Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity All Blogs 2023 http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/rss.aspx?blogid=5 Tue, 30 May 2023 04:00:00 GMT Tue, 30 May 2023 04:04:47 GMT The Coronavirus Shots Mandate Remains in Place for US Immigrants Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2023/may/25/the-coronavirus-shots-mandate-remains-in-place-for-us-immigrants/

On the first day of May, the Biden administration announced that, starting on May 12, mandates President Joe Biden had imposed that many individuals take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots would be rescinded.

The press release announcing the policy change included this listing of individuals who would be relieved of the mandates:
Today, we are announcing that the Administration will end the COVID-19 vaccine requirements for Federal employees, Federal contractors, and international air travelers at the end of the day on May 11, the same day that the COVID-19 public health emergency ends. Additionally, HHS and DHS announced today that they will start the process to end their vaccination requirements for Head Start educators, CMS-certified healthcare facilities, and certain noncitizens at the land border.
Not mentioned were immigrants to America. On May 4, a short statement from the United States Department of State suggested immigrants would not have relief under the change, noting that “starting May 12, noncitizen nonimmigrant air passengers will no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States.”

Indeed, a coronavirus shots mandate remains in place for immigrants six months old and older. In all, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web page detailing this and other shots requirements for immigrants lists shots related to 16 diseases as mandated for US immigrants. Notably, no such US government mandates apply to people who obtained citizenship upon birth by being either born in America or the child of a US citizen. There are, though, varying shots mandates imposed by states as a condition of school attendance. While the CDC web page says that immigrants can request a waiver “based on religious or moral convictions,” many immigrants will feel pressure not to do so, fearing making such a request will put at risk their immigration effort.

Why keep subjecting immigrants to this pressure to take the coronavirus shots plus shots related to 15 other diseases? It can help keep out of America independent thinkers who are determined to make their own decisions on medical and other matters. It can also help cement in new immigrants’ thinking from the get-go that they must submit to the US government’s expansive desire to micromanage how people live their lives. Welcome to America; now do as you are told. The shots mandates for immigrants are also among the many examples of the US government helping pharmaceutical companies move their products and increase their profits.
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“Good Morning Students” … “Good Morning AI Overlord” Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2023/may/22/good-morning-students-good-morning-ai-overlord/

In recent years, schools across America, with the help of private companies, have been significantly ramping up surveillance on students, largely in the name of keeping the children safe. Now that there is big buzz about artificial intelligence, or “AI,” it should come as little surprise that peeping adults will increasingly employ AI to aid them in the surveilling of school students.

Last week, the Dallas Independent School District was boasting about its new pilot project, undertaken along with the company Davista. The pilot project, the school district says, uses AI to extensively monitor each student and then sound the alarm if a student deviates from his “baseline” behavior.

Talk about stifling. Doesn’t growing up tend to involve moving away from your baseline? And since when does being a kid mean you should have no privacy? Tough kids, that is not how the AI sees things.

The last time I wrote about the Dallas Independent School District was in May of 2021. In that post, I discussed the district then busing students off campus to receive experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots — another Big Brother project fallaciously taken in the name of protecting the children.

In that May post, I noted that “At its website, the Dallas Independent School District describes itself as the fourteenth largest school district in America, with ‘approximately 154,000 students in pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade.’” Here is some good news: The district’s website now indicates that it has dropped down to sixteenth largest school district in America and has experienced a decline to approximately 141,000 students.

That significant reduction over the last two years in the number of students subjected to the district’s dictates may provide some real progress toward protecting the children.

Parents, check on how your children are being treated by their schools, including in the name providing for their own protection. Your view of what should be done to protect your children is likely quite different than that of the people in charge at your children’s schools.]]>
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Kennedy Presidential Campaign Announces Dennis Kucinich is Campaign Manager Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2023/may/19/kennedy-presidential-campaign-announces-dennis-kucinich-is-campaign-manager/
Kucinich, a former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio, has some experience with presidential races, having twice run for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

Kennedy explained in a Thursday campaign press release some of the reasoning behind choosing Kucinich:
'Dennis Kucinich has brought invaluable electoral experience to our campaign,' said Kennedy. 'He knows how the system works from the inside out, and his deep knowledge of issues and his personal integrity are fully aligned with the core values our campaign is bringing to American politics.'
The press release also includes this commendation for Kucinich:
Due to his early opposition to the Iraq War, free trade agreements, and the surveillance state, and his support for huge investments in infrastructure, Mr. Kucinich has earned a reputation as one of America’s most prescient politicians.
While the official announcement came on Thursday, Kennedy had mentioned in a Twitter post two weeks earlier that Kucinich was his campaign manager, though maybe at that time the arrangement was interim.

For some explanation why Kucinich supports Kennedy’s candidacy and thus would take on being Kennedy’s campaign manager, watch Kucinich’s speech that immediately preceded Kennedy’s April 19 campaign announcement speech:



Kucinich is an Advisory Board member for the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.]]>
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Ending Marijuana Restrictions for Athletes Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2023/may/04/ending-marijuana-restrictions-for-athletes/

In December of 2019, I wrote about Major League Baseball (MLB), along with the Major League Baseball Players Association, announcing that marijuana use by professional baseball players would no longer be verboten. Concluding my discussion of this new development, I commented that “More professional sports organizations will surely follow in eliminating marijuana use prohibitions.”

On Wednesday, Lester Black of the San Francisco Gate reported details of a new agreement between National Basketball Association (NBA) and NBA players, confirming that the new agreement will “permanently remove marijuana from the league’s prohibited substances list, after years of being tacitly condoned.” This development, noted Black, falls in line with developments in other American professional sports organizations. Wrote Black:
The NBA’s softening marijuana stance comes as cannabis reform advances across the country and nearly all professional sports become more pot-friendly. The MLB and NHL have largely stopped punishing players for testing positive for cannabis and the NFL has relaxed its testing requirements to allow players to use marijuana in the offseason.
Meanwhile, marijuana restrictions for American college athletes competing under the jurisdiction of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) have loosened. In February of last year, the NCAA greatly increased the THC threshold for a positive marijuana testing result (following a similar change made by the World Anti-doping Agency) and replaced automatic suspension for a positive marijuana testing results with participation in a school-provided “management plan and education for the student-athlete.”]]>
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Julian Assange and President Biden’s Reelection Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2023/may/03/julian-assange-and-president-biden-s-reelection/

Former British diplomat Craig Murray has chronicled well much of the effort of the US and British governments against Julian Assange of WikiLeaks. In a Tuesday post at his website, Murray suggests that the course of Assange’s continuing torment recently and over the next two years may be driven by an effort to ensure US President Joe Biden’s reelection.

Murray writes:
It is fast approaching a year since Julian Assange submitted his High Court appeal against extradition, and still the High Court has not even decided if it will hear the appeal or not. We had initially hoped the actual hearing might be before last Christmas.

The Assange prosecution is not popular in the USA, where even the mainstream media have come out against charging a journalist with espionage. In addition everybody can now see the parallel with Evan Gershkovich and potential impact of Assange’s treatment on Gershkovich.

Assange’s arrival in Washington would be a free speech cause celebre with the potential to alienate some liberal support from Biden in a close election. The US security services therefore still very much want Julian imprisoned for life – but they do not want him extradited until after Biden is safely re-elected.

The British government therefore need to keep Julian in maximum security in Belmarsh for another two years, to keep the Biden campaign and its security service backers happy.

This can only be done by introducing lengthy and unnecessary delays into the judicial process. We see that happening, or rather we see it 'inexplicably' not happening, before our very eyes.

