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Friday, September 26, 2008

Conspiracy Theory Litmus Tests

Stefan, you were simply flat-out wrong about the LP Platform's content regarding property rights and national sovereignty, and now you're flat-out wrong to suggest that "liberty and the non-initiation of force" is not already the LP's "philosophic base".  Stop making stuff up, and try reading the LP Platform.
I never said the CP's Panama Canal position was "the heart of their foreign policy"; I just cited it as one of the biggest differences between the LP and CP platforms.  Do you dare deny that the LP Platform contains zero calls for foreign intervention?  Do you dare deny that the CP platform contains a glaring call for intervention in Panama?  Don't wait for the translation.  Answer the question.
I can understand why you're so desperate to change the subject from comparing the LP and CP platforms.  Yes, Wayne Root hasn't quite finished his education on foreign policy -- whereas Chuck Baldwin and the CP don't know the first thing about free markets if they are protectionist.
Yes, Paul and Baldwin are more obsessed with "empire" and the Fed than the LP ticket is.  So?  My article here is about comparing the intellectual content of the CP and LP platforms.  It's fine with me if you want to change the subject to which party's nominees embrace litmus-test conspiracy theories about the Fed, the Trilateral Commission, CFR, UN, New World Order, 9/11, JFK's assassination, etc.  All this obsessing about the Fed and fractional reserve banking is just an embarrassment to even the most radical libertarian academics -- e.g. Bryan Caplan, David Friedman, etc.  If you want a litmus test, make it be about the current bailout.  The LP ticket passes with flying colors.
Regarding fiat currency, remember that Barr says he supports the LP Platform.  The Platform says: "We favor free-market banking, with unrestricted competition among banks and depository institutions of all types. Individuals engaged in voluntary exchange should be free to use as money any mutually agreeable commodity or item. We support a halt to inflationary monetary policies, the repeal of legal tender laws and compulsory governmental units of account."