Friday, January 16, 2009

Don Galloway, R.I.P.

We lost Don Galloway this week. Man was I a big Ironside fan as a kid. I watched it every week. I also remember what a square he played in The Big Chill; he was perfect for the part. What I did not know about Galloway was what he did after he stopped acting.

Don had a weekly column in the Manchester Union Leader. Here are a few examples of Don's work as a Libertarian columnist:

• On obscenity: "If the FCC wants to ferret out obscenity, it should spend a day in the United States Congress." (February 20, 2004)

• On the benefits of seceding: "The Republic of New Hampshire [could eliminate] the tyrannical, unnecessary taxes and regulations imposed upon it by the dolts of Washington, DC." (March 12, 2004)

• On interpreting the constitution: "In New Hampshire, the Senate has decided by a rather narrow margin that our constitution actually means what it says. It's all about whether you can carry a gun if you want to, and the constitution says you absolutely can. The bill now goes to the House, where they will decide whether the constitution actually means what it says." (February 27, 2004)

• On taxes: "We all remember the horrors of slavery. The Internal Revenue Service reminds us of it each April 15th, and sometimes more often." (February 13, 2004)

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