The senior British judiciary do what the security services tell them to do. Discreetly suggested, in the club.
Read here Murray’s complete post that provides some other interesting insights on matters related to the 2024 presidential election.]]>
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Kennedy Declares His Presidential Campaign and Presidency Mission: ‘To End the Corrupt Merger of Sate and Corporate Power’ Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2023/april/20/kennedy-declares-his-presidential-campaign-and-presidency-mission-to-end-the-corrupt-merger-of-sate-and-corporate-power/

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s presidential campaign announcement speech on Wednesday included much that advocates of limiting the power of the United Sates government can cheer, including strong criticism of the US government’s crackdown in the name of countering coronavirus and of the series of wars in which the US government has engaged from Vietnam to Ukraine. We’ll be watching and listening as Kennedy in the coming months expands on this criticism and discusses his promised different approach.

Early in his speech and immediately following announcing that he had decided to seek the Democratic Party presidential nomination, Kennedy stated what will be the focus of his campaign and, should he win the election, his presidency. Declared Kennedy: “My mission over the next 18 months of this campaign and throughout my presidency will be to end the corrupt merger of state and corporate power that is threatening now to impose a new kind of corporate feudalism in our country, to commoditize our children, our ‘purple mountains majesty,’ to poison our children and our people with chemicals and pharmaceutical drugs, to strip mine our assets, to hollow out the middle class, and keep us in a constant state of war.”

Coming back to this theme later in his speech, Kennedy stated:
All I am saying is you need a president at this time in history who can stand up to his bureaucracy. The bureaucracies are owned by the industries. I’m talking about, you know, NIH and EPA and CDC and FDA and DoT. That train track wreck would not have happened in East Palestine except we have a captive agency at DoT. Our food is terrible because the food companies and the pesticide companies own USDA. We’re in constant wars because the military-industrial complex, the big contractors, own CIA.
Kennedy proceeded to note that he believes most people at the CIA are “patriots” and “good public servants” with “enormous courage and idealism.” That, continued Kennedy, “is the same with most our agencies.” But, he explained, “the problem is the people who end up rising in those agencies generally are people who are in the tank with industry, and that’s how they get corrupted.”

As you watch Kennedy’s presidential campaign proceed, keep these comments from his campaign announcement speech in mind. They will likely be important for well understanding his future comments and proposals.

Kennedy’s ability to gain support in the race may end up largely dependent on his ability to bring along voters to understand and agree with both his take on the “corrupt merger of state and corporate power” and his pitch that as president he would successfully counter that problem.
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Restoring Some Vaccination Choice in Mississippi Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2023/april/18/restoring-some-vaccination-choice-in-mississippi/

Like every American state government, the Mississippi government pressures parents to ensure their children take a slew of vaccination shots as a condition for the children to attend school. But, unlike most states, Mississippi law does not recognize the right of parents to refuse, based upon philosophical or religious objections, to follow the state-imposed childhood vaccination schedule.

Instead, the only exemption Mississippi parents have had available is a medical exemption that has turned out for almost all parents to be the same as having no exemption at all. I wrote about this in an April of 2015 article:
The New York Times  reported in February how extremely restricting vaccination mandate exemptions causes a significant increase in vaccination rates, pointing to Mississippi as an example. Mississippi has among the strictest vaccination requirements in America — barring philosophical and religious exemptions and allowing only a medical exemption for students in both public and private schools. In the 2013-14 school year the Times reports that only 17 out of 45,179 kindergarten students in the state were exempt from the state’s vaccination mandate.
The medical exemption could more accurately be called the mirage exemption. In contrast, philosophical and religious exemptions can allow much greater ability for parents to refuse government pressure to have their children subjected to each and every state-mandated shot at each and every state-mandated time in a child’s life.

Since I wrote that article in 2015, California and New York, two of the largest population states, have joined Mississippi by eliminating all exemptions other than the medical exemption. Three additional states — Connecticut, Maine, and West Virginia — also recognize only the medical exemption.

Some good news came for Mississippi parents this week. The Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) has announced that on Monday a federal court “ruled that the First Amendment requires that, by July 15, 2023, the State of Mississippi afford its residents a religious exemption for their children to attend school without one or more state mandated vaccines.” ICAN, which has supported the lawsuit that led to the court’s ruling, provides more information in a legal update at its website.

Hopefully, religious and philosophical exemptions, in addition to medical exemptions, will soon be exercisable by parents in all states.]]>
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Ron Paul’s TimCast Interview: The John F. Kennedy Assassination and Beyond Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2023/april/13/ron-paul-s-timcast-interview-the-john-f-kennedy-assassination-and-beyond/ assessment that the United States government, and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in particular, killed President John F. Kennedy. The assassination Paul describes as a coup that helped dramatically changed the nature of America.

Post-coup, the prominent libertarian communicator and chairman of the Ron Paul Institute argues, America has reached a point where “we don’t have any resemblance to a government that believes in a Republic; we don’t have honest money; we don’t have integrity; we don’t even have people in Washington that even pretend that you’re supposed to tell the truth.”

Watch the Paul’s TimCast interview here:



Paul’s discussion of a coup in American and the Kennedy assassination starts at 12 minutes and 36 seconds into the TimCast episode.

Paul addresses many additional matters in the interview, including his time in the United States House of Representatives and as a presidential candidate, monetary policy, and censorship by social media companies working together with government.]]>
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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Registers Support in Poll a Week before Presidential Campaign Announcement Speech Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2023/april/12/robert-f-kennedy-jr-registers-support-in-poll-a-week-before-presidential-campaign-announcement-speech/

It can be an arduous task to defeat the incumbent president in an American presidential primary. Yet, that is the task Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has taken upon himself.

Kennedy is planning to announce his candidacy for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in an April 19 speech in Boston, Massachusetts.

An April 7-9
Morning Consult poll puts support for Kennedy among likely Democratic presidential primary and caucus voters at 10 percent. This is far behind the 70 percent support for President Joe Biden in the poll. But, it does indicate a base of support from which Kennedy can build to pose a significant challenge.

If Kennedy can reach the American people with an appealing message, he may prove successful. This is especially the case given that Biden appears to have a rather flimsy base of support. A
Monmouth University poll last month found that a 44 percent plurality of Democratic voters wanted Biden not to seek reelection while just 25 percent supported him seeking a second term. Thirty percent expressed no opinion on the matter.]]>
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Republican Congress Members and Presidential Candidates Pushing for War in Mexico Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2023/april/10/republican-congress-members-and-presidential-candidates-pushing-for-war-in-mexico/

Back in September of 2018, I criticized Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s suggestion that the United States military invade Mexico if Mexico legalizes heroin. Now, several Republican Congress members are using fentanyl fears as a new drug war basis for urging US military action south of the border.

Politico writer Alexander Ward provided details in a Monday article. The article begins with the following:
A growing number of prominent Republicans are rallying around the idea that to solve the fentanyl crisis, America must bomb it away.

In recent weeks, Donald Trump has discussed sending “special forces” and using “cyber warfare” to target cartel leaders if he’s reelected president and, per Rolling Stone, asked for “battle plans” to strike Mexico. Reps. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) and Mike Waltz (R-Fla.) introduced a bill seeking authorization for the use of military force to “put us at war with the cartels.” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said he is open to sending U.S. troops into Mexico to target drug lords even without that nation’s permission. And lawmakers in both chambers have filed legislation to label some cartels as foreign terrorist organizations, a move supported by GOP presidential aspirants.
While much focus has been on Mexico, fighting drug cartels can mean globe-spanning US military action.

Read Ward’s article here.

Trump’s comments about US military actions to advance the drug war is at odds with his presidential campaign effort to run as the peace candidate. The comments, though, do follow directly from his declaration in his November 17 candidacy announcement speech that “We will wage war upon the cartels and stop the fentanyl and deadly drugs from killing 200,000 Americans per year.” Trump’s comments also fit in with those of other Republican presidential candidates mentioned in the Politico article — Asa Hutchinson and Vivek Ramaswamy — indicating they are open to labeling drug cartels as terrorist organizations and taking military action against them.

