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Answer to dismissal of Paul's libertarian views

Have you noticed how a lot of pundits and politicians belittle Ron's positions as libertarian rather than conservative? Here's a way to shut them up.

The following is from an interview of Reagan by Manuel Klausner in the July 1975 issue of Reason Magazine:
REAGAN: If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals–if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories. The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is.
Just use the first sentence there with the source cited, and it should get those neocons to back up.

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Libertarians quote that line constantly. It's not that easy to change minds.

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