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02-02-2008, 02:26 PM
Hello everyone, I just sent the following letter to the editors, let's hope they have the stones to post it.

We are about to endeavor on one of the most important voting seasons in our great country’s history. It is with great dismay that I read stories, and watch videos of self-described conservatives either lambasting, or even worse, ignoring Congressman Dr. Ron Paul.

Some have described his brand of libertarian conservatism as a drive towards total anarchy. Nothing could be further from the truth. Would the first 130 or so years in our country’s history be qualified as such?
Dr. Paul’s message is simple, and harkens back to the intentions of the founding fathers; a rightful self-determined existence in a free-market system where a person can live without overwhelming interference from an oppressive government. Now Dr. Paul has been talking about sound money, low taxes, non-interventionist foreign policy, free markets, and less government spending; if these ideas are scary to Republicans, don’t tell Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, or Robert Taft. They may want out.

On Dr. Paul’s point of sound money, the founders were very aware of the dangers of fiat currency and central banks, the direct result being Article 1, Section 10: “No State shall make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts.” Today we can see the direct consequences of not listening: manipulated credit standards, and inflation. The current mortgage crisis is a direct result of a monetary system controlled by the Federal Reserve that influences rates out of step with market forces. A self-regulating market system would have set equilibrium that would have discouraged speculators, as demand for money would have been met with increased rates resulting in a higher risk premium being built in the investment. The analogy to free-flowing money like this is the zero percent credit card, and we all know someone who has fallen into that trap. Inflation is the other consequence of this free-flowing spigot of money. As the Fed prints more dollars, our money just becomes less valuable. The loaf of bread that cost $.50 in 1970 is now close to $3. Has bread become 600% better? No; you have lost 83% of your purchasing power. Sounds like they are doing a great job holding down inflation.

Neo-Conservatives believe that we need to fight “them over there”, before we have to fight them here. Dr. Paul has never once suggested that America lay down to anyone, but has insisted that we ask, “What is the root cause of this animosity?” Dr. Paul’s belief in a strong military is proof positive that he is by no means a pacifist, but a believer in minding our own business. However, if provoked, declare war constitutionally and finish it quickly. Looking back on the “Police Actions” and “Conflicts” the US has endeavored upon over the last 60 years, I would like to ask anyone this question. Who would be the first to sign their son up for Vietnam today, knowing what we know now? Ron Paul’s point is this: why do we have military bases all over the world? Do we need over 700 bases in over 130 countries? Why do we need to defend England, Germany, Italy, etc? Isn’t there a European Union with 27 countries capable of doing just that? What does all of this cost? The fervor of nationalistic patriotism whips the populace into a frenzy that demands an eye for an eye. Maybe we should start opening ours to why others want to do us harm.

02-02-2008, 04:06 PM
Good post!