Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Five Libertarian Ideas #24 - People, War, and Austrian Economics

On the Libertarian Party
I used to think the Libertarian Party was a waste of time before I eventually joined. Now I know that a winning political strategy for us is to support libertarian Republicans like Ron Paul, Rand Paul, and Art Alas for state and federal races, while supporting LP candidates for local races.

But when there are no libertarians on the Republican ticket, the red blanket babies can forget it. I WILL NOT SETTLE for "Team R" when I can vote for a candidate who represents my beliefs. -8/14

Non-intervention and blowback
Non-intervention is excellent for preventing FUTURE blowback, but doesn't do anything about the anti-American blowback that currently exists and is still percolating. This is why the liberty movement needs to start forming strategies for national defense AND fighting terrorism at home in ways that remain in harmony with libertarian principles. -8/26

Cathy Reisenwitz
Cathy Reisenwitz
I just saw Cathy Reisenwitz's "resignation" announcement and it makes me sad to see such a great pioneer of liberty for our generation is temporarily "leaving" the movement. In reality, she's not leaving, per se; she's taking an important step out of the realm of talking politics/theory and into that of the market economy (i.e. the REAL world). The folks where she's going need her, and her libertarian influence, a lot more than we do. -8/29

Hans-Hermann Hoppe
Russia, Ukraine, and Iraq
President Obama finally admitted that "Russia is responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine." Ironically, this was right after addressing US military operations against the Islamic State (in Iraq and Syria). -8/29

Happy Birthday Hans-Hermann Hoppe!
Hans-Hermann Hoppe turned 65 today (Happy Birthday Hans!!!).  He is credited with advancing the field of knowledge trail blazed by Ludwig von Mises and Murray Rothbard.  Perhaps the most important theme to take away from reading his works is that any deviation from the free market (i.e. government) is socialism, and that the more government, the more socialism, and so the descent into authoritarianism and tyranny begins. -9/2

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