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It has oftened been mentioned that the Pullers, Pattons, Carlsons, MacArthurs have all now faded into the past.

Are there any Colonel Jessups around?

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SCENT OF A WOMAN SPEECH

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It has oftened been mentioned that the Pullers, Pattons, Carlsons, MacArthurs have all now faded into the past.

Are there any Colonel Jessups around?

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Gunny G: WHAT “THE FOLKS” ARE SAYING!: ***If Rep. Peter King Is Right, Then Maybe Petraeus…”

November 16, 2012 1 comment
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If Rep. Peter King Is Right, that Petraeus said it was the video when he testified on the 14th, and said today that he didn’t say that then and that he said it was a terrorist attack instead, maybe, just maybe this is what happened behind the scenes:

 

The bama white house black mailed the General with their affair information, probably gathered with the HELP of the alleged mistress, (working for the same bama crime family) so he went up and told the video story….

 

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Gunny G: What “The Folks” Are Saying: Benghazi-gate and the Electoral College… (“What if it becomes clear before the Electoral College vote that Obama was running weapons from Libya to Al Queda in Syria and Egypt for use against Israel and perhaps against our American servicemen? I say popular vote be d@mned.”)

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The Electoral College will cast votes in the fifty states on December 17th. About half of the states require their electors by law, more or less to vote for the popular vote winner or political party winner. The rest do not require electors to vote for a specific candidate.

Obama apparently won the popular vote on November 6th.

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WHAT IS THE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF PERSONAL SECESSION FROM THE UNION OF THE UNITED STATES? ~ EDRIVERA.COM – United States America Organic Law Taxes Property Jurisdiction Constitution : EDRIVERA.COM

November 16, 2012 11 comments
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WHAT IS THE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW OF PERSONAL SECESSION FROM THE UNION OF THE UNITED STATES?

 

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The issue of whether or not a State could secede from the first Union, the Confederacy, the United States of America, or the second Union of dependent federal States, was purportedly decided by the War Between the States, however, as that war was prosecuted using the power and authority of the unadopted Constitution of September 17, 1787 and Constitution of the United States, the right of a State to secede from either Union remains unsettled. Secession of a kind is readily available to any individual not confined to territory owned by or subject to the exclusive legislative power of the United States of America.

 

The legal history and the official written record of the written law and government of the United States of America, after King George III is removed as the head of state and government , is found in the four Organic Laws of the United States of America. The first Organic Law recognizes the inherent freedom of all mankind in general and the American people in particular. The remaining three Organic Laws: the Articles of Confederation of November 15, 1777, the Northwest Ordinance of July 13, 1787 and the Constitution of September 17, 1787 are binding upon the two classes of States which constitute the two Unions. The inhabitants of those States and the territory owned by or subject to the exclusive legislative power of the United States of America are subject to the written law of those States and the United States of America while physically present on the territory belonging to the United States of America.

 

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FEMA: Welfare Masquerading as Disaster Relief

November 16, 2012 1 comment
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Hurricane Sandy hadn’t even touched down when liberals started blowing kisses to FEMA, or Federal Emergency Management Agency, the federal disaster relief agency. A New York Times editorial declared that the impending storm proved that the country needs FEMA-style “Big Government” solutions more than ever. Salon, New Republic and other liberal outfits heartily agreed.

 

Why do liberals love FEMA so much? Certainly not for its glorious track record. Rather, FEMA has been a great vehicle for expanding the welfare state.

 

FEMA’s tragic missteps after Katrina earned it well-deserved disgrace. The Times blames those on the Bush administration, whose anti-government philosophy supposedly gutted FEMA. President Obama, the argument goes, straightened things out, and Americans should now “feel lucky” that the agency is there for them. Without it, local and state authorities wouldn’t be able to coordinate where “rescuers should go, where drinking water should be shipped, and how to assist hospitals that have to evacuate.”

 

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Darren Weeks- Hurricane Sandy, Martial Law and FEMA Camps: Rehearsal for Future America?

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During the 1980s Iran Contra hearings, Lt. Col. Oliver North was questioned by Congressman Jack Brooks concerning North’s role in the development of a continuity-of-government plan called “Rex 84” (“Readiness Exercise 1984”), under which the U.S. Constitution would be suspended, and people moved into FEMA camps in the event of a major disaster.

