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These so-called candidates have no basic understanding of Constitutional limits, nor what the document actually guarantees. Poor Mr. Gravel is the worst of the lot — he said that we have to rule by majority — isn’t that codeword for democracy or mob rule? According to him, the minority shall toe the line.
What happened to the representative, or republican, form of government as set out by the Constitution? I fully expected the major-party candidates to throw the document out the window for political expediency, but Libertarian candidates are supposed to represent the firewall between the politics of “good intentions” and the strictly limited government called for by the law of the land.p>What about the other 11 candidates running for the Libertarian nomination? Surely one of them can represent the interests of those who closely follow the concepts espoused by a pre-presidential Thomas Jefferson, or even of the current-day Cato Institute. br> — Owen H. Carneal, Jr. br> Yorktown, Virginia /p>
As a retired broadcaster I’ve known a bunch of politicians, and have the dubious distinction to interview or speak with a few presidential candidates (including the despicable Lyndon LaRouche). One was the most transparent quick-buck opportunist I ever met, Mike Gravel. All he wants is some cushy small college presidency and/or to serve on a couple high-priced boards — some sucker hire him and he’ll retire into the shadows.
Wayne Root has that trademark (plastic) smile, and I’m not sure I trust him, but he’s sure’n’hell better than Bob Barr! Ol’ Bob, with his anti-gay, anti-abortion and other ultra-conservative positions is about as much of a Libertarian as Teddy Kennedy or David Duke — Libertarians love CHOICE, and what is there about the word “choice” that Libertarian candidates don’t comprehend?
Some simply don’t belong there. Really.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. No way I’ll vote for either of the demented Democrats; I’ve paid my UNfair share of taxes, and everything else about ‘em sucks. Truly.
McCain? No way. Too old to be a Democrat-in-Training? Nah.
Alan Keyes? God forbid, he’s as sorry a sanctimonious pontificator as I’ve had the misfortune to witness.
So, let’s see who the Libertarian nominee might be.p>Come to think of it, with all those congressional probabilities making for a more socialist country, we’ll probably start selling our stuff and moving to Costa Rica or the Urca neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. At least you can smoke on the beach…
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?