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Congress Considers the Draft

Yes, “mandatory national service” is a live topic — again! Mandatory National Service? on Vimeo. But the situation is not hopeless. This is not a “done deal.” Indeed, there is something you can do to prevent universal, intersex/all-gender mandatory conscription. Click here to find out more. Why not click right

The Coming Draft?

With talk of forcing young people to provide a year of “national service” to the government, why was Paul Jacob offering this exalted congressionally-established Commission advice about their website address?You must watch to discover.Sure, Congress may not be quite on the verge of legislating a mandatory year of national service

Direct Democracy, Italian- and American-style

Last week your Common Sense correspondent was in Italy sharing perspectives on a freer future at the 2018 Global Forum on Direct Democracy:  And here he is giving a short talk on the struggles of the citizens of Nashville:  The two videos from the second day of the

Happy 35th Birthday Edward Snowden!

Happy Birthday, Mr. Snowden!

This week, Edward Snowden turned 35 — making him old enough to run for the U.S. presidency next election cycle! (Call that a “Fun Fact.”) But he is stuck in Russia, an exile from the country whose Constitution — and the people whose freedoms — he did more to save

Liberty Under Trump

Here is a fairly long interview with This Is Common Sense’s Paul Jacob, from a recent radio show: The first 33 minutes give a pretty coherent picture of the politics of common sense today. If you stop there, no one would think ill of you.

Why Direct Democracy?

Last week, Paul attended an international conference on direct democracy. Listen and compare rationales: If you speak Spanish, or are a monolingual English-speaking absurdist, you might enjoy this translated version.

The Media Helped Elect Trump

From an interview on Swiss public television, Paul Jacob explains the Trump victory for concerned Europeans: An article featuring Paul can be found here: “Election upset to boost direct democracy in US.” Paul is scheduled to return to his home soil next week.

Video: They Must Suffer

Paul Jacob discusses the incentives and disincentives for politicians to serve the public. With some focus, this episode, on the Democratic Party. CSV20160613-They Must Suffer from Paul Jacob on Vimeo.

Video: Political Party Truth Time

In the last few weeks we have learned how wrong much of what we are told about who legally and effectively picks the presidential candidates in the major political parties. Who has an interest in not telling the truth, and undermining the integrity of America’s political parties?

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