I had to laugh when I read that Walter Block, an economist who claims to be an anarchist, has endorsed Donald Trump for president and announced a “Libertarians for Trump” campaign on a website that says it is “anti-war, anti-state and pro-market.” Donald Trump is none of these.
When I read Walter’s article, I thought of his famous book, “Defending the Undefendable.” (My spell check keeps changing the word to “undependable” — surely an apt description of Donald Trump).
Walter admits that Trump is a hard-core protectionist who wants to impose massive tariffs on goods from Mexico and China, but he says that the main reason for his support of Trump is his anti-war stand.
Really? This is the guy who wants to make our military is so strong again that no one will try to attack us. Sure, he says he was against the war in Iraq and Afghanistan but in the next moment he says he wants to “destroy ISIS.” In every campaign speech, he highlights his support of the military — big time.
Me? As always, I’ve consistently voted libertarian. My candidate may not win, but then I can hold my head high and say, “I didn’t vote for him [Trump] or her [Hillary], so you can’t blame me.”
By the way, we are having former governor Gary Johnson, the libertarian candidate for President, speak at this year’s FreedomFest. I hope he will draw as much interest as Donald Trump did when he spoke there last year. Check it out at www.freedomfest.com. And watch our short video highlighting last year’s big show at www.freedomfest.com/videos.
In case you missed it, I encourage you to read my Skousen CAFÉ from last week about the pitfalls of blithely pursuing your dreams.
Actor Ed Asner, who has won more Emmys than any other actor, will be speaking at FreedomFest, July 13-16, Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas: He will be leading a general session panel on voting access, gerrymandering and voting fraud — critical issues in this election year. Mr. Asner is famous for starring in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant, and acting in films such as UP! And Elf.
Other panelists include Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico and libertarian candidate for President.
Asner also will be part of our Anthem film festival and tell us what it was like to be “blacklisted” in Hollywood.
For a full line up of speakers, panels and debates (George Foreman, Kevin Harrington, Richard Fink, Steve Forbes, Steve Moore, Peter Schiff, et al.) at this year’s big show, go to www.freedomfest.com. Be sure to check out our short video of last year’s spectacular event that included Donald Trump, Sen. Marco Rubio, Glenn Beck, Steve Wynn, Peter Thiel and many others: www.freedomfest.com/videos.
Sign up now, and get last year’s rates, only $495 per person/$795 per couple. Call Karen, Jennifer or Amy toll-free at 1-855-850-3733, ext. 202.