Sunday, February 4, 2018
I No Longer Consider Any Trump Supporters Libertarians
Ok, this is enough. I will no longer consider anyone who supports President Donald Trump from this point forward a libertarian. Expansion of the terms of nuclear engagement is simply horrific. This is just about the worst thing a president could do.
I would condemn a president who had free market instincts if he did this but Trump doesn't even have that. He is pretty much bad from start to finish.
This is what has me riled up:
The Russian government reacted with “alarm” Saturday, and rightfully so, to a Trump administration plan to allow the use of “low-yield” nuclear weapons against non-nuclear attacks, reports the New York Post.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry said a newly released Pentagon document on US nuclear policy is “confrontational.”
“We, of course, will have to take into account the approach enacted now in Washington and to take the needed measures to secure our own safety,” the ministry said.
The Russians were responding to the Pentagon’s Nuclear Posture Review, a document released Friday that outlined an expansion of the US nuclear arsenal and a shift in the rules regarding their use.
The US will consider using such weapons to defend against “significant non- nuclear strategic attacks” on civilians or infrastructure — but only in “extreme circumstances.”
There is just no way you can be a libertarian and support a president taking these steps.
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