Sunday, August 21, 2011

Libertarian Presidential Candidates Part 1

R. Lee Wrights

     R. Lee Wrights is a Libertarian candidate for president. The first of his points that stuck out to me was this: “A foreign policy of non - interventionism is not a policy of isolationism, nor is it a policy of pacifism.” Which is a good point and a short way of saying that our constitutional duty is to protect our borders, not build other nations, but at the same time, we will engage in international trade and resort to violence to secure our borders if necessary. Mr. Wrights believes America should begin a phased withdrawal from more than 130 nations where we are currently stationed, beginning with Iraq and Afghanistan.

     He moves on to say that the only way to begin to reduce our debt is not by slowing, lowering or cutting spending, but by stopping spending. He says that with defense and entitlements making up 60 - 70% of the federal budget, that is where we need to start to stop spending. He says the federal government, to cover costs can sell millions of acres of land, power companies, oil and mineral rights and unused military bases.
     Wrights calls for ending social security and Medicare for the next generation once the current obligations are met. Saying that a cut in regulations would lead to a cut in costs. Also, he would replace Medicare and Medicaid with tax credits that can be extended to any person or organization funding Health Saving Accounts for themselves or others.

Lastly he would make all healthcare expenditures 100% tax deductible.

I will close by saying that I understand he is a third party candidate, but he is a candidate for president, and so if you agree with his views, then support him as such.

Question Everything,

Joshua Fisher

"Those that dream by night, in the dusty recesses of their mind, wake in the day to find that all was vanity, but the dreamers of the day, are dangerous men, for they may act out their dreams and make them real."

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