I am a very active member of Campaign for Liberty and various grassroots groups. State sovereignty and constitutional limitation on statist monopolization of governance are my primary values. Coming from Idaho, it is exciting to see Ron Paul achieve nearly 25% of a late Idaho 2008 primary. The brand new caucus in Idaho is sure to bring a liberty-loving presidential candidate Paul to Idaho and cause a major uptick in the return to principles of self-governance in this state.
My favourite reading includes Alexi de Tocqueville's Democracy in America and Economics in One Lesson by Haszlitt. It really is time to get back to pre-civil war American values of local governance. It is time to abandon the concept that individual states are irrelevant.
Ron Paul's recent book Liberty Defined spells out well the irrationality of pro-abortion advocates, and clarifies that Roe v Wade was caused by abandonment of state jurisdiction of this issue. Returning power to the states is the right solution.
Non-interventionist foreign policy is truly American foreign policy. To suggest that the USA is somehow tasked with world hegemony or that securing national interest extends to exerting military power in every crevice of the globe is a non sequitur. If we truly believe in the power of freedom, we should let freedom win on its own merits not by means of violence.