Tea Parties Never?
By David Henderson
I’ve decided not to go to any of the tea parties this Wednesday. My reason is that some of the people who have been advertising them don’t agree with me on everything. And some of the people who will be going there didn’t protest high government spending when George W. Bush was the perpetrator. I must keep myself pure. I will go only to events that are sponsored by, and attended by, people who are as purely libertarian as I. So what if that means we can meet in a small living room and accomplish zero.
And, since I’m after purity, I’d better stop attending bi-monthly meetings of the Peace Coalition of Monterey County. Although most of the members treat my organization, Libertarians for Peace, quite fairly and the vast majority of them are very nice people, I, horror of horrors, heard some of them say the other day that they favor single-payer health care. Just being around those views might corrupt me. And while I’m at it, I’d better cancel my memberships in the ACLU and the NAACP. They aren’t very libertarian either.
Let’s face it. Paul Krugman knows best. After all, he won the Nobel prize and we never hear anything foolish or misleading or disingenuous come out of the mouth or off the pen of someone who won the Nobel prize, do we?