Eric Dondero Rittberg and I have been having a back and forth on the subject of the Libertarian party and who they support in this election. I see that the Libertarian party is divided at this point, so some support McCain, some Obama, and, then, there is Ron Paul. I like this motto from his website, "Don't steal. The government hates competition." Pretty funny.
I actually think government programs can work. My father died in an accident when I was nineteen, and social security provided money to my mother, and I would receive money if I was in school until I was 23. When my mother turned sixty-five, social security very generously sent her a check each month. Of course, we probably all put way more in the pot than she got out, but it is a pool, a pool I support and I think social security works and is worth supporting.
Bush wanted to privatize social security. I think what is happening with Fannie Mae stocks makes us all grateful that did not happen. There is no security in the stock market. We all learned that in high school.
I think we are at a place in history where medical care is so exorbitantly expensive, that we have to combine resources to ensure that everyone in this country has access to medical care. It is the humane thing to do.
What I find curious about someone being a Libertarian who could support McPain is this. They are for defense, defense internally and externally. This is the motto of the website of Eric.