"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Gary Johnson: Be Libertarian With Me!

This messages comes from Gary Johnson, the former Republican Governor of New Mexico, who after two terms really did balance the budget and cut Government. He has a track record on the economy that should have been on display in the debates but thanks the RNC, he was not included except for two. Was it because he had a real record on the economy as Governor?

There are issues I don't agree with the Libertarians, but frankly I don't like what I am seeing out of the Republicans and Democrats with big government ideas no matter who is in charge. Like many Americans, I am willing to take a look and see where Gov Johnson stands because Obama and Romney do not represent me even a little. 

Now the issue is Executive Privilege which was claimed by Clinton 14 times, Bush six times, and now by Obama. After Holder providing the House Committee over 7,000 pages of documents, that is not enough. Bring back the special prosecutor and get politics out of investigations on both sides of the aisle. Wouldn't turn my hands for the difference as investigations have become more important then getting the people back to work and the deficit reduced. 

The good news is that Sen Boxer (D-CA) and Rep Mica (R-FL) are making progress on the Transportation bill -- finally both sides are working together on the bill for the good of America. The question of the day is will they actually accomplish an agreement that both sides can support?  Certainly hope that is the case.  More people are starting to ask the simple question f we have money to fix roads and bridges in other countries, why not in America? How about putting America first for a change which seems a foreign idea to many on the left and the right as both sides try to score political points?

Time to take America back from the career politicians who got us in this mess.  Neither party can say they were not part of this economic collapse -- both have a share of the blame by spending too much money by Congress and the President over the last eight years without regard to balancing the budget and cutting programs as members of Congress have their sacred programs that you will not cut.  

Then we have the infamous tax cuts that we now learn favored the wealthy big time with 13-14% income tax rate available to those involved with Wall Street.  As we are now learning from both parties, the devil is in the details and it is not a pretty sight.  Both parties declare they want transparency but neither are willing to bite the bullet to give the American people that transparency as we are seeing with this election.  

When did you think you would hear that an obvious political committee organized under the 501c4 section of the tax code, like Crossroads GPS would call itself a “social welfare organization” and doesn’t have to disclose its donors so it doesn't?  What a bunch of Bravo Sierra -- "social welfare organization" -- not even close -- it is purely political.  But then one of the founders of Crossroads GPS, Karl Rove, is still stiffing the House on his subpoena issued by the House over the firing of the US Attorneys.  President Bush declared Executive Privilege but he wasn't involved.  Rove after leaving the White House under a cloud starts two organizations raking in 100's of millions to defeat Obama and Democrats for Congress.   

Ethics in politics has gone the way of the dinosaur with all the big money trying to buy an election first in 2008 and now in 2012 -- time for the American people to speak out they have had enough.  Maybe it is time for a third party to rise from the ashes of two short sighted national parties who put PARTY ahead of what is good for all of America.

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