May 31, 2004

Libertarian Nomination I

The Libertarian Party has nominated Michael Badnarik as its candidate for the presidency of the United States. For the first time in my voting career I can't vote for a Libertarian Presidential candidate.

War is the most important responsibility of the state. It is the protection of the polity against outside enemies in its most elemental form. The following (from Badnarik's campaign site) simply disqualifies him in my eyes:

Michael doesn't have enough information to know whether or not the United States should be there or not, however he strongly suspects that the real motivation for being there is probably economic rather than ethical.

You just can't say "I don't know" to the foremost question of the hour and hope to get my vote. Even Kerry would have a better chance of getting my vote than this guy.

HT: Hit and Run

Posted by TMLutas at May 31, 2004 03:11 PM