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Libertarian Lessons of South Park

Hello, Everybody

I'm an author/publisher and moderator of the the Libertarians for Ron Paul Facebook page (www.facebook.com/libertariansforronpaul). I'm writing a book about libertarianism in South Park. I have a preliminary, unedited draft ready for comments and suggestions for improvement (Should I add something? Should I omit something? Do I need to clarify something?).

You can view the book in its PDF form here:

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Thank you,
Brandon Simpson

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My laptop here

doesn't have a pdf reader installed, but wanted to chime in.

A great episode was the one regarding gays in Scouts. It came to the attention of the Scout leaders that Big Gay Al was, well, 'gay', and they relieved him of his duties as a group leader, although he'd been in Scouts since he was a child. The boys tried petitions and demonstrations to change the rules, but in the end, it was Big Gay Al who took the rightful Libertarian view by saying "It's their organization, so it's THEIR rules.".

Time to get my copy of this book

I need a laugh....

Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875 - "The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People v. The Banks."

when you're done

make a youtube video...

You just got PAULED!

What kind of YouTube video?

What kind of YouTube video? What should I include it?

Respect My Authoritah!

I realized that I forgot to include a section called "Respect My Authoritah!" (The only authority that politicians have is the authority that we allow them to have.)

Also, if anyone can think of a libertarian lesson from the Russell Crow "Fightin' Around the World Song," that would be great. It's one of my favorite segments from the show.

Great! Two of my favorite things in one book

Sure, I'll read this when I get a min and give you some feedback. No prob.

Matt, and Trey are awesome.

The episode where Obama steals the "hope" diamond was awesome because it showed McCain working w/ Barack behind the scenes while publically feuding. It shows that they knew Obama was simply another pawn. The TSA episode is also priceless for this quote" I just need to check inside your azzhole, sir."

My favorite Libertarian episode is when Stan gets a credit card, and frees everyone from debt by charging it on his card over and over. This whole time Stan is dressed like Jesus. Then Stan makes the point where our debt and current economy are really an illusion. I tried to find it on youtube, but wasn't able to.

I discuss that episode

I discuss that episode (Margaritaville) in the book. By the way, it was Kyle who got the credit card. Stan was on a quest to return the Margaritaville mixer.

Margaitaville. Ah yes. Thank you.

I always mix Stan and Kyle up, but I agree you should make a youtube video. That's a great idea.

I'm still a little hazy on

I'm still a little hazy on the YouTube video. Should it be a promotion of the book? Or should it be me speaking the way Julie Borowski does on her channel?

I'm no expert, but I'd say it depends.....

on how many videos you plan on making. If you just plan on making one video, then I'd make a promotional video. Making a lot of shorter clips describing a single episode and your opinion of it per video seems to me to be the better advertising route.

The latter strategy would lead to a greater chance of a random person seeing your product. It also could provide the opportunity to interpret future south park episodes if your current book exceeds your expectations. It's ultimately up to you and how much time you wish to spend on the videos, but your messages deserve to be seen by more people. Good luck in whichever way you decide to go.

Hmmm...It sounds like it

Hmmm...It sounds like it would be my own commentaries on the episodes, the way Matt and Trey have done. But I'd probably go into more depth they do in theirs. (In seasons 3 and beyond, they only spend 3-5 minutes talking about each episode.)

I never considered doing this. But it sounds like a good idea.

Page 18

Might be page 15. "As you read, you will notice that I spend more time trying to convince liberals to be fiscally responsible than I do trying to convince conservatives of being socially intolerant. "

I think you mean, "trying to convince conservatives to be socially tolerant."

I'm encouraged to read material like this. Thank you for writing it.

The founders would be ashamed at us for what we are putting up with.

Thanks, Obi-Wan.

Thanks, Obi-Wan.

Brandon, I was so happy you touched

on my favorite South Park episode, the two parter "Go God Go". I was a little disappointed, however, how little depth was placed in the description of this episode. Reading more of your book, however, I realized that you simply didn't have enough space to dedicate to any one episode, as you were trying to explain them all.

I promise, if you will write a much more extensive book, with a much deeper treatment of each episode, I will definitely buy it and read it. And I believe many others will too.

Science, Damn it!

Thanks for your feedback. I'm

Thanks for your feedback. I'm trying to keep the descriptions short, simple, and to the point, but I'm open to suggestions.