Murray Rothbard on John Bolton and Ann CoulterSubmitted by Marc Clair on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 11:34
In recent years, libertarian ideas have infiltrated previously inaccessible forums, especially mainstream cable talk shows, with an increasing frequency. (Remember Freedom Watch? Bring back Judge Nap!) This reality has presented an opportunity for the ideals of liberty to reach new audiences. This increase in popularity has made liberty more visible, but has given those that side with the State the platform to challenge libertarian philosophy.
An invitation into the mainstream discussion is a welcome change for liberty lovers across the globe. It should not come as a surprise that many in the establishment are slow to grant libertarians respect. In the past few days, attempts to discredit libertarians have been presented in an undeniably hostile manner. The arguments delivered by the usual mouthpieces for government intervention at home and abroad have been vicious and immature. This has left many in the liberty movement feeling violated and itching to punch back.
During John Stossel’s Fox Business show, guests Ann Coulter and John Bolton aggressively attacked libertarian positions that promote drug legalization and a foreign policy of non-intervention. For this annual show, Stossel invited guests friendly to the cause of liberty and some that disagree vehemently with certain aspects of libertarian philosophy. This year’s episodes, which were taped in front of over 1,000 liberty loving students, featured fireworks from Coulter and Bolton that sent waves throughout the political community.
Ann Coulter appeared on Stossel’s Thursday night show and did not attempt to camouflage her opinion regarding the stance libertarians take towards illegal drugs. A summary of the interview can be found at mediaite.com. When Coulter was questioned regarding legalizing drugs she responds by saying, “This is why I think libertarians are pussies.” Then Coulter proceeds to explain:Continue Reading