Category Archives: Dr. Ron Paul

Trump To Steal Syria’s Oil – Sowing The Seeds Of Blowback?

President Trump again swore yesterday that the US was in Syria to take its oil. Even as his staff scrambles for a more legal justification for the presence of US troops in the country. Meanwhile a new conservative veterans group is lobbying Washington with a

Nikki Haley For VP? War Drums Banging On Armistice Day

From Serbia to Syria to Nikki Haley’s explosive new book, the war party is still firmly in control in Washington. Wars and threats of wars keep increasing, ensuring a steady of wounded and broken veterans to “thank” for their “service.” See Also: (Dr. Ron Paul)

The “Not Enough Inflation” Hoax: Is It Ignorance or Deception?

The dollars that you work hard for are always buying less and less, yet the government tells you there’s ‘not enough inflation’. The Federal Reserve is a government-created monopoly that counterfeits dollars by the billions and trillions, and you’re supposed to believe that this is

Impeach Them All! F-35 Bipartisan Boondoggle Is The Real Crime!

With broad bi-partisan support, the Pentagon announced a massive purchase of the practically useless F-35 fighter jets. The deeply troubled aircraft might not do much to actually defend this country, but the hundreds of billions spent on development and acquisition go a long way to

With US Withdrawal, Is Hillary’s War On Syria Finally Over?

President Trump announced this morning that the US would continue to withdraw from Syria and allow the countries in the region to solve their own border disputes. He claims the US was 100 percent responsible for the destruction of ISIS. He blamed the Obama Administration

Impeachment…Or Show Trial? Pelosi’s Anonymous Accusers

Why are the Democrats’ witnesses for the prosecution (the “whistleblowers”) allowed to remain anonymous and avoid cross-examination? Pelosi was roped into proceeding with impeachment of President Trump against her political judgement and now she is beginning to pay the price as the case against Trump

550,000 Homeless In The U.S. and AOC Wants More Rent Control!

Rent controls are one of those zombie government interventions that, no matter how much destruction they’ve caused, seem to never go away. Rent controls may ‘feel good,’ and ‘get votes,’ but they produce very bad consequences. AOC is pushing yet another terrible idea: national rent

‘NATO’s Destructive Tentacles’ – David Stockman

Former Reagan Administration official and RPI Board Member David Stockman joins RPI’s 2019 Washington Conference with a blistering critique of NATO and of US interventionist foreign policy. See Also: (Dr. Ron Paul) – ‘NATO’s Destructive Tentacles’ – David Stockman Former Reagan Administration official and RPI

Endless Empire? Despite Peace Deal US To Remain In Afghanistan

Those hoping for a US withdrawal from Afghanistan after 18 years of pointless war and a new peace deal with the Taliban are going to be disappointed. According to press reports, the US will be keeping more troops in Afghanistan than it is removing. Will

Ron Paul Rewind: Alternative Views 1988

As we prepare for our yearly Ron Paul Institute Conference in Virginia, we hope that you enjoy this interview from 1988 when Ron Paul ran for president on the Libertarian Party ticket. See Also: (Ron Paul) – Ron Paul Rewind: Freedom Doesn’t Come From Government

Rothbard And War – With Guest Lew Rockwell

Lew Rockwell, founder of The Mises Institute and publisher of the enormously popular LewRockwell.com, joins today’s Liberty Report to discuss his upcoming speech at the Ron Paul Institute Washington conference and the importance of Rothbard to antiwar thought. We also discuss the headlines of the

Pompeo Claims Iran Broke Nuclear Deal – Is He Lying?

As Iran exceeds limits on its stockpile of enriched nuclear material, the Trump hawks are screeching that Iran has broken the JCPOA nuclear agreement. They don’t want Americans to know that Iran’s reaction to the initial breach of agreement by the US is legal under

New Sanctions To Hit Iranian Kids – Pompeo, Bolton Thrilled…

Somehow even more sanctions are going to be slapped onto Iran today, with the Administration admitting they increase suffering of the civilian population. If the US claims it does not want to punish the Iranian people, why does it keep punishing the Iranian people? See

John Baeza: ‘A View From the Frontline of the Drug War’

Former NY Police Department narcotics detective John Baeza at the Ron Paul Institute May conference on “Winning the War on the War on Drugs,” speaking of his conversion from drug warrior to anti drug war warrior. Harrowing tales of undercover drug buys!

