I believe in democracy, and in federalism - in decisions being made as close to constituents as possible. As something that goes hand in hand with this, I also like nations and borders. I like laws that both government and citizens must follow. I like the U.S. Constitution as a document that, if followed, prevents the over-concentration of government power. These are reasons I like Ron Paul.
This article, demonstrates that people who talk about challenges to US Sovereignty are not crazy. I’d like to recommend that anyone who finds this page, read this article top to bottom.
Texans fear US sovereignty will disappear down superhighway
James Langton in Temple, Texas
Last Updated: 12:48am GMT 04/03/2007
If it were built, the road would be one of the engineering wonders of the 21st century -a trade route a quarter of a mile wide, carving a path from Mexico through the heart of America to Canada.
In its most radical form, it would allow lorry drivers to travel hundreds of miles from the Mexican border deep into the US before reaching customs and immigration controls in Kansas.
Backers of the idea, labelled the "Nafta Superhighway", after the North American trade pact, say it would revolutionise patterns of commerce across the continent and enhance the economic prospects of millions. But its critics say it could spell the end of US sovereignty. In arguments akin to those deployed by critics of the European Union, opponents say that opening borders will hit businesses, create a terrorist threat and allow illegal immigrants and drugs to flood in.
The current US policy of supporting the building of this highway is not being widely talked about right now. Building such a structure brings us a step closer to not being the sovereign United States of America. Many have found dismay in the fact that this structure is essentially not covered by the mainstream media. Ron Paul can, at times, act like a quality editorial news source – lots of information crosses his desk in Congress, and when something is being under-represented in the media, or misrepresented, you can be sure that he is talking about it. If he isn’t talking about it, and it’s a pressing issue of the day, you can be sure that he has talked about it and written about it. For anyone who does not know of Congressman Paul’s weekly column (excellent concise viewpoints) or the Ron Paul Library (exhaustive collections of Ron Paul’s work), I would like to recommend these two links to you.
Ron Paul’s Weekly Column - http://www.house.gov/paul/legis_tst.htm
The Ron Paul Library - http://www.ronpaullibrary.org/
This article could be frighteningly accurate and illustrates how vulnerable we have become to China, an ideological enemy, through our mounting indebtedness and the waning reserve status of the dollar. I appreciate Ron Paul’s constant return to the topic of honest money and government spending within its means. If you’d like further details on what Ron Paul means when he says “honest money” feel free to email “Allan” at “AmericansInEuropeForRonPaul@gmail.com”
China threatens 'nuclear option' of dollar sales
By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
Last Updated: 8:39pm BST 10/08/2007
The Chinese government has begun a concerted campaign of economic threats against the United States, hinting that it may liquidate its vast holding of US treasuries if Washington imposes trade sanctions to force a yuan revaluation.
Two officials at leading Communist Party bodies have given interviews in recent days warning - for the first time - that Beijing may use its $1.33 trillion (£658bn) of foreign reserves as a political weapon to counter pressure from the US Congress.
Shifts in Chinese policy are often announced through key think tanks and academies. Described as China's "nuclear option" in the state media, such action could trigger a dollar crash at a time when the US currency is already breaking down through historic support levels.
The article below comes from a more mainstream news source. The idea is the same as in the article above – the US Government has surprisingly little control over our debt market and that being the case, the US Government has worked itself into a situation where it can have surprisingly little control over the value of our currency. After decades of unsound financial management, the value of the US dollar can be heavily influenced by a number of governments around the world. It’s a question of who will run for the door first? Who will publicly show their displeasure in the US Dollar first? Hopefully, no one will run for the door before someone with Ron Paul’s monetary policy is voted into the oval office. - Allan
Japan, China Sell Most U.S. Debt in at Least 5 Years
By David Yong and Wes Goodman
Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Japan, China and Taiwan sold U.S. Treasuries at the fastest pace in at least five years in August as losses linked to U.S. subprime mortgages sparked a slump in the dollar.