Friday, June 17, 2011

Quote of the day...

... comes from the wife's article on Ann Coulter.
Libertarians don’t fight with left-wingers, they fight with each other. It’s the only ‘mob’ you’ll ever see where the crowd hears a rousing speech and says to one another, ‘You know, I’m not sure I agree with him. He misses Friedman’s point about the fact that…’ and then argues all the way to the pub, where they’d all much rather be anyway.

Quite.

4 comments:

Simon said...

It isn't funny, because it IS true. Which is why it's so frustrating that LPUK.org is shut down.

If anyone would like to argue about the finer points of Gavin's reform proposal they cannot, but they sure will. I fear it will happen at the SGM which would be pointless. Let's get it over with over here:

http://libertarianhome.co.uk/

Francis W. Porretto said...

It's only partly true. Libertarians, both Party and non-Party, are strong allies of pro-freedom conservatives. We hold a wide variety of views on the issues for which Coulter defames us, not exclusively the cartoonish ones she attributes to us. (More, many who style themselves conservatives agree with us on the issue that draws Coulter's principal ire: the necessity for ending the War on Drugs.) As a strong libertarian (non-Party), and a former organizer and chairman of several libertarian salons, I believe I can speak with some authority on that.

Bear in mind also that Coulter, who has charmingly admitted to "Irish Alzheimer's" ("We forget everything but our grudges"), has borne an enduring grudge against the Libertarian Party for refusing to nominate her to run for Congress against Christopher Shays. It's not the first time a brilliant person has mislaid his logical faculties in service to a visceral impulse.

James Higham said...

Yes but that fighting can be healthy - what's the alternative? To be a leftist automaton?

the a&e charge nurse said...

"To be a leftist automaton" - is this an example of the standard of argument amongst libertarians?