Potential presidential candidate John Bolton almost appears the moderate when quoted in the article stating that unilateral military operations “are not going to solve the problem.” That, though, leaves open the potential of US dominated coalition action à la the Bolton fave Iraq War or pressuring Mexico to consent to the intervention. Obtaining permission from Mexico for the US military to fight drug cartels in Mexico was an option Trump floated during his presidential term.]]>
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The Coronavirus Shots Mandate Remains in Place for US Immigrants Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2023/may/25/the-coronavirus-shots-mandate-remains-in-place-for-us-immigrants/

On the first day of May, the Biden administration announced that, starting on May 12, mandates President Joe Biden had imposed that many individuals take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots would be rescinded.

The press release announcing the policy change included this listing of individuals who would be relieved of the mandates:
Today, we are announcing that the Administration will end the COVID-19 vaccine requirements for Federal employees, Federal contractors, and international air travelers at the end of the day on May 11, the same day that the COVID-19 public health emergency ends. Additionally, HHS and DHS announced today that they will start the process to end their vaccination requirements for Head Start educators, CMS-certified healthcare facilities, and certain noncitizens at the land border.
Not mentioned were immigrants to America. On May 4, a short statement from the United States Department of State suggested immigrants would not have relief under the change, noting that “starting May 12, noncitizen nonimmigrant air passengers will no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States.”

Indeed, a coronavirus shots mandate remains in place for immigrants six months old and older. In all, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web page detailing this and other shots requirements for immigrants lists shots related to 16 diseases as mandated for US immigrants. Notably, no such US government mandates apply to people who obtained citizenship upon birth by being either born in America or the child of a US citizen. There are, though, varying shots mandates imposed by states as a condition of school attendance. While the CDC web page says that immigrants can request a waiver “based on religious or moral convictions,” many immigrants will feel pressure not to do so, fearing making such a request will put at risk their immigration effort.

Why keep subjecting immigrants to this pressure to take the coronavirus shots plus shots related to 15 other diseases? It can help keep out of America independent thinkers who are determined to make their own decisions on medical and other matters. It can also help cement in new immigrants’ thinking from the get-go that they must submit to the US government’s expansive desire to micromanage how people live their lives. Welcome to America; now do as you are told. The shots mandates for immigrants are also among the many examples of the US government helping pharmaceutical companies move their products and increase their profits.
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“Good Morning Students” … “Good Morning AI Overlord” Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2023/may/22/good-morning-students-good-morning-ai-overlord/

In recent years, schools across America, with the help of private companies, have been significantly ramping up surveillance on students, largely in the name of keeping the children safe. Now that there is big buzz about artificial intelligence, or “AI,” it should come as little surprise that peeping adults will increasingly employ AI to aid them in the surveilling of school students.

Last week, the Dallas Independent School District was boasting about its new pilot project, undertaken along with the company Davista. The pilot project, the school district says, uses AI to extensively monitor each student and then sound the alarm if a student deviates from his “baseline” behavior.

Talk about stifling. Doesn’t growing up tend to involve moving away from your baseline? And since when does being a kid mean you should have no privacy? Tough kids, that is not how the AI sees things.

The last time I wrote about the Dallas Independent School District was in May of 2021. In that post, I discussed the district then busing students off campus to receive experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots — another Big Brother project fallaciously taken in the name of protecting the children.

In that May post, I noted that “At its website, the Dallas Independent School District describes itself as the fourteenth largest school district in America, with ‘approximately 154,000 students in pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade.’” Here is some good news: The district’s website now indicates that it has dropped down to sixteenth largest school district in America and has experienced a decline to approximately 141,000 students.

That significant reduction over the last two years in the number of students subjected to the district’s dictates may provide some real progress toward protecting the children.

Parents, check on how your children are being treated by their schools, including in the name providing for their own protection. Your view of what should be done to protect your children is likely quite different than that of the people in charge at your children’s schools.]]>
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Kennedy Presidential Campaign Announces Dennis Kucinich is Campaign Manager Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2023/may/19/kennedy-presidential-campaign-announces-dennis-kucinich-is-campaign-manager/
Kucinich, a former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio, has some experience with presidential races, having twice run for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

Kennedy explained in a Thursday campaign press release some of the reasoning behind choosing Kucinich:
'Dennis Kucinich has brought invaluable electoral experience to our campaign,' said Kennedy. 'He knows how the system works from the inside out, and his deep knowledge of issues and his personal integrity are fully aligned with the core values our campaign is bringing to American politics.'
The press release also includes this commendation for Kucinich:
Due to his early opposition to the Iraq War, free trade agreements, and the surveillance state, and his support for huge investments in infrastructure, Mr. Kucinich has earned a reputation as one of America’s most prescient politicians.
While the official announcement came on Thursday, Kennedy had mentioned in a Twitter post two weeks earlier that Kucinich was his campaign manager, though maybe at that time the arrangement was interim.

For some explanation why Kucinich supports Kennedy’s candidacy and thus would take on being Kennedy’s campaign manager, watch Kucinich’s speech that immediately preceded Kennedy’s April 19 campaign announcement speech:



Kucinich is an Advisory Board member for the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.]]>
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Ending Marijuana Restrictions for Athletes Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2023/may/04/ending-marijuana-restrictions-for-athletes/

In December of 2019, I wrote about Major League Baseball (MLB), along with the Major League Baseball Players Association, announcing that marijuana use by professional baseball players would no longer be verboten. Concluding my discussion of this new development, I commented that “More professional sports organizations will surely follow in eliminating marijuana use prohibitions.”

On Wednesday, Lester Black of the San Francisco Gate reported details of a new agreement between National Basketball Association (NBA) and NBA players, confirming that the new agreement will “permanently remove marijuana from the league’s prohibited substances list, after years of being tacitly condoned.” This development, noted Black, falls in line with developments in other American professional sports organizations. Wrote Black:
The NBA’s softening marijuana stance comes as cannabis reform advances across the country and nearly all professional sports become more pot-friendly. The MLB and NHL have largely stopped punishing players for testing positive for cannabis and the NFL has relaxed its testing requirements to allow players to use marijuana in the offseason.
Meanwhile, marijuana restrictions for American college athletes competing under the jurisdiction of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) have loosened. In February of last year, the NCAA greatly increased the THC threshold for a positive marijuana testing result (following a similar change made by the World Anti-doping Agency) and replaced automatic suspension for a positive marijuana testing results with participation in a school-provided “management plan and education for the student-athlete.”]]>
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Julian Assange and President Biden’s Reelection Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2023/may/03/julian-assange-and-president-biden-s-reelection/

Former British diplomat Craig Murray has chronicled well much of the effort of the US and British governments against Julian Assange of WikiLeaks. In a Tuesday post at his website, Murray suggests that the course of Assange’s continuing torment recently and over the next two years may be driven by an effort to ensure US President Joe Biden’s reelection.

Murray writes:
It is fast approaching a year since Julian Assange submitted his High Court appeal against extradition, and still the High Court has not even decided if it will hear the appeal or not. We had initially hoped the actual hearing might be before last Christmas.

The Assange prosecution is not popular in the USA, where even the mainstream media have come out against charging a journalist with espionage. In addition everybody can now see the parallel with Evan Gershkovich and potential impact of Assange’s treatment on Gershkovich.

Assange’s arrival in Washington would be a free speech cause celebre with the potential to alienate some liberal support from Biden in a close election. The US security services therefore still very much want Julian imprisoned for life – but they do not want him extradited until after Biden is safely re-elected.

The British government therefore need to keep Julian in maximum security in Belmarsh for another two years, to keep the Biden campaign and its security service backers happy.

This can only be done by introducing lengthy and unnecessary delays into the judicial process. We see that happening, or rather we see it 'inexplicably' not happening, before our very eyes.

The senior British judiciary do what the security services tell them to do. Discreetly suggested, in the club.
Read here Murray’s complete post that provides some other interesting insights on matters related to the 2024 presidential election.]]>
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Kennedy Declares His Presidential Campaign and Presidency Mission: ‘To End the Corrupt Merger of Sate and Corporate Power’ Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2023/april/20/kennedy-declares-his-presidential-campaign-and-presidency-mission-to-end-the-corrupt-merger-of-sate-and-corporate-power/

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s presidential campaign announcement speech on Wednesday included much that advocates of limiting the power of the United Sates government can cheer, including strong criticism of the US government’s crackdown in the name of countering coronavirus and of the series of wars in which the US government has engaged from Vietnam to Ukraine. We’ll be watching and listening as Kennedy in the coming months expands on this criticism and discusses his promised different approach.

