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FTR #756 The Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook, Part 3: Dramatis Personae, Part 3 (The Paulistinian Libertarian Organization)

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Ron Paul, cham­pi­on of indi­vid­ual lib­er­ty, Edward Snow­den’s Pres­i­den­tial Can­di­date of choice

Intro­duc­tion: We con­tin­ue our analy­sis of the play­ers in Eddie the Friend­ly Spook’s psy-op. In this pro­gram, we ana­lyze the polit­i­cal views and back­ing of Snow­den him­self, an expo­nent of the polit­i­cal, eco­nom­ic and social ide­ol­o­gy of the 1%. Snow­den is deeply involved with the milieu of Ron and Rand Paul, the for­mer being his Pres­i­den­tial can­di­date of choice. This broad­cast high­lights the vir­u­lent fas­cism that is part and par­cel to “The Paulis­tin­ian Lib­er­tar­i­an Orga­ni­za­tion.

In this post, we update the gath­er­ing domes­tic fas­cist pha­lanx mus­ter­ing on behalf of Eddie the Friend­ly Spook and, in turn, posi­tion­ing to hand the 2014 and 2016 elec­tions to the Naz­i­fied GOP. Expect to see L’Af­faire Snow­den play into the Repub­li­can theme of Obama/Democrats as spon­sors of “big gov­ern­ment” etc., etc.

Although a con­gres­sion­al coali­tion of so-called pro­gres­sives and right-wingers is gath­er­ing to take mea­sures to “rein-in” NSA vac­u­um clean­ing oper­a­tions, the gen­e­sis, sub­stance and intent of this “op” is unde­ni­ably and com­plete­ly fas­cist.

It is only too typ­i­cal of the so-called “pro­gres­sive” sec­tor to ally them­selves with those who intend their destruc­tion. We will dis­cuss this more in our sum­ma­ry analy­sis of this oper­a­tion.

Chron­i­cling the fas­cists, white suprema­cists, Nazis and Under­ground Reich forces to which the ele­ments in our analy­sis track back, we not­ed that Snow­den’s Pres­i­den­tial can­di­date of choice was cryp­to-Nazi Ron Paul. Paul’s super PAC was cap­i­tal­ized by appar­ent Under­ground Reich oper­a­tive Peter Thiel, whose Palan­tir firm devel­oped the PRISM soft­ware.

NOTE: Palan­tir offi­cial­ly claims that “their PRISM” is NOT the same PRISM in the focal point of the Snowden/NSA imbroglio. We feel this claim is laugh­able, frankly. The notion that the intel­li­gence ser­vices are using TWO counter-ter­ror soft­ware pro­grams with iden­ti­cal names is not cred­i­ble. Had a com­pa­ny devel­oped a counter-ter­ror soft­ware pro­gram for use by the intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty and called it “PRISM,” there would have been lit­i­ga­tion. The major tech com­pa­nies are NOTHING if not liti­gious, and Thiel and com­pa­ny have PLENTY of mon­ey!

Recent­ly, Snow­den’s father Lon has joined the fray, join­ing forces with ele­ments asso­ci­at­ed with both Ron Paul and his son, Rand–a bird of the same feath­er as his Nazi father.

The polit­i­cal front tak­ing shape against Oba­ma at one lev­el, and U.S. inter­net and media busi­ness at anoth­er, is inex­tri­ca­bly linked with the Nazi/fascist milieu of Ron Paul.

Pro­gram High­lights Include:

  • Ron Paul’s son Rand Paul is lead­ing the polit­i­cal charge over the Snow­den “dis­clo­sures” (note the quotes.) Rand Paul is lin­ing up as a GOP Pres­i­den­tial hope­ful for 2016, look­ing to cap­i­tal­ize on lib­er­tar­i­an pop­ulism as a vehi­cle for achiev­ing vic­to­ry. Again, expect to see L’Af­faire Snow­den play into the Repub­li­can theme of Obama/Democrats as spon­sors of “big gov­ern­ment” etc., etc. (Both the above-men­tioned Peter Thiel and Glenn Green­wald–Snow­den’s leak­ing jour­nal­ist of choice–network with the Koch broth­ers fund­ed Cato Insti­tute, an epi­cen­ter of lib­er­tar­i­an ide­ol­o­gy.) (See text excerpts below.)
  • We have not­ed in past dis­cus­sion that one of the goals of this “op” is to alien­ate younger, more ide­al­is­tic vot­ers from the Demo­c­ra­t­ic par­ty. That appears to be one of Rand Paul’s strat­a­gems in his cam­paign bid. (See text excerpts below.)
  • Rand Paul’s key staffer Jack Hunter is a for­mer chair­man of The League of the South, a racist neo-Con­fed­er­ate orga­ni­za­tion that advo­cates the seces­sion of the South and has links to the milieu behind the assas­si­na­tion of Mar­tin Luther King. Sarah Pal­in’s polit­i­cal milieu also has links to the League of the South. (See text excerpts below.)
  • Jack Hunter is the for­mer blog­ger for–Ron Paul, Snow­den’s Nazi Pres­i­den­tial can­di­date of choice. (See text excerpts below.)
  • Snow­den’s father Lon Snow­den has formed a polit­i­cal orga­ni­za­tion with Bruce Fein, a Ron Paul backer in 2008. (See text excerpts below.)
  • Bruce Fein is also, appar­ent­ly, the lawyer for Edward Snow­den as well, han­dling legal maneu­ver­ing for Eddie the Friend­ly Spook while he is in Rus­sia. (See text excerpts below.)
  • Fein was a coun­sel for Ron Paul’s Pres­i­den­tial cam­paign in 2012. (See text excerpts below.)
  • Fein’s asso­ci­a­tion with Lon Snow­den appears to have derived from the elder Snow­den’s net­work­ing with Rand Paul’s orga­ni­za­tion.
  • Fein also net­worked with the Ger­man-based Schiller Insti­tute, run by the fas­cist orga­ni­za­tion of Lyn­don LaRouche. (See text excerpts below.)
  • Fein also works on behalf of Turk­ish inter­ests, act­ing in con­junc­tion with forces alleged by Sibel Edmonds to be involved with mon­ey laun­der­ing on behalf of inter­ests that include Al-Qae­da. The prob­a­bil­i­ty is strong that Fein oper­ates in con­junc­tion with the Erdo­gan gov­ern­ment and–possibly–Fetul­lah Gulen. (See text excerpts below.)
  • Wik­iLeaks founder Julian Assange–joined at the hip with Eddie the Friend­ly Spook–has endorsed both Ron and Rand Paul.
  • In a post, we note that Ron Paul will be attend­ing a fund-rais­er for a fas­cist splin­ter sect of Catholi­cism that endors­es Holo­caust denial, claims the Jews are try­ing to exter­mi­nate Gen­tiles and denies that the earth revolves around the sun. Paul’s asso­ci­a­tion with this group goes back to 1998. (See text excerpts below.)
  • Anoth­er post flesh­es out Ron Paul’s racist asso­ciates and views. (See text excerpts below.)
  • Yet anoth­er entry details some of the anti-demo­c­ra­t­ic views of the Lud­wig von Mis­es Insti­tute, as well as its pro­found links to the neo-Con­fed­er­ate move­ment. Eddie Snow­den’s eco­nom­ic views derive from the Lud­wig von Mis­es Insti­tute. (See text excerpts below.)
  • We note that Wal­ter Block, anoth­er of Paul’s sup­port­ers and a res­i­dent schol­ar at the Lud­wig von Mis­es Insti­tute is not only sup­port­ive of the neo-Con­fed­er­ate move­ment but advanced a the­o­ry of “vol­un­tary slav­ery.” Vol­un­tary slav­ery could be viewed as the ulti­mate col­lat­er­al­ized debt oblig­a­tion! (See text excerpts below.)
  • The Von Mis­es Insti­tute hon­ored Otto von Hab­s­burg, heir to the Autro-Hun­gar­i­an Empire. His son Karl heads the UNPO, which (like the League of the South) seeks the frag­men­ta­tion of the Unit­ed States.
  • Otto von Hab­s­burg was a fas­cist, part of the Free­dom for Rudolf Hess Soci­ety (Hess was one of Hitler’s top aides.) (See text excerpts below.)

