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Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973) was the greatest economist of my time. His greatest works can be accessed here at no charge.

Mises believed that property, freedom and peace are and should be the hallmarks of a satisfying and prosperous society. I agree. Mises proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the prospect for general and individual prosperity is maximized, indeed, is only possible, if the principle of private property reigns supreme. What's yours is yours. What's mine is mine. When the line between yours and mine is smudged, the door to conflict opens. Without freedom (individual liberty of action) the principle of private property is neutered and the free market, which is the child of property and freedom and the mother of prosperity and satisfaction, cannot exist. Peace is the goal of a prosperous and satisfying society of free individuals, not peace which is purchased by submission to the enemies of property and freedom, but peace which results from the unyielding defense of these principles against all who challenge them.

In this blog I measure American society against the metrics of property, freedom and peace.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Gary Johnson Candidacy Will Help Elect Mitt Romney!

An interesting take on Gary Johnson's third party run: Gary Johnson: finally a Libertarian who will actually help a Republican candidate.

The "Coach" writes:
Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson’s presence in this year’s race has the potential to be a real plus in the battle to unseat Barack Obama.

Some Democrat voters might not like Obama but would have real problems voting for a Republican.  Johnson solves their problem. 

His positions make him attractive to Democrats but repulsive to all but the most ardent Mitt Romney haters – most of whom would likely stay home rather than vote for Johnson whom they will see as “Romney-lite.”
"Romney-lite?" I don't quite understand that. As I see it, the bottom line for the "Coach" is: if you're a pissed off Republican, hold your nose and vote for Romney. If you're a pissed off Democrat, vote Johnson. If you're a libertarian, you've never voted Republican anyway, so Romney won't miss your vote.

Make sense? 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Voted for obummer last time and he flip floped on the very issue that got me to vote him .Had no use for him since . Not going to vote for him again . He ''LIED''to me. Same as Bush ''WMD'' ,But I did ''NOT'' and never have voted for a Bush and never will .Would not vote for Romney even with a 12 gauge stuck in my mouth .But I will be very happy to give Gary Johnson my vote . No Johnson and I'll ''Stay Home '' .