Tag Archives: Libertarian

The Republican Hydra

Last year’s Republican presidential nomination process was interesting, because the candidates who contested through the process represented distinct ideological perspectives.  Thus, they are proxies for the relative strength of contesting ideas within the Republican Party. The ability of candidates with … Continue reading

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Top 10 Selfish Reads for 2012

The following are the top 10 books for 2012 as identified by the readers of Selfish Citizenship. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford History of the United States) by James M. McPherson Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand … Continue reading

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Question #5: Are compulsory juries moral?

I have encountered the following questions many times; writing about it is an old old old to do task on my correct-the-naughty list.  As it has come up again recently, from yet another otherwise reasonable person, let me bang this … Continue reading

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Top Three Reasons to Vote Johnson for President

Following the past two day’s consideration of President Obama’s candidacy,  and that of Gov. Romney, today I will consider the reasonable case for voting Gary Johnson.  As only the most stoned of Gov. Johnson’s supporters thinks that he will win, … Continue reading

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Question #4: For Whom Should I Vote for President?

While I am supposed to be answering your questions, I am also asking questions of myself.  One of the top questions that I have is:  For Whom Should I Vote for President? Truly, I will make my own decision, but … Continue reading

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Question #3: Why Write about Libertarians and Gary Johnson?

So far, more than 40% of the posts to Selfish Citizenship have been tied to either Libertarians or Gary Johnson, so the following question is relevant: Why are you writing so much about Libertarians and Gary Johnson? There are two … Continue reading

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Gary Johnson in Debates? No, He Absences Himself from Actual Debate Today

The principle current issue from Libertarian Gary Johnson’s campaign is his desire to be included in the presidential debates.  However, I say no; it is proper to exclude him for reasons beyond his leading a cargo cult political party. There … Continue reading

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Question #1: Why haven’t Libertarians been electorally successful in face of growth in government?

The following question was in response to the Selfish Citizenship post Open Letter to Gary Johnson: Going back to the Reagan Administration through today, why is it that the Republicans and Democrats have been able to grow government without an … Continue reading

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On Foreign Policy, American Founders vs. Ron Paul

It has been asserted that Ron Paul’s foreign policy is consistent with that of our Founders.  Let me list some of the actual foreign policies of the early American government so that supporters of Paul can reconsider whether he is … Continue reading

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Cannibal Culture

Imagine living in a culture where if you and your spouse died then the community would decide to murder and eat your orphaned child.  That actually happened in New Guinea to Wawa, a six year old boy, who had to … Continue reading

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