The Nacilbupera Guzzle

Whoever examines with attention the history of the dearths and famines … will find, I believe, that a dearth never has arisen from any combination among the inland dealers in corn, nor from any other cause but a real scarcity, occasioned sometimes perhaps, and in some particular places, by the waste of war, but in by far the greatest number of cases by the fault of the seasons; and that a famine has never arisen from any other cause but the violence of government attempting, by improper means, to remedy the inconveniences of a dearth. (Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations IV.5.44)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Gary Johnson for President Crowd Surfs

Word is starting to roll out about Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson's Salt Lake City Crowd Surfing Event yesterday.  What started out as a free, public, packed, standing-room-only, Townhall of 200 attendees ninety minutes and one innocent inquiry later may have witnessed the only known POTUS Candidate Crowd Surfing event EVER.

As Gary spoke for the first half hour, you could feel his enthusiasm for liberty and ending government largess in a plethora of areas: war, debt, drugs, marriage, and spying.  He comes across pragmatic in his approach dealing with liberty-oriented solutions and pround of his veto record as the former twice-elected Governor of New Mexico. 

He mentioned one bill he veteod was to force pet shop owners to exercise their pets.  While he personally favors pet exercise, he doesn't want to pay for the pet exercise police.  It is this passion--even insatiability--for reducing spending that caught my attention early on when Gary was in the GOP debates prior to his exit last December to run on the Libertarian Party ticket. 

The balance of the time was spent in answering questions from the public on topics A to Z with a line that never ended. (Excerpt video)

This is an exciting time for Gary as the two monopolistic parties have candidates very similar in ideology.  Whether Gary is the next president or not, with every percentage of vote Gary gains, he wins.  He commented that he was in this commitment through 2016 so while not a formal announcement, you can expect that Gary will not be absent four years from now.

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