Spent the past few days in new orleans at auren hoffman’s conf. What’s different about dialog is that its all about the people interacting as opposed to most conferences where that happens in between sessions.
Anyway, I learned from the cato institute that I’m not actually a libertarian, according to their definition.
I am in favor of gun control. I’m all for the federal govt intervening in my personal second amendment rights, so that the rest of society can be more safe. I don’t believe that the rights of a small number of nuts to have handguns and oozies are worth protecting when we see the cost in lives all the time.
Besides that, this is the most obvious way for a terrorist to attack. Send an army in through mexico amongst the millions. Take advantage of america’s insanely lax system of selling and policing guns, and launch simultaneous attacks in mass public places.
The other brilliant point from matt cohler of facebook was that if 57 pct of the country have libertarian views but only 2 pct are in the party, its just bad marketing to use that name. Why not start a new movement within the dem or republican parties that goes after these mainstream ideals.
At this point it seems pretty obvious the urban educated mainstream wants fiscal conservatism and social liberalism. We get hijacked by both parties. Dems into high taxes for big socialist govt. Republicans for wacko social stuff like anti-abortion or school prayer.
Both parties remain firmly rooted in ideals going back to the beginning of the last century. The new deal isn’t new or such a deal after 100 yrs! Hellooo! Stopping gay marriage or right to serve in the military? Are you kidding? Does anyone else ever read headlines or hear bush and wonder if they’re living in a time capsule?
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