 

Upon being questioned, the look of absolute fury on North’s face was telling, as if some great secret had just been revealed. Immediately thereafter, the questioning of Congressman Brooks was shut down by the committee chair on the grounds that the subject touched upon a “highly sensitive and classified area.” The short exchange is documented in a video here.

 

FEMA and the National Security Police State

 

Executive Orders have been on the books for a half century now, empowering the Federal Emergency Management Agency to take control of everything from public and private communications, energy and transportation to housing and more. Most disturbing is that these presidential decrees encompass the registration and seizure of people, including the separation of family members, should the government find it necessary.

 

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Gunny G: What “The Folks” Are Saying: Obama’s third and possibly forth term as President.

November 16, 2012 1 comment
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I am work yesterday and my co-worker tells me that Obama will win a third term and possibly a fourth. Naturally I tell her that would be unconstitutional.

 

She says… I mean that Michelle Obama will run and of course that means Barry is still at the wheel.

 

I pondered for a while and said, well if she does run she probably would be a shoe in.

 

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Obama Arrogant and Narcisstic As Usual…

November 16, 2012 2 comments

On Friday, November 09, 2012, FoxNews published online “Obama holds firm to tax hikes as he invites Hill leaders to talks on ‘fiscal cliff’” In which Barack Obama, was in full puffery and arrogant narcissism three days after somehow managing to completely fool the polls by fixing a victory in the face of oft-predicted landslide proportions of defeat.

 

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The arrogance was highly evident as Obama claimed his election was a vindication of his fiscal policy. Then he added this bit of self-puffery, “I refuse to accept any approach that isn’t balanced,”. “This was a central question during the election … and on Tuesday night, we found out that a majority of Americans agree with my approach.”

 

The second part of that last sentence “we found out that a majority of Americans agree with my approach” is praise undeserved but seemingly routine for this self-loving egoist. There was NO majority of Americans agreeing with his approach.

 

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2012 Election Count Astroturfed… (“The Marxist master and his obedient flock whose reelection brought on the post-election blues, love it. “)

November 16, 2012 1 comment

There’s a ‘National Post-Election Depression’ hovering like a black cloud over America, but for this psychological state it’s not the masses but their master who needs the shrink.

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The Marxist master and his obedient flock whose reelection brought on the post-election blues, love it. It’s just what they want. Now they can ease up on their Saul Alinsky tactics and spend time catching glimpses of themselves as they pass by the mirror, patting themselves on the back and toasting themselves as their lessors grovel before them.

On Wednesday, one week and one day after election, the Obamas and their hangers-on were watching a private screening of the film Abraham Lincoln with Hollywood hedonists Steven Spielberg, Tommy Lee Jones, Daniel Day-Lewis et al.

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Ventura Busts Tesla Ray “Death Ray” Secret | Veterans Today

November 16, 2012 14 comments

9/11, Shuttle Disasters, Murders Attributed to Directed Energy “Death Ray”

 

 

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By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

 

 

Jesse Ventura’s television show, “Conspiracy Theory” has done it again. Ventura has stumbled on a government program that many of us have long heard whispers about.

 

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Ventura presents a list of murdered scientists, shows the weapons used, microwave “heart attack generators” and weapons capable of destroying cities or even massive steel high-rise buildings.

 

Ventura interviews an fascinating group of scientists who tell of a massive conspiracy, hiding the capabilities to hide murders at will, destroy cities, even continents.

 

We now have to reassess shuttle disasters, several inexplicable airline crashes, certainly 9/11 and murders, not just of scientists who worked on directed ray projects but evidence from Iraq and Afghanistan that directed energy weapons have been used there.

 

This may well be one of the biggest secrets of all.

 

The key to it all is the Serbian inventor, Nicola Tesla, who claimed he invented a “death ray” over a hundred years ago. This would seem outrageous if he weren’t accepted as Einstein’s equal by most scientists and historians.

 

The electricity powering most of the world today was based on Tesla, not Edison.

