Paul Craig Roberts: More On Ron Paul
"The biggest mistake that libertarians make is the way they view government and private sectors. Government is the root of all evil, and the private sector is the source of all good. Libertarians have never figured out that people are the same whether in the government or in the private sector. They will abuse their power regardless of where they perch. That is why government needs to be tied down by the Constitution and the private sector by regulation. Yes, regulation can go too far. Certainly, deregulation has gone too far." Read more HERE
I found this article by Paul Craig Roberts right on target. It is a matter of realism.
I've found that as years pass, my visual focus has faded - requiring that I wear glasses. Although a bit of a pain - this comes with a surprise gift - clearer vision regarding reality itself. The ups and downs of life help smooth out the highs and lows - bringing reality into clear focus. Part of reality is realizing that nobody gets to have EVERYTHING they want. That goes for me, you - it doesn't matter. God and nature just will not cooperate - things are not set up that way - and the sooner we all realize this simple fact - the sooner life gets easier - as we stop clinging to the banks and going with the flow to get to where we all want to go.
I am not talking about selling out, compromising principles, or selling our souls. I'm talking about bringing about positive political change in America - moving this boat back onto course - casting off the pirates, sobering up the captain - and getting things ship-shape so we can all get to our individual destinations. The Ship requires rules - and we will all stand our watches - man our stations, perform our duties - then when we hit shore - get off and get on with our lives - turning things over to the next crew.
Presently there are factions fighting for control of the government of this country. Some of these factions are the Republican and Democrat party factions - blind, brainwashed, bleating sheep that put party above all - the nation be damned. Hey if the captain is drunk - but he's our man - he's for the party - to hell with it. Well folks - you know - if you are mature and a realist - this cannot work - we'll all end up walking on the walls to get off the ship and jumping into the sea - praying the waterborne sharks don't kill those of us the land-based sharks are wiping out now.
There are libertarians too - as PCR addresses in the article linked above. I hear them interviewed on the radio once in a while - complaining about one thing or another they "don't agree with" regarding Ron Paul - and the whole time I wonder why they insist on shooting themselves in the foot. Rather than finding common ground - and realizing - as adults do - that nobody gets to have everything they want RIGHT NOW - maybe never - that somewhere along the line - your going to have to pick a captain - find out what you can do to help sail the ship - and get to work.
Speaking of captains - the alternatives presented? Newt? Mitt? Rick? WTF??? And Libertarian hopefuls (emphasis on "HOPE") - none to think of. So why don't they get behind someone who maybe will bring them half of what they want instead of NOTHING?
PCR's article makes great points about Ron Paul being labeled as a person who is going to take away - immediately - the social safety net many rely on in our presently cruel and unusual medical environment - to stay alive. Why in the world would someone on a fixed income - sick - relying on medicare or medicaid vote for Ron Paul if they think he is intent on taking these benefits away?
Of course Ron Paul is discussing adult issues - intent on addressing root cause of our nation's ailments - over time - keeping things going for those who have no way out as long as needed - while rebuilding a structure for those young enough - to have a newer, better working structure awaiting them should they need it - or better yet - their own financial stability to be able to handle things on their own. Add to that - a financially functioning medical care system - that people can afford.
These ideals are all possible - but they take time - and there must be a transition period - as with changing over any massive system.
One fact remains - anyone YOU vote for - except for Ron Paul - is a crap shoot- and the dice ARE LOADED. Ron Paul's long record proves he does what he told you he would do while campaigning. Don't ever forget that.
The rest are still playing "he said she said" - avoiding the real issues when possible - explaining away all their past backstabbings and lies - and promising everybody everything with no intention whatsoever to deliver when the election stolen for them installs their sorry ass into office - in defiance of a public obviously wishing for somebody honest that really wants to fix this mess.
So - when it comes time to vote - you will not only be voting for yourself -you will be voting for the captain that will sail the ship that not only you, but youR kids and grandkids will be on. Whether they are brought aboard to lug powder bags below decks while the ship is used for war until sunk or worn out - or whether they will sail on board to a destination of their own choosing is the question.
A vote for Ron Paul is a vote for Liberty. There is no other alternative right now. That is the reality we face. It is up to you to face that reality - to find a way to support the best there is - put aside "party" and other selfish thought-stoppers - and do what is clearly right.
Please climb aboard, we'll start with the rudder (Constitution) and work our way out from there.