|Republican Senator Jim DeMint and Senator Rand Paul.|
"We are at a tipping point politically," says Sen. DeMint.
“The New Debate in the Republican Party Needs to be Between Conservatives and Libertarians”---- Senator Jim DeMint
- DeMint - "When the country is going down in flames, there are still people in the street, demonstrating for more government benefits."
“A lot of the libertarian ideals that Ron Paul is talking about…should not be alien to any Republican,” Sen. Jim DeMint said during an interview at reason’s Washington, D.C., offices in late January. Encouraging words from a South Carolina Republican who has earned a reputation as one of his party’s strongest voices for fiscal conservatism during his six years in the House of Representatives and six years in the Senate.
But DeMint’s new , Now or Never: Saving America From Economic Collapse (Center Street), is an urgent warning about fiscal, not social, issues. To write the foreword, DeMint picked Ron Paul’s son, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)—a man who bridges the gap between his father’s more ideologically libertarian stance and the mainstream GOP. Now or Never calls for a new coalition in favor of radical budget cuts—including reductions in military spending—aimed at avoiding irreversible economic decline.