The New York Times; 6/11/2013; p. A13.

. . . . It is not clear how Mr. Snow­den man­aged to extract the secret doc­u­ments, and the por­trait of his trans­for­ma­tion from a trust­ed Nation­al Secu­ri­ty Agency con­trac­tor to a leak­er is still impres­sion­is­tic.

Last year, he donat­ed mon­ey to the cam­paign of Ron Paul the lib­er­tar­i­an ‑lean­ing Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial can­di­date who was long crit­i­cal of gov­ern­men­t’s grow­ing reach. . . .

“Edward Snow­den Bet­ter off in Rus­sia than US, His Father Says” [AP]; The Guardian; 7/26/2013.

The father of the Nation­al Secu­ri­ty Agency whistle­blow­er Edward Snow­den says his son has been so vil­i­fied by the Oba­ma admin­is­tra­tion and mem­bers of Con­gress that he is now bet­ter off stay­ing in Rus­sia.

Lon Snow­den had been work­ing behind the scenes with lawyers to try to find a way his son could get a fair tri­al in the US. Edward Snow­den has been charged in fed­er­al court with vio­lat­ing the Espi­onage Act by leak­ing details of NSA sur­veil­lance. . . .

. . . . Lon Snow­den and his lawyer, Bruce Fein, released a let­ter on Fri­day ask­ing Oba­ma to dis­miss the crim­i­nal charges against Edward Snow­den and to sup­port leg­is­la­tion “to rem­e­dy the NSA sur­veil­lance abus­es he revealed”. . . .

. . . . Lon Snow­den and Fein are start­ing a non­profit group called the Defense of the Con­sti­tu­tion Foun­da­tion to pro­mote the issues his son has raised. . . .

“Attor­neys Alan P. Dye and Bruce Fein Join Con­gress­man Paul’s Pres­i­den­tial Explorato­ry Com­mit­tee”; disiner.wordpress.com; 2/22/2007.

Attor­neys Alan P. Dye and Bruce Fein of Wash­ing­ton, D.C. have joined Con­gress­man Ron Paul’s 2008
Pres­i­den­tial Explorato­ry Com­mit­tee. Con­sti­tu­tion­al attor­ney Joseph Beck­er
of Den­ver, Col­orado is the committee’s chief legal advi­sor. . . .

“Ron Paul’s Chief Attor­ney Bruce Fein & His Clients” by Sibel Edmonds; Boil­ing Frogs Blogspot; 9/8/2011.

Last month, on August 23, Bruce Fein became Ron Paul’s Chief Legal Advi­sor. In oth­er words, Ron Paul became Bruce Fein’s client. . . .

“Snow­den Lawyer Close to Sen­a­tor Rand Paul’s Office” by Cliff Kin­caid; Cana­da Free Press; 7/2/2013.

In a curi­ous devel­op­ment, NSA trai­tor Edward Snowden’s father is being rep­re­sent­ed by attor­ney Bruce Fein, who appeared with Sen­a­tor Rand Paul at his anti-NSA news con­fer­ence on June 13. Fein says “some­one in Sen­a­tor [Rand] Paul’s office” rec­om­mend­ed him to Edward Snowden’s father, Lon­nie. . . .

. . . . .But his involve­ment in the Snow­den case isn’t the only con­tro­ver­sial aspect of Fein’s recent career moves. A well-respect­ed con­sti­tu­tion­al lawyer whose books include Amer­i­can Empire: Before the Fall, Fein has appeared at two con­fer­ences this year spon­sored by the Schiller Insti­tute, a group start­ed by polit­i­cal extrem­ist and con­vict­ed felon Lyn­don LaRouche. . . .

“Leak­er’s Father and Lawyer Plan­ning Vis­its to Rus­sia” by Bri­an Knowl­ton; The New York Times; 8/12/2013.

Edward J. Snowden’s father and the family’s lawyer said Sun­day that they had obtained visas to vis­it the for­mer intel­li­gence con­trac­tor in Rus­sia and indi­cat­ed that they would encour­age him to return to the Unit­ed States to face fed­er­al charges for reveal­ing secret Amer­i­can sur­veil­lance pro­grams to jour­nal­ists, but only if accept­able tri­al con­di­tions could be nego­ti­at­ed.

“What I would like,” said Lon Snow­den, the father, “is for this to be vet­ted in open court, for the Amer­i­can peo­ple to have all the facts.” He said he favored his son’s return if a fair tri­al was assured. As for a pos­si­ble plea deal, he said, “I’m not open to it, and that’s what I’ll share with my son.”

Appear­ing on the ABC News pro­gram “This Week,” Lon Snow­den and the family’s lawyer, Bruce Fein, declined to say when they would vis­it, to avoid what Mr. Fein called a news media “fren­zy,” but they said it would be soon.

In a crim­i­nal com­plaint filed in June, fed­er­al pros­e­cu­tors charged Edward Snow­den with theft, “unau­tho­rized com­mu­ni­ca­tion of nation­al defense infor­ma­tion” and will­ful­ly dis­clos­ing clas­si­fied com­mu­ni­ca­tions intel­li­gence “to an unau­tho­rized per­son.” The sec­ond and third charge were brought under the Espi­onage Act of 1917.

“We intend to vis­it with Edward and sug­gest crim­i­nal defense attor­neys who’ve got expe­ri­ence in Espi­onage Act pros­e­cu­tions,” said Mr. Fein, a well-known Wash­ing­ton lawyer who spe­cial­izes in con­sti­tu­tion­al and inter­na­tion­al law. Such lawyers, he added, are uncom­mon, since pros­e­cu­tions under the Espi­onage Act have been rare his­tor­i­cal­ly.

Mr. Fein not­ed that he has laid out his con­cerns about a poten­tial tri­al, includ­ing its venue, in a let­ter to Attor­ney Gen­er­al Eric H. Hold­er Jr., but he insist­ed that the terms he dis­cussed were not “ulti­ma­tums” but rather nego­ti­at­ing points. . . .

“Rand Paul: Youth with Me on NSA Issue” by: Jessie Markel; campaignforliberty.org; 6/24/2013.

Last week, Ken­tucky Sen­a­tor Rand Paul said, “I think as we have a fuller debate on these dis­cus­sions you’re going to find that not only Repub­li­cans are with me on this issue, the youth are.” As a for­mer Young Amer­i­cans for Lib­er­ty Chair­man for the State of Flori­da, I know that Rand Paul is 100% cor­rect.

The youth in this coun­try have an appre­ci­a­tion for pri­va­cy, espe­cial­ly Inter­net pri­va­cy, which the “nation­al secu­ri­ty over pri­va­cy” advo­cates don’t seem to under­stand. Young peo­ple are skep­tics as to just how much safer going through our Inter­net search­es of cats in fun­ny hats and our Insta­gram pic­tures of food are mak­ing us. In a gen­er­a­tion where every­thing is shared, young peo­ple cer­tain­ly do not want the NSA read­ing their posts crit­i­cal of Oba­maCare and arm­ing the Syr­i­an “rebels.”

In a recent CNN/ORC Inter­na­tion­al Poll, 61% of respon­dents said they dis­ap­prove of the way Barack Oba­ma is han­dling gov­ern­ment sur­veil­lance of U.S. cit­i­zens (only 52% dis­ap­proved of Pres­i­dent Bush in 2006, for com­par­i­son). If the poll had bro­ken down into age groups, it’s like­ly the youth would have respond­ed most neg­a­tive­ly. . . .

