Friday, February 26, 2010

Hillary Clinton on the budget deficit

It's refreshing to hear a Democratic Party icon express concern about the budget, especially during a Democratic administration. Perhaps it isn't fair to single out Alan Greenspan for criticism, but here's hoping that policy starts to match the rhetoric.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Joe Stack

I hate Joe Stack. Very few people can create sympathy for the IRS, but this guy managed exactly that. Not only did he kill himself and someone else, he also abandoned his family and destroyed their home.

Morality aside, violence against the federal government is stupid. Usually the results are the same: the perpetrator gets killed and everyone else moves on.

If your goal is the abolition of the federal government, then the safest way to go about it is to advocate as many spending programs as possible. The idea would be to produce as much debt as possible, as quickly as possible, so that individuals, foreign governments, and corporations lose confidence in US Treasury bonds.

Like a loving spouse, as much as I criticize the government, I would miss it if it were gone. It's why I nag it about losing weight all the time.

Friday, February 19, 2010

LIBERTARIANS ONLY: This is a hypothetical scenario, a civil society excercise.

In order to assure Haiti's recovery the United States government has appointed a civilian team to run the island nation after the United States took it over to assure that Cuba did not lay claim to the disaster ridden population. Because Republicans and Democrats especially in Congress are to worried about holding onto their seats in this election cycle the President called on the Libertarian Party to appoint members from across the nation to serve in the new governance of the decimated military territory and renew it into a thriving western 1st world economy.

The team has been selected for all levels of government now it is your turn to list in what will be done and in which order to clean up and rebuild this occupied territory. Please do your research and then comment below with the first ten steps then the second ten steps, this will be a scenario played out over ten ten step plans and with eventual analysis and results. Enclosed is some basic reading material. Have fun.

WIKI | CIA World Fact Sheet |
NOTE: I started this on my personal FaceBook page:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A blog that regular readers of this blog might like.

This fellow has been a huge influence on me.
"After having worked for the Social Security Administration since 1970, I retired on January 2, 2009. Anyone who has worked for a government agency that long and hasn't turned libertarian either hasn't been paying attention or doesn't care."

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thought of the day

If an elected official thinks he knows whats best for the banking industry, (or any other industry) then he can best serve the economy, the public good, and even his own interests by resigning from office and pursuing a career in that industry. No doubt that a bank would perform more ethically if not more profitably if it had Barney Frank as a CEO.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Post-Superbowl post

The best way to cope with disaster is to look at the lessons learned. Here's Wayne Allen Root's take on lessons learned from last night's game.

Also, if there's hope for the Saints, there's hope for anybody. On that note, I would like to invite you all to come out and meet Scott Wise, the likely Libertarian candidate for the 3rd District Congressional seat. He'll be speaking at our next meeting, details are posted at the top of this blog.