When I first started thinking about this Presidential election, I supported both Ron Paul and John McCain. I saw them both as good options, as I agreed with most of their positions. And the issues they disagreed on were not ones that I cared about. But as I learned more, I slowly began to oppose the War in Iraq. Initially, I supported it for two main reasons:
Ralph Nader visited USC today. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it, but I hope someone got it on video and will post it. I’ll ask some friends about it sometime
The financial meltdown the economists of the Austrian School predicted has arrived.
We are in this crisis because of an excess of artificially created credit at the hands of the Federal Reserve System. The solution being proposed? More artificial credit by the Federal Reserve. No liquidation of bad debt and malinvestment is to be allowed. By doing more of the same, we will only continue and intensify the distortions in our economy – all the capital misallocation, all the malinvestment – and prevent the market’s attempt to re-establish rational pricing of houses and other assets.
Ron Paul is a Republican congressman serving his 10th term in the House of Representatives. I’ve written about him before. I learned from someone’s comment on YouTube that he has a new feature: a weekly update directly from him regarding the activities in Congress. I just listened to it, and it’s quite good. Hear his legislative update toll-free at 888-322-1414.
Part 2 of Ron Paul’s speech at the College of Idaho 4/25/08. Part 1 here
We were allied with Osama bin Laden when he was a freedom fighter in Afghanistan. Now that we are the occupiers, he’s a terrorist. Obviously, our foreign policy is screwed up. Let’s change it. It’s not hard to do. It’s described in the Constitution and by the Founding Fathers.