Rothbard endorsed Bush?Submitted by robrigo80 on Sun, 06/10/2012 - 20:12
I say we dig him up and stone him for treason!
Murray Rothbard is considered by many to be the founding father of the libertarian movement. More than this, he coined the phrase “anarcho-capitalism” which is about as radically libertarian as you can get. Rothbard’s “Man, Economy and the State” is considered quintessential Austrian economic reading, and last but not least, Mr. Rothbard was a personal friend of the greatest champion of liberty of our time, Ron Paul.
I actually don’t agree with Rothbard’s endorsement of President George H.W. Bush in this 1992 Los Angeles Times column. I understand why congressman and senators have to sometimes make endorsements as political strategy, like Richard Nixon endorsing and campaigning with his Republican nemesis Barry Goldwater in 1964. I wish Nixon endorsing Goldwater really did mean that Dick had adopted Barry’s philosophy, but of course his presidency proved this wasn’t true.