John Whitehead shares our bleak realityDetails
The Anti-U.S. Origins of a Key Argument Against Letting the People Vote on Laws and TaxesDetails
In an article I published earlier this month, I looked at the mindset common to most big-government centralizers, pointing out that they believe themselves more intelligent and better able to run your life than you.
Nowhere do we see this tendency toward arrogance more than in the field of economics. Ask virtually any politician or policy wonk and he will tell you that with just the right program, government can create ideal economic outcomes. Keep in mind they get to define “ideal.”
Sen. John Kerry put the “I know better than you” attitude of a central planner on full display during a 2009 speech on the Senate floor.
“A tax cut is non-targeted. If you put a tax cut into the hands of either a business or an individual today, there is no guarantee they’re gonna invest their money. There’s no guarantee they’re gonna invest their money in the United States. They’re free to go to invest anywhere that they want, if they choose to invest… The fact is; none of those people are guaranteed to invest that money in any of the new projects that we are… So government, yes government, has the ability to make a decision that the private sector won’t necessarily make today.”
Both sides do it. Liberals have their “stimulus” programs, minimum wage laws and taxes designed to redistribute wealth to the poor and middle class.Details
For many Ron Paul supporters, the first major shock this year was Rand’s endorsement of Mitt Romney. Others felt the blow from Jesse Benton and John Tate. Still, others looked at the Campaign for Liberty’s obvious shift from liberty only to a republican advocacy group as reason for dismay.
And just this last weekend at the Paul Festival, many supporters were freaked out by what people considered a Romney endorsement from Sheriff Richard Mack.
One prominent activist that I hold a great deal of respect for put it this way:
“Well… I guess i needed this weekend to know that i dont belong or fit in anywhere in politics, including the liberty crowd…. Final straw, finding a new way to change the world…”
From charges of the good Doctor getting squeezed out of debate time, to shenanigans in the caucuses, to surprising endorsements of the opposition, to rejecting convention delegates and proposed rule changes that would have made the Republican party an even more centralized power structure than it already is – the frustration level of many of the most dedicated Ron Paul supporters is at a fevered pitch.Details