The Problem With Jesse VenturaSubmitted by Smaulgld.com on Fri, 09/21/2012 - 13:00
There is a lot to like about former pro wrestler and Minnesota Governor Jesse Venture. He speaks his mind. He is independent, smart and supports Ron Paul and Gary Johnson openly.
Jesse has identified in his new book one of the roots of our problems-the two gangs that run this country-Democrats and Republicans.
When someone speaks intelligently and passionately about a problem and identifies its source we listen attentively.
Identifying issues however, is only half the story. Dennis Kucinich and Ralph Nader, like Jesse, also correctly place the blame where it belongs-a corrupt government. These three men are to be admired for their outspoken and forthright criticisms.
Where Jesse, Ralph and Dennis differ from liberty minded people like Ron Paul is they see a corrupt big government and want to replace it with a responsible honest big government that taxes and regulates.
Liberty minded people realize that a large government and taxes are inherently corruptible and evil.
In Jesse's latest book (which I haven't finished)he waxes nostalgically of a time when the top tax rate was 90% during the Eisenhower era and everything was just fine and the middle class was prosperous.
You'd never hear Ron Paul speak wistfully of those golden tax rates!
Jesse has my respect for having intelligence and courage and he is worth listening to. But his message is not all about liberty, its about removing corruption from government.
I suppose that's a good place to start on the road to liberty.