"High gas prices? It's the money supply, stupid!"
Well, Ron Paul did not and would not call anyone "stupid," like Bill Clinton and elitist Democrats are prone to do. But on the Glenn Beck Show the libertarian congressman showed he understands economics and he knows what to do about the high price of gasoline.
Let's put it into street language. If you sell your bushel of apples in a neighborhood where all the residents combined only have $100, you'll never get much more than $1 each for your apples. But if you sell your apples in a populous neighborhood where each resident has millions of dollars, it's hard to guess how much people will bid for your apples. You might sell some at $100 each, or more.
Ron Paul made it clear on the Glenn Beck Show that gasoline prices are high not only due to the demand for oil and refining capacity outweighing supply. He reminded us a perhaps more important factor is the ever increasing money supply, which also means the ever decreasing value of the dollar.
But that begs the question: why is the money supply out of whack?
One answer is: increased government deficits; or in street language which Bill Clinton could use, stupid politicians.
But then Bill Clinton would only utter such words behind closed doors, wouldn't you say? Because it's his Democratic Party (including Obama) which is religiously dedicated to ever increasing government spending. Democrats utterly worship government with a blind faith that makes Christians look like champions of reason.
High gasoline prices are only a small symptom. America's economy will over-inflate and burst into thin air unless common sense is introduced into the minds of politicians. And the introduction of reason into politics is what Ron Paul is all about.
Ron Paul's Campaign for Liberty states among it's principles: For all their talk of “change,” neither major political party as presently constituted challenges the status quo in any serious way. Neither treats the Constitution with anything but contempt. Neither offers any kind of change in monetary policy. Neither wants to make the reductions in government that our crushing debt burden demands.
Maybe you were turned off by Ron Paul's shrill voice arguing against the Iraq war, as if he was strangely blind to Saddam Hussein's aggression and desire to make himself an Islamic reincarnation of Adolph Hitler. Nonetheless, remember it was Democrat bureaucrats who arrived in Baghdad and prevented the U.S. from getting out of Iraq quickly after the armed forces had neutralized the murderous dictator.
In the context of the Democratic Party's sabotage of success in Iraq so their party could ascend to power, maybe Ron Paul's noninterventionalism would somehow have served America better after all.
But far worse than a heroically conceived Iraq rescue effort morphed into a misadventure is the Democratic Party's worship of government, which has now spread like a contagious disease to so many Republicans. And Ron Paul's battle cry is far more heroic than: "Get the United States out of Iraq!" His call to arms almost echoes Thomas Jefferson's cry from the grave: "Get the United States Government out of the United States!" Wouldn't it be amazing if Ron Paul's Campaign for Liberty turned out to be the one last hope for lifting America higher?
Speaking of "lifting higher", for the last election year we studied (1998) some of the highest percentage of votes for Libertarian Party candidates were for candidates who had been studying free of charge the lessons of: Course in Political Miracles
If you are a freedom lover interested in winning politics be sure to see: Course in Political Miracles
For a great discussion on Christianity vs. State Socialism see: Christianity vs. State Socialism
“I did not understand what made me free, nor what my freedom is, nor where to look to find it. Father, I have searched in vain until I heard Your Voice directing me. Now I would guide myself no more. For I have neither made nor understood the way to find my freedom. But I trust in You. You Who endowed me with my freedom as Your holy Son will not be lost to me. Your Voice directs me." (Prayer from A Course in Miracles)