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Rothbard On Ron Paul vs. Gary Johnson

As the Presidential election advances into debate season, it is timely and appropriate to look at the qualities Rothbard preferred in a Libertarian Party candidate and his opinion regarding Dr. Paul’s credibility as a candidate during the 1988 election.

This video is from 1989 and shows Rothbard answering a question about his support for Ron Paul’s Presidential run as the Libertarian Party’s candidate in 1988. It is surprising that there were Libertarians in 1988 who did not support Dr. Paul’s Presidential run. Even more shocking is the idea that people would not expect Rothbard to support Dr. Paul. Murray defends Dr. Paul’s credentials during this brief minute and a half long video.

Imagine if Murray Rothbard was still around today to see Ron Paul knock the socks off the establishment in 2008 and 2012.

Perhaps if Murray was still around he would have pushed the good Doctor to head line the Libertarian Party ticket, instead of Governor Gary Johnson, after watching the blatant disrespect displayed by the GOP elites during the primary.

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Rothbard was a neocon who

Rothbard was a neocon who supported George Bush, and supported the British empire in the War of 1812.

Thomas Jefferson 1796, 1800, 1804; James Madison 1808, 1812; Ron Paul 1988, 2008, 2012; Rand Paul 2016.

Rothbard had a streak of

Rothbard had a streak of practicaliy that sometimes does not get mentioned. I think he would say "Johnson isn't perfect, but he's better than no one. Go, go, go!"

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

Case of the Mondays

Excellent distraction from the worst day of the week.

The constant battle

Is "compromise" vs principle. I'd say that Rothbard, Ron Paul, and myself fall firmly on the principle side.

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The GOP says RP is too

libertarian for the Republican Party. It is hard to believe that in 1988 there were Libertarians who thought he was too libertarian to head line their Presidential ticket.

It's not they thought he was too libertarian

But it was practically a right and left wing of the Libertarian Party with the key argument being abortion. Dr. Paul (being Pro-Life) argued that the fetus is a living being,and because of that, it is afforded the same inalienable rights as everyone else. Pretty much the same viewpoint that he has now.

Always good

To fill my brain with Rothbard - something has to replace the knowledge I lost watching football all weekend.


shouldn't be in your brain in the first place ! Take a class at Mises Academy and dedicate your Sundays to it, you'll be better off for it!

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