Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Money bombing for freedom

Do you remember buying your first computer? Maybe you went to a store, probably a store that's out of business now, and asked the salesperson which computer you should buy.

"It depends," they would typically answer. "Do you want to play games, edit video, do word processing? What do you want to do with it?"

Here's what we what want to do with it.

We want to bury the politicians who are taking our freedom, bit by bit, forcing us to check with Washington before we take any action: Does the government want me to do this? Will the government let me do this? Will the government subsidize me if I do this? Will the government fine me, or tax me, or denounce me if I do this?

Not to mention: What does the SEIU think? Is it good for the auto workers?

Even if you bought your computer for porn and online poker, you can use it today to fight for your freedom.

In the past, political fundraising was a daunting task for candidates who believe in freedom. All the money went to candidates who promised to give away free stuff.

It was a perfectly rational calculation on everybody's part.

Today we live in the world that was created by that bargain: government workers' unions with benefits and pensions and job security that far exceed anything that can be matched by comparable jobs in the private sector; businesses cutting jobs in the face of ruinous costs ordered by the government officials who were elected with the donations of government workers' unions.

The only way out is to lift the burden on the American people and allow economic activity to go unpunished.

The government gravy train must be derailed or we're all going to die shoveling coal into it.

Today America Wants To Know introduces a new feature: The Money Bomb Update.

Between now and November, we will be posting links to the campaigns of politicians who vow to restore freedom in America. If you send a small amount to each of them, even if it's just one dollar, you will be assisting their campaigns by helping them build a mailing list they can rent to other campaigns in the future. You'll be helping to demonstrate that there are millions and millions of American voters who are serious about protecting freedom from the well-intentioned butchers who are carving it up and giving it away with both hands.

Kentucky GOP Senate candidate Rand Paul is trying to raise $300,000 today. He's fighting against a Republican establishment candidate who's less ideological and more willing to meet the Democrats halfway when they ignore the Constitution and usurp power to accomplish their desired policies.

"Let there be no change by usurpation," George Washington warned in his farewell address, "for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed."

Today's money bomb: www.RandPaul2010.com

Tell a friend.

3-24-10: Update - From Rand Paul's website: "Rand Paul raised $261,880 on Tuesday in his "Give Me Liberty" Money Bomb. He has now raised $550,000 for the quarter and more than $2.3 million over the course of his stunningly successful campaign."