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Friday, June 26, 2015

Nobel Laureates on RealClearRadio





 
Tune in Saturday, June 27th to RealClear Radio Hour with Bill Frezza and guests James Grant and Vernon Smith.

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The Crash That Cured Itself
James Grant, founder and editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer and author of The Forgotten Depression: 1921: The Crash That Cured Itself, discusses how the last “governmentally un-medicated” depression was resolved by natural market processes.

Father of Experimental Economics
Vernon Smith, professor of law and economics at Chapman University and the 2015 winner of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Julian L. Simon Memorial Award takes us through his humble beginnings to how he developed and practiced experimental economics, which led to his winning the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics. 

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Oops, I Did it Again! (TSA Version - With Remy)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sign FreedomWorks's petition against Obamacare


We are less than a week from a major Supreme Court Decision: King v. Burwell.When the decision comes down it’s going to get crazy. Because the easiest thing Congress can do is save ObamaCare. As I write this some Republicans are working on plans that will save ObamaCare. That is unacceptable. And we need to make sure they know that. And that is why I need you to one-click sign this petition telling Republicans DON’T save ObamaCare right now!

We’re going to hit Congress with messages, phone calls, this petition, and even the kitchen sink if we have to. The Supreme Court is less than a week away from ruling on King v. Burwell, and we have to stop Congress from saving ObamaCare. If the Supreme Court makes the right decision, the progressives’ back-up plan is getting Congress to save ObamaCare’s illegal subsidies. We need to make sure that when the decision comes down, we can deliver hundreds of thousands of petition signatures to Congress. And, that is why it is so crucial that you sign our petition; it’s not hard, it only takes one click to sign this petition. Please tell Congress that freedom will work in our health care system, sign the petition today.

Let’s make freedom work,
Adam Brandon
Chief Executive Officer, FreedomWorks
​Sign the Petition
 
  

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Feds Can't Verify $2.8 Billion in Obamacare Subsidies

Feds Can’t Verify $2.8 Billion in Obamacare Subsidies

Which woman to replace Hamilton on the $10 bill? How about Ayn Rand?

Which woman to replace Hamilton on the $10 bill? How about Ayn Rand? | AgainstCronyCapitalism.org

Ayn Rand on the money



WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:

place Ayn Rand on the ten dollar bill.

Ayn Rand is the perfect candidate for the woman on the ten dollar bill.
1. An immigrant who fled oppression
2. Success story in literature, philosophy, and Hollywood- a true rags to riches story. She embodies the American dream
3. Authored the most read book by an American author
4. Has influenced more people than any other woman in American history male or female.
If she isn't in the running to be on the ten then no other woman should be on that list.
Published Date: Jun 19, 2015

SIGNATURES NEEDED BY JULY 19, 2015 TO REACH GOAL OF 100,000

99,132

TOTAL SIGNATURES ON THIS PETITION

868

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Internet Sales Tax

eBay /PayPal Main Street - Public Policy for the e-Commerce World

Reject New & Harmful Internet Sales Tax Legislation

Send a Letter
 
Dear Main Street Member,
Yesterday, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT/3) introduced theRemote Transactions Parity Act, legislation that would impose burdensome remote sales tax collection and remittance requirements on Internet-enabled small businesses. If this legislation sounds a lot like the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), that’s because the two are strikingly similar.
Like the MFA, should the Remote Transactions Parity Act be passed into law, it will:
  • Compel small internet-enabled businesses to collect and remit sales tax to every remote jurisdiction across the country to which they may sell, regardless of where their business is physically located. There are over 9,600 sales tax jurisdictions across the country, all of which have unique rates and rules.
  • Give remote states across the country new authority to subject small businesses currently outside their jurisdiction to audits, which will be a highly expensive, time-consuming, and distracting process.
Additionally, the Remote Transactions Parity Act includes a weak small seller exemption which will be far too low for most Internet-enabled small businesses. The legislation phases down the exemption to just $1 million in annual receipts and, even worse, disqualifies businesses – regardless of size – that utilize an electronic marketplace like eBay.
For years, eBay has pushed policymakers to eliminate harmful tax burdens for businesses and consumers – and we continue to need your help. If you agree that this is bad legislation, click here to tell your representative that you oppose harmful tax laws that stifle business growth and harm consumers.
Your involvement has made — and continues to make — a difference.
Sincerely,
The eBay Inc. Government Relations Team

Friday, June 12, 2015

Rand Paul latest polls



From the very beginning of this race for President of the United States, my belief was that if I become our party’s nominee, I will win.

Now, a brand new Public Policy Polling survey out of the crucial swing state of Ohio shows me leading Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head matchup.

Other polls show me leading her in Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania.

These are all crucial swing states Republicans must win, but many experts believe Ohio may be the most important.

Will you help me spread the message to the voters in early primary and caucus states that I am the Republican best positioned to defeat Hillary Clinton by chipping in a contribution of $20.16 right away?

As I travel the country I feel how deeply Americans crave a new direction.

