Posted by: irishhawk | January 17, 2011

A Personal Appeal To Anti – War Libertarians

Hi, many of you are longtime foes of mine.  That’s fine.  I wanted to point your attention to an editorial by my friend in the Australia Libertarian movement James Fryar over at Worldwide Liberty, “AntiWar vs. Pro-Defense Libertarians.”  Jim asks pointedly of the AntiWar faction of the libertarian movement:
 
“We don’t ask the AntiWar swabs to go over there and fight. But at least, they can offer moral support”
And Jim is correct.  We Pro-Defense libertarians understand fully that you all hate the Military, and are opposed to all Wars.  But surely your opposition to Defense can not include support for Islamo-Fascism and Sharia Law? 
 
No doubt most of you have been witness to the gross atrocities committed by Muslims against Christians, all across South Asia, Africa and the Middle East these past few weeks and months.  You’ve seen the stories, as Clifford May of National Review points out:
 
Christian churches have been bombed in Egypt, Iraq, Nigeria, and the Philippines. In Indonesia a mob of 1,000 Muslims burned down two Christian churches because, according to one commentator, local Islamic authorities determined there were “too many faithful and too many prayers.” In Iran, scores of Christians have been arrested. In Pakistan, a Christian woman received the death penalty for the “crime” of insulting Islam; the governor of Punjab promised to pardon her — and was then assassinated for the “crime” of blasphemy.

And that’s only half the story.  In Europe, in the UK, Pakistani men are raping young British girls, because they “dress like sluts.”  In Denmark, they are attacking the headquarters of the newspaper that publishes cartoons mocking Muhammed.  In Sweden an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist tried to blow up hundreds of Christmas shoppers in downtown Stockholm. 
 
In Uganda and Tanzania, Muslim groups are pressuring the governments to declare homosexuality illegal, punishable by life in prison, or even execution.  In Somalia, music has been completely banned, and women are not permitted to work outside the home.  The very latest; if they get caught shaking the hands of a non-relative male, they could be beheaded.
 
Surely, you all recognize how this conflicts enormously with libertarian values. 
 
We understand your position and your personal feelings prevents you all from wanting to do anything about it. 
 
But a compromise…
 
Why not let us Pro-Defense libertarians take the lead on this?
 
As Jim says, we don’t need you to join us in our call to arms.  But we sure as hell would like your moral support.
 
Isn’t that the least you can do?  Can you at least give us that?  Just an acknowledgement that Yes, Sharia Law sucks, and all libertarians, including leftwing libertarians are opposed to Sharia Law.  Further, if some libertarians want to fight back against Radical Islam, “mazeltof”; they are fully free to do so. 
 
You all don’t even do that.  You don’t even acknowledge the threat of Radical Islam.  You’ve got your heads in the sand, and are pretending it doesn’t even exist.
 
Okay, it’s overseas.  And I understand 99% of all non-interventionists are isolationists at heart and could really give an ‘F’ about what goes on in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, ect…
 
Fine.
 
But what about Creeping Sharia here in the United States:
 
1. A restaurant in Nashville, TN was prevented from opening up a bar in the facility cause the Mosque across the street objected to the city council.
 
2. In Hamtramck, Michigan the Muslim call to prayer blares from speakers outside of 4 different Mosques in the tiny hamlet 5 times a day, despite the pleas of local residents, and the Chamber of Commerce, small businessman that its preventing outsiders from coming into town.
 
3. In North Philadelphia the city has prevented any new liquor stores from opening up because of objections from the Muslim community.
 
4. In Wisconsin a publicly-subsidized Pre-School, part of the Head Start program, just eliminated secular Christmas celebrations and banned Santa Claus, cause of objections of Muslim attendees. 
 
5. Corporations across the U.S. are now being sued by CAIR in federal court, and pressured by Muslim groups to be “Sharia compliant.” 
 
6. A group of Christian pastors were arrested at a Fair in suburban Detroit last summer for handing out pamplets praising Jesus on a public sidewalk.  They were surrounded by 8 squad cars full of cops. 
 
C’mon you all.  Surely you can agree with the Pro-Defense wing of the libertarian movement, that these examples are completely contrary to libertarian principles and should be opposed. 
 
All we’re asking in the Pro-Defense wing is that you acknowledge that Sharia Law is a threat to Liberty, and that you occasionally lend us Pro-Defensers your moral support.
 
Something along the lines of: “While we do not advocate foreign intervention to stop Radical Islam, we do recognize it as a threat to libertarian values, and acknowledge that those private efforts of some libertarians who want to fight back, are legitimate.”
 
We’re asking for compromise.  Can you please meet us half-way? 
 
Eric Dondero, Publisher
LibertarianRepublican.net
 
Member, Libertarian Defense Caucus since 1985
Fmr. Senior Aide, US Cong. Ron Paul 1997-2003
Ron Paul, Libertarian for President, Travel Aide, 1987/88
Fmr. Libertarian National Committee mbr.
Founder, Republican Liberty Caucus.
 
Disclaimer:

The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the author and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, positions, policies, or strategies of The Libertarian Defense Caucus or any individual Caucus member thereof.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Responses

  1. . A restaurant in Nashville, TN was prevented from opening up a bar in the facility cause the Mosque across the street objected to the city council.

    2. In Hamtramck, Michigan the Muslim call to prayer blares from speakers outside of 4 different Mosques in the tiny hamlet 5 times a day, despite the pleas of local residents, and the Chamber of Commerce, small businessman that its preventing outsiders from coming into town.

    3. In North Philadelphia the city has prevented any new liquor stores from opening up because of objections from the Muslim community.

    4. In Wisconsin a publicly-subsidized Pre-School, part of the Head Start program, just eliminated secular Christmas celebrations and banned Santa Claus, cause of objections of Muslim attendees.

    5. Corporations across the U.S. are now being sued by CAIR in federal court, and pressured by Muslim groups to be “Sharia compliant.”

    6. A group of Christian pastors were arrested at a Fair in suburban Detroit last summer for handing out pamplets praising Jesus on a public sidewalk. They were surrounded by 8 squad cars full of cops.

    • I am not certain why you simply reposted what was written in the article in the comment section? Thank you for reading Ms. Lightfoot.

    • EricGet a life, or for once alctauly read and respond to the content of a post rather than your own fantasy that if you redefine the term “Libertarian” narrowly enough you can apply it to the GOP.

      • You need to get spell check, Turan.

        Mr. Dondero doesn’t write any articles for The Libertarian Defense Caucus.

        We don’t officially affiliate with any political parties st The Libertarian Defense Caucus.

        Lastly, we are attempting to ensure that the term ‘Libertarian’ is not highjacked by non-interventionists.

        Thank you for your comments.


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