In Frederic Bastiat’s 1850 masterpiece, “The Law”, he poses the following question: “Since the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to allow them liberty, how comes it to pass that the tendencies of organizers are always good?” (Bastiat 46). Over 150 years later in today’s climate of economic upheaval, public and private corruption, and widespread systemic ineptitudes, this question is all the more relevant. Considering such a question could easily leave one agreeing with Henry David Thoreau in the idea “that government is best which governs least” (Thoreau 343). At the very least, with a more hands-off approach, the damage done through meddling would be limited. Individuals who are in agreement with these statements may also find agreement with the foundations of libertarianism. Libertarianism is a philosophy which holds liberty as its highest value, and is founded upon the non-aggression axiom, individual responsibility, and absolute property rights.
I am posting this letter from Congressman Dr. Ron Paul because his message is more important now than ever. During the 2008 Republican primary race Dr. Paul was ridiculed and belittled for warning about exactly what is hapening in the economy today. The vast majority of people didn’t want to heed his warnings and advice, and as a result they lost a lot of money, and are now struggling to make ends meet. All the while they still do not understand why this all is happening. It is not the fault of free market capitalism, it is the result of greedy elite, broken monetary policy by the (Private) Federal Reserve Banks, and corrupt politicians on both sides of the isle. I hope you read this letter and decide to help Ron Paul in his continuing quest to restore America to greatness.
With a little over a week left before this campaign season ends there is still little to no coverage for any of the third party candidates. As usual, one of the exceptions to the rule comes from the wonderful people over at CSPAN. In particular, their program Washington Journal has highlighted three of the candidates over the past week. Chuck Baldwin (Constitution), Cynthia Mckinney (Green), and Bob Barr (Libertarian) all received 30 minutes of airtime which consisted of an interview and a Q&A session with callers from across the nation.
Dear Mr Bob Barr,
You have been doing a huge disservice to the Libertarian Party during this election. First you snub Ron Paul’s 3rd Party Press Conference and now you refuse to show up at the 3rd Party debates being held this Sunday. Grow the fuck up and get your head out of your ass, Mr. Barr.
I have been fighting for and championing greater access to debates for the 3rd parties. People need to hear the Libertarian platform in these trying times. You are doing the country a great disservice by refusing to debate other 3rd party candidates. You are behaving like a petulant child, probably because Ron Paul has failed to endorse you and the fact that Dr Paul has single-handedly blown the LP out of the water in terms of financing and following.
Instead of trying to win over the hearts and minds of liberty loving americans, your campaign has been busy bad mouthing other 3rd party cantidates and alienating members of the freedom movement brought in by Ron Paul. This is neither the time nor the place for such petty attacks. Your campaign is really starting to turn off a lot of people in the freedom movement. I sometimes believe that you are still working for the CIA, as an agent provocateur, to discourage and break up the movement. Ron Paul scared the establishment and you come in to divide and conquer.
If indeed you are a true Libertarian and pro-liberty, start acting like it. IF I do decide to vote for your sorry excuse for a Libertarian ass, I will do so in the spirit of the party and its ideals. I will not be casting a vote in favor of Bob Barr, because sir, I do not like you. I wanted to like you, I’ve tried to like you, but you make it so hard. You sir, are an asshole.
Even though I endorsed you on my website last week, I now encourage those who cannot look past your problems to write in Dr Ron Paul. It’s better than giving a vote to you and endorsing your bullshit.
Show up to the debate Sunday. Win. Spread the cause. Shit or get off the pot.
Just wanted to share these 2 sites with you folks. You can get yourself some free stickers to declare your love of the constitution and hate of big government.
The ACLU is offering the “I’m a Constitution Voter” bumper sticker for free. Their goal is to sign up over 300,000 by Oct 15th. The ACLU Website states:
I Am a Constitution Voter
- I believe that no one — including the President — is above the law.
- I oppose all forms of torture, and I support both closing the Guantánamo Bay prison and ending indefinite detention.
- I oppose warrantless spying.
- I believe that government officials, no matter how high-ranking, should be held accountable for breaking the law and violating the Constitution.
- I believe that the Constitution protects every person’s rights equally — no matter what they believe, how they live, where or if they worship, and whom they love.
- I reject the notion that we have to tolerate violations of our most fundamental rights in the name of fighting terrorism.
- I am deeply committed to the Constitution and expect our country’s leaders to share and act on that commitment — every day, without fail.
Over at Free Libertarian Stickers dot com you can get yourself a sticker which reads: Libertarian: More Freedom, Less Government as well as a Bob Barr for president bumper sticker.
Here is what I did with my free(dom) stickers:
It is a rare occurrence when I would quote Jerry Garcia, but “Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil” is very poignant with the election coming up. How is it, that many people will say they arent particularly happy with our two main choices for president, yet still vote for “the lesser of 2 evils”? How did we get to this situation?