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Friday, May 16, 2008

Republican lite, again

Thomas, did this anonymous alleged "reformer" call you a "retard"?   Was he a caucus leader and LNC candidate who inanely said "w00t" to the suggestion that your views are closer to a "lite" version of a nanny state party than to libertarianism?  At my county convention, LNC radical Mark Hinkle (Restore04 signer #2) loudly and publicly proclaimed that anyone who doesn't like the 2004 platform should find another party.  I've had a sometime member of the LPCA Judicial Committee, Starchild, publicly all but say that I'm a violator of the LP membership Pledge because I advocate a non-zero amount -- pollution taxes, and David Nolan's land value tax) of what he calls "tax slavery".
I can easily match, and trump, your pressure-to-leave-the-party stories.  More importantly, I can point to multiple positions in the radicals' platform proposal that are incompatible with my small-government principles, whereas radicals cannot point to a single position in the Reform Caucus proposal that is incompatible with their zero-government principles.
This "Republican lite" slander is just low-IQ name-calling.  The reformers' Platform plainly calls for repeal of all drug laws, repeal of all victimless crime laws, full freedom of expression; gay rights in marriage, adoption, immigration, and military service; complete freedom for consenting adults in the sexual practices; repeal of all controls on wages, prices, rents, profits, production, and interest rates; repeal of the income tax; abolition of the IRS; free-market banking; full deregulation of financial markets; abolition of all business subsidies; complete privatization/deregulation of the health care and retirement industries; opposition to any draft; zero exceptions to the Bill of Rights for "national security"; an end to foreign intervention and attempts to police the world; removal of all government impediments to free trade; opposition to all government discrimination based on sex, wealth, race, color, creed, age, national origin, personal habits, political preference or sexual orientation; and the right of political entities to secede.
Calling this "Republican lite" is just illiterate.