Before I introduce myself and tell you about the most important decision of my political life, let me first cut to the chase: If Obama is re-elected on November 6th, America and capitalism both face grave danger. We may never recover from another four years of Barack Obama.
I've spoken for four years now about Barack Obama's plan to overwhelm the U.S. economy and wipe out capitalism. It’s a strategy from two professors at Columbia University, Cloward and Piven, where the president and I graduated from in 1983. Obama is following the strategy to perfection, but has only just begun. Should he be re-elected, he could finish the job.
Without ever having to face voters again, Obama will truly wreck this economy from sea to shining sea- just as Saul Alinsky, Cloward and Piven, Frank Marshall Davis, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers and a host of other radical influences, who he doesn't like to speak about publicly, would have hoped.
With four more years, the president will have the power to appoint a majority of Supreme Court and federal judges--so none of his violations of the Constitution will ever again be challenged. His policies will encourage radical Islamic and terrorist rogue states to threaten and eventually destroy Israel. And he will continue to weaken the U.S. military, so we will be unable to help defend our allies.
I say this all not as a long-time partisan commentator or someone who has aspired to be a politician their entire life. I started out my journey five years ago as the antithesis of a politician. As a small businessman, home-school dad and Las Vegas oddsmaker, I ran for the Libertarian Presidential nomination in 2007 as a political newcomer.
In this great country, you can never discount a long shot. I was elected the Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee in 2008. The Bob Barr/Wayne Root Presidential ticket went on to garner the second highest vote total in Libertarian history. I was then elected Chairman of the Libertarian National Campaign Committee, and became the #1 vote-getter in the country for election to the Libertarian National Committee. Media across the country called me “Mr. Libertarian” in my 4,000 media appearances since 2008.
Today, after giving this many months of thought, I'm announcing the most important decision of my political career. I am stepping down from my roles in the Libertarian party, to rejoin the Republican Party, and most importantly, to elect Mitt Romney as President of the United States.
Why? First, let's start with what I believe in. I believe in the limited government promised by the U.S. Constitution. I want government to get out of the way of small business owners like me- put fewer rules & regulations in our way, and allow us to keep more of our own money. I want government to remember that it’s our money in the first place. I want politicians to support and motivate the taxpayers, the private sector, and small business- the economic engine of America. Small businesses create 75 percent of new jobs and pay most of the taxes in this country.
Under the Obama administration we have seen businessmen denigrated, demonized, punished, smothered by 60,000 new rules and regulations, threatened with massive new taxes, and attacked by the IRS. That’s why there are no jobs. That’s why, in my opinion, the economy is in freefall. That’s why America is facing economic collapse and disaster.
I’m a Capitalist Evangelist. I’m proud to be a small businessman. I love starting and running businesses. What matters now above all else- the issues that are of life and death importance to this country, the only issues that matter to 90% of Americans- are the economy, creating jobs, lowering spending, lowering the debt and deficit, reducing taxes, and saving capitalism. Without a positivie economic livelihood, what difference does any other issue make? We need to get our fiscal house in order first, before we can deal with all the other problems. Without an economy, without jobs, nothing else matters. That’s why electing Mitt Romney is so important.
This election is NOT about Libertarian versus non-Libertarian. This election is about capitalism versus big government progressivism and Big Brother socialism. Mitt Romney believes in the same things I do- keeping businesses free from government intrusion, allowing small business owners to keep more of their own money, and rewarding instead of punishing investors, innovators, and job creators. Mitt understands, as President Calvin Coolidge once said, “The business of America is business.”
Mitt understands that Obama’s rhetoric, constant threats against business, union favoritism, IRS intimidation, barrage of tax increases, 60,000 new rules and regulations, $5 trillion in new debt, the added taxes and regulations of Obamacare, and the attempt to ban oil drilling and regulate the coal industry out of existence, have collectively ground the U.S. economy to a halt.
If you don’t believe me, just look across the pond to Europe. They’ve been following Obama’s exact plan for decades. Their mantra was also big government, big unions, big spending, big taxes, big pensions, free healthcare, too many government employees, and green energy. The result? Economic disaster on a grand scale. Specifically Greece, Italy, and Spain are enduring a tragedy few can even comprehend. France is next. We are following the exact same path under Obama. This is our last stand. I don't believe we will be able to survive four more years of Obama as CEO of this economy--I know my businesses will not survive another four years of this president.
The U.S. economy today is like a very large and diverse failing company, in desperate need of a turnaround. What America needs at this moment in history is a job creator with major experience leading and turning around large businesses, a detailed understanding of economics, a creative and innovative business mind, and a track record of extraordinary success to lead us back from the edge of the fiscal cliff. That person is Mitt Romney. If he could pull off miracles with dozens of companies like Staples, or get the 2002 Olympics back on track, he can turn this Obama bust into the Romney boom economy.
Do I agree with Mitt and the GOP on everything? Of course not. But few ever totally agree with a candidate on every issue. Looking at the abyss of economic ruin under this current administration, there is no other choice. Our back is to the wall, and Obama’s defeat is that important to the survival of our country, our economy, our freedoms, our children’s future, and ultimately, capitalism itself.
It’s time for a coalition of Republicans, conservatives, Tea Party activists, Libertarians, Ron Paul supporters, small business owners, homeowners, investors, patriots, Christians, Jews, and Israel supporters to join together and support Mitt Romney now.
Clint Eastwood was right when he said, "We own this nation." It's time to take it back.