The Libertarians had a prime opportunity to make their party an alternative to voters who oppose both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. And yet, say several commentators, they blew their chances by nominating two candidates who are not only pro-abortion, but are also explicitly anti-religious liberty. Gary Johnson and Bill Weld believe discrimination statues should apply to Christians who do not want to participate in gay weddings. And Johnson has even called for outlawing the burqa for Muslim women. And yet Weld supported such anti-liberty measures as the Patriot Act, Eminent Domain, and gun control!
Libertarians who have actually been elected to major public offices, though–such as Ron Paul, Rand Paul, Justin Amash, and Tom Massie–are also pro-life! Neither social conservatives nor “the liberty caucus” appear to have a candidate. [Read more…]