Harry Browne R.I.P.

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Maverick74, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. Maverick74

    Maverick74

    http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=20060302-054923-6723r

    Harry Browne, Libertarian candidate, dies
    FRANKLIN, Tenn., March 2 (UPI) -- Harry Browne, a two-time Libertarian Party candidate for U.S. president, has died at the age of 72.

    Browne died Wednesday at his home in Franklin, Tenn. He had suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- Lou Gehrig's disease -- for some time, a publicist said.

    Browne led the Libertarian Party ticket in 1996 and 2000, collecting 485,798 votes the first time he ran for president and 384,431 the second, the party said in a release.

    He was a well-known motivational speaker and the author of 12 books, including "How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World," "Why Government Doesn't Work" and "The Great Libertarian Offer." He also founded DownsizeDC.org, a group aimed at reducing the size of government, a basic tenet of the Libertarian Party.

    Browne also wrote books giving investment advice.

    He is survived by his wife and daughter.
     
  2. He got my vote both times. Thanks for posting that -- he was a great and courageous man.
     
  3. A far more painful blow to this Libertarian:

    Loompanics is going out of business. :( :eek: :( :eek: :(

    Loompanics books have taught me so much, and always the things that no one else was willing to teach. If you remember ever reading an unconventional nonfiction book about illegal activities, odds are Loompanics published it.

    RIP Harry Browne & Loompanics.
     
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  5. BSAM

    BSAM

    Wow.....Thanks Maverick. Many years ago I read "How I Found Freedom In An Unfree World". His writings have had a profound affect on the way I percieve certain things. I never really knew who he was. The paperback is still sitting over there on my bookshelf. I suspect many here have no clue.
     

  6. I should of guessed. Old Maverick is one spaced out Libbytarian.

    Good thing those nuts will never get any power at all in the USA.
     
  7. Version77,
    Why do you think these guys are nut jobs?

    I've read around a little about these libertarians, and reached the conclusion that they are a thinly veiled wanna be political party in favor of yet more slavery and class warfare.
    As long as there is a process to escape personal responsibility (corporations), there will be exploitation of human flesh.

    This is not to say that libertarian ideals are any worse than that of republican or democrat, but certainly not any better.

    I'm only asking because there's not a lot of discussion about the pros and cons relating to desirability of this political party, other than the lap dogs who hate everyone not of their own party.
     
  8. For one, I can't even get them to stop sending me emails I do
    not want. (I now have them on Spamblocker, thank goodness).

    And two, they want to legalize drugs so everyone can drive down
    the freeway stoned as hell and crash into each other.

    These are just for starters...:(