What Michele Bachmann Learned from the Ron Paul Revolution

Sunday, June 21, 2009
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I’ve liked her for a few months now, especially since she nailed Timothy Geithner to the wall while repeatedly asking him what in the Constitution gave the Treasury Department the authority to manage markets and the financial services industry. On that note, check out this story. Try to not laugh at the last paragraph.

Outspoken Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says she’s so worried that information from next year’s national census will be abused that she will refuse to fill out anything more than the number of people in her household.

In an interview Wednesday morning with The Washington Times “America’s Morning News,” Mrs. Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, said the questions have become “very intricate, very personal” and she also fears ACORN, the community organizing group that came under fire for its voter registration efforts last year, will be part of the Census Bureau’s door-to-door information collection efforts.

“I know for my family the only question we will be answering is how many people are in our home,” she said. “We won’t be answering any information beyond that, because the Constitution doesn’t require any information beyond that.”

Shelly Lowe, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Census Bureau, said Mrs. Bachmann is “misreading” the law.

Now, before you write me and say, “Ms. DeCoster, those Republicans …. where were they when? ….. how can you? …don’t you know that?…”, forget it, don’t write me and say that stuff. Yes I know all that. Yes I know that the Republicrats didn’t give a tinker’s damn about reckless assaults on liberty while their guy was heading up the plunder party. But Michele Bachmann, like a few others in Congress, has received an education in liberty courtesy of the Ron Paul Revolution. And educating (and radicalizing) those who have the power to screw up our lives was a big part of the Revolution’s success. We should be happy for this and we should welcome these pivotal moments. We need to keep on pushing the education process forward. Understand that the election of an arrogant, power-hungry Marxist (who happens to be a Democrat, thereby pissing off the Republicans) is our chance to move in and educate, radicalize, and libertarianize the conservatives, especially those who are seated on the margin.

Look at Ron Paul’s HR 1207 – Audit the Federal Reserve. He started with a handful of sponsors, the list built slowly, and then it picked up steam until over half of the House of Representatives decided to co-sponsor it. Michele Bachmann was an early supporter who has been magnificent on many occasions, and I am hoping that she, and others like her, will continue to move forward on many issues critical to liberty. If we can capitalize on Republican resentment over the Obama regime and their war on freedom and free markets, we need to do it, and as often as we can. Along the way, we should welcome those Republicans who are having a change of heart and supporting Ron Paul’s ideas and his vision.

A last word on Bachmann: she is actually very intelligent, unlike Sarah Palin who is a trained monkey and moved up quickly (and came out of nowhere) thanks to her gender and McCain’s uninspiring, snooze-a-rama campaign. She’s very articulate and pretty, and seems steady and confident. I’d like to see Bachmann continue along her path, learning from Ron Paul and digging some rebel roots. She’s got the fortitude to fight and the desire to win. Let’s watch this lady carefully over the next couple of years. There’s hope. Thanks to Jed for the story tip.

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