Here is a comparison of the policy positions of Ron Paul and Bob Barr, courtesy of Third Party Watch.
Ron Paul: “Non-interventionism is not isolationism. Non-intervention simply means America does not interfere militarily, financially, or covertly in the internal affairs of other nations. It does not we that we isolate ourselves; on the contrary, our founders advocated open trade, travel, communication, and diplomacy with other nations.” – source
Bob Barr: “Our National Defense policy must renew a commitment to non-intervention. We are not the world’s police force and our long, yet recently tarnished, tradition of
Reason’s Matt Welch and National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru debate over whether voters should support Bob Barr or John McCain in this video. Welch argued for Barr while Ponnuru argued for McCain.
I just found this site, but it looks pretty interesting.
Ed Angleton is a former Democrat-turned-Libertarian. I’ve been trying to explain my party shift over the last week or so, but maybe it has not been expressed as well as Ed’s writing, located here:
“What these ideological arguers fail to take stock of is that it is the other 20% that makes all the difference. For example, I can agree for the need to have a balanced budget. I can agree that government spending is out of control. I can agree that we are paying too many taxes. I can agree as to the need for a strong defense.
Knowing that I am friends with Andy Horning, some have asked why Andy Horning would run for Governor as a Libertarian when Mitch Daniels has been so successful? I don’t know, lol.
I’ll let him explain himself:
“In fact many of us say we want a Real Leader, that is, someone who’ll authoritatively rule our lives, liberties and property. If you are such a person, I suggest you vote for Mitch Daniels. He really is the best leader Indiana has had in quite a while. Without any perceptible ideology or partisan loyalty, and certainly without any constitutional restraints, he very effectively does
Ronald Reagan did not believe in third parties. He believed that a person should choose a party that most closely identifies with a person’s beliefs and values. For myself, that is the Republicans. But what happens when a party loses its way? The Republican sins of big government are too numerous to mention for the last eight years. The largest sin is hypocrisy. Because while they commit their sins, they admonish and preach.
Ths occurs in two ways:
1. Larry Craig, Mark Foley, and David Vitter. Enough said.
2. “We are the party of limited government.” Then they vote on every
This note from Sean Shepard:
Sean Shepard has invited you to The Indianapolis Bob Barr For
Sean Shepard says:
Bob Barr officially announced that he will seek the Libertarian
nomination for President of United States. Thought we’d go
ahead and get an Indy MeetUp set-up for interested parties.
Initial MeetUp(s) will be 30 minutes before the regular monthly
libertarian meetup (which is always the best fun I have each
To find out more and join, click here:
I haven’t had a chance to watch this yet, but it seems like a video most of our audience would be interested in. This is a note from Melyssa Donaghy:
I write to you only because I know you are liberty minded and can think independently.
I recently watched a documentary by Aaron Russo (producer of “The Rose” and “Trading Places”).
For a time he had a friendship with Nick Rockefeller, who arrogantly spilled his guts during several talks and was part of the inspiration for the documentary. Russo ended their “friendship” before he died