Last week marked the conclusion of the grand taxpayer funded spectacles known as the national party conventions. It is perhaps very telling that while $18 million in tax dollars was granted to each party for these lavish ordeals, an additional $50 million each was needed for security in anticipation of the inevitable protests at each event. This amounts to a total of $136 million in taxpayer funds for strictly partisan activities - a drop in the bucket relative to our disastrous fiscal situation, but disgraceful nonetheless. Parties should fund their own parties, not the taxpayer.
And some more words about Republic v. Democracy from Dr. Paul.
The Republican Liberty Caucus of Central East Florida (RLCCEF) represents Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, Saint Lucie and Okeechobee Counties. The RLCCEF advocates individual rights, limited government, laissez faire capitalism and a strong national defense. We believe these are the proper positions of the Republican Party.
Founded in 1990, the Republican Liberty Caucus works to advance the principles of individual rights, limited government and free enterprise within the Republican Party.
With members in every state, a prominent Board of Advisors, many elected members, and active local affiliates, the RLC exists to recruit candidates who support the RLC's agenda, elect limited government Republicans to political office, and return the Republican Party to its Jeffersonian roots.
We believe every human being is endowed by nature with inherent rights to life, liberty and property that are properly secured by law. We support a strict construction of the Bill of Rights as a defense against tyranny; the expansion of those rights to all voluntary consensual conduct under the Ninth and Tenth Amendments; and the requirements of equal protection and due process under the Fourteenth Amendment.