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The “libertarian” divide

Posted By Rob Schofield On September 21, 2012 @ 1:23 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

If only the local “libertarian-free market” think tanks had the courage to embrace the entire libertarian agenda rather than simply using the label as a convenient cover for what almost always ends up being a defense of far right conservatism.

For instance, national Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson was in Durham yesterday and had this to say according to the Durham Herald-Sun [1]:

“I am the only candidate who does not want to bomb Iran,” he said. “I am the only candidate who would get out of Afghanistan tomorrow. I am the only candidate who believes that marriage equality is a guaranteed Constitutional right. I am the only candidate who wants to end our drug wars now and legalize marijuana now.”

For some reason, however, neither the Lockers or the Civitasers or Americans for the Prosperous has yet to offer up any glowing reports on this comment or the general Libertarian support of keeping government at bay when it comes to private, personal behavior (much less some sort of effort to favorably contrast President Obama and Governor Romney on these issues).  

Meanwhile the partisan propaganda from the these folks just keeps on coming [2] and coming [3] and coming [4] and coming [5] and coming [6].


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[1] according to the Durham Herald-Sun: http://www.herald-sun.com/view/full_story/20223809/article-Libertarian-speakers-at-Duke--including-presidential-hopeful--offer-a-third-way-?

[2] coming: http://lockerroom.johnlocke.org/2012/09/20/obamas-cult-of-personality/

[3] coming: http://www.carolinajournal.com/daily_journal/display.html?id=9473

[4] coming: http://www.civitasreview.com/politicians/critics-say-obamas-work-is-a-failure-not-an-incomplete/

[5] coming: http://www.civitasreview.com/elections-campaigns/obamas-favorite-nc-crony/

[6] coming: http://lockerroom.johnlocke.org/2012/09/20/latest-dispatches-from-the-campaign-trail-september-20-2012/

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