Yes! to Ron Paul

Our economy is in a deep Recession-the deepest since the Great Depression. If you read my last post, then you see that the American voter is lost at sea, afraid of Republican mediocrity.

Unfortunately, I had to cut that post short. (Hopefully, those with families will understand. Family has to come before blogging….) But hopefully, the point comes across. If nothing else, I think that the videos I link to speak for themselves.

I’ve made some effort at talking about our Constitution. Of coarse so much more can be said about that, but I think I’ll move on to the second point of my earlier blog:

Point number two was that Ron Paul is the best candidate for restoring our economy.

I’ll try to attack this category a bit more logically than I did my last category. I intend:

1. To establish that we have spent seventy years digging our own graves, economically speaking.

2. To demonstrate the flawed thinking of the other candidates: Obama, Romney, Gingrich, Santorum, and Perry.

3. To reveal how Ron Paul’s policies are built on sound economics, and fit with the successful Reagan policies.

Let’s take a deep breathe and begin……

1. We’ve spent the last seventy years spending out way into third world status.

A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary….. -Thomas Jefferson

He wasn’t an idle explorer of intellectual Marxism. I know this is kind of incendiary, but he was basically a Marxist-Leninist. He believed that there was a revolutionary class that was going to turn around our whole nation, redistribute wealth, change control over private property. -Dr. John Drew commenting on his friendship with an Occidental College student named….Barack Obama

There was a time when America was the Land of Promise. People from all over the world were desperate to come here in order to have a better life. We’ve dealt with the main thing that made America great: God given freedoms spelled out in our Constitution. But the second thing that made us great was that we were free to pursue happiness. We had the right to run businesses and make money, and make our own choices with that money. Kings, tyrants, dictators, and Politburo’s did not dictate how people ran their lives or spent their money. “American” became synonymous with “millionaire” in poverty ridden countries throughout the world.

One of the natural consequences of freedom was that some people were more successful than others. And, human nature being what it was, some of the wealthiest businessmen did abuse their wealth and position. Some of the corporations formed lost sight of the importance of human dignity, and abused their power over their workers. So unions began to form to counter these abuses, and some of these unions espoused the ideas of the scholars, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

Fast forward to the Great Depression. The contest of ideals was on, and we had the perfect conditions for a test. With the greatest world wide decline in the economy in at least a century, American voters were hurting in a major way. Unemployment was around 25%. People who had sang “We’re in the money!” in the Roaring Twenties were now asking “Brother, can you spare a dime?” Republican Herbert Hoover told American’s to have faith in themselves and in the capitalism that our country was founded on. But with the Depression rolling on, and Hoover’s less than inspiring rhetoric, American’s rallied to call of the great Democratic leader, Franklin Roosevelt. Right or wrong, FDR did attempt to take a proactive role in ending the Depression. He was approached by the great economist, John Maynard Keynes, who diverged from classical economists by saying that government deficit spending could, on a short term basis “prime the pump” of an economy and help end a depression.

I won’t debate classical and Keynesian economics here. My point is that we’ve been deficit spending ever since, and have rarely even pretended to change coarse.

But then, economics is no longer taught in our schools. Most people have no grasp of how to take care of their check books, let alone discuss macroeconomic theory! Its a topic for another day, but just to remind you, my major theme, now, is how Ron Paul can save America. And education is a major factor in his platform for restoring America.

And I’ll leave you with one last quote.

“Bless me, what do they teach them at these schools?” The professor in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, written by C. S. Lewis.






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