 “Neo-Con­fed­er­ate Rand Paul Aide A Dai­ly Caller Con­trib­u­tor, Fox Reg­u­lar” by Ben Dimeiro & Eric Hanano­ki; Media­Mat­ters; 7/9/2013.

Jack Hunter, a con­gres­sional aide to Sen. Rand Paul with a his­tory of “neo-Con­fed­er­ate” and “pro-seces­sion­ist” views, has pro­duced dozens of arti­cles and video com­men­taries for The Dai­ly Caller and appeared as what one Fox Busi­ness host termed a “reg­u­lar” guest on that net­work. He also helped then-Sen. Jim DeMint (R‑SC), cur­rently the pres­i­dent of The Her­itage Foun­da­tion, write his most recent book.

The con­ser­v­a­tive Free Bea­con report­ed today that Hunter, a “close” Rand Paul aide who also co-wrote the Ken­tucky Republican’s 2011 book, “spent years work­ing as a pro-seces­sion­ist radio pun­dit and neo-Con­fed­er­ate activist ... Hunter was a chair­man in the League of the South, which ‘advo­cates the seces­sion and sub­se­quent inde­pen­dence of the South­ern States from this forced union and the for­ma­tion of a South­ern repub­lic.’” . . . .

“Rand Paul staffer Expressed Sup­port for Lin­coln Assas­sin” by James R. Car­roll and Joseph Gerth [The (Louisville, Ky.) Couri­er-Jour­nal]; USA Today;  7/9/2013.

. . . . Hunter still main­tains a web­site, http://www.southernavenger.com, where he says he was the offi­cial blog­ger for the 2012 pres­i­den­tial cam­paign of for­mer Rep. Ron Paul, R‑Texas, the father of the sen­a­tor from Ken­tucky.  .  .  .

“Bruce Fein & Turkey”; lukery.blogspot.com; 5/2/2009.

. . . . . Fein has anoth­er com­pa­ny called Bruce Fein & Asso­ciates, locat­ed at 1025 Con­necti­cut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1000. Wash­ing­ton, D.C.. 20036, which inci­den­tal­ly shares that address with the Turk­ish Amer­i­can Legal Defense Fund — TALDF, where Bruce Fein is the main con­tact. A bunch of sim­i­lar astro-trurf groups — includ­ing the Turk­ish Coali­tion of Amer­i­ca, TCA — share the same address. Bruce Fein is ‘res­i­dent schol­ar’ at the Turk­ish Coali­tion of Amer­i­ca. Fein’s Huff­in­g­ton Post bio also notes that he was pre­vi­ous­ly ‘res­i­dent schol­ar’ at ATAA. Accord­ing to Sibel Edmonds, the ATAA con­ducts “the dirty activ­i­ties” of the Turkey/Israeli lob­by — includ­ing deliv­er­ing bribes and oth­er forms of black­mail to con­gress­men like Hastert, Roy Blunt, Tom Lan­tos, Dan Bur­ton and oth­ers. Phil Giral­di sim­i­lar­ly fin­gers ATAA here.

Fein’s Huff­in­g­ton Post bio also notes that he has been “a con­sul­tant to the Turk­ish Repub­lic of North­ern Cyprus.” Isn’t that odd. Just last month I not­ed that the Turk­ish Repub­lic of North­ern Cyprus (TRNC) was at the heart of Sibel’s mon­ey laun­der­ing claims ‑and that the TRNC was also at the heart of mon­ey laun­der­ing oper­a­tions for Cen­tral Asian dic­ta­tors, ter­ror­ists like Osama Bin Laden, and “US gov­ern­ment agen­cies,” “cer­tain US gov­ern­ment peo­ple,” “cer­tain non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tions in the US,” “cer­tain US insti­tu­tions includ­ing bank­ing insti­tu­tions,” and “cer­tain US-based orga­ni­za­tions.”

So, yeah, Bruce Fein is a ‘res­i­dent schol­ar’ at the Turk­ish Coali­tion of Amer­i­ca, which, as Miz­gin notes, “is close­ly linked to the Deep State and has cre­at­ed and found­ed an “aca­d­e­m­ic” pro­gram to offi­cial­ly deny the Armen­ian geno­cide.” . . . .

“Julian Assange: I’m A ‘Big Admir­er’ Of Ron Paul, Rand Paul” by Nick Wing; The Huff­in­g­ton Post; 8/16/2013.

Wik­iLeaks founder Julian Assange gave a strong endorse­ment to the lib­er­tar­i­an wing of the GOP on Thurs­day, prais­ing Sen. Rand Paul (R‑Ky.) and his father, for­mer Rep. Ron Paul (R‑Texas), for their polit­i­cal views.

“[I] am a big admir­er of Ron Paul and Rand Paul for their very prin­ci­pled posi­tions in the U.S. Con­gress on a num­ber of issues,” Assange said dur­ing a forum host­ed by Cam­pus Reform and trans­paren­cy orga­ni­za­tion OurSay.org. “They have been the strongest sup­port­ers of the fight against the U.S. attack on Wik­iLeaks and on me in the U.S. Con­gress.

Sim­i­lar­ly, they have been the strongest oppo­nents of drone war­fare and extra­ju­di­cial exe­cu­tions.”
Assange went on to com­mend the lib­er­tar­i­an ide­al of “non-vio­lence” with regards to mil­i­tary engage­ments, the draft and tax col­lec­tion. He then put forth an argu­ment against both estab­lished polit­i­cal par­ties in Wash­ing­ton, claim­ing that near­ly all Democ­rats had been “co-opt­ed” by Pres­i­dent Barack Oba­ma’s admin­is­tra­tion, while Repub­li­cans were almost entire­ly “in bed with the war indus­try.”

The cur­rent lib­er­tar­i­an strain of polit­i­cal thought in the Repub­li­can Par­ty was the “the only hope” for Amer­i­can elec­toral pol­i­tics, Assange con­clud­ed. . . .

“Ron Paul to Speak at Holo­caust Denier’s ‘Gala Din­ner Fundrais­er’” by Bruce Wil­son; Huff­in­g­ton Post; 9/06/2013.

In a heat­ed Sep­tem­ber 5th inter­view with MSNBC’s Alex Wag­ner, For­mer U.S. Con­gress­man Ron Paul, who is cur­rently surf­ing a wave of main­stream media appear­ances due to his strong crit­i­cism of the push from the Oba­ma Admin­is­tra­tion for U.S. mil­i­tary inter­ven­tion in Syr­ia, defend­ed his planned Sep­tem­ber 11th, 2013 keynote address at a “gala din­ner fundrais­er” to be held dur­ing a con­tro­ver­sial [also see 1, 2] con­fer­ence orga­nized by a fringe, schis­matic Catholic orga­ni­za­tion accused of vir­u­lent anti-Semi­tism, the Fati­ma Cen­ter.

Accord­ing to a new report, Ron Paul’s asso­ci­a­tion with Fati­ma Cen­ter lead­ers, includ­ing Fati­ma Cen­ter head Father Nicholas Gruner — who has espoused Holo­caust denial, traces back at least as far as 1998.

Dur­ing the Sep­tem­ber 5th inter­view, MSNBC’s Wag­ner con­fronted Paul with the fact that the Fati­ma Cen­ter has been called a “hard-core anti-Semi­te group” and has in the past pub­lished writ­ing sug­gest­ing that Jews should be stripped of cer­tain civ­il rights — a sug­ges­tion also once made by one of the speak­ers, Father Paul Leonard Kramer, who will join Ron Paul at the upcom­ing Fati­ma Cen­ter “Path To Peace” con­fer­ence to be held Sep­tem­ber 8th to 13th in Nia­gara Falls, Ontario.

