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07 February 2008

Questions for the Libertarian Party

As you know, I identify myself as a neo-libertarian, but refuse to affiliate with the Libertarian pary. Here's a major reason why:

Libertarian Party Reiterates its call for Iraq Withdrawal

Quick questions:

"Democracy cannot come from the barrel of a gun..."

Remind me, how did we end our status as colonies of Great Britain? I must have forgotten.

"Our obligation is to our soldiers: to keep them as safe as possible and to use them only in the direct defense of our nation."

This sort of anti-military contumely always gets under my skin. Why do you suppose people volunteer for military duty? We take up the obligation to keep you safe.

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