Wednesday, December 26, 2012

First nominee for Libertarian of the Year 2012!

Germany's chancellor for her policies of fiscal restraint

by Clifford F. Thies

Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany since 2005 - Chancellor Merkel is ranked by Forbes as the second most powerful person in the world, the highest ever ranking for a woman. During a time of deep crisis in Europe, with many countries running unsustainable deficits, she has steered a steady course for the creditor nations and provided enough incentive and enough discipline to enable the deficit countries to return to the convergence criteria upon which the European Community depends. We do yet not know how this will work out, although there are gathering indications of recovery in some of the deficit countries, most notably Portugal.

Angela Merkel joins a list of heroes we have recognized, the sole criterion for which is that they have done the most for the cause of Liberty during the prior year. Past female winners of this award include Yulia Tymoshenko of Ukraine, Neda Agha-Soltan of Iran, and our own Sarah Palin. Last year's winner was the guy with the Yankee baseball cap who killed Moamar Khadafi, of Libya.

From the Editor: We encourage our readers to submit other nominees before Dec. 30. An accompanying brief article explaining the reasons why this person should be Libertarian nominee would be helpful. Our editorial board (Cliff, Eric, Jim, Chuck, Jerry, Andrew and special adviser Ran), will then pick a winner. To be announced on Dec. 31.


Ran / SVP said...

"Libertarian?" ... "the sole criterion for which is that they have done the most for the cause of Liberty" (sic!)

Clarify? How is it that Merkel's efforts to ensure the fiscal survival and thus permanence of the European nanny state - increasingly controlled from Bonn and Brussels - somehow beneficial to the cause of Free Enterprise and Liberty?

From an Individualists' perspective - especially a German's one - Merkel has done sweet [nothing] to diminish Government nor to expand the choices and responsibilities of the Individual. She should be this month's centerfold in The New Progressive. Damn it, Cliff, put on your glasses.

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BTW, I have refused before and I still refuse a position on the Editorial board. Remove my name. My sole function is to rip trolls a new one.

Eric Dondero said...

You're on there, whether you like it or not.

Ran / SVP said...

I've been upgraded to Special Adviser! Not bad. I'll take it.

The Right Guy said...

I don't think I've ever been in a contest for anything.

Chuck said...

I'm in a contest to be the best me I can be. Sometimes I win.

(I can write even sappier shit if you'd like) hehe