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The Basics & Your Vote

The link in G. Banville’s comment to “Ron Paul: Right on the Money” was a very good read. If you missed that link, hold tight and we’ll take a look at it. First, allow me to share a quote and add some comment. Let us look at the questions raised in the last two paragraphs:

Are ever-growing entitlement and military expenditures really consistent with a free country? Do these expenditures, and the resulting deficits, make us more free or less free? Should the government or the marketplace provide medical care? Should younger taxpayers be expected to provide retirement security and health care even for affluent retirees? Should the U.S. military be used to remake whole nations? Are the programs, agencies, and departments funded by Congress each year constitutional? Are they effective? Could they operate with a smaller budget? Would the public even notice if certain programs were eliminated altogether? These are the kinds of questions the American people must ask, even though Congress lacks the courage to do so.

If we hope to avoid a calamitous financial future for our nation, we must address the hardest question of all: What is the proper role for government in our society? The answer to this question will determine how prosperous and free we remain in the decades to come.

http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul351.html

These questions may not seem important to some. One of the pundits has commented that the Democratic race is not about issues but only about “personality”. If memory serves me right, he claims the Dems have a choice between 1) “experienced” Hillary, 2) “hopeful” Obama and 3) “angry” Edwards. (That’s close enough to paint the picture). So these questions may not be all that important to some Independent & Democratic voters that are more concerned with voting personality, gender or race than they are the issues.

Let’s get to some Basics. How would your chosen candidate respond to the above quoted questions? Care to make a wager? It would be my guess that most of the candidates would answer with a “non answer” and leave you wondering what their true position is. Are they not all very experienced at such political speech?

To demonstrate some answers to a few of those questions here is some information that hasn’t been given the attention it deserves: While the government was on HIGH ALERT for VISA VIOLATIONS the INS renewed the Visa for 2 of the dead 9/11 hijackers and mailed them to the flight school they had trained at. Remember: THEY WERE ON HIGH ALERT !!

For many of the above questions we might want to begin by asking about the competency of government and the bureaucracy built into anything the government puts their hands to. Anyone that has ever had dealings with government run programs understands exactly what they will be supporting when the government begins any new venture “for the good of the people.” And we have this to look forward to: The Government is currently embarking on the REAL ID program which will not have any effect on Terrorism as they claim it will. (Need I remind that the American People gave the government a vociferous NO when it tried to enact National ID legislation? Did it stop them? Apparently NOT!)

For how many years have the southern borders been a major issue? Can anyone explain what the difficulty in building a solid fence is? How do the politicians respond to that question? Here is a Basic question: If the government needs to provide security against Terrorism why do they not start with the borders before “tagging” every American with this REAL ID (National ID card)?? Ask yourself: What is the priority here?

How many programs are there that the government could end that would go unnoticed by most Americans? There may be quite a few. That Lesko guy is telling people all about programs they never knew existed!

More Basics: Tax Cuts stir growth and provide revenue for the government. Okay, I’ll go along with that. The question then becomes: “If that is true then why do we have Income Tax and why are we spending millions to maintain the IRS when we could also have the savings along with all the benefits that come from “less” Taxes?

Even More Basics: If American households ran at huge deficits would they survive? What makes anyone think the government can survive with an ever increasing deficit? Are the two not related? What is the difference between your house and the White House other than location?

The Basics of the Vote: American Politics allows the candidates to explain their position on the issues and ask for our vote. This is part of the foundation. The question is: Are the candidates explaining their position on the issues? Are those explanations satisfactory answers to the questions? Do they offer any solutions to problems regarding any of the issues?

The candidates understand politics. Make no mistake about it, they will do whatever is advantageous to win the nomination of their party. They know how to give answers without stating a true position one way or the other. Even the news anchors report about the candidates “strategy” to win votes and claim the prize. All of the candidates are near perfect copies of each other with one exception.

Ron Paul is the only candidate that explains his position and policies and will do so in great detail if given the chance. He is the only candidate that answers questions honestly without using the latest hype or buzzword to catch the voters attention, give him a boost up or get him on the evening news. Ron Paul isn’t afraid to tell the voters the truth, no matter how hard it may be to take. Ron Paul isn’t afraid to bring the hard facts to the table and inform the voters of the hard choices that must be made. Ron Paul is genuine. Ron Paul seems to be the only real person in this race.

What is basic before a vote is cast is that the voter knows who the vote is being cast for, the positions, the policies and the plans of that candidate as well as the integrity and honesty of that candidate to follow through with things promised.

The Basic Question is: Which of the candidates is answering the basic questions needed answered before you cast your vote? I can think of only one. His name is Congressmen Ron Paul.

Links:

Ron Paul 2008

Ron Paul’s Congressional Voting Record

http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul351.html

http://www.nolanchart.com/article1182.html

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January 17, 2008 - Posted by | Credit, Economy, End of America, Fraud, Freedom & Liberty, Law, Media, Politics, Ron Paul | ,

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  1. […] Ice wrote an interesting post today on The Ice Blog. Here’s a quick excerpt: The link in G. Banville’s comment to “Ron Paul: Right on the Money” was a very good read. If you missed that link, hold tight and we’ll take a look at it. First, allow me to share a quote and add some comment. Let us look at the questions raised in the last two paragraphs: Are ever-growing entitlement and military expenditures really consistent with a free country? Do these expenditures, and the resulting deficits, make us more free or less free? Should the government or the marketplace provide […] […]

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  4. Ever growing entitlement programs are definitely not going to ensure a free society … entitlement programs can only ensure that a society is enslaved by its government.

    However, having a strong military is a necessary requirement for a free society. History has repeatedly showed us … time and time again … that weak countries simply do not stand … they are conquered, undermined, and they fall.

    That is why, when faced with reality, a standing U.S. Army did become a necessity and also why we have the Second Amendment.

    It was George Washington who said that”To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace;”

    And it was Thomas Jefferson who sent the fledgling U.S. Navy to the Barbary Coast to protect U.S. commercial shipping interests from the Barbary pirates.

    They were both Founding Fathers and, I would venture to say, pretty much avid supporters of the U.S. Constitution.

    Comment by Darren Gilbert | January 22, 2008 | Reply

  5. And no one would disagree that a strong military is necessary. But let’s get real. We have nukes. We live in a world that could go nuclear at anytime. How many would really want to risk an all out nuclear war? And what military is as strong as the U.S.? The danger to the U.S. military is the looming collapse of the dollar. A fiat currency cannot sustain itself. (The entire plight of the nation rests upon the fact that the dollar is not backed by substance and the economy was placed in the hands of private bankers by a Congress that abandoned their Oath of Office).

    Ron Paul also believes in a strong military. Ron Paul would make sure to keep the military strong. There just isn’t any reason to have our military in other nations protecting their borders when the entire purpose of the military is to protect the U.S. and its borders.

    And it was Thomas Jefferson who said we should have trade with all, entangling alliances with none. Jefferson sent the Navy to Protect American Ships … not to protect another nations borders or install a new dictator in another nation. His action was very different than the actions taken by our politicians of late.

    Ron Paul would keep our military strong and make it stronger because the U.S. would be able to afford to make it stronger.

    Comment by Ice | January 23, 2008 | Reply

  6. […] bureaucratic mess… and will not provide one ounce of security as securing the borders would. See this article and others that may assist with your understanding of this […]

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