Nice analysis, Robin. Very cogent and agree with most points.
I think many of us, like myself, through the campaigns have pushed on through the libertarian philosophy to not think that individual politicians or working with the government with voting and such are an answer to anything. Kind of a backfire of Dr. Paul to tell us to go read Rothbard, Lew Rockwell, Murphy and crew.
So this said, let's hope for 10 more Rand Pauls, but I think I'll blow my campaign donations next time around on something useful, like haircuts or icecream for my kids. Or even funding Ron Paul speaking events.
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