Update for January, 2013
by Chuck Donovan
Today is the death anniversary of Murray N. Rothbard (bio). He died on this day in 1995. See my reading suggestions below for an example of some of Rothbard’s writing.
Tomorrow Georgia is holding a special election in two districts that include two Libertarian candidates for State Senator. This is an important race for a number of reasons. First of all Georgia is facing the reality of a Republican “supermajority”. Some of you may think that is a good thing. I’ll leave it to you to decide if domination by any party would be a good thing. Secondly, this is an opportunity to put Libertarians into State level government. Ballot access laws in Georgia prevent Libertarians for running for positions that are not statewide. These laws were put into place in the late 1950’s with racist and anti-communist intent. Their effect instead has been to provide job security for Democrats and Republicans and a resultant loss of political choice and a loss of liberty for Georgians and Americans. This is an opportunity to vote Libertarian and to show that you are not afraid of freedom.
Dr. Jeff Bivins for State Senator, District 11
- NRA member and activist
- Pro Constitution activist
- Endorsed by “Right to Life” group
James Camp for State Senator, District 30
- Founding member of Georgia Carry
- A logical immigration policy based on personal experience
What have I been reading lately?
- “Vices Are Not Crimes” by Lysander Spooner with an introduction by Murray N. Rothbard.
- The story and writings of Captain Richard A. “Beak” Stratton (bio)
- – Captain Stratton’s blog – “Tales of South East Asia”
- – Prisoner At War: The Survival of Commander Richard A. Stratton, by Scott Blakey
Suggested YouTube Videos:
- “The Tiny Dot” – Does the government work for us or do we work for them?
- “The Nazis: A Warning From History“
– Quote from the video: “Yet the danger is always there, when there’s a crisis, that people appear who claim to be the fount of all wisdom, and that they can bring salvation to everyone.”
– A better review of Hitler’s rise to power was written in 1999 by Christopher Hitchens. “Imagining Hitler“
“Don’t be afraid to let freedom win.”