 

Nearly everything we use is based on breakthroughs or stolen Tesla research. Tesla’s history is, in itself, one of the most mysterious and challenging aspects of modern history.

 

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Douglas Macgregor – U.S. Army Colonel (ret) on David Petraeus, by DIANA WEST Family Security Matters

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Douglas Macgregor – U.S. Army Colonel (ret) on David Petraeus

 

by DIANA WEST November 16, 2012

 

Time magazine:

 

“Petraeus is a remarkable piece of fiction created and promoted by neocons in government, the media and academia,” argues Douglas Macgregor, a retired and outspoken Army colonel and innovator, known for Breaking the Phalanx, his book taking the Army to task for the way it organizes and uses its ground forces.

 

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As It Was In The Days Of Noah… ~ (“If I were a country instead of an old man, and if I were an enemy of America, I’d be making my plans to move on the limp-wristed bunch of wimps that compose the “has-been” nation of the United States today”)

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If I were a country instead of an old man, and if I were an enemy of America, I’d be making my plans to move on the limp-wristed bunch of wimps that compose the “has-been” nation of the United States today.

If the recent election proved anything, it proved that Americans are exactly what our enemies have been claiming we are for sometime now. Weak, lazy, dependent, with no gumption, no ambition, and yes, impotent.In short, modern Americans are a pitiful lot, ripe for the picking.

And believe you me, as the low hanging fruit that we are today, we WILL BE harvested — and soon.We just saw in the international press recently that Russia, our age-old enemy is gearing up for war with America. China our other arch enemy, at least since the Korean War, is also equipping itself to take America’s place as the leading military on the globe

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Petraeus and the Fierce Struggles for Imperial Power by Jack D. Douglas (“No one who is not at the heart of these vast, conspiratorial struggles for power at the top of the U.S. can have any clear idea of where they are now headed. I doubt the conspirators really do, though anyone sky high on Hubris may think he knows and can make whatever he wants happen.”)

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…..The top U.S. military people in the Army and Navy and many officers and grunts at all levels are clearly extremely angry at the political leaders who are largely fighting each other to a state of near paralysis. The Army brass and to a lesser extent the Navy brass have in recent years been largely making the decisions about the wars and potential wars. I have argued, for example, since Bush 2 and his Neo-Con conspirators began strangling Iran that the military brass has been quietly opposing such a vast war that could produce a global implosion, that this has continued for the most part in opposition to the Obama conspirators and Israelis conspirators who keep tightening the nooses around Iran. [For one thing,

I cannot imagine the Navy admirals have become so incompetent that they would actually support having their most vital ships in the Persian Gulf pond with vast Russian-Chinese, top-grade missiles and much else within striking range from the vast nation of Iran.] I think they have mostly been appalled by Obama’s flip-flops in the Middle East and his support of utopian schemes like “Democracy in Syria” which are producing vast chaos and possible armageddon at the middle of all that oil and gas and vast populations.

These subterranean struggles broke out into the open when Gen. Petraeus‘ subordinate in Afghanistan, Gen. McChrystal, went along quietly with his top staff officers openly making fun of political leaders around Obama which got into Rolling Stone. I believed then and believe now that those officers were just expressing the secret views of almost all competent officers from the field to Petraeus at Central Command and that they directed their contemptuous spoofing at Biden only to avoid directly showing contempt for the Emperor. Biden is actually knowledgeable about foreign affairs, while Obama knows very little and entered the White House very ignorant.

I think the officers, especially those top brass in Afghanistan, have gotten more furiously opposed to the politicians recently as the politicians moved quietly behind the scenes to try to get a Fig Leaf Agreement with the Taliban and other major guerrilla groups of Afpak so the U.S. can withdraw behind the fig leaf to avoid looking like losers right away and deserters of the totally corrupt and incompetent Karzai regime the U.S. imposed by corruption on the Afghans. This would make Obama et al. popular at home and allow them to deal with bigger, more deadly crises at home, but it would make the “All In” brass the “Losers,” very much like Westmoreland et al. were hung out to dry and swing in the winds in Vietnam by LBJ, Nixon et al. [N.B. I totally support getting out--and never getting ALL IN anywhere. But I can understand how the brass and so many lower officers and grunts and their families feel--betrayed.]

