For you statist libertarians out there

Geoffrey Manne —  3 November 2008

Tom Smith ups the ante with a brilliant post–far and away the best Obama endorsement I’ve seen yet.  Here’s a taste, but head over and read the whole thing.

Some may say, and you call yourself a libertarian.  But I have decided I can be a kind of statist, big government, expansive regulation, high taxing, low investing, industrial policy, aggressive PC enforcing sort of libertarian.  If you look at libertarians for Obama, I would hardly be the first.  Besides, I never listen to Rush anymore and Fox I could even do without.  I have hundreds of books in my library I have yet to read, and this would give me the chance.  All that conflict in the media is a huge time suck anyway.

Geoffrey Manne


President & Founder, International Center for Law & Economics

One response to For you statist libertarians out there


    I rather liked these lines:

    “Some long time readers may object that this endorsement represents a rejection of every principle I have ever stood for on this blog. This may be true. However, I would ask them to consider that standing up for principles against an enthusiastic mob is a good way to make yourself very unpopular.”