“De-Sacralizing Democracy” Refuted

The Campaign for Liberty reposted my FFF article on “De-Sacralizing Democracy to Save Liberty.”

The first comment, from last4ever from Salisbury, MD, was tell-tale: [quotes from my article in italics; his rebuttal is non-italicized]

“The combination of ignorant voters and conniving politicians is far more likely to ruin than to rescue this nation.”

    (Duh!, your books arent exaclty teaching people principals of economics though, in fact you are simply cashing in on the ignorance, being a conviencing author and all)

“the emergence of a “critical, skeptical public opinion” now seems as likely as 25 cents-a-gallon gasoline.”

    (On a side note, my realitive price of gas as a percentage of my wage has gone down over something like 300%)

“Americans must begin to think again as free citizens,”

    I always considered the term “free citizen” an oxymoron, that is unless you don’t believe in social contract theory. I think you mean people need to start thinking as free humans and deprive themselves of any and all public goods.

JPB: My hunch is that the Revolution has not yet arrived.


3 Responses to “De-Sacralizing Democracy” Refuted

  1. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit October 27, 2010 at 9:49 am #

    Well that settles it. I will no longer be able to think of you as anything but a “conviencing author.” I hope you’re properly ashamed/proud of yourself, depending on whatever the heck that word means.

    I will agree, though, that the price of gas as a percentage of my hourly wage has dropped in half (or in quarter, depending on which job you use to compare) over the years. That’s more a function of the pay difference between a minwage HS student and a moderately successful small town attorney and jurist, though….

    You should see if you can get him to post up over here….heh heh heh….we need another epic threadwar.

  2. Jim October 27, 2010 at 10:15 am #

    I’m still mystified how the percentage cost of gas (compared to his income) could drop by more than 100%. Maybe he had some arrangement where he was receiving large cash bonuses for filling up his gas tank?

  3. Lawrence October 27, 2010 at 2:33 pm #

    Jim and Hobbit, is a “conviencing” author a “convincing” author? Or are you just “convenient” as in “mariage de convenance” because you prey upon and circle like a vulture over the foetid pickings of democracy? But that would be speaking in that non-“freedom-fry” language, wouldn’t it? But then again, your last name is Bovard. Sounds French to me. So you probably have frog-guts dripping from your beard, don’t you? And is that convenient? Or are you just finding that conviencing?