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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Ron Paul's Thoughts on the "Cash for Clunkers" Program

Ron Paul writes:

I have introduced a somewhat similar bill that would have provided a much better alternative to Cash for Clunkers because it does not rely on increased government bureaucracy or spending. My bill HR 1768 provides tax credits to people trading in used cars for new cars with better fuel economy. There is a big difference, in my mind, between letting people keep their own money versus giving them someone else’s. It is clear which one a free and fair society would choose. Not only that, but my bill would not have required working, serviceable cars to be destroyed for scrap metal. (Emphasis mine).
Read the entire commentary here: Cash for Clunkers: Artificial Boom and Environmental Disaster

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

U.S. Constitutional Convention Wasn't a Transparent Political Convention

Did you know that...
The Convention was assembled under false pretenses. (It was convened to amend the Articles of Confederation, not adopt a new document.)
All attendees took a vow of lifetime silence.
They held their meetings on the second floor: no eavesdroppers
The press was barred from attending.
The legislatures’ instructions were deliberately violated.
Imagine if such a political convention were held today?

Source: pgs. xx-xxi

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

'march into hell for a heavenly cause'

I just started reading Sen. Jim DeMint's new book Saving Freedom. In the acknowledgments, Sen. DeMint thanks his "dedicated staff that God gave me in Congressional and Senate offices. Their youthful energy and optimism inspired me to keep fighting even when I knew I was beaten. Their commitment to American and belief in freedom gave me the courage to 'march into hell for a heaven cause.'" (emphasis mine.)

Well said--our fight is for a heaven cause, our sight is set on things unseen, our journey is hard, but the reward is great.

In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. - James Madison, The Federalist 51