I think this is a stretch. She was a criminal and took payoffs from every tinpot dictator on the planet. Would she not take payoffs from Russia?
As a matter of fact, she did. For a $31 million donation, she allowed a Russian company to gain control of 20% of the U.S. uranium supply.
But let's assume for a minute that Dr. Block is correct that the Trump victory has stopped World War 3. That mission has been accomplished.
Now that the threat of World War 3 has been taken off the table shouldn't we be treating Trump just like any other politician?
Where are the negative articles about Trump from the libertarians that are supporting Trump, given he has indicated policies that often stand in direct conflict with liberty.
To be sure, there is nothing wrong with cheering Trump on when he makes a decision that advances liberty but why should we give Trump, or for that matter, any president a blanket pass.
Where is the criticism of Trump when it is warranted?
I am told that when Ron Paul was doing well during the 2008 presidential campaign a number of hardcore libertarians were sitting around a table having drinks when one of them said, "What are we going to do if Ron gets elected?"
The late great libertarian Burt Blumert immediately responded, "Well, we start a impeach Ron Paul campaign immediately."
The tongue-in-cheek remark by Blumert, who was a great Ron Paul supporter, underlined a number of key points. Libertarians do not want to be ruled by anyone and once in office the pressures to bend to the dark state are great.
It does not need to be said that Trump is no Ron Paul. Many of the names being floated for positions in a Trump administration are horrific. It is very difficult to see how anything good will come from these people in terms of policy and shrinking the government.
The libertarian dams must be opened. We have staved off World War 3. Now we must attack and destroy all policy proposals and enactments that come from a Trump Administration that do not fall in line with a shrinking of government.
I remind libertarians of what Murray Rothbard once wrote:
Give us back the antistatist radicals, and harmony would indeed reign triumphant within the movement.Pretty much all of flyover country is going to support Trump. He doesn't need nor deserve our support for a likely very questionable rule. It is time to return to our radical antistatist roots and call out Trump each and every time he attempts to expand the state.