The Libertarian Party has decided to not let Ron Paul speak at their National Convention. Ron Paul, who is considered the ‘Father of Liberty’ by most Libertarians, was rejected by the current Libertarian leadership. Daniel Hayes will be hosting the Libertarian National Convention this year and he has stated that the former congressman and Presidential Candidate ‘has no idea what the Libertarian Party represents’.
Some are debating that Ron Paul may have been asking too much in the means of pay, turns out this is completely false as Paul was originally planning to turn up and speak for free. It simply seems that the Libertarian Party has a different, and maybe less Libertarian, direction to what Ron Paul was leading when he was a key figure in the Libertarian movement.
No, the Libertarian Party didn't turn down Ron Paul from their conference because of the price. Daniel Hayes of the LNC did so because of ideology.
— Liberty Hangout (@LibertyHangout) February 1, 2018
In fact, it is debatable that the reason why Ron Paul was rejected by the hosts of the LNC was because of the comments Paul made at the end of 2016. These comments were over the Presidential Race and over why the Libertarian Party didn’t do so well up against the most controversial opposition they’ve had in decades. Paul said ‘Unfortunately the Libertarian Party has failed to live up to what should have been its role as an ideological alternative to Washington’s one-party system. As was quite obvious in the 2016 presidential election, the Libertarians yielded to prevailing attitudes on war, welfare, the Federal Reserve, and more. In believing that winning was more important than standing for something, they ended up achieving neither.’
In 2016, the Libertarian Party elected Gary Johnson as their chosen Presidential Candidate. Although he was a Republican turned Libertarian, he did not reflect the party’s values within his campaign – like calling for everyone to have vaccinations (by gunpoint if necessary). This violates the very foundation of the Libertarian Party, considering it was built around the Non Aggression Principle (NAP) which is the Magna Carta of the Party. Johnson also supported a carbon tax over climate change (similar process to the Paris Climate Accord) that would ultimately leave taxes for the lower and middle class skyrocketing, which goes against the very well known Libertarian slogan ‘taxation is theft’. Johnson also supports the government having the right to shut down Christian bakeries that refuse to make ‘gay wedding cakes’. This in no way reflects the Libertarian Party’s small government approach that Libertarians like Ron Paul promote. Johnson has also endorsed Black Lives Matter, the Trans Pacific Partnership, DACA, illegal immigration as a whole, censorship through political correctness and even called Hillary Clinton ‘a wonderful public servant’. Johnson’s running mate was Bill Weld, who was a supporter of big government and even voted for the war in Iraq. The point being that none of these qualities and traits are considered to be small government Libertarian qualities, in fact some of these qualities are authoritarian on a Cultural Marxist level. These non-Libertarian values are not just held by Gary Johnson but they are held by high ranking members of the Libertarian Party, like Daniel Hayes – the Convention Coordinator for the Libertarian Party who stated that Ron Paul couldn’t come to the LNC.
Frankly, the Libertarian Party has sold out their supporters by having such authoritarians so high up within their party. This is not the first time the new era Gary Johnson Libertarians have demonized anti-establishment Libertarianism. These authoritarian party members have caused their party to split in two in the past over an attack made over Facebook comparing Ron and Rand Paul to the Bushes and the Clintons. The text simply read ‘no more Bushes, Clintons or Pauls – Vote Libertarian’.
The reasoning for the Libertarian Party selling revolves around money. When a party behaves in a way that is pro government then the media will paint the party in a good light and certain investors in the establishment may invest in that party. This is precisely what has happened with the Libertarian Party. Bill Weld, who ran as Johnson’s running mate in 2016, has accepted large donations from the backbone of the Democratic Party (and Squawker’s proclaimed ‘worst billionaire ever’) George Soros.
If intervening corrupt Nazi billionaire investors like Soros weren’t enough to bring the Libertarian Party to shame, the Libertarian Party is now swarming with self proclaimed ‘Libertarian Socialists’. A Libertarian Socialist is a Socialist that smokes pot for a living and their leader is Mike Shipley who is a communist who doesn’t believe in private property rights, another big government supporter who endorsed Gary Johnson.
Last but not least is the chairman of the Libertarian Party, Nicholas Sarwark, comparing Ron Paul to Bernie Sanders over how similar their message is. Any Libertarian would know that the two are nothing alike in the means of economic beliefs, like taxation. This only goes to show that Sarwark knows nothing of true Libertarianism and by banning Ron Paul from the LNC, he is bringing Libertarian values as we know it to an end.