Early in his speech and immediately following announcing that he had decided to seek the Democratic Party presidential nomination, Kennedy stated what will be the focus of his campaign and, should he win the election, his presidency. Declared Kennedy: “My mission over the next 18 months of this campaign and throughout my presidency will be to end the corrupt merger of state and corporate power that is threatening now to impose a new kind of corporate feudalism in our country, to commoditize our children, our ‘purple mountains majesty,’ to poison our children and our people with chemicals and pharmaceutical drugs, to strip mine our assets, to hollow out the middle class, and keep us in a constant state of war.”

Coming back to this theme later in his speech, Kennedy stated:
All I am saying is you need a president at this time in history who can stand up to his bureaucracy. The bureaucracies are owned by the industries. I’m talking about, you know, NIH and EPA and CDC and FDA and DoT. That train track wreck would not have happened in East Palestine except we have a captive agency at DoT. Our food is terrible because the food companies and the pesticide companies own USDA. We’re in constant wars because the military-industrial complex, the big contractors, own CIA.
Kennedy proceeded to note that he believes most people at the CIA are “patriots” and “good public servants” with “enormous courage and idealism.” That, continued Kennedy, “is the same with most our agencies.” But, he explained, “the problem is the people who end up rising in those agencies generally are people who are in the tank with industry, and that’s how they get corrupted.”

As you watch Kennedy’s presidential campaign proceed, keep these comments from his campaign announcement speech in mind. They will likely be important for well understanding his future comments and proposals.

Kennedy’s ability to gain support in the race may end up largely dependent on his ability to bring along voters to understand and agree with both his take on the “corrupt merger of state and corporate power” and his pitch that as president he would successfully counter that problem.
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Restoring Some Vaccination Choice in Mississippi Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2023/april/18/restoring-some-vaccination-choice-in-mississippi/

Like every American state government, the Mississippi government pressures parents to ensure their children take a slew of vaccination shots as a condition for the children to attend school. But, unlike most states, Mississippi law does not recognize the right of parents to refuse, based upon philosophical or religious objections, to follow the state-imposed childhood vaccination schedule.

Instead, the only exemption Mississippi parents have had available is a medical exemption that has turned out for almost all parents to be the same as having no exemption at all. I wrote about this in an April of 2015 article:
The New York Times  reported in February how extremely restricting vaccination mandate exemptions causes a significant increase in vaccination rates, pointing to Mississippi as an example. Mississippi has among the strictest vaccination requirements in America — barring philosophical and religious exemptions and allowing only a medical exemption for students in both public and private schools. In the 2013-14 school year the Times reports that only 17 out of 45,179 kindergarten students in the state were exempt from the state’s vaccination mandate.
The medical exemption could more accurately be called the mirage exemption. In contrast, philosophical and religious exemptions can allow much greater ability for parents to refuse government pressure to have their children subjected to each and every state-mandated shot at each and every state-mandated time in a child’s life.

Since I wrote that article in 2015, California and New York, two of the largest population states, have joined Mississippi by eliminating all exemptions other than the medical exemption. Three additional states — Connecticut, Maine, and West Virginia — also recognize only the medical exemption.

Some good news came for Mississippi parents this week. The Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) has announced that on Monday a federal court “ruled that the First Amendment requires that, by July 15, 2023, the State of Mississippi afford its residents a religious exemption for their children to attend school without one or more state mandated vaccines.” ICAN, which has supported the lawsuit that led to the court’s ruling, provides more information in a legal update at its website.

Hopefully, religious and philosophical exemptions, in addition to medical exemptions, will soon be exercisable by parents in all states.]]>
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Ron Paul’s TimCast Interview: The John F. Kennedy Assassination and Beyond Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2023/april/13/ron-paul-s-timcast-interview-the-john-f-kennedy-assassination-and-beyond/ assessment that the United States government, and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in particular, killed President John F. Kennedy. The assassination Paul describes as a coup that helped dramatically changed the nature of America.

Post-coup, the prominent libertarian communicator and chairman of the Ron Paul Institute argues, America has reached a point where “we don’t have any resemblance to a government that believes in a Republic; we don’t have honest money; we don’t have integrity; we don’t even have people in Washington that even pretend that you’re supposed to tell the truth.”

Watch the Paul’s TimCast interview here:



Paul’s discussion of a coup in American and the Kennedy assassination starts at 12 minutes and 36 seconds into the TimCast episode.

Paul addresses many additional matters in the interview, including his time in the United States House of Representatives and as a presidential candidate, monetary policy, and censorship by social media companies working together with government.]]>
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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Registers Support in Poll a Week before Presidential Campaign Announcement Speech Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2023/april/12/robert-f-kennedy-jr-registers-support-in-poll-a-week-before-presidential-campaign-announcement-speech/

It can be an arduous task to defeat the incumbent president in an American presidential primary. Yet, that is the task Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has taken upon himself.

Kennedy is planning to announce his candidacy for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in an April 19 speech in Boston, Massachusetts.

An April 7-9
Morning Consult poll puts support for Kennedy among likely Democratic presidential primary and caucus voters at 10 percent. This is far behind the 70 percent support for President Joe Biden in the poll. But, it does indicate a base of support from which Kennedy can build to pose a significant challenge.

If Kennedy can reach the American people with an appealing message, he may prove successful. This is especially the case given that Biden appears to have a rather flimsy base of support. A
Monmouth University poll last month found that a 44 percent plurality of Democratic voters wanted Biden not to seek reelection while just 25 percent supported him seeking a second term. Thirty percent expressed no opinion on the matter.]]>
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Republican Congress Members and Presidential Candidates Pushing for War in Mexico Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2023/april/10/republican-congress-members-and-presidential-candidates-pushing-for-war-in-mexico/

Back in September of 2018, I criticized Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s suggestion that the United States military invade Mexico if Mexico legalizes heroin. Now, several Republican Congress members are using fentanyl fears as a new drug war basis for urging US military action south of the border.

Politico writer Alexander Ward provided details in a Monday article. The article begins with the following:
A growing number of prominent Republicans are rallying around the idea that to solve the fentanyl crisis, America must bomb it away.

In recent weeks, Donald Trump has discussed sending “special forces” and using “cyber warfare” to target cartel leaders if he’s reelected president and, per Rolling Stone, asked for “battle plans” to strike Mexico. Reps. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) and Mike Waltz (R-Fla.) introduced a bill seeking authorization for the use of military force to “put us at war with the cartels.” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said he is open to sending U.S. troops into Mexico to target drug lords even without that nation’s permission. And lawmakers in both chambers have filed legislation to label some cartels as foreign terrorist organizations, a move supported by GOP presidential aspirants.
While much focus has been on Mexico, fighting drug cartels can mean globe-spanning US military action.

Read Ward’s article here.

Trump’s comments about US military actions to advance the drug war is at odds with his presidential campaign effort to run as the peace candidate. The comments, though, do follow directly from his declaration in his November 17 candidacy announcement speech that “We will wage war upon the cartels and stop the fentanyl and deadly drugs from killing 200,000 Americans per year.” Trump’s comments also fit in with those of other Republican presidential candidates mentioned in the Politico article — Asa Hutchinson and Vivek Ramaswamy — indicating they are open to labeling drug cartels as terrorist organizations and taking military action against them.

Potential presidential candidate John Bolton almost appears the moderate when quoted in the article stating that unilateral military operations “are not going to solve the problem.” That, though, leaves open the potential of US dominated coalition action à la the Bolton fave Iraq War or pressuring Mexico to consent to the intervention. Obtaining permission from Mexico for the US military to fight drug cartels in Mexico was an option Trump floated during his presidential term.]]>
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The Coronavirus Shots Mandate Remains in Place for US Immigrants Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2023/may/25/the-coronavirus-shots-mandate-remains-in-place-for-us-immigrants/

On the first day of May, the Biden administration announced that, starting on May 12, mandates President Joe Biden had imposed that many individuals take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots would be rescinded.

