CR member 1:
Very sorry to have missed this one; I would love to have heard Justin. I broke my arm on Friday in Ohio, and am not able to dress appropriately for public appearances. I see an orthopedic surgeon tomorrow, so maybe I’ll be ambulatory by the next meeting.
CR member 2:
This is unacceptable. We’re libertarians. You could have come as you are. There’s no particular dress code as far as we’re concerned (as long as you don’t wear white socks).
I hope you’re not in a lot of pain and we see you soon, appearing stylish or not.
I am afraid I am going to have to disagree with you on this point. Simply because we are libertarians does not mean we are against discrimination, including based on clothing...
Libertarianism does not mean anything goes everywhere. It means the private property owner etc. gets to decide the rules for his property etc. This could involve a dress code.
As Justin Raimondo writes in the introduction to Murray Rothbard's Never A Dull Moment: A Libertarian Look at the Sixties
Although himself a traditionalist, Rothbard always maintained that there could be no such thing as a “libertarian” culture: those who wanted to “live liberty” were living under a delusion, namely the entirely false idea that some particular “lifestyle” could be derived from the central axioms of what is only a political philosophy and not a “way of life.”