Liberty or Death
The private property-free market branch of libertarianism had a real chance to assert itself and explain it's theoretical underpinnings yesterday but succumbed to Wolf Blitzer and the American Spectacle. I would have welcomed this exposition and thought Rand Paul would be the one to pursue it but alas, he caved under intense liberal scrutiny and power politics.
By questioning (temporarily) the title 2 part of the Civil Rights Act, the Prodigal Son opened the closet door wherein Ayn Rand, Milton Friedman, Alan Greenspan, William Buckley and the whole Chicago Gang lurk, but instead the conversation turned predictably to "couched racism" and lunch counters, that place where Martin Luther King Jr. was stuck before he gained a deeper understanding of how capitalism works.
When law was used to force culture and social convention to "change", liberal America cheered and congratulated itself. But the States rights issues never went away and the private property issues never went away. Today the Black community is ravaged by incarceration, poverty,decimated inner cities and violence despite the right to shop at Wal Mart or vote for some representative like Charley Wrangle. The private property basis of tyranny and racism were both conveniently ignored and Americans settled for a kinder, gentler slave owner.
Tonight there is a meeting of a new group formed to counter the local Tea Party whose mission is "promoting democracy through civil discourse". They will focus on the racist, xenophobic and seditious aspects of the extreme wing but ignore the discussion on Libertarianism and private property rights which animates the majority because as liberals, they promote these same capitalist principles, only regulated by government oversight. I might ask them, to paraphrase Sarah Palin, Hows That Workin Out For Ya?