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The Ultimate Oklahoma City Bombing Archive

From the very beginning it was obvious that the federal government was lying about the extent of the plot behind the Oklahoma City bombing of April 19, 1995. As former federal prosecutor Larry Mackey admitted to journalist Andrew Gumbel, his team knew very well they were letting guilty men go free. (Andrew Gumbel and Roger Charles, Oklahoma City: What the Investigation Missed and Why It Still Matters, p. 328.) Therefore, the Libertarian Institute is proud to feature the world’s greatest collection of pertinent documents and news reports about Timothy McVeigh’s other co-conspirators,...

‘When somebody’s president of the United States, the authority is total, and that’s the way it’s gotta be. … The federal government has absolute power.’

It started with these tweets this morning: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1249712413219397632 Then boy did he just dig the deepest constitutional hole in the world with this one. https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1249834932513505280 Lady reporter kept asking him, "Who told you that? That's not true." Then Pence took the podium, was asked if that's what he thought too, and cited the "national emergency." Mostly they were just bullshitting. They're not going to try to order the governors to obey any lifting of the lockdowns. But it does go to show how easy it is for them to...

News Roundup 4/9/20

News Roundup from The Libertarian Institute by Kyle Anzalone

US News Bernie Sanders drops out of the presidential race. [Link] Los Angeles requires people to wear masks when shopping. [Link] The US will seize all personal protective equipment that someone attempts to export. [Link] Hospitals are accusing the federal government of seizing equipment they have procured to fight coronavirus. [Link] Afghanistan  The Afghan government releases 100 Taliban prisoners. [Link] Middle East  The Palestinian Authority reports running out of test kits in Gaza. [Link] The OPCW released a report claiming Assad’s forces carried out three chemical weapons attacks...

Hospitals Say Feds Are Seizing Masks and Other Coronavirus Supplies

L.A. Times: "Although President Trump has directed states and hospitals to secure what supplies they can, the federal government is quietly seizing orders, leaving medical providers across the country in the dark about where the material is going and how they can get what they need to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. "Hospital and clinic officials in seven states described the seizures in interviews over the past week. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is not publicly reporting the acquisitions, despite the outlay of millions of dollars of taxpayer money, nor has the...

3/27/20 Ted Carpenter on Liberty and the Coronavirus

Ted Carpenter discusses the possible ramifications of the coronavirus on both the economy and our personal liberties. He first reminds us that this is not a question of sacrificing economic productivity for the sake of saving lives, as some would have us believe—shutting down huge sectors of the economy itself threatens human lives through increased risk to the most vulnerable, ruined careers, and increased deaths related to stress and despair. Carpenter also worries that it will be difficult to roll back the increased powers that the federal government is deploying, supposedly to combat...

Meet The New Boss – At The Fed

Jim Bianco at Bloomberg "The Fed will finance a special purpose vehicle (SPV) for each acronym to conduct these operations. The Treasury, using the Exchange Stabilization Fund, will make an equity investment in each SPV and be in a “first loss” position. What does this mean? In essence, the Treasury, not the Fed, is buying all these securities and backstopping of loans; the Fed is acting as banker and providing financing. The Fed hired BlackRock Inc. to purchase these securities and handle the administration of the SPVs on behalf of the owner, the Treasury. In other words, the federal...

This Is Your Security Force

Well how do you like that? The New York Times: Dr. Helen Y. Chu, an infectious disease expert in Seattle, knew that the United States did not have much time. In late January, the first confirmed American case of the coronavirus had landed in her area. Critical questions needed answers: Had the man infected anyone else? Was the deadly virus already lurking in other communities and spreading? As luck would have it, Dr. Chu had a way to monitor the region. For months, as part of a research project into the flu, she and a team of researchers had been collecting nasal swabs from residents...

2/14/20 Cliff Maloney on the Defend the Guard Movement

Cliff Maloney of Young Americans for Liberty joins the show to talk about the "Defend the Guard" movement popping up in state legislatures around the country. The legislation on which the movement is based calls for an end to the calling up of states' national guard troops to federal service without an explicit declaration by congress. These "Defend the Guard Acts" are one avenue by which Maloney's organization hopes to reduce the scope of the federal government's abusive overreach and help build a grassroots antiwar movement among American conservatives. Cliff Maloney is President of...

Trump’s Deal Of The Century Does Not Create A Palestinian State

From Haaretz:  Fact check, Trump did not actually offer the Palestinians a state The "Deal Of the Century" is nothing more than a declaration of surrender.  Surrender what little sovereignty you have and any agency to act on your own behalf.  Allow us to herd you into reservations you don't control and have very limited autonomy over.  This is not a Palestinian state.  We've seen this before. The Dawes Act of 1887 authorized the federal government to break up tribal lands by partitioning them into individual plots. The objective of the Dawes Act was to assimilate Native American Indians...

