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What would you do?

What would you do to “respond” on a day in which you — one of North Carolina’s most visible “libertarians” –were confronted with one of the most wretched acts by “tyrants in power” in recent North Carolina history?

Why, write about events that happened 250 years ago, of course.

Come on, people of the Locke/Civitas/AFP Empire, speak up! Your silence on the dominant issue in our state is deafening. Sure, we know a lot of you are in the theocrat camp but we also know that many of you find what your buddies on Jones Street are doing to be reprehensible. Some of you have even admitted this in private.

Isn’t there one brave “libertarian” amongst you with the courage to stand up and speak out publicly, directly and forcefully for freedom and against the tyranny on display in the North Carolina General Assembly this week?  Just one?

After all, as someone once said, “doing the right thing means making difficult choices.”

5 Comments


  1. Brian Irving

    September 13, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Yes, there are libertarians who will speak up for freedom and against tyranny. One who did so on the floor of the NC House was conspicuous omitted from your video — Glen Bradley. He believes, as libertarians do, that the State has no business dictating to anyone who they should marry. The very idea that governments should give “license” or permission for marriage is inconsistent with the principles of liberty, and is a sad reminder of racist laws. The platform of the Libertarian Party of NC calls for the State to leave marriage to religious institutions or private contracts and to repeal or amend all laws making distinctions based on a state of marriage.

  2. Rob Schofield

    September 13, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Yes, and then he courageously voted for the damned thing.

  3. When puppies cower | BlueNC | CgPage

    September 13, 2011 at 11:06 am

    […] It is often said that one can judge the strength of a person’s character by observing their behavior in the face of a moral dilemma. If that is indeed the case, the silence by Art Pope’s minions at the John Locke Foundation says all we need to know about their political perversion. Kudos to Rob Schofield for calling them out. […]

  4. […] Post on September 16, 2011 by Rob Schofield No Comments Earlier this week in this space, I called out the inhabitants of the state’s “libertarian” think tanks for their deafening silence on the the marriage bigotry amendment advanced by their chums in the […]

  5. Glen Bradley

    September 16, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Which, I suppose, explains why I’m counted as a “no” on the final roll-call for the bill.

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