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  • willfox23@aol.com
    In a message dated 11/5/2005 1:13:43 PM EST, ericdondero@yahoo.com writes: On Friday, a caller asked Rush to name his favorite and most influential books.
    Message 1 of 5 , Nov 5, 2005
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      In a message dated 11/5/2005 1:13:43 PM EST, ericdondero@... writes:
      On Friday, a caller asked Rush to name his favorite and most
      influential books
      .

      Without flinching Rush said first and foremost "Frederich Hayek's Road
      to Serfdom
      ," and then went on to recommend "anything by Thomas Sowell."

      Wow! People think Rush is a "Conservative."  But with a perfect 100
      score on Economic Liberties, and a 50 to 60 score on Personal
      Liberties, he's well within the Libertarian Quadrant of the New
      Political Spectrum.

      Welcome to the libertarian movement Rush!  We always knew you were
      one of us. 
      Especially after his highly motivating Oxycotin court case.
       
      In addition to Self-interest being a major motivator for many
      conversions to libertarianism, Rush as a Wm. F. Buckley emulator
      -- often doing his impressions on the radio -- undoubtedly knows
      of WFB's public call for the legalization of dope. (This isn't news.
      He has been saying it since 1969, when son Christopher introduced
      him to the pleasures of weed, "more than 3 miles offshore.")
       
      To further validate this enlightenment awareness, "Eureka!"
      Rush immediately after highly recommending "The Road
      to Serfdom
      " and "anything by Thomas Sowell, especially
      The Vision of the Anointed" (skewering Liberals' elitism),
      he then challenged his audience of 22 million listeners to read
      Hayek's "Constitution of Liberty."
       
      Let's hope that Laissez Faire Books has plenty of copies
      and that new readers are galvanized to continue reading
      through LFB's Booklist, to multiply enlightening conversions.
       
      Ironies continue to please. When the Clintons were voted out 
      of Little Rock, Arkansas, that festering cavity was also filled 
      with enlightenment. Laissez Faire Books ...the Center for
      Libertarian Thought is headquartered there Now.
       
      You too, can easily visit online at LFB.com.
      Or call for the holiday catalog, toll free: 800-326-0996.
      WRF
       
       
    • MikeBanIRS@aol.com
      Rush has always had some libertarian leanings. In fact most conservatives do although they usually abandon them at the drug legalization door. What they
      Message 2 of 5 , Nov 6, 2005
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        Rush has always had some libertarian leanings.  In fact most conservatives do although they usually abandon them at the drug legalization door.
         
        What they aren't is philosophical drones who beat off to fantasies of ugly dead Russian philosophers.  Give me more ditto heads over more Randidan ramblers who can't muster 10% for dog catcher any day of the week!
         
         
      • ron jordan
        Mike, The People are mostly conservative, and the People usually abandon any Libertarian leanings at the drug legalization door. It seems that for the most
        Message 3 of 5 , Nov 6, 2005
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          Mike,

          The People are mostly conservative, and
          the People usually abandon any Libertarian
          leanings at the drug legalization door.

          It seems that for the most part there is
          drug legalization only in various European socialist countries. These are the only real
          world examples of the Libertarian dream.

          So IMHO, Libbertoons should just pragmatically decide which Russian philosophers work best. If drug legalization is what they really want, their "signature issue", or whatever, they might look to the
          Russian philosophers of Lenin and Stalin
          and then acually begin to elect the pot smoking dog catchers that the People
          clearly do not want..........

          Ron

          -----Original Message-----
          From: MikeBanIRS@...
          Sent: Sun, 6 Nov 2005 07:15:37 -0800
          To: LPD@yahoogroups.com
          Cc: ericdondero@...
          Subject: Re: [LPD] Rush Limbaugh comes out as an "Economic libertarian...



          Rush has always had some libertarian leanings. In fact most conservatives
          do although they usually abandon them at the drug legalization door.

          What they aren't is philosophical drones who beat off to fantasies of ugly
          dead Russian philosophers. Give me more ditto heads over more Randidan
          ramblers who can't muster 10% for dog catcher any day of the week!
        • jim e larsen
          Edmund Burke the classic British conservative late in his career acknowledge the need for change - in response to changes taking place in society, not in an
          Message 4 of 5 , Nov 6, 2005
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            Edmund  Burke the classic British conservative late in his career acknowledge the need for change - in response to changes taking place in society, not in an effort to change society' i.e., governments had to change as society did, not try to force some sort of utopian ideas upon society.
             
            Roe is a good example of a zealot minority resorting to any means available to force its will upon the majority.  It doesn't bother them one bit that in resorting to the force of government they open the back door to all other forms of repression.  I've got what I want, screw you, Jack!
             
            Jim
             
          • ron jordan
            Jim,I agree that the Roe decision has created a zealot minority . We should also agree that this is a large considerable minority. I would estimate 30 to
            Message 5 of 5 , Nov 7, 2005
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              Jim,

              I agree that the Roe decision has created
              a "zealot minority". We should also agree
              that this is a large considerable minority.
              I would estimate 30 to 40%. Its likely a
              working majority, a politically useful minority that might easily tip the balance
              on any of a number of secondary issues.

              This "zealot minority" was created when the
              court ignored Burke and a dozen other legal axioms. The court "forced its utopian
              ideas upon society", back when abortion was illegal in at least 47 states. In one sweeping decision, all those duly legislated laws passed by all those duly elected legislators were instantly unlegislated by 5 unelected gubmit officials.

              Resorting to that force of gubmit could bother both of us a little, about what other forms of gubmit repression this can open the back door to.

              Ron



              -----Original Message-----
              From: jim e larsen
              Sent: Sun, 6 Nov 2005 12:42:53 -0800
              To: LPD@yahoogroups.com
              Cc: ericdondero@...
              Subject: Re: [LPD] Rush Limbaugh comes out as an "Economic libertarian...

              Edmund Burke the classic British conservative late in his career
              acknowledge the need for change - in response to changes taking place in
              society, not in an effort to change society' i.e., governments had to
              change as society did, not try to force some sort of utopian ideas upon
              society.

              Roe is a good example of a zealot minority resorting to any means
              available to force its will upon the majority. It doesn't bother them
              one bit that in resorting to the force of government they open the back
              door to all other forms of repression. I've got what I want, screw you,
              Jack!

              Jim
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