Saturday, February 12, 2011

Socons Don't Need Libertarians

I have been seeing that sentiment around the 'net quite a lot lately. Interesting.

I'm hoping for a test of that fact in 2012. If Huckabee wins the nomination I intend to vote and agitate against him (for Obama if he runs - I've done it before see Obama vs Keyes).

The outcome of such an election would be a fair test of the idea that "Socons Don't Need Libertarians".

Let me note that when the test was made in Illinois in 2004, Keyes (the Socon) got less than 60% of the number of votes that Bush got in that election. Of course I was agitating against Keyes - which may have had something to do with it.

I consider myself allied with social conservatives to right the country (in Naval terms - counter flooding), but my allegiance is not blind. I will vote for some one I don't much care for (McCain) to defeat the economic socialists. I will not vote for someone I detest. As I said in my Obama vs Keyes post, I voted for "for the Communist over the Socon". Why? Well C.S. Lewis put it best:

Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber barons cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. - Clive Staples "CS" Lewis
The persuasion of Jesus is better than the sword of Rome. If you are trying to get votes.


Micha Elyi said...

Ha ha. Obama seeks omnipotence, unlike Keyes, and yields to none but his mate in the moral busybody department. Smooth move you made there, helping to move the ball forward for Obama. (Keyes, like Huckabee, has no chance to ever be President.)

M. Simon said...


Are you saying socons do need libertarians? Fine. Show me. How about ending drug prohibition.

M. Simon said...

And BTW I didn't want Keyes as one of my Senators.

Too bad he didn't run in your state.

RavingDave said...

Nature will right itself. The only question is how long and how bloody.