The House was in session from Monday through Thursday. The Senate was also in session and considered nominations. In a normal election year, this would have been one of the last weeks of session before Congress adjourned so members could go home and campaign. But 2020 is not a normal year. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced she will keep the House in session until there is a deal on a  coronavirus spending bill. However, this does not mean the House will actually be in session and voting every week until a deal is reached. Instead, the House is likely to be in pro forma session most of those days. This is where the House gavels in for five minutes and does not take any votes. A pro forma session only requires one or two members to actually be in D.C. So, representatives can be on the campaign trail while Pelosi talks to the national media about how Democrats are staying in DC to work on a coronavirus spending deal. Pelosi’s announcement shows the Democrats think they have a winning issue on spending another $3 trillion on a coronavirus spending bill. Hopefully, the Republican Senate and the Trump Administration will hold firm and [...]
Fri, Sep 18, 2020
You and I have come so far together! Your Campaign for Liberty was founded 12 years ago to continue the r3VOLution that we started in 2007, in the midst of two wars and a Federal Reserve-fueled meltdown of financial markets. My 2008 presidential campaign was a real eye opener for me personally. I learned that individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and a constitutional foreign policy were more popular than I had even envisioned. That’s why the founding of Campaign for Liberty in 2008 to carry on that mission was so critical, and I can’t thank you enough for so many years of support and hard work to protect our liberties. Campaign for Liberty is Born: The Rally for the Republic in Minneapolis, 2008. As you know, facing down the Deep State and entrenched establishment forces was never going to be easy, yet you and I have won some very important victories. Just this year, your efforts to end government spying on American citizens was brought closer to reality when the worst parts of the so-called “USA Freedom Act” expired as a direct result of your relentless pressure on Congress. And while you and I must remain steadfast in our fight against this raw abuse [...]
Thu, Sep 17, 2020
I'm pleased to announce that the winner of Campaign for Liberty's latest Patriot Club AR-15 giveaway is. . . . . . Mark C. of Laramie, Wyoming!  Thank you to all who participated in the giveaway. I am so grateful for the response I received to our Patriot Club program! My Patriot Club monthly contributors are a vital part of Campaign for Liberty's efforts to spark a revolution against those who limit our freedom. While I know the program might not be for everyone right now, thank you for all you continue to do for the cause of liberty in America. Your signed petitions, phone calls, emails, and generous support are making a huge difference.  Stay tuned for word on our next giveaway soon! For Liberty, Ron Paul Chairman [...]
Wed, Sep 16, 2020
Early reports don’t look good. The failures and major side effects reported in coronavirus vaccine trials are downright scary. One trial was halted because a participant had to be hospitalized after developing transverse myelitis, a serious illness that landed her in the hospital. They’re skipping critical safety steps with the coronavirus vaccine and are rushing it at light speed. This is hardly a path to something that will be considered safe for the general public. Keep in mind the participants in these trials were handpicked because they are in excellent health. Imagine what the results would be if they had underlying health conditions! To add insult to injury, several state governments are already throwing around the idea of making this unproven vaccine mandatory to be able to have access to basic services like public schools. I'm very concerned politicians and Big Pharma are just a few short weeks away from stripping away your health freedom, in favor of profits for vaccine makers and more control for the government.  The plans coming from states like Virginia and Ohio would strip away rights from those who haven’t been vaccinated. And Congress has ideas about national mandates carried out with government force. Even President Trump, who has said any vaccine should [...]
Tue, Sep 15, 2020
According to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) latest “Update on the Budget Outlook,” this year’s $3.3 trillion federal deficit is not just three times larger than last year: it is the largest federal deficit in history. The CBO update also predicts that the federal debt will equal 104 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) next year and will reach 108 percent of GDP by 2030. The CBO update also shows that the Social Security, Medicare, and highway trust funds will all be bankrupt by 2031. This will put pressure on Congress to bail out the trust funds thus further increasing the debt. This year’s spike in federal spending was caused by the multi-trillion dollar coronavirus relief/economic stimulus bills passed by Congress and signed by the president. However, spending had already increased by $937 billion from the time President Trump was sworn in until the lockdown. Federal spending is unlikely to be reduced no matter who wins the presidential election. Former Vice President Joe Biden has proposed increasing spending on everything from Obamacare to militarism to “green” cronyism. Yet some progressives are attacking Biden for being to “stingy” in his spending proposals. Even more distressing is how few progressives are critical of Biden’s [...]