For­mer Con­gress­man Paul respond­ed to MSNBC cor­re­spon­dent Wagner’s chal­lenge by flat­ly refus­ing to recon­sider his planned appear­ance at the Fati­ma Cen­ter con­fer­ence and by accus­ing Wag­ner of “Catholic bash­ing.”

Also join­ing For­mer Con­gress­man Ron Paul (R‑TX) at the event will be speak­ers who have pro­moted Holo­caust denial and por­trayed glob­al warm­ing as a hoax that will be used to jus­tify a Jew­ish and Israeli-led geno­cide of most of the Earth’s pop­u­la­tion, and who reject the long-estab­lished sci­en­tific fact that the Earth orbits the Sun.

Fati­ma Cen­ter head Father Nicholas Gruner, and oth­er top lead­ers asso­ci­ated with the cen­ter, have for over two decades pro­moted claims that a glob­al con­spir­acy of wealthy “apos­tate Jews” and Freema­sons — who are alleged to have financed Hitler and the Nazis and hold a “Hitler-like doc­trine of exter­mi­nat­ing the gen­tile races and repop­u­lat­ing the Earth with their own kind” — is plot­ting to insti­tute a “New World Order” glob­al gov­ern­ment under the com­mand of the anti-Christ.

The South­ern Pover­ty Law Cen­ter, which tracks far-right, racist and anti-Semit­ic groups, iden­ti­fies the Fati­ma Cen­ter as part of the “‘rad­i­cal tra­di­tion­al­ist Catholic’ move­ment, [which is] per­haps the sin­gle largest group of hard-core anti-Semi­tes in North Amer­i­ca.” . . . .

“Top 10 Racist Ron Paul Friends, Sup­port­ers” by Casey Gane-McCalla”; News One; 12/27/2011.

. . . . 10. Willis Car­to

Willis Car­to is a holo­caust denier, Hitler admir­er and a white suprema­cist. A for­mer cam­paign­er for seg­re­ga­tion­ist can­di­date George Wal­lace, Car­to found­ed the Nation­al Alliance with William Pierce, the author of the “Turn­er Diaries,” which is cred­it­ed for inspir­ing Tim­o­thy McVeigh. Car­to found­ed the Pop­ulist Par­ty in 1984 and ran David Duke as a pres­i­den­tial can­di­date. Car­to also found­ed the Amer­i­can Free Press, which is labeled as a hate group by the South­ern Pover­ty Law Cen­ter (SPLC), where Paul’s col­umn runs. Paul has not sued Car­to for run­ning his col­umn or explained how it wound up in a white suprema­cist pub­li­ca­tion. The New York Times writes that Paul used the sub­scrip­tion list to a white suprema­cist pub­li­ca­tion of Carto’s to solic­it dona­tions. . . .
. . . . 8. Don Black

Don Black is a for­mer Grand Wiz­ard of the Ku Klux Klan, a cur­rent mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Nazi Par­ty, and the own­er and oper­a­tor of the white suprema­cist site Storm­front. Black reg­u­lar­ly orga­nizes “mon­ey bombs” for Ron and Rand Paul and has even tak­en a pic­ture with Ron Paul, who refused to return dona­tions from Black and Storm­front even with the polit­i­cal tra­di­tion of not accept­ing dona­tions from peo­ple who seem unfit. Black, who was sen­tenced to three years in jail for try­ing to over­throw the Caribbean coun­try of Domini­ca in 1981, sup­ports Paul through his Twit­ter account and on mes­sage boards for Storm­front.

Black told the New York Times that it was Paul’s newslet­ters that inspired him to be a sup­port­er:
That was a big part of his con­stituen­cy, the pale­o­con­ser­v­a­tives who think there are race prob­lems in this coun­try.

7. Lew Rock­well
Lew Rock­well is a close friend and advis­er of Paul’s who served as his con­gres­sion­al chief of staff between 1978 and 1982, worked as a paid con­sul­tant for Paul for more than 20 years, and was an edi­tor and alleged ghost writer for his racist newslet­ters. Rock­well formed the Lud­wig Von Mis­es Insti­tute, which Paul still has a close work­ing rela­tion­ship with.

The Lud­wig Von Mis­es Insti­tute is list­ed by the SPLC as a neo-Con­fed­er­ate orga­ni­za­tion. They also add that Rock­well said that the Civ­il War “trans­formed the Amer­i­can regime from a fed­er­al­ist sys­tem based on free­dom to a cen­tral­ized state that cir­cum­scribed lib­er­ty in the name of pub­lic order” and that the Civ­il Rights Move­ment was the “invol­un­tary servi­tude” of (pre­sum­ably white) busi­ness own­ers. Rock­well was list­ed as one of the racist League of the South’s found­ing mem­bers but denies mem­ber­ship. Rock­well reg­u­lar­ly posts arti­cles on his web­site, attack­ing a New World Order con­spir­a­cy.

6. David Duke
David Duke is a for­mer Grand Wiz­ard of the Ku Klux Klan and can­di­date for Gov­er­nor of Louisiana. Duke is also a New World Order con­spir­a­cy the­o­rist who believes that Jews con­trol the Fed­er­al Reserve. On his web­site, Duke proud­ly boasts about the endorse­ments and kind words that Paul gave him in his newslet­ters and in turn endors­es Paul for pres­i­dent:

Duke’s plat­form called for tax cuts, no quo­tas, no affir­ma­tive action, no wel­fare, and no bus­ing…
To many vot­ers, this seems like just plain good sense. Duke car­ried bag­gage from his past, the vot­ers were will­ing to over­look that. If he had been afford­ed the for­give­ness an ex-com­mu­nist gets, he might have won.

…David Broder, also of the Post and equal­ly lib­er­al, writ­ing on an entire­ly dif­fer­ent sub­ject, had it right: ‘No one wants to talk about race pub­licly, but if you ask any cam­paign con­sul­tant or poll­ster pri­vate­ly, the sad real­i­ty that a great many work­ing-class and mid­dle class white Amer­i­cans are far less hos­tile to the rich and their tax breaks than they are to the poor and minori­ties with their wel­fare and affir­ma­tive action pro­grams.”

Lib­er­als are noto­ri­ous­ly blind to the soci­o­log­i­cal effects of their own pro­grams. David Duke was hurt by his past. How many more Dukes are wait­ing in the wings with­out such a taint?

“Duke lost the elec­tion,” it said, “but he scared the blazes out of the Estab­lish­ment.” In 1991, a newslet­ter asked, “Is David Duke’s new promi­nence, despite his los­ing the guber­na­to­r­i­al elec­tion, good for anti-big gov­ern­ment forces?” The con­clu­sion was that “our pri­or­i­ty should be to take the anti-gov­ern­ment, anti-tax, anti-crime, anti-wel­fare loafers, anti-race priv­i­lege, anti-for­eign med­dling mes­sage of Duke, and enclose it in a more con­sis­tent pack­age of free­dom.”

Duke also gave advice to Paul on his web­site, say­ing:

What must Paul do to have any real chance of win­ning or mak­ing a big­ger impact? I think he should do exact­ly what I did in Louisiana, and for Ron Paul to fol­low exact­ly the same advice Ron Paul gave in his newslet­ters for oth­ers, take up my cam­paign issues with pas­sion and pur­pose.

Could it be that Paul is tak­ing Duke’s advice by hid­ing the racist “bag­gage from his past” in a more con­sis­tent pack­age of “free­dom?”

5. Thomas DiLoren­zo
Thomas DiLoren­zo is anoth­er neo-Con­fed­er­ate who believes the South was right in the the civ­il war and that Abra­ham Lin­coln was a wicked man who destroyed states’ rights. DiLoren­zo is list­ed as an affil­i­at­ed schol­ar with the racist League of the South, which pro­motes seg­re­ga­tion and a new south­ern seces­sion. Paul invit­ed DiLoren­zo to tes­ti­fy before con­gress about the Fed­er­al Reserve and is close friends with Paul and works for the Lud­wig Von Mis­es Instiute. Paul cit­ed DiLorezno’s book when telling Tim Russert that the North should not have fought the Civ­il War.

