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Romney Supporters’ Changed Tune

↳ Posted on September 23rd, 2012 by Ben Spera

After months of vile, hateful attacks from Romney supporters during the primary, they have turned on a dime and now expect us to come filing in behind the party’s “official” candidate. Not this guy. I’m not voting for Romney because it solves nothing. We need to fix this country, and voting for an individual only because he won’t do AS MUCH damage just seem ludicrous to me. I’m not voting for anyone who’s going to do more damage PERIOD. I’m voting with my conscience not some underhanded political scheme to drag this economical crash out as long as possible. In my opinion, I think we should just get it over with, and start rebuilding already. Read more…

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Ron Paul Has His Own Convention

↳ Posted on July 18th, 2012 by Ben Spera

It’s no secret that the GOP brass isn’t particularly fond of Congressman Paul. Even with Paul accumulating an impressive 6 states and almost 300 delegates by some counts, the GOP and Romney campaign have yet to even offer him an invitation to the Republican National Convention in Tampa. But Ron Paul doesn’t need your stupid convention because he’s having his own damn convention. Apparently it will kick off just before the GOP’s does and will be located in Tampa as well. If you want more details on Paul’s Tampa Rally check out his official announcement available on his website.

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A Libertarian Case for Net Neutrality

Posted on January 25th, 2014 by Ben Spera

14137_large_net_neutralityAs a libertarian you may be uneasy with the concept of net neutrality. Like me, you feel inexplicably drawn to this neutrality but feel guilty for it. You think to yourself, “I’m a free-market libertarian, by God! Regulation is wrong! Why is my instinct betraying me?” It’s because we don’t live in perfect world. We live in an economy that is far from free and is infested with government regulations and corporate manipulation. The internet service industry is a picturesque example of this.
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A Lonely Wikileaks Advocate

Posted on January 18th, 2011 by Ben Spera

After the Wikileaks disclosure I was really amused sitting back and watching people’s reactions. People who were staunchly libertarian and anti-government 24 hours earlier quickly came to the defense of the state, making accusations of treason and “high crimes” against Assange. This is all pretty ridiculous seeing how Assange can’t be charged with treason, as he’s not an American citizen, and I’m pretty sure “high crimes” only apply to acts against a sovereign Monarch (p.s. we don’t have one).

Why is everyone so upset about Wikileaks? The same government everyone complains of being so corrupt, overbearing and deceitful is finally being injected with some accountability. Maybe not the financial accountability that we desperately need, but accountability none the less. Most importantly, who do these leaks hurt? Primarily you’ll find the bruises landed on the ego’s of sideways politicians and diplomats, not U.S. troops or middle class Americans.

Now Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of leaking the information, is undeniably guilty of treason. Regardless of the content of the cables, leaking classified information cannot be taken lightly. But there are several politicians I could name off the top of my head who have done much more despicable things than Assange, and are still in the employment of the American people. I’m not losing any sleep over Wikileaks.


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