In his first State of the Union address, Obama did mention people are skeptical about these promises and that in Washingtongood intentions can turn into broken promises and wasted spending. President Obama promised us many things, which have not come to attainment. He disappointed the young voters and all others who supported his ideals. I, myself, supported Obama, but his failures have left disappointment.
In 2011 alone, the U.S.debt rose from 14.0 trillion to 15 trillion and counting. A concise study measuring Obama’s economic record from Inauguration Day to January 24, 2012, when the report was released, shows in a nice chart Obama’s progress in accomplishing policies in Washington. The chart does not seem to show reducing the debt and eliminating deficit.
It is time for a better candidate, a man with a strong, consistent, ideologically pure record and a champion of the U.S. Constitution. A man who does not change his views to suit voters and who stands by sound money, reasonable spending, lower taxes and free enterprise. That man is Congressman Ron Paul. Current legislation in Congress, notably NDAA’s section 1021, permits the government to indefinitely detain citizens without trial on suspicion of links to terrorism, in other words, no solid evidence. The section is a direct threat to Amendment V of the U.S. Constitution. Ron Paul, a firm constitutionalist, opposed the section of the bill and when that was not successful, he proposed a bill to nullify that section.
His son, Senator Rand Paul of Kentuckywas one of the seven U.S.senators to vote against and oppose the section. He opposed the Patriot Act mentioning a paraphrased quote by Benjamin Franklin, “Don’t we remember when we sacrifice liberty for security, we lose both?”
Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate who will bring back the liberty that the U.S. Constitution provided. He has the plan to restore America. This plan will be detailed next week in the second part of “Ron Paul: America’s Last Chance?”