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The ballot initiatives voted by Washington State voters in 2012 are the brightest light for increased liberty in the current election.
Voters in Washington State approved a super-majority requirement for future tax increases: now tax increases need a 2/3 majority in the legislature, or a majority of popular vote. This is an issue that has legs in Washington State as a similar previous initiatiive has faced court challenges. Hopefully, this will settle the issue and put real brakes on the growth of government.
Tea-party and pro-economic liberty advocates in the Republican Party supported the nomination of Richard Mourdouck in Indiana and Todd Akin in Missouri for the US Senate. Both lost ignominiously in the 2012 election. They didn't lose because they favored economic freedom or smaller government. They lost because of their contempt for reality and mystic views on rape and conception.
(Our friend and supporter Marjorie Peters had an excellent Letter to the Editor published in The Brunswick News. I share it here in its entirety. Great job Marjorie! – Edward Hudgins, director of advocacy, The Atlas Society.)
In Debate Two with GOP opponent Mitt Romney, President Obama lied about the attack on the consulate in Benghazi and the murders of the ambassador and three other Americans. For nearly two weeks, the president and administration spokespersons had blamed the attack on a mob angered by an anti-Mohammad clip on Youtube before they finally admitted that it was a planned terrorist attack. Then in the debate Obama claimed that he had called it a terrorist attack all along.
[Editor's Note: Paul Ryan speaks about Ayn Rand's influence on his thinking in this audio file. (Audio: scroll to bottom) "Paul Ryan and Ayn Rand: In the Hot Seat Again"]
Now that Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan is Mitt Romney’s choice for vice president on the GOP ticket, Ryan’s plan for dealing with the federal budget crisis will be demagogued by Democrats and the leftist media alike.