The press release announcing the policy change included this listing of individuals who would be relieved of the mandates:
Today, we are announcing that the Administration will end the COVID-19 vaccine requirements for Federal employees, Federal contractors, and international air travelers at the end of the day on May 11, the same day that the COVID-19 public health emergency ends. Additionally, HHS and DHS announced today that they will start the process to end their vaccination requirements for Head Start educators, CMS-certified healthcare facilities, and certain noncitizens at the land border.
Not mentioned were immigrants to America. On May 4, a short statement from the United States Department of State suggested immigrants would not have relief under the change, noting that “starting May 12, noncitizen nonimmigrant air passengers will no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States.”

Indeed, a coronavirus shots mandate remains in place for immigrants six months old and older. In all, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web page detailing this and other shots requirements for immigrants lists shots related to 16 diseases as mandated for US immigrants. Notably, no such US government mandates apply to people who obtained citizenship upon birth by being either born in America or the child of a US citizen. There are, though, varying shots mandates imposed by states as a condition of school attendance. While the CDC web page says that immigrants can request a waiver “based on religious or moral convictions,” many immigrants will feel pressure not to do so, fearing making such a request will put at risk their immigration effort.

Why keep subjecting immigrants to this pressure to take the coronavirus shots plus shots related to 15 other diseases? It can help keep out of America independent thinkers who are determined to make their own decisions on medical and other matters. It can also help cement in new immigrants’ thinking from the get-go that they must submit to the US government’s expansive desire to micromanage how people live their lives. Welcome to America; now do as you are told. The shots mandates for immigrants are also among the many examples of the US government helping pharmaceutical companies move their products and increase their profits.
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“Good Morning Students” … “Good Morning AI Overlord” Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2023/may/22/good-morning-students-good-morning-ai-overlord/

In recent years, schools across America, with the help of private companies, have been significantly ramping up surveillance on students, largely in the name of keeping the children safe. Now that there is big buzz about artificial intelligence, or “AI,” it should come as little surprise that peeping adults will increasingly employ AI to aid them in the surveilling of school students.

Last week, the Dallas Independent School District was boasting about its new pilot project, undertaken along with the company Davista. The pilot project, the school district says, uses AI to extensively monitor each student and then sound the alarm if a student deviates from his “baseline” behavior.

Talk about stifling. Doesn’t growing up tend to involve moving away from your baseline? And since when does being a kid mean you should have no privacy? Tough kids, that is not how the AI sees things.

The last time I wrote about the Dallas Independent School District was in May of 2021. In that post, I discussed the district then busing students off campus to receive experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots — another Big Brother project fallaciously taken in the name of protecting the children.

In that May post, I noted that “At its website, the Dallas Independent School District describes itself as the fourteenth largest school district in America, with ‘approximately 154,000 students in pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade.’” Here is some good news: The district’s website now indicates that it has dropped down to sixteenth largest school district in America and has experienced a decline to approximately 141,000 students.

That significant reduction over the last two years in the number of students subjected to the district’s dictates may provide some real progress toward protecting the children.

Parents, check on how your children are being treated by their schools, including in the name providing for their own protection. Your view of what should be done to protect your children is likely quite different than that of the people in charge at your children’s schools.]]>
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Kennedy Presidential Campaign Announces Dennis Kucinich is Campaign Manager Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2023/may/19/kennedy-presidential-campaign-announces-dennis-kucinich-is-campaign-manager/
Kucinich, a former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio, has some experience with presidential races, having twice run for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

Kennedy explained in a Thursday campaign press release some of the reasoning behind choosing Kucinich:
'Dennis Kucinich has brought invaluable electoral experience to our campaign,' said Kennedy. 'He knows how the system works from the inside out, and his deep knowledge of issues and his personal integrity are fully aligned with the core values our campaign is bringing to American politics.'
The press release also includes this commendation for Kucinich:
Due to his early opposition to the Iraq War, free trade agreements, and the surveillance state, and his support for huge investments in infrastructure, Mr. Kucinich has earned a reputation as one of America’s most prescient politicians.
While the official announcement came on Thursday, Kennedy had mentioned in a Twitter post two weeks earlier that Kucinich was his campaign manager, though maybe at that time the arrangement was interim.

For some explanation why Kucinich supports Kennedy’s candidacy and thus would take on being Kennedy’s campaign manager, watch Kucinich’s speech that immediately preceded Kennedy’s April 19 campaign announcement speech:



Kucinich is an Advisory Board member for the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.]]>
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Ending Marijuana Restrictions for Athletes Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2023/may/04/ending-marijuana-restrictions-for-athletes/

In December of 2019, I wrote about Major League Baseball (MLB), along with the Major League Baseball Players Association, announcing that marijuana use by professional baseball players would no longer be verboten. Concluding my discussion of this new development, I commented that “More professional sports organizations will surely follow in eliminating marijuana use prohibitions.”

On Wednesday, Lester Black of the San Francisco Gate reported details of a new agreement between National Basketball Association (NBA) and NBA players, confirming that the new agreement will “permanently remove marijuana from the league’s prohibited substances list, after years of being tacitly condoned.” This development, noted Black, falls in line with developments in other American professional sports organizations. Wrote Black:
The NBA’s softening marijuana stance comes as cannabis reform advances across the country and nearly all professional sports become more pot-friendly. The MLB and NHL have largely stopped punishing players for testing positive for cannabis and the NFL has relaxed its testing requirements to allow players to use marijuana in the offseason.
Meanwhile, marijuana restrictions for American college athletes competing under the jurisdiction of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) have loosened. In February of last year, the NCAA greatly increased the THC threshold for a positive marijuana testing result (following a similar change made by the World Anti-doping Agency) and replaced automatic suspension for a positive marijuana testing results with participation in a school-provided “management plan and education for the student-athlete.”]]>
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Julian Assange and President Biden’s Reelection Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2023/may/03/julian-assange-and-president-biden-s-reelection/

Former British diplomat Craig Murray has chronicled well much of the effort of the US and British governments against Julian Assange of WikiLeaks. In a Tuesday post at his website, Murray suggests that the course of Assange’s continuing torment recently and over the next two years may be driven by an effort to ensure US President Joe Biden’s reelection.

Murray writes:
It is fast approaching a year since Julian Assange submitted his High Court appeal against extradition, and still the High Court has not even decided if it will hear the appeal or not. We had initially hoped the actual hearing might be before last Christmas.

The Assange prosecution is not popular in the USA, where even the mainstream media have come out against charging a journalist with espionage. In addition everybody can now see the parallel with Evan Gershkovich and potential impact of Assange’s treatment on Gershkovich.

Assange’s arrival in Washington would be a free speech cause celebre with the potential to alienate some liberal support from Biden in a close election. The US security services therefore still very much want Julian imprisoned for life – but they do not want him extradited until after Biden is safely re-elected.

The British government therefore need to keep Julian in maximum security in Belmarsh for another two years, to keep the Biden campaign and its security service backers happy.

This can only be done by introducing lengthy and unnecessary delays into the judicial process. We see that happening, or rather we see it 'inexplicably' not happening, before our very eyes.

The senior British judiciary do what the security services tell them to do. Discreetly suggested, in the club.
Read here Murray’s complete post that provides some other interesting insights on matters related to the 2024 presidential election.]]>
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Kennedy Declares His Presidential Campaign and Presidency Mission: ‘To End the Corrupt Merger of Sate and Corporate Power’ Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2023/april/20/kennedy-declares-his-presidential-campaign-and-presidency-mission-to-end-the-corrupt-merger-of-sate-and-corporate-power/

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s presidential campaign announcement speech on Wednesday included much that advocates of limiting the power of the United Sates government can cheer, including strong criticism of the US government’s crackdown in the name of countering coronavirus and of the series of wars in which the US government has engaged from Vietnam to Ukraine. We’ll be watching and listening as Kennedy in the coming months expands on this criticism and discusses his promised different approach.

