RNC Comes By Looking For Money

The Republican National Committee gave me a call last night looking for money. I was pretty adamant about not wanting to send them anything right now because the old GOP fiscal restraint appears to be gone. When one party controls the Congress, the Senate and the office of the President, it should be able to match its talk with actions, and this has been a disappointing round.

Not only that but the RNC should have noticed by now that I generally send money to individuals or to very focused PACs, not to slush funds.

I told the nice lady on the phone—every time she asked for a little less money, but seemed to ignore what I was saying—that with Tom Delay out of the way, perhaps the GOP has a chance to cut a little pork from the budget.

For a while now I've been unhappy about priorities (for example, I agree with government funding of basic research, not so much with profiting from technology transfer) and spending, and been turned off by the absolutist “do not defend America from terrorism” message coming from the Libertarian Party. (It will be interesting to see what happens now that the LP has stopped charging dues.) Even the revered Thomas Jefferson was the first president to invade a foreign country, and he had a good (although some considered it trumped up) reason.

I have no home. Where are the pro-liberty, pro-commerce minarchists—those who believe in minimizing government, not eliminating it—who agree that fighting bad people over there is better than fighting them over here?

Josh Poulson

Posted Thursday, Oct 6 2005 08:25 AM

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Have you noticed Eric's Grumbles idea for "a new tea party"? Maybe we ought to be putting tea bags in the business reply envelopes when the RNC sends out mail asking for donations.

Tom Hanna

Posted Tuesday, Oct 11 2005 03:24 PM

It is nice to see someone who feels the way I do. I dropped my membership in the RNC, tried Libertarian but could not stomach the message you mention. I definitely feel like a political survivor floating in a small lifeboat with no land in sight.


Posted Wednesday, Oct 12 2005 06:02 AM

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