4. James Von Brunn
James Von Brunn was a white suprema­cist and anti-Semi­te who opened fired at the Holo­caust muse­um, killing an African-Amer­i­can secu­ri­ty guard. Von Brunn was an avid Paul sup­port­er who post­ed a mes­sage on the Ron Paul Yahoo Group, say­ing, “HITLER’S WORST MISTAKE: HE DIDN’T GAS THE JEWS.” In 1983, Von Brunn was con­vict­ed of kid­nap­ping mem­bers of the Fed­er­al Reserve Board, a com­mon tar­get of Paul’s, and was sen­tenced to six years in prison.Von Brunn died while await­ing sen­tenc­ing for his crime.

3. William Alexan­der “Bill” White
Bill White is a neo-Nazi who is a for­mer mem­ber of of the neo-Nazi group the Nation­al Social­ist Move­ment and founder of his own Nazi group, the Nation­al Social­ist Worker’s Move­ment. He has called for the lynch­ing of the Jena 6 and the assas­si­na­tion of NAACP lead­ers. White pre­vi­ous­ly cam­paigned for Pat Buchanan and the Reform par­ty. This year, White was con­vict­ed of threat­en­ing a juror but then freed by a judge who called the threats free speech. White is a for­mer Ron Paul sup­port­er who became dis­en­fran­chised with Paul, when a Paul spokesman called white suprema­cy “a small ide­ol­o­gy.” Here is what White wrote about Paul on a pop­u­lar white suprema­cist web­site:

I have kept qui­et about the Ron Paul cam­paign for a while, because I didn’t see any need to say any­thing that would cause any trou­ble. How­ev­er, read­ing the lat­est release from his cam­paign spokesman, I am com­pelled to tell the truth about Ron Paul’s exten­sive involve­ment in white nation­al­ism.

Both Con­gress­man Paul and his aides reg­u­lar­ly meet with mem­bers of the Storm­front set, Amer­i­can Renais­sance, the Insti­tute for His­toric Review, and oth­ers at the Tara Thai restau­rant in Arling­ton, Vir­ginia, usu­al­ly on Wednes­days. This is part of a din­ner that was orig­i­nal­ly orga­nized by Pat Buchanan, Sam Fran­cis and Joe Sobran, and has since been most­ly tak­en over by the Coun­cil of Con­ser­v­a­tive Cit­i­zens.

I have attend­ed these din­ners, seen Paul and his aides there, and been invit­ed to his offices in Wash­ing­ton to dis­cuss pol­i­cy.

For his spokesman to call white racial­ism a “small ide­ol­o­gy” and claim white activists are “wast­ing their mon­ey” try­ing to influ­ence Paul is ridicu­lous. Paul is a white nation­al­ist of the Storm­front type who has always kept his racial views and his views about world Judaism qui­et because of his polit­i­cal posi­tion.

I don’t know that it is nec­es­sar­i­ly good for Paul to “expose” this. How­ev­er, he real­ly is some­one with exten­sive ties to white nation­al­ism and for him to deny that in the belief he will be more respectable by deny­ing it is out­ra­geous – and I hate see­ing peo­ple in the press who denounce racial­ism mere­ly because they think it is not fash­ion­able

Bill White, Com­man­der
Amer­i­can Nation­al Social­ist Work­ers Par­ty

Ron Paul has not sued White for libel, which would be in his rights to do if White’s statement’s were lies. White is out of jail and has not lost cred­i­bil­i­ty in the white suprema­cist world, writ­ing for the neo-Nazi web­site the Amer­i­can Free Press and the same paper that used to car­ry Paul’s col­umn.

2. Richard Poplaws­ki
Richard Poplaws­ki is a neo-Nazi from Pitts­burgh who reg­u­lar­ly post­ed on the neo-Nazi web­site Storm­front. Poplaws­ki would post videos of Ron Paul talk­ing about FEMA camp con­spir­a­cy the­o­ries with Glenn Beck.

Polaws­ki was afraid of a gov­ern­ment con­spir­a­cy to take away people’s guns and wound up killing three police offi­cers who came to his house after his moth­er made a domes­tic dis­pute call. . . .

“Lud­wig von Mis­es Insti­tute”; Wikipedia.

. . . . The Insti­tute is crit­i­cal of democ­ra­cy, which authors in Mis­es Insti­tute pub­li­ca­tions have called coercive,[22] incom­pat­i­ble with wealth creation,[23] replete with inner contradictions,[24] and a sys­tem of legal­ized graft. . . .

. . . . Insti­tute schol­ars have con­demned Abra­ham Lin­col­n’s con­duct of the Amer­i­can Civ­il War (e.g. sus­pend­ing habeas cor­pus), assert­ing that his poli­cies con­tributed to the growth of sta­tism in the Unit­ed States. Senior fac­ul­ty mem­ber Thomas DiLoren­zo, in his crit­i­cal biogra­phies The Real Lin­coln and Lin­coln: Unmasked, argues that the six­teenth pres­i­dent sub­stan­tial­ly expand­ed the size and pow­ers of the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment at the expense of indi­vid­ual lib­er­ty. Adjunct fac­ul­ty mem­ber Don­ald Liv­ingston shares a sim­i­lar view, blam­ing Lin­coln for the cre­ation of “a French Rev­o­lu­tion­ary style uni­tary state” and “cen­tral­iz­ing totalitarianism.”[28]

LvMI’s Thomas DiLoren­zo’s ref­er­ences to the Amer­i­can Civ­il War as the “War to pre­vent South­ern Inde­pen­dence” and Mis­es fac­ul­ty mem­ber Thomas Wood­s’s pres­ence at the found­ing of the League of the South were cit­ed by James Kirchick, writ­ing for the New Repub­lic, as sug­gest­ing a “dis­turb­ing attach­ment to the Confederacy.”[29] Woods has stat­ed that he was present at the meet­ing at which the orga­ni­za­tion was founded,[30] and lat­er con­tributed to its newsletter,[31] . . .

“Ron Paul’s New Orga­ni­za­tion Report­ed­ly Stacked with Extrem­ists” by Ryan Lenz; Hate­Watch [South­ern Pover­ty Law Cen­ter]; 4/26/2013.

. . . . Sill anoth­er board mem­ber [of the Ron Paul Insti­tute for Peace and Pros­per­i­ty] is Wal­ter Block, a fel­low at the Mis­es Insti­tute, who, The Dai­ly Beast said, “believes the wrong side won the ‘war against South­ern seces­sion’ and blames most of Amer­i­ca’s prob­lems on ‘the mon­ster Lin­coln.’ ” . . . .

“Otto von Hab­s­burg, RIP” by Llewellyn H. Rockwell,Jr.; LewRockwell.com; 7/4/2011.

The clas­si­cal lib­er­al schol­ar, who should have been emper­or of Aus­tria-Hun­gary, has died at 98. . . . It was an hon­or for the Lud­wig von Mis­es Insti­tute, though con­tro­ver­sial in the Belt­way, to wel­come him to Auburn in 1999 as the first recip­i­ent of the Schlar­baum Prize. . . .

The New Reich: Vio­lent Extrem­ism in Uni­fied Ger­many and Beyond by Michael Schmidt; Copy­right 1993 [HC]; Pan­theon Books; ISBN 0–679-42578–0; p. 137.

The final esca­la­tion was reserved for Otto von Haps­burg, a CSU del­e­gate to the Euro­pean par­lia­ment and the son of the last Aus­tri­an emper­or; since 1973 he has also been pres­i­dent of the ultra-right Pan-Europa Union and a mem­ber of the Free­dom for Rudolf Hess Com­mit­tee . . . .

“Inter­view with Wal­ter Block on Vol­un­tary Slav­ery” by Stephan Kin­sel­la; StephanKinsella.com; 1/27/2013.

