremist group, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, that thrived in Manchester and was cultivated and used by MI5 for more than 20 years.
“The LIFG is proscribed by Britain as a terrorist organisation which seeks a ‘hardline Islamic state’ in Libya and ‘is part of the wider global Islamist extremist movement, as inspired by al-Qaida’.
“The ‘smoking gun’ is that when Theresa May was Home Secretary, LIFG jihadists were allowed to travel unhindered across Europe and encouraged to engage in ‘battle’: first to remove Mu'ammar Gaddafi in Libya, then to join al-Qaida affiliated groups in Syria.”
See the report:
But it’s a “smoking gun” that the Western media refuses to see.
5)  The crisis in the Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo is rich in minerals. Western companies who own the mines in the Congo use those minerals to build everything from cellphones to laptops to airplanes and nuclear reactors. The CIA has been involved in deposing and setting up leaders (which always results in the serious destabilization of a country) in the Congo since the early 1960s. And true to form, the Congo is in the midst of a crisis.
Thousands of people have been killed and dumped in mass graves. Over a million Congolese people have been displaced. Over 8,000 people a day were forced to leave their homes. An American and a Swedish humanitarian worker have been murdered. Of course, the humanitarian crisis is not interfering with the mining of minerals. And neither are the multinational corporations that are reaping billions of dollars in profits from the Congolese mines doing much of anything to help the suffering people of this beleaguered country.
So, why hasn’t the Western media told you anything about what’s going on in the Congo?
These are just a few of the very important stories--with a brief backdrop on each--that the propaganda mainstream media refuses to talk about. And you can mark it down: with each and every non-story, there is a cover-up of huge proportions going on. This is why so much of what the American people believe about international affairs is patently false--and usually one hundred and eighty degrees opposite of truth. Yes, I’m saying it: virtually EVERYTHING we are told by the U.S. government and its toadies in the propaganda media--especially relating to international affairs--is a big, fat LIE.
While conservatives and Christians are absorbed with all of the talk about fake news coming out of the mainstream media regarding President Trump, they are completely oblivious to the fake news coming out of Donald Trump’s Pentagon, Department of State, CIA, etc., regarding America’s ongoing foreign entanglements.
And take this to the bank: when the end comes for America, it will be directly caused by a nation that ignored its founders’ wisdom to stay clear of entangling alliances with foreign nations and instead chose to sacrifice a prosperous, free, and independent country for crony capitalism, personal profit, and unmitigated malevolence. I’m talking about the politicians in BOTH parties in Washington, D.C. Oh, yes, and their pathetic propagandists in the national news media.
P.S. George Washington echoed the sentiments of Thomas Jefferson and the rest of America’s Founding Fathers when he wrote in his Farewell Address: “Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellow-citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake, since history and experience prove, that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government.”
Washington went on to say: “The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations, is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible.” And, “’Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.”
I believe Washington’s Farewell Address is the greatest political address ever delivered to the American people. Accordingly, I have contracted with suppliers this special printing of Washington’s Farewell Address and am making it available to my readers.
Adherence to the principles contained in Washington’s Farewell Address could literally save the republic--even now. Please help me distribute this remarkable address far and wide.
The cost of these booklets is inexpensive enough that many people will be able to purchase several copies to give to friends and relatives. Order THREE copies, and pay NO SHIPPING. (Free shipping only applies to domestic orders. International rates vary.)
I urge you to order as many copies of Washington’s Farewell Address as you can. Find them here: