Wednesday, October 7, 2009

What It Feels Like To Be A Libertarian

Political analysts frequently consider what it means to be a libertarian. In fact, in 1997, Charles Murray published a short book entitled "What It Means to Be a Libertarian" that does an excellent job of presenting the core principles of libertarian political philosophy. But almost no one ever discusses what it feels like to be a libertarian. How does it actually feel to be someone who holds the principles described in Murray’s book?

I’ll tell you. It feels bad. Being a libertarian means living with an almost unendurable level of frustration. It means being subject to unending scorn and derision despite being inevitably proven correct by events. How does it feel to be a libertarian? Imagine what the internal life of Cassandra must have been and you will have a pretty good idea.

Imagine spending two decades warning that government policy is leading to a major economic collapse, and then, when the collapse comes, watching the world conclude that markets do not work.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

2009 Freedom Summit

The Freedom Summit is a regular conference dedicated to promoting and advancing human freedom. To that end, the Freedom Summit program schedules speakers who have demonstrated their effectiveness in presenting the intellectual case for freedom.

This years speakers will include Ron Paul, Judge John Buttrick, Charles Goyette, Sheriff Richard Mack, Butler Shaffer and many more. The event is hosted by Ernest Hancock of Freedoms Phoenix and Attorney Marc J. Victor of the law firm Attorney For Freedom ( )

Attend the 2009 Freedom Summit- December 4 – 6, 2009 • Event Venue: Sheraton Crescent Hotel