What Percentage of the GOP do we want?Submitted by OctoBox on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 13:50
Ron Paul argues that "war" does not beget free markets (or free trade). Because wealth is redistributed to the Supply Chain and Warmongers (the profiteers of war) and according to Mises limits the power of the consumer to rule via the point of sale (POS).
Voting and Lobbying -- Is this an act of war, or forced-redistribution?
War is a Groupist Fight (one group against another)
---Impact: Grows the Size of Government
Voting is a Groupist Fight (one group against another)
---Impact:Grows the Size of Government
Corporations Lobby for Monopoly Positions as Supply Chain Engines when War comes along
---Impact:Grows the size of Government
Corporations and PACs Lobby for Monopoly Position of Authority over their Party (are we going for 10%, 20%, 80%, or 100% control over the GOP?)
---Do we have target goal?
---How much statism do we want to leave in power?
---Impact:Grows the size of Gov't
How did RP suggest we handle Vietnam -- by what mechanism did we have the greatest impact over their gov't? Do you remember that speech? It was via "trade" -- correct? Free-Trade.
Wouldn't it make sense then that the greatest way to influence a country from within is via "consumer-sovereignty" (i.e. free trade)?
Now go back to the OP question -- Do we want all of the GOP or only some. If only some, then how much? If we say we want all of it, is that a declaration of war against those who already control it?
(Do you agree with Ron Paul that "war" does not beget free-markets, it only increases the size of gov't?)?
Put it this way -- what was the economic trade amount between Vietnam and America in the early 60's?
What is the dollar value (in terms of leverage, regulation, law generation, and cash) of the GOP -- what is it worth?
Is it more valuable or less valuable than the trade between America and Vietnam in the early 60's?
The answer to the latter questions tells you whether or not you are in a "war" with Republicans -- now go back to RP's question "war or trade -- which one begets free-markets?"