Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I present to you Exhibits A and B.
Brink Lindsey is the vice president of the Cato Institute, a D.C.-based libertarian think tank. Here is what he had to say recently (Exhibit A) about Ron Paul, who did more than anyone other than perhaps Murray Rothbard to energize libertarianism in the U.S.
Speaking of Rothbard, Lindsey has some thoughts on him as well – Exhibit B.
Tom Woods writes:
Lindsey, meanwhile, has favored a strategy he calls “liberaltarian.” The left shares some of our views, so let’s hook up with them instead of with the right!
I think we can all see how that’s been going.
The rest is history; the right-wing libertarians were kicked out or pushed out of the libertarian movement and joined the Alt. Right.
Are there some principled libertarians still left in the libertarian movement? Certainly. But a handful of individuals does not a movement make.
The prosecution rests its case, your honor.