Skip to comments.Has the Libertarian Party Rejected Ron Paul and Judge Napolitano?
Posted on 02/11/2018 2:56:44 AM PST by Q-ManRN
For example, while the LP no longer thinks Ron Paul lives up to its standard of someone who should speak to its national convention, it chose in 2016 to nominate as its partys vice-presidential candidate former Massachusetts Governor William Weld, long known as a liberal Republican. During a debate in 2016 with another Libertarian presidential hopeful, Austin Petersen, Petersen offered the analogy that a Jewish baker should not be forced to bake a Nazi cake. Johnson, however, took the position that the government should compel a baker to bake wedding cakes for same-sex couples, and dodged a question as to whether priests should be forced to participate in same-sex weddings. Hardly a liberty position, but it does fit in well with a political party that has opted to line up against liberty just so long as it is religious liberty that is being restricted.
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first of all, there’s not really any such thing as a coherent libertarian party, so it’s pretty hard to say.
there is a fairly large number of sanctimonious blowhards that always seem to be telling us that they told us so, although there’s no record of them ever telling us anything beforehand. and they all seem to live in al gore’s innerwebz (never met one in person. not one)
I think it’s possible that the entire swirl of supercilious crap that we generally refer to as “libertarians” is a moderately sized army of web bots, because you can’t swing your arm online without whacking four or five. it’s weird.
there certainly aren’t any libertarian office holders that have actually been elected to any office worth having. the whole thing just looks suspicious to me.
Covers it nicely!
I hope they will continue to move left and divide the democrats. Here in Virginia the libertine party could be counted on to peel a few points away from conservatives to the benefit of democrats.
Of course Weld the alcoholic was chosen.
Only Weld was on Weiner’s laptop.
then they bitch when they get their healthcare hijacked, and blame republicans for the theft.
It is difficult to form a political party with loners.
Please remember, small-l libertarian thought is sine qua non to America's founders and those that built this formerly great nation.
We don't need a Libertarian party. What we need are for Libertarians to co-opt the now bloated, big-government, spendthrift Republican party.
God Bless Rand Paul. Wish we had 99 more just like him.
Unfortunately for them, those espousing a libertarian philosophy share the same name with the silly and largely useless LP.
The LP, in the 45 plus years of its existence has failed to elect anyone beyond a few state and local officials. Yeah, a lot of that has to do with an orchestrated effort by the uniparty to frustrate any potential opposition. But still. They couldnt elect even one member of congress in that time?
Ain't ever gonna happen - we gave 'em too much money and power to expect honesty.
I know many of them in Az. and Vegas. Yes, they’ll support the LP candidate even if it means keeping someone like Trump out. Obnoxious doesn’t even begin to cover it.
they don’t want to hold office. they don’t want actual responsibility, or to have to do actual work.
they want to sit in the stands (standing on the sidelines is even too close to the action for them) and criticize the players and coaches. supercilious dipshits.
Hard to argue with logic like that.
it was at least as logically comprehensive as the comment I was replying to.
Libertarians should be forced to vote Republican.
This party was started as a joke and no one knows for sure what the joke is.
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