Sunday, August 31, 2008

Not much respect for liberty in St. Paul

Wanna see an example of libertarian funk? Steve Greenhut in our Register office is the natural-born pessimist of the group, whereas I am the cockeyed optimist always seeing things as evidence that the state is withering away. Anyway, Steve is going to the Republican convention in St. Paul, and here's his preview column, full of woe. Based on the nominee, the speakers and the general tone, he doesn't see much hope for anything resembling a politics of liberty from the Republicans. I gave up on the Republicans years ago, so I'm not feeling quite as specifically pessimistic this year.

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