Skip to comments.LIBERTARIAN PARTY FOUNDER ENDORSES BUSH
Posted on 10/24/2004 10:37:30 AM PDT by Y2Krap
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The guy you replied to wrote down the wrong email addy. Look at post 28 and he has it written down right.
You can contact him: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 4 million evangelicals that stayed home last time?
and now the Libertarians!
Is it possible America is waking up to just how crucial this election is? Pray hard. And Pray for "The Man'
He has the biggest bullseye of anyone in the world on him - he knows it - and yet, think of the bravery it takes to go out there day after day - state after state - rally after rally!
Right now he's all that stands between us/US and freedom...it's as simple as that
The dark side is desparate - they will stop at nothing to rule = they know this is their last shot...for decades...certainly for any of them.
BUMP BUMP BUMP BUMP BUMP
to ALL your friends - it's equally powerful to let others know that if the Libertarians have come this far - it REALLY is crucial WE ALL VOTE *****
His letter should be "required reading" before anyone can vote - LOL
Wow! in a nutshell!
And add to these factors you've identified, a doubling of Bush's support among blacks (tripling among evangelical blacks), an improvement in Bush's support among women and hispanics, and I don't think this election is going to be as close as the polls indicate. There are going to be a lot of jaw-dropped pundits on election night.
I'd be interested to learn how the number of registered Libertarians has changed since 9/11/01.
So Let it be said, So let it be done...,/\
Mr. Badnarik position (and therefore I assume the LP's position) on corporations, is the fundamental premise of a corporation, that it is viewed by the law as an individual, and stockholders are exempted from liability of the corporation's actions, should be ended.
This is immensely idotic. Note, this is not about holding CEOs or boards of director's liable, this is about holding stockholders liable. He suggests a new industry, stockholder portfolio liability insurance, could be created to address the problem.
This, in one fell swoop, would crater the stock markets.
The end of LLCs would destroy many small businesses.
It would create a new kind of lawsuit: The reverse class action, where, instead of a class suing an individual, and individual could sue a class.
Could you imagine the poor rank and file Enron employees with their worthless stock in their 401k's being sued? In Badnarik's world, as Enron was bankrupt, those suing Enron could go after the homes and savings of the former employees.
This seems completely counter to the concept of the Libertarian Party, which in Badnarik view, must be about the liberty to sue.
Here are Badnarik's own words:
"Stockholders are owners, and should be liable for the consequences of that ownership like any other owners. I have no doubt that the market will come up with "portfolio insurance" to protect the stockholders from ruinous claims, but that in itself will provide a market check on unrestrained, unaccountable growth -- companies which act irresponsibly will find that their stockholders can't buy, or have to pay unreasonably high, insurance premiums, and therefore aren't interested in having the stock."
Of course, in Badnarik's world, I wonder who insures the stockholders of the portfolio insurance companies?
As a Libertarian who is currently registered as a Republican and voting for Bush, I say...
...Thank God we can count on that extra .01 percent of the vote!
Listen I was just challenged for this letter when I posted it. Should have read all the comments first. Lot's have asked for the source. Are you going to fess up or not? We want and need the source!
Ayn Rand on the use of force:
"Dictatorship nations are outlaws. Any free nation had the right to invade Nazi Germany and, today, has the right to invade Soviet Russia, Cuba or any other slave pen. Whether a free nation chooses to do so or not is a matter of its own self-interest, not of respect for the non-existent "rights" of gang rulers. It is not a free nation's duty to liberate other nations at the price of self-sacrifice, but a free nation has the right to do it, when and if it so chooses."
"A slave nation has no national rights, but the individual rights of its citizens remain valid, even if unrecognized, and the conqueror has no right to violate them. Therefore, the invasion of an enslaved country is morally justified only when and if the conquerors establish a free social system, that is, a system based on the recognition of individual rights."
'Collectivized "Rights"', June 1963, The Virtue of Selfishness.
Ah, there we differ. I think Canada would make a great batch of US territories.
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