Skip to comments.Chris Christie slams libertarians over national security
Posted on 07/26/2013 10:10:38 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Thursday took a big swing at libertarian-leaning lawmakers in both parties, calling the ideology, when applied to national security, a very dangerous thought. His comments come just one day after the House narrowly rejected a sweeping amendment to defund the National Security Agencys surveillance program.
Addressing the bipartisan coalition that joined together to nearly push the so-called Amash amendment through, Christie told lawmakers who harbor libertarian views on the issue to explain their position to the victims of 9/11, the Washington Posts Aaron Blake reports. He also included Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in his critique.
As a former prosecutor who was appointed by President George W. Bush on Sept. 10, 2001, I just want us to be really cautious, because this strain of libertarianism thats going through both parties right now and making big headlines, I think, is a very dangerous thought, Christie said.
The governor proceeded to use an emotional argument to make his case, inviting any one of them thats engaged in this apparently dangerous strain of libertarianism to come to New Jersey and sit across from the widows and the orphans and have that conversation.
Im very nervous about the direction this is moving in, Christie added.
What about the raging debate regarding the balancing of privacy and national security? Some of that debate is esoteric, according to Christie.
He had kind words to say about the national security strategies of both President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush.
Do we have amnesia? the New Jersey Republican asked. Because I dont. And I remember what we felt like on Sept. 12, 2001.
Christie made the comments while attending the Republican Governors Associations summer meeting in Aspen, Colo.
Agreed. “Shock & Awe” should have been “Nuke & Destroy.” Turn that sand into a sheet of glass and there won’t be any caves or anything else.
Yesterday on NRO someone posted that we used to be a land where we gave up our lives to protect our freedom. Now we give up our freedom to protect our lives.
I thought that was profound. Naturally NRO erased it.
What did christie slam him with, a pizza? A bag of m+m’s?
Don’t forget to tell the widows and orphans that Mosques are exempt from the NSA monitoring.
If Christie were President during WWII, he would have nuked Hawaii.
Seriously, this guy is a dangerous moron. If we get attacked by an enemy, we attack them. We don’t attack ourselves in response.
Apparently the sociopaths in the Republican Party think this is a winning strategy and they can justify it by standing on dead bodies and evoking 9/11. This might work for frightened soccer moms but you can’t win elections with just them. Keep up this rhetoric and the Republican Party will be a more fragmented garbage dump of failed ideology than it already is. It definitely cannot defeat a unified communist / Democrat party. They don’t eat their own.
Post Bush doctrine America, if you can call it that with Obama’s continued march, is a complete and utter disaster. The Republican party is obsolete and people like McCain, Christie, Graham, and a host of others prove it. They should be at the back of the bus, kicked, punched, and sent back to their country clubs with the black eyes and bruised egos they so desperately deserve.
When your party starts to eat its own it’s time for a new one. Once all the rich, white, old, Republicans kill themselves on booze, medication, and food addiction, who do you expect to replace them with? Been to a Young Republican’s meeting lately? Christie just alienated 90% of them.
***New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Thursday took a big swing at libertarian-leaning lawmakers in both parties,...***
It takes a big man to take a big swing.
Me too. I felt like killing muslims. Specifically Saudis.
So did I. Took me four years, but I got my scalps...
Bet you smother that sunnavahgun in maple syrup he'd be interested.
Eat another donut, you RINO bastard.
Hey Krispy Kreme, Eat another donut, you RINO bastard.
Sad, isn’t it? Here in southeast MO if you said something like that you may get taken out back for a talking to...
-—”Medium-large nuke, dropped into the water about a mile behind the Aswan High Dam. “
Ummm... Sharpshooter, I admire your eagerness to slam Islam for the evil that it is, but that’s kinda reckless, doncha think?
Where does the Nile flow?
The Mediterranean and then the Atlantic would have radioactivity. That would piss off the Euros (who cares), but they don’t deserve this.
Neutron bombs would be better.
At a time when Obama needed PR and to fool stupid Americans into believing he was not the most divisive president in history (he is), Christie did a series of photo ops with Obama.
Never forgive him for that.
This is true.
Every day, I find 1-2 reasons why I'm done with the GOP.
Romney's nomination was the thing that got me. It illustrated exactly what they've become:
It's a sad day when we have to fear Obama etal more than we do Arab terrorists, but here we are.
Well, consider for a second, what fallout is. Debris pulled up in the explosion, and the bomb itself, and stuff in the immediate vicinity of the explosion, made radioactive by the high neutron and gamma flux.
A “water shot” would primarily irradiate water, transmuting the hydrogen and oxygen into radioisotopes.
The radioisotopes of Oxygen have half-lives between 2 and 122 seconds, so they would be violently radioactive immediately, but by the time the water made it out to the sea, it would barely be radioactive at all: 20 minutes would be 10 half-lives of the longest-lived isotope, or roughly one tenth of a percent of the original radiation.
Hydrogen would be transmuted to Tritium, which is a Beta emitter, and thus not really a problem. . .
>> I find it amusing how the idea of liberty is, to a statist, “a very dangerous thought” that makes them nervous.
Libertarianism and statism represent the enforcement extents. Conservatism and liberalism distinguish the moral divide. A Leftist is a liberal statist. The Libertarian Platform defines the liberal libertarian. Regrettably, there are too few conservative libertarians. Christie is a statist leaning moderate. Rand Paul is a conservative leaning libertarian, Palin and Levin are libertarian leaning conservatives as were the Founding Fathers — the same camp that I belong.
Nice strawman. 9/11 happened because of political correctness and lax border/interior security, not because of a belief that we should mind our own business and stop policing the world.