. . . . Wal­ter believes vol­un­tary slav­ery con­tracts ought to be enforce­able in a pri­vate law soci­ety, and in this I believe he is in the minor­i­ty of lib­er­tar­i­ans. . . .

 

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  1. http://pjmedia.com/blog/intelligence-chairman-suggests-snowden-may-not-have-acted-alone/?print=1

    Intel­li­gence Chair­man Sug­gests Snow­den May Not Have Act­ed Alone

    Post­ed By Rodri­go Ser­meño On Octo­ber 7, 2013 @ 12:27 am In Pol­i­tics | 13 Com­ments

    WASHINGTON – A top law­mak­er said Thurs­day that for­mer Nation­al Secu­ri­ty Agency con­trac­tor Edward Snow­den might not have act­ed alone when he leaked infor­ma­tion about U.S. sur­veil­lance pro­grams.

    Rep. Mike Rogers (R‑Mich.), chair­man of the House Intel­li­gence Com­mit­tee, said that Snowden’s leaks have inflict­ed “sig­nif­i­cant” and, in many cas­es, “irre­versible” dam­age to U.S. nation­al secu­ri­ty.

    “We have seen cer­tain al-Qae­da affil­i­ates already change the way that they com­mu­ni­cate,” Rogers said at a Wash­ing­ton Post Live pan­el on cyber­se­cu­ri­ty. “That means now we have a gap that we’re gonna have to fill. Any­time we get a gap in cov­er­age it becomes incred­i­bly dan­ger­ous.”

    These changes have spread to at least three oth­er ter­ror orga­ni­za­tions, which has damp­ened the abil­i­ty to detect and dis­rupt threats against the U.S., Rogers said.

    Rogers did not say direct­ly whether he sus­pects Snow­den had help. But after the panel’s mod­er­a­tor, the Post’s David Ignatius, asked the con­gress­man to clar­i­fy his remarks, he said: “There may have been help in his search queries and some of the secu­ri­ty mea­sures that he cir­cum­vent­ed in the process of tak­ing and run­ning to Chi­na.”

    “It rais­es more ques­tions than it answers in how he got around cer­tain things and the kinds of queries he was doing would have been beyond what he knew exist­ed and what his assign­ments were,” he said.

    His “smash-and-grab” and run to “the bas­tions of Inter­net free­dom, Chi­na and Rus­sia” has left some things that do not add up quite yet, Rogers said.

    The U.S. weak­ness­es in cyber defense have only been exac­er­bat­ed by Snowden’s leaks, which have shat­tered pub­lic trust in the intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty, he said.

    Gen. Michael Hay­den sug­gest­ed there was anoth­er expla­na­tion for Snowden’s access. He said Snow­den was not “sud­den­ly offend­ed by some­thing he came across”; in fact, he had under­tak­en a “sus­tained, long-term cam­paign” to obtain infor­ma­tion from the NSA.

    “It is inex­plic­a­ble as to how some­one of his back­ground would have access to so much infor­ma­tion until you then begin to add in some of the specifics,’ Hay­den said. “He had moved from job to job in order to facil­i­tate his tak­ing of this infor­ma­tion.”

    That expla­na­tion did not prove but was “not incon­sis­tent” with Rogers’ con­cerns about Snow­den receiv­ing help, Hay­den not­ed.

    He said what makes Snow­den a par­tic­u­lar threat to the intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty is that he is “some­one who’s not leak­ing par­tic­u­lar secrets, but he’s leak­ing how it is we gain these secrets.”

    “This is going to be the gift that keeps on tak­ing from the Amer­i­can intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty over a very long peri­od of time,” he said.

    Hay­den, who head­ed the CIA and the NSA at dif­fer­ent times, said the leaks will lead to a lack of trust in the U.S. government’s abil­i­ty to keep secrets.

    “Why would any­one, domes­tic or for­eign, be will­ing to have con­fi­dence in the Unit­ed States to under­take any­thing that requires any kind of dis­cre­tion … in order to go do things that are law­ful, appro­pri­ate, effec­tive, but edgy?” he said.

    Hay­den also joked about putting Edward Snow­den on a tar­get list, refer­ring to the recent announce­ment Snow­den has been short­list­ed for the EU’s top human rights award.

    “I must admit in my dark­er moments over the past sev­er­al months, I’d also thought of nom­i­nat­ing Mr. Snow­den, but it was for a dif­fer­ent list,” Hay­den said.

    He added the emerg­ing cyber threat is from a kind of dig­i­tal mass shoot­er, a dan­ger­ous hack­er able to obtain cyber weapons only avail­able to orga­nized crime or nation­al gov­ern­ments.

    “They’re just mad, they’re mad at the world,” Hay­den said. “They may have demands that you or I can­not under­stand.”

    With­in five years hack­ers will acquire the capa­bil­i­ties that we now asso­ciate with crim­i­nal gangs or nation states to con­duct cyber-attacks like sab­o­tag­ing pow­er plants, fac­to­ries, and util­i­ties, he warned.

    The for­mer CIA chief said Snow­den had a role to play in the stag­nant cyber­se­cu­ri­ty leg­is­la­tion. The House passed a ver­sion of the Cyber Intel­li­gence Shar­ing and Pro­tec­tion Act (CISPA) ear­li­er this year, co-spon­sored by Rogers.

    “One of the long-term ill effects of Snow­den was that it was tough enough for the chair­man to get CISPA through when the waters were calm. And now he is try­ing to do it in white water rapids. And it is not going to hap­pen,” Hay­den said.

    A pre­vi­ous ver­sion of the bill failed to gain trac­tion in the Sen­ate last year and many law­mak­ers have said that CISPA in 2013 is dead. Dianne Fein­stein, chair­man of the Sen­ate Intel­li­gence Com­mit­tee, announced last month she is work­ing on a draft bill that will com­ple­ment CISPA.

    But one thing that is mov­ing for­ward in Con­gress is leg­is­la­tion to improve trans­paren­cy at the NSA.

    Rogers said he will intro­duce leg­is­la­tion this month to increase trans­paren­cy at the NSA and restore con­fi­dence in the U.S. intel­li­gence pro­grams. His bill would allow NSA to declas­si­fy infor­ma­tion that would bet­ter inform the Amer­i­can pub­lic about the scope of the agency’s oper­a­tions.

    “We are try­ing to find some con­fi­dence builders that we think can address the public’s con­cerns and still pro­tect these pro­grams,” Rogers said.

    He said the NSA is sub­ject to full over­sight by Con­gress and the admin­is­tra­tion and defend­ed the agency’s record of vio­la­tions, not­ing that in the last 10 years there were 12 vio­la­tions, all of which have been dealt with.

    “There is no sys­tem in the Unit­ed States gov­ern­ment – and, I would argue, state gov­ern­ment – that is more over­seen than these pro­grams,” Rogers said.

    Arti­cle print­ed from PJ Media: http://pjmedia.com

    URL to arti­cle: http://pjmedia.com/blog/intelligence-chairman-suggests-snowden-may-not-have-acted-alone/

    Posted by Vanfield | October 9, 2013, 3:18 pm
  2. Father, like son, likes Yoho:

    Sun­shine State News
    Ron Paul Shuns Flori­da, Rand Paul Cul­ti­vates It
    By: Kevin Der­by | Post­ed: April 29, 2014 3:55 AM

    From his perch at Lib­er­ty PAC, for­mer U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R‑Texas, who was the Lib­er­tar­i­an pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee in 1988 and a can­di­date for the Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial nom­i­na­tion in 2008 and 2012, has unveiled new endorse­ments for the 2014 elec­tions, but unlike his son U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R‑Ky., the for­mer con­gress­man is stay­ing out of Flori­da for the time being.

