All you voters are going to sort it out however you go about it, but it smells more and more to me like you all are going to try and make the ludicrous argument that Fred Thompson is the next Reagan, or thereabouts.
Though Bruce doesn’t address that specifically, he does provide ample evidence that nothing could be further off. He also quotes from another article and comments…
Thompson’s biggest challenge will likely be
cementing his image as a conservative country lawyer fixin’ to shake up
Washington — before his opponents brand him as an influence peddler and
The good news for Thompson is if he strikes back quickly and effectively, he can neutralize these attempts to characterize him.
I would point out to Bruce: Thompson is an "influence peddler and trial lawyer." So why would any libertarian thinks it’s good news if anyone can "neutralize attempts to characterize" the god dammed truth?
But like I said, you all are going to do what you’re going to do. I
just hope I don’t see much of that Thompson is Reagan crapola. Yea,
Reagan ended up just as big a compromiser as they all do, but at least
he began with the right ideas in the first place and I can’t help but
think it was better for us than just about anyone with a shot at the
thing at the time.
Thompson seems like a nice and likable guy. Of course. He’s an actor, like Reagan. But he’s no Reagan. Not by any stretch.
time we asked ourselves if we still know the freedoms intended for us
by the Founding Fathers. James Madison said, "We base all our
experiments on the capacity of mankind for self government."
This idea that government was beholden to the people, that it had
no other source of power is still the newest, most unique idea in all
the long history of man’s relation to man. This is the issue of this
election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or
whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little
intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us
better than we can plan them ourselves.
You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I
suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up
or down. Up to man’s age-old dream-the maximum of individual freedom
consistent with order or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism.
Regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who
would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward
path. Plutarch warned, "The real destroyer of the liberties of the
people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits."
The Founding Fathers knew a government can’t control the economy
without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to
do that,it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. So we
have come to a time for choosing.
Just goes to
show that there is really no political solution. We have simply to
outrun and outgrow the "primitivity" of politics as wielded by the