The economic fallacies of the Obama administration are self-evident. Massive spending increases, stimulus plans, corporate bailouts and monetary manipulation have done little to improve our country’s economic foundation. These programs can only bring short-term prosperity at the cost of long-term debt.
Just as the left thinks we can spend our way to prosperity, many on the right are mistaken in thinking we can bomb our way to security. Despite involvement in wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, we find the war drums beating for intervention against Iran and Syria. Can a militarily overstretched county continue to force its will on the rest of the world? How will we pay for it?
Be it through warfare or welfare, both the left and the right are dedicated to growing the state, weakening the economy and diminishing our liberties in the names of safety and equality.
Only one candidate for president speaks firmly and consistently against the twin evils of socialism and militarism: Ron Paul. Only Ron Paul has comprehensive plans to balance the federal budget, reduce our overseas commitments, curb illegal immigration and preserve our liberties.
A vote for Ron Paul is a vote for restoring America as the land of the free.
Shelbey E. Bunker