I have been writing this blog for almost a month. In that time, I received 2 comments from a person I know on a soccer board wishing me luck, and one piece of spam. I then had a post about Ron Paul (and some of his extreme supporters) and I received two quick comments, one of which was a slightly nasty rant against me. Considering the obscurity of this blog, I have no idea how they found me. I assume that Ron Paul supporters are spending lots of time on technorati.com and checking out every entry tagging "Ron Paul" (it is one of the more popular searches on that site apparently).
So Mr. Anonymous:
I stand my my statement that at times libertarianism shades off into crazy land.
As for the Fed, I am aware of its history and the reason for its founding. There had been a push to a central bank and a sounder currency since the Second Bank of the United States lost its charter in the 1830s. We had the national bank system founded in the 1860s. But after the Panic of 1908, there was a real push for a new central bank. There was a minor panic in 1910, so that further incentivized people for a new bank.
That is a gross over simplification, I know. But good enough for this general discussion. Now I need to go look for black helicopters
As for Dr. Paul, I agree with most of what he has to say, but he does say some wacky things at times and does have some "interesting" supporters.
Long live freedom!