This is something that I worry about. Is it easier to lump in a few idiots with the people that actually give a shit and what to work for something better?
I had every reason to believe that this would happen at a proverbial later date, but I got surprised by this. The New Hampshire free staters had a dose of this when a BearCat armored truck request mentioned Free Staters as a reason for a grant, (Concord NH via their PD).
Criminal behavior makes one a criminal, not choosing to associate with a group or political alliance. (Antifa wasnt criminal until they chose to do illegal things or support others doing so). The Libertarian Party, and a few other small “l” libertarians do their best to observe the NAP. The LP has no party rules or planks to condone morally illegal activities. (The vast majority of libertarians would rather leave alone and be left alone).
(H/T to Robert J Bentley for his article below. Seldom do I see news like this covered and Robert does a great job of it. Link included below).
The new Biden Administration is moving fast in their response to COVID-19 and taking on the extremists that stormed the U.S. Capitol a few weeks ago. However, have they labeled a group as domestic terrorists that had nothing to do with the attack? According to reports, Libertarians have been labeled by the new Biden Administration as domestic terrorists.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-1&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1352232626531282945&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fthelibertyherald.com%2F2021%2F01%2F23%2Fbiden-admin-libertarians%2F&theme=light&widgetsVersion=ed20a2b%3A1601588405575&width=550px
Former Libertarian Party Vice-Presidential candidate Spike Cohen reported this the other day and has caused some stir in the Libertarian community.
PolitiFact says it is not true.
Jeremy “Spike” Cohen, the 2020 Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee, has sparked outrage against President Joe Biden on social media with claims that his administration labeled Libertarians terrorists.
“A silver lining to the Biden administration labeling Libertarians terrorists is that the CIA will probably start giving us money and weapons now,” Cohen wrote in a Jan. 22 Facebook post.
The post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)
There is no evidence that the Biden administration has labeled members of the Libertarian Party or people with libertarian views terrorists.
I am sure that there were some Libertarian minded people in the crowd on Jan. 6th storming the Capitol. Unfortunately, there are some Libertarians that fell for the rhetoric of Trump believing that he would be this small government savior that turned out to be completely false!