Tim Pawlenty Launches Freedom First PAC

-By Warner Todd Huston

It has just been announced in a coast to coast conference call that Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is launching a new effort he is calling Freedom First PAC in order to fight the “encroachment of a bureaucracy that stifles ands suffocates freedom in America.”

Right now, our freedoms are being challenged on many fronts. One such challenge is encroachment on our liberties by an unceasing Federal bureaucracy. Little by little, it suffocates individual freedom, personal responsibility and the free market. It can happen quietly — it’s not always a grand debate over something like health care. It can happen in increments that people don’t even see or know about, but nevertheless deflates the human spirit.

It should be remembered that Pawlenty was one of the Republicans whose name was bandied about as a candidate for vice president and many people see Pawlenty as a viable candidate for national office. Obviously this is Pawlenty’s first step toward a shot at the White House. Pawlenty, however, says that this is about 2010 and the immediate help he can give other candidates running for office now and the help his PAC can offer to push the sort of issues and solutions that will affect our nation today.

Pawlenty mentioned that his new media team headed by prominent blogger Liz Mair, is an important part of this new effort and the new media will be a major part of any political group going onward.

The issues that Pawlenty wants to focus on are:

  • Creating and assisting small business
  • School choice
  • Healthcare
  • Cutting government regulations
  • Tax relief

How this PAC will be able to rise above the din and make a difference in the upcoming election cycle remains to be seen, of course. There are already a plethora of PAC and organizations out there to “help” with conservative issues. It remains to be seen if this effort will be different or any better at getting headlines than any of the others.

Freedom First can be seen on the web at: http://www.timpawlenty.com/.
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as NewsBusters.org, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, TheRealityCheck.org, RedState.com, Human Events Magazine, AmericanDailyReview.com, and the New Media Journal, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events and is currently the co-host of “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Conservatism” heard on BlogTalkRadio. Warner is also the editor of the Cook County Page for RedCounty.com.

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