Ron Paul Explains the Libertarian Option on Larry King’s Politicking

Host Larry King engages libertarian communicator Ron Paul in a wide-ranging discussion of current issues in a new episode of King’s Ora TV show Politicking. In the interview that starts with a discussion of foreign policy and moves on to domestic issues including healthcare, Paul presents libertarian proposals across the board. The 26-minute interview provides a good exploration of Paul’s ideas, with King asking thoughtful questions and then giving Paul plenty of time to discuss the details.

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US Senate to Take Off Less Time from Abusing Our Rights

Each year we could look forward to the traditional August recess for some relief from legislators in Washington, DC passing more laws to grow government at the expense of liberty. Not so much this year. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that this summer the United States Senate will stay in session for the first two weeks of its planned August recess.

Reprinted with permission from the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.

Five Minutes Five Issues: Trump-Putin Meeting, Roy Moore, Wisconsin Taprooms, Catalonia, Texas Prisons

A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues posted on Saturday. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud.

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Trump Sends in the Gun Confiscation Cops

Chicago police are keeping busy confiscating “illegal guns.” Last year through the summer, the confiscations were occurring at a rate of one every 59 minutes according to Chicago Police Department figures related by Mark Berman in an October 2016 Washington Post article. This summer, the Chicago police will have some assistance from the United States government in racking up impressive gun confiscation numbers.

Following through on a plan that began its development during the Obama administration, the Trump administration and Chicago Police Department announced last week the sending of the Chicago Crime Gun Strike Force, involving an additional 20 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents plus equipment, to Chicago to aid city police, as well as state and US prosecutors, in a crackdown on illegal guns and the people who possess them.

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Ron Paul: ‘Most Wars Are Fought on Inflated Money’

When Ron Paul first ran for the United States House of Representatives in 1974 a major purpose of his campaign was to educate people regarding monetary policy. To this day, monetary policy remains a focus of Paul’s educational efforts. In a new interview at the Ludwig von Mises Institute’s Mises Weekends, Paul and host Jeff Deist focus on monetary policy, including both Paul’s critiques of current US monetary policy and Paul’s recommendations for a better system centered on sound money.

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Five Minutes Five Issues: NATO Eternal, Book Snoops, Phone Searches, War Power, Gold States

A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues posted on Friday. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud.

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Ron Paul Explains How America Should Be a World Leader

The Future of Freedom Foundation (FFF) has made available video of Ron Paul’s speech at FFF’s June 3 conference. Paul, who is chairman of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, jokes early on the in the speech about the Bilderberg meeting being held at the same time at another northern Virginia hotel, before proceeding to deliver his speech concerning issues of the day.

In his speech, Paul presents his idea of how America should be a world leader — an idea very different from that advanced by many of the people attending the Bilderberg meeting Paul had mentioned in the speech introduction. Paul explains:

I think we should be a world leader. But, their idea — the opposition — their idea of a world leader is we own it, that we have an empire and we support it and you do it with a gun. I have another idea about supporting world leadership. Why couldn’t we have a country based on personal liberty, nonintervention in our lives, nonintervention in the economy, nonintervention in other people’s affairs, have sound money and free markets, and set a standard and be the real leader of the world — not because we’re telling them what to do but maybe because they would like to emulate what we are doing because of our success? That is my idea of being a world leader.

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Five Minutes Five Issues: Philando Castile, Edward Snowden, CIA Thieves, Yemen Torture, Free California

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The CDC’s Vaping Spin

Jacob Sullum wrote Monday at Reason regarding the United States government’s spin on survey results regarding smoking and vaping by teenagers. Sullum relates that, while the results of the US government’s yearly National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) indicates that from 2011 to 2016 teenagers significantly substituted less-dangerous-to-health vaping for traditional cigarette smoking, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests in the June 16 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that the substitution is of no health benefit.

This spin on the data is in line with the CDC’s promoting of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, including of e–cigarettes, in the final paragraph of the CDC report. These regulations, Sullum writes, “threaten to cripple an industry that could help millions of smokers prolong their lives by switching to a far less hazardous source of nicotine.”

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Five Minutes Five Issues: Trump’s Non-Obstruction, Cuba, Yemen Cholera, Veterans’ Holiday, Afghanistan Surge

A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues posted on Saturday. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud.

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