Saturday, December 29, 2007

Oh, the absolute horror!!!!....

I received a call last night from a very polite young lady representing the Republican National Committee. She spent a couple of minutes explaining to me how bad things would be if Hillary Clinton was elected president, and then asked if I would send the RNC a hundred dollars.

When she paused long enough for me to offer a response, I told her that I was a Libertarian, and I asked her how much better things would be if John McCain or Rudy Giuliani were elected president. I also told her that I needed my hundred dollars to buy some new light bulbs, (which supposedly use less energy and cost more money), when my old light bulbs become illegal because of the new energy bill that George Bush signed.

She wasn't as polite when she hung up as she was when she called.

I know that she was just doing a job she was paid to do, but I'm still amazed when people become so passionate about the difference between Democrats and Republicans.

Walter Williams nailed it when he said;

"Liberals believe government should take people's earnings to give to poor people. Conservatives disagree. They think government should confiscate people's earnings and give them to farmers and insolvent banks. The compelling issue to both conservatives and liberals is not whether it is legitimate for government to confiscate one's property to give to another, the debate is over the disposition of the pillage."

That rings true at every level of government, and the light bulb manufacturers, having captured the support of both groups, are going to be laughing all the way to the bank.


Blogger Brian said...


I have to disagree with Mr. Williams. (I find it interesting that he would say such a thing since he serves as Rush Limbaugh’s occasional guest host; but I‘ll go along with you even though you do not footnote.)

I would have to say that Mr. Williams should replace Conservative with maybe a present day Republican or neo-conservative, which in my mind is one and the same. Sadly, President Bush is proving himself to be neither a Republican nor a neo-con, but a statist socialist.

Conservatives of the Burk or Kirk traditions would never do such a thing and are actually very closely aligned with Libertarians concerning fiscal and economic matters. However, when it comes to the new age anarchic-capitalist libertarians, well then we might disagree. Because Conservatives fear the influence of corporations as much as they do government.

Life is best lived in the shire my friend.

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