When Ron Paul decided to run for president a second time in 2007, he said he just wanted to get into one debate so he could be heard. He knew it was a long shot that he would become the nominee but more important for him was making sure that the real issues were being discussed. He had no idea that from that first debate, the ideas of limited government would spread, and that so many would join him in his fight for the principles that the country was founded upon; that he would be the spark that would revive the interest in the federalist system the founding fathers created.
I think the liberty movement that Ron Paul started can be broken up into three phases, each with its own contribution to the ultimate goal. I believe we are well into the third phase and have an opportunity to bring about real changes. Continue reading
“As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them,” said former senator and current lobbyist, Trent Lott in 2010, referring to the new Tea Party republicans that were about to enter Congress. As Wikipedia says, “a co-option is an act of absorbing or assimilating. It is normally used in the context of a group of persons assimilating a weaker or smaller group, with the intention of neutralizing a threat from the weaker group.” Continue reading
The credit agency S&P has downgraded the U.S. for the first time in the company’s history, for failing to accurately deal with its deficit and debt crisis.
This has caused some Democrats to blame Republicans–specifically, tea party Republicans–for not giving in when the Democrats wanted to include tax increases as a way to decrease the deficit. Continue reading
“They have acted like terrorists,” said vice president Joe Biden, referring to the tea party congressmen and their opposition to raising the debt ceiling. The latest debt deal has passed in the house, and it’s on its way to the senate, where it is expected to pass. Continue reading