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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Two Roads Diverged: Ron Paul & The Libertarians

In a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveller, long I stood

and looked down one as far as I could

to where it bent in the undergrowth

From Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken

Just kidding, I only warm up to one of the possible branches in this road. The "True Conservative anti-war pro-life" fork.

This is bit of a long read, but a worthwhile one. Justin Raimondo at TakiMag explores in depth what the Ron Paul Revolution means to the libertarian movement. I was, previous to the RP phenomenon, adverse to the libertarians since I only knew the "free-for-all/confusion of liberty with license" mindset found in a certain elite wing of the Liberts ~ but now I find myself actually very sympathetic to the Ron Paul "revolution".


QUOTE That war breeds tyranny and subverts republican forms of government; that we were fighting national socialism overseas only to witness its triumph on the home front; and, central to it all, an acute consciousness of America’s tragic destiny as an (anti-)imperial power, doomed, like all the others, to degenerate into a parody of itself. UNQUOTE

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