Pompeo At CENTCOM: Pushing ‘Tactical Assault’ On Iran?

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has taken the extraordinarily unusual move of traveling to Miami to meet with (and browbeat?) heads of US Centcom and Special Operations Command. Are military leaders balking as neocon plans for “tactical assault” seem to be gaining ground? Where’s Trump?

The Drug War Fuels Neocon Foreign Policy

RPI Director Daniel McAdams opens the Ron Paul Institute’s “Winning the War on the War on Drugs” conference last month with a short discussion of how the “regime changers” use the drug war to drum up support for interventionist US policies abroad. See Also: (Dr.

Snowden Bombshell Six Years On: Has Anything Changed?

Six years ago undercover CIA officer and NSA contractor Edward Snowden came out from the shadows to reveal that he was responsible for the greatest leak of secret government information in US history. Americans learned that the government was not spying on terrorists to keep

The ‘Good War’? US Bomb Kills Entire Afghan Family

A determined father was not about to give up trying to find out how his entire family plus four cousins were killed one morning last fall. The US denied conducting any raids in the area. Then the bomb fragments were found. How many times has

By Backing Al-Qaeda, Trump Continues Obama’s Horrible Syria Policy

Over the weekend, President Trump tweeted a condemnation of Syria and Russia’s assault on the Idlib province. Yet even the US government special envoy for Syria admitted on video that Idlib is home to the largest concentration of al-Qaeda fighters. Are Trump’s advisors feeding him

China Trade War Explodes! … Prepare For The Worst

Ron Paul Liberty Report – You can’t tax your way to prosperity…but you can surely tax your way into poverty. Instead of drastically shrinking government involvement in the U.S. economy, and making America more competitive, the Trump Administration chose to increase government intervention. Tariffs have

Pence Tells West Point Grads: ‘War Is Coming!’

It may be in Afghanistan or Iraq, Vice President Mike Pence told the graduating class at West Point, or it may be Korea or South China Sea or even against Russia, but one thing you can be sure of: You will see combat. Why constant

Mueller Blames Russia, Bolton Blames Iran. Should We Believe Them?

Robert Mueller resigned today as Special Counsel investigating Trump Campaign collusion with Russia. Though he found no collusion, his parting shot was aimed directly at Russia for “interference” in the election. His evidence? Allegations of a grand jury. Meanwhile, John Bolton swears that Iran is

Are US/UK Trying To Kill Assange?

Jailed Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange is reportedly “too ill” to even speak at a scheduled extradition hearing today. He is said to be “gravely ill” and even near death. If Assange is worth more dead than alive to the governments he has embarrassed by publishing

Beware! Stagflation Rears Its Ugly Head & It’s The Fed’s Fault

The so-called “greatest economy ever” is anything but. With each passing day, the dreaded “Stagflation” comes closer into view. Rising prices coupled with a recession is the worst of both worlds for the powers-that-shouldn’t-be at The Fed. Central planning is always doomed to failure. Economic

Trump Wants 10K More Troops In The Middle East. For What?

Just over a week since it was floated that 120,000 US troops could go to the Middle East to confront Iran, now we are hearing that the president wants 10,000 troops. Where will they be based? Are they to go up against Iran’s military? Or

Delusional Pentagon: ‘We Beat Iran Without Firing A Shot!’

Incoming US Defense Secretary Shanahan has informed us that Iran’s nefarious intentions toward the US and its allies in the region have been put on hold thanks to the deployment of a US carrier strike group and a handful of B-52s to the region. Details

Fair Trial? US Steals Assange’s Legal Papers

The treacherous government of Ecuador has opened Julian Assange’s private quarters at its UK embassy up to US investigators, who have seized Assange’s legal defense documents, medical records, and electronic devices. In what kind of court is the prosecution allowed to see the defendant’s case

Rockets In Baghdad’s Green Zone – False Flag Or Iran Attack?

A small rocket was fired in Baghdad’s Green Zone (the US Embassy neighborhood) yesterday and the Trump Administration has been quick to take advantage of the apparent attack to blame Iran. There was little damage and no casualties, but Bolton is using it to maximum

The Fed Never Calls The Bubble A Bubble…Why Not?

