After the Rand Paul Rachel Maddow interview and the media assault that followed against Rand Paul, Paul absolutely deserved a chance to clarify his position on the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which the media repeatedly misrepresented. It should be noted that Rand never said he would have voted against the Civil Rights Act had he been a Senator at the time, nor did he say anything to indicate that he favored segregation, whether it be in public or private sector, as the media claimed and ran with. In fact he said the opposite. Also, Paul isn’t off base to question how and what the government should be able to dictate with regard to a private entity’s property rights and 1st Amendment rights. These are all important civil rights questions that relate to all aspects of our society, for example with socialized healthcare— Do people have a right to someone else’s service or labor? Do people have a right to someone’s business? Or in general, do people or businesses have a right to speak or write racist, offensive, or unpopular things?
As Rand said, calling him “racist” for his position on property rights is dishonest, he was clear in his position of being firmly against racial discrimination. This interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN gave Rand a chance to clarify how he might have voted on the Civil Rights Act, had he been a Senator in 1964:
Also worth a listen is the Rand Interview on the Laura Ingraham Show from 5/20/2010:
It’s all part of a regular exercise that the MSM undergoes with popular non-establishment political candidates— seeking to twist their words and demonize them, most often using the “racist” label as their tool. It seems that if they can even suggest the idea that the candidate might maybe, possibly have said or suggested something close to being racist then maybe some non-informed voters will be afraid of him and never investigate or find the truth. The truth being that Rand Paul will likely be much more of a protector of the rights of individuals’ from all races than probably 99.9% of all other senatorial candidates or sitting Senators. It’s an effective distraction as the country faces a massive currency and economic crisis, and as they work on passing the “finance reform” bill.
OK, my posting of this video is a few weeks behind the video it is responding to, but it is still relevant in this era of presidential deification.
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For more background information on the threat of martial law in America click here.
Paul Joseph Watson writes the following at Infowars.com:
The Washington Post today reports on plans to station 20,000 more U.S. troops inside America for purposes of “domestic security” from September 2011, an expansion of Northcom’s militarization of the country in preparation for potential civil unrest following a total economic collapse or a mass terror attack.
“The U.S. military expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside the United States by 2011 trained to help state and local officials respond to a nuclear terrorist attack or other domestic catastrophe, according to Pentagon officials,” reports the Post.
“Domestic emergency deployment may be “just the first example of a series of expansions in presidential and military authority,” or even an increase in domestic surveillance, said Anna Christensen of the ACLU’s National Security Project. And Cato Vice President Gene Healy warned of “a creeping militarization” of homeland security.”
As Alex Jones exposed back in the late 1990’s, U.S. troops have been training for this eventuality for a considerable amount of time. During numerous urban warfare drills that Jones attended and reported on, troops were trained to raid, arrest and imprison U.S. citizens in detention camps as well as taking over public buildings and running checkpoints. During role playing exercises, actors playing prisoners would scream “I’m an American citizen, I have rights” as they were being dragged away by troops…
In the short term, the domestic deployment of troops is likely aimed at combating likely civil unrest that will ensue after a complete economic collapse followed by a devastating period of hyperinflation.
This warning was again echoed a few days ago in a leaked internal memo from Citibank.
“The world is not going back to normal after the magnitude of what they have done. When the dust settles this will either work, and the money they have pushed into the system will feed through into an inflation shock,” wrote Tom Fitzpatrick, Citibank’s chief technical strategist.
The memo predicts “depression, civil disorder and possibly wars” as a fallout from an economic collapse that many say is on the horizon.
Petagon to Detail Troops to Bolster Domestic Security Washington Post
Here is a short report from RT:
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Way too much happened at the Rally for the Republic to show it all here, but some of the highlights are below. From all reports it was an amazing time. Obviously there were some excellent speakers there but also (from what I’ve heard) there was a good sense of camaraderie amongst the various types of people there as well. Freedom unites!
Ron Paul Part One:
Ron Paul Part Two:
Ron Paul Part Three:
Jesse Ventura Part One:
Jesse Ventura Part Two:
Jesse Ventura Part Three:
Lew Rockwell Part One:
Lew Rockwell Part Two:
Aimee Allen singing Universal Soldier (apparently at Ron Paul’s request!)
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Most of what I know about this incident is what’s shown in the video, but it seems pretty clear — police surrounded peaceful protesters in Denver and essentially trapped them, after which they moved in with batons and tear gassed them:
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Her speech from the Revolution March in Washington, D.C. on July 12, 2008:
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This video is amazing. In this speech given on the House floor in July of 2003 Ron Paul exposes neocons and their agenda in a very clear, direct and undeniable way. Republicans are currently wondering why their party is imploding — well here you go.
Wake up all you Fox News, AIPAC, Rush Limbaugh, Rupert Murdoch, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Laura Ingram, Bill Kristol, Irving Kristol, Christopher Hitchens, William F. Buckley, Leo Strauss, John Hagee, Patriot Act, Paul Wolfowitz, John McCain, Richard Pearl, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfield, etc followers.
Those people and organizations are frauds. Your Republican party and your “conservative” movement were hijacked years ago by the neoconservatives.
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Check out the look on Rumsfields face when Bush accidentally tells the truth about the bogus war on terror:
“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we,” Bush said. “They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.”
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A crowd of Miami storm troopers shot an unarmed woman — twice. Then they joked and laughed about it. They also referred to innocent citizens as “scurrying cockroaches”.
An innocent Ohio woman called 911 and was essentially gang raped (absent penetration) by a group of cops then left naked for hours in a jail cell; AKA “strip searched”.
Honest, good police deserve everyones respect for doing a difficult job. But there is a dangerous trend occurring in this country that only seems to be getting worse. More and more limits are being placed on our civil/Constitutional rights while our police forces are simultaneously becoming more militarized.
Pointless and often brutal police state tactics include the tasing of our fellow citizens at the drop of a hat, which have sometimes resulted in the death of the victims — er, I mean “suspects”. This is nothing less than an instant death penalty of sorts, but without formal charges or a trial. Sadly, these incidents may be only the beginning if this trend continues. If it can happen to these people, it can happen to any of us.
Read more on this topic: The Lesson? Record All Encounters With Police
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In the six years since 9/11, the United States has become a weaker nation. I don’t just mean economically, or militarily, or in terms of national sovereignty (which is all true). Amidst all the rhetoric about “getting tough on terror” and standing up to “those who hate our freedoms,” why is it that most Americans are sitting down? Why is it that most Americans can so easily endorse so-called “liberation” campaigns overseas, but are shrinking with fear and ignorance in the face of attacks on our own freedoms at home?