Nice article. The End of the Party of Small GovernmentSubmitted by ralph hornsby on Mon, 03/19/2012 - 08:36
Of course there is one other candidate vying for the GOP nomination but he’s just a principled pro-life obstetrician with a fundamental understanding of our healthcare system, who never voted to raise taxes once, who has written multiple books on free market economics, and who predicted the crash of 2008 and ongoing malaise years before it happened. But we are told, Ron Paul is not “conservative” enough.
Actually this is correct. Ron Paul is not a conservative. He is a libertarian. But that makes him more “conservative” than the other 3 fellows by quite a lot. (Santorum can call himself a conservative all he wants but it seems he is only on social issues, which in this writer’s opinion is just flat out scary.)
Ron Paul is the only guy who is even close to a conservative in the race. Yet the GOP is scared of Ron Paul’s libertarianism and equally scared of the influx of young people Ron Paul has brought into the party.
By capitulating to these fears the GOP may have signed its own death warrant. If the Republicans don’t want young, principled, small government voters, then it’s the GOP’s own fault if it rots from within and the government takes even more of our hard fought freedoms.
The kids at the Ron Paul rallies are the future whether the GOP likes it or not. The only question was if the GOP wanted to remain relevant in the elections to come. It seems that it has decided that it is quite comfortable with right where it is, thank you very much. Too bad that means that there will be no real counter then to a government that is not only out of control but is pushing at breakneck speed toward fiscal catastrophe.