Tag Archives: War on Terror

Chuck Baldwin: War On Terror Or War On Freedom?

By Chuck Baldwin
ChuckBaldwinLive.com

A recent major investigative report by the Los Angeles Times sheds light on what all this “war on terror” is actually costing–and actually accomplishing. According to the report, “A decade after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, federal and state governments are spending about $75 billion a year on domestic security, setting up sophisticated radio networks, upgrading emergency medical response equipment, installing surveillance cameras and bombproof walls, and outfitting airport screeners to detect an ever-evolving list of mobile explosives.… Read more ...

Lee Wrights: Ten years of fear is enough

Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear, kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it.

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John Jay Myers: “War for Terror” speech and video

From John Jay Myers:

I gave my “War For Terror” speech to a local mostly left leaning group, it was a huge success. I am giving it again Thursday night at the University of North Texas.

During the speech I had mentioned the Libertarian party and or philosophy several times.… Read more ...

Libertarians oppose abusive TSA strip-search machines

WASHINGTON – Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle commented today on the Transportation Security Administration’s use of strip-search machines at airports.

Hinkle said, “The TSA should end the strip-search machine program immediately.

“We’ve reached a point where our government has no qualms about humiliating us.

“Everyone who cares about civil liberties should be outraged that the Obama administration has shown no respect for travelers’ privacy or their right to be free from unreasonable searches.… Read more ...

Modern Whig Party update

http://www.modernwhig.org/:

SEPT 10, 2010

On this September 11th the Modern Whig Party pauses to remember and honor all of those lost during the terrorist attacks. We honor and remember those they left behind, the family, friends and loved ones. We honor and remember all the men and women who have served our nation in the War on Terror, those who are still with us, and those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.… Read more ...

Mike Gravel: ‘Terrorism is not addressed with large armies’

A new video and blog post by former Senator and candidate for the Libertarian presidential nomination Mike Gravel.

Hi, my name is Mike Gravel and I’m a former US Senator from the state of Alaska.  I’m standing in front of the Iwo Jima Memorial, and I’m blessed to live a block away, in fact, from my balcony I can look down at the Iwo Jima Memorial.… Read more ...

Michael Cousins: ‘I am a Libertarian’

Video H/T Jerry S. in IPR comments.

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Merry Christmas from the Libertarian Party: ‘Will the feds bust Santa Claus?’

From the Libertarian Party email list

We at the Libertarian Party would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and happy holidays. We hope that you are truly blessed, and find comfort in families, friends and loved ones over the holidays.

To bring some holiday cheer, we wanted to share this article written by our former Director of Communications George Getz:

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Libertarians accuse Obama of ‘hawkish’ foreign policy

Press release posted at LP.org

Party Says Obama Following Missteps of Bush Administration

America’s largest third-party is accusing Barack Obama of pursuing the same “hawkish” foreign policy of his predecessor George Bush. “What we hoped to see with the incoming Obama administration were plans for a total withdrawal from Afghanistan and Iraq,” says William Redpath, national chairman of the Libertarian Party.… Read more ...

Pacific Green Party Congressional candidate Michael Meo (OR-3): war crimes trials for George W. Bush, new investigation for 9/11 terror attacks

Posted at New Menu

Simple justice requires that George W. Bush be tried for war crimes. Since the Democrats are opposed to the much milder form of reprimand of an impeachment, there is little to no likelihood of seeing justice done in that regard.

Closure as a community requires a truly independent investigation of the executive acts which led to the catastrophe of the intelligence failure prior to the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

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Green Party to Alan Dershowitz on terrorism: Pot. Kettle. Black.

Writing in the New York Daily News. Alan Dershowitz attacked Cynthia McKinney as Judaeophic and pro-Islamic terror:

The one issue about which candidates McCain, Obama, Palin and Biden seem to agree is Israel. During the debates each candidate has gone out of his and her way to emphasize strong support for Israel as an American ally and a bastion of democracy in a dangerous neighborhood.

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Let’s look at the issues: The War on Terror

Tonight, I will begin a series of posts entitled “Let’s look at the issues.” These will attempt to stay away from the superficial and divisive aspects of electioneering. They will hopefully offer readers a perspective on important issues at stake in this election, with background, candidate positions, and various opinions on the issues. Real problems facing our nation, and their solutions, are what an election should be about, after all.… Read more ...