The left-libertarians — the last of an ancient breed

posted by
January 22, 2012
The Villager
by Bill Weinberg  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"There is, of course, a legitimate right-libertarian tradition that takes its tip from Friedrich Hayek and Ludwig von Mises rather than Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman. But Ron Paul’s positions aren’t even as progressive as those of the Libertarian Party on issues like abortion and immigration. The Libertarian Party at least has a consistent position on personal freedoms, while Paul says he wants to see Roe v. Wade overturned and birthright citizenship expunged from the Constitution. If Paul and his supporters don’t believe in fundamental freedoms like reproductive rights and birthright citizenship, they shouldn’t call themselves 'libertarian.' They give the word a bad name." [hat tip -- SR] (01/19/12)  

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