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John Tabin mocks Libertarians for espousing non-interventionism. He also says that former Libertarian presidential candidate Harry Browne and the Libertarian Party are “non-traditional” regarding foreign affairs.
I fail to see how subscribing to a Jeffersonian foreign policy of “peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none” is “non-traditional.” Nor do I see what’s “non-traditional” about agreeing with John Quincy Adams that America shouldn’t go abroad “in search of monsters to destroy.”
Why was it acceptable to warn before 9/11 that a reckless U.S. foreign policy would inevitably cause retaliation, but it’s not acceptable to point to that reckless policy after 9/11? Libertarians such as Harry Browne should be applauded for publicly trying to avert another tragedy no matter what the personal costs — instead of encouraging one by supporting new foreign blunders.p>Finally, Tabin says that “there’s nothing inherently libertarian” about a nonviolent foreign policy. Wrong. As Randolph Bourne said, “War is the health of the State.” And a strong, healthy State is never one that’s respectful of individual freedom. br> —
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online