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Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) was the greatest economist of my time. His greatest works can be accessed here at no charge.

Mises believed that property, freedom and peace are and should be the hallmarks of a satisfying and prosperous society. I agree. Mises proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the prospect for general and individual prosperity is maximized, indeed, is only possible, if the principle of private property reigns supreme. What's yours is yours. What's mine is mine. When the line between yours and mine is smudged, the door to conflict opens. Without freedom (individual liberty of action) the principle of private property is neutered and the free market, which is the child of property and freedom and the mother of prosperity and satisfaction, cannot exist. Peace is the goal of a prosperous and satisfying society of free individuals, not peace which is purchased by submission to the enemies of property and freedom, but peace which results from the unyielding defense of these principles against all who challenge them.

In this blog I measure American society against the metrics of property, freedom and peace.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

President Obama Having It Both Ways

Apparently, last night Pres. Obama said he's not paying attention to the GOP presidential candidates. The problem is eight days ago, Pres. Obama knew enough about Herman Cain to criticize his 9-9-9 plan!

This, unfortunately, is standard operating procedure for Mr. Obama. He stretches, bends and downright abuses the truth time after time when it's to his political advantage to do so. I hate that. I resent that. Please, Mr. Obama, respect me and my intelligence. You'd be a fool if you and your campaign didn't pay attention to the GOP nominating process. Own up to it!

I think a lot of people voted for Mr. Obama the last go around because they really believed he was going to avoid politics-as-usual. After three years, these people must be disillusioned. They must know by now that Mr. Obama is the definition of politics-as-usual.

This is one reason I support Ron Paul with Herman Cain as my second choice. I am sick and tired of politicians...period!!!!

Obama, Biden, Clinton (Both of them), Romney, Perry....these guys will say anything and do anything to get elected. I've had enough of their ilk! I'd rather not vote than cast a ballot of any of them!!

Ron Paul has been saying and doing the same thing for 50 years. His message has been consistent and honest: private property, liberty, peace. He'll act on his belief regardless of political consequences. Herman Cain is a non-politician who tells it like it is. He thinks like any of us normal people.

Cain's took some heat for his abortion stance, which is basically: "I'm personally against it, but it should be a matter decided by the family and not government."

How many of us deplore abortion as a bloodless, abstract concept but when the issue hits home, when a family member is faced with a particular situation that is especially trying and difficult, we start to backtrack a bit? Cain was not lying. He was not spinning the truth or trying to play to the camera. Cain spoke from the heart and I respect him for that.

That's what we need in 2012. Normal honesty, not political BS.


skudrunner said...

Obama is having it both ways on several issues and not watching the GOP is one of them.

He has more wealthy contributors than any President in history. He gets more money from Wall Street than any president in history. He condemns both these groups while taking their money.

He campaigned against lobbyists while hiring them to work on his campaign.

Obama is the definition of politician, say what ever it takes to get elected than pander to the ones who have the money.

I wish Paul had a better chance of getting nominated but he scares the power base of the GOP and will get no support. Perry is in the no clue league with Obama and Romney is a professional, go with the breeze politician who will change nothing if elected.

I will support Herman Cain but keeping control of the house and getting control of the Senate has a better chance than getting rid of Obama. At least if the GOP has congressional control, Obama will not be able to destroy the country, which is his goal.

Sherman Broder said...

Great comment, skudrunner.

I agree with you about a key being control of both houses of Congress. I will really be shocked and disappointed if the 2012 elections don't put both houses under conservative control.

If there was any good at all that came from Obama's election, it was the opportunity for many, many in the country to learn about what damage progressive politicians can really do.