Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Good and Timely Read

An article posted today on RealClearMarkets by Prof. Robert Epstein is well-worth the time to read.

Prof. Epstein helps expose the ugly truth that both parties have erased a very significant portion of our nation's history out of their memories with respect to the role of the Supreme Court in economic matters, as well as the proper functioning of our economy.

It's the Economy, Supreme Court! by Richard Epstein

Who is worse?

There was a very insightful post at Cafe Hayek today that is definitely worth reading.

Who is worse?

Isn't it time we had a good choice during an election? Don't we deserve candidates with real answers to real problems?

Read the article. It's worth the time.

 - Jim Hanson, candidate for State Representative, District 84

Monday, October 29, 2012

Meet the Candidates: Jim Hanson on WANE TV

The following link will take you to the video segment for Jim Hanson's interview on Channel 15 for the Meet the Candidates series.

Jim is running against incumbent Bob Morris for State Representative in House District 84.

Thursday, October 25, 2012


I apologize for the short notice everyone due to circumstances beyond my control Im just now able to promote this event on the blog.

Tonight you have the opportunity watch the last Gubernatorial debate and meet Survivor's Rupert Boneham [Web][FB] the Libertarian Candidate for Governor of Indiana afterwards at the Auburn Room of the Marriott Hotel on Washington Center Road at Coldwater Road (SR327) behind the Arbys south of the 112 interchange of I69 from 6p-10p. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Kenneth White, Jnr.
Vice Chair, LPAC

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tax Debate Missing the Point

The fight over differing tax policies in last night's debate was predictable and less than interesting. No one seems too excited by either candidate's tax policy, and for good reason. Neither policy really does anything to solve the underlying and fundamental problems in our economy caused by government intrusion into the private sector.

This morning I posted a discussion of a more relevant tax issue on my campaign blog. You can check it out here.

 - Jim Hanson, candidate for State Representative in House District 84

Monday, October 15, 2012

Big Government Arguments Exposed

I read a great article today exposing the fallacies usually relied on by those who defend an ever growing government.

Check out my post on my campaign website.

 - Jim Hanson, District 84 State Rep Candidate

Thursday, October 11, 2012

John Stossel on Why He's a Libertarian

See what he has to say!

Race in America

I just posted my reaction to a CNN online article I read today about why black voters are not supporting Mitt Romney. I'm not too worried about anyone supporting Mitt Romney, but I'm very concerned about what is passing as "racism" these days.

I hope that all Americans can loosen up a bit on what they call "racism" and "bigotry" and allow everyone the freedom of their opinion and perspective without needing to pass a law to surpress them.

On the other hand, I hope we continue to grow as a nation toward a society that measures its members by the contributions they make and the intrinsic value of human life without the various labels we tend to use to classify people artificially.

Of course, as Americans grow up politically and socially, I'm certain they'll begin to see why they should really be Libertarian!

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

The Cost of "Stimulus"

An article on the Fox News website, posted October 8, got my attention this morning. See Plant that got $150M in taxpayer dollars to make Volt batteries furloughs workers.

This article was a perfect illustration of why government "stimulus" will nearly always be a bad idea.

I commented on the economic issues involved in this story on my campaign blog. See Case in Point at may campain site.

The increasing polarization of America politically is dividing the nation into two categories containing two positions each. Under the "Economy" category, we are asked to choose between "nanny-state welfare" and "corporate welfare." Under the "Social Policy" category, we are asked to choose between heavy-handed "conservative" policies or ideological "progressive" policies.

This polarization is made possible by a common mindset among American voters. We tend to vote for the lesser of the devils because of "electibility" in hopes that we won't "throw away our vote" or inadvertantly cause the election of the worse devil by failing to support the lesser devil.

It's time for Americans to consider some entirely new options. In particular, it is time for Americans to discover the Libertarian Party that agrees on minimizing the role of government and allows its members to agree-to-disagree on social issues that are best debated and resolved in the private sector and the public square rather than in the halls of governmental power.

Jim Hanson
Libertarian candidate for State Representative, Indiana House District 84

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

My counter-argument to the statistical arguments against voting.

From time to time, someone who writes about politics for a living will publish an essay on the reasons that they themselves do not vote. Some cite that you are more likely to die on your way to the polling place than to cast a vote that decides the outcome of an election. I could say that many have undergone greater risks than a simple car ride to the polls and have made great sacrifices just so you could vote, but that does not seem to have an effect on certain people. If you don't vote, the First Amendment still protects your right to complain. However, whether or not elected officials will listen to your complaints or recognize your First Amendment right to complain is highly dependent on the outcome of elections. And you complaints simply do not carry as much weight among your fellow voters if you don't vote. The reason why anyone complains or complements at all is because we hope to influence the attitudes of others. And attitudes are contagious. If you don't vote, the people around you who share your beliefs and values are that much less likely to vote. And that attitude of apathy can spread. It is a fact that you by yourself will probably never decide the outcome of an election. But you and the people around you very well can. A local race can be decided by less than 20 votes. A national election can be decided by a few hundred votes. You, the people you know, and the people they know can shape the course of history by voting. And that starts with you voting.

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