If I had to guess that one friend of mine would be casting a Libertarian vote this year, I would not have guessed Ben Stark. And yet, when election day rolls around, he just might do it. Is this due to the free market influence of Duke law professors? Unlikely. The enticement of the Votergasm? Even more unlikely. No, it was the old “nyaah nyaah nyaah” strategy. Ben explains…
Strange as it seems, given my general dislike of libertarianism, the Libertarian candidate in my U.S. House district my have won my vote! See the following statement from Max Longley, Libertarian candidate for the 4th District of NC (David Price’s district):
“A word about my own candidacy. I am running as a write-in candidate for Congress with the endorsement of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina. In addition to supporting the basic program of the Libertarian Party, I have a specific principle to advance: That the federal government shouldn’t take any human life, ever. It doesn’t matter whether the human life is a day-old embryo or an adult Iraqi. I don’t support the federal government killing anyone, no matter what overall benefits are supposed, on utilitarian grounds, to accrue from the killing. Whether it’s a Libertarian principle or not, it’s my principle. Not all Libertarians will agree with me on this, but I’m the candidate and they’re not, so nyaah nyaah nyaah.”
First off, it’s not like my vote will make much of a difference in the 4th District. Price has this district in the bag. Second, a pro-life, anti-war candidate represents my views better than anybody else. Third, you gotta love any candidate who says “nyaah nyaah nyaah” on his campaign site! (http://www.votelpnc.us/longley/) (And who provides a link to his Livejournal on that website: http://www.livejournal.com/users/lilburne/)
The Pro-Life Anarchist in me is pleased by his attitude.
Given the state of the political rhetoric this election season, I’d say that’s as good a reason as any!