Show #5: Non-Interference and change
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Program notes: Now that the phenomenal fourth quarter “money-bomb” of 4.2 million dollars in one twenty-four day is somewhat passe, we need to see if Paul’s numbers will go up in NH and other parts of the country. As of today, he is fourth in NH with 8%, ahead of Fred Thompson and Huckabee. Fortunately, we don’t have to be worried about the Paul campaign mismanaging the money of loyal supporters. You can’t have this same confidence with the Romney or Giuliani campaign.
If Paul supporters have complained that he has not been in the news much, well, we got what we asked for. Everyone wants a chance to interview Dr. Paul. From Wolf Blitzer to NH journalists.
Paul has raised as of today over 8.2 million dollars; this is more than last quarter already and more than Senator McCain. And there are still 46 days left before the end of the quarter. But what is it that leads people to donate such amounts? Why does the media not understand what’s behind Paul’s message? The mainstream media: Fox News, ABC, MSNBC cannot understand two issues:
At least two philosophical ideas come to mind?
a) A Philosophy of non-interference
b) A Philosophy of Change
First, people want to live without government interference. They want to work hard and keep the fruits of their labor. They do not want to end up like most of their grandparents having to work full-time jobs at Wal-Mart at the age of 75 because their social security cannot support them after retirement. This new generation wants to invest their money, give their charity to whom they please instead of being forced by government to make that decision for them.
Secondly, people want change. Change of foreign policy and change of economic policy.
Our foreign policy has been one of the most outrageous and empire-like foreign policy this country has ever had. In previous wars, young men walked into the Military booth to sign up for the military and go to war. Today, the US government has so extended itself throughout the world (130 countries) that it has to find someone; anyone off the streets or off prison. Our empire can no longer survive another generation without changing its foreign policy.
This same foreign policy is the one that may bring about a recession to our nation. A Recession is a decline in any country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), or negative real economic growth, for two or more successive quarters of a year. Our debt due to foreign intervention in both Iraq and Afghanistan has reached almost 1.6 trillion dollars. It is estimated to double by 2017. There is no end to a foreign policy of interventionism. If we had followed the advice of Ron Paul, this nation would be close to paying off its unprecedented debt. Our nation would be closer to the prosperity that attracts the world, the world would not despise us so much, and we could begin to heal the abuse we have imposed on others. Ron Paul can bring about change in foreign policy and economic policy. Will you consider registering Republican for the coming primary? Time is short.