Petraeus has been one of the top, secret opponents of the politicians, in my estimate the “top dog” of what has been emerging slowly as the Real U.S. government behind the political front in Washington.

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King: Petraeus Said CIA’s Talking Points Were Edited to Play Down Terrorism /Petraeus testifies CIA’s Libya talking points were changed, lawmaker says …

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Dangerous Game: Rise and Fall of David Petraeus…By Peter Farmer….. (“But why did Petraeus agree to serve under Obama in the first place…”)

November 16, 2012 4 comments

…..There are many unanswered questions about the scandal.

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English: Official photograph of General David H. Petraeus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Was Petraeus’ affair with Paula Broadwell simply a matter of chance, or was he the victim of a carefully-orchestrated takedown by party or parties unknown? Did the White House set up Petraeus as a way of neutralizing a would-be political opponent? Is Petraeus being punished for failing to toe the administration line on Benghazi?

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One source stated that ICE authorities “executed court-ordered seizure warrants” against the websites and cited “an ongoing investigation” into the sites’ activities.All of the sources agreed that one of the sites which was seized and shut down was a search engine which did not display copyrighted information, but rather, provided links to portals which did. Linking to its url now results in the display of the graphic pictured above.

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DHS SHUTS DOWN 75+ WEBSITES FOR “COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

by Sharon Rondeau

Message appearing on the home page of DHS-seized websites, including one that is a “Google-like” search engineNov. 28, 2010 — Several reports issued over the last several days have stated that the Department of Homeland Security has shut down 75 or 76 websites with the explanation: “This domain name has been seized by ICE – Homeland Security Investigations, pursuant to a seizure warrant issued by a United States District Court under the authority of 18 U.S.C. §§ 981 and 2323.”If DHS can “seize” domain names registered to private companies, why can it not keep illegal aliens from crossing our borders and killing our citizens?What purview does DHS have over the internet, and what type of risk did these websites pose?

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Abraham Lincoln: Forced Into Glory…

November 16, 2012 13 comments

Tom DiLorenzo is a well-known author for, among other things, his work regarding Abraham Lincoln. I have read and can highly recommend his two books regarding Lincoln, The Real Lincoln and Lincoln Unmasked.

 

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This review is about neither of those fine books. The first book I read on the real Lincoln was written by Lerone Bennett, Jr., entitled Forced Into Glory: Abraham Lincoln’s White Dream.

 

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Obama Begins Push for New National Retirement System..401K at risk?

November 16, 2012 2 comments

A recent hearing sponsored by the Treasury and Labor Departments marked the beginning of the Obama Administration’s effort to nationalize the nation’s pension system and to eliminate private retirement accounts including IRA’s and 401k plans, NSCis warning.

 

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The Hitler Myth

November 16, 2012 1 comment

Historic attachments to heroic leadership combined with a mastery of propaganda techniques to mesmerise Germany into acceptance of the charismatic authority offered by the Nazi ‘Fuhrer’.

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For almost a decade after 1933, Hitler enjoyed a remarkable degree of popularity among the great majority of the German people. However dramatic and spectacular his political career, concentration on Hitler’s character and personality – in some respects bizarre, in others downright mediocre and wholly unpleasant – can nevertheless do little to explain the magnetism of his popular appeal. Nor can his extraordinary impact on the German people in these years be accounted for satisfactorily by seeing in Hitler’s personal Weltanschauung (notably in his obsessions with the ‘Jewish Question‘ and with Lebensraum) a mirror image of the motivation of Nazism‘s mass following. Recent research has done much to qualify such assumptions, suggesting too that even deep into the period of the dictatorship itself Hitler’s own ideological fixations had more of a symbolic than concrete meaning for most Nazi supporters.

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Republican House Leader Eric Cantor covered up for Obama Regime « Coach is Right

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by Doug Book, staff writer

In late October, an FBI agent and whistleblower brought a story of possible Bureau corruption to Republican House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor.

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It was a story of Obama Regime operatives deliberately sacrificing the national security interests of the United States for the president’s political gain.

