Interview: Ron Paul Talks Tulsi Gabbard, #TrumpRecession, and Bitcoin

Ron Paul
Mason Mohon, Othman Mekhloufi and Indri Schaelicke | Clute, Texas

71 Republic had the great pleasure of interviewing Dr. Ron Paul this past week. Ron Paul is a two-time former presidential candidate, served as a U.S. Representative over several terms, and is a staunch defender of libertarian ideals. He was a Representative for Texas’s 22nd congressional district from 1976 to 1977 and again from 1979 to 1985, and for Texas’s 14th congressional district from 1997 to 2013.

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Privatizing the Oceans Could End Environmental Destruction

Privatizing the world's oceans would end environmental destruction tragedy of the commons
Indri Schaelicke | @ISchaelicke

The year is 2031. A year has passed since the UN’s deadline to save the earth from irreversible climate change was reached. Oily, sticky, pungent air sits clumped motionless in heavy clouds just 10 feet off the ground. Skyscrapers pierce through the dark heavens and continue on into nothingness. They extend infinitely into black holes of sky, only to be lost by the human eye in a sea of polluted air.

Meanwhile, all sorts of sea life are being harmed by immense islands of garbage floating aimlessly in the oceans. Death tolls of fish, birds, turtles, and sea lion are a daily scene on the news. Garbage disposal companies blatantly dump millions of pounds of trash into the oceans each day, and no one is forced to atone for their environmental sins. This is the tragedy of the commons. How do we solve it? By privatizing the oceans.

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“Audit the FED” Bill Co-Sponsored by Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard has recently co-sponsored Thomas Massie's bill that would Audit the FED.
Indri Schaelicke | @ISchaelicke

Speaking to libertarian media outlet We Are Change, Kentucky Representative Thomas Massie said that Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard had signed on as a co-sponsor to a bill that would audit the Federal Reserve. Gabbard is just one of four Democratic co-sponsors to the bill, while there are 80 Republican co-sponsors.

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Arizona Sells Disabled Vet Jim Boerner’s Home Over $236 Tax Debt

Jim Boerner faces the risk of losing his home for failing to pay his taxes.
Indri Schaelicke | @ISchaelicke

A disabled vet is close to losing his home after it was auctioned off by the Maricopa County Sherriff’s office. Jim Boerner, a veteran disabled in an Air Force training exercise in 1991, learned of the sale of his home when a Deputy knocked on his door. He was informed that he owed $236 in taxes but was confused as he thought he had paid them off.

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Hong Kong Police Assault Female Protester: VIDEO

Hong Kong police have cracked down on the protesting masses with violence and a new video shows a horrific example.
Indri Schaelicke | @ISchaelicke

A video has surfaced on Reddit showing Hong Kong police physically assaulting a female protestor. It appears to show cops throwing the woman to the ground before another sprays pepper spray in her face from mere feet away. The woman held her hands in the air in surrender during the entire confrontation. Hong Kong is currently experiencing widespread political protests.

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