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Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Random Shots for Monday, 2 November 2009

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 12:37 AM (00:37)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to New Mexico Liberty

    I suppose it’s not much different than being a former Independent now turned Libertarian with Conservative values, but running for office as aregistered Republican with a Common Sense platform and active involvement in The Movement.

    Capital-“L” “Libertarian” means that you’re a member of the Libertarian Party after having signed the Non-Aggression Pledge

    To validate my membership, I certify that I oppose the initiation of force to achieve political or social goals.

    Now small-“l” libertarian means that a person subscribes to the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP) (or Zero Aggression Principle, if you prefer) —

    A libertarian is a person who believes that no one has the right, under any circumstances, to initiate force against another human being for any reason whatever; nor will a libertarian advocate the initiation of force, or delegate it to anyone else.

    It’s possible to be a small-“l” libertarian without getting the membership card and becoming a Big-“L” Libertarian.

    It’s also possible to be a Big-“L” Libertarian without being in the small-“l” category by merely checking the little box next to the pledge, regardless of whether or not you actually think the principle involved is worthwhile. The LP’s main problem here is that quite a few of its members have done just that, but then come up with all kinds of reasons why that principle shouldn’t apply to one issue or another, or just don’t care about it in the first place — it was just a pro forma box to check on the way to getting the membership card.

  2. Posted to New Mexico Liberty

    Bush used his image as the 9-11 “conservative with the bull horn” to grow government at an alarming rate and Republicans who normally hate big government, went along with him frightened more by 20 hijackers than by 200,000 thousand more bureaucrats in Washington.

    This part (especially the part I’ve put in bold) makes me leery of voting Republican. Republicans in power govern like Democrats, and their party faithful go along with it for the simple reason that it’s Their Gang calling the shots.

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