Tuesday, April 17, 2007

The presidential candidates.

With over 1.5 years till the presidential elections, you could be forgiven for thinking they were only months away. The media hype, the coverage of the major candidates from both parties, the analysis and discussion on their policies and stances, are pretty widespread.

The Democrats seem to have 2 major candidates.. Obama, a big government socialist, and Hillary Clinton, a big government socialist.

    LAMB: There’s a quote here. I want to ask you if you agree with this. This is from Alan Arenhault, author of “The Lost City” — you put it in your book. “The unfettered free market has been the most radically disruptive force in American life in the last generation.”
CLINTON: I believe that. That’s why I put it in the book.I think if you look at the argument we’ve had in our political life in the last several years, it’s been a false debate.We’ve pitted the government against everything else. Well, I don’t believe the government has had as big an impact as commercial television...
What the *(!&!

Does commercial television regulate your life, your property, your speech, roads, hospitals and schools, confiscate 1/3 of your wealth, and spend trillions on warfare and welfare ?

The Republicans have their own candidates, chief amongst them John McCain, Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney. Unfortuntely all of them have statist big-spending tendencies, none are genuinely committed to reducing the bloated size of government or restoring the US constitution.

The exception to all these candidates is Republican congressman Ron Paul. A man who always votes "no" to spending and pork barreling. Every other candidate would sell their principles if they thought it would buy votes or influence. Ron Paul is the only principled and consistent man amongst the lot of them. And he stands for liberty and freedom.