Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Thursday, August 01, 2002

Otto von Bismark's great-great grandson is entering politics.

With the lame economy turning the national mood against the center-left government of Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, he hopes to benefit in September and capture from the Social Democrats the northern district of 280,000 where Friedrichsruh Castle is located.

Bismarck has locked on to the message of Schroeder's challenger, Edmund Stoiber: lower taxes and deregulation, especially for small and midsize businesses. ``I'm in business too, and I know the problems,'' he said.

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