Crazy liberals misunderstand us

Sometimes you just have to scratch your head. Recently, I wrote about the New Mexico Spaceport within the context of America’s ongoing efforts in space. The article received this scatterbrained response from a liberal blogger.

They explain their position, such as it is, best in the following line: The Pink Flamingo does not like libertarians. I think they are lying fools who have no earthly idea about the realities of life. Neither do their dimwitted little tea party supporters.

That is hardly a thorough critique to say the least. Even more humorous is this anti-libertarian’s belief that we at the Rio Grande Foundation support the Spaceport. Nothing could be further from the truth.

I’m not sure what would happen in terms of space exploration were it not for the US federal government. It is a thought experiment that is truly impossible to fully comprehend. The fact is that — even if Obama or the next president changes directions — given the current budget situation, the private sector can and should play a greater role in space. Sorry Pink Flamingo, but name calling is not an argument.

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2 Replies to “Crazy liberals misunderstand us”

  1. What Pink Flamingo doesn’t get is that we libertarians believe in the free, private market, and not in taking a bad project, which is plagued by delays and cost overruns, and making everyone subsidize the failure. We believe in letting the failure STOP when the private markets stop funding it rather than forcing an entire tax base to lose money on the deal.
    Libertarians are smart enough to not be “Right Wing” because we’ve figured out that the Political Spectrum has more than one dimension. Think of us more as liberals that have grown up, recognized reality and actually started taking responsibility for ourselves.

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