Ron Paul: “A limited, constitutional government would not tempt special interests to buy the politicians who wield power.”
Letâ€™s begin at the beginning. Medical care is not a free good found in nature. Of course, no one really thinks it is. But that doesnâ€™t keep most people from wanting to pretend otherwise, and the current institutional setting makes that possible.
Before this week, I had never heard Senator Charles Grassley speak â€“ on anything. In the last few days, though, Iâ€™ve been sent a number of emails about him being a â€œstrong 10th Amendment supporter.â€ Skeptical of any Senator in DC actually supporting the Constitution in a meaningful way…
Power is increasingly being centralized in the federal governmentâ€”at the expense of individuals and their voluntary associations â€” with the creation of multi-billion or trillion dollar new programs, massive bureaucracies and breathtaking income redistribution nowhere authorized in the Constitution.
Few Americans have the stomach or ruthlessness to do what is necessary to make their governmental wishes come true. They are willing to abandon constitutional principles and rule of law so that the nation’s elite, who believe they are morally and intellectually superior to the rest of us, can have the tools to implement “social justice.”
Despite being an absolute desecration of the founderâ€™s concept of â€˜United Statesâ€™, the â€˜Omnipotent Centralized Stateâ€™ has become zeitgeist through our words, our patriotic displays and our teachings.
A naive person who did not maintain a healthy sense of skepticism would quickly adopt the point of view that almost all elements of government are terribly underfunded and much good would be accomplished with higher taxes and more debt spending.
After decades of broken promises, many Americans have realized that whichever party is in office, the more power held by federal officials, the less control the people have over their own lives, and the more arrogant and dangerous those far off federal officials will becom
We’re experiencing a fundamental shift in national priorities – in the form of a rapid and pervasive expansion of government power over the private sector of the economy.
In order to qualify for federal dollars, states frequently have to pass laws that expand their reach and authority. And they often need to continue to pay for new programs after federal funding is phased out. Short run money that appeared “free” often ends up becoming a long run obligation to state taxpayers in the end.