I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and to thank you once again for all of your support on my Congressional campaign. While we were unsuccessful in our election this year, rest assured that I have not given up efforts to preserve our freedoms, and I hope that you haven't either. Our strategies may change, but our goal of freedom remains.
I said repeatedly on the campaign trail that unless we changed course, the national debt would cause a financial collapse, probably by 2017. It is becoming increasingly clear that our country is not changing course, and at the current rate, it appears that we will remain on track to hit a debt load of 120% of the economy in 2017 or before.
Economies that hit 120% debt load seldom recover without severe upheaval, and I am now doubtful that we will be able to avoid a similar fate. However, that does not mean that our actions are meaningless. Our actions today will determine how bad the crisis will be and will determine what our country – and the world – will look like after the crisis.
Thus, our goal at this point must be to:
1. Return to the truth in all matters. Especially at this time of the year, we should remember that no one is without fault, but if we objectively search for the truth, admit our own failings, and ask for forgiveness and help, we can be restored. This is as true in politics as it is in religion. Both political parties have overspent for years without paying for it, and we are now beginning to reap the consequences. We must remove the log from our own “Republican” eye and demand a balanced budget; if we do not, the consequences will be multiplied.
2. Personally prepare for the coming financial collapse. In a high-tax and high-unemployment environment, one of the best ways you can prepare is to reduce expenses. Unfortunately, the DC metro area is one of the most expensive markets in the country. This is why my wife and I decided to relocate to a less expensive area (just north of Houston, Texas). Those who are prepared for the collapse should be able to weather the storm better and affect the decisions made once we get through the storm.
3. Remain politically active. We need to continue to build the grassroots organization so that we can elect the right candidates to local, state, and federal offices in the coming years. This is critical, as state politicians will become even more important after the financial crisis.
Moving to Texas has taken a great deal of my free time over the last few months. While I don’t have any specific plans to run for office at this time, I do plan to be active locally here in Texas and will be starting up my blogging again at www.kvaughn.com. I hope you will take time to visit the site, and I thank you once again for all of your support.