Lew Rockwell & Walter Block Throw Support behind Trump

CrazedAndAmused808 Fri, 03/18/2016 - 20:08
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Lew Rockwell & Walter Block of Mises Institute of Austrian Economics Say Donald Trump is Most Libertarian and are supporting his 2016 campaign. Others will almost certainly take us to War.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY1EgMIqbRM

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Isabella sj's picture
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Isn't Lew against voting? I'm confused. We all know that super delegates vote and the show ends. What am I missing?

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doesn't have superdelegates. They have something similar, I think they're just called party delegates. There are 3 for each state and I think 8-10 states require their party delegates vote along with the citizens vote. So only about 120 delegates are similar to the superdelegates of the Democrats.

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Did he matter at all, now nearly two months since his suspension?

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golocal's picture
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Rand is right where he should be. Assuming he wins reelection, he has seven years to work with other sitting pro-freedom representatives and senators, and their numbers will likely increase with the election.
Why the focus only on the Presidential race and who is the President? There is more power to be used by the congress if they are willing to use it.
At this point the presidential race is a distraction and our focus on it is a negative.
Rand can get rid of the Fed, Massie can ring in food and medical freedom, Amash can get rid of the IRS, and that rep from Florida can get us out of the UN. Cruz will probably still be there and if Amash is right, Cruz will be part of the team too.

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Paved the way for Ted Cruz--Yeah! :)

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Did he matter at all, now nearly two months since his suspension?

Patriots Unite!

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Why is the liberty movement always committing suicide?

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Dr. Donald Miller (donaldwmiller@gmail.com) and I (wblock@loyno.edu) are starting up a new group to be called Libertarians for Trump.

LFT has its work cut out for it in mobilizing massive support for Donald Trump within the libertarian community. For there are some libertarians who oppose supporting any politician for political office, even a 99% pure one such as Dr. Ron Paul. However, I dedicated this book to refuting arguments of that sort: Block, Walter E. 2012. Yes to Ron Paul and Liberty. New York: Ishi Press. (By the way, the foreward to that book – not written by me — contains, in my opinion, the single best short essay ever written about Dr. Paul).

Let me just say that there is nothing, nothing at all, incompatible between libertarianism and voting, or supporting political candidates. Both Lew Rockwell and Murray Rothbard can be considered political junkies, and you won’t find too many better libertarians than those two.
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/03/walter-e-block/libertarians-trump/

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Thanks for the link. In context, I have to agree with the reasoning.

1. It is better to be beaten with a whip once a month compared to once a day. I agree completely.

2. Donald Trump would be a better slavemaster than Cruz or Clinton. I agree here too.

3. "It is our goal to throw our weight behind the candidate who has a reasonable chance of actually becoming President of the United States whose views are CLOSEST to libertarianism." I understand the reasoning here as well, although personally I will not vote that way. I'd rather vote for somebody who has no chance than vote for a candidate that's so far away from my viewpoints.

So, in that context, I don't begrudge any libertarian that supports Trump.

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Thanks for sharing your view.

Neptune's picture
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I had added my name to Mr. Block's list a few days ago.

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jay's picture
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I don't see anything in this video that suggests that Lew Rockwell or Walter Block are throwing their support behind Trump.

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The title is total BS.