Don't take Rothbard too seriously. This is the same guy who wants vigilante justice and says that babies in the womb have committed an act of aggression against the mother and thus the mother can abort, abandon at any time, etc. All of that is in For A New Liberty. It's inconsistent, disgusting, and the complete opposite of Ron Paul's worldview. The only real good thing about Rothbard is in the realm of economics/free-markets. That's the extent of Rothbard's influence on Paul, as I see it. Rothbard and Ayn Rand are similar in this regard: they are great when it comes to economics/free-markets, but on almost every other social issue they miss the mark completely. Paul would agree with me on that.
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