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“It's time we asked ourselves if we still know the freedoms intended for us by the Founding Fathers. James Madison said, "We base all our experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government." This idea that government was beholden to the people, that it had no other source of power, is still the newest, most unique idea in all the long history of man's relation to man. This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.”     Ronald Reagan

March 21, 2007

Point/Counterpoint

by Brad Warbiany

As Doug mentioned Monday night, we here at The Liberty Papers have been brainstorming some interesting new features here. One, that we will roll out shortly (likely before the end of the week) is called Point/Counterpoint.

While our contributors generally agree on most issues, there are always issues where we don’t. We all share a love of liberty, but the contributors run the gamut from those who are nearly anarchists to those who would feel at home amongst small-government conservatives. Thus, Point/Counterpoint will be an opportunity for one contributor to offer a topic for debate, and be rebutted by another contributor a day or two later.

If nothing else, I think we contributors will enjoy this. In addition, I hope that it will be entertaining for you. In the future, we will make sure that every post in this series is tagged as part of the category “Point/Counterpoint”, and will try to keep titles on-topic so that readers scrolling through the category itself can keep up with who is responding to who.

We’ve got a couple other things in the works as well, so stay tuned!

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6 Comments

  1. Great idea! I, for one, am looking forward to reading it.

    Comment by Birdie — March 21, 2007 @ 9:50 pm
  2. Does someone get to call Brad an ignorant slut?

    Nick

    Comment by Nick M. — March 22, 2007 @ 8:18 am
  3. Nevermind, Eric Dondero will be playing the part of Jane Curtain in the Liberty Papers Point-Counterpoint.

    Nick

    Comment by Nick M. — March 22, 2007 @ 10:03 am
  4. How about guest submissions? I used to submit stuff to the now defunct Carnival of Liberty all the time.

    Things like this:
    http://pubcrawler.blogspot.com/2007/03/maryland-considers-smoking-ban.html

    Comment by tkc — March 22, 2007 @ 3:00 pm
  5. Now that I think about it, you’d probably get swamped with guest submissions and it would take forever to review them. The CoL could be huge at times. Having a non-stop version in the case of guest submissions would be a full time job.

    Comment by tkc — March 22, 2007 @ 3:08 pm
  6. Actually, it would probably be easier since it would just take us a few minutes, after we decide on accepting a submission, to post it.

    Comment by Kevin — March 22, 2007 @ 3:39 pm

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