Friday, May 16, 2008

My Message to Bob Barr

The Libertarian Party is in jeopardy of being taken over by anti-libertarian conservative bigots. I've never voted for a Presidential candidate other than the LP candidtae. Some were good, some were a bit questionable, but all were libertarians. But now the "party of principle" appears to be on the verge of abandoning its principles and nominating a supporter of big government such as Bob Barr or Wayne Allen Root.

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!

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