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“Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.”     Milton Friedman

January 14, 2009

Fanning Freedom’s Flames

by Stephen Gordon

Thanks to Brad and the rest of the folks here for affording me the honor of writing at a website which I’ve read nearly daily for years. Hopefully, I’ll be able to make some contributions to what I consider a really good blog.

As I am frequently involved in a wide range of political activities, my hope is to be able to provide a bit of inside scoop about the people, events, legislation, organizations, etc. with which I’m involved.  In the meantime, I’ll try to provide my two cents about current events and how they relate to the freedom movement.

My political philosophy:  I’m as opposed to bailouts of the automobile industry today as I would have been to a bailout of the buggy and carriage industry some 110 years ago.  I’m a military veteran opposed to any form of involuntary national service.  I’m a sports fan opposed to government-funded sports stadiums and arenas , or any federal meddling with the NCAA Bowl Championship Series.  I enjoy a fine cigar and feel restaurant owners should have the right to determine smoking practices within their own business premises.   Of course, I’d feel the same way even if I didn’t enjoy cigars.

The law should apply equally to all, but we would certainly benefit if we eliminated a significant portion of current laws from the books.

In other words, I don’t want the government in my wallet, my bedroom…   …or my holster.

While I write at several other websites about other topics, my goal is to help fan the flames of freedom at The Liberty Papers.  I hope you’ll enjoy the ride as much as I probably will.

You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter.

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3 Comments

  1. Any voice of liberty is always welcome. They seem to be increasingly rare in these days of bailouts, military interventions, welfare and nanny-statism.

    Comment by Jono — January 14, 2009 @ 4:11 pm
  2. Welcome :-)

    Comment by Akston — January 14, 2009 @ 4:58 pm
  3. Stephen,

    It is an honor to have you here.

    Welcome.

    Comment by tarran — January 15, 2009 @ 6:15 am

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