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An Overdue Book

GatoLuchador Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 10:59 AM
The nation needs a coalition of all parties that support the Constitution and limited government. Conservatives and Libertarians need to embrace each other. And, the Tea Party needs to takeover both parties -- Democrats and Republicans. Because we need candidates competitive in their respective regions. Conservatives will continue to do well in the South and parts of the Midwest. But we need Libertarians to compete in the West, the Great Lakes, and New England. The key here is to restore the Constitution and get spending under control.
Marie150 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:05 AM
Libertarians cannot accept people that believe morals are necessary to survival.
Doug5049 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:21 AM
I am a libertarian. I do not use any drugs, legal or illegal. I attend church regularly. I am married and faithful to my wife. I do not need the government to instruct me on morals. I'd say that politicians are the last people we should look to for moral guidance.
Stuart95 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:24 AM
Wrong, wrong, wrong!

Libertarians "accept" anyone who believes that minimal government interference in the day-to-day lives of the governed maximizes opportunity. We need national defense, protection of life and property, and enforcement of contracts. We do not need strip searches at airports, 47m people on food stamps, nation-building in Iraq, bullet trains, affirmative action, an income tax to finance a government spending 20%-plus of GDP, or Congress's myriad, squeeky-wheel social laws.

The more liberty left to the the citizens, the more they are free to live as virtuous a life as they wish.
Don664 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:41 AM
All the laws passed by both parties have as their basis, some "moral" principle. For the democrat, is can always be boiled down to "fairness." For the current moderate Republican, it can be boiled down to "Whatever." For the conservative, it has to be what's really right, and what's really wrong. Laws against the stupid use of drugs (recreational), murder, stealing come to mind. Your contention that a government can't tell you what is right or wrong is absurd. The debate is not over that. It's over what punishment or reward a government can mete out for what behavior. If any.
If everyone in America had read Stephen Moore's new book, "Who's The Fairest of Them All?", Barack Obama would have lost the election in a landslide.

The point here is not to say, "Where was Stephen Moore when we needed him?" A more apt question might be, "Where was the whole economics profession when we needed them?" Where were the media? For that matter, where were the Republicans?

Since "Who's The Fairest of Them All?" was published in October, there was little chance that it would affect this year's election. But this little gem of a book exposes,...