We are going to need an acute dosage of federalism to even begin ridding ourselves of the disease destroying the body of our once-great federation.Details
Forget everything you know about politics. Forget the age old story about the Democrats and the Republicans, where one side is good and the other side are a bunch of America hating vats of pure evil. Forget about the left vs right debate, forget about conservative vs liberal. At this stage in the game, there are only two sidesDetails
We must bring our revolutionary product of individual freedom to market, and soon; otherwise servitude, Washington D.C.â€™s product of choice will monopolize and we will see out market share for freedom disappear and our great experiment in self-government fail.Details
In his speech at the Ohio Sovereignty Rally, Andrew Napolitano says, “In the long history of the world, very few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its maximum hour of danger. This is that moment and you are that generation! Now is the time to defend our freedoms.”Details
That really is the question.
To increase the one, you have to limit the other. There’s no two ways about it.
If confronted with that choice, which one will you increase??
Naturally, there is only one sane answer. Yet, good, well-meaning, but horribly deceived and misled Americans are constantly choosing government over freedom and prosperity by their daily actions, behaviors – and voting patterns.Details
by Neal Ross
In 1922, D. H. Lawrence wrote, “Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves.”
Most of America still is under the belief that we are a free and independent people. They couldn’t be more wrong. Their ignorance of how our system of government was designed to function, has allowed this fraud to be perpetrated upon the people by those who have been elected to safeguard our freedom and liberty. What makes it more sad is that the people, for the most part, are as apathetic as they are ignorant, they just don’t have the desire to learn the truth. As Benjamin Franklin once said, “Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.“Details
by Rep Ron Paul
President Obama signed an executive order last week continuing the faith-based initiatives program created by former President Bush.Â When the program was created, I warned that giving taxpayer money to private religious organizations would eventually lead to political control and manipulation of them.Â This week has provided some evidence that this was a justified concern.
The logic behind funding faith-based initiatives seemed reasonable to some.Â Private organizations are much more effective in charitable endeavors than government programs and bureaucracies.Â Therefore, why not â€œoutsourceâ€ some of the governmentâ€™s welfare-state activities to these worthy organizations?ÂDetails
by Rep Ron Paul
The economic situation continues to deteriorate this week as past and future bailouts were discussed on Capitol Hill.Â The debate was over the accountability of already disbursed TARP money, and on whether or not to release remaining funds.Â Â Banks that had already been bailed out before are looking for more money to fill the black holes that are their balance sheets, warning that they are simply too big to fail.
However, whatever â€˜devastatingâ€™ consequences these banks are dreaming up and pushing on Capitol Hill regarding their own collapse will be nothing compared to the collapse of our currency if we keep debasing it through these foolish bailouts.Â It should be that they are too big to bailout.Â The world will not come to an end without this or that bank.Â The most troubling thing to me is this rhetoric that only government can save the economy, and must act.Â This is so counter-productive.Details
by Rep Ron Paul
The freedom to fail is an essential part of freedom.Â Government- provided financial security necessitates relinquishing the very essence of freedom.Â Last week, the big 3 American automakers came back to Capitol Hill with their hands out to the government.Â Congress spent this past week debating how much money to give them and what strings should be attached.
Though the bailout plan for the auto industry has suffered what I would call a temporary setback in the Senate, other avenues for public funding are being explored through the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department.Â I am afraid the American auto industry will soon learn that having billions rain down from Washington will not be the blessing one might expect.
The government, after it subsidizes an industry, tends to become a very demanding benefactor.Â Politicians may not have any real idea about how to build a car, run a bank, educate a child, heal the sick or build a road, but they are quite adept at using carrots and sticks to manipulate and threaten those who do.Â Most of the federal control over education, roads, healthcare, and now banking and soon auto manufacturing, is done through money, mandates and conditions.ÂDetails