Saturday, February 28, 2009

What The Audience Doesn't Do

The annual CPAC meeting was this week. Ron Paul did well in the informal straw poll, and even better in attracting people to his speech.

... what's striking is what the audience doesn't do. It doesn't boo when Paul attacks the war in Iraq and "policing the world". It doesn't move as Paul burrows into the theory of Austrian economics. The audience is steadfast, glued to the seats.

What's changed in two years? It's not only that Republicans have lost an election – it's that Republicans do not yet understand why they lost.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fiat Empire

Are you aware that the U.S. Constitution states that only Congress has the authority to create money; this money must be backed by gold and silver; and "bills of credit," also known as Federal Reserve Notes, are illegal under Article I?

The video, Fiat Empire, is available on google video or physical media may be ordered.

Monday, February 23, 2009

FDR Repealed Alcohol Prohibition

Prohibiting consenting adults from participating in activities has completely failed. Ron Paul said to Bill Maher, ""What about when FDR came to office in '33," asked Maher. "One of the first things he did was repeal prohibition. He said we can't afford this anymore. Well, we have prohibition in this country. ... When he was making radical changes he said look, we're serious now. We're going to make serious changes and people like liquor.""

Ron Pauls continues with, "I don't like pot," said the congressman. "But I hate the drug war, so I would repeal all of prohibition. But, I wouldn't even bother taxing it. People have the right in a free country to make important decisions on their own lives. If they want to make mistakes, they can. They just can't come crawling to the government to get bailed out or taken care of if they get sick."