Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Views Of An Independent Conservative... Or At Least As I See It

By: Les Carpenter III
Rational Nation USA

I ask first that you indulge me and read the following manifesto... It is perhaps not as inclusive at it should be as it was written almost a year ago when Rational Nation USA was born and first became a voice for the conservative cause in America.

I stand by the principals enumerated in my Conservative Manifesto and make no apologies to the likes of Chairman TAO who has for the last several weeks maligned my positions and those of all Americans that understand we have serious problems but know that a larger government is not the solution. 

The Chairman, IMO, believes the government with the greatest degree of powers to control the individual is the best for a society as a whole. Rational Nation USA, and likely all other conservatives, Libertarians, and true Independents that value liberty will simply disagree.

I am certainly not an expert in these things, I simply know what is right. At least for me and the true conservative movement. After reading Rational Nation USA's manifesto, and visiting Chairman TAO's site, I as always encourage my readership to make their own independent decisions.

The Conservative Manifesto of Rational Nation USA:

1) Limited government with authority granted to it as enumerated in our Constitution

2) A true free market economy, that is to say, laissez-faire capitalism

3) A judiciary (Supreme Court) that interprets law from a strict constructionist view rather than legislating from the bench.

4) A legislative branch that recognizes their responsibility is to the people and not their own corrupt political interests

5) A government that recognizes the rights of the individual always, and by necessity exceeds the rights of any collective

6) A government that views its mandate to tax the citizenry as limited to funding the proper role of government, not every flavor of social program that happens to come along

7) A government that recognizes the value of borders, language, and culture and insures we do not lose ours through multiculturalism

8) A government that recognizes the only appropriate use of deadly force is in the defense of our borders and our people

9) A government that protects the rights of everyone to free thought and speech, not just those that agree with the government

10) A government that insures it's citizens are protected from crimes against their person or property, and when necessary administers proper and effective punishment

Wow... doesn't this sound like some right wing kook?

Moving along... The purpose of this post is to consider solutions to our current economic crises. A crises that is unlikely to be resolved by the current collectivist in power. Whether they be of Demican (democrat) or Republicrat (republican) persuasion.

There are many ways this nation can resolve it's debt crises and looming insolvency. They will require slaying the dragons of large government and crony capitalism. It will also require a return to a capitalistic system that is free of government subsidies and corporate lobbyists looking for the next government favor.

Personally I am not hopeful that this will happen. You ask why? The answer is because people, and business have allowed themselves to become so dependent on Big Brother that they have forgotten how to survive without Big Brother.

Nonetheless there are some realistic proposals from a true conservative that will never see the light of day. Unless American's that understand and value true independence and liberty act, and act soon.

Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) is a conservative with strong Libertarian leanings. His chosen profession before becoming a congressman was medicine. As well as practicing medicine he became knowledgeable in Austrian Economics. You can also read more on this economic theory at Ludwig von Mises Institute.

Not being a "trained economist" I wish not to lead a discussion that those more "trained" than myself are better able to lead. I have read a bit, and have thought a few thing through for my self. Of course everything I view as rational is "colored" by the experience of having had to manage my individual and family finances without the help of Big Brother government.

I guess because of this delusional reality I arrived at the conclusion I could best decide for myself and thereby accept the consequences of my derisions. Both bad and good. Thanks Dad and Grand Dad for teaching me a few things about life. In you honor I have endeavored to carry on the tradition.

I have digressed, but I wished to make the point that my Grand Dad was a blue collar worker who survived the great depression and managed to take care of his family without Big Brother government. In fact he refused any government help. My father was a successful white collar manager who eventually became a successful general Manager and later Vice President. The interesting thing is they both taught me the same values and they both loved the principals this country stands for.

This country is facing serious financial problems. The solutions are complex. But unless we as individual citizens educate ourselves and take action and support candidates that have ideas that will work not much will change.

Here are a few simple ideas that will allow America to "pay down" the debt without raising taxes on individuals and businesses and put a strangle hold on them.

1) End foreign aid to countries across the globe. Use the billions saved to take care of our own and pay down the debt.

2) End the The Military Industrial Complex's ever growing interest in self perpetuating itself.

3) Rethink our foreign policy that has in effect been interventionist since the end of WW II. It has gone well beyond any rational perspective. Unless that perspective is to portray U.S. global power and empire building. The billions saved could be used to pay down our debt.

4) End the nanny state has we know it. Instill the sense of self reliance that existed prior to the nanny state mentality that has been gaining fashion since FDR... the result of the progressive/socialist movement started by TR. Again use the savings to pay down the countries debt.

5) Rethink the notion of too large to fail. The market is best positioned to determine which businesses out to succeed and which ought to fail. The American taxpayer simply should not be forced to prop up failing businesses, nor should they be forced to subsidize any business.

Simplistic? Perhaps it is. But sometimes the answers are simply facing us square in the face. 

For a more detailed discussion (and the opportunity or information) visit the following here, and here, and here. In holding with my individualist perspective that each individual is best at deciding the course of their life I leave you with the above.


  1. Glad to see that I am still haunting the right...

    Nothing wrong with what you propose except reality!

    How do you propose to shut down the military industrial complex from within the Republican party and over the objections of the neo conservatives?

    Since almost 80% of our foreign aid goes to support Israel and Iraq then how do you propose to stop this flow of support from within the Republican party and over the objections of the jewish lobby and the social conservatives belief in 'rapture'?

    You won't, Ron Paul won't, and the republicans won't...

    If this is what you believe then you better quit voting for the 'lesser of two evils' and go third party...

    You will never achieve your desires from within the two party system...

    Destroy the system and save the nation...

    Revolution anyone?

  2. TAO - Not only will I no longer comment on your sorry site I will no longer respond to your s*ith*ad comments on mine.

    Goos Day Sir

  3. Rational, if you think I care you are mistaken, if you think I can be bullied or intimidated you are mistaken...

    If you think I do not know what you, Silverfiddle, Wes, and LCR are up to you are mistaken...

    There is nothing independent about it....

    I will continue to speak up and out...and I can do quite well with facts and statistics....

    I don't need slogans and meaningless verbige...

    Now, I am sure your little rant will put you back into good graces with the powers that be...


  4. Consider this my signature on the manifesto, if you're willing to take co-signers.

  5. Bastiatariasn - Bu all means! Thank you for visiting RN USA.

    I checked out your site and dee uoi haven't been active since February. I for one hopoe to see you active again.

  6. Please KEEP saying it like it is!

  7. THE Jersey Girl - Thank you.. I will with support from you and the tens of millions just like you.

    Thanks for stopping in at RN USA. I visited your sight. Some awesome stuff you are putting up.

    Keep up the GREAT work!

  8. I can't speak for TAO RN, but sir, neither party stands by it's principles when in power. TAO is correct. You will vote for the same people that tell you what's in your manifesto, which by the way is rational, then they will continue the cycle of corporate welfare and the stealing of tax dollars.

  9. Truth - No revelation to me sir.

    Independent is my motto.


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