    Ron Paul has already been mak­ing endorse­ments as he looks ahead to Novem­ber, offer­ing strong back­ing for incum­bents like U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, R‑Mich., U.S. Rep. Wal­ter Jones, R‑N.C., and U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R‑Ky. He has also endorsed can­di­dates run­ning for the U.S. Sen­ate and the U.S. House in Cal­i­for­nia, Geor­gia, North Car­oli­na and West Vir­ginia while back­ing can­di­dates for state office in Neva­da and Texas.

    Last week, the for­mer con­gress­man endorsed three more “fine Lib­er­ty can­di­dates”: for­mer pro­fes­sion­al foot­ball play­er Clint Didi­er, who is run­ning for Con­gress in Wash­ing­ton; May­or Steve Lone­gan of Bogo­ta, N.J., who is run­ning for Con­gress in the Gar­den State; and Maine state Sen­ate hope­ful Eric Brakey, who was on Ron Paul’s cam­paign team in 2012.

    “I am proud to endorse Eric, Steve, and Clint for pub­lic office and I feel they will do a great job,” the for­mer con­gress­man emailed sup­port­ers on Fri­day and he insist­ed he still has work to do. “I have many more wor­thy can­di­dates that are look­ing for my assis­tance. There are can­di­dates in Cal­i­for­nia, South Car­oli­na, Mis­sis­sip­pi, Michi­gan and many oth­ers that are look­ing for sup­port.”

    So far, the for­mer pres­i­den­tial can­di­date has avoid­ed the Sun­shine State where he nev­er quite focused on either of his recent pres­i­den­tial bids despite it being the largest swing state on the map. In 2008, Ron Paul took 3 per­cent, fin­ish­ing a dis­tant fifth place in the Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial pri­ma­ry. He did bet­ter in 2012, tak­ing 7 per­cent but fin­ish­ing in fourth place.

    While Ron Paul has not endorsed can­di­dates in Flori­da yet, in recent weeks he has spo­ken pos­i­tive­ly of a can­di­date he backed in 2012: U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R‑Fla. At the end of last month, the for­mer pres­i­den­tial can­di­date includ­ed Yoho among the “great lib­er­ty can­di­dates” who “were elect­ed when so many estab­lish­ment Repub­li­cans lost.”

    In the mean­time, look­ing ahead to run­ning for pres­i­dent him­self in 2016, Rand Paul is much more active in Flori­da. Even before his father praised Yoho, Rand Paul endorsed the North Flori­da con­gress­man last month. At the cam­paign kick­off, Yoho’s team released a video from Paul with the sen­a­tor endors­ing the Flori­da con­gress­man. With Paul think­ing about run­ning for the Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial nom­i­na­tion in 2016, Yoho hyped him up as the “pres­i­den­tial front-run­ner.”

    “I am glad to endorse my friend and col­league Ted Yoho for re-elec­tion,” Paul said. “The thing about Con­gress­man Yoho is that he has been unafraid, and I think why he has been unafraid to defend lib­er­ty, defend lim­it­ed gov­ern­ment and our Con­sti­tu­tion is because he had a real life. He had a real job. As a vet­eri­nar­i­an, he isn’t afraid to go back to his pro­fes­sion at any point and time, so he hasn’t been afraid to stand up to Repub­li­cans or Democ­rats who aren’t doing the right thing.

    ...

    So Ted Yoho is Rand and Ron Paul’s clear con­gress­man of choice from Flori­da. Since that’s the case, it’ll be inter­est­ing to learn just how well the Pauls actu­al­ly know Yoho:

    RightWing­Watch
    As Can­di­date For Con­gress, Ted Yoho Sug­gest­ed Lim­it­ing The Right To Vote To Prop­er­ty Own­ers
    Sub­mit­ted by Bri­an Tash­man on Tues­day, 5/20/2014 12:50 pm

    Recent­ly unearthed footage of Rep. Ted Yoho speak­ing at Bere­an Bap­tist Church in Ocala, Flori­da, dur­ing his can­di­da­cy for Con­gress in the 2012 elec­tion cycle shows the Repub­li­can politi­cian sug­gest­ing that only prop­er­ty own­ers should have the right to vote.

    “I’ve had some rad­i­cal ideas about vot­ing and it’s prob­a­bly not a good time to tell them, but you used to have to be a prop­er­ty own­er to vote,” he said to applause.

    He also called ear­ly vot­ing through absen­tee bal­lots “a trav­es­ty” and hailed Flori­da Gov. Rick Scott’s move — since rescind­ed — to sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduce ear­ly vot­ing from 14 days to eight, say­ing Scott’s plan didn’t go far enough. “I think it needs to be cut less than that,” he said.

    ...

    Yoho had a sim­i­lar response to the next ques­tion­er who inquired about why he is run­ning for Con­gress: “I fear for the coun­try, two and a half years from now we may not be able to vote.

    So will Rand stick with his Yoho endorse­ment now that we’ve learned a lit­tle more about Yoho’s views on vot­ing rights? We might have to give Rand some time on this one...

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | May 20, 2014, 2:31 pm
  3. The con­gres­sion­al Black Cau­cus is inca­pable of oppos­ing wars on prin­ci­ple. They only do it to secure more mon­ey for wel­fare. It’s total­ly true...in Ron Paul’s strange lit­tle world:

    Buz­zFeed
    Ron Paul: Black Cau­cus Only Against War Because They Want That Mon­ey For Food Stamps

    “They are real­ly against war because they want all of that mon­ey to go to food stamps for peo­ple here.”
    post­ed on Feb. 24, 2015, at 1:12 p.m.

    Andrew Kaczyn­s­ki
    Buz­zFeed News Reporter

    Megan Apper
    Buz­zFeed News Reporter

    For­mer Repub­li­can Rep. Ron Paul, the father of poten­tial pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Rand Paul and a for­mer pres­i­den­tial can­di­date him­self, said the Con­gres­sion­al Black Cau­cus does not sup­port war because they want that mon­ey for food stamps.

    “I was always annoyed with it in Con­gress because we had an anti-war unof­fi­cial group, a few lib­er­tar­i­an Repub­li­cans and gen­er­al­ly the Black Cau­cus and oth­ers did not—they are real­ly against war because they want all of that mon­ey to go to food stamps for peo­ple here,” Ron Paul told Lew Rock­well in ear­ly Feb­ru­ary dur­ing a dis­cus­sion on sanc­tions.

    “But when it came to sanc­tions they just could nev­er vote against sanc­tions that would pre­vent war and they want­ed to look tough and they would go on with the sanc­tions but nev­er get the results that they thought there were going to get.”

    ...

    Well that was shock­ing. The White Suprema­cy themes were typ­i­cal, but wow, who knew Ron Paul was so bad at math.

    Still, it was good to hear Ron Paul reit­er­ate his oppo­si­tion to war. Let’s hope that oppo­si­tion to war includes the war Ron Paul’s friends want to wage against the Unit­ed States:

    Polit­cal Research Asso­ciates
    Roy Moore & Ron Paul: The Pol­i­tics of Seces­sion, Nul­li­fi­ca­tion, and Mar­riage Equal­i­ty
    By Fred­er­ick Clark­son, on Feb­ru­ary 22, 2015
    Fred­er­ick Clark­son is a senior fel­low at Polit­i­cal Research Asso­ciates. He co-found­ed the group blog Talk To Action and authored Eter­nal Hos­til­i­ty: The Strug­gle Between Theoc­ra­cy and Democ­ra­cy.

    Roy Moore, the elect­ed Chief Jus­tice of the Alaba­ma Supreme Court has been in the news late­ly for his efforts to block same sex mar­riage in the state—notwithstanding a fed­er­al judge’s rul­ing that Alabama’s anti-mar­riage equal­i­ty law is uncon­sti­tu­tion­al. Moore claims that fed­er­al courts, short of the U.S. Supreme Court, do not have the author­i­ty to inter­pret the Con­sti­tu­tion against the laws and con­sti­tu­tion of the state. Moore’s efforts are being dis­cussed as nul­li­fi­ca­tion, and are even being com­pared to Gov. George Wallace’s attempt to pre­vent the inte­gra­tion of the Alaba­ma pub­lic schools in the 1960s.

