#Election2016

The Libertarian debate was disappointing

Published by on Apr 3, 2016

Having watched part 1 of the John Stossel hosted Libertarian debate, I am disappointed but not at all surprised. As I said last week prior to having seen it, "Most of the ex-Republicans who make up the bulk of the Libertarian party are not actually philosophical libertarians, and they neither accept nor understand the foundational principles of the philosophy they claim to support."

There are many specific comments made by the candidates with which I could take issue, from Gary Johnson's reference to possible discrimination by public utilities as a justification for supporting the use of state force to prevent religious discrimination by a baker to Austin Petersen's repeated referencing of the constitution as if it is the font of both wisdom and morality, but there is a far more basic issue that concerns me. … Read this article

Donald Trump is an Authoritarian Narcissist

Published by on Oct 28, 2015

I dislike politicians on principle, but Donald Trump is particularly offensive to me. His arrogance and buffoonery are insulting, his racist remarks about Mexico, China, and the Middle East are revolting, and his policy positions are truly terrifying.

On the issue of free trade, he wants to further restrict and tax trade with China, and he has criticized a trade agreement with South Korea which reduced tariffs. … Read this article

HELL NO to Carly Fiorina as President

Published by on Sep 30, 2015

From her tenure at HP where she essentially destroyed the company to her failed senatorial bid in California, there are many reasons to think twice about the qualifications of the much overrated Carly Fiorina as a presidential candidate. Even discounting her history, however, I could never support a candidate who opposes personal freedom and loves the military industrial complex as much as Fiorina does. … Read this article