It’s Time for Substance
In the 2012 presidential election corny phrases like, “Let’s get America working again,” or, “Jobs, jobs, jobs,” are passed off as well-reasoned statements. Is this how the American people want to be treated? Are we so shallow that we can’t even spend a little time to educate ourselves why the economy is in miserable shape, the dollar is continually devalued, and sensibly consider why the U.S. is seen as an imperialist state overseas? We are not dealing with minor issues; the bulk of the government as we know it is out of control, diminishing liberty domestically and abroad.
The federal government is now threatening to seize the property of individuals selling state-approved medical marijuana in California.
The federal government is preventing the sale and consumption of raw milk; even forcing dairy farmers to dump their raw milk rather than sell it.
An American citizen, after being placed on a CIA hit list, was assassinated by the federal government without any legal procedure before or after the assassination. So much for the due process rights guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution.
Are we so naive to think that these are mere one-time abuses from the federal government? People are yearning to make their own choices, take responsibility of their lives, and bring true change to their communities, America, and the world as a whole. Yet what has the federal government done? It has prevented the peaceful exchange of products here in America, such as raw milk. It taxes us and expects us to pay for record debt and deficits accumulated by both Republicans and Democrats. The federal government taxes us, prints money through the Federal Reserve, and borrows funds from China to fund endless invasions and unconstitutional wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan, and Libya.
People are fed up, yet somehow still expect redemption from politicians who promise to merely tinker around the edges. These politicians promise to maybe, someday, balance the budget. They promise that maybe, one day, the wars will be brought to an end. They promise that maybe, somehow, the Federal Reserve will stop manipulating the economy at the expense of the common people. How many times do we need to go around in circles before we realize that we need an intellectual revolution to change this notion that a bloated government knows best? How many more innocent lives need to be lost overseas before we recognize that our foreign policy is one of an authoritarian empire, not a constitutional republic?
Mitt Romney boldly states, “It’s time to focus on jobs. Let’s get to work.” Romney supported the TARP Bailout in 2008, but promises today that he would never support new bailouts of private institutions.
Herman Cain says, “It’s time to renew the U.S.A.” Cain’s “bold” 9-9-9 tax plan focuses on throwing out the current tax system, only to replace it with a corporate income tax, personal income tax, and a new national sales tax (all at 9%). Not to mention that in 2010 Cain stated an audit of the Federal Reserve was unnecessary.
Rick Perry ever so boldly states, “It’s time to get America working again.” It’s too bad the candidates can’t patent these masterful slogans. Let’s not forget that Perry also strongly urged Congress to pass the “economic recovery package” which was, of course, the TARP Bailout.
Ron Paul is the only candidate who stays principled and consistent regardless of which crowd he is speaking to. Paul tells the truth regardless of how it may impact his popularity. Isn’t it time that we recognize the value of such a presidential candidate? We cannot continue to dance around the fact that the U.S. is going broke due to an overextended foreign policy, unaccountable Federal Reserve, and domestic spending and regulation that know no limits. If we really want true change, we have to do more than chant, “Change!”
Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate who has the candor to treat us like adults and speak about issues of tremendous importance with far-reaching and revolutionary solutions. He does not speak in dumbed-down slogans; he does not slick up his speech to sound “presidential;” he simply tells the truth and stays principled in his beliefs. It’s time we support a candidate whose primary focus is to uphold individual liberty and the rule of law.
“We’re going to be forced to make changes. There is no reason we can’t make positive changes. We can get out of this, but we have to change policy. We cannot do it with the same monetary policy, the same economic policy, and the same foreign policy… We don’t have a budgetary crisis, we have a crisis in our understanding of what the role of government ought to be.” — Ron Paul; 10/5/11
“At home the war on poverty, terrorism, drugs, or foreign rulers provides an opportunity for authoritarians to rise to power, individuals who think nothing of violating the people’s rights to privacy and freedom of speech. They believe their role is to protect the secrecy of government, rather than protect the privacy of citizens.” — Ron Paul
“Liberty built civilization. It can rebuild civilization. And when the tides turn and the culture again celebrates what it means to be free, our battle will be won. It could happen in our time. It might happen after we are gone from this earth. But it will happen. Our job in this generation is to prepare the way.” — Ron Paul