Sunday, December 16, 2007

Ron Paul's tea party

Don't be afraid to support Ron Paul for president.

He's not a kook.

Ron Paul wants to bring U.S. troops home from Iraq because what we are doing in Iraq isn't working, and it's long past time to recognize that and start doing something else.

Ron Paul wants to make Social Security and Medicare solvent by reducing what we spend on overseas military operations in more than a hundred countries around the globe and using that money to fund our own safety-net programs. Other politicians say our only options are tax increases and benefit cuts. Ron Paul has a different idea.

Ron Paul wants to reduce the size of the federal government, not just to save money, but because the more power the federal government has over every little detail of life, the less freedom we all have.

Ron Paul wants to enact fiscal and monetary policies to stop the creeping inflation that makes the cost of living go up faster than your salary does.

Ron Paul wants to abolish the IRS. As you scrape together your year-end statements and receipts to bring to your tax preparer, ask yourself if you'd like to hear more about that.

If you care about freedom and individual rights, you should vote for Ron Paul.

If you think George W. Bush has made the federal government too big and too powerful without making it more competent, you should vote for Ron Paul.

If you'd like to hear some fresh ideas for solving problems, you should vote for Ron Paul.

Don't let anybody scare you off.

Don't fall for the argument that a vote for Ron Paul is a wasted vote. If you agree with Ron Paul and you vote for somebody else, no one will know you exist, and you'll never get the policies you want. Cast your vote for the candidate you honestly support. Even if he doesn't win, the other candidates will know that you're alive, that you vote, and that you support those views.

Today, in honor of the anniversary of the Boston tea party, supporters of Ron Paul are trying to raise an attention-getting chunk of money, the kind of money that makes consultant-shaped candidates put their fists through drywall.

Get in on the fun at

Editor's note: You might be interested in the earlier posts, "Ron Paul's good question" and "Ron Paul's military secret."