Rand Paul: America Is in a Full-Blown Spiritual Crisis


.. those who love freedom must realize that freedom is not a license to do as you please, freedom can only be realized when citizens know self restraint, or put another way — virtue.

This parallels George Washington’s belief that democracy requires a virtuous people.

via Rand Paul: America Is in a Full-Blown Spiritual Crisis.

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The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity | Congress Votes for More War in the Middle East

Under last week’s authorization bill, the president would have authority to train 5,000 fighters in Saudi Arabia for insertion into the civil war in Syria.

This is in effect a re-arrangement of the deck chairs. To this point the training was carried out by the CIA in Jordan and Turkey. Now, the program will be moved to the Pentagon and to Saudi Arabia.

via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Congress Votes for More War in the Middle East.

How the Tech Lobby Got Beat | US News

The push for a new law was fueled by cases of small businesses and tech innovators being drained of their limited budgets by “patent trolls” – entities using patents not to build or improve inventions, but to threaten people with infringement lawsuits to extort settlements as an alternative to expensive litigation.

Patent trolls sometimes use poorly defined or expired patents on consumer technology to extort out-of-court settlements from small businesses.

via How the Tech Lobby Got Beat – US News.

Pelosi: ‘We never treated President Bush the way they treat President Obama’ | Washington Times


“Most people don’t even know there’s a midterm election – it’s not in their universe of things to look forward to.”

“And so much is at stake. So much is at stake in the election and I would hope, if I could put one word on the ballot, it would be bipartisanship.”

via Pelosi: 'We never treated President Bush the way they treat President Obama' – Washington Times.