I stand with Rand on this matter!
Texas Rep. Ron Paul won a straw poll at the Family Research Council’s Values Voters Summit on October 8, receiving 37 percent of the vote at the social conservative convention. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins downplayed the results some, saying that 600 people registered Saturday morning left after Paul spoke. “I think people are still in the process of deciding where they want to go,” Perkins told reporters. Herman Cain took 23 percent and former Sen. Rick Santorum took 16 percent. Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann won 8 percent while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney received 4 percent of the vote.
In his speech, Paul emphasized personal responsibility, using the example of Jesus’ response to prostitution. “He didn’t call for more laws. But he was very direct and thought that stoning was not the solution to the problem of prostitution,” he told the crowd. “So do laws take care of these things, or do we need a better understanding of our Christian values and our moral principles?” In an interview withChristianity Today following his speech, Paul explained why he doesn’t think the government can create morality.
Cross-posted with Constitutional Liberty Coalition
Monetary Reform in the Wake of Crisis
9:00 a.m. — 6:15 p.m.Due to construction, as Cato expands its facilities, this year’s conference will be held at:
1201 15th Street, N.W., Washington D.C.
(Corner of 15th St. and M St., N.W.)
CATO’S 29th ANNUAL MONETARY CONFERENCE — MONETARY REFORM IN THE WAKE OF CRISIS — will address the fundamental issue of how to prevent another global financial crisis — not by tinkering with the present government discretionary fiat money regime but by fundamental reform. The first step is to rethink the role of government and central banks in the existing system, and then consider alternatives — such as the gold standard — that would substitute rules for discretion, increase choice in currency, and allow markets to determine the optimal quantity of money. After nearly a century of U.S. central banking, it’s time to reconsider whether the Federal Reserve’s monopoly status, discretion, and growing regulatory powers are more a source of crisis than a cure.
Join leading U.S. and global experts to discuss
- How to reform the global fiat money system
- Fed policy and the misallocation of credit
- Policies needed to create a “free banking” regime
- The possibility of another financial crisis
- Debt and the dollar
Please join our distinguished speakers on Wednesday, November 16, to discuss these and related issues.
|Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)
Chairman, House Financial Services
Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy
Editor, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer
|Jeffrey M. Lacker
President, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Former Chairman and CEO, BB&T,
and Distinguished Professor of Practice,
Wake Forest University
Professor of Economics, Carnegie-Mellon University
Author, Money Meltdown
Director of International Economics
Council on Foreign Relations
|Gerald P. O’Driscoll Jr.
Crossposted by Sandra Crosnoe for
The BA team breezed through the big 8-28 rallies in Washington, DC to test the government spending IQ of participants. Below are the questions asked in the video and the answers (with sources). But don’t spoil the fun: first watch the video and test yourself. Bush or Obama or neither or both – what do you think?
(1) Q: Bush or Obama? This president spent a record-breaking $3 trillion in a single year.
A: Both. In 2008, Bush was the first president to spend $3 trillion in a single year. According to White House estimates, Obama will spend $3.6 trillion in 2010 and $3.8 trillion in 2011. Source:http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/…
(2) Q: Bush or Obama? This president bailed out hundreds of large banks and corporations.
A: Both. Obama carried out Bush’s unpopular $700 billion bailout for failing corporations. Together, the presidents have bailed out over 600 businesses since Spring 2008. Source:http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/…
(3) Q: Bush or Obama? This president spent billions of taxpayer dollars on “stimulus” spending during a recession.
A: Both. In 2008, Bush spent over $100 billion on rebates to stimulate consumer spending – his second attempt at using spending as stimulus. In 2009, Obama enacted a $814 billion stimulus package. Sources: http://useconomy.about.com/od/fiscalp… http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/117xx/doc1…
(4) Q: Bush or Obama? This President increased spending by many times the rate of inflation across most non-defense categories.
A: Both. Contrary to popular belief, defense and homeland security spending only made up about 40 percent of Bush’s new spending. He increased spending across most non-defense categories (such as education, Medicare, income security) by four to six times the rate of inflation. In Obama’s first half year in office, many of these budgets rose another 70 percent. Source:http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/defau…
(5) Q: Bush or Obama? This president passed an expensive healthcare bill.
A: Both. In 2003, George Bush signed into law Medicare Part D, which cost hundreds of billions of dollars. As you probably know, President Obama also enacted an expensive healthcare package earlier this year (though cost estimates vary considerably). Source:http://www.forbes.com/2009/11/19/repu…
END THE FED rallies across America
Sunday – November 22nd 2009
(Cities are not in alphabetical order; if you know of more events please add comments with information and links! Event details are contained in the links.)
END the FED on Facebook (page)
Milwaukee Carpool to Chicago
2201 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68102
originally published 11/17/2009
The Constitutional Liberty Coalition Presents…
The November 22nd, 2009 – End the Fed Rallies Across America this weekend
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