Conservatives for Badnarik

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 10 Oct 2004 12:00:00 GMT
From samizdata:
"I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees." -- G. K. Chesterton

From kaba:

Liberty is not a means to a political end. It is itself the highest political end. -- Lord Acton

From clairefiles:

"And the meek shall inherit nothing" -- Frank Zappa

# Bob Barr at Creative Loafing Atlanta - An agonizing choice: Conservatives have plenty of cause to abandon Bush - three good reasons not to support Bushnev in November. Vote Badnarik. [kaba]

Now we have the election of 2004. For the first time in my voting life, the choice in the race for president isn't so clear And, among true conservatives, I'm not alone.

What's making the contest so difficult? It's certainly not that both candidates are so conservative that we have a choice of riches. It's not even that John Kerry is sort of right wing compared to George W. Bush. The incumbent clearly is the more "conservative" of the two.

But the concerns for many conservative voters -- concerns that may cause them not to vote for Mr. Bush on Nov. 2 -- fall generally into three categories: fiscal, physical (as in the physical security of our nation) and freedom (as in protecting our civil liberties).


Hmmm. Who's the Libertarian candidate again?

# Jeff Cooper's Commentaries - October 2004: Hunting Season! - the finest month of the year; Gunsite influence on the Marines; how to get C Stories; the 376 Steyr cartrige; malfunctions of micro 45s; keeping weapons running in the sand box; unexpected dissassembly of the Scout bolt; Barrett Tilman's history of the climax of the Pacific War ready for publication; taunting ragheads; mind-set in Iraq; contractor kidnappings considered their own fault; Paul Kirchner's book on Code Duelo; George Patton on terror; the Steyr Dragoon lives, though labelled "376 Steyr"; overcoming the mental block to pulling the trigger when it is necessary; 50-caliber empties on the battlefield in WWII; carrier landing was a true Beau Geste; degredation of gun handling in the field; "You do not call a man either a liar or a coward unless you are prepared to face forceful response"; Price Bismarck's famous quote; "Invictus" by William Ernest Henley; still no details about the buffalo fatality in Tanzania; the life of Ottmar H. Friz; supporting the troops in the sand box; "The goal of 'higher education' is to make the strong wise and the wise strong."

# William Rivers Pitt at Truth Out - The Scary Little Man - I couldn't watch the last Kush/Berry "debate". It seemed like two teenage kids yelling insults at each other on the playground. Mr. Pitt was horrified. [whatreallyhappened]

George W. Bush, still smarting from his embarrassing performance in the Florida debate, decided on Friday night in St. Louis that volume was a good substitute for strength, that yelling would be mistaken for gravitas. The result was an ugly, disturbing, genuinely frightening show.

# What Really Happened - The 9/11 Reichstag Fire - text with lots of links to evidence supporting the theory that 9/11 was an American Reichstag fire, planned and executed by the Bush cabal. See especially The 9/11 WTC Fires: Where's the Inferno?. [whatreallyhappened]

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