Sunday, November 25, 2007

Got the Fever?

Tucson, Arizona. One attractive feature of my house is that the lot to its left is vacant with natural desert vegetation. A few days ago a good sized Ron Paul poster showed up on the lot. Ron Paul is raising powerful questions that point to powerful forces.

The Washington post has an article today that begins with:

lib•er•tar•ian
n. 1. a person who believes in the doctrine of the freedom of the will
2. a person who believes in full individual freedom of thought, expression and action
3. a freewheeling rebel who hates wiretaps, loves Ron Paul and is redirecting politics

The reader can easily access the article, but it fortifies what I have written before and what has resonated at conservative blogs Arizona Eighth as well as Sonoran Alliance. The astute understand that Ron Paul taps into real sentiments that have deep roots. Nixon declared the War on Drugs. The founding fathers declared the war on tyranny. The former is a lie. The latter speaks to the truth of the dignity of the human spirit.

Why are we still in Korea? Why in Japan? Who cares if Iran gets the bomb? What are they going to do with it? Even what's his face isn't wacko enough to ignore the follow through of that conversation. Frankly, I think Israel knows more about Iran's nuclear technology than Iran and will handle it. Why can't we just leave Iraq? It's going to become three countries anyway, however the language and deal gets constructed.

Consider that we have a government that fails to manage in areas where it is needed (education, health care, environment) and tries to manage where it has no business (sexuality, religion, drugs, lifestyles). I have heard more often than I can say, "Fiscally conservative, socially liberal." Yes, the checkbook needs to balance. We need sound economic and defense policies, but get the F#@$ out of my bedroom, and if I have a consenting adult, who cares? If I want to eat funny mushrooms or smoke a weed it's your business why?

Corporations buy our politicians who then pass legislation to funnel tax dollars directly to the corporations. Hundreds of billions. Why? How much do we spend pretending to have a war on drugs? Cheney and Eggplant warn us about WW III if we aren't aggressive against terror. That's also a lie. Perhaps our aggression IS the terror? Has this nation not cut off an entire arm because someone cut its finger? Compare numbers for loss of life (including injuries) and loss of money for 9/11 and Iraq. Do the math.

Ron Paul is asking questions. Ron Paul wants a government creating a container for freedom. Lord Cheney wants a government that rules and controls. Ron Paul discusses prosperity for everyone for everyone's gain. Lord "deficits don't matter" Cheney promotes the prosperity of a few at the expense of the rest. Seen the debt?

College kids like Ron Paul, who thinks the country should have a future with people in it. Lord Cheney steals from those people. Ron Paul has the nickname "Dr. No" for voting against the war in Iraq, against wiretapping, against massive deficit spending. I don't believe Ron Paul can win the nomination, but he remembers what this country once stood for, concepts like personal liberty, inalienable rights that belong to every human being, separation of church and state.

We squander unspeakable sums to try to manage what we can't and withhold resources from those managing what we should. Hands off does not work for education, health care, the environment, or corporations. Our government needs to hold corporations accountable to the rule of law, not work for them. I respect Ron Paul, and I hope he generates substantial conversation. His discourse is the healthiest coming out of GOP. One could argue that his discourse is what the GOP has forgotten.

4 Comments:

Anonymous ovd said...

So, have you registered Republican so that you can vote for him on February 5th? Less talk, more action!

11/25/2007 7:23 PM  
Blogger x4mr said...

Hah!

Well, I look forward to interacting with you at the next cigar event. I have every intention of attending, but I can't promise. Barring an issue, I will be there for a fine smoke, a stiff drink, and some conversation.

Not to worry, I respect that it's a GOP event. Remember, I really am an Independent.

Really. I currently occur blue as the sky because of Lord Cheney, Eggplant, Darth Rove, Demon Delay, and the rest of that circus.

Frankly, I think there's a whole set of folks that deserve to be shot for treason. Of course it won't happen.

I respect your support for Paul.

11/25/2007 11:28 PM  
Anonymous ovd said...

I am not worried. It is a very low-key gathering. Besides, you qualify as a member of the fiscal conservative wing of the party.

11/25/2007 11:47 PM  
Blogger Dustin said...

even a twelve year old could understand that the war on x does not survive a cost/benefit analysis.

11/26/2007 7:40 AM  

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