Archive for the 'Libertarian' Category

Equal Protection As Libertarian Ideal

By Mark Thompson | Related entries in Conservatism, Drugs, Libertarian, Politics, Regulations

Thanks to John, I am pointed to these two rather strange arguments in favor of the Drug War and against libertarian use of statistics on race against the Drug War from Jonah Goldberg. John does a pretty good job explaining why Goldberg’s arguments are so strange. The only thing I’d really add is that the […]

April 7th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Stephen Baldwin V. Ron Paul On Marijuana

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Drugs, Law, Libertarian, Ron Paul, Video

As expected, it’s the “gateway drug” theory v. reality of human existence. Guess which one sounds more credible… I do still love Ron Paul in many ways, and I wish he wouldn’t have been mixed up in that remarkably dumb newsletter operation he was. Because then he’d be a viable third party candidate. Oh well. […]

March 15th, 2009 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Liberaltarianism in a Liberal Age

By Mark Thompson | Related entries in Conservatism, Liberalism, Libertarian

Robert Stacy McCain has a scathing post that seeks to permanently douse the concept of a left-libertarian coalition ever being a real possibility, which includes this little bit: As a political impulse, the sort of libertarianism that scoffs at creationism and traditional marriage wields limited influence, because it appeals chiefly to a dissenting sect of […]

February 13th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

The Grand Old Dogma

By Mark Thompson | Related entries in Conservatism, Discuss, Elections, General Politics, Liberalism, Libertarian, Partisan Hacks, Partisan Nonsense

Me, elsewhere: Over the last few months, there has been much finger-pointing as to which particular sect of the old GOP coalition is to blame for the policy failures of the last 8 years and the electoral failures of the last 2 years…..I think these accusations are deeply misplaced – the problems have not been […]

January 5th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

State Corporatism ≠ Free Markets

By mw | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Barack, Bush, Business, Economy, Libertarian

As a result of mushy thinking, we are now given to understand the “free market” problem that was created by too much government spending, too much government debt, too much government sponsored credit via easy monetary policy, and a market wildly distorted by government intervention to meet social goals (along with a large helping of corporate criminal fraud that slipped through the existing government regulatory framework) can only be solved by increasing government spending, increasing government debt, have an easy monetary policy and create more market distortions with more government intervention to meet similar social goals.

November 25th, 2008 | Permalink| 13 Comments »

Ron Paul’s Presidential Endorsement: Chuck Baldwin?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Libertarian, Ron Paul

Yes…the Chuck Baldwin, candidate for the Constitution Party. So why not the Libertarian candidate Bob Barr? Well, it appears as if Paul didn’t like the fact that Barr didn’t show up to his press conference recently… The Libertarian Party Candidate admonished me for “remaining neutral” in the presidential race and not stating whom I will […]

September 22nd, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

The Coalition of the Divided

By mw | Related entries in Barack, Ideas, Libertarian, McCain

This election choice is not really between “Experience” vs. “Change”, nor is it between “Experience” vs. “Experience”, nor is it between “Change” vs. “Change“. This election is not really even between McCain vs. Obama considered in a political vacuum. Since the Democrats will increase their majority in the House and Senate, this election is actually about choosing between single party or divided government in 2009.

September 14th, 2008 | Permalink| 24 Comments »

Ron Paul Says No McCain, No Obama

By Doug Mataconis | Related entries in Libertarian, Ron Paul

As expected, Ron Paul’s big announcement at the National Press Club today turned out to be as anti-climatic as I anticipated: WASHINGTON (CNN) — Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas called on voters to back a third-party candidate for president Wednesday, rejecting his party’s nominee and offering equally harsh words for the Democratic candidate. Paul, […]

September 10th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Republican Asks Texas Libertarian Candidates To Withdraw From Close Races

By Glenn Church | Related entries in Libertarian, Republicans, Texas

The Republican Party in Texas is concerned it may lose control of the state House in this or the next election. Republicans currently occupy 79 seats and the Democrats 71. The House handles the redistricting for the state, including Congressional districts.  A political party’s electoral fortunes depend on how creatively a political party draws the […]

August 5th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

McCain Not Treating Barr as a Threat

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barr, Libertarian, McCain

Will Libertarian Party presidential nominee Bob Barr be a threat to John McCain? Apparently, McCain doesn’t think so. Often, the two major parties will try to deal with third party threats by knocking the third-party challenger off the ballot in as many states as possible. For instance, Democrats tried to block Ralph Nader’s ballot access […]

July 10th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »