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Flying Robots! Oh My!

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And now for something completely different… The infamous creators of the Bed Intruder song, the Gregory Brothers, have released a hilarious new video for their “Songify the News” series with shots of VP Joe Biden on guns and Rand Paul on drones and the NSA. It’s remarkable how these issues have become such major scandals, and videos like this continue to stoke the fire of frustration against government power. Enjoy!

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Recapping a few interesting and significant links of the past few weeks.

Here are some things you might not have seen in your internet sojourns lately…

Pope Francis is urging that world leaders end the “tyranny of money”. Unless he’s talking about fiat money like the Federal Reserve and the European central bank, I am not sure this is his best moment. Would any Catholics care to comment further? I may not have all the information here…

Rand Paul had an interesting day at the Reagan Forum last week.

Looks like Ayn Rand really hated C.S. Lewis. I’m not a big fan of Rand in the first place, and this isn’t increasing my esteem.

At Cato Unbound, one of the latest issues is on the state of fusionism. My friends Clark Ruper and Jacqueline Otto are contributing to this interesting series.

Check out these really intense historical anti-war posters. Wow!

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Anthony Gregory explains the significance of the Rand Paul Filibuster in two minutes:

This is an exciting time for liberty, so major props to Rand Paul for taking this stand and letting the establishment know that civil liberties really are sacred. (Now, if only he’ll give LCC the interview he promised! Smile )

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Recapping the interesting and significant news and articles of the past week.

American Christians should be concerned about drugs not because the drugs themselves harm (some do, and some not so much), but because the United States government uses drugs as an excuse to wage total war on the American people. Anthony Gregory recently published reasons why the Right should oppose the drug war at AmCon Mag.

I’m also excited to announce that our very own Laurence Vance is releasing a new book about the drug war on September 30th. He is sending me a copy with haste and I look forward to telling all of you about it soon.

Rand Paul, to me, is somewhat of a mixed bag, but sometimes he really surprises me. For instance, at the recent Values Voter Conference he clearly argued for a non-interventionist foreign policy, even saying, “I don’t believe Jesus would have killed anyone.” Kudos to Rand for sticking to the peace message here.

I would be remiss to point out, though, that one can also be a Christian nonvoter like Jim Fedako. Whatever you choose, do so knowing why you do it.

Did you know that the Federal Reserve now has police powers? And that they’re buying massive amounts of ammunition? So much for being a “private” institution (as if it ever was one)!

How about another infographic? Here is one on online piracy that is… very informative!

And now for you’re moment of Zen

The chemist in me found this very, very funny.

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I do not want to overstate the event, but there has been some very interesting stuff going on in the Senate these past few days.

Jack Hunter reports in the Daily Caller that Rand Paul blocked an unanimous consent vote that could have had big effects:

Last week, while most senators were focused on the important national issues of war funding and Americans’ constitutional liberties, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) seemed more concerned with the fate of a foreign country. Behind the scenes, Rubio moved to have a unanimous consent vote that would have hastened Georgia’s entry into NATO. The unanimous consent vote never happened because Senator Rand Paul single-handedly prevented it.

This is not a triviality. Make no mistake: Bringing Georgia into NATO could lead to a new military conflict for the United States, which is why any move that would facilitate Georgia’s entry into the alliance should be publicly debated. Rubio’s attempt to push this through by unanimous consent — that is to say, without any formal debate or vote — is highly suspect and calls into question the senator’s better judgment.

You may remember that the small country of Georgia, which is on the border of Russia, nearly got the United States into a smoking conflict just three years ago. There is more information in the Daily Caller article and I recommend reading it. The American people are, for the most part, incredibly ignorant of foreign policy these days. I highly doubt that most could even find Georgia on a map, or even know that Georgia is a country at all. Nonetheless, this rogue government continues its imperialist ventures behind the people’s backs, ignoring the costs and building its hegemony day by day.

However, just reporting the facts in this blog post is only part of the point…

Rand Paul made a good move here, no doubt. But, we need to remember such events do not prove that politics is the be-all-and-end-all of the liberty movement as well. Rand, I am sure, knows that if the government wants a war, they can get one. The importance of Rand’s block is that it brings attention to the inner workings of the State. If the consent vote had gone through, hardly anyone would have noticed until another conflict was underway. Then, of course, boobus Americanus will fall in line, trusting that their deified overlords got it right just like they did Iraq, and Afghanistan, and Libya, and etc.

It is our job to expose the evils of the State, not “reform” them. Libertarian politicians like Rand and Ron Paul can only do so much to “fix” anything at all. Ultimately, the willingness of the people to turn a blind eye is what allows the State to thrive. We should take events like Rand’s vote as opportunities to talk to people, to teach them about liberty. Without changing the culture, any good a libertarian politician might accomplish has every possibility of being washed away the moment he leaves office.

I support Ron Paul, but it is up to us to carry things forward in the long run. I’m not Ron Paul, you are. Think about it.

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