This Is Our Duty

I went to the Federal Reserve buildings in Pittsburgh and Washington DC in November to protest with my brothers and sisters of Liberty. I was amazed by how many people shook their heads or took pictures of us as if it were some sort of entertainment then walked away. I know what people think of protesters… You think we’re just a bunch of political whack jobs with nothing better to do. You think we can’t make a difference and that nothing we protest actually matters. You never stop to ask what or why we’re protesting, because you think it doesn’t [...]

Will the Real Conservatives Please Stand Up

I wrote a paper a few months ago defining what a true conservative really was.  In a nutshell, this is it:
“…true Conservatives are in fact Libertarians, being said that the central tenet of Libertarianism is the principle of individual liberty, furthermore true Conservatives are Constitutionalists, being said that the central tenet of Constitutionalism is to uphold and respect the rule of law set forth in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and thirdly, however, most important in my opinion, is the fact that true Conservatives, in following the tenets of Libertarianism and Constitutionalism, uphold and respect one another’s rights [...]

Letter to congress urging support of Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009

The following is a copy of a letter I sent to my Representative, feel free to use it or write your own, this bill needs to get passed ASAP
First I would like to applaud you for voting no on the recent stimulus bill. As a tax-payer I hope that your vote on this was not just one based on party lines and more a vote based on your understanding of the disastrous effects of spending more of ‘our’ money to fix this economic recession. We cannot spend our way out of a situation that was caused by spending.
That said the [...]

An Appeal By Tom Woods

On Monday my new book will be released. It’s called Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse. It contains a foreword by Ron Paul.
My publisher has made a free chapter of the book available at http://www.MeltdownTheBook.com.
I’ve been pleased with how my other books have turned out, and I’ve been gratified to learn that people have enjoyed and benefited from them. But this is the first time I’ve actually felt that the message of a book I’ve written has been extremely urgent. I worked day and night so [...]

Fiat Money and Slavery or Commodity Money and Freedom

The subject of gold as money and the possibility of returning to a gold standard has recently been addressed not only in the private sector but in the realm of government as well.  With the housing bubble and the Subprime Mortgage fiasco continuing to destroy people’s lives (Weyrich), the stock market falling in record numbers (Grynbaum), and people’s general distrust in the American Government (Pew Research Center) building for the last ten years, many believe that the American public is ready to move forward and return to the standard of money that our founding fathers had originally intended for our [...]

Home for rent in Carlisle PA

I have a house that I am renting out in Carlisle PA. It would be perfect for a starter home or a small family. You can view details at www.hstreethome.com. It sits in an area with great neighbors. It’s very close to the fair grounds, for those of you with kids, lemonade stands could make a killing during these high traffic events =P. There is an area in the back where I have grown a garden for a few years so it already has good worked soil. The house comes furnished with a nice front loading washer/dryer. The current tenants lease is up in Janurary and so I would like to have someone move in shortly after then. Sorry about the shameless plug. But I know some of our readers are in south central PA and might not mind renting from a liberty minded land lord. All I ask is if you rent it please treat the house as your own and don’t destroy it.

Pentagon deploying troops domestically

The washington times has an article that explains how the pentagon plans to have 20,000 new uniformed troops deployed inside the United States by 2011. These troops are supposed to be in place to deal with any type of terrorist attack. How convenient they are announcing this right after the Mumbai attacks. I for one do not want a large standing army that is ’supposed’ to keep the peace. This drifts us one step closer to a totalitarian style of government, all under the guise of terrorism. And of course they do not mention how [...]

The Right to Bear Arms

The right to bear arms is a question of much debate in the state of Pennsylvania as well as in the nation as a whole. One of the issues that often arises is that society needs to restrain illegal firearm ownership and usage for the public welfare. We will look at the correctness and validity of this argument as well as others. We will further consider the restraints created under the Constitution of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Constitution. We will also look at the intent of the founding fathers in creating protections for these rights.
Before we embark on a discussion [...]

The Thief has Come…

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Such is the oath that each and every United States President must take on the date of their inauguration. Although this procedure has become mere custom since Robert Livingstone first administered the oath to George Washington in 1789, the Constitution states quite plainly that, “In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability [...]

The Constitution and Negative Liberties

Obama, along with many scholars, believes in the principle of negative liberties as it applies to the constitution of the United States. This political term has been around since the early 1600’s In modern practice its use is generally followed by a call for changes in the Constitution to install positive liberties. These terms are rather cryptic so we will look at their definitions as well as their application to the constitution. We will also examine whether the Constitution is truly a document of negative liberties as defined by Obama.
The term “negative liberty” has been around for a while. [...]