Archive for the ‘Ron Paul’ Category

How much good have Ron Paul’s presidential campaigns done?

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

I honestly don't know. I wish it were a lot, but I think it's optimistic to say they've even done a moderate amount of good for the cause of liberty in this country as a whole. I voted for him in my state's primary just to try to help out ...

Links for an ending week

Friday, January 20th, 2012

President Obama deserves praise for opposing the SOPA/PIPA bills in the House and Senate, respectively, but, of course, in true Republocrat fashion, deserves further criticism for qualifying that with, "That is why the Administration calls on all sides to work together to pass sound legislation this year that provides prosecutors ...

Free markets would have no “gold standard”

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

The Mises Institute recently published a speech by Mark Thornton called "Monetary Freedom and Its Opposite". It was about how monetary freedom could be established, how it would benefit everyone except the "power elite," and how the Federal Reserve, with its monetary monopoly and inflationary fiat currency, destroy an economy's ...

Sarah Palin: same old neoconservatism cost them election

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

From an article at Politico.com, reporting on an interview that appeared in the Anchorage Daily News, we learn that Sarah Palin blames her and McCain's defeat on the fact that their campaign represented the "status quo" and that the people wanted change—anything different from the Bush regime—and the McCain/Palin ticket ...

Almost vindicated

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

One of the main reasons I wrote that it's understandable to vote was to spread publicity about anti-establishment, anti-State candidates and thereby make a more specific, public statement of disapproval with the system (as opposed to the silent, inactive form of disapproval that is complete abstention). That's why I had ...

Democratic vs. oligarchic news sites

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Recently Jeffrey Tucker wrote about the reasons he doesn't like Digg.com as much as he used to: There was a time, I vaguely recall, when Digg was a must read. Nearly every item unearthed some smart, interesting bit of inside knowledge, tech news before it became mainstream, fascinating observations that you ...

Thoughts on libertarianism and voting

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

The anarchist argument against voting in democratic elections is that participating in the immoral system of determining right and wrong that is democracy (mob-rule) gives your tacit consent to the outcome of such elections; by voting, you demonstrate that you agree that mob-rule is a valid and just way of ...

Francois Tremblay: Agorism, not political action

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Francois Tremblay wrote an excellent open letter to all Libertarians, and that's with a capital L, meaning the ones who think of themselves as members of the Libertarian Party and act mainly to promote LP candidates. Typically capital-L Libertarians are minarchists who believe in the Constitution or some such. This ...

Ron Paul and Obama on USSR, Iran

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Hey, Will Bunch: since you are probably still concerned with the reasons intelligent, informed Americans hold stupid, State-loving journalists like yourself in such low esteem, here is yet another example for you: Who said the following: Here’s the truth: the Soviet Union had thousands of nuclear weapons, and Iran doesn’t have a ...

Libertarian Party nomination

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Link-and-run time: I agree with pretty much every word of this post by Roderick Long, who, despite his agorist commitments, endorses anarcho-capitalist Mary Ruwart for the LP nomination.

Young Americans aren’t angry enough about foreign policy

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

A high school student named Peter Fulham published an opinion column in USA Today complaining that young Americans are not demonstrably angry enough about the war in Iraq and the aggressive American foreign policy. Young people are tired of hearing about Iraq, and they gave up getting angry about its ...

Stefan Molyneux on the Ron Paul revolution

Monday, February 11th, 2008

Stefan Molyneux wrote a good essay about the nature of the Ron Paul revolution and why it failed to ever get off the ground.