Fergus Hodgson (page 4)

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    Harry Browne speaks the truth, all the way back in 1970. Plus, Stateless Man show round-up

    Does this sound familiar, almost prophetic? Ron Paul isn’t the only one who’s been pointing out the destabilizing impacts of inflationary bubbles, and how government officials hijack them to expand rather than restrain central bank intervention. Harry Browne was an inspirational, libertarian writer and speaker, and in…
    Fergus Hodgson, January 5, 2012
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    JLF expert recommends steps for repaying N.C.’s $2.6 billion unemployment insurance debt

    As state lawmakers grilled the head of the N.C. Division of Employment Security today on steps the state plans to take to repay $2.6 billion to the feds for unemployment insurance benefits, JLF’s Fergus Hodgson prepared to release a new report on the topic. Learn more about Hodgson’s report…
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2012
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    Personal plug: Stateless Man radio show begins tonight!

    Perhaps you’ve noticed the pretty banners in my latest articles, promoting the Overseas Radio Network, but tonight is the night! This evening I have my debut broadcast as host of the Stateless Man show, Wednesday 6 to 8pm EST. To register with ORN and listen in online,…
    Fergus Hodgson, January 4, 2012
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    Ron Paul walks the talk: Rebuttal to the Liberty Bullhorn

    A clear pattern of Ron Paul's campaign is that his staunchest critics are self-proclaimed conservatives and GOP spokesmen. This is ironic and unfortunate, because Paul, according to the American Journal of Political Science, is the most conservative congressman since 1937. As John Nichols puts it so well: Ron Paul represents the ideology that Republican insiders most fear: conservatism. Bucking the establishment line, in his long congressional career, Paul has remained steadfast to the Constitution. Not that there was any doubt about Paul's record, but the Constitution Party's 2008 presidential nominee, Chuck Baldwin, has aggressively supported and campaigned for Paul towards 2008 and 2012. And when Paul failed to receive the 2008 nomination, he reciprocated the support with his endorsement of Baldwin. The fact is that when Paul espouses a limited federal government and spending cuts, he actually means it, and he has the voting record to back it up. In doing so, however, he shows his opponents to be phonies. So the knives are out.
    Fergus Hodgson, January 3, 2012
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    What on earth is going on over in Syria? Ferg’s take with Russia Today

    To ease conflict in Syria—amidst a reported 5,000 civilian and 2,000 police and military deaths—the Arab League has sent in an observer mission. The hope is that this will bring at least some accountability to the actions of Syrian officials, and Russia Today had…
    Fergus Hodgson, December 28, 2011
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    United States of Paranoia: TSA isn’t stopping at airports

    This weekend the TSA saw fit to invade a man’s privacy at a train station in Charlotte, North Carolina. I kid you not, these TSA agents suspected the man was carrying materials for the creation of a nuclear weapon. Right, since nuclear bombs have been going off on American trains…
    Fergus Hodgson, December 27, 2011
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    Libertarianism and racism: Ron Paul leaves no doubt

    In case you’ve been confused by the not-so-recent allegations surrounding the defunct Ron Paul newsletter, here is Paul explaining just what libertarianism means with regard to the race issue. http://youtu.be/i3EADdr-5AY Further, he has written on this issue for anyone curious to look into it: “What Really Divides…
    Fergus Hodgson, December 21, 2011
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    New freedom ranking: North Carolina slipping but still admirable within national decline

    Of all American states and Canadian provinces, North Carolina is the 10th freest economically—9th within the United States. That’s according to the Fraser Institute‘s 2011 Economic Freedom of North America 90-page report, which assesses each political unit according to size of government expenditure, tax burden, and…
    Fergus Hodgson, December 20, 2011