empire revoltA massive shift is brewing.  A major percentage of the American people are sick and tired of being fleeced by government gone wild.   You can’t see this shift within mainstream media reportage, and certainly there’s a major percentage of the population that has indeed adopted a strategy of tending to day-to-day life in the hopes of not being the nail that sticks out that gets hammered down.  But make no mistake, Ron Paul’s “Campaign For Liberty” is a perfect example of a rising tide of millions of Americans that have simply had enough.  The movement is demanding a return to the principals that made this nation great; sound economics, sound money, a return to real capitalism and not crony capitalism and the feeding of a parasitic finance oligarchy that has metastasized into a cancer partially responsible for the eventual loss of the U.S. dollar’s exorbitant privilege.
What happened this week is not a sign of weakness.  It’s a sign America is coming to terms with reality.  We have a choice.  We can elect to be honest about what we have done to our economy, particularly with debt and insane financialization.   We can elect to have a sober relationship with the international community that guards our interests while jettisoning delusions of empire and it’s untenable financial burden.  We can elect to do away with the facilitated empowerment of radicalism that feeds the so-called war on terrorism and stop creating terrorists as a byproduct of our foreign policy.  We can elect to embrace sane economic liberalization without furthering crony capitalism, and the need for a domestic nascent police state to protect the powers that be.  We can elect to restore the rule of law and the Bill of Rights and restore faith in our institutions and society. 
Alternatively, we can slide down the path of all empires of old.

Biden Brennan oathAs SD readers already knew, it appears that Rand Paul was 100% correct in his fears that incoming CIA Director John Brennan and the rest of the Obama Administration plan on using drone technology to target and murder American citizens without due process.

VP Joe Biden swore in Brennan on Friday in an extraordinary way.  In an unprecedented request, Brennan and the Obama Administration requested that Brennan be sworn in on an original draft of the US Constitution, dated in 1787 and written by George Washington.
The problem?  Noticeably absent from the draft is the Bill of Rights which were enacted in 1791.

Biden gun controlMoments ago on MSNBC, VP Biden announced that President Obama is considering going after the 2nd amendment via executive order. 
Biden, who is scheduled to meet with execs from the NRA Thursday, stated that President Obama is going to act, and that executive orders and executive action can be taken.

If team Obama/Biden are not merely bluffing regarding an executive order, it is looking more likely by the day that Obama could literally instigate the 2nd Civil War.

Biden’s full comments below:

Ron PaulBy Ron Paul:

As I prepare to retire from Congress, I’d like to suggest a few New Year’s resolutions for my colleagues to consider.  For the sake of liberty, peace, and prosperity I certainly hope more members of Congress consider the strict libertarian constitutional approach to government in 2013.

In just a few days, Congress will solemnly swear to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against ALL enemies, foreign and domestic.  They should reread Article 1 Section 8 and the Bill of Rights before taking such a serious oath.  Most legislation violates key provisions of the Constitution in very basic ways, and if members can’t bring themselves to say no in the face of pressure from special interests, they have broken trust with their constituents and violated their oaths. Congress does not exist to serve special interests, it exists to protect the rule of law.


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On December 17th, we warned SD readers that Senator Feinstein was drafting the most draconian anti-2nd amendment legislation imaginable, and that the Obama administration had its sights set on instigating the 2nd American Revolution by going after 100 million Americans’ guns.
Der Führer in Chief was on Meet the Press Sunday, and to no surprise, Obama stated he is putting his full weight behind Feinstein’s bill, which criminalizes the possession, use, and sale of nearly all guns.
Obama stated that “I’m going to be putting forward a package and I’m going to be putting my full weight behind it…
I’m going to be making an argument to the American people about why this is important and why we have to do everything we can to make sure that something like what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary does not happen again.

Translation: The most important right guaranteed by the Bill of Rights is about to come under direct attack by the resident Kenyan at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.