The Federal Reserve, by manipulating interest rates and creating money out-of-thin air, produces economic bubbles that must always end in painful economic busts. Have you ever noticed that Fed officials never actually acknowledge any of this? They never warn Americans ahead of time and everyone

Venezuela Peace Talks Open In Norway; US Neocons Raging Mad!

The last time negotiations were planned between Venezuelan government and opposition forces, opposition leader (and US puppet) Guaido launched his ill-fated coup and the talks were scuttled. Today a new effort, brokered by Norway, is being launched to solve the conflict without further bloodshed. What

US Abandons Iraq Embassy: Real Threats Or War Propaganda?

The ducks are lining up for the warhawks aiming for Iran. Today the State Department announced that all non-essential personnel should leave the US Embassy in Baghdad. US allies are wondering where are these “increased threats”? Are the neocons about to get their Iran war?

Target Iran: Let The False Flags Fly? With Guest Phil Giraldi

US warships and B-52s moved to Iran’s borders to counter an “unspecified threat” to US interests. President Trump warns of massive destruction should Iran make a wrong move. Are neocons about to get their war on Iran? Former CIA officer and political analyst Phil Giraldi

Pretext For War- Pompeo Pushes Iran To Quit Nuclear Deal

Pompeo and Bolton are hoping that one of two false pretexts will push Trump to war on Iran. First the bogus intel report from Israel that Iran was poised to attack and second the disinformation that Iran is pulling out of the JCPOA treaty. Will

A Nuclear War? Over Venezuela?

Ron Paul Liberty Report – Published on May 7th, 2019 See Also: (Dr. Ron Paul) – Trump Threatens China Trade War…’Art Of The Deal’? President Trump is threatening additional billions in tariffs against Chinese imports while sending warships up to China’s declared territory in the

John Bolton Can Almost Taste War With Iran

Bolton announced yesterday that the US was deploying a carrier strike force to the Middle East to convey the message to Iran that the US doesn’t want war. Makes perfect sense…

The War on Cash Is A War on Liberty — Let’s Stop It!

Authoritarians are forever trying to surveil and manipulate humanity to their desired ends. Advances in technology have surely made it easier in many respects. A very big goal, from the point of view of any true authoritarian, would be the abolition of cash. All economic

Playing Chicken In The Straits Of Hormuz – Red Lines And War Talk

After designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization, will the US make a physical attempt to shut down any oil export by citing the oil business’s relationship with the Iranian Guard? Will Iran make good on its threat to shut down the Hormuz Straits, which

As Venezuela Coup Fizzles, Pompeo Threatens US Attack

Self-proclaimed Venezuelan president Juan Guaido’s coup yesterday failed to get off the ground. The military did not join him and protests were barely seen outside a few of Caracas’s wealthy neighborhoods. Frustrated and furious, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded by threatening direct US

Venezuela Coup! Will Neocons (Finally) Get Their War?

At dawn, US-backed and self-proclaimed president of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, announced the “final phase” of his coup against the Maduro government. While defections from the military are minor at this point, it is unknown whether the coup will reach critical mass. In the US, both

Trump Takes On Hillary’s War…Battle For Libyan Oil!

A shock call from President Trump to head of the Libyan National Army, “Field Marshall” Hafter, praising him for keeping the oil safe in eastern Libya, has upended US policy. Now the US supports both the UN-appointed government in Tripoli and Hafter’s forces fighting against

Pompeo Finally Tells The Truth: ‘We Lie, We Cheat, We Steal’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton have vowed to strangle Iran and cut off all oil exports. They claim it’s because of Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and missiles and its support for terrorism. In a recent speech at Texas

Who Pays For All The Government ‘Free’ Stuff?

