Fellow blogger Brad Warbiany had a conversation with John Konop, a Republican trying to oust our 6th District Congressman, Tom Price. He relayed his chat on his blog. Here’s an excerpt:
I asked him pointedly why someone who was against our free trade agreements, and was buddy-buddy with the Minutemen, would get support from the libertarians. Throughout our chat, I began to see why. Very early in the chat, he brought out one of the big guns, Adam Smith and the Wealth of Nations. John easily understands the difference between capitalism and corporatism, and it’s quite easy to see which one he favors. He points to immigration and NAFTA/CAFTA, as well as the energy bill, Sarbannes-Oxley, etc, basically as protections and giveaways to monopoly and big business power. These are all things I can agree with, and I’m starting to understand why the libertarians are supporting him. I don’t know him well enough to take his word that he’s the “Ron Paul” of Georgia, but he did say that if he gets elected, he plans to join the Republican Liberty Caucus, which is a very good start.
I share Brad’s concerns. These detail about his positions differ from the perception I got from looking at Konop’s Web site.