They demand a government that abides by the Bill of Rights.

They are FED UP with a federal government that taxes too much, borrows even more and invades every aspect of their lives.

That’s why a recent Washington Post/ABC poll showed Hillary Clinton’s favorability numbers PLUMMETING.

The only one who fared worse was the establishment’s hand-picked “electable” candidate – whose campaign is undergoing a massive shakeup.

Me?

I lead Hillary Clinton in key swing states like Ohio and that same Washington Post/ABC poll showed me tied for first with Republican primary voters.

That’s because I’m committed to fighting the Washington Machine on EVERY front.

My filibuster that forced President Obama’s illegal NSA spying to expire was just the first step in my fight to defeat the Washington Machine.

I’m also running for President to:

>> REPEAL ObamaCare 100%;

>>SLASH taxes for every American;

>>TACKLE our out-of-control $18 trillion debt by passing a Balanced Budget Amendment;

>>MAKE Congress read the bills they scheme to ram into law;

>>END the reign of career politicians with term limits.

Bruce, this doesn’t make me popular in Washington.

But that’s why a new poll shows me leading Hillary Clinton in the key swing state of Ohio.

And I need your help to spread the message I am the Republican best positioned to defeat Hillary Clinton by chipping in a contribution of $20.16 right away.

Chip in $10 immediately >>
Chip in $25 immediately >>
Chip in $50 immediately >>
Chip in $100 immediately >>
Or donate another amount >>

In Liberty, 

Rand Paul 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Kelo conference

Property Rights on the 10th Anniversary of Kelo v. City of New London


Conference
June 11, 2015 9:00AM
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Hayek Auditorium
Featuring Ilya Somin, Author, The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain, and Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law; Scott Bullock, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice and Plaintiffs’ Counsel, Kelo v. City of New LondonWesley W. Horton, Partner, Horton, Shields & Knox, P.C. and Defendants’ Counsel, Kelo v. City of New LondonDana Berliner, Director of Litigation, Institute for Justice; Jeremy Hopkins, Waldo & Lyle, P.C.; moderated by Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute.
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In 2005 the Supreme Court ruled that the city of New London, Connecticut, could condemn residential properties and transfer them to a private developer for a planned office park (which never materialized). Although the Fifth Amendment permits taking private property only for “public use,” the Court held that transfers to private parties for economic development were a sufficiently public “purpose.” This unpopular ruling triggered an unprecedented political and judicial reaction, with 45 states limiting their eminent domain law. But many of these changes impose few or no genuine constraints.
 
In his detailed study of this controversial case — the first book-length analysis of Kelo by a legal scholar — Ilya Somin argues that the ruling was a grave error. Economic development and “blight” condemnations are unconstitutional under both originalist and “living Constitution” theories of legal interpretation. They also victimize the poor and the politically weak, and often destroy more economic value than they create.
Despite the case’s outcome, Kelo shattered what many believed to be a consensus that virtually any condemnation satisfies the Fifth Amendment. Kelo thus led to significant progress, but there is much work to be done. Please join us for a discussion of the state of property rights in America 10 years after the Supreme Court’s most notorious ruling on eminent domain.
9:00 a.m.Welcoming Remarks (Recorded)

Richard Epstein
Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, NYU Law School and Author, Takings (1985)

Keynote Address:

Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY)
Founder and Chairman, Congressional Private Property Rights Caucus
 
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Panel 1: The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain
(University of Chicago Press, 2015)

Moderator: Ilya Shapiro
Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Ilya Somin
Author, The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain, and Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

Scott Bullock
Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice and Plaintiffs’ Counsel, Kelo v. City of New London

Wesley W. Horton
Partner, Horton, Shields & Knox, P.C. and Defendants’ Counsel, Kelo v. City of New London
 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Panel 2: The Grassroots and Political Response to Kelo

Moderator: Roger Pilon
Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute

Dana Berliner
Director of Litigation, Institute for Justice

Jeremy Hopkins
Partner, Waldo & Lyle, P.C.

Hilary O. Shelton
Senior Vice President for Policy & Advocacy, NAACP
 
12:30Lunch
 
If you can’t make it to the Cato Institute, watch this event live online at www.cato.org/live and join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #Kelo10Years. Follow @CatoEvents on Twitter to get future event updates, live streams, and videos from the Cato Institute.
Attend in Person
To register to attend this event, click the button below and then submit the form on the page that opens, or email events@cato.org, fax (202) 371-0841, or call (202) 789-5229 by 9:00AM on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.
Luncheon to follow

Eric Odom starts uncensored competitor to GoFundMe


Liberty News Network

Fellow Patriots,
As I write this there are 240 Americans who stand with our new RallyBuilder.com and are saying enough is enough. Our new crowdfunding platform plans to take direct aim at GoFundMe, Kickstarter and the rest of their ilk by creating a crowdfunding environment that doesn't discriminate against Christians, conservatives or anyone else they disagree with.

You need to see this. It will literally change the game when it comes to crowdfunding.

