Archive for December 2008
Our current leaders spout pop terminology and give no core justification for their actions. There is little to no consideration placed on just principles or what foundations are best for long term peace and prosperity.
Political populism and expediency is the means to the individual politician’s ends. Thought and consideration seems too idealistic and do not fit well into 30 second sound bites.
Someone above the rank of blogger please create a coherent argument that does not have the term “liquidity” in it as to why we should be printing money and bailing out failed institutions? Are we not mortgaging the future of the dollar on the false productivity of the printmaster at the dollar press?
So, I ask now where are the philosopher kings when you need them?
Moving forward there are a few words of advice I would like to give the next mayor of New Orleans. (no need to waste any breath on the current administration)
Keep it simple.
- Lower the added cost of living and doing business in Orleans Parish
- Concentrating on improving basic infrastructure, roads, levees, sewage, electrical grid.
- Reduce all impediments to development.
- Do not solve problems with government force that can be solved through property rights and contracts. All you end up doing is creating more political fiefdoms.
- Ruthlessly enforce violent crimes and property rights violations.
- Let the free market for education continue to grow. Public money toward education should simply flow to the school the child and parents choose to attend.
- Do not restrain creativity and do not fear creative destruction (scary term).
- Liquidate unneeded government assets into the private domain to reduce taxes and create an infrastructure fund.
- Do not unfairly punish one industry or unfairly reward another. Allow the market to determine the proper allocation of our resources.
- Create absolute transparency in the allocation of funds through political organizations.
A Mayor that would concentrate on these 10 things would see New Orleans prosper as it never has in its entire history. Who’s going to be our man(woman) in 2010?
This pretty much sums it all up.
Upon leaving the Constitutional Convention in 1787 the following exchange took place between Benjamin Franklin and an anxious United States Citizen.
“Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”
“A Republic, if you can keep it.”
So can we keep it?
Now what are you going to do about it? Let’s get organized to take our country back.
Join The Campaign For Liberty.
I must say I am impressed with the fiscal restraint by Nagin. I applaud him for making the budget cuts. Its good to see that some government entities can see the big picture and not burden future generations with an unrealistic debt burden.
Here is the video and article on NOLA.com.
Cao Victory covered on CNN.com
(CNN) — The Louisiana man who Saturday became the first Vietnamese-American elected to the House says he hopes his win will push more young people to become politically active.
Anh “Joseph” Cao says his win shows that “really anything can happen.”
“I am very honored and at this point, somewhat speechless to be the first Vietnamese-American congressman,” Anh “Joseph” Cao told CNN on Sunday. “But I also hope that many of our young people will consider being more politically active and being move involved in the community. Because as you can see, really anything can happen.”