in the current Libertarian movement. If Ron Paul did not offer any perks to military servicemen and economy were not going down, Libertarian numbers would be the same as 15 years ago. If we are honest, we should see that RP ideas sell well because of bad economy, not because of strength of the ideas.
The limitation comes because RP did not venture beyond Rothbard on natural rights. His message "you got your natural rights from god or nature" ... "do what you want to do." Without realizing that REASON is a pre-requisite of individual liberty, our movement can only go as far as bad economy and despair bring folks in. Ayn Rand won the argument long ago.
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