Rand Paul in Iowa by Gage Skidmore 2015Rand Paul in Iowa by Gage Skidmore 2015In text released today and reported by CNN and later in the day direct from the campaign to grassroots supporters:

It’s been an incredible honor to run a principled campaign for the White House. Today, I will end where I began, ready and willing to fight for the cause of Liberty.

Across the country thousands upon thousands of young people flocked to our message of limited government, privacy, criminal justice reform and a reasonable foreign policy. Brushfires of Liberty were ignited, and those will carry on, as will I.

Although, today I will suspend my campaign for president, the fight is far from over. I will continue to carry the torch for Liberty in the United States Senate and I look forward to earning the privilege to represent the people of Kentucky for another term.

Rand Paul - Keep your Heads Up - It is only one stateRand Paul on Campaign - On to NH“Every election we are told by the party establishment that the times are too dire or risky to try freedom as a solution.  They say that the message of liberty and personal responsibility must wait until next election.  But tonight, the people of Iowa proved that the time is now.  We have never been more hungry for personal freedom and a restrained government.  I’m grateful to my supporters here in the Hawkeye state, and I look forward to continuing the fight for liberty in New Hampshire.”

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drugpolicyprob2I would like to address Fallin’s first point, “Oklahoma’s drug possession sentences haven’t deterred substance abuse”. Most people thrown in cages for using drugs are not necessarily “substance abusers”. This says people who are charged with a drug “crime” are abusers which is a fallacy. Substance users (or abusers) do not belong in prison. Substance […]

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What Our Silence Says by HaggardMany assumed that the release of the Planned Parenthood exposé videos from the Center for Medical Progress would rouse a long-slumbering church at last to raise a sustained, united cry of virtuous outrage to help turn the tide of public opinion against the great evil of our age, abortion.

Such assumptions, it seems, were overly optimistic.

To be sure, there have been scattered accounts ofawakening among Christian leaders and their congregations repenting of decades of culpable silence. But by and large, serious activity hasn’t come from pastors and their flocks but, once again, only from seasoned sanctity-of-life advocates already passionately engaged in trying to resuscitate the moral sensibilities of a nation in the midst of upstaging the Nazis.

Just as when Kermit Gosnell’s house of horrors went viral there was an initial flutter of shock and outrage, so it is again with the CMP videos. Initial indignation over the gruesome revelations has quickly faded and churches have lapsed back into “business as usual,” as if the much-publicized horrors never happened.

No one was really surprised to see again just how determined the mainstream media is to ignore the plight of the pre-born. But who would have thought the church would join in?

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“Now in the case of government, the problem is not that there’s this big nasty gang. It’s that the vast majority of the victims of this big nasty gang imagine an obligation to obey it because they imagine it to be authority.” – Larken Rose

“An Old World Revolution is only a movement around a motionless center; it never breaks out of the circle. Firm in the center is belief in authority.” Rose Wilder Lane – The Discovery of Freedom

Do you worry if you stop believing in the authority of government that the world will collapse into mayhem? Does government really have any authority? What is government?

Do people have the right to rule others? How do they acquire this right?

How and why these beliefs are dangerous will be discussed during this presentation based largely on Larken Rose’s book: The Most Dangerous Superstition. Some of our beliefs may be challenged but let’s talk about it!

Thursday, January 21st at 6 pm
Please join us in the private dining room for great tex mex and conversation!

Chimi’s Mexican Food
Tulsa tradition since 1983
15th & Peoria
Tulsa, OK

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[Received via Email from Gary Kilpatrick with permission to share at the end. Thanks Gary for excellent info and important follow-up to my previous post/sc] PSO is now removing our reliable analog electric meters and replacing them with digital “smart” meters that include a wireless transmitter/receiver. But PSO has not told customers that an unofficial […]