And we need your help. We're now 88% closer to our goal. We need to hit 100% in order to finish out the platform and launch RallyBuilder.com.

Please click here to watch our video, learn more about the platform and support us now.

Thank you to all who have stood with this project!


- Eric Odom

P.S. This project is groundbreaking for the liberty movement. There is nothing like it and WE can make it a reality! Click here to learn more

 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Disinherited - Washington's War on the Young


Disinherited
How Washington Is Betraying America’s Young


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Featuring

Diana Furchtgott-Roth 
Director, Economics21, and Senior Fellow, The Manhattan Institute

Jared Meyer 
Fellow, The Manhattan Institute

Patrice Lee 
Manager of Outreach, Generation Opportunity

Tens of millions of Americans are between the ages of 18 and 30. These Americans, known as millennials, are, or soon will be, entering the workforce. For them, achieving success will be more difficult than it was for young people in the past. This is because Washington made decisions that render their lives more difficult than those of their parents or grandparents. Too many public primary and secondary schools are failing their students, college graduates are saddled with heavy debt burdens, and labor market restrictions keep young Americans from building their careers. Meanwhile, Washington expects millennials to pay higher taxes for government entitlement and healthcare programs that benefit middle-aged and older Americans, many of whom have better jobs and more assets. It is time to address the crisis facing America’s young. The future of America can be saved, but only if Washington’s betrayal comes to an end. 
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Monday, June 8, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. 

Hosted by 
Romina Boccia 
Grover M. Hermann Research Fellow in Federal Budgetary Affairs and Research Manager, Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity, The Heritage Foundation

The Heritage Foundation’s Lehrman Auditorium 

~ Books will be available for purchase and to be signed by the authors. ~
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The Coming Democratic Panic

The Coming Democratic Panic | The Weekly Standard

Monday, June 1, 2015

FreedomWorks wants you ... or at least your wallet....

FreedomWorks

Less than a month from now, on June 29th, the Supreme Court will release its decision on King v. Burwell. If we win, if the Supreme Court stands with the Constitution, and lands a crushing blow on ObamaCare, all hell will break loose.
Bruce, we must prepare for that because the liberals will attack at us with everything they have to save ObamaCare!

First we’ll be fighting an ObamaCare expansion in dozens of states across the country. And second, we’ll be fighting to stop a national ObamaCare expansion in DC. We have less than 30 days to prepare for this fight. That is why we’re launching the First Responders for Freedom program.

If you join the First Responders for Freedom program you will be one of the first people we contact when the decision comes down, because we know you will pick up the phone, you will take action. And you will be on the front lines in the fight to restore healthcare freedom.Bruce, will you commit to be a First Responder for Freedom today?

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Health care freedom works. Will you stand with it today?
Adam Brandon
Chief Executive Officer, FreedomWorks

Heartland Climate Change Conference



  • The Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill

    525 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC (map)
  • The Heartland Institute's 2 day Tenth International Conference on Climate Change is occurring on June 11th and 12th near capital hill in DC.
    What is interesting to us is that ARI Research Associate Amanda Maxham is participating.  
    Also speaking is Willie Soon who was gratuitously attacked because he suggested that the computer models used to predict temperatures might be broken because their predictions failed.  He was also interviewed recently on The Yaron Brook Show, which also featured Amanda.
    This event promises to be one with real scientists and reality oriented discussions.  
    For more information and registration see:  http://climateconference.heartland.org/

Gun control in Virginia

Sen. Rand Paul Speaks Out Against the PATRIOT Act - May 31, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

Getting a Balanced Budget via Article V Constitutional Convention: 2.0

Getting a Balanced Budget via Article V Constitutional Convention: 2.0



Dear Reader:

Reason Magazine just gave the Compact for America Initiative huge coverage!

This in-depth interview is a bit raw, but true to the nearly hour and a half long conversation I had with its author Brian Doherty; and the case for the Compact for a Balanced Budget is made clearly and succinctly (or so I’m told from the many favorable responses posted on social media). 

I hope you enjoy reading this interview as much as I enjoyed giving it.

And if you’d like to follow up with any questions, I’m happy to answer all that come my way!

The campaign to educate the Libertarian community about the Compact for America Initiative will continue on July 10th at FreedomFest, where we will be hosting a panel on Article V, as well as a breakout session walkthrough the Compact for a Balanced Budget.

Why Libertarians? Why not? Well, part of the reason is that many folks in the libertarian world have misconceptions about Article V and they could be strong allies if educated!
Stay tuned for more details!

And please consider sponsoring our educational events at Freedom Fest! We need a gift of approximately $20,000 to cover the cost of sending 4 team members, setting up an exhibition booth with necessary materials, organizing an Article V debate panel and a breakout session.
You can make a donation at our website via paypal!
Very truly yours,

___________________________________
Nick Dranias
President & Executive Director
Office of the President
Compact for America Educational Foundation, Inc.
Mobile: 602-228-2582
Office: 602-539-2703

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