Sunday, September 25, 2011

You Want Him

A local army base newspaper has a front page Ron Paul article. The article highlights that Ron Paul receives the most military donations.

He believes hundreds of thousands of U.S. Servicemembers have been stretched thin all across the globe in more than 135 countries - often without a clear mission, any sense of what defines victory, or the knowledge of when they'll be permanently reunited with their families.

He believes acting as the world's policeman and nation-building weakens the U.S., puts our troops in harm's way, and sends precious resources to other nations in the midst of a historic economic crisis.

Unrelated to the newspaper article, this chart conveniently shows Ron Paul's donations compared to other candidates.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

10th Amendment

Ron Paul received the loudest applause of the night when he promised to veto any bill that violates the 10th amendment (so-called "state's rights").

The mood of the country has substantially shifted to a desire to adhere to the foundations of our country.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

McKinnon Says Ron Paul Can Be GOP Nominee

Interesting how a well-connected political adviser says Ron Paul can take the Republican nomination:
Mark McKinnon, a former adviser to President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain in their presidential campaigns ...

McKinnon also complained that Texas Rep. Ron Paul "gets ignored by the media" but has a great deal of popularity.

"If the economy doesn't get better than it is right now, Ron Paul can be the nominee and win this nomination," McKinnon said.

Unaffordable Luxury

Last night MSNBC had a Republican Presidential candidate debate (didn't look anything like a debate ... more like Romney/Perry glamour show).

During the session, Ron Paul was the only candidate who spoke of the unending mandates. Ron Paul also advocated for reducing foreign excursions and to spend half of the saved funds on reducing the national debt and the other half on social programs at home.

Ron Paul is right. Military adventurism is a luxury we can no longer afford
[Ron Paul] remarked in the latest Republican presidential candidate debate in the Ronald Reagan Library:
I was astonished! We are spending twenty billion dollars on air conditioning for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. I would take all that away, use ten billion to pay down the debt, and use the other ten toward FEMA and any other agency that we really need. And if you took that air conditioning away, those troops would come home very quickly, and I’d be happy with that.

Foreign military adventures are a luxury the free West can no longer afford.

To put Paul's remarks into perspective, consider these shocking figures from Mark Steyn's terminally bleak new masterpiece After America.
In 2010 the US spent about $663 billion on its military; China about $78 billion. How is it financing this massive expenditure? By borrowing money, mainly from China. Within a decade the US will be spending more of the federal budget on interest payments than it does on its armed services.


If things are going to get as bad as I think they're going to get, we need to start taking Ron Paul and his ideas much, much more seriously.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

"Jobs Plan"

While a big-government candidate announced his "jobs plan" that contains a mountain of tweaks of the existing system, Ron Paul's "jobs plan" comes from the Constitution:
Rep. Paul’s “jobs plan” was similarly large in scope, as his reply involved a long explanation of Keynesian economics and a suggestion to “let the troops come home and spend their money here,” instead of “subsidizing the welfare state of Germany and Japan as well as South Korea.”

Friday, September 2, 2011

Military Supports Ron Paul

Based on donations, active military overwhelmingly support Ron Paul.

"The one telltale sign of the support I'm getting is because of my foreign policy. I get more donations from active military duty people than all the other candidates put together, which tells me a lot and tells the American people a lot," Paul said.


"Military people wanted to defend this country but they don't want perpetual war when they are
undeclared and you don't see the end and you don't know who the enemy is and it's too many
restrictions on how they retaliate against the enemies ... Our (National) Guard units should be here taking care of us when we have floods, but no, they're overseas and the military is worn out, it's time for a change if for no reason than we're flat out broke," he said.