Contra David Frum – Principled Libertarianism Is the Highest Level on the Philosophical Ladder
Image Credit: Political-Humor.org I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self. Aristotle The great mind, in a free land, is free from the law. Not in the spoiled-brat Nietzschean Ubermensch sense, but rather in the sense of the adult who sets his own limits, tends his own fences, knows his own capabilities | Read More »
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Rand Paul is a Poltroon
Via Matt Cover, we now have yet another instance of Rand Paul changing his positions on a key issue and then pretending he never held the previous position in the first place. The latest instance comes in the context of aid to foreign countries (specifically, Israel is under consideration here but to be fair to Rand Paul his point was about foreign aid to all | Read More »
Ron Paul, Rand Paul, and the probable Russian shooting of MH17
With Rand Paul almost certainly running for President, it’s very important we evaluate just what his views are on the issues of the day, and what influences shape what his gut instincts are, which will shape his reactions to the unforeseen issues that crop up during any Presidency.
Given the younger Paul’s constant support of his father’s candidacies, and his currying of favor from his father’s supporters, this means we must continue to look at what Ron Paul says, and look to Rand Paul to support or deny those remarks.
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Ron Paul: Moral Cretin
On Friday, former Representative Ron Paul was a guest on Newsmax TV. The subject of the shootdown of Malaysia Air flight MH-17 came up. This exchange ensued with host John Bachman, via Mediaite: Speaking with Newsmax TV’s John Bachman earlier today, Paul said “Putin is a little bit smarter than that. I don’t think he would ever come close to participating in an act like this.” “At | Read More »
The Fraudulent Crimean Referendum Exposed
Back a couple of months ago when Russian President Vladimir Putin, the new BFF of both the hate America movement and the American isolationist movement, gouged a large chunk of real estate from a neighboring nation, people like Ron Paul nearly messed themselves in their eagerness to assure us that Putin had international law on his side and self determination was a great thing. (Somehow, | Read More »
You Can Cook the Census but the Truth Remains True
Here is some data that apparently will not be showing up in the next data release from the US Census Bureau. “We had 30 people and 15 or 16 were full time,” says the owner, Jones. “Now I can only have four of the full time position.” Oh, and pity the widows impacted by the generous liberalism inflicted upon the people by The Democratic Party | Read More »
Legalizing Drugs Now a GOP Issue?
Libertarians, Tea Party, Young Republicans: Legalize Drugs? Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society.” - George Washington So evidently the young, hip, Libertarian and Tea Party Republicans favor the legalization of drugs. And it’s not just the Ron Paul folks. In the culture war that is ongoing in America, conservatives tend to focus on issues of life and traditional marriage – integral building | Read More »
Can we layoff the McConnell endorsement please???
Okay I’ve had it with some RedState readers and elsewhere over this. Now don’t get me wrong, I want McConnell GONE NOW. I’ve in fact donated once to Matt Bevin (considering to donate again soon). Mitch McConnell is a fraud who’s been in the Senate too long and needs to go. He’s done nothing much of help for the liberty movement. But can we give | 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 »
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A Libertarianish Foreign Policy?
I say yes on the spot. Back during the Bush years, we thought we could try democratizing countries the way we did. Looking at Iraq 11 years after we invaded, that type of model has failed miserably. Not against supporting freedom movements like that what happened in Iran in 2009 (which Obama was silent on). But doing so by military force doesn’t work. I advise | Read More »
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Tech at Night: Julius Genachowski goes into private equity. Peter King vs Rand Paul.
They told us for years that Mitt Romney was a terrible person because of his ties to private equity. Now Julius Genachowski, Obama’s first FCC chair is going into private equity, and not a peep from the radicals.
Erick Erickson’s already covered all the reasons Peter King should be excluded from polite political society, but I just want to remind as well that Rand Paul’s grandstanding isn’t all that great. Snowden is an unrepentant criminal and traitor and it’s a shame that Paul is just sucking up to his father’s crazier fans. I guess he really wants their campaign donations more than he wants his dignity.
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Robert Sarvis Is Running As A Centrist, Not A Libertarian
I consider myself a conservative-libertarian. Conservative describes my way of life and worldview, while libertarian describes my view on the role of government. Robert Sarvis is certainly not conservative in any sense. I don’t really consider him a libertarian either. Yes, he is the Libertarian Party (LP) candidate, but they often put up unprincipled candidates just like the Republican party does. See: Bob Barr, Gary | Read More »
Ron Paul Endorsement Of Ken Cuccinelli May Stop Spoiler Robert Sarvis
READ THE ENDORSEMENT HERE: http://www.cuccinelli.com/ronpaulendorsement/ Notice: If you think Ron Paul eats babies and you want to send him to Gitmo, I could care less if you blast me in the comments. I stand with the Cuccinelli campaign in promoting this endorsement. Whatever you think of Ron Paul on some issues-his points on foreign policy and the Federal Reserve appear to be vindicated more every day | Read More »
Manning is attempting to game the political system
Upon being sentenced to 35 years in prison and losing his rank, Private Manning chose this moment to announce “I am female.” Manning claims that the name Bradley is no longer to be used. Chelsea Manning is the name we are to use. Manning’s lawyer are all over this, too, claiming that it is now a right to begin hormone therapy on the taxpayer dime.
Everything about this stinks, though. There’s no evidence of a medical diagnosis. The timing is all too perfect. The political effects are undeniable, in that Manning will get a new group of people who will reflexively give defense because of this newly claimed status.
I’m convinced this announced self-diagnosis by Manning is an attempt to win over new supporters on the Internet, the land of the politically polarized, and the home of the self-diagnosed. It may also be a last-ditch attempt to avoid prison.
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The Idolaters’ Holy Trinity
When Moses descended the mountain on which God gave him the Law, he saw the refugees he was leading worshiping a golden calf. It is a story directly tied to one of the Ten Commandments: You should not worship any other gods before the one, true God. The future people of Israel violated this on day one. We are human, destined to sin. It’s in | Read More »