Early in his speech and immediately following announcing that he had decided to seek the Democratic Party presidential nomination, Kennedy stated what will be the focus of his campaign and, should he win the election, his presidency. Declared Kennedy: “My mission over the next 18 months of this campaign and throughout my presidency will be to end the corrupt merger of state and corporate power that is threatening now to impose a new kind of corporate feudalism in our country, to commoditize our children, our ‘purple mountains majesty,’ to poison our children and our people with chemicals and pharmaceutical drugs, to strip mine our assets, to hollow out the middle class, and keep us in a constant state of war.”

Coming back to this theme later in his speech, Kennedy stated:
All I am saying is you need a president at this time in history who can stand up to his bureaucracy. The bureaucracies are owned by the industries. I’m talking about, you know, NIH and EPA and CDC and FDA and DoT. That train track wreck would not have happened in East Palestine except we have a captive agency at DoT. Our food is terrible because the food companies and the pesticide companies own USDA. We’re in constant wars because the military-industrial complex, the big contractors, own CIA.
Kennedy proceeded to note that he believes most people at the CIA are “patriots” and “good public servants” with “enormous courage and idealism.” That, continued Kennedy, “is the same with most our agencies.” But, he explained, “the problem is the people who end up rising in those agencies generally are people who are in the tank with industry, and that’s how they get corrupted.”

As you watch Kennedy’s presidential campaign proceed, keep these comments from his campaign announcement speech in mind. They will likely be important for well understanding his future comments and proposals.

Kennedy’s ability to gain support in the race may end up largely dependent on his ability to bring along voters to understand and agree with both his take on the “corrupt merger of state and corporate power” and his pitch that as president he would successfully counter that problem.
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Restoring Some Vaccination Choice in Mississippi Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2023/april/18/restoring-some-vaccination-choice-in-mississippi/

Like every American state government, the Mississippi government pressures parents to ensure their children take a slew of vaccination shots as a condition for the children to attend school. But, unlike most states, Mississippi law does not recognize the right of parents to refuse, based upon philosophical or religious objections, to follow the state-imposed childhood vaccination schedule.

Instead, the only exemption Mississippi parents have had available is a medical exemption that has turned out for almost all parents to be the same as having no exemption at all. I wrote about this in an April of 2015 article:
The New York Times  reported in February how extremely restricting vaccination mandate exemptions causes a significant increase in vaccination rates, pointing to Mississippi as an example. Mississippi has among the strictest vaccination requirements in America — barring philosophical and religious exemptions and allowing only a medical exemption for students in both public and private schools. In the 2013-14 school year the Times reports that only 17 out of 45,179 kindergarten students in the state were exempt from the state’s vaccination mandate.
The medical exemption could more accurately be called the mirage exemption. In contrast, philosophical and religious exemptions can allow much greater ability for parents to refuse government pressure to have their children subjected to each and every state-mandated shot at each and every state-mandated time in a child’s life.

Since I wrote that article in 2015, California and New York, two of the largest population states, have joined Mississippi by eliminating all exemptions other than the medical exemption. Three additional states — Connecticut, Maine, and West Virginia — also recognize only the medical exemption.

Some good news came for Mississippi parents this week. The Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) has announced that on Monday a federal court “ruled that the First Amendment requires that, by July 15, 2023, the State of Mississippi afford its residents a religious exemption for their children to attend school without one or more state mandated vaccines.” ICAN, which has supported the lawsuit that led to the court’s ruling, provides more information in a legal update at its website.

Hopefully, religious and philosophical exemptions, in addition to medical exemptions, will soon be exercisable by parents in all states.]]>
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Ron Paul’s TimCast Interview: The John F. Kennedy Assassination and Beyond Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2023/april/13/ron-paul-s-timcast-interview-the-john-f-kennedy-assassination-and-beyond/ assessment that the United States government, and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in particular, killed President John F. Kennedy. The assassination Paul describes as a coup that helped dramatically changed the nature of America.

Post-coup, the prominent libertarian communicator and chairman of the Ron Paul Institute argues, America has reached a point where “we don’t have any resemblance to a government that believes in a Republic; we don’t have honest money; we don’t have integrity; we don’t even have people in Washington that even pretend that you’re supposed to tell the truth.”

Watch the Paul’s TimCast interview here:



Paul’s discussion of a coup in American and the Kennedy assassination starts at 12 minutes and 36 seconds into the TimCast episode.

Paul addresses many additional matters in the interview, including his time in the United States House of Representatives and as a presidential candidate, monetary policy, and censorship by social media companies working together with government.]]>
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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Registers Support in Poll a Week before Presidential Campaign Announcement Speech Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2023/april/12/robert-f-kennedy-jr-registers-support-in-poll-a-week-before-presidential-campaign-announcement-speech/

It can be an arduous task to defeat the incumbent president in an American presidential primary. Yet, that is the task Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has taken upon himself.

Kennedy is planning to announce his candidacy for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in an April 19 speech in Boston, Massachusetts.

An April 7-9
Morning Consult poll puts support for Kennedy among likely Democratic presidential primary and caucus voters at 10 percent. This is far behind the 70 percent support for President Joe Biden in the poll. But, it does indicate a base of support from which Kennedy can build to pose a significant challenge.

If Kennedy can reach the American people with an appealing message, he may prove successful. This is especially the case given that Biden appears to have a rather flimsy base of support. A
Monmouth University poll last month found that a 44 percent plurality of Democratic voters wanted Biden not to seek reelection while just 25 percent supported him seeking a second term. Thirty percent expressed no opinion on the matter.]]>
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Republican Congress Members and Presidential Candidates Pushing for War in Mexico Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/neocon-watch/2023/april/10/republican-congress-members-and-presidential-candidates-pushing-for-war-in-mexico/

Back in September of 2018, I criticized Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s suggestion that the United States military invade Mexico if Mexico legalizes heroin. Now, several Republican Congress members are using fentanyl fears as a new drug war basis for urging US military action south of the border.

Politico writer Alexander Ward provided details in a Monday article. The article begins with the following:
A growing number of prominent Republicans are rallying around the idea that to solve the fentanyl crisis, America must bomb it away.

In recent weeks, Donald Trump has discussed sending “special forces” and using “cyber warfare” to target cartel leaders if he’s reelected president and, per Rolling Stone, asked for “battle plans” to strike Mexico. Reps. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) and Mike Waltz (R-Fla.) introduced a bill seeking authorization for the use of military force to “put us at war with the cartels.” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said he is open to sending U.S. troops into Mexico to target drug lords even without that nation’s permission. And lawmakers in both chambers have filed legislation to label some cartels as foreign terrorist organizations, a move supported by GOP presidential aspirants.
While much focus has been on Mexico, fighting drug cartels can mean globe-spanning US military action.

Read Ward’s article here.

Trump’s comments about US military actions to advance the drug war is at odds with his presidential campaign effort to run as the peace candidate. The comments, though, do follow directly from his declaration in his November 17 candidacy announcement speech that “We will wage war upon the cartels and stop the fentanyl and deadly drugs from killing 200,000 Americans per year.” Trump’s comments also fit in with those of other Republican presidential candidates mentioned in the Politico article — Asa Hutchinson and Vivek Ramaswamy — indicating they are open to labeling drug cartels as terrorist organizations and taking military action against them.

Potential presidential candidate John Bolton almost appears the moderate when quoted in the article stating that unilateral military operations “are not going to solve the problem.” That, though, leaves open the potential of US dominated coalition action à la the Bolton fave Iraq War or pressuring Mexico to consent to the intervention. Obtaining permission from Mexico for the US military to fight drug cartels in Mexico was an option Trump floated during his presidential term.]]>
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The Coronavirus Shots Mandate Remains in Place for US Immigrants Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2023/may/25/the-coronavirus-shots-mandate-remains-in-place-for-us-immigrants/

On the first day of May, the Biden administration announced that, starting on May 12, mandates President Joe Biden had imposed that many individuals take experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots would be rescinded.

