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Thursday, September 27, 2007

SO WHY RON PAUL?

I'm sure you've noticed that the blogging has been a little light for 2007. Most of this can be blamed on my favorite time burglar, Mistress Angela. However, part of the problem is my general dissatisfaction with news, politics, Lloyd Carr, and many of the institutions within this country.

President Bush has been a failure as a president. He was elected twice with so many lofty goals, given so much trust and opportunity, and has failed so miserably. In 2000 he promised to lead a non-interventionist foreign policy and promised to work with Congress. Instead he launched nation-building projects in two countries and began to undermine the authority of Congress by abusing his Republican majority with massive federal spending (medicare perscription drugs) and his executive branch led war on freedom via the Patriot Act. In 2004, Bush was re-elected to finish the job he started in Iraq. Instead he has squandered America's patience through a bungled strategy, failed to save Social Security, and with the help of John McCain tried to force an amnesty plan on the country that nobody but the citizens of Mexico wanted.

It is obvious that our system of government is broken. Personally I think it is a systemic rot resulting from the 16th and 17th Amendments plus the Permanent Apportionment Act of 1929 to name a few (but that's a rant for another day). There is a terrible disconnect between the people and the central government in this country. Furthermore, this is exacerberated by the main stream media as it sells Bush/Clinton and keeps Democrats bickering with Republicans while our leaders mortgage the future to reward themselves. And in the opinion of Tondar the only way to fix this problem is to shift power out of Washington and back to the people. This is where the candidacy of Ron Paul comes into play. As his website says...

Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) is the leading advocate for freedom in our nation’s capital. As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dr. Paul tirelessly works for limited constitutional government, low taxes, free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies. He is known among his congressional colleagues and his constituents for his consistent voting record. Dr. Paul never votes for legislation unless the proposed measure is expressly authorized by the Constitution.


In addition, a Ron Paul candidacy offers something to both conservative Republicans and Liberal Democrats. For conservatives he favors lower taxes, lower spending, secure borders, private property rights, eliminating the IRS and as a Christian and cooter doctor OBGYN he is opposed to abortion.

For liberal Democrats he initially voted against the Iraq War and continues to oppose the war as illegal and unconstitutional. Plus he voted against the Patriot Act, opposes a National ID, and would seek to limit the powers that Bush has continued to take for the executive branch.

In many ways I have given up on our system as it reduces the playing field to a bipartisan ruling party where the elites reward themselves. But like his slogan, Ron Paul really does represent hope for America and will be the only Republican I'll be voting for in 2008.

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