I think a submarine is a very worthwhile weapon. I believe we can defend ourselves with submarines and all our troops back at home. This whole idea that we have to be in 130 countries and 900 bases… is an old-fashioned idea.
I have never met anyone who did not support our troops. Sometimes however we hear accusations that someone or some group does not support the men and women serving in our Armed Forces. But this is pure demagoguery and it is intellectually dishonest.
I am just absolutely convinced that the best formula for giving us peace and preserving the American way of life is freedom limited government and minding our own business overseas.
Having federal officials whether judges bureaucrats or congressmen impose a new definition of marriage on the people is an act of social engineering profoundly hostile to liberty.
Deficits mean future tax increases pure and simple. Deficit spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations and politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax hikers.
A system of capitalism presumes sound money not fiat money manipulated by a central bank. Capitalism cherishes voluntary contracts and interest rates that are determined by savings not credit creation by a central bank.
I am absolutely opposed to a national ID card. This is a total contradiction of what a free society is all about. The purpose of government is to protect the secrecy and the privacy of all individuals not the secrecy of government. We don’t need a national ID card.
I had the privilege of practicing medicine in the early ’60s before we had any government. It worked rather well and there was nobody on the street suffering with no medical care.
If you like small government you need to work hard at having a strong national defense that is not so militant. Personal liberty is the purpose of government to protect liberty – not to run your personal life not to run the economy and not to pretend that we can tell the world how they ought to live.
Just think of what Woodrow Wilson stood for: he stood for world government. He wanted an early United Nations League of Nations. But it was the conservatives Republicans that stood up against him.
There is nothing wrong with describing Conservatism as protecting the Constitution protecting all things that limit government. Government is the enemy of liberty. Government should be very restrained.
When one gets in bed with government one must expect the diseases it spreads.
When the federal government spends more each year than it collects in tax revenues it has three choices: It can raise taxes print money or borrow money. While these actions may benefit politicians all three options are bad for average Americans.
Back a hundred years ago especially around Woodrow Wilson what happened in this country is we took freedom and we chopped it into pieces.
There is only one kind of freedom and that’s individual liberty. Our lives come from our creator and our liberty comes from our creator. It has nothing to do with government granting it.
You don’t have freedom because you are a hyphenated American you have freedom because you are an individual and that should be protected.
As recent as the year 2000 we won elections by saying we shouldn’t be the policemen of the world and that we should not be nation building. And its time we got those values back into this country.
I like Mitt Romney as a person. I think he’s a dignified person. But I have no common ground on economics. He doesn’t worry about the Federal Reserve. He doesn’t worry about foreign policy. He doesn’t talk about civil liberties so I would have a hard time to expect him to ever invite me to campaign with him.
In time it will become clear to everyone that support for the policies of pre-emptive war and interventionist nation-building will have much greater significance than the removal of Saddam Hussein itself.
Another term for preventive war is aggressive war – starting wars because someday somebody might do something to us. That is not part of the American tradition.
Cliches about supporting the troops are designed to distract from failed policies policies promoted by powerful special interests that benefit from war anything to steer the discussion away from the real reasons the war in Iraq will not end anytime soon.
There’s nothing wrong with being a Conservative and coming up with a Conservative believe in foreign policy where we have a strong national defense and we don’t go to war so carelessly.
Think of what happened after 9/11 the minute before there was any assessment there was glee in the administration because now we can invade Iraq and so the war drums beat.
Throughout the 20th century the Republican Party benefited from a non-interventionist foreign policy. Think of how Eisenhower came in to stop the Korean War. Think of how Nixon was elected to stop the mess in Vietnam.
War is never economically beneficial except for those in position to profit from war expenditures.
What is not conservative about saying ‘Don’t go to war unless we go to war properly with a full declaration of war and no other way?’