Monday, April 26, 2010

Voting Libertarian

When a guy tells you that government always fails you say, ok, whatever...
When the same guy says he wants your vote so he can participate in the failure, it's gotta make you wonder.
The Ohio Libertarians have worked hard for ballot access in their state & deserve credit for their success. In a recent interview on Newsmakers, Jim Berns & Jared Croxton, Libertarians seeking to run for the First Congressional seat, pretty much blew the best free publicity they were gonna get. As I stated before, it's easy to say you are going to not do anything except cut & slash programs & taxes, but what do you do after that? Neither candidate offered any private solutions let alone ways to implement them. Hurley, a historian, pointed out the past failures of private charities. The effects of The Great Depression seemed to be news to the young Croxton, a financial analyst. Berns advice to invest in the stock market seems to have missed recent economic meltdowns that erased years of investment in mere months.
Still, while I am interested in both Republican and Democratic candidates May 4th, the idea of donning my inkblot mask, letting loose the black flag, requesting a Libertarian ballot & telling the Republicrats that I am mad as hell & not going to take it anymore has some romantic appeal.
Maybe I will just employ Harvey Dent's decision making process.

2 comments:

Renegade Eye said...

Thank you for visiting my blog.

The Libertarians don't appeal to me, on many levels. In effect you exposed them for not having a program.

Quim said...

I think the first way to deal with issues is to go the private sector route. That's not always possible / practical. Some Libertarians promote militias over a standing national army. Al Hamilton pretty much trashed that idea in one of his first publications of The Federalist Papers.
I know of some Libertarians who have done the private work & volunteered in community matters. Unfortunately, the party is a magnet for neocons & disgruntled right wingers.