Tuesday, July 31, 2007

"Libertarian" Fascists

Here's a choice quote from self-professed Mainstream Libertarian Eric Dondero, sent to me by a fellow peacenik:

"Eric Dondero Rittberg wrote:

'I don't think being against the War in Iraq and the War on Islamo-Fascism makes one anti-defense. Rather, it's more correct to say that those who oppose the War in Iraq are outright Traitors and Seditionists who are actively aiding and abbetting Al Qaeda. Decades ago, such Seditionists would have been shot for Treason. But now that we live in Girlie-Man Nation, where we've all been feminized, and taught that Patriotism is a 'bad thing', nothing happens to these Traitors.' "

These are the types who populate the Libertarian Reform Caucus and/or Mainstream Libertarians. They call themselves "big tent libertarians," or "pro-defense libertarians," or "mainstream libertarians." They plead for tolerance from antiwar libertarians. Until the day they gain a majority in the LP -- then watch out!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Ron Paul Support Growing in LP

It appears to be increasingly likely that Ron Paul will be the Libertarian Party's presidential candidate in 2008!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Military Favors Ron Paul

A recent poll among military personnel indicates that U.S. troops support Ron Paul over other GOP candidates.

That's weird. Considering that neocons would have us believe that Ron Paul hates the troops.

Of course, Ron Paul still polls low among chickenhawks.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Wayne Allyn Root calls for War on Iran

Seems the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are not enough for Libertarian presidential candidate Wayne Allyn Root.

During an online radio debate between Root and opponent candidate Steve Kubby, moderated by Angela Keaton, Root said Iran was a threat, and called for an eventual U.S. attack on Iran if all other means to stop Iran's nuclear program fails. Root says that Iraq was the wrong war, and Iran is the right war.

Yet isn't this how we got into the Iraq mess in the first place?

Listen to Root and judge for yourself.

California LP shifts against the war

The April 2007 state convention of the California Libertarian Party went well for antiwar libertarians. The previous leaders made a point of avoiding the war issue, but the newly elected Executive Committee has far more antiwar members.

One of their first acts was to appoint me as editor of California Freedom, the state newspaper. June 2007 was my first issue.

Antiwar libertarians were thrilled, pro-war libertarians less so. The former Orange County chair even shot off a missive saying that California Freedom had become a "blame America first" publication. (Which is code for "If you ever criticize America, or its government, you're anti-American." -- and how is that a libertarian, or even a rationale, perspective?)

I'd promised to show all sides as editor, but it's hard to find libertarians who want to go on record as "pro-war." Most insist that they're "pro-defense," and waffle when asked to submit pro-war pieces ("I certainly don't support the way the war is being fought").

Even so, the August issue will have some pro-war pieces. I suspect the pro-war crowd won't be entirely pleased, despite that. They'd rather the war issue be entirely avoided.

I can understand that. The status quo is that there's a war on, and silence supports the status quo. Any debate and discussion can only benefit the antiwar faction.

And there will be debate and discussion. California Freedom will be fair, but it will not avoid the war issue, not while I'm editor.