Is Libertarianism Synonymous With Licentiousness?
One common complaint by cultural conservatives of libertarianism is that is really just licentiousness. While that argument is popular, it doesn’t take long to examine why it is incorrect. What needs to be recognized is that libertarianism is a political philosophy concerning the role of government, not a cultural philosophy. It should also not be confused with the Libertarian Party. Libertinism, on the other hand, | Read More »
Are Entrepreneurial Cities The Answer To Solving Global Poverty?
Recently ReasonTV went to Honduras to film a 4 part mini-documentary on a new experiment which would start up what many call a Startup or Free city. Basically what it is is a city run independently run and operated by an entrepreneurial company with its own laws and system. If successful it’ll radically transform poverty and crime ridden Honduras into a huge economic boom country. | Read More »
MAILBAG: Unintentional Libertarian Irony
We get a lot of mail here at RedState. Sometimes it is praise, sometimes it is complaints. Rarely is it so unintentionally funny as when a disgruntled libertarian decides his or her rights were violated and proceeds to preach of sermon. Fortunately for our readers, that is indeed the case we have for you today. Annotated: From: “Linda-Aaron38“ Subject: Red State bans a Libertarian and loses an | Read More »
Will Democrats have an Iraq moment with Obamacare?
As Obamacare continues dodding around and falling apart, I have to ask this question: When will Democrats (particularly those in red states) openly admit it was a huge mistake? Will Dems have an Iraq moment? Obviously not with far-left Dems, but will red state Dems ever admit mistake? You can only go so far before the consequences become face apparent and it denying it will only | Read More »
No, Libertarian Does Not Mean Leftist
I want to address this diary, which starts off with the title “Why Libertarian is Just Another Word for Leftist.” The diary has a couple of false assumptions which need to be addressed up front: -Rand Paul hasn’t positioned himself as a libertarian, but a constitutional conservative with liberty-minded opinions. His words are not libertarian dogma. Yes, the diarist does concede that “It cannot be | Read More »
Will Oklahoma Lawmakers Actually Cut Taxes This Year?
They last cut taxes back in 2012 which was 2 years ago. Over the past decade, the legislature cut taxes numerous times from a high of 7 percent to the current of 5.25. They did last year pass a tax cut bill for 2015, but the State Supreme Court struck it down due to unconstitutional logrolling with a separate subject. So now we’re back to | Read More »
Libertarians and traditional conservatives get along?
I just read an article by YouTube blogger and FreedomWorks policy analyst Julie Borowski who’s one of my favorite libertarian thinkers. She mentioned a panel for CPAC this year called “Can Libertarians and Social Conservatives get along?”. Here’s a segment of what she said. Can libertarians and social conservatives find common ground? It’s important to define what it means to be a libertarian. Libertarianism is | Read More »
Tags: 2014 midterms
, Drug War
, privatized marriage
, Progressive Leftist
, Rand Paul
, Rick Santorum
, Ron Paul
, social conservative
There’s been proposal introduced that would split California into six different states. There’d be Silicon Valley, South California, West California, Central California, North California and Jefferson. It could well make it to the ballot this YEAR. There’s also similar movements happening in New York where it’d be split into 2 regions (New York and New Amsterdam) and Maryland where the western counties are wanting to | Read More »
Traditional Marriage Fails To Get On Ballot In Indiana
Looks like a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in Indiana won’t be on the ballot until 2016. Though I ask traditional conservatives this; what good by this point does it do passing constitutional amendments when they’re being knocked down left and right? First in Utah, then my state Oklahoma, then Kentucky in cases of out-of-state marriages and latest case is in Virginia. There’s | Read More »
Should the GOP or our side in general de-emphasize social issues?
A question first. What the hell is a social issue exactly? As best I can make it out, something having to do with culture and society of some sorts. Issues we most think of are marriage and abortion. To my subject I recently read a column from PJ Media co-founder Roger L. Simon on his take of social issues. In it he made the point | Read More »
, Gay Marriage
, marriage privatization
, Progressive Leftist
, social issues
Endorsement Friday – Matt Bevin, Shane Osborne, Greg Brannon, Lee Bright, Milton Wolf
This is where I go down the line of endorsing five candidates every Friday. These are all candidates for Senate. Here we go. Matt Bevin – KY I want McConnell gone more than ever now. Matt Bevin is a constitutionalist in similar style to Rand Paul and Mike Lee. Very solid on all the issues down the line. Endorsement sealed. Shane Osborne – NE This | Read More »
Tags: 2014 midterms
, Greg Brannon
, Kay Hagan
, Lee Bright
, Lindsey Graham
, Matt Bevin
, Milton Wolf
, Mitch McConnell
, Progressive Leftist
, thad cochran
When Does The Hate Labeling Stop?
Seriously why can’t we just call them crimes? A crime is a crime regardless the motivation. I’m here to take a whip to the concept of hate crimes. I don’t know when the whole idea started (probably long before I was born), but people apparently thought labeling certain crimes as hate crimes would help deter crime rates. Well for as long as they’ve been around | Read More »
, Hate Crimes
Time For A Death Penalty Conversation UPDATED
I suspect a great here at RedState will disagree, but I don’t care. All I want are for folks to listen to my points of argument. Like I said before, my libertarian journey took me a number of months to get (probably 8 or 9 to be exact). Though even after that there were issues of which I didn’t have much of a true opinion | Read More »
State Legislative Elections – 2014 pt 2 UPDATED
State Legislative Elections Here are the most competitive races this year: WV; Currently Democrats control the State House 53-47 and the State Senate 24-10. If one’s gonna switch that’s obviously the House since the margin is smaller. I’d think Democrats will hold control of Senate but only for one more cycle likely. Last election they gave 62% of the vote to Mitt Romney and won every | Read More »
Oklahoma Lawmaker Proposes Privatizing Marriage
While it took awhile to arrive where I am, I’m full proponent of getting marriage out of government’s tentacles. Though looking at the political landscape I was pessimistic of that happening anytime soon. But this an instance where I’m happy to be wrong. Right in backyard (not literally cause I live in Washington County) is State Rep. Mike Turner (R-Edmund) who’s proposing a bill that | Read More »