Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Where Have All the Libertarians Gone?

So an LP press release complains: 14 Marines Killed in Iraq as President Bush Vacations.

I recall a time when libertarians advocated that our rulers take as much time off as possible to reduce their effect on our lives. "No man's life, liberty, or property is safe as long as the legislature is in session." What happened?

This is just one example. We have Instapundit Glenn Reynolds advocating federal support for stem cell research.

We have numerous libertarians supporting state licensure of same-sex marriage instead of advocating an end to state licensure of opposite-sex marriage which I always assumed was the libertarian position.

Monday, August 22, 2005

William Patry's copyright blog had a funny post on the religious side of the Copyright Office. It answered questions like, "What do they say when you try to register a work wih Jesus as the author."

But it occured to me that copyright registration problems are the least of some publisher's worries. I wonder if anyone with a bad temper has noticed this Project Gutenberg header:

The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Koran, by Mohammed

Title: The Koran

Author: Mohammed

Release Date: September, 2002 [EBook #3434]

Don't they know who the real author is?