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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Free Talk Live's Ian Bernard Responds to His Collectivistic LP Sycophants

Ian Bernard, the main host of Free Talk Live on the Genesis Communications Network, shrugs off the criticisms aimed at him for his recent decision to revoke his life membership with the LP. He even announced his revocation of his membership on the show on Monday.

The time index for the announcement on his show is at 19:50. Here's the link to Monday's show.

On the criticisms fired at him, he said that he went to read the Third Party Watch blog and noticed a good portion of the comments attacking him. I'm paraphrasing here, but he said: "I'm sorry, but I'm trying to live my life. How am I hurting the Party by leaving it?"

He also pointed out that there are political organizations in New Hampshire that are advancing liberty far more than the LP has (groups like the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, for one). After all, Ian has pointed out that the LP has been battling over bylaws and platform points at its own meetings, which he believed were terribly boring. I can't say I blame him.

The Free State Project and the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance have done more for liberty in our lifetime than the Libertarian Party ever will in its 30-year history.

At least Ian mentioned the New Hampshire Libertarian Party, which does its occasional gun raffles (Mark Edge, his co-host, has said he's participated in it).

UPDATE:You can hear Ian's comments on the criticisms aimed at him beginning at 46:37 of the show from last night.