Brad Miller

Ron Paul or Gary Johnson: The only two choices for President

In Advocates of Liberty on August 12, 2011 at 9:48 am

If you love Liberty and are going to support a presidential candidate,  Ron Paul or Gary Johnson are your only choices.

I am an advocate of a Stateless Society otherwise known as an Anarcho-Capitalist Society or A Free Market Society. Until that day happens I believe are best chance at achieving maximum individual liberty is  through eduction and not the ballot box. 

That being said having a Ron Paul or Gary Johnson in the White House would bring a halt to the growth of government and even a reduction in its size. By electing a Libertarian republican you are voting for Liberty. No other candidates have advocated for liberty like Ron Paul or Gary Johnson. Both candidates want to limit or reduce government intervention into the lives of individuals at home and abroad.

Ron Paul is a Libertarian and student of the Austrian School of Economics. He is considered by many to have started the  Tea Party movement. He has voted no on every bill that either raised taxes or increased the debt. Some have called him Dr. No for all his no votes in the house. 

He has introduced many bills that would limit government and  increase individual Liberty. Whether it’s a bill to end  U.S. involvement in the U.N., or a bill to audit the Fed (which has led to the Fed being forced to divulge some of its secrets) to a bill that proposes to end withholding by the IRS. He has consistently voted to uphold the tenets of the Constitution and the ideas of Liberty. He also advocates for ending the drug war too.

All his legislation that he sponsored can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Paul_legislation

His books “End The Fed”, “The Revolution: A Manifesto”, and his newest release “Liberty Defined” are a great source of “ideological ammunition” for those who support the cause of Liberty. His educational successes far out weigh his legislative successes. To me that is a plus. He is an ideologue in the best sense of the word. His actions are predicated on a well thought out ideology based on the Natural Rights of Life, Liberty and Property. He believes in Maximum Individual Liberty and a minimal State.

Revolution: A Manifesto Link

http://www.amazon.com/Revolution-Manifesto-Ron-Paul/dp/0446537519

Liberty Defined Link: (I highly recommend to buy a copy read it and pass it on)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/145550145X/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=0446537519&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0EAR2FA5BMSKHJST293P

End the Fed Link: (This book explains how  the Federal Reserve system, FDIC and Fractional Reserve Banking are all basically fraudulent. This book will change the way you see the world.

http://www.amazon.com/End-Fed-Ron-Paul/dp/0446549177/ref=pd_sim_b_2

The other choice for those who love liberty and are going to support a candidate for president is Gary Johnson.

Gary Johnson was a very succesful governor of New Mexico. He left the state with a budget surplus, lowered taxes and cut the size and growth of the state government. His first criteria for  signing any legislation was first to ask “should government be doing this in the first place”. He vetoed 750 bills that came across his desk as governor and used line item veto in a lot more. He too believes in the fundamental rights of all individuals to  Life, Liberty and Property.

He is a successful business man who started his own construction company which he sold in 1999. In his run for governor of New Mexico he put up $500,000 of his own money.  

He advocates for the legalization of marijuana and cutting Federal spending by 40%.  He had success in New Mexico improving the Medicaid program and saving money while improving  health care for the poor.

He is a liberty first guy like Ron Paul. Gary Johnson is younger than Paul and has executive experience as a successful governor in a heavily democratic state.

 If you think either of these guys can advance the cause of Liberty then send them money. Campaigns run on cash. Even if your candidate doesn’t win when  they are on t.v. talking about Liberty and reducing the size of government they alter  the debate.  We need as much of that as possible. 

Just imagine what it would be like to have either one these guys in the White House. On a daily basis they would be working to reduce the size of government, protect  individual liberty and promote sound money and free markets. That is a world I wouldn’t mind living in.

Both of these guys if they were to win the Presidency would do what Barry Goldwater said we do when he ran for president  in 1964:

“I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it
more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote
welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution … or have failed their purpose … or that
impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden. I will not attempt to
discover whether legislation is ‘needed’ before I have first determined whether
it is constitutionally permissible. And if I should be attacked for neglecting
my constituents’ ‘interests,’ I shall reply that I was informed that their main
interest is liberty, and in that cause I am doing the very best I can.”

Both are Libertarians and both believe in Maximum Individual Liberty.  Read their positions and see what you think

Gary Johnson’s website:http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/

Ron Paul’s website:http://www.ronpaul2012.com/

I’m pulling for Paul.

And that’s my take.

Bastiat1776

AdvocateofLiberty

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