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Weekend Video: Voices Of People Who Understand Economics and Should Be Leading America

10 January 2009 5 Comments

I’m going to start doing a video each weekend.  For the first one, you will hear audio and video clips from the past several years of people who understood the economic issues which caused the current crises that we find ourselves in today.  You will also hear the only solutions that will create a bright economic future for America.

Watch this video.  The entire thing.  Then, leave me your comments.  Let’s get a nice discussion going.

Now, if you’ve watched that. Are you ready to join me in voting Ron Paul for President in 2012?

5 Comments »

  • Joel said:

    Ron Paul in 2012!!! Can someone please explain to me why Ron Paul isn’t president? He believes in small government, low taxes, civil liberty, sound money and he’s also anti-war!!! I’m an African American and I cannot understand why everyone loves Obama. Does anyone really listen to his policies? He doesn’t have any just like most people in government who are puppets. He doesn’t talk about getting rid of the Federal Reserve(mafia), IRS, and the inflation tax like Ron Paul does. Obama will not “change” anything. Most of his campaign contributions came from big corporations (conflict of interest). He voted for the Wall Street bailout (socialism) and wants to propose a huge stimulus package (WE’RE BROKE ALREADY!!!). Look at his cabinet member picks, they’re all elites (Secret Society Members). Vote for Ron Paul in 2012 or DON’T VOTE AT ALL because this system is rigged. If you like Ron Paul’s views on economics (Austrian Economics) go to http://www.mises.org. They offer a 52-week home study course for $350 which is well worth the money. Don’t forget to subscribe to Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty blog. I like your blog, keep it up.

    P.S.: If you can, you should post more youtube videos of Ron Paul on your blog. That will be a great way to introduce your subscribers to Ron Paul.

  • stephanie said:

    I really hope he runs again. I saw him speak last year, and I bought The Revolution: A Manifesto and have loaned it out to multiple people.

    I am proud that so many young people supported Ron Paul, but am also insanely curious as to why how young voters overall supported Ron Paul and Obama – they are completely opposite ends of the spectrum!

    On a slightly different note, as someone who wants to go to grad school for Economics, it makes me sad that most Americans know so little about economics and economic policies that people politicians are well-versed in economics (like Ron Paul) have to keep their public statements, for the most part, limited to basic 100-level (or even high school) topics. I find it crazy that most high schools require, for example, fine arts courses, but an understanding of basic economics (arguable one of the most important topics in terms of “good citizenship” and politics) is rarely taught before college (and obviously many, many Americans don’t go to college, and many more don’t even complete a high school education).

  • David Wynn said:

    I think a Ron Paul presidency would be a mixed bag of good and bad, but the big thing that keeps Paul from being president is that he would make those changes rapidly, and Americans tend to be against rapid restructuring of their government (as seen both in the voting booth and the stock market).

    Presuming he made it however, I think his best policy would be in reining back the role of the President (primarily through rolling back foreign policy). Paul is the only candidate who I believed would get into office and reduce his own power. Granted, Congress would need to step up in return, but that’s another matter.

    I think Paul’s worst idea is re-establishing the Gold standard. That the dollar doesn’t have a constant value through time isn’t the end of the world, and it allows for much greater flexibility when in times of economic crisis. I think creating an artificial standard for the dollar based on the movement of gold from one country to another has already caused economic troubles in the past, it’s best to leave that beast in history where it belongs.

  • Kevin said:

    David:

    I agree that Ron Paul would reign in his own power.

    I completely disagree with the gold standard argument, however. There is no bigger example of government abuse than through the deliberate inflationary policy of our government. A gold standard would prevent our government from printing money to expand its own power.

    A gold standard would prevent our government from expanding the money supply to be able to “spend” more money on programs that gain votes. While they do that, they destroy our own savings and wealth.

    “The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the Principles and form of our Constitution. I am an Enemy to all banks discounting bills or notes for anything but Coin. If the American People allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the People of all their Property until their Children will wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered.”
    -Thomas Jefferson