Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Kristin Davis for NYC Mayor: Running as a Bill Buckley Libertarian

And Milton Friedman, Frederich Hayek, Barry Goldwater...

From Eric Dondero:

Friend of this website, and occasional contributor Kristin Davis has been featured in the Huffington Post. Davis is a declared candidate for the nomination of the Libertarian Party for Mayor of New York City.

A couple excerpts that will warm the hearts of LR readers:
The born-again Libertarian who "likes Nixon for his tenaciousness but whose personal politics are more in the Goldwater-Libertarian tradition," peppered Davis with a reading list that included Friedrich Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom", Milton Friedman's essay "The Methodology of Positive Economics" and Barry Goldwater's "Conscience of a Conservative." To say this tutelage lit a spark in Davis would be a massive understatement.

[Previous governor's race] Davis pushed an agenda for personal and economic freedom, cutting taxes, slashing spending, pension reform and other conservative economics. She held her own in the debates and provided memorable lines such as "the key difference between the MTA and my former escort agency is that I operated one set of books and my former agency delivered on-time and reliable service."
Later:
Davis has indicated that she will seek the Libertarian Party nomination for Mayor of New York City on a platform of "legalizing, regulating and taxing marijuana to solve New York's fiscal problems, resisting any tax increases, ending stop-and-frisk policy of the New York Police Department as a constitutional violation and repealing the ban on 16-ounce sodas put forth in Bloomberg's nanny state."

In some ways I hope my candidacy is like that of William F. Buckley Jr. who ran for Mayor as the Conservative Party candidate in 1965. Buckley knew he wouldn't win but he used the opportunity to push a set of ideas that would eventually take root under President Ronald Reagan. I will be out on the cutting edge of Libertarian issues. My platform will be more freedom from the oppressive hand of big government, lower taxes, less spending as well as the decriminalization of prostitution and the legalization of marijuana. If we can't legalize marijuana now we should decriminalize it as they have in the city of Philadelphia.
Kristin Davis for Mayor Facebook

5 comments:

umbreho said...
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umbreho said...

www.lp.org/platform

3.1 National Defense

We support the maintenance of a sufficient military to defend the United States against aggression. The United States should both avoid entangling alliances and abandon its attempts to act as policeman for the world. We oppose any form of compulsory national service.

Ex-Dissident said...

Could she possibly be any worse than Dinkins? I don't know...

Maybe you do need a madam to properly organize all the whores we have in administration now.

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