“They tell us that we are weak – unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be when we are totally disarmed . . . Three million people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us . . . The battle sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” – Patrick Henry
Oh how far we have fallen. The Connecticut government is moving forward with their plan to infringe on the rights of their citizens and to unconstitutionally confiscate the guns of Connecticut gun owners. Not only is this an infringement upon the liberty of the American people, but it is especially disappointing to see the slide towards tyranny in a state that has a long tradition of gun ownership.
Mike Lawlor, the state’s top official in criminal justice, has stated that letters will be sent to residents regarding confiscation. While awaiting public confirmation by the Connecticut State Police or the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, this copy of the letter was leaked to the internet. There it is. Tyranny in black and white.
In 1636 Connecticut drafted what is believed to be the first constitution in America. That same year a 1636 Connecticut law required every militiaman to have two ... continue reading »
Liberty For All is proud to announce the release of the first ever Liberty scorecard. By combining votes on civil liberties, non-intervention, personal freedom, government spending, and monetary policy we are able to provide a more accurate measure of who supports a liberty agenda. Other scorecards out there may only track one of these areas at a time so until now, we’ve never been able to get a complete picture of our allies (and enemies) up on the hill.
By penalizing Congress for bad votes and rewarding them for both good votes and co-sponsoring pro-liberty legislation they will be more accountable to their constituents as well as the nation. We will make sure every member of Congress knows we are watching their votes. With your help, we can bring an end to the days of saying one thing and voting another.
It’s tough to tell the difference between the Bush and Obama presidencies. Both like executive powers. Both believe in using taxpayer money to police the world. Neither protects civil rights and support taking away individual liberties. Both doubled the money supply and ran large debts.
You can see BuzzFeed Editor, Benny Johnson, has a lighter comparison of Bush and Obama…
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The Federal Reserve Bank of New York entered into a secret agreement with the Bank of America back in July 2012, according to the New York Times latest report. According to documents recently produced as part of a California lawsuit, it became clear that the New York Fed released Bank of America from all fraud claims on mortgage securities the Fed had bought as part of the government’s bailout of AIG in 2008.
Fresh on the heels of Too Big to Jail it is now evident that it wasn’t just Big Banks that profited from the mass fraud in 2008. As billions, if not trillions, of dollars were transferred from ordinary Americans to banks that conveniently turned a blind eye, the government couldn’t help be get in on the profiteering and crony capitalism.
AIG is now suing Bank of America for nearly $7 billion worth of losses it sustained due to allegedly fraudulent securities from Bank of America’s Countrywide unit. According to the terms of the agreement, however, Bank of America paid $43 million to the New York Fed in exchange for a release from litigation on various securities as well as an agreement to testify on behalf of Bank of America against A.I.G.
The financial sector is the largest source of campaign contributions to federal candidates and political parties. From 2009 to 2010 the Center for Responsive Politics noted that the financial services sector has dispatched nearly 1,500 “revolving door” lobbyists alone.
Former Reagan staffer and Republican stalwart Peggy Noonan joined the fight against corporate handouts and the unprecedented transference of wealth from taxpayers to big banks in today’s Wall Street Journal. Too big to fail just doesn’t make sense to the American people.
“You think you’d lose everything to be brave and back policy you know is right. In the long run you’d lose nothing and could have much to gain. Look to your funding from what used to be called Main Street and doesn’t have a name anymore.” Noonan’s principled approach is something others should echo.
Similarly, Toby Harden’s editorial calls on the GOP to embrace Rand Paul’s calls for a “New populist libertarianism.” The Tea Party and The Occupy Wall Street movements were born of the same everyday angst – the willingness of Washington bureaucrats to place Wall Street ahead of Main Street.
President Obama has nominated Jack Lew to be the next Secretary of Treasury. Noting that “Wall Street has become a get-rich-turnstile for Democratic political operatives” according to the Wall Street Journal. Lew’s “original employment contract with Citi included a bonus guarantee if he left the bank for a high level position with the United States government or regulatory body.” While most companies provide incentives to retain employees, Lew’s contract included a bonus should he seek a powerful position with the federal government.
Jack Lew follows in the place of former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, who was, himself, paid “more than $115 million encouraging the risk-taking that would have destroyed Citi if not for a taxpayer rescue” according to the Wall Street Journal.
The Obama campaign last year criticized Mitt Romney for his offshore investments, being a “guy with a swiss bank account” who had “millions in the Cayman Islands” according to Joe Biden. The Obama administration is working to confirm Jack Lew as the new Treasury secretary who has invested $56,000 in a Cayman Island- based private equity fund according to the Daily Beast.
Rep. Justin Amash thinks bills should be readable, easier to understand and so that members of congress and the public can digest often complex legislation. Earlier this week, Amash introduced H.R. 760 the Readable Legislation Act. The bill follows in line with the Congressman’s strong history of transparency.
Bills are often peppered with cross-references to other laws, statutes, amendments, and complication sections of U.S code. Laws can be subject to change just because they happened to be referenced in a bill without any explanation.
“No Act shall be revised or amended by mere reference to it. Every bill or joint resolution which amends an existing section, subsection, or other subdivision of any Act shall set forth the section, subsection, or other subdivision sufficiently to enable the intent and effect of the bill or joint resolution to be clearly understood.” To read all of H.R. 760 click here.
Rep. Amash is quickly building a reputation for transparency during his short time on the Hill, he’s already passed a similar initiative which applies to rule changes both of which make the legislative process a little more accessible and understandable to both taxpayers and members of Congress.