Saturday Book Review: Liberty Defined by Ron Paul: Bipartisanship

by wisdomhunt

If I can stomach it, I intend to review Liberty Defined chapter-by-chapter so that you never have to read it.

People often say that what this country needs is for people in Washington to stop fighting and just get the job done. To achieve that, we need more “bipartisanship.” I don’t agree. If two parties with two sets of bad ideas cooperate, the result is not good policy…

Perhaps, Dr. (Kook) Paul, but what if two parties with two sets of ingeniously good ideas cooperate? I would argue that is the situation in the United States case.

Some of the most successful government ventures have bipartisan support: Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), Operation Iraqi Freedom, The War on Drugs, No Child Left Behind, The Patriot Act, The NDAA of 2012, NSA Warrantless Wiretapping…to name just a few.

Ron Paul is very worried about “incrementalism”, or the incremental increases in the size and scope of government couched in GOP and liberal bickering. I can’t agree more. No more incrementalism!

The sooner our wise leaders stop bickering and take total control, the better off we’ll all be.

Previous chapters reviewed:
The Introduction
Austrian Economics