Friday, February 19, 2010

Wayne Allyn Root: Washington Parties are the Problem

On Fox 'n Friends. Vote everyone out, veto them all, kick them out, says Root.

Tamara Holden, Democrat strategist didn't know what to do to reign in the government's spending. Health and Human Services has a such and so budget, but a so and so income that isn't enough.

She failed to finish her thought, where's to cut, nowhere.

Root, former Libertarian candidate for Vice President, got it right.

Cutting the spending by Congress and the President is the answer, dramatically cutting the spending.

He didn't say it but start with each and every unconstitutional non-obligatory spending such as any that goes to fund the United Nations and any foreign country ergo that country's government if it has one. Then begin domestically with funding so many duplicative programs and get rid of the Department of Education and all the Czars.

Root highlighted the route to change in Washington is the VETO Project.

Vote Everyone of Them, OUT.

Republicans and Democrats.


Our warning stands as with most we hear nowadays, however. Be wary of any and all, Judge Napolitano and maybe Glenn Beck as he hasn't recanted support, and maybe Root proposing a Second Constitutional Convention.

The U.S. Constitution is not structurally flawed or unsound. Our form of government, a republic, is based on the concept the United States is a nation of laws with representative system of governance.

If we can keep it.

With a 2nd Con-Con, there is no guarantee delegates will hold to any limitations placed on them, and no guarantee delegates like our Framers, won't replace the document that has stood the test of time.

We need to replace the kind of elected people who break their oath of office even once.

VETO - OK but should we find Root supports a 2nd Con-Con we'll consider his effort, a con.

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Thomas W. Sulcer Review

The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts by Wayne Allyn Root

...Wayne Allyn Root's critique of America is tough and intelligent. Government employee unions have gone wild. They're a privileged bunch. "Why do public employees ... deserve higher compensation than private sector employees?" he asks. He's critical of California's big government, big taxes, special interests. I delight in his plain-writing ability: "No politician in the US at any level of office should serve more than two to three terms. Period." He writes with a plain, no-nonsense, easy-to-grasp style which people instantly get. If he speaks like he writes, he'll be a strong contender.

He grasps the fundamental importance of states' rights. He believes "competition among the states for business and residents (will) likely becomes fierce". This means freedom for us -- fifty ongoing political experiments vying for our approval -- and this is one part of my solution to prevent tyranny and terrorism (see my book below).

If elected president, Wayne Allyn Root would impound funds (Jefferson did this, Nixon too) and return unused monies to the people. I approve. He argues "most government spending today is in violation of Article I, Section 8, of our Constitution". His hero is Barry Goldwater, a tough free-thinking Arizona Republican from the sixties. He'd stop all unfunded mandates. He'd abolish the alphabet soup of government agencies and -- what's particularly ballsy -- he lists the agencies by name over two pages. Perhaps 70 agencies in all (sorry, I didn't count) including Amtrak, Ginnie Mae, the IRS. I agree with him that employees of these mostly useless agencies do very little to help us, work 9am-5pm while private-sector Americans sometimes work 12 and 14 hour days. The Internal Revenue Service with it's 70,000+ page tax control is a behemoth of outrageousness in my view (great alternative: "FairTax"). I'd go further: I'd abolish the US Post Office. Wayne Allyn Root would abolish the Federal Reserve System, noting that there's nothing in the Constitution allowing a central bank. He's right. He writes: "When we're done, the US government will be so small that it will be a one-line listing in the white pages of your local telephone directory." I love it.

Wayne Allyn Root would legalize gambling from coast to coast, and in this respect, I'm somewhat more cautious. He believes gambling revenues would bring in huge revenue, which is probably correct. He writes: "That's $50 billion -- with a B." But I see gambling as a negative regressive tax, a non-productive activity, a statistical trick to extract money from fools; yet, at the same time, I'm highly in favor of freedom of people to do what they want. My preference is each state to regulate gambling as they choose. But generally I like the idea of his "Nevada Model" being extended from coast to coast.

He'd legalize medical marijuana. I believe all drugs should be legalized (again, part of a terrorism prevention strategy) because it undermines the incentive of criminal enterprises to supply these drugs. I think an intelligent compromise is to restrict drug use to specific times and places, and to penalize violence, not vice. Wayne Allyn Root correctly notes that there are huge swaths of the government which owe their livelihood to the dubious activity of trying to enforce drug laws.

As a government reformer, he thinks big. To solve the problem of lobbying controlling congress, he's expand its size to 3000 members, with a ratio of one congressperson for every 100,000 voters, and make being a congressperson a part-time job, with limits of two six-year terms. It would be much harder to bribe such a huge body, he argues. While I think suggestions like these demand more thinking, particularly by an enlightened body such as a Second Constitutional Convention, I applaud Wayne Allyn Root for directing his attention to this problem. He wants a return to "true citizen legislators" who could possibly meet by video-conferencing. He'd rethink voting, perhaps with a "ranked choice voting" method which is fairer to underdog third-party candidates. He favors federal referendums, eliminating earmarks ("Period." he writes), banishing corporate welfare, decreasing foreign aid, allowing any immigrant to move here who agrees to buy a $250K+ house ("That solves our foreclosure problem", he writes; what a smart solution), presidential vetoes, a balanced budget amendment, spending freezes (first day in office, he says, he'd freeze spending), encourage renewable energy, restoring the power of parents regarding matters of educating their children.

He draws a sharp contrast with President Barack Obama. Barack Obama was a law student, law professor, lawyer, community activist, career politician; in contrast, Wayne Allyn Root has been a small business owner, founded a business, created jobs, risked his own money, paid other peoples' health insurance and payroll taxes, faced endless government regulations which interfere with all businesses.

Summing up: a great book by a savvy up-and-coming politician, perhaps the next Ron Paul or Ross Perot or Barry Goldwater, energetic, quotable, sharp. Wayne Allyn Root -- you have my vote. Last, I believe Wayne Allyn Root is sharp enough to be a delegate to the Second Constitutional Convention in July 2010, and I invite him to be a delegate, and I hope he decides to attend.

Thomas W. Sulcer
author of "Common Sense II: How to Prevent the Three Types of Terrorism" (Amazon/Kindle)
soon free electronically via Project Gutenberg and Google Books
free copies to Amazon review readers savvy enough to figure out my email address and write me :)

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