Ike’s Military-Industrial Complex, Six Decades Later

As Eisenhower predicted, there is no balance left, as U.S. policy is reduced to who we threaten, bomb, or occupy next. January 17 marks the 59th anniversary of President Dwight Eisenhower’s farewell speech to the nation. After eight years in the White House, just three days before John F. Kennedy would be sworn in as his successor, Ike went on national television and touched on many topics, from promoting the economy to working with Congress. Yet the heart of his speech was a finely chiseled critique of what he dubbed the “military-industrial complex.” This criticism was all the more...

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This Week At The Libertarian Institute

The Empire never sleeps – but neither do we. Missed a story? We got you covered. This week in review at the Libertarian Institute: News   June 24, 2022 – Senate Dems Press Biden to Investigate Killing of Palestinian-American Journalist Ahead of Israel Trip Senate...

News Roundup 6/24/2022

US News The State Department will pay employees who alleged they suffer from ‘Havana Syndrne’ six-figure payouts. State is making the payments in accordance with the HAVANA Act. [Link] Haiti At least eight prisoners died from starvation in a prison in Haiti. [Link]...

State Department ‘Illegally Obstructing’ Afghanistan Probes, Watchdog Says

The US government’s top oversight official for Afghanistan has accused the State Department and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) of stonewalling ongoing investigations, saying they have refused interviews with staff and even failed to provide “basic information” to assist the probes.

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Week of Action on Yemen

Scott Horton and the Libertarian Party, among others, are whipping up support for a week of action to end US involvement in the Yemen War. And you can help. H.J. Res. 87 was introduced on May 31. The bill would "direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from...

Actually, Socialism IS When The Government Does Stuff

https://youtu.be/_-6CyEYetxM How is something to be owned by “the community as a whole?” Ownership means that you get to decide what is done with something. If you and I disagree on who gets to eat your apple, then whatever you decide will take precedence, because it...

The Scott Horton Show

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6 Progressive Myths About History (w/ Lawrence W. Reed)

https://youtu.be/HsXj83JNUb4 In May 1939, Treasury Secretary Henry J. Morgenthau Jr., one of Franklin Roosevelt's best friends, testified before the House Ways and Means Committee: "I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as...

Liberty Weekly Podcast

Proxy Wars…The Punishment Due Ep. 221

https://youtu.be/51gBx3rE7zw In this week's episode, I take the audience on an even deeper dive into my most recent piece for the Libertarian Institute. Episode 221 of the Liberty Weekly Podcast is Brought to you by: LibertyWeekly.club Join my membership and...

National Review Senior Editor Turns Rothbardian Ep. 220

https://youtu.be/sJXF9jgj1L4 Managing Editor of the Libertarian Institute and longtime friend and guest of the show Keith Knight joins me in this week's episode to review an article by Joseph Sobran. Sobran was the Senior Editor of the National Review, but questioned...

Patrick MacFarlane on the Hrvoje Moric Show Ep. 219

https://youtu.be/yI1ND-TJR8g This week's episode is a mirror of my recent appearance on the Hrvoje Moric Show on Tnt Radio. We discuss the war in Ukraine, China, and the brave new world we are sleepwalking into. Hrvoje is the host of Geopolitics and Empire Podcast....

Empire of Death: America’s Moral Bankruptcy Ep. 218

https://youtu.be/7yZEk73JdVo In this episode, I take a deeper dive on my latest editorial up at the Libertarian Institute, share my experience at Chillderburg, introduce my new newsletter website, and thank several outlets that have started reprinting my Libertarian...

Year Zero

A Deep Dive w/Monica Perez

Monica Perez joined me for an in depth conversation on culture, religion, ESG, WEF, the future, and how the 21st Century is different than the 20th Century. Monica Twitter Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate...

Love and Fear w/Courtenay Turner

Courtenay and I talk ESG, intentional communities, motivations, elites, and the future. Courtenay Twitter Courtenay Turner Podcast Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

Shadowy Figures Surrounding 9/11 w/Adam Fitzgerald

Adam Fitzgerald joined me to discuss the less talked about aspects of 9/11. We spent most of our time discussing the characters involved and around the event. We could have gone for hours on this subject, but as you will hear, I hit a wall at the 2 hour mark. Adam...

A Conversation with Patrick MacFarlane

Patrick joined me again. In this episode we discuss Ukraine Russia, China, culture, democrats, republicans, and traditional family. Liberty Weekly Discord Libertarian Institute 19 Skills Pdf Autonomy Course Critical Thinking Course Donate Patreon...

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