Establishment Attacks Rand Paul on Support of Tenth Amendment, States’ Rights

Yahoo News article released recently reads: Rand Paul’s Troubling Ties to Racists. The article uses the terms “Pro-confederate”, “neo-confederate” and touches on the Civil War. The source used in theYahoo News article is from The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative online news source, which published an article slandering Paul as a radical because his aide (Jack Hunter) has long been a supporter and advocate of the Tenth Amendment to the US Constitution.

The Tenth Amendment reads: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States, respectively, or to the people.

In layman’s terms, if it is not one of the powers delegated to the federal government by the US Constitution then the federal government has no business exercising power of such matters. In modern America where the federal government controls what kind of shower you can use, the type of light bulbyou are allowed to light your house with and what kind of milk you decide to pour over your cereal in the morning it is no surprise that nullification is becoming a household word again. 

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Paul is the first modern US Senator to use the term “nullification” in support of reining in the powers of the federal government when it comes to unconstitutional federal legislation. He first used this when President Obama attempted to issue executive orders on gun control.

Paul recently visited South Carolina and spoke to a group of supporters in support of their efforts to nullify the Patient Care Act in the state through a nullification bill, which cites the Tenth Amendment. Paul says, “You know… READ MORE HERE

Corker & Alexander Lie Again: Immigration Bill Will Put Americans to Work

The two senior Senators from Tennessee, Lamar Alexander (R) and Bob Corker (R) released a joint op-ed in local state media saying that the immigration bill they have been fighting for will put Americans back to work and add jobs to the economy. The only explanation they offer for how granting millions of illegal aliens amnesty will put Americans back to work is, “It’s possible that one of these immigrants may create the next Google.” Disregard the fact that most illegal immigrants in the country are not grossing 6 figure salaries as software, tech engineers. Also, never mind the fact that the amendments Corker and Alexander supported now penalize US employers $5,000.00 for hiring legal US workers instead of illegal immigrants. Corker took to social media to tweet his new claim, which posses no warrant that immigration reform will put American citizens back to work.

Corker, Alexander also claim that the bill will secure the borders. However, US Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) withdrew all support for the immigration bill because Alexander, Corker and others voted against Paul’s amendment, which would allow Congress the authority to ensure that the borders were secure before allowing illegals to begin the process of citizenship. Now, the bill passed by Corker and Alexander does not allow Congress the authority to ensure the borders are secured.

Bob Corker (R-TN) Takes to Twitter

Bob Corker (R-TN) Takes to Twitter

Alexander, up for reelection this year, has faced mounting scrutiny from Tea Party and Liberty groups in the Tennessee.

 

 

Rand Paul: The Next Ronald Reagan

 

A cavalryman depends on a strong-willed beast. US Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), the equestrian-soldier is riding a sick horse. When the beast becomes too ill, and is determined medically futile the soldier places a bullet in its head. This act is not an easy task to carry out, but the soldier knows a sick horse is a dead horse, which is better put out of its misery.  For a cavalryman in the battlefield it is quick. In Washington, Paul will have to take his time- just as Reagan did. Reagan destroyed the GOP mold of his time. Many wonder, will Paul follow in his steps?

Ronald Reagan and the Paul Family during Reagan's 1976 Presidential bid. Ron and Rand to the left of Reagan.

Ronald Reagan and the Paul Family during Reagan’s 1976 Presidential bid. Ron and Rand to the left of Reagan.

It is quite remarkable that America has already had a Libertarian-leaning Republican, but the establishment GOP wouldn’t dare let you know about it. This man is more quoted, and revered than any other GOP politician in history. His name was Ronald Reagan, and he once said, “The heart of my philosophy is libertarianism.”  You will never see Lindsey Graham or John McCain utter this quote, but come election year they will claim themselves Reaganites. In 1976 at the GOP convention Rand’s father, Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX, Retired), was one of only 4 republican congressmen to support Reagan that year. Reagan lost. In 1980 Reagan tried again, Paul still at his side, but this time Reagan won by a landslide. Reagan’s win marked the beginning of what many recall as the “Reagan Revolution”. The “Revolution” is a purposeful parallel that the Senior Paul carried on into his presidential bids. However, the two Pauls play a remarkably different battle plan. The Senior Paul’s battle was an ideological one. The Junior Paul’s battle plan is a strategic ground game. A game poised to not only win hearts and minds as his father did, but votes as well.

Paul will be able to pull together conservatives and independents from across the spectrum just as Reagan did. He can turn blue states red with his stance on droneswiretappingmedical marijuana and other civil liberties. He is the leading name in the 2016 GOP bid as of now. He has won every recent straw poll his name has been in, and has visited every early primary state multiple times. Also, he is winning the social media race with more than 1 million Facebook fans. There are also multiple support, and “Presidential Draft” pages for Rand Paul with hundreds of thousands of fans. No other potential candidate has this social media force. Look to the Obama presidential wins and we know that elections are now dependent on social media force. Furthermore, one super- PAC has been working feverishly on a draft effort raising thousands of dollars to send out “Paul for President” campaign garb.

