Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Libertarian in the Room

Jonah Goldberg, a political conservative, has long said that every political debate needs to have at least one libertarian in the room just to question statist presuppositions that government intervention of any kind, liberal or conservative, is a good thing.

I've been pleased to serve in that capacity recently in two posts at Andy Bryan's blog, where I appear to be blindsiding people by suggesting that government shouldn't even take a stand on gambling and spending.


Andy B. said...

When people ask me, usually with a bit of angst, "Who is this John guy commenting on your blog?" I just shrug and say, "Eh, he's a libertarian."

John said...

Do they actually ask that?