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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, September 24, 2012

A Weekend In Obama Country...NEW MEXICO!

The photo below was taken Saturday at the Farmers' Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The larger sign on the car is hard to read, but it says "OBAMANOS! GOTTA VOTE."

I saw "Obamanos!" yard signs throughout the Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos corridor. I didn't see a single Romney sign. I saw numerous Obama supporters registering voters everywhere I went.

Last time I checked, Obama was leading Romney in New Mexico by 10 percentage points. This is in a state where Gary Johnson was a wildly popular, two-term Republican Governor from 1995 - 2003. Johnson is polling about 9% in New Mexico.


Jim at Conservatives on Fire said...

I lived in New Mexico many years. Obiously a large Hispanic population and the other thing is that New Mexico has an in ordenently high nnumber of government (state federal, and military). It has been historically Democrat country. How Gary Johnson got elected is a mystery. Snta Fe has a lot of New York transplants and Hooywood types as well. It will be very unlikely that Romney wins New Mexico.

Sherman Broder said...

That explains my experience there. I agree that Obama will win easily in NM based on what I saw.