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22 February 2016 @ 01:23 pm
Getting one right  
This is a post that respects Donald Trump and refers unironically to “the sainted Ron Paul” but tells it like it is about Dubya and the Iraq disaster.
 
 
 
(no subject) - Tom Jackson on February 23rd, 2016 05:09 pm (UTC) (Expand)
El Coyote Gordo: sacred chaosupergee on February 23rd, 2016 06:29 pm (UTC)
Back in the 70s, it seemed that libertarians were divided into the DFHs (like me) who wanted to legalize sex, dope, & smut and grudgingly accepted the free market and the economic libertarians, who were the other way around. I would look at something like Reason’s all-male symposium on the ethics of abortion and wonder if this really was the team I wanted to be on. (And, as you know, I eventually reratted to the liberals.) Ron Paul was coming in as I was leaving, and he struck me as an excellent example of the other side; I sometimes wondered if he wanted the federal government to stop meddling in people’s lives because the states could do it more efficiently. But I always liked his approach to antiwar issues, which may be the one area where I am still more libertarian than liberal.

Edited at 2016-02-23 06:30 pm (UTC)