Rand Paul is saying that voters are ready for a Libertarian Republican candidate in 2016.
Justin Amash says “I think the Republican party still represents the best opportunity for bringing liberty to the political system”.
Putting aside that liberty and politics are mutually exclusive, are Rand & Amash serious when they make these statements? Or are they just stringing along the more gullible Ron Paul supporters?
Politicians do that you know...
They string along loyal voting blocs even though nothing will ever be done for them. Good examples are the anti-war leftists who are always in the pockets of Democratic candidates, and anti-abortion rightists who are wrapped around Republican fingers.
Are some libertarians getting taken for a ride with the idea that the Republican Party has any interest whatsoever with liberty?
I think without question.
Let's look at the upcoming CPAC event.
Republicans are (for sure) trying to slap some lipstick on a pig after getting smoked in the last election. You can see that by the marketing. Take a look at what "The Next Generation" looks like:
A couple of new and young pitchmen; but I see no indication of liberty there. Rubio is a proxy for the Bush's....Paul Ryan ran with anti-liberty Romney...and Rand is all over the map and hardly a libertarian.
Now let's look some of the speakers that will be appearing at CPAC along with the above three:
- Jeb Bush
- Eric Cantor
- Sarah Palin
- Newt Gingrich
- Mitch McConnell
- Rick Santorum
I'm surprised that with both Rand and McConnell there, Jesse Benton doesn't have a speaking slot...Liberty here we come!
Where is Lew Rockwell?
Where is Robert Wenzel?
Where is Tom Woods?
The Republican Party has no interest in the real champions of liberty, and will not as far as the eye can see.
If you consider yourself a libertarian, don't fall for the window dressing or rhetoric. Let the Republican ship sink to the bottom of the ocean.
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