Skip to comments.Drug-Free Thoughts On Cato’s Edward Crane
Posted on 08/10/2011 4:34:40 PM PDT by AustralianConservative
Below are some random thoughts on Catos founder, Edward Crane. Consider it a free-flowing free speech exercise. Indulge me.
First, the Libertarian Party Correspondent, Edward H. Crane III strikes one as naïve, at best. Here he is in August 1973 (Reason, Aug/Sep2008, Vol. 40, Issue 4):
If there were any remaining doubts as to the viability and future of the Libertarian Party, its 1973 National Convention in Strongsville, Ohio, early in June must surely have eliminated them. The L.P. is no longer a tenuous coalition of hesitant and dubious allies but rather a united front of determined individualists committed to the common goal of freedom in our time. In all due respect, the Libertarian Party still has its head up its backside, but for the believers, theyre still believing. Theyre like devout communists in some ways.
Incidentally, Crane is the founder of the libertarian think tank Cato and a University of California Berkeley graduate who never let go of San Frans hippy culture. He pretends to be shocked when a pastor (Mike Huckabee) questions the (sometimes racist) evolutionary theory of evolution. But so have many of the worlds greatest scientists.
Abandoning Darwin when it suits, Crane claims that the former Mayor of New York City, Rudolph Giuliani, scares the hell out of him because hes tough on crime. Forget survival.
Cato seems obsessed with sexual rights, as opposed to sexual responsibilities, and is generally superficial in the Hollywood sense. But, dont mention Muslim street gangs!
Cranes disciples can afford their views, sheltered in their cozy libertarian think tank, while families dodge drug drivers on their way to work. Fantasy and libertarianism are partners.
Ive long been suspicious of libertarian groupthink, mind you. And, while Catos slogan, Individual Liberty, Free Markets, and Peace sounds freedom-y its also hypocritical.
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The fantasy is in not recognizing that any dodging of "drug drivers" is being done under a heavy haze of drug laws.
Coulter is right about the absence of priorities in the platform of the LP and the minds of other prominent libertarians.
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