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  • Conservatarians Owe Rand Paul a Heartfelt Thank You

    02/11/2016 7:25:07 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02-11-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    A good piece at Reason.com called "Rand Paul Is Out—But Libertarianism Is Finally Mainstream": "Rand Paul beat them all after being excluded from the Fox Business debate just a few weeks earlier. I’m going to call that a comeback—one small step for mankind, another bigger step for the future of liberty." "Why? Because Rand has seeded another generation of liberty-minded young people, much like his father did in 2008 and 2012. When I was a kid, there was no broad social movement for liberty like we see today. Rand juiced the build-out of this community simply by being on the...
  • Cooke: Rand Paul Represents Conservatarian View On Paper -- But Has His Own Problems

    National Review writer Charles C.W. Cooke explained his new book, The Conservatarian Manifesto, on MSNBCs Morning Joe on Wednesday, claiming that Senator Rand Paul (R., KY) perhaps best represents the conservatarian political point of view. Cooke said conservatarians feel libertarian when around conservatives and conservative when around libertarians . . . They dont like libertarians on defense, they dont like libertarians on foreign policy, and theyre not sure about libertarians on abortion abortion is the one so-called social issue that is still an outlier. But on drugs, on gay marriage, and on federalism, theyre disappointed with conservatism, he continued....
  • What's a conservatarian?

    10/24/2007 8:11:42 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 11 replies · 921+ views
    Conscience of a Conservatarian ^ | October 24, 2007 | Sturm Ruger
    Ive seen several others use the term, but I'm not quite sure that it has the same meaning for them that it holds for me. In my case, at least, a conservatarian is a mainstream conservative in the Goldwater/Reagan tradition who subscribes to the fiscal and modern federalist principles of the libertarian philosophy. Why not just refer to myself as a conservative?I don't believe that's possible in the 21st Century. The ink on the conservative label has been smudged by too much abuse of the term. There are people who call themselves "conservatives" these days who leave me scratching my...