Markos got the Kos-Bots going.
This is very unfair and plain wrong.
For all the talk of "freedom" that the Paulbots claim to believe in, they sure as heck have been silent on the horrible FISA bill we're fighting to fix in the Senate right now. Same for Ron Paul. Why the silence? And the CATO people and the libertarian publications like Reason, where are they?
Here we are engaged in a huge civil liberties issue, and progressives are being forced to fight this thing alone. It's easy to talk about "liberty". It's much more impressive to actually do something about it.
Here's some Reason Material on FISA.
Here's Cato's list . I will admit that Cato's stance has considerably less bite than I would prefer but in looking through, it's hard to find any that condone the wrong doing on this matter. They simply seem to break it down in an overly technocratic matter and try to separate what's illegal from what is made to sound illegal or in violation of FISA rules.
For good measure, here's The Independent Institute , that "other libertarian think tank". They pull few punches.
As for Ron Paul, well, I've heard him talk about habeas corpus, illegal spying and executive abuses on the GOP side and he's talked these ideas of warning against a security as much if not more than anymore....except maybe Kucinich.
I won't even bother with Mises or the slew of libertarian bloggers. They'd only make Markos's grand standing look even worse.
Of course, none of this stops the inane simpleton comments that ensued.
Yeah, thanks, Markos. Just drop some blood in the water and watch your little piranhas go into a silly vitriolic feeding frenzy....based on NOTHING. Hope you enjoyed it. I didn't.