Saturday, February 12, 2011

CPAC: Libertarianism has hijacked the GOP

The Shotgun: CPAC: Libertarianism has hijacked the GOP - Abu Hatem, Western Standard, Feb. 11, 2011:

"Not only did the Campaign for Liberty sell out of tickets two weeks ago, but this year there were more libertarian and humble-foreign-policy conservatism groups than ever before. Gary Johnson's Our America Initiative took up a full booth, as did the Committee for the Republic, a loose coalition of antiwar conservatives affiliated with The American Conservative; the Republican Liberty Caucus and both Young Americans for Liberty and Students for Liberty were at the event as was the libertarian think tank The Independent Institute. Speakers such as libertarian Republicans Ron Paul, Rand Paul, and Gary Johnson spoke in the main gallery, and Justin Amash had a special reception at CPAC with Young Americans for Liberty. It is an easy estimate that a full 50% of attendees of this formerly mainstream conservative conference were actually libertarian activists."

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