Thursday, July 31, 2008

Are We Paying Attention?

When my main man, Ron Paul's presidential campaign fizzled a few months ago I felt a bit heartbroken. For him. For me. For all of us. Since then, I've sort of had my head in the sand. Not paying attention. Not interested.

But two things hit me today that make me pay attention.

First, an article entitled: Barack Obama's Stealth Socialism in the Investor's Business Daily. His calls for "economic justice" are code for "redistribution of wealth"....which is socialism. The laundry list of programs he is promising make FDR seem moderate ("free" health care, "free" college tuition, universal - you are not free to say no - national service, "free" child care and "universal" preschool* plus much, much more). His childhood mentor until he was 18 was a communist. During college and his early career he was steeped in Marxist professors, socialist conferences and a socialist boss. Get the picture? This guy is a socialist! But he doesn't come right out and say so.

The next thing that caught my attention today was a video for the Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr. Never heard of him? Neither had I. And I love libertarians. know...head in the sand....

Refreshingly, this video is well done and inspirational. If you want to be challenged to actually think (huh? wha?) about where our country is headed, check it out. I like this guy.

The Time for Liberty

Tragically, I am back in the position of deciding whether to vote against a populist socialist, or vote for the guy I really like.

Still don't know what I'll do.

Who are you voting for? Why?

* You can be that gets my homeschool feathers ruffled! Kids need more of their parents, not less! Cradle to grave.....cradle to grave...that's where we are headed.