Mon, 06 Sep 2004

Is Bush Republican?

I received the following email in response to a previous posting about why a MOGOW would vote Republican. I have to agree with the author. George H. W. Bush is not an exemplary Republican. Two notes: first is that I am an autodidact economist; that is, I am self-taught. If I see far it is because I am standing on the feet of giants. Second is that a Goldwater Republican can and should stand up for liberty by voting not for Tweedledum, but instead for Michael Badnarik, Libertarian candidate for President. He won't get elected, not in America's winner-take-all two party system. But voting for him will send a clear message that the Republican party needs to move closer to the Libertarian party, just as the people who voted for Nader caused the Democrats to move farther to the anti-corporate, anti-market, anti-prosperity, pro-justice, pro-equality, pro-poverty position. They didn't waste their votes, and you won't be wasting yours by voting for Badnarik. The only way to waste your vote is to vote for someone because his opponent is worse.

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