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Sunday, November 25, 2007

National Review's Ramesh Ponnuru on Ron Paul and Libertarianism

The National Review's Ramesh Ponnuru opines on the recent Washington Post op-ed by Reason's Nick Gillespie and Dave Weigel who praised and lent their solidarity for and support to Ron Paul and libertarianism. In the piece, Ponnuru posits the notion that libertarianism has undergone a radical shift, largely thanks to Ron Paul and his devout supporters.

He's right to note this, considering that libertarianism, as Jacob "Bumper" Hornberger and Murray Rothbard once noted, is a political philosophy. Period, end of story. It is not a political movement, nor it was a cultural or lifestyle one as well. One does not have to be religious or anti-religious to be a part of this movement as well as the Ron Paul campaign. Nor does one have to be pro-bourgeoisie or anti-bourgeoisie to be involved as well.

In other words, people of all faiths, values, ideas, and background are welcome not only to be a part of the Ron Paul Revolution and the campaign, but also to be a part of the libertarian movement. It is a "Big Tent" movement all the way around.

So everyone, come to the Ron Paul Revolution and the campaign and the movement -- Catholics, Lutherans, Baptists, Wiccans, Druids, Gardnerian Wiccans, Celtic Wiccans, all Christians and Pagans, Unitarians, Buddhists, atheists, Mormons, Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Baha'i, agnostics, etc. -- come everyone!

If you're for economic liberty, constitutional government, free enterprise, personal responsibility, peace, tolerance, personal liberty, sound money, you're one of us. No religious test or anti-religious test is required to be a part of this growing grassroots movement.


Todd Steinberg said...

Yay! I'm a Baha'i, and I have the same first and middle name as you. We oughta exchange blog linx -- however you do that...