Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Libertarian Takeover

No the Libertarians aren't taking over, just the opposite, The left has seemingly taken over the Libertarians. First we got irrefutable proof that the Lib VP knows nothing about guns but is on board with extreme regulation of them, then there's this:
“The five-shot rifle, that’s a standard military rifle; the problem is if you attach a clip to it so it can fire more shells and if you remove the pin so that it becomes an automatic weapon, and those are independent criminal offenses,” Weld said. “That is when they become, essentially a weapon of mass destruction. The problem with handguns probably is even worse than the problem of the AR15.”
Now we get this:

Gary Johnson is supporting a carbon tax. Welds position shows what you have to do to get elected Governor in Massachusetts. Johnson must have gotten a big campaign contribution from the Clinton Foundation on the expectation that the Libertarians usually draw votes from Republicans. Bet they didn't expect that the gratitude would extend to taking the Dem platform positions though.

There you have it Dems, the Libertarians are endorsing both gun control and job-killing taxes and regulation. On top of that, neither of the Libertarian candidates are currently under federal investigation.


Merle Morrison said...

Shouldn't they be investigated for stupidity? :(


Anonymous said...

The best thing you can say about libertarians is that because their views derive from abstract theory, they tend to be highly principled and rigorous in their logic...The worst thing you can say about libertarians is that they are intellectually immature, frozen in the worldview many of them absorbed from reading Ayn Rand novels in high school. Like other ideologues, libertarians react to the world's failing to conform to their model by asking where the world went wrong." - Jacob Weinberg (2008)

Sometimes I wonder whether many libertarians are young because the belief system is immature, or whether the beliefs seem immature because many libertarians are so young. (I do know that some noted libertarians are mature, highly accomplished people--but so many are 20-somethings.)” - Beth Young (2009)