Via LRC blog
Writes Glenn Jacobs:
I received a solicitation for a donation to Joe Arpaio’s campaign today. The letter chronicled Arpaio’s battles with illegal immigrants, Mexican drug cartels, and “open-border” leftists. I find it alarming that a local politician is utilizing illegal immigration as a national fund-raising platform (especially a fascist thug like Arpaio). Meanwhile, we have the mosque controversy in New York, and a mosque under construction vandalized and burned in middle Tennessee.
Lew, it seems as if all that is needed is the right spark and the collectivist inclinations of so many Americans will explode into the police state that we all fear. The politicians and media have worked very hard to create the scapegoats with which to divert the public’s attention away from the failed policies of the State.
I wasn’t around in the ’60s and don’t remember the ’70s so I don’t have much with which to compare the current environment except history books, but things are starting to get really ugly, aren’t they?
I know you’re an active member of the Libertarian party
and you author a political blog, The Adventures of Citizen
X. Have you ever thought about one day following in the
footsteps of Jesse Ventura and running for public
Oh yeah, sure. But I think maybe with me it might be more
educational stuff — talking with young people and that sort of
thing as opposed to pursuing political office.
Do you think there will ever be a Libertarian or
independent president or will it always be someone from one of the
two major parties?
[Pauses] I don’t know. Certainly I think the way things
are going with the economy, and this is not a rip on any particular
party because they’re both at fault, but with the centralization of
the economy, central planning, that doesn’t work. We saw that
everywhere it’s been tried. As things unfold I think people will be
looking for answers, and I think the Libertarians, certainly the
people that understand real economics – Austrian economics – they
have those answers. So we’ll see what happens. I think we do live
in very interesting times.
For his part, Joe Arpaio has been making some alternative party related news recently as well by sending out a letter on behalf of Constitution Party candidate Tom Tancredo.