Police Seize Weapons from Libertarian-Capitalist who Praised Gifffords Shooting: 1 Down and 534 to go

Police in Arlington, MA this week seized a "large amount" of weapons and ammunition from local businessman Travis Corcoran after he wrote a blog post threatening U.S. lawmakers in the wake of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ). In a post on his blog (which has since been removed) titled "1 down and 534 to go" — 1 referring to Giffords and 534 referring to the rest of the House of Representatives and the Senate — Corcoran applauded the shooting of Giffords and justified the assassination of lawmakers because he argued the federal government has grown far beyond its constitutional limits. "It is absolutely, absolutely unacceptable to shoot indiscriminately. Target only politicians and their staff and leave regular citizens alone," he wrote in the post.


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This one, Travis Corcoran, is not, I repeat, is not a leftist at all! He is an anarcho-capitalist. If you don't know what one of those is, check out "Murray Rothbard."

I've written often about the insanity that is anarcho-capitalism. It is the combining of anarchism and capitalism. It's laissez-faire on steroids. It claims that all disputes can be handled via courts except when they can't. Then it is acceptable, even obligatory, to get your gun and go with your "club for protection" (think citizen posse or more so lynch mob) eliminate those who stand in the way of governmentless capitalism.

This is why I've been writing that libertarian capitalism is a one-way ticket to a total monopoly by one person who would be the one who manages to control the whole planet via his control of mammon. It's the farthest thing from freedom or liberty imaginable because the heart that can accomplish that amassing and hoarding just will not be capable of being truly beneficial or bountiful. He will rather be the churl of churls, who is the exact opposite of the Christ spirit who is Jesus.

Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb. (1 Samuel 25:3 KJV)

The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful. For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail. The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right. But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand. (Isaiah 32:5-8 KJV)

The anarcho-capitalist has at his core the heart of Nabal. He may feign liberalism, but he is first and foremost for self apart from God. This is why I have referred to all anarcho-capitalists as anti-Christs.

Anarcho-capitalists or libertarian capitalists have their roots running through the whole Austrian School of economics. The Austrian School is decidedly anti-Christ. Its founders included not a single Christian; however, you now have thousands of deceived individuals claiming to be Christians and anarcho-capitalists at the same time. It isn't possible. There is no such thing as a Christian anarcho-capitalist!

Ron Paul, for instance, claims to be a Christian libertarian-capitalist. He is totally mistaken about it. You can include the CATO Institute and the Ludwig von Mises Institute and Lew Rockwell and many, many others in this apostate group. The Koch brothers are instrumental in it, as they fund the CATO Institute in large measure and the vacuous Tea Party, with wings that are both neocon (Sarah Palin) and anti-neocon (Ron Paul).

Here are the last cached (Google) public tweets to Laura Leslie (@LauraLeslie; http://twitter.com/#!/LauraLeslie; http://www.wral.com/rs/bio/8970525/) by Travis Corcoran put in paragraph style (http://twitter.com/#!/tjic):

...lives? Better to assasinate Hitler than firebomb Dresden, yes? I assert that the US federal gov has grown unconstitutionally large, and the legislature exceeds the powers delegated to it by the people in Article I Section 8. ROUTINELY. Thus, the gov has grown destructive to the very ends that it was established to create. Thus, it is legitimate to attempt to abolish or reform it. ...and the most moral approach is that which spares the maximum number of lives. Thus, assasination is a legitimate tool, in some circumstances, AND we may - or may not - be in those circumstances now. Now, under a close reading of Catholic Just War doctrine, I think that we are prob not. There is not a good chance of restraining or rolling back gov abuses, and there is a very good chance of causing lots of damage. Witness the poor girl who got shot. My blog is - to some degree - political theater (with a very serious anarchocapitalist theme), and thus long time readers understand that "1 down, X to go" COMBINED with my strong assertion that innocents must be protected is (a) entirely in keeping w a liberty-loving stance; (b) entirely in keeping with defending the lives of the innocent. THE END.

Travis Corcoran and his ilk are all mentally and spiritually ill. God have mercy upon them because the proverbial Satan sure won't. Stop, turn, repent, and atone, Travis Corcoran, before it becomes too late for you in this age.

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