Friday, June 20, 2008

Ron Paul's Ongoing Campaign

(Fishers, IN)- While Ron Paul is officially out of the race for the Republican Party's nomination for President, he is continuing his efforts with the launch of Ron Paul's Campaign For Liberty. It's a Political Action Committee with the following as it's mission statement:
The mission of the Campaign for Liberty is to promote and defend the great American principles of individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and a noninterventionist foreign policy, by means of educational and political activity.

With this launch, and without an endorsement of Bob Barr, to read between the lines is to conclude thusly: Ron Paul is continuing to work to "reform" the Republican Party. If you can have a mission statement like this, and not endorse Barr, I'm not sure what else there is to conclude.

I for one am not interested in reforming the Republican Party. I'm not interested in doing anything besides relegating it to the scrap heap of failed American political parties. They'd look good resting among the ashes of the Free Soil Party and the Communist Party USA. Paul gave it a fair shot, but was soundly rejected by Republicans in their primaries and caucuses. Republicans don't want liberty. They had their chance, and stomped on it.

I hope Paul's work of supporting candidates who promote liberty isn't limited to mostly Republicans and a few Democrats. It would render his PAC as the equal of the Club For Growth, which also mistakenly promotes mostly Republicans, and finds itself staring at an ever-growing government, with ever-growing amounts of taxes taken from the people, and ever-growing debt being generated as future taxes on future Americans.


Gregg said...

Well, considering that Barr is more like McCain that Ron Paul, why would Dr Paul's PAC wish to endorse Bob Barr?

If there was a suitable candidate that we could trust to do more than just mouth platitudes and empty promises then I would agree with you. However, looking at Barr's history tells us everything we need to know about a potential Barr presidency.

Mike Kole said...

Details, man! In what way is Barr like McCain? I can show some large ways they are different:

1. Barr wants to end the war immediately, McCain wants to extend it.
2. Barr wants to cut spending at the core, but McCain has only addressed cutting earmarks, which are well-known pork but only the tip of the iceberg. McCain says nothing about the iceberg.
3. Barr opposes the Patriot Act, McCain supports it.
4. Barr is a non-interventionist, McCain is an interventionist.

BTW, those four not insignificant areas are where Barr is just like Paul.

OK- your turn!