This aside, the truth is that Reagan would never be elected in the modern day Republican Party without one hell of a fight. Thirty years has changed the game of American politics with the establishment GOP backed by war lobbyists, big agriculture and the pharmaceutics industry. Paul’s battle will be one against the largest machine yet known to man. Although the establishment holds more events, fundraisers and marketing in the name of Reagan than any other GOP politician in history they do not believe what Reagan believed. The grassroots will support Paul, many state legislators will follow and he will also bring in endorsements from many leading conservative think-tanks such as the Heritage Foundation headed by former US Senator and ally, Jim DeMint. Regardless, make no mistake; he will be met with great resistance in 2016. He stands headstrong against the modern day GOP on many things such as foreign policy and aide, and the establishment’s lack of bite when it comes to not raising taxes and protecting the Second Amendment.

Expect to see Paul square up against types who are marketed to the American people by the establishment as being “Tea Party candidates”.  Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan seem to stand out as these types, and are losing popularity with the actual Tea Party as they continue to align more with the establishment. The Republican Party hasn’t put one of their own in office since 1980 with Reagan. Is Paul the next Reagan? Paul can stand on his own merits, and no one should underestimate this. However, we also cannot underestimate the power of Reaganism.

For a ‘Revolution’ to occur, something must come to an end.  The question is will Paul be able to place the metaphorical bullet in the GOP’s head as Reagan did decades ago? If Paul does win- the Republican Party we know today will die. Many believe that is more than a fair trade.

Anti-Govnmt Search Engine Rises to Challenge Google

Necessity is the mother of invention, and one company is ahead of the curve. Are you worried about the Federal Government tracking your activity online? DuckDuckGo.com may be your new search engine of choice, and if you value your privacy it may have to be. Google is fast becoming too big for its britches. Their new privacy standards, or lack there of, which have drawn scrutiny from the tech world, and privacy advocates leave much to be desired. According to Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., who is co-chairman of the Congressional Privacy Caucus, “The new Google privacy policy is: You have no privacy.” Combine this with Google recently handing over more than 11,000 individuals’ personal information to the government, NSA spying by the feds, the IRS scandal, the AP/Fox Scandal, and Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) comments that he would censor US citizens’ mail, and you have an American public that is suddenly remembering the need for their Fourth Amendment rights. In the legislative branch US Senator Rand Paul R-KY has begun the process for a class action lawsuit against the federal government, but what can the free-market accomplish to complement Senator Paul’s efforts?

DuckDuckGo.com growth

DuckDuckGo.com growth chart

DuckDuckGo was launched in 2008, but only recently has it become viral so to speak. According to online traffic reports DuckDuckGo’s traffic has skyrocketed in the past few months, and especially the past few days in the face of multiple privacy scandals under the Obama administration. Starting in January of this year the site averaged 1.6 million searches/day. As of this month the site is averaging 2 millions searches/day. This last week alone has been the most successful for the search engine since data began recording in April of 2010 (39k searches/day) with more than 2 million searches each day. Why the growth? DuckDuckGo promises an escape from the eyes of big brother. Their privacy policy states that they will not track you, filter bubble you, record you, report you, store your information, spy on you, sell your information, etc. There are many great features available, which includes one that allows you to integrate the search engine onto chrome and other browsers. Perhaps what makes DuckDuckGo so dangerous to its competitors, especially Google is that it provides something no other company does- the promise of privacy in a world where it is in short supply. The free-market at its best.

Lindsey Graham’s World

Op-ed by, Nancy Mace

The Constitution. The Bill of Rights. The Declaration of Independence. To some these are little more than historical documents, but to conservatives these are the law of the land. It is clear as one reads them, the foundation of our country was built with limited government and the free market in mind.

However, Washington is out of touch. Special interests throw money at career politicians. These same politicians fail to lead and simply react to the latest controversy to gain a spot on Sunday morning talk shows.

With congressional approval at an all time low, it’s easy to understand why some would prefer to appear on television sets rather than face their constituents back at home.Immigration reform

President Reagan once said “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction,” that we must fight for it, protect it and hand it down to future generations.

Yesterday South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham endorsed President Obama’s intrusive arm of big brother regarding the collection of data and phone records:

“I’m a Verizon customer. I don’t mind Verizon turning over records to the government if the
government is going to make sure that they try to match up a known terrorist phone with somebody in the United States. I don’t think you’re talking to the terrorists. I know you’re not. I know I’m not. So we don’t have anything to worry about.”

Senator Graham went on to challenge Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky. In his attack, Graham leads us to believe that “In Senator Paul’s world” those who value the constitution would leave America in a weakened position against its enemies. However, true conservatives believe that we can follow the constitution and defend our country against the enemy without sacrificing our freedom.

One week Senator Graham wants to debate the rights granted in the Second Amendment and another he questions the First Amendment rights of American citizens. And yesterday he tells us it’s ok for the government to search our phone records even if we are law abiding citizens.

Most would agree with Senator Graham that radical Islam is the foremost threat to our nation’s security. However, if we are truly protecting Americans from this grave threat, then how does it make sense to supply arms and aid to countries who support radical Islam, bring harm to our allies, burn our flag, hate our culture and allow terrorists to plot against the United States and her friends?

