I see that David Gay, a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in central New York State, the 25th District, has been endorsed by the author of next week’s release, The Revolution: A Manifesto. The libertarian “Love Revolution” lives on in the fired-up next generation of political candidates, which is good. In the end, much as one might dislike politicians as a class, only liberty-loving legislator-zealots — as opposed to politicians excited about spending public money and issuing edicts — can likely stave off society’s collapse.
And speaking of endorsements, I was pleased to see that the very site you’re reading now was called “one of the best blogs in existence” by American Spectator’s Shawn Macomber, a great blogger himself. I at least strive to be one of the most interesting Seaveys with a blog, though I have some competition from this girl, for instance, probably a distant relative — or possibly just an abstract construct.
But getting back to politics: I’m leaning Bob Barr, but I must say that if McCain keeps doing things as free-market and gutsy as telling dying steel towns that what they and the world need is more free trade, not less, a Barr protest vote might just prove unnecessary. Not there yet, though, Sen. McCain. I love the fact that experts are saying McCain’s proposed new round of tax cuts would require massive, unprecedented cuts in the federal budget — always good — but unless he starts naming superfluous government departments, I will not yet believe those cuts (rather than more Bush-style deficit spending) are really on the way.
Speaking of paying one’s debts, a friend of mine still “owes” me a gift copy of a first edition Atlas Shrugged, and I believe there’s a friend of Derek Rose out there to whom, shall we say, I owed $20 in the event of the GOP losing both houses of Congress in 2006, but I haven’t seen him since. The ex who unwisely bet me that (Republican) Don Johnson had extremely long, wavy hair like Fabio has largely squared things with me, though.