View Full Version : The Iowan Republican gives his two cents about Tom Woods and gets OWNED in the process

Bastiat's The Law
05-04-2013, 12:17 PM
Whoa look at the comment section! Poor Craig got taken to school and then some. It's been a while since I've seen someone get so thoroughly owned on their own blog post.

I traveled to Dubuque on Saturday to take in the Republican Party of Iowa’s “Freedom on Tour” event featuring Tom Woods, a New York Times-bestselling author. Woods, who has previously spoken at an RPI event, also headed up a Super PAC for Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign.

The venue for the event, Blades Chapel at the University of Dubuque, worked well. The audience of 150 or so was impressive for a sunny Saturday afternoon in April. Following the event, the Republican Party of Iowa held a fundraiser at a local winery in town. I didn’t attend the fundraiser, but RPI should be pleased with the turnout of their event with Woods.

In addition to Woods, Roger Kistler from Jones County spoke about the use of multiple currencies in the nation’s past. Patrick Barron, an economics professor at the University of Iowa, spoke about the Euro Debt crisis. Both were fascinating subjects, and both topics worked nicely with Woods’ material.

Woods spoke about the Federal Reserve, monetary policy, and states’ rights. Woods spoke with authority on these issues, and his delivery was also entertaining. He also spoke about foreign policy, but while his views were interesting and worthy of consideration, this was the one part of the event where I didn’t find myself nodding my head in agreement.

The notion that America has no reason to worry about Iran because they their nuclear facilities are under “constant inspection” was troubling to say the least. Woods also suggested that the United States was attacked on 9-11 because we were propping up Middle East governments. Woods didn’t elaborate, but I assume this also refers negatively to America’s support of Israel, which again is troubling.

What Woods’ discussion on foreign policy lacked was a realization that there are a handful of crazy men in the world who are on a quest to obtain and use nuclear weapons. The world is a dangerous place, a fact of which we were sadly reminded again on Monday in Boston.

Letting individuals like Kim Jong Un or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad use the threat of nuclear weapons to terrorize the rest of the world is not in our best interest. It’s also not in the best interest of other counties either. I’d also argue that nukes in the hands of a deranged individual may be the biggest threat to freedom and liberty lovers around the world.

Overall, I thought the event was good, but I don’t quite understand the purpose. If the goal of the Republican Party of Iowa is to spread a specific type ideology, the event was a success. If the mission of the party is to win elections, I didn’t see how the subject matter tied into helping our local and statewide candidates win in November.


05-04-2013, 12:58 PM
Reading those comments does my heart good. :)

05-04-2013, 01:38 PM
Yep, the columnist is getting smoked like a joint in his own comment section. lolz

05-04-2013, 02:27 PM
Oh my, those response in the comment section just restored the little hope I have in the American people. Nice find

05-04-2013, 02:58 PM
The foreign government thing was nothing to do with Israel. Woods himself points out that the most ardent Israeli Zionists want an end to US aid to Israel, and some even support Ron Paul.

Bastiat's The Law
05-05-2013, 12:37 PM
Oh my, those response in the comment section just restored the little hope I have in the American people. Nice find
He chimed in once or twice and then quietly slinked away into the foreground.