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Ron Paul, the former 12-term Congressman and Presidential candidate, takes a candid look at Americas increasingly dysfunctional political system. Drawing on his 24 years in Congress, he highlights the need to rein in unchecked government power. The author of numerous #1 New York Times bestselling books, Dr. Paul is a leading advocate for individual liberty, privacy, limited constitutional government, low taxes and spending, free markets, restrained foreign policy, and sound money.
What will the economy be like in the New Year? Sr. Fellow Benjamin Powell appears on Fox Business Network's "The Independents" show to give his impressions of the deficit, bureaucracies, and economic recovery. Powell talks about long term trends and says Big Government policies are effecting the outlook and the "New Normal" in the economy.
Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich, appeared on "The Daily Ledger" show on One America TV News Network. The discussion ranges from Second Amendment rights and concealed weapons permits, to gun registration and ultimately gun confiscation by German officials in the 1930s and 1940s.
Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich, was interviewed on the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) about gun registration laws in Germany after World War I. These laws were eventually used by the Nazi party to disarm Jews and others they deemed Enemies of the State. Halbrook, a constitutional lawyer who has argued Second Amendment cases in front of the Supreme Court, says our protections against such actions should be recognized and appreciated while we learn from history.