I love Paul Ryan …
He doesn’t go over all of these issues but this is what we need to make this election, and every election at every level about:
Here is your choice
The Individual or the group?
Low Taxes or the government saying it knows more about spending money than you do?
Small Government or a welfare state?
Opportunity with the possibility of failure or stagnation and equality in misery?
Economic Liberalism/Economic Freedom/Capitalism (which always works) or Keynesianism/Krugman/Marx (which has never worked)?
Rules or loopholes?
Inequality of joys or equality of suffering?
Do you have the right to do with your body and your life what you want so long as it harms no one or does the government get to say what you can say, do and think?
The right to live your life or being merely safe at a subsistence level?
The right to fail and learn or to be taken care of like a child?
The personal responsibility to help yourself and others or the letting someone else do it for you?
Is the Constitution the highest law of the land or just more of guidelines?
The national responsibility to defend the weak from tyranny or letting others fall and say it’s not our problem?
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness or existence, control, and the guarantee of subsistence?
I’m not saying that one or any of the current GOP candidates fits this bill perfectly, although some come closers than others (*cough*Bachmann*cough*…that will sound better on the podcast)…but these are principles of America vs. those of the what now passes for Europe (although the UK might just pull out and join us in principle, God bless David Cameron). Every time, every election, every level. We are at a cross roads and we cannot afford to choose anything but America.