Benjamin Franklin said that: “When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.” How prescient and true. Once theft and redistribution by government is considered acceptable, the downward spiral of civilization begins. It can last for

Mueller Exonerates Trump, But ‘Russiagate’ Will Not Die

Today’s extraordinary release of the Mueller Report tracks closely with Attorney General Barr’s recent summary: no collusion between the Trump campaign or any American with the Russians to help get Trump elected. Do not expect this to improve relations with Russia, however. There are poison

Imperial Presidency Wins Again: Trump’s Veto Continues Yemen War

President Trump has vetoed the second bill of his presidency. Both vetoes have strengthened the Executive Branch at the expense of the Legislative Branch (and the Constitution). Yesterday’s veto of S.J. Res. 7 means there will be no foreseeable end to US participation in the

Co-Conspirator: Ecuador Paid Off To Deliver Assange

The timing was hardly “coincidental.” Not long after a trip by Vice President Pence to “convince” Ecuador to hand over Julian Assange, a $4.2 billion IMF loan appears on the scene. Then Ecuador follows through and delivers the Wikileaks publisher to face the wrath of

Ray Dalio Wants To Reform A Capitalism That Doesn’t Exist

Capitalism created the greatest prosperity that the world had ever seen in early-America. But by the late 1800’s, a litany of American presidents declared that the age of “laissez-faire” was over. Government would intervene into every corner of life. And..ever since…it has! The horrendous consequences

US Henchmen Violently Arrest Assange! Show Trial To Follow.

UK Metropolitan Police were allowed into the Ecuadorian Embassy today to violently arrest Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, after the Ecuadorian government cancelled his asylum. He’s already been convicted in the UK court this morning, but the real show trial awaits him after extradition to the

Weekly Update – Obamacare’s Unhappy Anniversary

Ron Paul Liberty Report – Published on Apr 9th, 2019 See Also: (Dr. Ron Paul) – Trump Declares Iran Guard ‘Terrorist’ – War To Follow? For the first time ever, the United States has declared a foreign country’s military force a “terrorist organization.” Iran’s Revolutionary

Telling The Truth About Government Is Dangerous Policy

Big Government lives on the public believing in Big Lies. The lies are all meticulously maintained by a gargantuan propaganda apparatus that encompasses government schools, government-licensed mainstream media, Hollywood, major sports, and on and on…From time-to-time heroic individuals slip through the cracks and alert the

NATO At 70 – Time For The Zombie To Die

If NATO were a person, it would be five years past retirement age. In fact NATO should have retired back in the early 1990s when its reason for existence – the Warsaw Pact – ceased to exist. Instead, new missions had to be created and

How Military Spending Decimates The Middle Class

Should middle America be thankful for all the “jobs” provided by the military in areas like the National Guard? That’s the argument of some pro-war progressives. It’s dead wrong. The massive military budget is driven by the idea that “debt doesn’t matter” – a false

US Sanctions: The Source Of Imperial Executive Power

Sanctions are the foreign policy of choice for the United States. There are sanctions on sanctions and sub-sanctions. Sanctions on countries, companies, individuals, and more. While we have long argued that sanctions never work and only make life miserable for civilians, they also empower an

The Fed Corrupts Society: Is It Intentional, Or Out of Ignorance?

A corrupt monetary system must infuse corruption throughout the entire society. America’s monetary system run by the Federal Reserve, which is a Congressionally-created monopoly that has the power to create money out-of-thin-air, is the poster boy of institutionalized corruption. Sound money is the only way

Hunger Games: Four Years Of Saudi/US Aggression In Yemen

This week marks four years of Saudi bombing in Yemen. US participation in the destruction of Yemen began under Obama, but sadly President Trump has done nothing to end the slaughter. While hospitals are bombed and two-thirds of the population faces starvation, US lectures to

Escalation: Is Russia In Venezuela A New Cuban Missile Crisis?

A Russian military transport arrived in Venezuela this past week bringing tons of aid and also nearly 100 Russian military advisors. Reportedly this included cybersecurity experts. Moscow claimed this was pre-planned and related to a nearly 20 year old cooperation agreement with Caracas. US neocons

Weekly Update – The Green Bad Deal

Ron Paul Liberty Report – Published on Mar 26th, 2019 – The “science is settled” on climate change and we need to eliminate air travel? Sounds like a pretty bad deal to Ron Paul. See Also: (Dr. Ron Paul) – Trump’s Syria Envoy: ‘War Will

Mueller Report Decimates ‘Russiagate’ Hoax – What’s Next?

