Gravel joins libertarian party…wha?? Wednesday, Mar 26 2008 

Ok, not exactly. But he wants to:

Fed up with being excluded from the debates and otherwise marginalized, former Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska announced today that he will seek the Libertarian Party nomination for president.

I don’t understand this at all. I mean, you do have to be a libertarian to be in the party, right?


Libertarian Quote : 6 Wednesday, Mar 26 2008 

Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence.

– Milton Friedman

I can’t wait for this! Tuesday, Mar 25 2008 

On April 16, Cato will be hosting a policy forum putting Mr. Stern, Cato’s Andrew Coulson, Gary Huggins of the Aspen Institute’s Commission on No Child Left Behind, and University of Texas at San Antonio economics professor John Merrifield on the same stage to debate the big question: Is school choice enough to fix American education, or are government standards the key?


Fight the good fight, Cato.

Libertarian Quote : 5 Tuesday, Mar 25 2008 

What kind of people are constitutions designed to govern? I think that the simplest answer to that question is people like you and me, people with good days and bad days. Within the context of governmental power, however, we are more worried about what people will do on their bad days than we are pleased about their behavior on their good days. A fine despot may do wonders for a while: public roads may be constructed, trains may run on time, and the Dow may reach three thousand. But a bad despot, or a good despot turned bad, has quite the opposite effect. Our concerns go beyond potholes, train delays, and the bear market. We worry about tyranny, terror, confiscation, segregation, imprisonment, and death. There is more to fear from the downside that there is to gain from the upside. It is not that all people will behave in irresponsible ways once they assume public office. It is enough that a few unprincipled people in hight positions can wreak public havoc…We should set our presumption against the concentration of power in the hands of government.

–Richard A. Epstein

This is, of course, the primary reason to be against a concentration of power into a small group of people.

Libertarian Quote : 4 Tuesday, Mar 18 2008 

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Libertarian Quote : 2 Tuesday, Mar 11 2008 

Everyone thinks about changing the world, but no one thinks about changing himself.

–Leo Tolstoy

Brilliant words, comrade.

Eliot Spitzer linked to prostitution ring Monday, Mar 10 2008 

The Governor of New York, ironically, has busted a few prostitution circles in his day. Color me surprised; I never would have guessed that a politician could be a hypocrite.


I’ll keep this updated as I hear more.

Update: He is expected to resign, and could get 10 years in prison.

Update: Spitzer was caught by feds on a wiretap (the organization is trans-state) and was spending about 4k plus per “visit” (thats an hour with her!), plus cost of transportation. No evidence as of yet that he was using federal monies.

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