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Obama nominates black homosexual judge to ‘ensure that the judiciary resembles the nation’

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WASHINGTON, D.C., November 15, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Wednesday, President Obama nominated seven judges, including a black homosexual, to the federal judiciary, saying their appointments “ensure that the judiciary resembles the nation it serves.”

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(Gunny G Reader Response) ~ Math-Challenged Silly People Voting Libertarian Cost GOP Victory in At Least 9 Congressional Races

November 16, 2012 1 comment

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even rr figured things out and began calling himself a libertarian-conservative….true conservatives are libertarians (small l)…the issues libertarians are said to endorse and are criticized for are simply issues that gubmint has no business sticking its nose in…true conservatism is basic libertarian in the tradition of Thomas Jefferson, Robt Taft, Barry Goldwater, RR and Dr RP, etc.

Would-be conservatives attempt to fit their own confused dumbed-down beliefs into the label…

Keep it Simple, Stupid! (kiss)

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David Petraeus Could Nail Obama To The White House Wall On Benghazi… (“There is no doubt in my mind that the American people were fed a load of lies. There is also no doubt in my mind that it was done for two specific purposes.”)

November 16, 2012 5 comments

The greatly anticipated testimony by former CIA Director David Petraeus is almost upon us. In less than half an hour, General Petraeus will be going behind closed doors to testify to before members of the House and Senate intelligence committees.

 

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English: Official photograph of General David H. Petraeus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Specifically, he will be asked about what he knew about the attack in Benghazi and when he knew it. According to CNN, Petraeus will also testify that the CIA was not responsible for the talking points used by Susan Rice when she famously went on five different Sunday talk shows and spread the false rumor that a video was responsible for the attacks.

 

PetraeusFor security purposes, much of the content of Petraeus’ testimony will be classified. I am hopeful, however, that enough information will be released to allow us to gain some knowledge about what really happened, before, during, and after the attack in Benghazi. There is no doubt in my mind that the American people were fed a load of lies. There is also no doubt in my mind that it was done for two specific purposes.

 

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“I don’t believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.” – Reagan has taken to using the term “libertarian” (or “libertarian-conservative”) to describe his political philosophy” « CITIZEN.BLOGGER.1984+ THE.GUNNY.G BLOG.EMAIL

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Reason Magazine

 

Inside Ronald Reagan

 

A Reason Interview

 

July 1975 Print Edition

 

“I don’t believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.”

 

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Ronald Reagan wearing cowboy hat at Rancho del Cielo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Those of us concerned about liberty have had good reason of late to be interested in Ronald Reagan. Increasingly, California’s former governor has been turning up in first place among Republican figures in political opinion polls, among Independents as well as Republicans. In addition, in recent months Reagan has taken to using the term “libertarian” (or “libertarian-conservative”) to describe his political philosophy. All of which naturally made us interested in taking a closer look at the man and his ideas. Thanks to the efforts of the late Ned Hutchinson (a former Reagan aide), REASON was able to obtain time out of Reagan’s busy schedule for him to be interviewed by Editor Manuel S. Klausner.

 

Ronald Wilson Reagan was born in Illinois in 1911. After a varied career as a radio sports announcer, motion picture actor, and TV host, Reagan became active in conservative politics. After achieving national publicity for his televised speeches for Barry Goldwater in 1964, Reagan went on to win the California governorship in 1966 and was re-elected to a second four-year term in 1970. Throughout his eight years in office, Reagan stressed the idea of holding down the size and cost of government, nonetheless, the state budget increased from $5.7 billion to $10.8 billion during his time in office.

 

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Ronald Reagan the Libertarian…(Re conservative-libertarian)

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Here’s a wonderful quote from Reagan in 1975 from Reason magazine. If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals–if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories.

The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is. Now, I can’t say that I will agree with all the things that the present group who call themselves Libertarians in the sense of a party say, because I think that like in any political movement there are shades, and there are libertarians who are almost over at the point of wanting no government at all or anarchy. I believe there are legitimate government functions.

There is a legitimate need in an orderly society for some government to maintain freedom or we will have tyranny by individuals. The strongest man on the block will run the neighborhood. We have government to insure that we don’t each one of us have to carry a club to defend ourselves.

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