    A slow motion show­down may be brew­ing over Moore’s notion of state sov­er­eign­ty vs. the suprema­cy of fed­er­al law that extends beyond the mat­ter at hand. Moore told Fox News Sun­day that he does not rec­og­nize the author­i­ty of the fed­er­al courts regard­ing, among oth­er things, mar­riage. If, as seems like­ly, the U.S. Supreme Court makes mar­riage equal­i­ty the law of the land this term, he says he will “recuse” him­self from mat­ters involv­ing same-sex mar­riage. Con­trary to some pub­lished reports, this does not mean he will defy the U.S. Supreme Court. He knows that if he did so, he would be removed from the bench, just as he was a decade ago when he installed and refused to remove a mon­u­ment to the Ten Com­mand­ments from the state cour­t­house in Mont­gomery – in defi­ance of a fed­er­al court order. Moore is too wily to try that again.

    At this writ­ing, there is a lot of legal wran­gling in both state and fed­er­al courts over the issu­ing of same-sex mar­riage licens­es in Alaba­ma. Some coun­ties are com­ply­ing with the rul­ings and issu­ing licens­es to cou­ples, and some are not.

    But look­ing beyond the cur­rent con­fu­sion, Moore has appar­ent­ly decid­ed to use his posi­tion to speak out about what he con­sid­ers a creep­ing fed­er­al tyran­ny, while tak­ing pains not to jeop­ar­dize his seat.

    Tak­ing a sim­i­lar approach is Moore’s long­time ide­o­log­i­cal ally Michael Per­out­ka, (the one-time pres­i­den­tial can­di­date of the theo­crat­ic Con­sti­tu­tion Par­ty, and recent­ly-elect­ed Repub­li­can mem­ber of the Anne Arun­del Coun­ty ((Mary­land)) Coun­cil). When the Coun­cil vot­ed on a res­o­lu­tion to seek fed­er­al fund­ing for pub­lic school pro­grams, all mem­bers (both Democ­rats and Repub­li­cans) vot­ed in favor, except for Per­out­ka who abstained. The Cap­i­tal Gazette report­ed, “Per­out­ka said he took issue with fed­er­al mon­ey being sent to local schools because the Con­sti­tu­tion does not give the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment the author­i­ty to “be involved in any edu­ca­tion at all.”

    “Fed­er­al pro­grams are dri­ving the agen­da here in our local schools,” Per­out­ka said. “They’re dri­ving the agen­da with a lot of mon­ey.””

    All of this may por­tend a strug­gle that will play out dif­fer­ent­ly than one might think. The sit­u­a­tion may be more com­pli­cat­ed than just the coun­try gen­er­al­ly, and the con­ser­v­a­tive South in par­tic­u­lar, reach­ing accep­tance of mar­riage equal­i­ty.

    Groups and indi­vid­u­als involved in the wider move­ments of the Chris­t­ian Right and con­tem­po­rary lib­er­tar­i­an­ism, on which PRA has report­ed over the past two years, have advo­cat­ed vary­ing degrees of nul­li­fi­ca­tion and seces­sion; and have envi­sioned vary degrees of polit­i­cal ten­sion, vio­lence and civ­il war. Per­out­ka and Moore may lack the votes in their respec­tive gov­ern­men­tal insti­tu­tions for nul­li­fi­ca­tion over mar­riage and oth­er issues, but they can be voic­es for build­ing a move­ment which could one day be capa­ble of car­ry­ing it out.

    It is not clear yet how orga­nized or capa­ble the move­ment is cur­rent­ly, but it is worth not­ing that for­mer Rep. Ron Paul (R‑TX) spoke at a gath­er­ing in Jan­u­ary at the Mis­es Insti­tute, in Auburn, Alaba­ma, called “Break­ing Away: The Case for Seces­sion”.

    “I would like to start off,” Paul declared, “by talk­ing about the sub­ject and the sub­ject is seces­sion and, uh, nul­li­fi­ca­tion, the break­ing up of gov­ern­ment, and the good news is it’s gonna hap­pen. It’s hap­pen­ing,

    Mean­while, judge Moore and Per­out­ka seem to be tak­ing the long view—but oth­ers are not. Among these is anoth­er long­time Per­out­ka friend and ally, Michael Hill, head of the theo­crat­ic and White suprema­cist Alaba­ma-based League of the South. Per­out­ka, as PRA report­ed last year, was a mem­ber of the board of direc­tors of the League for sev­er­al months in 2014, before qui­et­ly leav­ing, appar­ent­ly in prepa­ra­tion for his run for office. His mem­ber­ship in the League was a major issue in the cam­paign. Per­out­ka said he resigned his mem­ber­ship but did not renounce the League itself. After Per­out­ka won the elec­tion, Hill cel­e­brat­ed his friend’s vic­to­ry.

    Hill has called for the for­ma­tion of death squads to kill Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment offi­cials and jour­nal­ists, and for White men of all ages to become “cit­i­zen sol­diers” in a great mod­ern defense of archa­ic notions of Chris­ten­dom. He has as gone so far as to orga­nize a para­mil­i­tary group.

    Hill sees him­self and his com­rades as part of a long line of such “cit­i­zen sol­diers,” invok­ing his­toric bat­tles with Islam­ic armies going back to the Bat­tle of Tours in the 8th cen­tu­ry. His role mod­els for war­riors for Chris­ten­dom, how­ev­er, are the White West­ern­ers who fought against Black lib­er­a­tion move­ments in South­ern Africa in the 1970s.

    “So if West­ern men in past times were will­ing to fight for their civ­i­liza­tion in remote areas of the world,” he asked, “shouldn’t we expect them to be just as will­ing to fight for that civ­i­liza­tion here at its very heart – the South? … The tra­di­tions and truths of West­ern Chris­ten­dom are anath­e­ma to the [Oba­ma] regime,” he con­clud­ed. “The tyrants’ regime and West­ern Chris­ten­dom can­not coexist—that is not pos­si­ble. One must win and the oth­er must dis­ap­pear. It is indeed the ulti­mate Zero Sum game.”

    Michael Hill is treat­ing the fed­er­al judge’s over­turn­ing of the “Sanc­ti­ty of Mar­riage” amend­ment to the Alaba­ma state con­sti­tu­tion as the last straw. While the League says it sup­ports judge Moore’s effort to defend the state con­sti­tu­tion against the alleged fed­er­al tyran­ny, Hill declared that he no longer con­sid­ers him­self an Amer­i­can and called for vio­lent seces­sion of the South from “the Amer­i­can mon­stros­i­ty.”

    Hill also joined the­olo­gian Peter Lei­thart of Birm­ing­ham and promi­nent Chris­t­ian Right polit­i­cal orga­niz­er David Lane, in explic­it­ly declar­ing his oppo­si­tion to “Amer­i­can­ism.”

    “Yes, many of our cit­i­zens have, wit­ting­ly or unwit­ting­ly, embraced Amer­i­can­ism for either sur­vival or prof­it,” Hill declared. “I have not, and I intend to con­vince my fel­low South­ern­ers to join my side. I do not intend to leave Alaba­ma or the South… I intend to fight, and if nec­es­sary kill and die, for their sur­vival, well-being, and inde­pen­dence.”

    ...

    “I would like to start off,” Paul declared, “by talk­ing about the sub­ject and the sub­ject is seces­sion and, uh, nul­li­fi­ca­tion, the break­ing up of gov­ern­ment, and the good news is it’s gonna hap­pen. It’s hap­pen­ing...”

    Posted by Pterrafractyl | February 25, 2015, 8:20 pm

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