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Young Ron Paul GOP libertarians question Adam Kinzinger

10 Sep

Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) addresses the DC Young Republicans.  He was an hour late because of a last minute booking on The O’Reilly Factor.

The audience was a largely Ron Paul/Rand Paul/libertarian crowd.  I know because I know them (and I am one) and they asked me to come video it as they thought sparks would fly.

Maybe because Putin has thrown Obama’s Syrian plans into doubt, maybe because Kinzinger (who is also an Air Force officer still doing duty in the reserves) was extremely conciliatory and admitted that the anti-intervention side had real concerns, no sparks flew.

Today’s White House Anti-War Protest

8 Sep
A Libertarian Party official actually asked me to be sure and photograph any Libertarian Party representative, even myself, at the protest.  I didn’t because unlike last week there wasn’t one, other than me.  They were all Campaign for Liberty, Young Americans for Liberty, Ron Paul or Rand Paul libertarian Republicans this time.  Just the facts, mam.

If you missed Justin Amash last night…

27 Feb
Congressman Amash spoke to the American University Libertarians.  Matthew Colter Hurtt (not the son of the famous columnist) provided a Facebook report for those of us with colds, flu, or an aversion to rain and sleet:

Congressman Justin Amash made a few really good points last night:

(1) The best vehicle in electoral politics (keyword: electoral) to advance liberty is the Republican Party.

(2) The “liberty” Members of Congress are Republican. (See 1.)

(3) The fastest growing part of the Republican Party is the so-called “liberty” wing.

(4) This notion of bipartisanship that some folks cling to doesn’t account for the fact that said “bipartisanship” was Republicans and Democrats getting together to restrict freedom and increase spending.

Amash also said that he increasingly uses the word “libertarian” when talking with his constituents, and he has developed a broad base of support from both Republicans and Democrats in his district; Republicans, based on his fiscal leanings and adherence to the Constitution; and true liberals within the Democrat Party based on his support for Civil Liberties.