In Senator Graham’s world, arming al-Qaeda in Syria is a good idea.

In Senator Graham’s world, your rights as an American citizen are granted by the ruling political class and not by our Creator.

In Senator Graham’s world, government should always be trusted but never the American citizen.

In Senator Graham’s world, the Constitution doesn’t exist.

In Senator Graham’s world, the entire Bill of Rights is negotiable.

In Senator Graham’s world, our constitutional rights seem constantly up for debate.

In Senator Graham’s world, he says we’re fighting for freedom but is the first to surrender all of them.

In Senator Graham’s world, America is going broke, and taxing hard working Americans while spending more money the country simply does not have.

In Senator Graham’s world, I am concerned about the future of our country.

Maybe Senator Graham has been living in a world of his own for too long.

Nancy Mace is the first woman to graduate from The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina. She is the author of In the Company of Men published by Simon and Schuster. She is a small business owner of a public relations and marketing firm, The Mace Group, based in Charleston, South Carolina.

AP Scandal Expands to Include Fox Journalists Targeted as Co-Conspirator

James Rosen, chief Washington correspondent for Fox News, is the latest victim in a scandal, which has the Obama Administration behind it. Federal investigators from the Justice Department in pursuing the case went much further than in the AP case. First, they obtained work email records from Rosen. Also, agents kept records of his visits to the State Department headquarters by tracking security-badge information. Furthermore, investigators seized two days of Rosen’s personal emails, in addition to two months of personal phone records. The new crackdown on Fox News holds striking similarities to a sweeping leaks investigation disclosed last week in which federal investigators obtained records over two months of more than 20 telephone lines assigned to the Associated Press. AP CEO Gary Pruitt said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday that the AP records grab was not only unconstitutional but damaging to the operation of free press. He continued, “I really don’t know what their motive was, but I know what the message they are sending is— if you talk to the press we are going to go after you.” According to Pruitt, the message is clear. If you are a journalist, then the federal government is targeting you.

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What is unique about this particular case is how it was handled. The Justice Department secured a subpoena from a federal judge because according to the Justice Department the reporter had possibly engaged in ‘criminal conspiracy like behavior’. In the press, that behavior is termed investigative journalism. However, this simple spin on words has now opened a gate to where the Obama Administration’s Justice Department is preparing to treat news gathering activity as a crime. Because Rosen uncovered a story, he is now being considered as an aider, abettor and co-conspirator by the FBI.

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” First Amendment lawyer Charles Tobin said, “Search warrants like these have a severe chilling effect on the free flow of important information to the public. That’s a very dangerous road to go down.”

President Obama last week defended the Justice Department’s handling of the investigation involving the AP. There is no response yet from Fox News executives or the President on this latest development.

Rand Paul Begins Campaigning Against Hillary Clinton 2016

It seems that the democratic party is not alone in their speculations of Hillary Clinton mounting a 2016 presidential bid. Although Clinton has said time after time that she is not interested in running the polls strongly suggest that democrats want her and no one else. With the momentum focused on minorities it is not surprising that if Democrats want to maintain control of the White House they need Hillary to make it happen. Who could stop Hillary if she did decide to run? Considering that Obama has mastered the art of elections and online donations as well as the fact that Bill Clinton remains wildly popular Hillary will be a force not easily defeated. It has been said that if republicans wish to remain viable they must find a candidate who can bring together the tea party, the libertarian wing and the traditional conservative wing. Many believe that candidate to be Rand Paul.

Paul Meets With Tennessee Republican Assembly

Paul Meets With Tennessee Republican Assembly

Paul has already been on what many consider to be a campaign spree. He has won every presidential straw poll his name has been listed on. Furthermore, he has now made a major move by sending his lead strategist and chief of staff, Doug Stafford away from his Senate post in Washington D.C. to head up Paul’s national political operation. This is perhaps the clearest indication that Paul is planning a 2016 bid.Paul went one step further when he addressed a crowd of approximately 600 prominent Tennessee senators, representatives, donors and grassroots activists at the annual Tennessee Republican Assembly convention 2 weeks ago. Paul was received with thunderous applause and multiple standing ovations. Here Paul recalled his encounter with Clinton as the only member of the Senate to actively engage Clinton on Benghazi for ignoring requests for more security and not reading urgent cables. While other GOP Senators were singing Clinton praises- Paul told Clinton, “Ultimately, I think with your leaving, you accept culpability for the greatest tragedy since 9/11. Had I been President at the time and I found out you had not read the cables… I would have relieved you of your post.” “I think it’s inexcusable,” he added. As Paul finished his story the crowd again stood in applause. Paul continued to tell the crowd, “I think that should disqualify you from seeking any sort of higher office.” The crowd again roared and the audience was heard screaming, “Rand 2016”. Paul then took questions from the audience. Many questions were geared towards a Paul presidential bid. Paul responded, “Things seem to be falling in that direction, but I am not going to make a decision until after this year.” In this first moment of acknowledgment towards Hillary Clinton’s possible presidential bid it seems the 2016 race is starting to take form as one that would put Rand Paul against Hillary Clinton. Paul seems to recognize this and is drawing first blood.