To:Ron Paul, Personality Cultist and Former Presidential Candidate
From: Mitch Berg, Crabby peasant and former big-L Libertarian
Y’know, I try. I really do.
But when I see things like this on Twitter…:
Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that “he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.” Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn’t make sense
— Ron Paul (@RonPaul) February 4, 2013
…I’m more than a little tempted to say that the best thing you can do for your libertarian cause, and those of us who subscribe to at least parts of it, it so shut up and find yourself a little piece of pasture to go out to.
And go out to it.
That is all.
Posting this on Facebook yesterday caused a bit of a kerfuffle. Some Paul supporters asked me why I was attacking Libertarianism.
I’m not, of course; I am a libertarian-conservative, and have been since long before it was cool. I was – and am – criticizing Ron Paul. But it’s a little discouraging how many of his supporters conflate the two.