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Origins of "Totalitarian Liberalism"

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Ron Paul traces the origins of Totalitarian "Liberalism" to Friedrich Hayek's 1944 path-breaking book, "The Road to Serfdom" which he attributes to liberal elites in Britain and the West admiration…Continue

Premature celebration

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Before popping open the champagne bottles, you should be aware that this very same professor described the Tea Party as "bigoted," "cruel," a threat to democracy" and said that it contributed to the…Continue

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"Check out my new article, "Daminatio Memoriae: Erasing the Memory of the Trump Tea Party" July 2018. twelvetablespublishers.com website."
Jul 13
Ronald T. Libby replied to Marilyn Calkins's discussion WATCH – ‘Deplorables Unite’ Video Is Spreading Like Wildfire, Trump Fans Love It!
"Check out Ronald Libby's "Les Deplorables: How the Tea Party Put Trump into Office and Rules America" 2017 www.twelvetablespublishers.com"
Jun 15, 2017
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This book has Just been release and is available in paperback and e-book at Amazon. The paperback is $12.99 and the e-book is $6.99.
Jun 9, 2017
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"Who is the artist or publication where it originally appeared?"
May 25, 2017
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"I would like to use "Les Deplorables" as the cover of my new book, "Trump's Third American Revolution" Can I get permission to use it?"
May 25, 2017
Ronald T. Libby replied to Dee's discussion White college professor: All whites ‘complicit’ in slavery
"     When I was an undergraduate in the 1960s every academic department had a wide range of opinion among the faculty. There was a "liberal" (18th Century) outlook in the true sense of the word. University administrators…"
Jul 3, 2015
Ronald T. Libby replied to Dee's discussion White college professor: All whites ‘complicit’ in slavery
"      I have taught for more than 30 years at colleges and universities in the U.S and overseas. I have found the same narrow-minded attitude among most of my American colleagues.I seem to recall that it started in the 1970s with the…"
Jul 3, 2015
Ronald T. Libby replied to Dee's discussion White college professor: All whites ‘complicit’ in slavery
"     The absuridy of this is that race is not a scientific concept as demonstrated by the Nazis and Afrikaners in South Africa. Jews, of all people, should understand that physicial characteristics do not define a population group.…"
Jul 3, 2015
Ronald T. Libby replied to Dee's discussion Teacher: I Don’t Teach Shakespeare Because He’s White
"As a university academic, I am aware of the dirty little secrets of the academy. One of them is that most English departments do not teach English. Essentially, they teach pseudo-Marxism tranlated "victim studies" highlighting the latest,…"
Jun 16, 2015
Ronald T. Libby replied to Dee's discussion Teacher: I Don’t Teach Shakespeare Because He’s White
"Well, the King James bible is written in Shakespearean English. And Shakespearean plays are universally recognized as great literature. Teachers do not have the right to decide what is great literature, history, philosophy, science or math. Their…"
Jun 15, 2015
Ronald T. Libby replied to Dee's discussion Teacher: I Don’t Teach Shakespeare Because He’s White
"One must understand that the teacher's comments are based largely upon the so-called "core curriculum" or politically correct teaching doctrine that is supported by the Democrat Party that for the most part controlled Congress since…"
Jun 15, 2015
Ronald T. Libby replied to Dee's discussion Teacher: I Don’t Teach Shakespeare Because He’s White
"That is going a bit too far. Obviously, there are enduring classics in Spanish such as Cervantes, Don Quixote, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude, As far as African literature is concerned, however, there are no…"
Jun 15, 2015
Ronald T. Libby replied to Dee's discussion Teacher: I Don’t Teach Shakespeare Because He’s White
"This view is ideological and based upon ignorance. I lived and worked at universities in the Caribbean, Africa and the Pacific Rim for year and they all taught Shakespeare for the simple and obvious reason that it is great literature. African…"
Jun 15, 2015
Ronald T. Libby replied to Dee's discussion AFTER DECLARING WAR ON TEA PARTY, KARL ROVE FRETS GOP ESTAB CANDIDATES NOT GETTING ENOUGH DONATIONS
"I would also recommend making contributions to the Senate Conservative Fund (established by Jim DeMint). It has a record of success in electing Tea Party-backed candidates such as Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul among others. Its 2014 campaign…"
Sep 21, 2014
Ronald T. Libby replied to Dee's discussion AFTER DECLARING WAR ON TEA PARTY, KARL ROVE FRETS GOP ESTAB CANDIDATES NOT GETTING ENOUGH DONATIONS
"We are being asked to contribute to a political party led by Mitch McConnell and John Boehner? Whom do they represent? What principles or policies do they follow? They have been in Congress so long that they have forgotten why ran for office in the…"
Sep 21, 2014
Ronald T. Libby replied to Dee's discussion Group Behind Perry’s Indictment Got $500K from Soros
"I understand your feelings and your point but please tone down the rhetoric. Critics of the Tea Party use these comments to support their specious contention that Tea Partiers are extreme and outside of the mainstream of American politics."
Aug 20, 2014

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New Book on the Tea Party

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 12:59pm 0 Comments

Check out Ronald Libby's new book on the Tea Party entitled, "Purging the Republican Party: Tea Party Campaigns and Elections" published by Lexington Books and scheduled for release on November 16, 2013. It is the first book to explain the Tea Party's primary strategy of defeating RINOs in Republican primaries.

