Some random thoughts on today's political discourse (or lack thereof).
Who is Conor Friedersdorf? And why does anyone care? The only reason I know of the guy is because R.S. McCain occasionally wastes his valuable time taking him to the woodshed. I've tried to read his posts a few times ... At best, he's an adolescent trying to act like a grown-up.
Liberal: Why do we insist on allowing the continued bastardization of the English language? I'm a liberal! There's absolutely nothing liberal about the people we call liberal today. In fact, they are the antithesis of liberal!
Progressives: Label them what they are, progressives! (Fascist is more accurate, but it upsets those who are ignorant of economics and history).
"Winning": Would Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and George Washington advise voting for the person "with the best chance to win" regardless of principle? I doubt it. Seems like the easy road to despotism if you ask me.
But then again, what do I know? I'm not Conor Friedersdorf!
Popularity: Is for wimps.
Economics: Why are so many "conservatives" afraid of Mises, Hayek and Rothbard?
"Intellectual junk food?" Only a Keynesian ignoramus would mouth such an ad hominem attack.
For that matter, why doesn't every conservative read Mises on a daily basis? Spend just one week reading their columns, and you'll know more about economics than 534 of our Washington Overlords combined!
FREEDOM: Why don't I hear "conservative" politicians talking about freedom and liberty? Do they not advocate freedom and liberty? Or do they actually believe people don't want freedom and liberty?
Policy: Freedom and liberty cannot be legislated. Freedom and liberty are the antithesis of legislation.
"Do Something": Wouldn't we all be better off if Congress did nothing?
Money: Neither corporations or unions can vote. After all, they only exist in the abstract. So why do "we the people" allow them to fund politicians and lobby for special favors?
You do know Big Business loves Big Government. Right? Regulating your competition out of business, is much easier than producing a better product or service.
Federal Reserve: How can one claim to be conservative and yet support a central planner who has stolen 96% of your dollar's value? Karl Marx loved the central bank. Thomas Jefferson hated it. The progressives instituted the Federal Reserve. Andrew Jackson put the central bank out of business!
Ron Paul: In my lifetime, there has not existed one politician who has more steadfastly held firm in his beliefs about limited-government, low taxes, low spending, pro-life, freedom, liberty and sound money ... Yet "conservatives" hate him!
Why? Does a war against cavemen on the other side of the globe trump limited-government, low taxes, low spending, pro-life, freedom, liberty and sound money at home?
Ideology: Without a specific set of beliefs and ideas, everything is meaningless.
The Left and the Right: If you are against the policies of Barack Obama, the left says you're a racist. If you are against a never-ending war against cavemen, the right says you're an anti-Semite. What's the difference again?
WAR: War is inevitable. War is a fight. War isn't however, the New Deal and Great Society dragged overseas and paid for by American taxpayers.
Conservatives: Being that I often call myself a conservative, why is it then, that I'm always picking on conservatives? Because I care. Deeply.
These are my thoughts, not yours. And seriously ...
Who in the hell is Conor Friedersdorf?