Rick Moran over at Right Wing Nuthouse has organized a blogburst to help raise funds for Fred Thompson's Iowa campaign. Fred is trying to raise money to get a new ad on TV in time to make a difference in the caucuses. As I debated whether or not to join the blogburst and ask you to contribute (as I have), I came to the conclusion that I had to do this. Here's why.
To me, there are three huge problems facing America today and Fred is right on all of them. Islamofascist terror is one. Just about everyone has blogged about that and several of the other candidates are on the right track there.
The disintegration of the family is another big issue. Only Fred shows the courage to bluntly talk about it. He doesn't pander and talk about more spending for education or pre-K programs which won't do anything to help the situation. He's got the guts and the honesty to put the problem right back where it belongs, with the parents.
The last is the debt and the deficit. Everyone in the country, every man, woman and child currently owes $30,000 because the government is spending more than it takes in. That means a family of four owes $120,000. As the baby boomers retire, the effects of this debt will hit home. Right now, our government spends every penny it gets in taxes, borrows everything available from Social Security and then runs up more debts to spend, spend, spend. Fred has made this one of the central themes of his candidacy. No one else has on either side of the aisle.
Unless we reduce benefits and significantly cut spending, my children will grow up in recurring economic crises because we have not controlled our spending. That's why I'm supporting Fred, why I've donated to Fred and why I'm asking you to donate, too.