Saturday, February 16, 2008

It's Time to Wake Up

I got into a discussion yesterday with a co-worker who feels very passionately about various social issues on the table during this Presidential election season. While I admire her passion, I was reminded that there are many people in this country who are unable to see the forest for the trees when it comes to the state of this country. Many do not realize that, unless some very fundamental issues are handled, the very things they feel so passionate about will soon become the least of their worries. Unless things change, we will all have much greater assaults on our personal freedoms to worry about. Some are already taking place.

I doubt that anyone reading this would eagerly volunteer to live in a country like Communist Russia in its "hey day" with its gulags and KGB looking over their shoulder. I also seriously doubt anyone would want to go back to the land of the Third Reich during its most "prosperous" years while it invaded countries throughout Europe and exterminated anyone they deemed to be inferior or in opposition to its goals or ideals. However, today, our country is on the fast track to just such a society. A society where personal freedoms are a thing of the past and where the state governs every move you make, every decision you make, and every thought you think.

How does a country get to this point and how do we reverse this trend? Well, here's how:

Thursday, February 14, 2008

What if the Government Managed Your Finances?

Scary thought, huh? Given the fact that this country is $9 trillion dollars in debt and counting and relies on the slave labor of its citizens and loans from foreign countries to survive, I don't think they are a wise choice.

All but one of the current presidential candidates promise to continue with this current trend. The only one who totally understands what is needed to get us out of this mess and who promises to stop this fasttrack to bankruptcy is Congressman Ron Paul:

"Working Americans like lower taxes. So do I. Lower taxes benefit all of us, creating jobs and allowing us to make more decisions for ourselves about our lives.

Whether a tax cut reduces a single mother’s payroll taxes by $40 a month or allows a business owner to save thousands in capital gains taxes and hire more employees, that tax cut is a good thing. Lower taxes allow more spending, saving, and investing which helps the economy — that means all of us.

Real conservatives have always supported low taxes and low spending.

But today, too many politicians and lobbyists are spending America into ruin. We are nine trillion dollars in debt as a nation. Our mounting government debt endangers the financial future of our children and grandchildren. If we don’t cut spending now, higher taxes and economic disaster will be in their future — and yours.

In addition, the Federal Reserve, our central bank, fosters runaway debt by increasing the money supply — making each dollar in your pocket worth less. The Fed is a private bank run by unelected officials who are not required to be open or accountable to “we the people.”

Worse, our economy and our very independence as a nation is increasingly in the hands of foreign governments such as China and Saudi Arabia, because their central banks also finance our runaway spending.

We cannot continue to allow private banks, wasteful agencies, lobbyists, corporations on welfare, and governments collecting foreign aid to dictate the size of our ballooning budget. We need a new method to prioritize our spending. It’s called the Constitution of the United States."

Monday, February 11, 2008

McCain Says "I disagree with what most of the American people want."

The focus of this blog is to educate others on the views of Presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul. The following video, however, needs to be spread far and wide. In this video, you not only get a glimpse of where this country would be headed if Senator John McCain were to be elected as President, but it also shows him state that he disagrees with what most of the American people want.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Ron Paul is Going Strong

Some media sources are reporting that the Ron Paul campaign is loosing steam. This is very far from the truth. In fact, it's now really starting to pick up momentum. The following post from the Ron Paul campaign headquarters blog explains:

This Candidate Doesn’t Quit
February 9th, 2008 by Dan McCarthy

A few news sources are misreporting Ron Paul’s e-mail from last night. The presidential campaign is not ending, not being suspended, and not even drawing down. It’s slimming down and ramping up — with over twenty states having already voted, we’ve shed staff, and we’re concentrating financial and organization resources on the remaining states. We’re going to the convention, and we’re fighting for every vote and every National Delegate along the way.

Republicans do not want John McCain to be their nominee. He has only been able to become the front-runner because the field was so divided and because he’s a media darling. We can see just how unpopular McCain is in the heartland by his performance in the Kansas caucuses today. Kansans resoundingly rejected the Arizona senator, and McCain’s big wins so far have mostly been in blue states — states he won’t win in November if, heaven forbid, he’s the Republican nominee.

Republicans want and need an alternative. Some people think Mike Huckabee provides an alternative to McCain. But Huckabee, who now tries to sound like Ron Paul when he talks about abolishing the IRS, raised taxes in Arkansas and vastly expanded spending in that state when he was its governor. Huckabee is no alternative at all. Ron Paul, on the other hand, has never voted for a tax increase, never voted for an unbalanced budget or for an unconstitutional war or government program.

At stake here is not just the Republican nomination — which McCain still has not locked up — but the future of the Republican Party and, much more importantly, the future of our liberties. We have to organize in every single state, including the ones that have already voted in the primaries and caucuses, to continue the fight to take back the Republican Party and to ensure that Ron Paul’s principles, the principles of Washington and Jefferson, prevail. For the sake of that cause, Ron Paul’s campaign continues, all the way to the convention.