Hodge at Race42012.com: Eminent domain abuse and refusal to support private property rights is Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour’s McCain-Feingold

Benjamin Hodge writes at Race42012.com:

Perhaps it’s that eminent domain abuse so much more clearly, more entirely, and more immediately takes away freedom from an individual private citizen, when compared to the much more complex negative effects of Big Government (which both redistributes and causes opportunity costs for the private economy in ways that are difficult-to-clearly define).

And perhaps it’s that voters are quite hypocritical when it comes to pork (love-hate relationship on the local level), while with earmarks, the issue is about as close as we can get to a near-univerally-accepted point of view among the overall electorate (meaning, it just might be politically obtuse not to adopt that viewpoint).

Because of McCain-Feingold alone, John McCain never should have been nominated to be the GOP nominee.  Of course, McCain didn’t clearly win the nomination; he merely came the closest to 50% of the remaining three candidates, when one of them – Mike Huckabee -  had remained in the race for reasons I’m not sure anybody fully understands.

McCain is no doubt a fine man in many ways, but character alone does not qualify a person to be the leader of the free world; particularly when that person is suspicious of the very notion of freedom. 

Newt Gingrich has declared that Speaker Pelosi – because she has without sufficient evidence shows tremendous disrespect to an important level of government, arguably risking national security – has “disqualified” herself from the position of Speaker of the House.

I’ll argue that Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour has disqualified himself from ever deserving the GOP nomination because of his veto of property rights legislation.

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