New Book on the Tea Party

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 12:58pm 0 Comments

Check on Ronald Libby's new book on the Tea Party entitled, "Purging the Republican Party: Tea Party Campaigns and Elections" published by Lexington Books and scheduled for release on November 16, 2013. It is the first book to explain the Tea Party's primary strategy of defeating RINOs in Republican primaries.

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Political Cartoons by Lisa Benson

Political Cartoons by Henry Payne

ALERT ALERT

FBI Text Should Alarm Every American

Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, the reported FBI lovebirds, are the poster children for the next “Don’t Text and Investigate” public service ads airing soon at an FBI office near you.

Their extraordinary texting affair on their government phones has given the FBI a black eye, laying bare a raw political bias brought into the workplace that agents are supposed to check at the door when they strap on their guns and badges.

It is no longer in dispute that they held animus for Donald Trump, who was a subject of their Russia probe, or that they openly discussed using the powers of their office to “stop” Trumpfrom becoming president. The only question is whether any official acts they took in the Russia collusion probe were driven by those sentiments.

The Justice Department’s inspector general is endeavoring to answer that question.

For any American who wants an answer sooner, there are just five words, among the thousands of suggestive texts Page and Strzok exchanged, that you should read.

That passage was transmitted on May 19, 2017. “There’s no big there there,” Strzok texted.

The date of the text long has intrigued investigators: It is two days after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein named special counsel Robert Mueller to oversee an investigation into alleged collusion between Trump and the Russia campaign.

Since the text was turned over to Congress, investigators wondered whether it referred to the evidence against the Trump campaign.

This month, they finally got the chance to ask. Strzok declined to say — but Page, during a closed-door interview with lawmakers, confirmed in the most pained and contorted way that the message in fact referred to the quality of the Russia case, according to multiple eyewitnesses.

The admission is deeply consequential. It means Rosenstein unleashed the most awesome powers of a special counsel to investigate an allegation that the key FBI officials, driving the investigation for 10 months beforehand, did not think was “there.”

By the time of the text and Mueller’s appointment, the FBI’s best counterintelligence agents had had plenty of time to dig. They knowingly used a dossier funded by Hillary Clinton’s campaign — which contained uncorroborated allegations — to persuade the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court to issue a warrant to monitor Trump campaign adviser Carter Page (no relation to Lisa Page).

They sat on Carter Page’s phones and emails for nearly six months without getting evidence that would warrant prosecuting him. The evidence they had gathered was deemed so weak that their boss, then-FBI Director James Comey, was forced to admit to Congress after being fired by Trump that the core allegation remained substantially uncorroborated.

In other words, they had a big nothing burger. And, based on that empty-calorie dish, Rosenstein authorized the buffet menu of a special prosecutor that has cost America millions of dollars and months of political strife.

The work product Strzok created to justify the collusion probe now has been shown to be inferior: A Clinton-hired contractor produced multiple documents accusing Trump of wrongdoing during the election; each was routed to the FBI through a different source or was used to seed news articles with similar allegations that further built an uncorroborated public narrative of Trump-Russia collusion. Most troubling, the FBI relied on at least one of those news stories to justify the FISA warrant against Carter Page.

That sort of multifaceted allegation machine, which can be traced back to a single source, is known in spy craft as “circular intelligence reporting,” and it’s the sort of bad product that professional spooks are trained to spot and reject.

But Team Strzok kept pushing it through the system, causing a major escalation of a probe for which, by his own words, he knew had “no big there there.”

The answer as to why a pro such as Strzok would take such action has become clearer, at least to congressional investigators. That clarity comes from the context of the other emails and text messages that surrounded the May 19, 2017, declaration.

It turns out that what Strzok and Lisa Page were really doing that day was debating whether they should stay with the FBI and try to rise through the ranks to the level of an assistant director (AD) or join Mueller’s special counsel team.

“Who gives a f*ck, one more AD like [redacted] or whoever?” Strzok wrote, weighing the merits of promotion, before apparently suggesting what would be a more attractive role: “An investigation leading to impeachment?”

