More Michele BachmannMonday, June 29, 2009
In response to my article on Michele Bachmann, I received a good email from Ed, who lives in Michele Bachmann’s district:
I happen to be in Michelle’s congressional district, so I’ve seen her antics over the years.
I do applaud many of her actions recently – but in my opinion, she is a chameleon that needs to be watched closely.
I ‘joined’ the republican party during the last election cycle simply to support Dr. Paul, and I had to sit thru a few speeches by Michelle. At our senate district convention last year, she spewed fear mongering to the max in order to justify and support unconstitutional spying and wire tapping. At our congressional district convention a few weeks later, she simply avoided the subject in order to ‘walk the line’ that all politicians do. On foreign policy, the woman is an imperialist war monger.
Recently, she voted ‘yes’ to the U.S. resolution in support of Israel’s oppression over Palestine.
Even more recently she voted ‘yes’ to the U.S. resolution to support ‘human rights’ in Iran.
She’s also a totalitarian with regard to the ‘war on drugs’. Her history also shows that she’s opposed to voluntary unions between same-sex individuals.
A libertarian she IS NOT.
I support her in much that she does, just like I applaud Glenn Beck for some of the views that he espouses. But neither one has a firm footing or understanding of pure libertarian principles – and both have proven to be more like chameleons than like principled individuals.
Indeed, Michele is not a libertarian and will never be, no matter how much education she accepts from Ron Paul. But she can help us occasionally, when her rebellious roots are rankled. Tom Woods has confirmed with me that she does attend Ron Paul’s educational lunches. So she’s learning from Woods, too. How bad can that be?