Munger for NC Governor--2008!!

Recording the campaign activities, events, and happenings of the Munger for Governor campaign.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Constitution Day Speech

Eric Smith, running for Rockingham County School Board in '06, invited a bunch of people to a "Constitution Day" gathering at his house.

I got to give a speech, standing (literally) on a stump. I'll put the speech up on the web site, soon.

The highlights, for me anyway:

1. I get in the dunk tank. A young woman who missed with the softballs sneaks up and hits the target with a stick. Since I wasn't expecting it, I fell hard. General hilarity.

2. After my speech, a TV reporter puts the camera in my face, and says, "Aren't the Libertarians just the weird party?" That was his question. I have to work on my answer to that one.


At 2:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Aren't the Libertarians just the weird party?"

The answer I'd blurt out: "Well, I think a lot of people who believe that only do so because they see reporters as credible sources of information." Not recommended.

But why not say, "Well, no. Actually the libertarians are the only party that isn't wierd. The other parties have this wierd idea that there are some activities so dreadfully bad that they should be cause for prosecution, except in cases where the person doing those activities is acting on behalf of a government. In that case, those very same activities that would otherwise be seend as deplorable are actually seen as commendable. We libertarians tend to avoid such wierdness."

It's a long sound bite, but it leads right to the follow up question of "Can you give an example?"

At 12:13 AM, Blogger Bill Smith said...

Aren't the Libertarians just the weird party?

What's so weird about letting adults make their own free choices?

What's so weird about getting the government out of your wallet and out of the bedroom?

Besides, Republicans support child molestors.

At 11:37 AM, Blogger Swimmy Lionni said...

As long as Libertarians are painting themselves blue and raving about how awesome heroin is, they're going to be the weird party.

At 11:49 PM, Blogger Russell said...

"No, we're the serious party. We're serious about freedom. We're serious about religion (you have yours and I have mine and we get along because we accept that). We're serious about trusting our neighbors. And because we take those things seriously, we can also laugh at ourselves and have fun, too."


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