By Patriot Dr. Ron Paul
July 4, 2017 - As Independence Day comes around again we should spend a few moments between barbecue and fireworks to think about the meaning of Independence. The colonists who rebelled against the British Crown were, among other things, unhappy about taxation. Yet as economist Gary North points out, the total burden of British imperial taxation was about one-to-two percent of national income.
Some 241 years later, Washington claims more of our money as its own than King George could have ever imagined. What do we get in this bargain? We get a federal government larger and more oppressive than before 1776, a government that increasingly views us as the enemy.
NEW YORK (PNN) - July 1, 2017 - Among the most oft-repeated claims of the entire Russia election hacking scandal is that of absolute unanimity among Fascist Police States of Amerika intelligence agencies, with media and politicians regularly claiming, “all 17 (FPSA) intelligence agencies have agreed that Russia tried to influence the 2016 election to benefit Donald Trump.”
It’s not true.
BARCELONA, Catalonia (PNN) - July 4, 2017 - Catalonia will declare independence immediately if a majority of the Spanish region's voters opt for independence in a Scotland-style referendum called for in October, its ruling coalition said Tuesday.
"If the majority of votes are for creating a Catalan republic, obviously independence will have to be declared immediately," said Gabriela Serra, a member of the separatist coalition that governs Catalonia.
VIENNA, Austria (PNN) - July 4, 2017 - Austria has deployed armored vehicles close to its border with Italy and will send up to 750 soldiers to block any migrants trying to head north, the government announced.
The move reflects deep concern in Vienna and elsewhere in Europe over the huge number of asylum seekers who continue to cross the Mediterranean from Libya - so far this year more than 85,000 have been rescued and brought to Italy.
But it prompted a rebuke from Rome, with the Italian foreign ministry summoning Austria’s ambassador to explain the beefing up of border security. Italy has warned in the past that such measures would contravene EU rules on free movement.
Says the Constitution is a shield from the tyranny of the majority.
SAN FRANCISCO, Kalifornia (PNN) - July 6, 2017 - It’s no secret that people on the left have a disdain for our representative form of government. That’s why they threw such a big fit over the Electoral College system after the last election. They don’t like the idea that laws and elections aren’t determined by the will of the majority, and they don’t recognize how dangerous that would be for everyone’s freedom (or worse, in some cases they know exactly how dangerous it would be).
Took place at home of secretary of Pope Francis key adviser.
VATICAN CITY (PNN) - July 5, 2017 - Vatican police have broken up a homosexual orgy at the home of the secretary to one of Pope Francis’ key advisers.
The flat belonged to the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which is in charge of tackling clerical sexual abuse.
When police showed up, they found drugs and a group of men engaged in sexual activity.