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US Allies Flee Ramadi, US Weapons to ISIS

Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar province, was captured by ISIS over the weekend. The Iraqi army deserted their posts, leaving scores of US-provided weapons behind. Also, over the weekend US special forces troops conducted a military operation on Syrian soil without permission from the Syrian government. The neocons are pushing for another US invasion of Iraq and of Syria as well. Watch the Ron Paul Liberty Report...
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New Military Spending Bill Expands Empire But Forbids Debate on War

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On Friday the House passed a massive National Defense Authorization for 2016 that will guarantee US involvement in more wars and overseas interventions for years to come. The Republican majority resorted to trickery to evade the meager spending limitations imposed by the 2011 budget control act – limitations that did not, as often reported, cut military spending but only slowed its growth.
 
But not even slower growth is enough when you have an empire to maintain worldwide, so the House majority slipped into the military spending bill an extra $89 billion for an emergency war fund. Such “emergency” spending is not addressed in the growth caps placed on the military under the 2011 budget control act. It is a loophole filled by Congress with Fed-printed money.
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Garland’s Lesson? Democrats, Republicans, and Neocons Bring The Jihad to America

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Since 9/11, Americans have been treated to an ongoing tutorial by the self-professed best-and brightest from America’s universities, media, Christian clergy, and national government explaining how American Muslims become radicalized into Islamist militants. These Muslims, say the country’s brains-trust, are discriminated against by other US citizens; are disenfranchised by poverty; have a hard time transitioning to US society from the Muslim culture they lived in abroad; hate all non-Muslims, or are brain-washed by cynical Islamist leaders and so learn to hate America and become eager to waste their lives in attacking it.

These same explanations have been spewed forth by the aforementioned elites ever since the second plane hit the World Trade Center, and now fourteen years they later they are again being served up to explain to the citizenry — really, to mislead the citizenry — what radicalized the Garland, Texas, attackers.
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Bin Laden Killing: Who's Telling The Truth?

Famed investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has written a powerful piece concluding that the Obama Administration's version of the killing of Osama bin Laden was like something out of Wag The Dog -- totally fabricated. Of course the Administration disputes his sources. Who's telling the truth? Who's lying? Tune in to the Ron Paul Liberty Report...
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US Drone Program 'Should've Never Started' - Ron Paul

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The US government is undermining Americans’ rights at home through surveillance, and its drone program “should’ve been shut down a long time ago,” former Texas Congressman Ron Paul told RT. He also criticized the prospect of another Clinton-Bush election.

Speaking on RT’s ‘Watching the Hawks’ program, Paul was asked if it’s time to close down the drone program considering that two hostages were recently killed in an airstrike.

“It should’ve been shut down a long time ago – it should have never been started, as far as I’m concerned,” Paul said. “It gives us nothing but grief. They’ve been used for [the] assassination of American citizens.”
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Love, Visas, and Marriage in Post-Constitutional America

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The government can block your foreign husband or wife from living with you in America, based on secret information you can’t see or contest. Like with the No-Fly list, in post-Constitutional America the walls are built of secret databases.

Taking Visas to the Supreme Court

On February 23, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Kerry v. Din. The U.S. government is seeking a writ of certiorari agreement by the Justices to review a lower court decision granting Ms. Din and her Afghan husband judicial review of his immigrant visa—green card—application. The State Department permanently denied permission for the husband to live in the US because he is supposedly a “terrorist,” based on secret information that will not be shared with Ms. Din or her spouse to allow rebuttal. Under present law, the state department’s decision to refuse the green card is subject to no outside review.
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‘We the People’ Need to Circle the Wagons: The Government Is on the Warpath

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How many Americans have actually bothered to read the Constitution, let alone the first ten amendments to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights (a quick read at 462 words)?

Take a few minutes and read those words for yourself—rather than having some court or politician translate them for you—and you will be under no illusion about where to draw the line when it comes to speaking your mind, criticizing your government, defending what is yours, doing whatever you want on your own property, and keeping the government’s nose out of your private affairs.

In an age of overcriminalization, where the average citizen unknowingly commits three crimes a day, and even the most mundane activities such as fishing and gardening are regulated, government officials are constantly telling Americans what not to do. Yet it was not always this way.
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FBI Monitored Peaceful Demos in Baltimore with High-Tech Surveillance

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The FBI surveilled peaceful protests in Baltimore following the police killing of Freddie Gray, protest acts protected by the First Amendment, from the air, using high-tech monitoring aircraft.

The surveillance aircraft can be equipped with infrared and other surveillance gear that extend the intrusion into privacy far into unconstitutional territory.

When violence rocked Baltimore recently, local Police Captain Jeff Long told reporters “When you’ve got something like this, you’ve got people running all over the place, throwing rocks and looting and starting vehicles on fire and destroying vehicles like this, really the best vantage point you can get is from the air.”
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Why is Terrorism on the Rapid Rise?

Despite the 14 year US "war on terror," last year saw more terrorist attacks than ever. And most of these attacks have taken place in countries with US military presence or where US intervention was creating instability. The Ron Paul Liberty Report is joined by former CIA bin Laden Unit Chief Michael Scheuer to look at why more war on terror is creating more terror...


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Free Speech, Property, and Provocations

After the recent shootings in Garland, TX, what are the limits of free speech and what does the First Amendment of the US Constitution really mean when it prohibits Congress from making any law restricting speech? Most of these problems could be cleared up through respect for property rights. Today's Ron Paul Liberty Report takes on the issue of free speech and its limits...
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