I've written several pro-liberty letters to the editor, all were published in the Wausau Daily Herald, a popular central Wisconsin Newspaper.
My latest one tries to sway Republicans to accept Ron Paul's foreign policy. This was not meant to be a libertarian rant, but a tool to expand our base of supporters.
It can be found here:
The Federal Reserve is propping up the entire U.S. economy by buying 61 percent of the government debt issued by the Treasury Department, a trend that cannot last, Lawrence Goodman, a former Treasury official and current president of the Center for Financial Stability, writes in a Wall Street Journal opinion article published Wednesday.
The WSJ Op Ed in Question: Demand for U.S. Debt Is Not Limitless
By Lawrence Goodman | WSJ.com
The conventional wisdom that nearly infinite demand exists for U.S. Treasury debt is flawed and especially dangerous at a time of record U.S. sovereign debt issuance.
The recently released Federal Reserve Flow of Funds report for all of 2011 reveals that Federal Reserve purchases of Treasury debt mask reduced demand for U.S. sovereign obligations. Last year the Fed purchased a stunning 61% of the total net Treasury issuance, up from negligible amounts prior to the 2008 financial crisis. This not only creates the false appearance of limitless demand for U.S. debt but also blunts any sense of urgency to reduce supersized budget deficits.
Still, the outdated notion of never-ending buyers for U.S. debt is perpetuated by many. For instance, in recent testimony before the Senate Budget Committee, former Federal Reserve Board Vice Chairman Alan Blinder said, "If you look at the markets, they're practically falling over themselves to lend money to the federal government." Sadly, that's no longer accurate.
Continue at WSJ.com
By Brian Doherty, author of the forthcoming book Ron Paul's rEVOLution: The Man and the Movement He Inspired
Opposing Views | March 27, 2012
Ron Paul, presidential candidate, still in the news. Some of the latest items of interest:
*Paul hopes for good, expects bad, from the Supreme Court as it judges the constitutionality of ObamaCare this week, as Huffington Post reports:
Paul said on Bloomberg Television that he believed the court would not overturn the law.
“I suspect they're going to rule it constitutional, but that is a big guess out of thin air,” he said according to The Hill, explaining, “this Supreme Court is slightly better than in the past, [but] they haven't done a real good job in defending the free market and the original intent of the Interstate Commerce Clause.”....
Paul said that if the Supreme Court were to support the law, it would "be a real tragedy."
*Paul pushes back against Piers Morgan when he asks him why he's still in the race...
Link to Full Article at Opposing Views
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This article contains many recent pieces and narrations about Ron Paul, and is very positive and energizing! I definitely recommend reading it in its short entirety. Let's win this thing!!!
Can Newt Gingrich really lower gasoline prices to $2.50 per gallon? With his pro-war foreign policy, not a chance in Hell. Lately, all the talk about government control over gasoline prices coming from both sides of the isle is nothing more than political jockeying in an election year. There are many factors contributing to higher gasoline prices, most of which have nothing to do with national supply and demand. It's all rather technical and geopolitical, but I'll try to do my best to explain.
First, the United States has increased production of domestic crudes by 15 percent over the past two years, while domestic demand for petroleum has decreased. Take note of how many refineries in the Northeast has shut down indefinitely over the past year. So, it's not a problem of oil supply. However, our infrastructure for transport and delivering these home-produced crudes has not grown with the pace of production. The U.S. oil storage hub, for example, is land-locked in Cushing, Okla. Approving large-scale energy infrastructure update projects like the Keystone XL pipeline is a start to de-bottlenecking these supply channels. President Barack Obama dropped the ball on that "shovel-ready" job in a flailing economy that is also down-trodden with high gasoline prices.
I had something amazing happen to me today. My mother texted me, "I love your passion for Ron Paul. He has my vote." I am 39 years old and have never been involved in politics. I have lived in the San Francisco Bay area all my life. The "lesser of two evils" thing kept me away and uninterested, like most people my age. My eyes were opened to Ron Paul about 6 months ago and I had an awakening. Something inside me changed. For the first time in a very long time I had hope. So I began to share videos of Ron Paul speaking on Facebook.
Six months later I am happy to say I have exposed many people to Ron and his message. Today was a great day. My mom is a Republican and has been my whole life. When I first started to talk to her about Ron Paul, she basically laughed him off. Now she is on our side. People are waking up. This is a major win in my eyes!
If my mom can be convinced at 64 years old that freedom and liberty are the only way we should vote, that Ron Paul is the only choice... I am really starting to believe we can win this thing! I have always hoped, but this amazed me.
Now the real work starts... my Dad.
Romney and Paul allege 'dirty tricks' by Santorum supporters
The campaigns of Mitt Romney and Ron Paul have filed a complaint alleging "serious and prejudicial misconduct" by supporters of rival Rick Santorum at the March 17 Missouri caucus that they say amounted to "voter suppression."
The complaint, filed with the state Republican party and several caucus officials and dated Monday, demands that the state party refuse to recognize the delegates from Jefferson County, where the campaigns say the improprieties took place.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The housing market started the new year with a thud. Home prices dropped for the fifth consecutive month in January, reaching their lowest point since the end of 2002.
This subject line (and improvisational title to this forum) was emailed to me verbatim as a comment from a neocon, warmongering, Santorum-worshipping friend of mine.
Little did she know as to how I would respond (and that it would become the subject of a forum here LOL) but I think it got her attention and caused her to back down because she never responded.
My response to her comment, below. Enjoy:
[NOTE TO READERS: Please feel free to use this, and if necessary, use as your own if it needs to be presented that way as an editorial to a newspaper. Post it on your blogs. Pass it on to the Revolution Pac to be the basis of a video or a flyer or pass it on to the Campaign. I am not connected to anyone there so I would be honored however you decide to get the word out and start pushing back in defense of Dr. Paul...the finest presidential candidate to surface in modern times.]
Yes. Dangerous…to the Republican and Democratic Establishments.
Dangerous…to all of the special interest empires such as the Military Industrial Complex, the Prison Industrial Complex, the Food, Agricultural & Chemical Complex, Medical & Entitlement Complex, the Financial Complex, Big Labor, Big Pharma, etc.
From The Guatemala Times
The President of Guatemala, Otto Perez put the issue of drug legalization on the SICA agenda in a historic meeting in Antigua, Guatemala on Saturday, despite the efforts of a certain power to get the meeting canceled at the last minute. For the first time 3 Central American Leaders defied the US and send a strong and clear message: we consider the war on drugs failed, we demand that US takes the responsibility, we demand the US pays, we are not paying the price for US failure.
It is very clear that the Presidents of Central America and many Latin American countries are tired of the empty promises and empty US rhetoric on the war on drugs. They have also learned the lesson from Mexico, where President Calderon has been doing as the US asks, turning the country into a bloodbath. Last week Gen. Charles Jacoby, commander of U.S. Northern Command, said during testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee: Mexico’s “decapitation” strategy of capturing or killing high-value drug cartel leaders with the help of U.S. has a problem, it isn´t working. “The decapitation strategy — they’ve been successful at that. Twenty-two out of the top 37 trafficking figures that the Mexican government has gone after have been taken off the board. But it has not had an appreciable effect — an appreciable, positive effect.”
Thanks to Minnesota Chris for the video: