Sunday, December 30, 2007

Rock the Hawkeye Cauci with Ron Paul

We all say that we’re tired of “politics as usual.” Then, when decision time arrives, (as it will on January 3rd here in Iowa) we vote for the candidates that the mainstream media and entrenched political power structure tell us are “electable.” When the election process ends, we all wonder why nothing has changed.

This continual cycle of events has left us with a federal government that is 9 Trillion dollars in debt and still increasing its spending. It is a government that has broken free of the constitutional shackles designed to protect us from it.

The Republican Party, which once wanted to reign in government spending and place it back within its constitutional bounds, has strayed from its course, instead aiding and abetting the enemies of the Constitution. Federal spending increased by at least 33% under the GOP and rights as ancient as habeas corpus were assailed.

Most of the current candidates have been a party to this. Romney, McCain and Guiliani have all worked to restrict Second Amendment rights. Huckabee increased taxes and spending within his sphere of influence. Thompson and McCain stomped on First Amendment political speech with their “Incumbent Protection Act,” to list a few examples.

Cue Ron Paul. In his 10 terms as a U.S. Congressman:

He has never voted to raise taxes.
He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
He has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
He has never voted to raise congressional pay.
He has never taken a government-paid junket.
He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.
He voted against regulating the Internet.
He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.
He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.

I won’t tell you to vote for Ron Paul for “change,” because every candidate in the race says that they’re for “change” and we Iowans have been carpet-bombed with that message for months now.

What I will tell you is that if you support decreased spending and smaller, less obtrusive, Constitutionally-limited government, then you should vote for Ron Paul. If you believe that government exists to protect your life, liberty and property, not to provide you with someone else’s, vote for Ron Paul. If you thirst for liberty and want your progeny to have more of it, rather than less, you must vote for Ron Paul.

I implore all Iowans who like Ron Paul’s message to attend the Republican caucus. Dr. Paul’s Iowa website can help you find your local caucus location and give you other pertinent information. For freedom’s sake, caucus for Ron Paul!

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