[OPINION] Conservatives everywhere have been asking "What now?" Whispers about a third party evolved into pundit news banter. All the while Glenn Beck was putting his money where his mouth is and he's ready to roll. Now that's something we can relate to.
The established GOP is now an arm of the Progressive Democrats. The election was a disenfranching sham. What GOP legislation that makes it from the House to the Senate is denied the floor by Harry Reid. It's where all good Bills go to die, forever adrift in the shadowy void somewhere between courier bicycle and Hannibal Harry's "to do" box.
We learn of conspicuous consumption spending-Bills and self-serving presidential executive orders after it's too late to act. Or so much chaos surrounds them we lose track of which to act on and which can wait so we do nothing. Those Bills wouldn't be reported at all if Conservative news didn't do it, yet ne'r a peep of GOP dissention can be heard.
Contemptuous Bills that do make the news before being passed turn into a child's charade of "How To Schmooze Americans Into Thinking We're Doing Something" as they chuckle-it-up on golf courses, take vacations, close down for extended holidays, or just plain don't show up at all.
Whatever legislation does pass whenever it does pass a Progressive end is so predictable it reaks a stench so foul they have to pass another Bill to contain that pollution. We're hamsters on a wheel moving Forward! so fast our heads are half way up our butts while we're still trying to figure out where the heck that smell is coming from.
My spark of hope was with Jim DeMint now that he's free from Congress to be a creative genius at Heritage Foundation. So far that's no more than flowery words and no amount of flowers are going to take this smell out. We need to till the weeds under and start over. Let's do it.
This is as good an idea as I've heard.
I'd not have voted for Ron Paul but if Libertarians came up with a candidate as proactive and straight as Rand Paul is I'd borrow a Democrat name to vote twice. I got to thinking, though, that creates a dilemma. Liberals' acronym is "Libs," what would Libertarians' be? Nothing's perfect. Then I read these articles: Libertarian Party (LP). How original.
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[Excerpted] A person's claim to the libertarian label is deemed valid only to the extent to which he or she consistently adheres to this axiom
Thus, many hardcore libertarians never really accepted the Republican Party's "libertarian-leaning" Ron Paul as one of their own because they found too many exceptions to the non-aggression axiom, and they will almost certainly see Glenn Beck as just another libertarian-leaning conservative whose "libertarian lite" social and political views will give the general public a false idea of libertarianism.
But Brian Lehman's article in United Liberty*, Glenn Beckâ€™s new â€œlibertarianâ€ network is a good thing, (excerped below)Â may have summed up many libertarians' concerns. "By no means should we be naive here" he says of Beck's motivations and "general looniness" regarding conspiracy theories, but adds "The libertarian worldview simply must reach a wider audience, and it may just take an imperfect messenger to do so."
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[Excerpted] When I first heard that Glenn Beck was going to relaunch his â€œThe Blazeâ€ as a libertarian-focused network, I was skeptical as Iâ€™m sure a lot of libertarians were. While Beck has called himself a libertarian for some time, he has spent the last few years peddling in conspiracy theories and general looniness that has served to be quite an embarassment. I used to listen to his radio show and watched his Fox News program for about a year before I became tired of his antics. So when his show was canceled and he moved to a pay-per-view format, I was glad to see him go.
But Beck has proven he knows what he is doing. He has been able to create a successful business outside the cable world. He is reaching a sizable audience, largely of the young folks that need to be won to the libertarian cause. These folks might already be leaning that way and would benefit greatly from hearing more libertarian viewpoints and analysis. And there are many more who simply never hear this perspective who might be getting it for the first time, or the first time by actual libertarians instead of cartoonish versions given by the regular media.
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