Here are the two parts of Ron Paul’s interview with Wolf Blitzer last night. He gets to cover a lot of ground in this interview–Iraq, monetary policy, globalism, taxes, and fund raising. I also received Dr. Paul’s newsletter today that addresses a great point regarding last week’s debates
mainstream politicians NEVER attack an opponent they think is far behind. The McCain campaign, we’ve heard, is worried sick about New Hampshire, and they thought a slam at me would help. Ha! Of course, it only strengthened our forces.
Enjoy the video, and don’t forget about the Tea Party on December 16!
Justin Gardner at Donklephant asks if we should Get Rid of the Electoral College.
On Aug. 25, Democratic California senator Dianne Feinstein called for the abolition of the Electoral College, saying, â€œThe current system enables a handful of states to become battleground states, and disenfranchises tens of millions of American voters in the most important election in the nation.
Wouldn’t eliminating the electoral college basically cause candidates to
pander to campaign in areas that are densely populated and forget about people in less populated areas?
I think the real problem is that we’ve become a culture that, dangerously and wrongly, looks to The President as the person who is responsible for all of the woes and triumphs of our daily lives. The Presidency was meant to be of the States, not of the people, hence the electoral college. The President’s job was to be the executive officer of the group of States, while the States themselves were to be responsible for governing the people. That way people in California would be free to institue whatever wacky policies and programs they choose to implement locally while not affecting the people of New Hampshire, who would be free to choose a more conservative set of policies to govern their state.
The powers of the President and federal government are pretty clearly laid out in the Constitution and should be correctly limited. If they were, this wouldn’t be an issue.
I can’t help but cheer for controversy like this:
With other states rushing to set early nominating contests, Florida offers the first test of the DNC’s resolve to restore order to the schedule it set last year. Michigan and New Hampshire also are considering moving up their voting, in violation of the party rules.
But the DNC has threatened to penalize candidates who campaign in states that violate the rules.
Relax, I’d be just as happy to see it happen to the Republicans. Besides, it’s only natural–these things happen when any organization/company/government gets too big.
It never ceases to amaze me that over 200 years ago a few men were smart enough to realize that the only way to make one size fit all is to limit the size. Let’s not forget that simple truth.