No liquidity problems for Lawson campaign

Lawson

While every other entity in America is crying about its inability to access cash, BJ Lawson’s Congressional campaign just received a huge injection of liquidity.  Lawson, who is running for a U.S. House seat in North Carolina’s 4th district, raised over $150,000 from thousands of donors on Tuesday alone.

Many citizens across the nation feel betrayed by a Congress that recently passed an unconstitutional $700 billion Wall Street bailout, which has evidently done nothing for market confidence or financial stabilization.  North Carolina’s 4th district voters share in the dissatisfaction.  Their House member, David Price, voted for the record taxpayer bailout, after his office failed to answer phone calls from constituents trying to convince him to vote against it.  It appears that, in David Price’s 4th district, representative government has taken a back seat to other interests.  Since the bailout’s passage, U.S. markets have closed down considerably every day, as Americans are quickly abandoning a system that they feel has thrown them–and their freedom-loving values–overboard.

Despite what we’re told is a vacancy of cash in the U.S. financial system, some Americans are still investing what they have left in a brighter future, and many believe the best way to invest is to contribute money to representatives who will vote to replace an overtly corrupt banking system.  They recognize that free market capitalism has disappeared under the weight of an inflationary system of unrecoverable public and private debt–a corrupt and bankrupt system that continues to garner the support of Rep. Price, despite its detriment to North Carolina’s working citizens.

$150,000 says North Carolina’s residents will want less interference and more freedom in their financial lives this November.  Congress’ approval rating is 9%, and BJ Lawson is in tune with a lot of angry voters, who seem to understand that David Price voted to take away a chunk of their paychecks and some of their economic freedom.

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B.J. Lawson: a common sense conservative

A Congressman who cares

Remember when Republicans were elected to downsize government? In 1994, the American people were inspired by the prospects of economic freedom to vote Republicans into office. In 2001, George W. Bush was expected to come in and aid them in that effort. It did not happen. Under Bush and the Republican Congress from 2001 to 2006, the U.S. federal government grew tremendously, and fiscal conservatives everywhere were left shaking their heads in disdain. What happened to the small government Republican?

Remember when Republicans were elected to end wars? The time may be returning. Democrats were elected to Congress in 2006 to end the war in Iraq, but the war goes on. Now, a new breed of Republican has emerged–or more properly, an old breed of Republican has returned–to end draining wars that are, upon full investigation, little more than a product of power and greed, an excuse for higher taxation, as well as a cause of rising inflation–not to mention the leading cause of brutal death among American youths. When we elect policymakers, we will do well to remember that “the most unprofitable of all commerce is that connected with foreign dominion. To a few individuals it may be beneficial, merely because it is commerce; but to the nation it is a loss. The expense of maintaining dominion more than absorbs the profits of any trade.”

In two paragraphs, I have acknowledged the two most important goals in the minds of American voters over the last 15 years: to decrease the size of government, and to end the war in Iraq. These two goals have been the major deciding factors for the partisan power shifts in Washington in recent decades. Neither has yet been accomplished, and it seems that those who desire one of the two, are willing to concede the public goal for another benefit that is less important to the people. However, there is a new breed of Republican, modeled after the 18th century intellectual, who makes both of these primary intentions of the American people the top priorities in policymaking. Who is this dream candidate? B.J. Lawson of North Carolina’s Fourth District.

Despite his facing a multiple-decade incumbent of Washington’s bureaucratic old guard, there is, in my opinion, little doubt that Lawson will win a seat in Congress this year. If he were to lose, it would be an insult to the intellect of North Carolina’s Fourth District. He is as vivacious as his opponent is ancient, but his energy is not a product of his youth, but of his enlightenment; there is a sense that has been awakened in him, which will soon be awakened in all of us–it is as Paine described it: “a mass sense lying in a dormant state, and which, unless something excites it to action, will descend with us, in that condition, to the grave.”

My advice to the Fourth District of North Carolina is simply this: do not vote again for a ruler; vote instead for a leader. On this, our Independence Day, remember that men who shared David Price’s political philosophy were among those that favored the British Crown in 1776; but men who shared the philosophy of B.J. Lawson, who believed whole-heartedly in liberty, pledged to the American cause their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. If the citizens are informed and intelligent, and vote their consciences, B.J. Lawson cannot fail to be elected.

Does America know where its economy is headed?

America on the verge

As a rule, Congress will not address a difficult problem until it becomes a crisis. Former GAO Head David Walker resigned because Congress would not address what he calls “unfunded liabilities” or the “fiscal gap,” which is the growing difference between the nation’s implicit debt and its expected revenues. The sum seems destined to bring the United States to its knees. Earlier this year, the federal government modestly estimated it to be about $58 trillion (estimates have been as high as $72 trillion), and the total is growing sharply. To give you an idea of how big that number is, each American household’s equal share of that would be over $400,000–over $175,000 per person (in addition to the taxes they are already expected to pay). This is especially frightening because we know that the net household worth of the United States is $56 trillion and falling. It would appear that the United States is worth less than it owes, and is therefore technically bankrupt. If the federal government seized the assets of every single American citizen today, it still would not be financially capable of keeping its promises.

When Congress wouldn’t listen to him about this issue, David Walker decided to take his message to the employers of the legislative body, the American people. Despite help from billionaire Peter G. Peterson, Walker and his message are still widely ignored.

Walker’s assertion is this: America will undergo a severe and prolonged (if not permanent) economic depression if it does not change its spending practices now. The claim is based on economic laws and reality, and cannot be denied. Walker is right.

As Americans, we are left with a choice between two emotions: we can get angry about our economic situation now (and elect people that will start spending and promising responsibly), or we can be sad about it later, at which point we will be very poor and helplessly incapable of fixing the problem. The rulers of our nation, along with our media, have already chosen the latter option, by focusing attention on gay marriage, drug use, and abortion while the world’s greatest economy keels over, but it is not yet too late to alter their choice. If Americans are able to replace rulers with leaders, and base their votes on sound policies (and this is a HUGE if), they can still avoid economic collapse, but they must act now with their ballots, by electing responsible candidates like William “B.J.” Lawson of North Carolina’s Fourth District.
Ron Paul and BJ Lawson protecting the dollar