The Real Joe

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There are plenty of legal institutes — leftist, neocon, and “libertarian.” But now, finally, there is one worth supporting: the Jefferson Legal Foundation. The founder and president is Joseph Becker, attorney and economist. Indeed, he got his MA in economics under Murray Rothbard. Joe was also a congressional aide to Ron Paul, where I first met him, and general counsel to Ron’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Here is Jefferson Legal’s educational and litigation focus: freedom of speech, association, and religion, gun ownership; property rights; privacy in persons, papers, and effects; limited government and due process; and sound money. As Thomas Jefferson said, “It behooves every man who values liberty…for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.”

Forget Joe the plumber; I’m backing Joe the lawyer.

4:12 pm on October 24, 2008