"America's Best-Known Libertarian"
Brad Warthen, editorial page editor at The State (Columbia, S.C.'s daily newspaper) responds to my post about South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford: I ...
I know I wasn't thinking happy thoughts when I realized the sort of governor we had. You see, a libertarian is not a good thing to has as governor of one of the most undergoverned states in the union. Maybe it would be a good thing to be in Massachusetts. But in a state that lacks so much in the way of basics that citizens of other states take for granted, the anti-government stance is at best superfluous, and at worst positively malevolent.
Of course, some purists may do what Josh does and quibble that not all of his views are purely libertarian. But you can say that about Ron Paul, too; that doesn't take away from the fact that he's America's best-known libertarian.
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