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“World War II”

Opposing War and a Military Draft

War is the health of the state. A military draft is repugnant to the very notions of individual liberty, freedom, and peace. The fact that a high level general in the U.S. military is calling for a reinstatement of the draft is very frightening and cannot be ignored. Tweet

Hermann Göring: Explaining the Nature of War at the Nuremberg Trials

Hermann Göring was one of the founders of the Gestapo in 1930′s Germany, and was a leading military commander of the Nazi’s air forces leading up to and during the beginning of World War II. In addition, Göring was essentially Hitler’s successor and second-in-command for the majority of Hitler’s reign as Chancellor. This telling quote from Göring [...]

Hemp for Victory (1942 USDA Film)

Hemp for Victory was a 13 minute propaganda-esque film released by the United States Department of Agriculture in 1942, urging U.S. farmers to grow industrial hemp for the war effort. Of course, it was just five years earlier in 1937 when the anti-Cannabis campaign efforts of Harry Anslinger and the Bureau of Narcotics successfully culminated [...]

Using Hemp for Building and Insulation

Just a few of the products hemp is capable of making. Due to excessive regulations and abstract and inane laws (if not outright prohibition as in the U.S.), countries that have somewhat legalized hemp still heavily limit the amount of hemp that is able to be grown and processed into products such as textiles, building [...]

Ron Paul on Blowback, Foreign Policy, and Peace

Blowback is a term used by the CIA to explain unintended, harmful consequences of military action (particularly aggressive action). Ron Paul is the only presidential contender who truly understands blowback and why current U.S. foreign policy endangers the national security of the U.S. Tweet