Today’s libertarian oriented Tea Parties are middle-aged men and women who came of age with the pro-freedom rhetoric of Ronald Reagan.It should be noted that nearly forty years ago Ronald Reagan was also a libertarian at heart. So, Mitt Romney may be Reagan's heir in more ways than one.
Romney may not be a libertarian, yet Romney not infrequently launches wonderful verbal defenses of hard core libertarian views. I can scarcely imagine another major party presidential candidate who would take on leftist hecklers about the rights of individuals organized using the corporate form; or defend the value of being able to fire people for incompetence; worry openly about individual dependency on government; or demand that voters “take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Libertarian In Chief?
Why Romney may be a better choice for libertarians: