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Senator Rand Paul Responds to Obama on Libya

By Matt Hawes

The latest press release from Senator Rand Paul’s office:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Sen. Rand Paul issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s mishandling of the situation in Libya.

“The Obama Administration has failed miserably in its attempt to justify their unconstitutional war in Libya. Their attempt yesterday to convince Congress that we are in fact not engaged in hostilities was breathtaking in its implications for both Libya and for future presidential war authority.

“The argument that our military is not engaged in hostilities because the Libyan military is unable to effectively retaliate has two major problems. First, according to the Administration’s report, attacking Libyan air defense is one of the primary roles our military is playing. Of course they aren’t shooting back well, we blew up their air defense system.

“If you take the Administration’s logic to its natural, if extreme-sounding, conclusion, the bigger problem is this: Under their logic, the President could attack a country, even with nuclear weapons, and not consider it to be a war needing Congressional approval if the country is unable to retaliate. This policy completely violates his constitutional authority. It also sends a dangerous signal to rogue nations and schoolyard bullies alike: If we hit you hard enough that you can’t hit back, it doesn’t count as an attack.”

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Libya: Illegal War

By Tim Shoemaker

Yesterday, Rep. Walter Jones and Rep. Tim Johnson, were both on Fox Business discussing their lawsuit against Obama’s illegal war in Libya.

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Don’t Back Down: Audit the Fed

By matt burrow

Did you know?

Ben Bernanke is hoping you don’t.

As the old saying goes, “knowing is half the battle.”  In that case, Campaign for Liberty is well on its way to winning an historic battle, the battle to audit the Federal Reserve.

Yesterday, CBS News released an article titled the “5 best bills you’ve never heard about.”  And yes, you guessed it, one of the featured bills is Congressman Ron Paul’s Federal Reserve Transparency Act (H.R. 459, S. 202), better known as Audit the Fed.

According to CBS:

“Behind the smoke screen of the news cycle, there are several genuinely excellent pieces of legislation that remain more or less entirely shrouded from public view…They warrant far greater attention than they’re getting.”

As you know, Audit the Fed was C4L’s main focus last Congress, and the results were newsworthy to say the least.

C4L’s Audit the Fed amassed an astounding 320 cosponsors in Democrat-dominated House, enough for intial passage, and even garnered 32 cosponsors in the statist-laden Senate.  No small feat for a two-year old organization taking on the most powerful and secretive institution in the world!

Now, with more allies in the House and Rand Paul leading the charge in the Senate, it’s time to seize momentum!

As CBS points out, the once accepted notion that “Bernanke knows best” no longer suffices as legitimate monetary policy:

“Considering America’s sustained high unemployment rate and a growing perception that the Fed is beholden to Wall Street rather than democratically-elected officials, Bernanke’s anti-accountability argument seems awfully weak.”

On top of that, a December 2010 Rasmussen poll showed that 74% of Americans support a full audit of the Fed.

Needless to say, this is the issue of our time, and Audit the Fed remains the core of C4L’s focus.

Still in the early phases of this, the 112th Congress, H.R. 459 has already picked up an impressive 157 cosponsors.  Encouraging numbers, but not good enough!

Remember, “knowing is only half the battle.”

Contact your Congressman and Senators today.  Demand they sign onto Audit the Fed!  After you’ve done that, forward the link to your family and friends and ask that they do the same.

The time to Audit the Fed is now.

Are you up to the challenge?

Believe me, the forces at the Fed are banking all their power on the chance that good people do nothing.  You and I can’t afford to let that happen. 

After all, we know better.

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The Beauty of Trade at the Grand Bazaar by Doug French

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“Freedom FBI-Style”

By Matt Hawes

On Monday, Judge Napolitano took on the FBI’s decision to grant itself dangerous new powers.

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The 22 Children of Guantánamo by Andy Worthington

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Living Within Its Means

By Matt Hawes

Recently, economist Bob Murphy joined Judge Napolitano on Freedom Watch to explain why government should be run like a household.

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Obama’s Company Store by Bonnie Kristian

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Texas vs. TSA

By Tim Shoemaker

It all comes down to one man, TX Gov. Rick Perry.

Earlier this year, the Texas House passed State Rep. David Simpson’s bill to protect traveler’s dignity and basic civil rights by clarifying that TSA employees do not have immunity from TX criminal code simply because they are “following orders” from a rogue bureaucracy in Washington, D.C.

Unfortunately, the bill was pulled in the State Senate without receiving a vote during the regular session after the DOJ stepped in and basically threatened to turn Texas into a “no-fly zone.”

The bill can now only come under consideration again during the special session of the legislature if the Governor himself adds it to the list of bills to be taken up during the special session.

The Washington Times has an interesting editorial about this – calling on Gov. Perry to step up and add the bill to the docket for the TX Legislature’s special session.  As State Rep. Simpson has suggested, it would seem a perfect fit for a politician who wrote a book titled “Fed Up!”

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Conan Takes on Geithner

By Matt Hawes

Conan O’Brien took a quick jab at Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner during his commencement address to Geithner’s alma mater, Dartmouth College.

For context, he was listing off several fictitious graduates – and decided to add Geithner to the list.

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