Sunday, November 27, 2005

Libertarian Party of Indiana Chairman's Response to George Wills' Assertion that Governor Daniels is a Libertarian Conservative

Columnist George Will had this to say about Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels: "In the division between social conservatives, who emphasize nurturing virtue, and libertarian conservatives, who emphasize expanding liberty by limiting government, Daniels is with the latter."

No. Mitch is not now, nor has he ever been a Libertarian. And with such government-expanding actions as:

·advocating taxpayer money to build a new stadium for the multi-million-dollar business, the Colts;

·seeking to spend millions of dollars on an unnecessary Interstate-69 route when the state can't afford to maintain and upgrade current roads;

·dumping the state's tax burden onto local entities to fulfill the whims of the governor and the legislature;

Mitch Daniels will never become a Libertarian.

Mark W. Rutherford
Chairman, Libertarian Party of Indiana
156 East Market Street, Suite 600
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204


Rex Bell said...

Never say never. We have all witnessed some amazing transformations in our lifetimes.

Mike Kole said...

If Daniels does become more Libertarian, his policies will sure look a lot different.

Did you see that he was on hand to unveil the new Colts license plate today? Sure- buying a vanity plate is a voluntary tax, but it's just typical and shows that what is paramount is finding ever more ways to raise revenues, rather than to cut spending.