The Corner

My Man Ron Paul

He’s addressing CPAC now. Oh, if he’d only stop talking about that gold standard. He has so many better things to say…

On the other hand, I am impressed by how warmly his views on foreign policy are being greeted. And I love what he said about abortion:

“Life begins at conception. That’s not a political statement — that’s a scientific statement.”

Here is part of my fantasy Ron Paul speech, the one I wish he’d give:

I was driving east on Independence Avenue the other day. On the right, I first saw the Department of Agriculture. It has more employees than there are farmers in the United States. Then I saw the Department of Energy, which has never produced a single watt of electricity.

Then I saw the Department of Transportation — they don’t move anyone anywhere, and if you go inside and ask for directions, they won’t even be able to help with that. Then there was the Department of Education, which has never helped a single child learn a darned thing.

My friends, this is what happens when the Congress begins doing what it is not authorized to do under the Constitution. It overtaxes you and it wastes the money. If we were to raze that whole part of Washington to the ground, almost no one would notice. I promise to do so if elected president. In fact, we’ll sell those buildings as condos and use the money to pay down our debt.

Thank you for your support, and God Bless America.

Note: Forgive me for the hyperbole on the Department of Agriculture. It still should not exist.

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