The press release announcing the policy change included this listing of individuals who would be relieved of the mandates:
Today, we are announcing that the Administration will end the COVID-19 vaccine requirements for Federal employees, Federal contractors, and international air travelers at the end of the day on May 11, the same day that the COVID-19 public health emergency ends. Additionally, HHS and DHS announced today that they will start the process to end their vaccination requirements for Head Start educators, CMS-certified healthcare facilities, and certain noncitizens at the land border.
Not mentioned were immigrants to America. On May 4, a short statement from the United States Department of State suggested immigrants would not have relief under the change, noting that “starting May 12, noncitizen nonimmigrant air passengers will no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States.”

Indeed, a coronavirus shots mandate remains in place for immigrants six months old and older. In all, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) web page detailing this and other shots requirements for immigrants lists shots related to 16 diseases as mandated for US immigrants. Notably, no such US government mandates apply to people who obtained citizenship upon birth by being either born in America or the child of a US citizen. There are, though, varying shots mandates imposed by states as a condition of school attendance. While the CDC web page says that immigrants can request a waiver “based on religious or moral convictions,” many immigrants will feel pressure not to do so, fearing making such a request will put at risk their immigration effort.

Why keep subjecting immigrants to this pressure to take the coronavirus shots plus shots related to 15 other diseases? It can help keep out of America independent thinkers who are determined to make their own decisions on medical and other matters. It can also help cement in new immigrants’ thinking from the get-go that they must submit to the US government’s expansive desire to micromanage how people live their lives. Welcome to America; now do as you are told. The shots mandates for immigrants are also among the many examples of the US government helping pharmaceutical companies move their products and increase their profits.
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“Good Morning Students” … “Good Morning AI Overlord” Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2023/may/22/good-morning-students-good-morning-ai-overlord/

In recent years, schools across America, with the help of private companies, have been significantly ramping up surveillance on students, largely in the name of keeping the children safe. Now that there is big buzz about artificial intelligence, or “AI,” it should come as little surprise that peeping adults will increasingly employ AI to aid them in the surveilling of school students.

Last week, the Dallas Independent School District was boasting about its new pilot project, undertaken along with the company Davista. The pilot project, the school district says, uses AI to extensively monitor each student and then sound the alarm if a student deviates from his “baseline” behavior.

Talk about stifling. Doesn’t growing up tend to involve moving away from your baseline? And since when does being a kid mean you should have no privacy? Tough kids, that is not how the AI sees things.

The last time I wrote about the Dallas Independent School District was in May of 2021. In that post, I discussed the district then busing students off campus to receive experimental coronavirus “vaccine” shots — another Big Brother project fallaciously taken in the name of protecting the children.

In that May post, I noted that “At its website, the Dallas Independent School District describes itself as the fourteenth largest school district in America, with ‘approximately 154,000 students in pre-kindergarten through the 12th grade.’” Here is some good news: The district’s website now indicates that it has dropped down to sixteenth largest school district in America and has experienced a decline to approximately 141,000 students.

That significant reduction over the last two years in the number of students subjected to the district’s dictates may provide some real progress toward protecting the children.

Parents, check on how your children are being treated by their schools, including in the name providing for their own protection. Your view of what should be done to protect your children is likely quite different than that of the people in charge at your children’s schools.]]>
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Kennedy Presidential Campaign Announces Dennis Kucinich is Campaign Manager Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2023/may/19/kennedy-presidential-campaign-announces-dennis-kucinich-is-campaign-manager/
Kucinich, a former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio, has some experience with presidential races, having twice run for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

Kennedy explained in a Thursday campaign press release some of the reasoning behind choosing Kucinich:
'Dennis Kucinich has brought invaluable electoral experience to our campaign,' said Kennedy. 'He knows how the system works from the inside out, and his deep knowledge of issues and his personal integrity are fully aligned with the core values our campaign is bringing to American politics.'
The press release also includes this commendation for Kucinich:
Due to his early opposition to the Iraq War, free trade agreements, and the surveillance state, and his support for huge investments in infrastructure, Mr. Kucinich has earned a reputation as one of America’s most prescient politicians.
While the official announcement came on Thursday, Kennedy had mentioned in a Twitter post two weeks earlier that Kucinich was his campaign manager, though maybe at that time the arrangement was interim.

For some explanation why Kucinich supports Kennedy’s candidacy and thus would take on being Kennedy’s campaign manager, watch Kucinich’s speech that immediately preceded Kennedy’s April 19 campaign announcement speech:



Kucinich is an Advisory Board member for the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.]]>
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Ending Marijuana Restrictions for Athletes Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2023/may/04/ending-marijuana-restrictions-for-athletes/

In December of 2019, I wrote about Major League Baseball (MLB), along with the Major League Baseball Players Association, announcing that marijuana use by professional baseball players would no longer be verboten. Concluding my discussion of this new development, I commented that “More professional sports organizations will surely follow in eliminating marijuana use prohibitions.”

On Wednesday, Lester Black of the San Francisco Gate reported details of a new agreement between National Basketball Association (NBA) and NBA players, confirming that the new agreement will “permanently remove marijuana from the league’s prohibited substances list, after years of being tacitly condoned.” This development, noted Black, falls in line with developments in other American professional sports organizations. Wrote Black:
The NBA’s softening marijuana stance comes as cannabis reform advances across the country and nearly all professional sports become more pot-friendly. The MLB and NHL have largely stopped punishing players for testing positive for cannabis and the NFL has relaxed its testing requirements to allow players to use marijuana in the offseason.
Meanwhile, marijuana restrictions for American college athletes competing under the jurisdiction of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) have loosened. In February of last year, the NCAA greatly increased the THC threshold for a positive marijuana testing result (following a similar change made by the World Anti-doping Agency) and replaced automatic suspension for a positive marijuana testing results with participation in a school-provided “management plan and education for the student-athlete.”]]>
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Julian Assange and President Biden’s Reelection Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2023/may/03/julian-assange-and-president-biden-s-reelection/

Former British diplomat Craig Murray has chronicled well much of the effort of the US and British governments against Julian Assange of WikiLeaks. In a Tuesday post at his website, Murray suggests that the course of Assange’s continuing torment recently and over the next two years may be driven by an effort to ensure US President Joe Biden’s reelection.

Murray writes:
It is fast approaching a year since Julian Assange submitted his High Court appeal against extradition, and still the High Court has not even decided if it will hear the appeal or not. We had initially hoped the actual hearing might be before last Christmas.

The Assange prosecution is not popular in the USA, where even the mainstream media have come out against charging a journalist with espionage. In addition everybody can now see the parallel with Evan Gershkovich and potential impact of Assange’s treatment on Gershkovich.

Assange’s arrival in Washington would be a free speech cause celebre with the potential to alienate some liberal support from Biden in a close election. The US security services therefore still very much want Julian imprisoned for life – but they do not want him extradited until after Biden is safely re-elected.

The British government therefore need to keep Julian in maximum security in Belmarsh for another two years, to keep the Biden campaign and its security service backers happy.

This can only be done by introducing lengthy and unnecessary delays into the judicial process. We see that happening, or rather we see it 'inexplicably' not happening, before our very eyes.

The senior British judiciary do what the security services tell them to do. Discreetly suggested, in the club.
Read here Murray’s complete post that provides some other interesting insights on matters related to the 2024 presidential election.]]>
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Kennedy Declares His Presidential Campaign and Presidency Mission: ‘To End the Corrupt Merger of Sate and Corporate Power’ Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2023/april/20/kennedy-declares-his-presidential-campaign-and-presidency-mission-to-end-the-corrupt-merger-of-sate-and-corporate-power/

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s presidential campaign announcement speech on Wednesday included much that advocates of limiting the power of the United Sates government can cheer, including strong criticism of the US government’s crackdown in the name of countering coronavirus and of the series of wars in which the US government has engaged from Vietnam to Ukraine. We’ll be watching and listening as Kennedy in the coming months expands on this criticism and discusses his promised different approach.

