Posts tagged Ron Paul
The excellent Ben Swann reports in the below video on Romney and Obama’s claims about the economy, our deficit, and how they plan to reduce it.
After listening to their plans to cut and keep certain programs; but never deal with our insanely over-funded and counter productive military presence around the world, or the entrenched but thoroughly un-Constitutional departments of commerce, education, energy, etc., neither candidate comes up with numbers stand up under fire.
Who did come up with a plan to reduce the deficit by $1T first-year, cut back our military offense while maintaining our defense, give young people a way out of the Social Security Ponzi Pit and BALANCE THE BUDGET in three years!?
Readers of this blog will likely not wonder long to come up with the answer: the honorable and wise, Dr. Ron Paul. Ben Swann reported on Dr. Paul’s plan a few months back as well.
The majority of people, and certainly popular economists and politicians, constantly urge us to support government economic interventions, bailouts, and Federal Reserve monetary massages to “save us from another Great Depression.”
But what if their valiant brilliance is steadily drowning us in a sea of paper money and debt instead of energizing our economy? What if there are other schools of thought that show us a clear and proven path out of our economic trauma?
Enter Austrian Economics and the counter-intuitive power of freedom.
Freedom: yes, it is an amazing speech from Braveheart, but is it also the root of economic prosperity?
No! Freedom in the hands of greedy capitalist pigs who are willing to pillage and destroy the planet is our greatest enemy! Without the government to protect us we’re all screwed! -Samantha Statist
Well, yes, people can be greedy, and certainly capitalists have done harm to the planet; but you must ask yourself: who gave them that power? Was it the government and their apathy towards property rights? And specifically to finance: was it the government that mandated banks to lend massive quantities of money to people without financial aptitude and ability to repay? Was it the government that lowered interest rates so low that borrowing and spending money was as easy as breathing and as exciting as binge drinking in Atlantic City?
When the federal government spends more each year than it collects in tax revenues, it has three choices: It can raise taxes, print money, or borrow money. While these actions may benefit politicians, all three options are bad for average Americans. -Ron Paul
If you have eyes and ears, you are painfully aware of our economic problems. How to solve them requires listening to the people who saw this coming—hint: there’s a dozen or so collected in the superb soon-to-be-released documentary The Bubble.
Check the interview below for an introduction to the driven, talented and wise beyond his years Director, Mr. Jimmy Morrison—and lookout for the film when it drops in the upcoming months.
…but is it really just because of an indescribably awful movie?
Or is it because of blowback and the obvious consequences produced by the arrogant, violent, mostly unprovoked actions of our military that occupies The Middle East and the world at large?
Have there been plenty of crazy Arab attacks over “acts of Mohammed humiliation?” Absolutely. But we must remember the effects of our presence in the area; you certainly aren’t going to hear them in the media that seeks to rally us into a fervor to support yet another war.
Even good ol’ Noam Chomsky chimes in on the topic citing government documents to back up the theory.
Dr. Paul nails it in the vid below while Mr. Soetoro closes with his unique brand of handsome hubris: “We are the one indespensible nation in the world.” Wow.
After the ridiculous farce and fraud that was the RNC, seven-time Presidential advisor Doug Wead gives his thoughts on the events, their repercussions, and the future.
Ben Swann does a great job describing the (criminal?) circus here.
He remains optimistic for the future, but realistic about the corrupt state of The Republican party.
Why am I surprised?
The blatant disregard for rules, voting procedures and integrity has shown through at The RNC and the reality of Romney-Ryan 2012 is clear: we’re going to do whatever we want, whenever we want, because we can, to get elected and screw over the voting rights of Americans.
God bless ‘em.
If they win, expect to hear a lot of the same crap Obama said about Bush and why the economy didn’t recover. “If only Obama hadn’t screwed up so bad, we would be out of this mess.” Blah blah blah. One man was different but because he didn’t want to bomb the world he was shut out and cast aside. History will show the truth, what ever it may be.
The future will be bright, but our politicians are unlikely to deliver us from evil. Only God will do that, and apparently—although he chose Ron to show us many things—he hasn’t chosen him to be the savior we’d hoped he was.
Patience, prayer and passion will get us where we want to go.
The below article from Iowa delegate and witness to the madness Angie Davis is very “interesting.”
Naturally, Romney has said he doesn’t know anything about these and other shenanigans, but, that is statistically improbably, if not impossible.
GOP Destroys Integrity of National Convention, Flagrantly Cheats Ron Paul Out of Nomination
via The Unconventional Conservative
“It is not because men’s desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.”
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty
I am so frustrated and angry with the blatant cheating that went on at the Republican National Convention in Tampa today. I am ashamed of my national party’s actions. I sat openmouthed, flabbergasted, appalled at the actions that they took to shut the liberty folks out.
Look…maybe Ron Paul had no chance to win. Romney had more delegates (though some ofthose were seated by deception and coercion.) That is not the point now. Do we, as Republicans, have so little respect for others that it is okay to cheat a 30 year Republican Congressman out of a legitimate nomination that he earned? By following the rules, no less?
Is it also okay that we completely ignore the will of the elected delegates who have achieved plurality and submitted nomination papers? Those papers were delivered to Preibus by Iowa’s Lieutenant Governor, Kim Reynolds, the Convention Secretary, over an hour before the call for nomination, the rolling roll call. She claims that it was her job to accept and deliver them, and that anything after that was the will of the Republican National Committee. Therefore, the will of the RNC was to cheat Ron Paul out of a legitimate nomination and to break their own rules.
Anyone concerned about the growth of government, taxes, and prosperity should take account of the importance of our currency in the equation.
“It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking.” -Ron Paul
A very interesting interview with founder of Jews for Ron Paul, Walter Block, PhD. Dr. Block is a very interesting man, libertarian philosopher and Austrian School economist whose views are frank, refreshing and optimistic.
Efficient, low-price commerce depends on the ability of consumers and businesses to interact freely, competition and the resulting price information. Only a free market of consumers and service providers can create this.