Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thank you Mr. Jones

The American Spectator has an article up about Libertarian Stan Jones:

"Stan Jones, a Montana libertarian widely known for his peculiar blue skin, can arguably be said to have recast the political complexion of the U.S. Senate, turning it from Republican red to the same color as his face," reported the Washington Post after the election.

Running as the most anti-government candidate in the field in the race for the U.S. Senate, Libertarian Party candidate Jones received 10,324 votes while Republican
candidate Conrad Burns lost to Democrat Jon Tester by just 2,565 votes.

Jones, a bit on the crazy side, once turned himself blue by sticking some electric wires into his drinking water to ward off the oncoming calamities of a predicted Y2K collapse.
Now he's turned the Senate blue.

This is a big part of why I left the Libertarian Party.

I agree with a great deal of their ideas as far as domestic policy goes, however they are sadly naive when it comes to foreign policy and military affairs.

When you take the whole Libertarian package together it becomes nothing more than another in a long line of Utopian fantasies. Like the fanatical Muslims who believe that if the whole world can be terrorized into submission (the meaning of the world "Islam") paradise on earth will be the result. Like the Marxists who slaughtered around 100 million people in the Twentieth Century in the belief that if you could just put a bayonet to every one's back then the state would wither away and all men would live in perfect equality.

Like every single human "ism" which aims to perfect fallen Man Libertarianism would, if enacted, do nothing more than get a whole lot of people killed.