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Ron Paul Strikes Again with His New Book ~ The School Revolution

In News Stories, Uncategorized on September 18, 2013 at 1:20 pm
The School Revolution: A New Answer for Our Broken Education System

The School Revolution: A New Answer for Our Broken Education System

September 17th, 2013, Constitution Day, and coincidentally the official release date of former Congressman Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul’s new book, The School Revolution: A New Answer for Our Broken Education System. The good doctor’s book release is another great accomplishment in his distinguished career. And it could quite possibly be a milestone that marks the coming change, the revolution, as it were, to education in America. It comes on the heels of the launching of his website www.RonPaulCurriculum.com which is an online resource of curriculum for home-schoolers with students in grades K-12.  Together, the new book and the home school curriculum will revolutionize the way many parents view and approach the education of their children.

Although, I have yet to read the book, we have pre-ordered 20 copies to share. Our goal is to use Dr.Paul’s book to open minds, spark discussions, and help other parents free their children from the slavery of compulsory, government education. Dr. Thomas E. Woods who has worked closely with Dr. Paul developing the home school curriculum recently shared his thoughts on Dr. Paul’s latest release in his article titled, “The Central Ingredient in the Ron Paul Revolution”

Dr. Paul has long contended that education has always been more important to him than politics. He has stressed for years that the most important thing that we can do is educate ourselves, our family, our friends, and neighbors. Studying the theories of Austrian Economics, seeking the truth when studying history, and understanding and being able to articulate the political philosophy of libertarianism, are worthy pursuits in the quest for knowledge.  Sharing the ideals of liberty and guiding others to explore the benefits of voluntarism, as we work towards a free and truly voluntary society, may be the most important individual contribution we all can make.  I encourage all readers of this article and lovers of liberty to follow Dr. Paul’s sound advice, read his new book, and consider homeschooling your children and grandchildren in an effort to lead us to a freer society.

Opting out is nice, but not rEVOLutionary…It’s time to up the ante

In News Stories, Political Activism on November 15, 2010 at 2:10 am

Opting out as an individual is an excellent way to take a stand against the inhumane, unconstitutional policies of the Transportation Security Administration. It serves a distinct purpose in drawing attention to the issue of the invasive and abusive actions and policies of  the TSA.

Public knowledge of the issue and grassroots support is growing at an alarming rate, and November 24th, national “Opt out day” is right around the corner. The grassroots efforts put forth on the 24th will certainly make for some interesting news and put the pressure on the powers that be. I hope the impact is enough to return sound, humane security measures to the daily operation of our airports, but I doubt it.

Personally, I believe it is time to up the ante. Nothing less than a full scale peaceful rEVOLution that includes a simultaneous nationwide boycott by customers, and a strike by pilots and flight attendants, is the only answer to the problem facing Americans who wish to travel freely and unencumbered by abusive, inhumane, Gestapo-esque TSA.  It goes like this:

Day 1 ~ Conduct a nationwide strike/boycott, demand the airlines stop using the Advanced Imaging Technology, aka AIT or porno-scanners, and demand a cease and desist on the enhanced pat down procedures, aka groin and breast massages, immediately.

Day 2 ~ If they have not capitulated, continue the nationwide strike/boycott.

Day 3 ~ If they still have not capitulated, continue the nationwide strike/boycott. Rinse and repeat until they cooperate.

Day ? ~ After the cease and desist is accomplished, demand removal of AIT from airport premises within 10 business days. If they fail to cooperate and provide time-line for removal, start nationwide strike/boycott again.

Day whatever ~ Demand a return to airport run, private security and removal of TSA from airport premises. repeat strike/boycott until desired ends are achieved.

Repeat process relative to every other known federal incursion into the lives, property, and business of private individuals. In the interim drive, take a bus or a train, if you must fly, look into private charters from smaller municipal airports, Rinse, repeat, rest.

UPDATE: Since I originally posted this opinion I stumbled upon this article on FORBES calling for the abolition of the TSA. Bring it on I say!

Join the rEVOlution:

 

Senators’ Attempt to Prevent Debate on Medicare Bill ~ A Win for Gun Owners of America?

In Uncategorized on October 27, 2009 at 12:21 am

While the Main Stream Media is a-buzz with the health care debate, Afghanistan (should we or shouldn’t we?), Phillies fever, and who knows what else, a little known bill, S. 1776, was recently saved from “cloture” by 53 U.S. Senators. First, for those who are unsure and ask, “What is cloture?” Here it is straight from the Senate’s website:

cloture – The only procedure by which the Senate can vote to place a time limit on consideration of a bill or other matter, and thereby overcome a filibuster. Under the cloture rule (Rule XXII), the Senate may limit consideration of a pending matter to 30 additional hours, but only by vote of three-fifths of the full Senate, normally 60 votes.”

Say that again, “…vote to place a time limit on consideration…” What?! Cloture in layman’s terms, let ‘s close the debate, sweep this under the carpet, and push this bill through.” The bill, S. 1776, according to Gun Owners of America is an end-around attempt by the gun grabbers to fund the gun related provisions of Obama’s health Care reform legislation. The bill titled “Medicare Physician Fairness Act of 2009 ” seeks to create a new physician medicare payment schedule. The contention of those opposed to this legislation, is that it is an attempt to fund the  $247 billion in spending removed from the health care reform bill, shift the source of funding, and reduce the face value on the health care reform proposal. See?! No deficit spending here! The chief concern is that it will open the door to the funding of certain provisions of the proposed health care reform through the Medicare system. The provisions are said to include requirements for the specific reporting by participants regarding their firearms…”Doctor,  you want to know what about my firearms?”… I don’t think so. Opt out, pay a fine. I don’t think so.   Read the GOA summary here.

According to the AMA who was in full support of cloture, “Senate leadership says S. 1776, the “Medicare Physicians Fairness Act of 2009” will serve as the Senate legislative vehicle for eliminating the SGR and laying the foundation for establishing a new Medicare physician payment update system through health system reform or other legislation. The bill would repeal the SGR permanently and set future payment updates at zero…Those who vote for patient access will support cloture, and those who would rather see chaos, physician practice closure and a lack of access for patients will be opposing cloture. Read their take on it here.

Is the AMA just another powerful lobby? Representing the interests of…who? An interesting side note, in a recent Fox News special report, Sean Hannity reported that only 17% of the nation’s doctors are  members of the AMA. And that the AMA (with a litttle help from their friend Uncle Sam) has managed to maintain a monopoly on the control and use of the CPT codes used by medical practitioners for procedure identification and billing. (Here is an article from 2001 addressing this issue) My understanding is that the AMA has revenue in the neighborhood of $300 million as a result.

Every time you try to wrap your mind around one issue you wind up further down the rabbit hole…So many pieces of legislation, so many opinions, so much information, too much spin. Maybe if our legislators in Washington, and the 50 state houses, read and then followed the U.S. Constitution, and the Constitution of their respective states, then 90% of this s#!t stuff would go away! Remember, both Pennsylvania senators voted YEA in favor of cloture of S. 1776, and both are in support of a government takeover of nearly 1/5 of our economy. Not from the Keystone State? How did your senator vote? See here. Finally, regarding Gun Owners of America (GOA), a wise man once referred to them as, “the ONLY no compromise gun lobby in Washington.” I tend to agree.

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