Off: Read and Believe?

Michael P Mccollum mccolmp at MAIL.AUBURN.EDU
Thu Mar 14 14:46:36 EST 1996

On Thu, 14 Mar 1996, M Holmes wrote:

> Rudich, Robert A writes:
> > >Call me naive, but I live in the hope that actually demonstrating how to
> > >take dumb arguments apart on the Internet might just help a few people
> > >develop some critical faculties. I've certainly put in my time arguing
> > >both with the British National Party and with the Anti-Nazi League. One
> > >for racist views and the other for attacking freedom of speech.
> >
> > See above.  Did any of these people, or you, change an opinion as a result?
> I used to be a socialist until arguments on environmental issues
> convinced me that the pricing mechanism held out a better chance of
> dealing effectively with the issue than any amount of State regulation.
> My general anti-authoritarian streak led me to libertarianism from
> there.
> Since then three people have said that they've been persuaded by
> my arguments on the net to investigate libertarian ideas and three have
> more or less said that they're now pretty much libertarian.
> > Rudy
> FoFP
i'm a card carrying libertarian too
we even got a libertarian on the birmingham city council here in
alabama -he's running
for congress this year as a republican though - trojan horse tactic -you
know. -mike psyche

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