As we blogged about (here and here), Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is dismissive of religious liberty, which he dismisses as a “black hole.” His running mate, Bill Weld, is weak on the 2nd Amendment liberty to own a firearm.
Weld said that an AR-15 is a “weapon of mass destruction.” Furthermore, he said, pistols are “even worse.” (Than weapons of mass destruction?) He called for restrictions on both kinds of firearms.
See this for Weld’s remarks and an answer to them.
Read this for a discussion of how the Libertarian party has started opposing liberty.
So, if they question Constitutional civil liberties, in what sense are the Libertarian candidates libertarian? Are they just concerned about a free economy and the liberty to buy drugs and go to prostitutes? Is that all there is to it? I was under the impression that libertarianism offers a coherent philosophy that amounts to more than that.
In this election, Libertarians could present themselves as a true third party option, but I fear they are blowing the chance.