Monday 19 November 2007

Does Britain Need a Libertarian Party?

That was the question asked in the 2007 Chris R. Tame Memorial essay contest.

The winning essay was the one from Neil Lock and can be read here.

I must say that my own views are more-or-less the same as Neil's.

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David Farrer said...

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David Farrer
derived from Rousseau

24 November 2007, 12:23:09 GMT – Like – Reply

David Farrer

Good to hear from you.

I understand that Neil is aware of your views on this matter and it's really up to him to decide whether he wishes to proceed.

All the best,
24 November 2007, 12:21:20 GMT – Like – Reply

Ah, Libertarians. Those nice boys who so enjoy living in a dream world of romantic fantasies derived from Rousseau and who talk about what "ought" to be true, if only the world were what they wanted it to be, viz., peopled with jolly good fellows who will live in a jolly anarchy.
23 November 2007, 05:18:33 GMT – Like – Reply

Tony Hollick
Hello, David,

Of all the people associated with the Libertarian Alliance, I always thought of you as the most kind, the most honest, the most decent, and the least given to hating.

Thank you for posting a link to Neil Lock's excellent essay. Please thank him for writing it.

Alas, the UKP 1000 is provided by an organization which is an active participant in the State's "War on Drugs." Indeed, anyone can find this out by reading Robert Lefever's blog, which is quite open about it. He describes cooperating with the State against his clients.

The same Robert Lefever made a direct attempt to have me forcibly committed when I dared to question his activities. All Chris Tame could say to this was a feeble: "You know I don't approve of forcible commitment."

My advice to Neil Lock would be to return the "prize" publicly. No libertarian should want to accept that sort of money, from that sort of man.

As the Shaolin proverb has it: "There are no prizes worth having."

The LA might ask itself how it can associate with a person who does such things. Helping people is one thing. Betraying them is quite another.

Best Wishes,

20 November 2007, 09:34:43 GMT