Michael van der Galien

Nick Gillespie Proves Libertarianism Makes Sense

Posted on January 31 2010 11:20 am
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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by Ed Morrissey

If you need a reason to appreciate a more libertarian approach to public policy in the Age of Obama and rampant nanny-statism, look no farther than Reason’s Nick Gillespie. John Stossel moderates a heated debate between Nick and MeMe Roth over the nature of personal choice over hyperbole. It will come as no surprise to see Gillespie get the better of this argument, mainly because his opponent insists on using overblown terms like “epidemic” to describe obesity, a condition that is not contagious. Or is it? Roth says that obesity is “socially contagious” (via The Right Scoop):

Hey, you know what is also “socially contagious?” Teenage pregnancy! Unlike obesity, a girl has to catch that from someone else. Perhaps we can also have government intervene by forcefully segregating boys and girls until they reach the age of 20?

Read more at Hot Air.

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