Sunday, December 6, 2009

Eric "Ice Burn" Burns Burns Beck

Eric Burns, former host of Fox News Watch, wrote a quick article mostly devoted to burning Glenn Beck.  My favorite bit:

Of course, Beck does not call himself a conservative; he is, rather, a libertarian, which may be defined as a conservative-squared, a person who wants the feds to collect no money in taxes, spend no money on programs, but make available all services that the libertarian deems necessary for his own convenience and safety.

Damn. Calls to mind part of George Washington's Farewell Address of 1796, passed on by a friend of the Train:

It is essential that you should practically bear in mind that towards the payment of debts there must be revenue; that to have revenue there must be taxes; that no taxes can be devised which are not more or less inconvenient and unpleasant.

Well said, G-Dubs. Countdown until Beck and company call Washington a socialist begins... now!


  1. While there are people who argue about things they don't understand all the time, I've encountered probably more libertarians like that then most.

    Having arguments on the benefits of abolishing the FDA during our freshman year of college comes to mind.