Early in his speech and immediately following announcing that he had decided to seek the Democratic Party presidential nomination, Kennedy stated what will be the focus of his campaign and, should he win the election, his presidency. Declared Kennedy: “My mission over the next 18 months of this campaign and throughout my presidency will be to end the corrupt merger of state and corporate power that is threatening now to impose a new kind of corporate feudalism in our country, to commoditize our children, our ‘purple mountains majesty,’ to poison our children and our people with chemicals and pharmaceutical drugs, to strip mine our assets, to hollow out the middle class, and keep us in a constant state of war.”

Coming back to this theme later in his speech, Kennedy stated:
All I am saying is you need a president at this time in history who can stand up to his bureaucracy. The bureaucracies are owned by the industries. I’m talking about, you know, NIH and EPA and CDC and FDA and DoT. That train track wreck would not have happened in East Palestine except we have a captive agency at DoT. Our food is terrible because the food companies and the pesticide companies own USDA. We’re in constant wars because the military-industrial complex, the big contractors, own CIA.
Kennedy proceeded to note that he believes most people at the CIA are “patriots” and “good public servants” with “enormous courage and idealism.” That, continued Kennedy, “is the same with most our agencies.” But, he explained, “the problem is the people who end up rising in those agencies generally are people who are in the tank with industry, and that’s how they get corrupted.”

As you watch Kennedy’s presidential campaign proceed, keep these comments from his campaign announcement speech in mind. They will likely be important for well understanding his future comments and proposals.

Kennedy’s ability to gain support in the race may end up largely dependent on his ability to bring along voters to understand and agree with both his take on the “corrupt merger of state and corporate power” and his pitch that as president he would successfully counter that problem.
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Restoring Some Vaccination Choice in Mississippi Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2023/april/18/restoring-some-vaccination-choice-in-mississippi/

Like every American state government, the Mississippi government pressures parents to ensure their children take a slew of vaccination shots as a condition for the children to attend school. But, unlike most states, Mississippi law does not recognize the right of parents to refuse, based upon philosophical or religious objections, to follow the state-imposed childhood vaccination schedule.

Instead, the only exemption Mississippi parents have had available is a medical exemption that has turned out for almost all parents to be the same as having no exemption at all. I wrote about this in an April of 2015 article:
The New York Times  reported in February how extremely restricting vaccination mandate exemptions causes a significant increase in vaccination rates, pointing to Mississippi as an example. Mississippi has among the strictest vaccination requirements in America — barring philosophical and religious exemptions and allowing only a medical exemption for students in both public and private schools. In the 2013-14 school year the Times reports that only 17 out of 45,179 kindergarten students in the state were exempt from the state’s vaccination mandate.
The medical exemption could more accurately be called the mirage exemption. In contrast, philosophical and religious exemptions can allow much greater ability for parents to refuse government pressure to have their children subjected to each and every state-mandated shot at each and every state-mandated time in a child’s life.

Since I wrote that article in 2015, California and New York, two of the largest population states, have joined Mississippi by eliminating all exemptions other than the medical exemption. Three additional states — Connecticut, Maine, and West Virginia — also recognize only the medical exemption.

Some good news came for Mississippi parents this week. The Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) has announced that on Monday a federal court “ruled that the First Amendment requires that, by July 15, 2023, the State of Mississippi afford its residents a religious exemption for their children to attend school without one or more state mandated vaccines.” ICAN, which has supported the lawsuit that led to the court’s ruling, provides more information in a legal update at its website.

Hopefully, religious and philosophical exemptions, in addition to medical exemptions, will soon be exercisable by parents in all states.]]>
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Ron Paul’s TimCast Interview: The John F. Kennedy Assassination and Beyond Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2023/april/13/ron-paul-s-timcast-interview-the-john-f-kennedy-assassination-and-beyond/ assessment that the United States government, and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in particular, killed President John F. Kennedy. The assassination Paul describes as a coup that helped dramatically changed the nature of America.

Post-coup, the prominent libertarian communicator and chairman of the Ron Paul Institute argues, America has reached a point where “we don’t have any resemblance to a government that believes in a Republic; we don’t have honest money; we don’t have integrity; we don’t even have people in Washington that even pretend that you’re supposed to tell the truth.”

Watch the Paul’s TimCast interview here:



Paul’s discussion of a coup in American and the Kennedy assassination starts at 12 minutes and 36 seconds into the TimCast episode.

Paul addresses many additional matters in the interview, including his time in the United States House of Representatives and as a presidential candidate, monetary policy, and censorship by social media companies working together with government.]]>
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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Registers Support in Poll a Week before Presidential Campaign Announcement Speech Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2023/april/12/robert-f-kennedy-jr-registers-support-in-poll-a-week-before-presidential-campaign-announcement-speech/

It can be an arduous task to defeat the incumbent president in an American presidential primary. Yet, that is the task Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has taken upon himself.

Kennedy is planning to announce his candidacy for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in an April 19 speech in Boston, Massachusetts.

An April 7-9
Morning Consult poll puts support for Kennedy among likely Democratic presidential primary and caucus voters at 10 percent. This is far behind the 70 percent support for President Joe Biden in the poll. But, it does indicate a base of support from which Kennedy can build to pose a significant challenge.

If Kennedy can reach the American people with an appealing message, he may prove successful. This is especially the case given that Biden appears to have a rather flimsy base of support. A
Monmouth University poll last month found that a 44 percent plurality of Democratic voters wanted Biden not to seek reelection while just 25 percent supported him seeking a second term. Thirty percent expressed no opinion on the matter.]]>
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Republican Congress Members and Presidential Candidates Pushing for War in Mexico Adam Dick http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/congress-alert/2023/april/10/republican-congress-members-and-presidential-candidates-pushing-for-war-in-mexico/

Back in September of 2018, I criticized Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s suggestion that the United States military invade Mexico if Mexico legalizes heroin. Now, several Republican Congress members are using fentanyl fears as a new drug war basis for urging US military action south of the border.

Politico writer Alexander Ward provided details in a Monday article. The article begins with the following:
A growing number of prominent Republicans are rallying around the idea that to solve the fentanyl crisis, America must bomb it away.

In recent weeks, Donald Trump has discussed sending “special forces” and using “cyber warfare” to target cartel leaders if he’s reelected president and, per Rolling Stone, asked for “battle plans” to strike Mexico. Reps. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) and Mike Waltz (R-Fla.) introduced a bill seeking authorization for the use of military force to “put us at war with the cartels.” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said he is open to sending U.S. troops into Mexico to target drug lords even without that nation’s permission. And lawmakers in both chambers have filed legislation to label some cartels as foreign terrorist organizations, a move supported by GOP presidential aspirants.
While much focus has been on Mexico, fighting drug cartels can mean globe-spanning US military action.

Read Ward’s article here.

Trump’s comments about US military actions to advance the drug war is at odds with his presidential campaign effort to run as the peace candidate. The comments, though, do follow directly from his declaration in his November 17 candidacy announcement speech that “We will wage war upon the cartels and stop the fentanyl and deadly drugs from killing 200,000 Americans per year.” Trump’s comments also fit in with those of other Republican presidential candidates mentioned in the Politico article — Asa Hutchinson and Vivek Ramaswamy — indicating they are open to labeling drug cartels as terrorist organizations and taking military action against them.

Potential presidential candidate John Bolton almost appears the moderate when quoted in the article stating that unilateral military operations “are not going to solve the problem.” That, though, leaves open the potential of US dominated coalition action à la the Bolton fave Iraq War or pressuring Mexico to consent to the intervention. Obtaining permission from Mexico for the US military to fight drug cartels in Mexico was an option Trump floated during his presidential term.]]>
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