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Day: October 22, 2020

Pope Francis’s Latest Attack on Property: It’s a “Secondary Right”
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Pope Francis’s Latest Attack on Property: It’s a “Secondary Right”

by Alice Salles In Fratelli tutti, Pope Francis defines his vision of what an improved social order would look like, using theological elements, historical misconceptions,1 and political philosophy to create what has beendubbed his “quasi-humanitarian” manifesto. But in an attempt to swim with today’s political current, Francis pushes a “re-envisaging [of] the social role of property,” going against what previous popes have written and completely ignoring sound economic teachings. As Dr. Samuel Gregg explained, Francis’s insensible treatment of economic questions has been an ever-present trait of his pontificate, making the claims in Fratelli tutti just a continuation of what Saint Peter’s 266th successor has written in previous...
Let’s Not Forget FDR’s Court-Packing Scheme
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Let’s Not Forget FDR’s Court-Packing Scheme

by Jacob G. Hornberger The Democrats are threatening to enact a court-packing law if Amy Comey Barrett, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court to replace Ruth Bader Ginsberg, receives Senate confirmation. The Democrats feel that Joe Biden, should he win the November 3 election, should name Ginsberg’s replacement. The court-packing law would add additional justices onto the Supreme Court, all of whom would be appointed by Biden, which, obviously, would effectively nullify Barrett’s votes as well as the votes of other Republican-appointed members of the Court. The controversy brings to mind that infamous court-packing scheme of President Franklin Roosevelt, which ironically the mainstream press hardly ever alludes to during the current controversy over Barrett’s nomination....
TOAST! Secret Service Flight Logs Correspond with Hunter Biden Emails
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TOAST! Secret Service Flight Logs Correspond with Hunter Biden Emails

by the DC Patriot The Epoch Times has exclusively reported the findings from a Senate Homeland Security and Finance investigation implicating the Secret Service with Hunter Biden’s overseas travel. Ivan Pentchoukov for the Epoch Times writes: Secret Service logs obtained earlier this year by Senate investigators include dates and locations matching those discussed in the emails allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The alignment of the dates in the emails and the Secret Service protective detail logs is significant because the authenticity of the emails, first published by the New York Post last week, is the subject of heated debate. The FBI, which purportedly obtained Hunter Biden’s laptop in December la...
Rep. Thomas Massie: Hey Democrats, if you Want Legal Marijuana, Drop the ‘Politicized’ MORE Act, and Have a Vote on a ‘Straight Up Clean’ Bill
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Rep. Thomas Massie: Hey Democrats, if you Want Legal Marijuana, Drop the ‘Politicized’ MORE Act, and Have a Vote on a ‘Straight Up Clean’ Bill

by Adam Dick Two years back, when Republicans held the majority in the United States House of Representatives, Rep. Thomas Massie was criticizing the failure of the House Republican leadership to allow a vote of the House membership on ending the US government’s marijuana prohibition, which Massie predicted would have passed. Massie further argued that the Republicans could have maintained their majority in the House — lost in the November of 2018 general election — if leadership had just allowed a House floor vote on the popular proposition that marijuana policy be left up to the states. Now, after nearly two years of a Democratic majority and Democratic leadership in the House, Massie is criticizing the continued absence of a legalization vote on the House floor. In part...
A Four-Point Plan for Government
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A Four-Point Plan for Government

by Laurence M. Vance In July 2010, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI), launched the “If You See Something, Say Something” national campaign to raise “public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.” The national campaign was originally “implemented and trademarked” by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and is licensed to the DHS “for the purpose of creating a nationwide campaign.” The DHS campaign is limited, and therefore “cannot be used for any purposes besides those related to terrorism and indicators/behaviors t...
BREAKING: Hunter Biden’s Ex-Business Partner & CEO Comes Forward, Confirms Joe Biden’s Involvement
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BREAKING: Hunter Biden’s Ex-Business Partner & CEO Comes Forward, Confirms Joe Biden’s Involvement

by the DC Patriot On Wednesday night, ex-Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski came forward and confirmed that Joe Biden, also known as the “big guy,” was actively involved in a Biden family scheme to make millions off of Communist China. Bobulinski explains how he was a former partner of Hunter Biden, Joe Biden and Jim Biden, Joe Biden’s brother, and confirmed that he was one of the recipients of the bombshell email from May 13, 2017 published by The New York Post. The email said that 10% of deals were set aside for “the big guy.” The New York Post reports: Sources have said the “big guy” was Joe Biden. In a matter-of-fact manner, Bobulinski states that the “email is genuine” and that the former vice president and the man leading in the 2020 r...
‘Time To Mute The President’: Former Twitter and Google Executive Calls For Trump To Be Banned From Social Media Until After The Election
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‘Time To Mute The President’: Former Twitter and Google Executive Calls For Trump To Be Banned From Social Media Until After The Election

by Jonathan Turley Peter Greenberger, a former Twitter and Google executive, is calling for the social media accounts of President Donald Trump to be shutdown for the remainder of the election. For those of us who have criticized calls for censorship from Democratic leaders for years, the demand is yet another example of the slippery slope of censorship that awaits this country with increasing regulation of speech on social media. Congressional leaders like House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff have called for labeling and removal of material with some members directly threatening a legislative crackdown. Speaker Nancy Pelosi denounced Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for resisting speech monitoring and censorship as a matter of free speech. Pelosi lashed out that those who wan...
How Long Can the Fed Keep This Time Bomb from Exploding?
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How Long Can the Fed Keep This Time Bomb from Exploding?

by Pavel Mordasov Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the United States has experienced one of the most unprecedented economic interventions in all of its history. Since March and April both the Federal Reserve and the US federal government have injected trillions into the economy in hopes of stabilizing it and reducing unemployment. At the expense of the public, both institutions have handicapped themselves for the future, and it will be extremely difficult to ever return to a “normalized” policy situation without triggering a larger economic crisis. On February 11, 2020, Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell delivered a semiannual report wherein he laid out the present risks that both the Fed and the federal government face. Some of the risks addressed were low inter...
SO IT’S OK FOR BIDEN TO BRIBE UKRAINE, BUT IMPEACHABLE IF TRUMP INQUIRES ABOUT IT?
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SO IT’S OK FOR BIDEN TO BRIBE UKRAINE, BUT IMPEACHABLE IF TRUMP INQUIRES ABOUT IT?

by the DC Patriot I received this from a friend and agree wholeheartedly.  This morning, I realized that everything is about to change.  No matter how I vote, no matter what I say, lives are never going to be the same. I have been confused by the hostility of family and friends.  I look at people I have known all my life so hate-filled that they agree with opinions they would never express as their own. I think that I may well have entered the Twilight Zone. You can’t justify this insanity.  We have become a nation that has lost it collective mind!  We see other countries going Socialist and collapsing, but it seems like a great plan to us.  Somehow, it’s un-American for the census to count how many Americans are in America. People that say there ...
Debate Preview: Why’s Biden Hiding? Why No Foreign Policy?
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Debate Preview: Why’s Biden Hiding? Why No Foreign Policy?

by Daniel McAdams Tonight the two US presidential candidates are set to square off again in a debate. The former vice president has cancelled campaign appearances this week to "prepare" for the event. The debate commission said no foreign policy among the topics. Also today: the Biden scandal worsens. And...are Russia AND Iran trying to fix our elections? Plus: suicides on the increase. Watch today's Liberty Report: https://youtu.be/K6TuAQ0Blow Posted with permission from the Ron Paul Institute.