The two-plus year great hoax has come to an end. Trump is not Putin’s puppet, as the vast majority of the mainstream media and Democrats have claimed. There was no “collusion” with Russia. So after so much wasted time and money, where do US/Russia relations

The Fed’s In Over Its Head…And Chaos Is Mounting

With each passing month, we’re greeted with more evidence of a fact that The Federal Reserve has no idea what it’s doing. For many of us, this is not the least bit of a surprise. Central planning of the economy cannot work. Yet, never ones

Weekly Update – Is Trump Really About to Attack Venezuela?

Ron Paul Liberty Report – Published on Mar 21, 2019 – Is the CIA behind the suspicious power outage in Venezuela? It wouldn’t be their first dirty trick. See Also: (Ron Paul) – ‘Shock & Awe’? 16 Years Later, Who Won The Iraq War?

A Balanced Budget In 15 Years?…Don’t Hold Your Breath

Once again, we’re seeing that there’s really no philosophical differences between the two major parties. President Trump’s proposed budget of record spending and record trillion dollar deficits could just as easily have been put together by a Democratic administration. The national debt will ultimately be

Rep. Ilhan Omar: Riding The Third Rail – With Guest Phil Giraldi

Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar (MN) has stirred up both political parties with her comments on the Israel Lobby, has infuriated the Republicans with her aggressive line of questioning for Trump’s “regime change” expert Elliott Abrams, and has driven the Democrats mad with her criticisms of

Bipartisan Attacks on the Second Amendment

Ron Paul Liberty Report – Published on Mar 12th, 2019 – Washington hates our freedoms. See Also: (Dr. Ron Paul) – War Drums: US Diplomats Ordered Home From Venezuela – With Special Guest Jim Jatras Secretary of State Pompeo has ordered all US diplomats to

Manafort To Jail – Not About Justice; Not About Russia

Former Trump campaign official Paul Manafort has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for acting as an unregistered agent for Ukraine. But looking at the media coverage of the case one would never know that “taking down” Manafort was not all about Russia

Unintended Consequences: Minimum Wage Hike Backfires at Whole Foods

As is always the case, government “help” backfires on the very people that are purportedly being “helped.” The minimum wage law is a prime example. As government outlaws jobs below a certain dollar amount, low-skilled workers suffer tremendously and are forced into unemployment. Employees of

Did The NSA Kill Its Program To Spy On Us…Or Upgrade It?

A surprise revelation from a staffer in House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) office has everyone talking about whether the NSA has really ended its metadata collection of our phone calls and texts, which was authorized by the 2015 USA FREEDOM Act. They say they

Is John Bolton The New Dick Cheney?

President George W. Bush’s vice president, Dick Cheney, is widely seen as the “real” president when it came to implementing an aggressive, neocon-approved foreign policy. Bush was seen as incurious putty in Cheney’s hands. Has Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton taken on that role

ISIS Defeated In Syria – So Why Drop White Phosphorus?

The last enclave of ISIS is being defeated in eastern Syria, yet the US reportedly dropped white phosphorus which killed a number of civilians. Are we making it worse? See Also: (Dr. Ron Paul) – Weekly Update — Did Bolton Blow North Korea? Washington breathed

Punishing Women With A Draft Doesn’t Achieve “Equal Rights”

War is government at its very worst, not only in terms of destruction, but in the powers that it arbitrarily assumes as it capitalizes on widespread fear. Military conscription presumes that the government owns your body and may direct it as it pleases. Both men

Weekly Update – Emergencies Do Not Trump The Constitution

Using “national emergencies” to rule by diktat is an old and unfortunate tradition among U.S. presidents. It is also unconstitutional. See Also: (Dr. Ron Paul) – US/North Korea Summit: Will Trump Win Nobel Peace Prize? The Trump/Kim summit begins tomorrow, their second round of meetings.

Venezuela False Flag: Who Burned The Aid Truck?

The weekend stand-off between the US aid trucks on the Colombian side of the border and the Venezuelan government did not go quite as planned by the US. The aid did not get through, the military did not defect, and US-selected “president” Guaido was nowhere

Individual Rights vs. Collectivist Demands

In a free society, every individual has a right to their life, liberty and property. No one may initiate force (i.e., invade) the life, liberty or property of anyone else. This is the ideal that must perpetually be in our sights, despite the loud voices