I hear people all the time griping about the people in Washington never being able to come together to get things done. But most people have a hard time realizing that this is by design. Compromise is what we see too much of in Washington—people not sticking to their convictions. The left want social benefits and (with exception of Obama) less war, the right wants war and less social benefits. So what always happens is compromise. The left drops their convictions on less war in order to get the right to drop it’s convictions on less social benefits. So we end up with both parties agreeing to vote on spending measures that appease each other’s wants while turning a blind eye on everything else.
The Constitution, with its system of checks and balances, not only allows for gridlock, it practically guarantees some degree of it. The Founders knew that gridlock can be a very good thing. If nothing can be agreed upon in Washington, harm to the country is limited.
I’m so excited and can’t wait to watch the results of the Iowa Caucus come in tonight! I’m just hoping there isn’t any fraud with counting the votes. Go Ron Paul!
If you follow politics at all, and have studied history, especially the GOP, you’ll notice that the party today hardly resembles the principles that the party was based on in the past. That’s ultimately because during the Wilsonian era of the party, the party lost it’s core convictions, it’s priciples, and it’s way…completely. The conservatives today, debating fiscal conservatism, values, etc., are not Conservatives at all. They are Neoconservatives. All of that said with one exception, Ron Paul.
Here is a brief summary of the general understanding of what neocons believe:
- They agree with Trotsky on permanent revolution, violent as well as intellectual.
- They are for redrawing the map of the Middle East and are willing to use force to do so.
- They believe in preemptive war to achieve desired ends.
- They accept the notion that the ends justify the means–that hardball politics is a moral necessity.
- They express no opposition to the welfare state.
- They are not bashful about an American empire; instead they strongly endorse it.
- They believe lying is necessary for the state to survive.
- They believe a powerful federal government is a benefit.
- They believe pertinent facts about how a society should be run should be held by the elite and withheld from those who do not have the courage to deal with it.
- They believe neutrality in foreign affairs is ill advised.
- They hold Leo Strauss in high esteem.
- They believe imperialism, if progressive in nature, is appropriate.
- Using American might to force American ideals on others is acceptable. Force should not be limited to the defense of our country.
- 9/11 resulted from the lack of foreign entanglements, not from too many.
- They dislike and despise libertarians (therefore, the same applies to all strict constitutionalists.)
- They endorse attacks on civil liberties, such as those found in the Patriot Act, as being necessary.
- They unconditionally support Israel and have a close alliance with the Likud Party.
A huge thanks to the friendly staff at Ron Paul’s DC Congressional office when we stopped by on our recent trip, and of course to Ron Paul for the amazing job you do for not just your constituents but for every single American across this nation. Our Founders would be so proud to see you defending Liberty and the Constitution with the honesty and integrity that you have for your entire public career! The autographed photo really made my day!
A day spent touring the Library of Congress, US Capital Building and Supreme Court, and visiting Tom Graves and Ron Paul’s Congressional Offices.
A few photos from this set
Four years ago, the Federal Reserve was completely unheard of in the news. Now that’s absolutely not the case. Thanks to the awakening of the masses of how much this private institution is effecting our nation daily, it’s becoming the heart of the talks of our nation’s problems, as it rightfully should be. Simply put, without the Federal Reserve, your dollar would buy more, we wouldn’t be extending ourselves into pointless nation-building wars, and we wouldn’t be faced with bubbles such as the housing bubble that has put so many in forclosure.
The poll below that Fox News had up shows who the country thought won the debate. With Fox News’ slogan being “Fair and Unbiased” you’d think they would refrain from being unfair and biased, but that of course never holds true to the mainstream media. Shortly after Ron Paul dominated their online poll for the winner of the debate, they simply removed it from their site (about an hour after it was up) and from what I’ve seen, have made no mention of it nor him winning the debate and poll. He only had 4.5 minutes to speak, yet he slaughtered the competitors in the poll. Not bad for a so called “long shot,” eh?
It’s quite a while until the 2012 elections, but like Ron Paul mentioned recently in a video, the money raised during this time is worth 5x that that’s raised towards the end. So knowing that, I proudly made a donation towards Liberty today! It’s time to beat the establishment!
I definitely recommend this book to anyone (so everyone) that enjoys the freedoms (even if they are ever decreasing) that we all have and anyone that would like to open their eyes to some of the truths that are always bent or portrayed falsely by our misleading media.
The events that we’re experiencing now, have been, and will be in the near future, are waking people up. And I can only hope that between now and the 2012 elections, this awakening continues to spread at a pace that’s even greater than the greatness that it is today. I encourage everyone to read up on the Federal Reserve, inflation, and our failed policies, both foreign and domestic, of the past century, and realize that we simply cannot continue on the path that we are with more and more empty promises and so called change. The only change that we need now, is to limit the Government’s role in our lives and constrain it back down to it’s limited role as defined in the Constitution.
We’ve been speculating on it since the last election, but it looks like it’s finally official. Ron Paul launched his Presidential Exploratory Committee today for 2012, and it looks like we the people have one last chance to save our great republic. Ron Paul stands for the great principles our nation was founded on, and has always taken his Oath to defend the Constitution seriously; whereas our other elected officials and presidents clearly have not.
Whether you’re a Republican or Democrat doesn’t matter. This next election has to be a vote for principle. A vote for liberty. A vote for real change—change away from big government, unconstitutional wars, and unsound monetary policy, and back to that limited role of government that the founders envisioned and originally set up.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. —