Congress Exploits Our Fears To Take Our Liberty

By Former Congressman Ron Paul, M.D.
This week, as Americans were horrified by the attacks in Boston, both houses of Congress considered legislation undermining our liberty in the name of “safety.” Gun control continued to be the focus of the Senate, where an amendment expanding federal “background checks” to gun show sales and other private transfers [...]

Homeschooling: The Future Of Liberty

By Former Congressman Ron Paul, M.D. (R-Texas)
A common feature of authoritarian regimes is the criminalization of alternatives to government-controlled education. Dictators recognize the danger that free thought poses to their rule, and few things promote the thinking of “unapproved” thoughts like an education controlled by parents instead of the state. That is why the [...]

The Sequester “Crisis” And What Should Be Done

By Former U.S. Representative Ron Paul, M.D. (R-Texas)
Despite what the media and politicians would have us believe, the United States did not collapse last Friday when the package of spending reductions known as “sequestration” went into effect. The financial markets hardly blinked, as they have come to be more skeptical about these periodic government-hyped “crises.”

The Internet Revolution Is A Liberty Revolution

By U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, M.D. (R-TX)
Until the late 1990s, individuals interested in Austrian economics, U.S. constitutional history, and libertarian philosophy had few sources of information. They had to spend hours scouring used book stores or the back pages of obscure libertarian periodicals to find the great works of Mises, Rothbard, Hayek, and [...]

Government Dependency Will End In Chaos

By U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, M.D. (R-Texas)
The media insists on characterizing statements about dependency on government handouts as controversial, but in truth such statements are absolutely correct. It’s not that nearly half of Americans are depen-dent on government; it’s actually more than half. If one includes not just people on food stamps [...]

Inflation Is A Monetary Phenomenon

By U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, M.D. (R-Texas)
Later this month Congress will have an unprecedented opportunity to force the Federal Reserve to provide meaningful transparency to lawmakers and taxpayers. HR 459, my bill known as “Audit the Fed,” is scheduled for a vote before the full Congress in July. More than 270 of my colleagues [...]

Fractional Reserve Banking, Government and Moral Hazard

By Congressman Ron Paul, MD (R-Texas)
Last week my subcommittee held a hearing on fractional reserve banking and the moral hazard created by government (taxpayer) insured deposits. Fractional reserve banking is the practice by which banks accept deposits but only keep a fraction of those deposits on hand at any time. In practice, nearly 100% [...]

Unconstitutional Use Of Drones Must Stop

By Congressman Ron Paul
Last week I joined several of my colleagues in sending a letter to President Obama requesting clarification of his criteria for the lethal use of drones overseas. Administration officials assure us that a “high degree of confidence” is required that the person targeted by a drone is a terrorist. [...]

Indefinate Detention: Tyranny Continues

By U.S. Congressman Ron Paul
The bad news from last week’s passage of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act is that Americans can still be arrested on US soil and detained indefinitely without trial. Some of my colleagues would like us to believe that they fixed last year’s infamous Sections 1021 and 1022 of [...]

The Fed: Mend It Or End It?

By U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, M.D. (R-TX)
Last week I held a hearing to examine the various proposals that have been put forth both to mend and to end the Fed. The purpose was to spur a vigorous and long-lasting discussion about the Fed’s problems, hopefully leading to concrete actions to rein in the Fed.


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