Friday, May 29, 2009

Sound On The Essentials

Short article describing beltway libertarians who aren't, and the real libertarians who are learning and improving every day.

But the bottom line is that most of the ever-growing number of people who are coming to libertarianism through the likes of Ron Paul and Tom Woods are sound on the essentials, including the fundamental issues of money, war, and the police state. They are embracing a real alternative to the status quo, not conservatism-lite or liberalism-lite, and for that reason they are liberty's only real hope.

Read the short article here.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Audit The Fed

Forbes ran an article that was critical of HR 1207, the "audit the fed" bill. Ron Paul's response answers all of the questions the critics have posed. It is time to audit the fed.

From Ron Paul's response:
One of the fallacies of modern economics is the idea that a central bank is required in order to keep inflation low and promote economic growth. In reality, it is the central bank's monetary policy that causes inflation and depresses economic growth.

Read Ron Paul's entire response here Fed Up

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Flu Hoax

In 1976, Dr. Ron Paul and one other person (another medical doctor) voted against the swine flu vaccination program of that era. In total, one person died of that swine flu while 25 died from the vaccine and many more were permanently injured.

From 1976:
Congressman Larry McDonald of Georgia, also a medical doctor, said: “I think the swine flu program is a tailor-made hoax that finds its roots in frightening the American people . . . I believe that a full investigation of those in charge should be launched . . . and if it turns out to be a dishonest promotion, everyone responsible should be removed from their jobs.”

On April 27, eight days ago, Dr. Ron Paul posted this video message describing the current swine flu hysteria and recommending that government stay out of they medical advisory business.

Ron Paul was right in 1976. Ron Paul is right in 2009.

Sudden Clout

Ron Paul's growing clout. The green shoots of Ron Paul's ideas are growing, while the old-guard Republicans pay consultants to develop a new brand.

Ron Paul’s Economic Theories Winning GOP Converts
Congressman's Clout Grows Within GOP Minority, Among Some Dems
By David Weigel

Few of them had a drawer stuffed with off-brand economic ideas and forgotten libertarian texts, ready to explain what needed to be done. Ron Paul did, and as a result the ideas that made the Republican establishment irate enough to bounce him from a few primary debates are more popular than ever.

“There’s a growing recognition that the GOP is intellectually bankrupt and morally bankrupt,” explained Bovard. “Most of these Republican ‘rebranding’ efforts amount to a group of overpaid consultants getting detached from reality, but I’m glad that Paul is putting together these meetings. I hope the battle of ideas is changing.