Saturday, June 24, 2006

Libertarian Activists Stand Up for Private Property Rights; Republicans and Democrats Play Golf

Yesterday, Libertarian activists around Ohio staged protests and rallies to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Kelo vs. New London case, which reaffirmed the power of local governments to seize property from individuals to transfer to other, more politically connected, private parties. This decision was an egregious assault on one of the few remaining liberties that Americans enjoy.

In above picture, one will see Dr. Bill Peirce, gubernatorial candidate for the Libertarian Party present in one of these rallies. Peirce has made opposition to eminent domain abuse one of his leading platform issues.

I'm almost certain that no Republicans, nor Democrats, took part in any of these events. I'm not at all suprised by the lack of any "conservatives" at these events. Conservatives do not believe that individual rights precede the demands of government bureaucrats.

To give credit where credit is due, Democrats have done a decent job in calling attention to this issue here in Ohio. While they haven't gone nearly far enough to stop this monstrosity called Eminent Domain, I would give them a grade of C- for their efforts in calling for a moratorium on Eminent Domain in Ohio. Any Democrats out there reading this...your party could earn a lot of respect, and votes, from libertarian leaning voters everywhere if you guys would only put a little more teeth into your position on this issue.

And where are Blackwell and the Republicans? Hahaha! Don't be silly!! Who out there really believes that Republicans are for anything other than using government in their latest smash-and-grab jobs of looting the taxpayers, destroying small business, and running our economy straight into the ground?

In November, we Ohioans will have an opportunity to raise our voices about the direction we wish to see our State government move. Those of us who still believe in the American Dream, will be pulling the lever (or tapping the screen, as the case may be) for Libertarian Bill Peirce.

The rest of you will vote for Blackwell or Strickland.


Blogger Francois Tremblay said...

There is no moral justification for voting.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Brian Duffy said...

Sure there is; to keep pieces of Canadian excrement from floating across the St. Lawrence River.

Keep all Canadian Liberals and Liberian imitators out of the US!

9:38 PM  
Anonymous Libertarian Jason said...

Right.. because the proper purpose of politics is to use the violence of government to curtail the natural rights of other human beings....

2:06 PM  

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