Oh, news flash — Rick Perry wants to invade Mexico. Well, why not? He’s got to prove to the base that he’s crazier & meaner than a meth-addled armadillo, and this may do it.
But why stop at emulating Black Jack Pershing’s crusade against Pancho Villa? Let’s re-take Chapultepec!
Back to the scheduled topic — E.D. Kain has a great post at Balloon Juice pointing out that libertarians hate democracy. Just a bit —
Michael Lind recently wrote a piece on libertarian hostility to democracy and at the time I felt as though something were missing from the otherwise excellent article. I believe that many libertarians sincerely do believe in liberty. Yet for all that, the antipathy to democracy — which goes well beyond Hayek’s preferred “liberal dictatorship” — reveals the fundamental internal conflict within libertarianism: in order for it to exist as a model for society, democracy must be snuffed out through coercion.
Be sure to read the whole thing.