Commentary: The philosophy of liberty transcends political labels

Submitted by Freedomman on Thu, 06/11/2015 - 19:33

By Shane Smith

May 14, 2015 - One of the most amazing aspects of Ron Paul's twin presidential campaigns was the way they brought together people who, on the surface, attached themselves to many different political labels. I met wonderful people who identified as conservative, liberal, libertarian, anarchist, anarcho-capitalist, the occasional Objectivist, Constitutionalist, as well as others. But while identifying themselves by these labels, they held as their overriding value the ideal of liberty, an ideal that wasn't to be sacrificed at the altar of party politics or watered down or compromised for the sake of expediency. The way Ron Paul's supporters worked side by side, I believe, is evidence that the devotion to the ideal of liberty transcends all the various political labels that these individuals previously held. His supporters understood the way in which labels can be perverted to signify their opposite, and therefore put less weight in what they called themselves than what they stood for.

Drone captures massive anti-government rally in Macedonia

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:12

Macedonia is reeling from anti-government protests. Today the capital Skopje has become center-stage for a massive rally - and the opposition says it will stay in the streets until the government resigns.

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Are We a Nation of Wimps?

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:11

Who are the "wimps"? Those neocons who want everyone else but them to go fight. Those who demand that the state take care of them rather than to take responsibility for themselves. Watch Ron Paul's special address on our troubled society. Read the text of his speech here:

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The right to bear virtual arms

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 05/13/2015 - 18:14

WASHINGTON (PNN) - May 11, 2015 - When is a gun not just a gun? When it's also constitutionally protected free speech.

That is the legal argument being made by Cody Wilson, a Texas man who gained attention two years ago by posting what are believed to be the world's first online instructions for how to build a 3-D printable gun. Wilson's files for what he called the Liberator, a single-shot pistol mostly made of plastic, were partly a statement about freedom in the digital age and partly a provocation - and provoke they did.

Russell Brand back on the Revolution bandwagon

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 05/13/2015 - 18:11

LONDON, England (PNN) - May 10, 2015 - He's the self-styled revolutionary who backed Ed Miliband at the election and advocates the overthrow of "corporate tyranny".

Christian leaders threaten civil disobedience if Supreme Court legalizes homosexual marriage

Submitted by Freedomman on Sat, 05/02/2015 - 17:32

WASHINGTON (PNN) - April 28, 2015 - “We will not obey.”

That’s the blunt warning a group of prominent religious leaders is sending to the Supreme Court of the Fascist Police States of Amerika as they consider same-sex marriage.

“We respectfully warn the Supreme Court not to cross that line,” read a document titled, Pledge in Solidarity to Defend Marriage. “We stand united together in defense of marriage. Make no mistake about our resolve.”

Why should I use jury nullification?

Submitted by Freedomman on Sat, 05/02/2015 - 17:23

April 23, 2015 - Jury nullification occurs when a jury votes “not guilty” even when there is clear evidence that the defendant violated the law. But why would a jury do this?

During a criminal trial, jurors are told that they must follow the law and convict the defendant if the evidence clearly shows guilt. But what should they do if the evidence proves that the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt but the law is unjust?

Washington Citizens win case against industrial dairy farms

Submitted by Freedomman on Sat, 05/02/2015 - 16:57

YAKIMA, Washington (PNN) - April 21, 2015 - Factory farms are taking over more and more of this nation’s livestock production. Although some public health issues associated with livestock raised on factory farms are well known, such as antibiotic resistance, there is a new health concern emerging among those living closest to factory farms: the pollution of the air and water supply produced by the hordes of animals.

Why don’t more people report bad cops?

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 18:54

December 19, 2014 - I confess. I made this sign as “conversation bait” to engage attendees at last week’s National March Against Police Violence. But in my defense, these conversations were research for a new project I’m developing that’s connected to the sign itself.

Czech pol claims to have established new country in no-man’s land

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 19:02

LIBERLAND (PNN) - April 22, 2015 - Welcome to Liberland, population 250,000… and anyone else looking for a tax haven.

A self-professed Libertarian politician from the Czech Republic says he has created a new, sovereign country on the Croatian-Serbia border where citizens decide their own tax burden, property and individual rights are respected, and the national motto is "Live and Let Live".