One of my daily calls is ‘Libertarian Republican,’ Eric Dondero’s blog. Eric does a lot of the work himself, but has from time to time published other writings including mine. Lately the blog has featured the work of a number of other like-minded people and has expanded dramatically.
The idea of libertarian republicanism is that it is not necessary to be a purist to be a libertarian, but to be significantly libertarian in outlook. The basis for the idea is to support the concept of limited fiscally responsible government, which is socially tolerant and pro-defence.
Lib/Rep as well as supporting good Libertarian Party candidates such as Wayne Root, Bob Barr, also promote a number of moderate Republicans. In fact Lib/Rep is delivering some really good hard hits on the Democrats, and is definitely a great asset to both the Republican Party, and the LP although tending often to infuriate the purists in the latter.
Two recent articles that have really caught my attention are: - Why Mince Words, Obama is an outright Communist, by Andrew Murphy, and Torn between Bob Barr and John McCain, by Eric.
In the first some of the extreme connections of Obama are looked at and helps to give an understanding of his endorsement by Chevaz, Hamas, and other anti freedom groups. Some of what is included : -
Investor's Business Daily last month did an editorial on why captured Columbian terrorist computers, Barack Obama name keep coming up. Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), is a terrorist Marxist-Leninist guerrilla group that is trying to overthrow the Columbian government.And: -
In a Feb. 28 letter, FARC chieftain Raul Reyes cheerily reported to his inner circle that he met "two gringos" who assured him "the new president of their country will be Obama and that they are interested in your compatriots. Obama will not support 'Plan Colombia ' nor will he sign the TLC (Free Trade Agreement)."
Also as reported by Ace of Spades, American Thinker and Newsbusters.org, it turns out that in Barrack Obama's autobiography, "Dreams From My Father," the man named "Frank" it turns out is actually Frank Marshall Davies, a member of the US Communist Party.Check the rest of it out. The second article ‘Torn between McCain and Barr’ is a great guide to those libertarians who find themselves on the horns of a dilemma.
"Barack Obama is very vague about his actual politics and few have bothered asking. Now comes a well-nigh conclusive case that the "Frank" referred to in Dreams From My Father is in fact Frank Marshall Davis, a noted member of the Communist Party USA.
Horne, a history professor at the University of Houston , noted that Davis, who moved to Honolulu from Kansas in 1948 "at the suggestion of his good friend Paul Robeson," came into contact with Barack Obama and his family and became the young man's mentor, influencing Obama's sense of identity and career moves. Robeson, of course, was the well-known black actor and singer who served as a member of the CPUSA and apologist for the old Soviet Union. Davis had known Robeson from his time in Chicago."
"As Horne describes it, Davis "befriended" a "Euro-American family" that had "migrated to Honolulu from Kansas and a young woman from this family eventually had a child with a young student from Kenya East Africa who goes by the name of Barack Obama, who retracing the steps of Davis eventually decamped to Chicago."