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Justin, How can you support a candidate who waffles from 'We're gonna have the greatest military in the world' to 'I'm going to bomb the shit out of them' instead of this-- "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llpMnIulFuM" ? One of the hardest-hitting anti-war libertarian videos in recent years and your web-site won't even run it.
Raimondo has a history of believing he wants to believe. For example, he made a big deal in his columns about Chuck Hagel when Obama wanted him to be Secretary of Defense. All because he had criticized the way the Iraq war went. Trump wants out of NATO? Only in Raimondo's and some other poeple's dreams.
Rainmondo has been shifting the goalposts since Trump's foreign policy speech. First it was Trump is anti-war, now it's Trump is the way for the anti-war movement to get its foot in the door. He reminds me of the anti-war libertarians who though Obama was the lesser evil on war back in 2008.
To be fair, Obama does look like the lesser evil on war compared to McCain right now, although that's a very low bar.
This is true but Obama-tarians were so gun ho that he was going to end the War in Iraq and close Gitmo they firmly believed that he was a change in foreign policy, Trump-itarians like Rainmondo is acting similar in that regard
I personally think Libertarians should reject political action. Ron Paul being the great exception, but Dr. Paul wasn't about ruling us or even being the president. His campaign was about getting the message of Liberty and Free Market to the people. Heck, to the whole world really. I think his work at the RPI is even more important.Trump is no such thing. Sheldon is sticking to something that many Libertarians think is optional these days, our principles. If Libertarians waver and compromise, then we are no better than conservative republicans. We have not yet, as a whole, tried what I think is the only thing that will change the landscape, remove consent, work against every aspect of the State by changing minds. Sure there are great Libertarian out reaches, great blogs, great Institutions, but we shoot our message in the foot when we clamor for some politician.We should be, and should be known as, the Radicals. No compromise."Do you Hate the State?"No Kings.No Priests.
Darryl Perry feels this way as well, I watched an interview of him on Lions of Liberty and he flat out said that the main goal isn't to win, its to get the message out.