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Comment: You know, so much of this stuff is new to me.

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You know, so much of this stuff is new to me.

I suppose if Rothbard had been running for president I would not have looked twice. This is what won me to Ron Paul:

Ron Paul: "Unless we understand…we must protect life, we cannot protect liberty."

I suppose you would call it a litmus test of sorts. I suppose we all have our own. I suppose also that republicans use that litmus test to garner political power.

The plight and exploitation of the unborn and their mothers...used for political gain and profit. What a shame.

I have never known what to really think about that Rothbard piece on Washington. I think this phrase:

"above all, lengthy floggings were introduced for all practices that Washington considered esthetically or morally offensive. He even had the temerity to urge Congress to raise the maximum number of strikes of the lash from 39 to the enormous number of 500; fortunately, Congress refused."

is what has bothered me the most. Who in their right mind would want to whip someone 500 times? Could someone even live through that kind of punishment? Why not just shoot them in the head and be done with it? It seems a lot more human than 500 lashes. But what do I know of the 18th century? Not much.

I have always felt George Washington to be the Beloved Father of My Country, so that piece bothers me.

Now I wonder about Rothbard. Thanks, Michael, for the info. I know it is there for the reading. There is just so much to know about.