“If you want a UN on steroids, you want the Law of the Sea Treaty,” then-Senate Minority Whip Trent Lott (R-Miss.) declared in a 2007 news conference. The treaty, Lott explained, “undermines U.S. sovereignty,” “would create a huge UN bureaucracy” to rule the U.S. private sector and military, “would undermine U.S. military and intelligence operations,” and “would be a huge problem in terms of navigational rights.” Five years later, however, the man who once claimed that Senate ratification of LOST would “cede our national sovereignty — both militarily and economically,” is lobbying that very body to approve the treaty.
Clashes between supporters of Ron Paul and Mitt Romney brought chaos to the state Republican Conventions in Oklahoma and Arizona.
Ron Paul announced on Monday that the focus of his campaign for the remainder of the race will be the delegate strategy. Unfortunately, the campaign seems to have resigned itself to the inevitability that Mitt Romney will secure the GOP nomination, and hopes to secure enough delegates to help rewrite Republican Party rules and the party platform at the August convention.
JPMorgan Chase's $2 billion trading loss has predictably generated calls for more bank regulation. But one free-market advocate, Dan Amoss of the Daily Reckoning made this suggestion: "Here’s an idea: it’s called 'capitalism.' Take away the subsidies and bailouts for banks, along with the regulatory red tape. If they want to blow themselves up, fine — but losses would fall on the risk managers making those decisions and bank shareholders, not taxpayers or depositors…."
As the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013 comes before the House of Representatives, Congressmen Adam Smith and Justin Amash offer an amendment forbidding indefinite detention.
Foreigners are 13 percent of the population in the United States, the U.S. Census Bureau reported last week.
The Los Angeles Times reported that 13 percent, or 40 million persons out of about 300 million, is the largest number of foreign born since 1920. Not surprisingly, the largest cohort of foreigner are Mexicans and Latin Americans.
Correlating a report from the Federation for American Immigration Reform to that of the Census Bureau shows that those states with the highest number of foreigners also spend the most on illegal aliens.
In a controversial move, Russia and the United States will begin their first joint anti-terror military exercises on American soil shortly at Ft. Carson in Colorado.
Unlike in conventional medicine where objective diagnoses and treatments are made based on observable biological evidence, psychiatrists get together every so often to decide what should or should not be considered a “mental illness.” And they do not always agree, as evidenced by the more than 13,000 professionals from around the world who recently signed an open letter demanding that the upcoming edition of the psychiatry industry’s “diagnostic manual” DSM be put on hold and reconsidered.
As the elite of the nation’s psychiatric establishment work in the shadows to fully revise the highly controversial handbook labeling various behaviors and emotional states as “illnesses,” experts across the board are crying foul.
Supporters of Congressman Ron Paul plan to attempt to have delegates elected at the State Republican Convention in Idaho who support their man at the national Convention in Tampa regardless of the fact that Mitt Romney won the popular vote.
Americans who wish to reverse the growing power of the federal government only need to remember that any federal law that is unconstitutional has no legal effect and that the states can stop unconstitutional laws at their borders via nullification.