CNN is providing extensive coverage of the Libertarian Party convention being held this weekend in Orlando, Florida.
It appears the party is being taken over by a group that so wants to dilute and distort the libertarian message that now even support of gold is considered weird.
At one point this morning, CNN interviewed Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch of the Koch-funded Reason magazine.
The talking points seemed to center around the idea that the Libertarian Party is a "centrist" party somewhere between the Republican Party and the Democratic Party.
At one point, Gillespie told the CNN host that in the past the party was "filled with a lot of weird people, gold bugs and people who want private sidewalks."
He indicated that this has now changed.
So what exactly does this new crowd consider "centrist libertarianism"?
Bill Weld, who Gary Johnson wants to be his running mate if he gets the LP presidential nomination, was also interviewed by CNN.
Weld told CNN that the LP was centrist because it was more fiscally conservative than Democrats. Thus creating the implied absurd impression that current Republicans have been somehow fiscally conservative.
He went on to say that the LP was in support of pro-gay laws, which, he said, Republicans were against.
Thus, providing the horrific impression that libertarianism somehow has something to say about views on gays.
Although I personally think hate is almost always wasted energy if not downright goofy, libertarianism has no say on gay lifestyles or any other lifestyles. It has nothing to say about gay hate or any other kind of hate.
Libertarianism is about the non-aggression principle; don't mess with my person or my property, that is it.
It is a radical philosophy. It is the opposite of the "centrist," confused, dilutive mud these characters are slinging.