Archive for the ‘Congress’ Category

Republican Senator Mike Lee suggests Donald Trump could kill the Republican Party

Originally published at Rare As an original tea party organizer, I participated in our movement’s growth from an act of street protest into an organized, albeit decentralized political force. By 2010, we had managed to elect some of the most impressive liberty Republicans seen in generations. I was optimistic. Rand Paul, Justin Amash, Raul Labrador, […]

Democrats stayed up all night fighting to expand unconstitutional Bush-era powers

Originally published at Rare I’m months from my thirtieth year on this earth, and starting to feel old. Before you get offended by this, consider that when I was in college, Democrats were the anti-war party. I mean a let’s-reject-Hillary-for-Obama-because-he’s-anti-war kind of party. Code Pink was essentially mainstream on the left a decade ago. George […]

Rand Paul wants to end the draft as a tribute to Muhammad Ali

Originally published at Rare The death of Muhammad Ali has reignited a debate about the outspoken athlete’s legacy, particularly his famous refusal to be drafted to fight in the Vietnam War. Now, Rand Paul is getting in on the discussion. Paul recently introduced an amendment to the annual National Defense Authorization Act that would end […]

Rand Paul is working to end the draft—among other things libertarians will love

Originally published at Rare Rand Paul’s 2016 presidential race may be a historical footnote, but the senator libertarians know and love is back at it as Congress works through its annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which is passed yearly to allocate defense spending. As civil liberties advocates will recall, the NDAA was controversially used […]

How Rand Paul plans to stop the sale of U.S. weapons to Pakistan

Originally published at Rare Senator Rand Paul is about to introduce a creative resolution that would halt U.S. arms sales to the government of Pakistan. “This power hasn’t been used since the Reagan administration,” Paul told Rare, citing a 1986 push to stop arms salesto Saudi Arabia. Sen. Paul said it’s dangerous for the U.S. government to […]