In your essay today, you quote Savatore Zerbo who claims he has always been a libertarian. The young man is very confused. Libertarians do not support government mandated minimum wages, family leave or health care. Zerbo needs to read up about libertarianism. I would suggest he start with several classic works, http://bastiat.org/en/the_
law.html, http://fee.org/ files/doclib/20121116_ economicsinonelesson.pdf, andhttps://www.lewrockwell.com/ 2014/03/lew-rockwell/what- libertarianism-is-and-isnt/.
Below is my letter to The Record I sent yesterday.
Regarding "Clinton's moment," page O–1, October 18 by John Heilemann, whose essay sounds more like a press release from Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign rather than an objective review of what Mrs. Clinton said in the first Democratic presidential debate.
Although Mr. Heilemann gives Mrs. Clinton high marks for responding to Lincoln Chafee's criticism of her vote to invade Iraq, the fact of the matter is Mrs. Clinton embraces the neoconservative foreign policy of invading or intervening in Middle East countries that are no threat to our national security so the federal government can "spread democracy" to that part of the world.
Interestingly, Mr. Heilemann did not report that Mrs. Clinton supports a no-fly zone in Syria, a policy that could lead to a direct confrontation with the Russian military fighting ISIS in that country. If Hillary Clinton were so “smart,” as Heilman claims, why would she risk confrontation with Russia and thus possibly trigger a war between our countries? Does Mrs. Clinton believe that we have not been involved in enough military interventions since 9/11?
It is a fair assumption that many of Mrs. Clinton's supporters opposed the war in Iraq and probably do not support a no-fly zone in Syria. Yet, they still fanatically support her campaign because Mrs. Clinton would be the first woman president if she were elected and she wants to expand the welfare state at home.
In short, the military-industrial complex can sleep well at night knowing that Hillary Clinton would occupy the Oval Office. This alone is enough reason Mrs. Clinton should not be elected president of the United States.
On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 10:20 AM, Jackson, Herb wrote:
What can you do? Guy shoulda gone to Ramapo instead of Montclair State, right?Herb Jackson, Washington correspondent
North Jersey Media Group
Absolutely. Plus, The Record should hire me to analyze public policies from a libertarian perspective on the op-ed page. The columns in turn would be reposted on several very popular websites, giving the newspaper a higher profile. The pushback I get from opponents is not based on economic or financial analysis but on emotional appeals to "fairness, egalitarianism, etc." In short, no substance.