Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Oh Great, Bill Weld Says " I'm going to stay L.P."

Matt Welch caught up with the  2016 Libertarian Party vice-presidential candidate Bill Weld, here are some of the things the LINO told Welch:

I'm going to stay L.P.


 If I had to talk about an issue where the campaign changed my thinking, it probably would be interventionism. I do consider myself an internationalist, but that's different from being an interventionist. I don't like it when I see the body bags coming back. An air strike is maybe something a little different, to project U.S. military power, and Libertarians do believe in a very strong defense, so rattling the saber from time to time is not a bad thing.


 I talked to Gary [Johnson] last week. He's in a very good frame of mind.


  1. Translation: I don't mind forcibly taking money from Americans to kill others and destroy their homes, but I don't like it when Americans suffer physically.

    He's practically a Rothbardian.

  2. I was listening to the 'Historical Controversies' podcast on Mises.org, and Chris Calton mentions that Mr. LP Bill Weld in the 1980s supported the proposed idea to have the Air Force shoot down planes suspected of drug smuggling! Most of the people in the Reagan cabinet said this was going too far. But Weld (at the time assistant attorney general) supported the idea!

  3. just in case anyone gets the fool idea that the LP could be a force for change from the Status quo