Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: The Sober Political Reality for Libertarians

  1. #1

    Default The Sober Political Reality for Libertarians

    The Sober Political Reality for Libertarians

    04/19/2016Jeff Deist

    Ed: The following is an excerpt from a talk given by Mises Institute president Jeff Deist at the 2016 Texas Libertarian Party convention. This portion of the talk deals with the political reality faced by libertarians and the Libertarian Party. The full talk can be viewed here.

    So what do I mean by better understanding and accepting reality? What I mean is this: libertarians should understand the numbers, and tailor goals and expectations accordingly. First, recognize that America is no longer a country of natural or reflexive libertarians which it once was—to put it mildly.

    Sometimes we forget that the 20th century was the progressive century, because progressivism has become part of the landscape. Central banking, adventurous foreign policy, income taxes, Social Security, Medicare, welfare programs, housing programs, food stamps—all of these would have sounded outrageous to most Americans at the turn of the 20th century. By the turn of the 21st century, all of these progressive programs were entrenched. They are merely the baseline for the next program. Both major parties are thoroughly and irretrievably progressive.

    The entrenched mindset, the default position in American politics today is for government to “do something.”
    This is the activist view of the state—held by both Democrats and Republicans—that no area of human activity is not the state’s business.


    Continued....
    https://mises.org/blog/sober-politic...y-libertarians



  2. Remove this section of ads by registering.
  3. #2

    Default

    Ed: The following is an excerpt from a talk given by Mises Institute president Jeff Deist
    Note: The views expressed on Mises.org are not necessarily those of the Mises Institute.
    I thought Lew was president of the Mises Institute and mises.org was their website. ??
    ================
    Open Borders: A Libertarian Reappraisal or why only dumbasses and cultural marxists are for it.

    Cultural Marxism: The Corruption of America

    The Property Basis of Rights

  4. #3

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LibertyEagle View Post
    I thought Lew was president of the Mises Institute and mises.org was their website. ??
    Rockwell is Chairman, Deist is President.
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




    Reprinted from http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/ [Nov. 29, 2011]

  5. #4
    Supporting Member
    Phoenix, AZ
    Cleaner44's Avatar


    Blog Entries
    4
    Posts
    7,718
    Join Date
    Nov 2007

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LibertyEagle View Post
    I thought Lew was president of the Mises Institute and mises.org was their website. ??
    Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.
    Founder and CEO

    Jeff Deist
    President

    https://mises.org/faculty-staff

    The views expressed by an individual are not necessarily those of the entire organisation.
    Citizen of Arizona
    @cleaner4d4

    I am a libertarian. I am advocating everyone enjoy maximum freedom on both personal and economic issues as long as they do not bring violence unto others.

  6. #5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post
    Rockwell is Chairman, Deist is President.
    Damn, I was hoping they'd gotten rid of the bearded buffoon.

  7. #6

    Default

    I like Lew...most of the time.

    I'm not a fan of his Trump fan-girling, but he's better than anybody Cato is putting out.

  8. #7

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Libertas Aut Mortis View Post
    I like Lew...most of the time.

    I'm not a fan of his Trump fan-girling, but he's better than anybody Cato is putting out.
    Ron likes Lew. I like Lew. End of story.

  9. #8

    Default

    The writer makes some solid points. The libertarian movement is basically underground at the moment, especially after Paul lost in 2012. I honestly think at this point there is little hope for this country at the moment. The best we can do is to spread information and hope that after the collapse there are enough people informed to create a new, free society.
    Last edited by younglibertarian; 04-20-2016 at 03:11 PM. Reason: mistake






Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •