Allahpundit makes a strange claim in this article about Peggy Noonan's piece regarding Obama's dishonesty -- Allahpundit says that libertarians were fooled by Obama, thus implying that libertarians supported Obama. I would love to have a few names to go along with that claim. If Allahpundit believes Will Wilkerson, the Brinkley fellow and that crew are libertarians, then he's mistaken. Anyone who claims to be a Left-Libertarian is as confused as someone who says they're a Christian Atheist. No libertarian could ever support Obama.
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Who could possibly want a Presidential candidate to promote prosecuting pornography? This is just one more reason, as if we need any more, to reject Santorum. We have many serious problems in this country, and to make a big deal over pornography is prudish, control-freakish and suicidal for Republicans.
You don't have to approve of pornography to agree that some things, many things, most things, aren't any of government's damn business. Just say no to Santorum. If Allahpundit is serious, then he's pretty much irrelevant. Plus, this type of prohibition of things people want always fails, and it will fail especially in the internet age. We don't need to waste more money on another War on Something.
Despite the Republican establishment's certainty that Paul is unelectable, and despite media ignoring his popularity, Ron Paul has a chance to win Iowa and New Hampshire. If Paul continues, pundits like Allahpundit look forward to a brokered convention. Let me say this -- If Paul miraculously wins the nomination, and if the Republican Party power brokers cancel him out in favor of Bush, Daniels, Christie or Ryan, it will be the end of the Republican Party. Conventional wisdom inside the Republican Party is no wisdom at all.
Vote Ron Paul. I approve this message.
Allahpundit does a good job of refuting the claims of Warren that business owners haven't made their success, they owe the taxpayers for the roads and police department and fire department, etc.
This is too easy to dismiss, but the mindset is telling, since Warren was a part of the current administration which has basically the same mindset -- it's the State's world and we're priveleged to use it -- and, by God, we're going to pay -- pay more than we already have. You could hear the anger in Warren's voice when she talked about wealth producers, and this attitude is what has the business community frozen in stagnation. It can't last without America eventually imploding.
The problem with all States which expand power when there has already been relative freedom and industrial/technological development is that those who know how to make things and get things done in the economy have far more power than the power-mongers in government. Aristocracy was dismantled when certain areas started progressing technologically and economically, because the workers and shop-owners gained far more knowedge and experitise than the Aristocrats who depended on the workers to make things happen and support the Aristocrats' priveleged lifestyles. When people realize their own power, vultures at the top begin looking like weaklings living of the labor and knowledge of those who have the know-how. The State is dependent on those with the knowledge to create economic expansion, and blustering politicians and government officials can't force producers to produce. The more the State attempts to co-opt industry, the more creators will find ways to get around them, and when they are blocked from producing and expanding the economy, the country suffers. More and more people are beginning to realize that economic-know nothings in DC are in the way and have lived off the wealth-producers (not government-favored rent-seekers, but the millions of wealth producers who make their own way and pay most of the taxes) far too long.
Medicare is a government creation. The public lost its choice when the 16th amendment was passed. Money is taken from the paychecks of Americans which reduces their ability to pay for their own retirement needs, but government said they had a plan -- they'd take more money from the paychecks and give people health coverage in retirement. The American people didn't choose "socialism" so much as they had it forced on them by government, and it wouldn't matter if many people had demanded socialism -- if government had upheld the Constitution, it prevents the public from using government as a thief that steals from some and gives to others.
The entitlement ponzi schemes fall squarely on Government, and each party can try to dodge the problem, but it's in government's lap, and people have a right a right to demand that government live up to its promises, especially when government forcefully takes money from paychecks week after week, month after month and year after year. Klein is another sneering faux-elite making fun of people who've been conned by the government that he loves so much and has done so much damage to the private sector. Well, isn't he clever?