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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.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Don't Beat Yourself Up For Voting Romney/Ryan In November!

Paul Ryan's explanation of why he voted for TARP is tortured. But so is the logic I'm using to convince myself that voting for Romney instead of Gary Johnson next November is the right thing to do.

Americans these days are frogs trapped in a pot of water which is being slowly brought to the boil. Paul Ryan is a politician who sincerely wants to put out the fire.

Unfortunately, Ryan is surrounded in Washington by parasitic politicians intent on pouring gasoline on that fire.

Catastrophe! A bone-jarring crisis that Washington parasites won't let go to waste!

THAT is what Ryan tried to prevent by voting for TARP. THAT is what I'll be trying to prevent when I vote in November.

If years from now Judge Andrew Napolitano curses me from his jail cell and accuses me by asking: "Who did this?"

I'll answer honestly, as Jim Carrey answered in "Liar Liar:"
A mad man, your honor! A desperate fool at the end of his pitiful rope!



LD Jackson said...

I will have no trouble making my mark for Romney/Ryan in November. Compared to the other real choice we have, there is really nothing else I can do.

Sherman Broder said...

Obviously, I concur, although I'll pull the lever with considerable hope and trepidation.