Archive for May, 2008

Top Five Reasons to Support Bob Barr for President

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Here are my top five reasons why libertarians should support Bob Barr:

1. He voted for the PATRIOT Act.
2. He spent much of his life putting people in jail for possessing products that the state arbitrarily decided to outlaw.
3. He thinks guns should be forced on business owners.
4. He keeps an open (albeit misguided) mind when it comes to supporting war.
5. He endorsed a man for VP who doesn’t want to bring the troops home.

Well, okay, so maybe these aren’t the best reasons to support someone in his run for presidency. But never mind that the LP has gutted its platform, purged the radicals, ´╗┐and nominated two conservative Republicans. So they gave up on education and principles. What’s more important is that we rally behind the LP’s candidate in order to accomplish its new goal: hurting McCain.

You can bet McCain is shaking in his boots over that fraction of a percentage he’ll be losing to Barr.

I can’t wait to vote.

For more on Bob Barr, see this article.

“Spin” by Brian Springer

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

If you haven’t seen this video, you must give it a watch. Well worth it.

Bob Dylan – With God On Our Side

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Bob Dylan is surely one of the greatest songwriters who ever lived. This may be my new favorite song.

(Thanks to Leslie Webb for the email and link.)

Are taxes voluntary? Harry Reid says yes!

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Need a good laugh? Watch Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, explain why taxation in the United States is voluntary.

Most Spam Would Not Exist Without The State

Monday, May 5th, 2008

So I’m on this uber-high-volume hardcore-libertarian mailing list and the subject to spam came up… Someone pointed out a story about a spammer being jailed, and a debate broke out about whether or not the state should be jailing people for sending unsolicited email.

But there’s something they seemed to be missing… with the occasional exception of replica watch spam or penis enlargement spam, almost all spam is an advertisement for controlled substances… without the state making it illegal to conduct such transactions out in the open, it wouldn’t be necessary to broadcast this crap to as many people as possible in order to make money. It would be more economical to setup shop just like any other business. Thus, without the state, such spam would not exist.

…just a random thought…

GTA IV Police Recruitment Ad

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

(Click here if you can’t see the video.)
Thanks to LRC for the link.