Lisa Page apparently realized the conversation had gone too far and tried to reel it in. “We should stop having this conversation here,” she texted back, adding later it was important to examine “the different realistic outcomes of this case.”

A few minutes later Strzok texted his own handicap of the Russia evidence: “You and I both know the odds are nothing. If I thought it was likely, I’d be there no question. I hesitate in part because of my gut sense and concern there’s no big there there.”

So the FBI agents who helped drive the Russia collusion narrative — as well as Rosenstein’s decision to appoint Mueller — apparently knew all along that the evidence was going to lead to “nothing” and, yet, they proceeded because they thought there was still a possibility of impeachment.

Impeachment is a political outcome. The only logical conclusion, then, that congressional investigators can make is that political bias led these agents to press an investigation forward to achieve the political outcome of impeachment, even though their professional training told them it had “no big there there.”

And that, by definition, is political bias in action.

How concerned you are by this conduct is almost certainly affected by your love or hatred for Trump. But put yourself for a second in the hot seat of an investigation by the same FBI cast of characters: You are under investigation for a crime the agents don’t think occurred, but the investigation still advances because the desired outcome is to get you fired from your job.

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 Trump Poised To Take
 Control Of The Federal Reserve 

  • The Fed doesn’t stabilize markets and money — it does the opposite
  • President Trump sharply criticized the Federal Reserve this week, saying interest rate increases are hurting the economy.
  • Trump will have the opportunity to fashion the central bank in the image he would like as he has four vacancies to fill on the board of governors.
  • The result could be a more politicized Fed.

President Donald Trump has multiple reasons as to why he should take control of the Federal Reserve. He will do so both because he can and because his broader policies argue that he should do so. The president is anti-overregulating American industry. The Fed is a leader in pushing stringent regulation on the nation. By raising interest rates and stopping the growth in the money supply it stands in the way of further growth in the American economy.

First, He Can

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve is required to have seven members. It has three. Two of the current governors were put into their position by President Trump. Two more have been nominated by the president and are awaiting confirmation by the Senate. After these two are put on the Fed’s board, the president will then nominate two more to follow them. In essence, it is possible that six of the seven Board members will be put in place by Trump.

The Federal Open Market Committee has 12 members and sets the nation’s monetary policy. Seven of the 12 are the members of the Board of Governors. Five additional are Federal Reserve district bank presidents. Other than the head of the Fed bank in New York, who was nominated by the president, the other four can only take their positions as district bank presidents if the board in Washington agrees to their hiring. One of these, the Fed Bank president in Minneapolis, Neel Kashkari, is already arguing for no further rate increases.

Second, Regulation

Following the passage of the Dodd Frank Act in July 2010, the Fed was given enormous power to regulate the banking industry. It moved quickly to implement a number of new rules. The Fed set up a system that would penalize banks that failed to obey its new rules. These rules included setting limits as to how big an individual bank could be; how much money the banks had to invest in fed funds and Treasurys as a percent of their assets; which loans were desirable and which were not; where the banks had to obtain their funding and many, many, more up to and including how much a bank could pay its investors in dividends.

These rules have meaningfully slowed bank investments in the economy (the Volcker Rule) and they have had a crippling effect on bank lending in the housing markets (other agencies have had an impact here also).

Thus, of all of the government agencies the Fed has been possibly the most restrictive. The president has already moved to correct these excesses by putting in place a new Fed Governor (Randal Quarles) to regulate the banking industry.

Three, Killing Economic Growth

In the second quarter of 2018, the growth in non-seasonally adjusted money supply (M2) has been zero. That’s right, the money supply did not grow at all. This is because the Fed is shrinking its balance sheet ultimately by $50 billion per month. In addition, the Fed has raised interest rates seven times since Q4 2015. Supposedly there are five more rate increases coming.

This is the tightest monetary policy since Paul Volcker headed the institution in the mid-1980s. It will be recalled his policies led to back-to-back recessions. Current Fed monetary policy is directly in conflict with the president’s economic goals.

Moreover, the Treasury is estimating it will pay $415 billion in interest on the federal debt in this fiscal year. A better estimate might be $450 billion if rates keep going up. There are a lot of bridges and tunnels and jobs that could be created with this money.

Then there is inflation. It is likely to rise if the Fed eases its policies. If that happens paying down the federal debt becomes easier. On a less desirable note, higher interest rates lower real estate values. Lower rates that stimulate inflation increase real estate values.

Bottom Line

The president can and will take control of the Fed. It may be recalled when the law was written creating the Federal Reserve the secretary of the Treasury was designated as the head of the Federal Reserve. We are going to return to that era. Like it or not the Fed is about to be politicized.

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