Mon, Sep 14, 2020
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate failed to invoke cloture on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s “skinny” coronavirus relief bill. The bill would have spent almost a half-trillion dollars on programs related to the pandemic, including “contact tracing and testing.” Contact tracing and testing is code for government tracking your movements so they’ll know when you come into contact with anyone suspected of being exposed to the virus. If you are found to have been in contact with someone who may have the virus, you will be subject to quarantine and possibly other measures. Every democrat opposed the bill because it “only” spent a half-trillion dollars, and they want to spend between $2 and 3 trillion. Sadly, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was the only Republican to oppose the bill because it spent too much and Congress has already driven the deficit to record levels via multiple coronavirus spending bills. The reason the bill was under a trillion dollars is because some senators refused to vote for another trillion-dollar spending bill.  These senators have heard from you and others opposed to the continued use of coronavirus hysteria to justify more spending (and a skyrocketing national debt) and infringements on our liberties. This battle is likely not over yet, [...]
Fri, Sep 11, 2020
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has proposed the next multi-trillion dollar "coronavirus relief” spending bill that will support testing, tracing, treatment, isolation, and mask policies that have been part of a “national strategic plan” she has been advocating. The Trump administration is not opposing Pelosi’s plan on principle. Instead, it is haggling over the price. But, even if the strategic plan could be implemented at little or no monetary cost, it would still impose an unacceptable cost in lost liberty. Pelosi’s plan will lead to either a federal mask mandate or federal funding of state and local mask mandate enforcement. Those who resist wearing masks could likely be reported to the authorities by government-funded mask monitors. We can label this the “Stasi” approach to health policy, after the infamous East German secret police force. Contact tracing could lead to forcing individuals to download a tracing app. The app would record where an individual goes and alert authorities that an individual has been near someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. The strategic plan could eventually include Bill Gates' and Anthony Fauci’s suggestion that individuals receive “digital certificates” indicating they are vaccinated for or immune to coronavirus. A certificate would be required before an individual can [...]
Thu, Sep 10, 2020
Forced vaccinations. . . Digital immunity certificates. . . This is what we face -- and it’s coming at us quickly. I'm very concerned politicians and Big Pharma are just a few short weeks away from stripping away your health freedom in favor of profits for vaccine makers. The plan coming from several states, including Virginia and Ohio, is to strip away rights from those who haven’t been vaccinated. And Congress has ideas about national mandates carried out with force. There are health benefits to some vaccines, but should the government have the power to FORCE them on you and your family? While Speaker Pelosi has been the most vocal proponent of this plan, the sad truth is both parties support a national strategic plan to trace, track, and forcibly vaccinate the American people. . . They are simply haggling over the details. This is dangerous. In my first week in the House of Representatives in 1976, I cast one of the two votes against legislation appropriating funds for a swine flu vaccine. The swine flu outbreak was a media event back then, with all the major networks giving it coverage that no other virus had ever received. The public was scared into a frenzy back then -- though [...]
Wed, Sep 09, 2020
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell recently announced that the Fed is abandoning “inflation targeting” where the Fed aims to maintain a price inflation rate of up to two percent. Instead, the Fed will allow inflation to remain above two percent to balance out periods of lower inflation. Powell’s announcement is not a radical shift in policy. It is an acknowledgment that the Fed is unlikely to reverse course and stop increasing the money supply anytime soon. Following the 2008 market meltdown, the Fed embarked on an unprecedented money-creation binge. The result was historically low interest rates and an explosion of debt. Today total household debt and business debt are each over 16 trillion dollars. Of course, the biggest debtor is the federal government. The explosion of debt puts pressure on the Fed to keep increasing the money supply in order to maintain low interest rates. An increase in rates to anything close to what they would be in a free market could make it impossible for consumers, businesses, and (especially) the federal government to manage their debt. This would create a major economic crisis. The Fed has also dramatically expanded its balance sheet since 2008 via multiple rounds of “quantitative easing.” According to [...]
Tue, Sep 08, 2020
For years, Campaign for Liberty has fought government spying on American citizens, the overreach of government agencies like the NSA that facilitates the spying, and the lies that follow (see former Director of National Intelligence Director James Clapper and his blatant lie to Congress under oath about government spying programs). Now, according to a Reuters' news story, "In a ruling handed down on Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said the warrantless telephone dragnet that secretly collected millions of Americans’ telephone records violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and may well have been unconstitutional." This program the court said was unconstitutional is the same NSA program exposed by Edward Snowden in 2013. Evidence that the NSA was secretly building a vast database of U.S. telephone records - the who, the how, the when, and the where of millions of mobile calls - was the first and arguably the most explosive of the Snowden revelations published by the Guardian newspaper in 2013. Up until that moment, top intelligence officials publicly insisted the NSA never knowingly collected information on Americans at all. This confirms what Campaign for Liberty has been fighting since day one. As our Chairman Ron Paul says, "We are told that [...]
Fri, Sep 04, 2020


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