Friday, May 16, 2008
My Message to Bob Barr
This will do terrible damage to the cause liberty. It will contribute to the destruction of the term "libertarian," by making it equivalent to "bigot in constitutionalist clothing." The ideal of individual liberty is difficult to kill head on; far easier, as Mises and Hayek pointed out, to pervert language so that a key concept is lost.
I did go to Barr's website and sent him an email message urging him to drop out. Here's the message:
"You are not a libertarian. Core libertarian positions include open borders, equal rights for gays, an end to the criminalization of drugs. Your association with the KKK front group Council of Conservative Citizens is abominable. You're anti-libertarian. Get out of the race now!
Charles N. Steele, Ph.D."
I forgot to mention his consistent anti-free-trade position. What a dreadful statist he is!