[ExI] General comment about all this quasi-libertarianism discussion

Kelly Anderson kellycoinguy at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 06:51:37 UTC 2011

On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 7:36 PM, F. C. Moulton <moulton at moulton.com> wrote:
> You need to take that up with Kelly because Kelly is the one who
> mistakenly brought the Early USA and libertarianism.

I strongly stand by my assertion that the early USA most closely
approximates the libertarian ideal. Yes, today's libertarian ideal
would not include black slaves, and would allow female sufferage,
would use computers and a bunch of other things that go along with
today's zeitgeist. There was no Federal Reserve, no Income Tax, no
abused interstate commerce clause, state's rights were very strong,
the executive branch was still very weak, there were minimal foreign
entanglements, the executive order hadn't risen to today's obscene
abuse, no czars, no special prosecutors, only congress could declare
war, pseudo wars were not declared by the executive, all drugs were
legal, etc. etc. All of which were moves away from the libertarian
ideal set by the founding fathers.

If George Washington and friends were to pick a political party today
(judging solely on platform, not popularity), I strongly doubt they
would pick either Republican or Democrat. I suspect they would go with
the Constitution Party, or Libertarian or some other similar "fringe"
party. They were, after all, revolutionaries. There aren't many
elected Democrats or Republicans that could be described today as


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