"...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."
-2 Corinthians 3:17 (NASB)

"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
~John Adams

10.29.2007

More Presidential Info- From the Cato Daily Dispatch

Today's Cato Daily Dispatch was nothing short of insightful. I recommend you read it. They have very nice quotes from two articles. One was from today's Christian Science Monitor. The other, as usual, is from one of their boys, Mr. Tanner, who published an article back in September. This article is still very insightful today.

Highlights:
  • Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, just three programs consume 40% of the Federal budget. Does that make you wonder why we're in debt? Literally in 9 Trillion (with a big T) dollars worth of it. Just wait to you see where those numbers go when you factor in the State's spending.
  • I got to laugh at Clinton. Literally, this is Hillary-ous:
    "we don't have a crisis in Social Security," she told the Boston Globe recently. "We have a long-term solvency challenge we can meet if we're smart about it."

    Well. I can tell that she's a lawyer. She uses big words which basically spell out "problem." It is a problem that just 3 programs use of 40% of our government's resources when we are going into debt at the rate we are! Can't believe she doesn't get that. Ok, I can get it.
  • As much as I laugh at liberals, Neo-Cons are worse. Why? Because you can't predict them. What does neo-conservative mean? It is someone who supports the new, but still promotes the "good ol' days." Do you see a problem with wanting a new way and the old way? I do. The whole ideology is a contradiction of sorts. The nature of the neo-con is "I'm all for freedom but..." and you know what's coming after that. President George W. Bush (as quoted by CATO) is a great example:
    "We have a responsibility that when somebody hurts, government has got to move."
    That, my friends, is the ideology of socialism itself. Its coming strait from the famous "conservative" governor of Texas. This is what a "neo-con man" looks like. That is why I refuse to vote for all the major candidates recognized by the media. I just can't trust them. At least I can trust a Democrat to make bad decisions.
  • Now that I'm almost done editorializing, lets get to the "Fred Factors" in CATO's article:
    1. Best marks from the National Taxpayers Union (except for Tancredo, and yes.. Mr Ron Paul).
    2. He cast"his vote in favor of No Child Left Behind, but he now says he opposes increased federal involvement in education."
    3. He is a huge backer of John McCain. Yes, that includes McCain/Feingold's campaign finance mess. Excuse me, WAS. In a Hannity/Colmes interview, he commented on the worthiness of the bill by saying: "Part of it was, and part of it wasn't."
    4. I love this quote from Tanner: "It's hard to be a small-government conservative while favoring more widespread military intervention. War is a big-government program."
So, I'm voting Ron Paul '08. What do you think? Do Thompson's blights on his record really matter? Would you trust a neo-con? (aka: Giuliani)

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