Coulter's bashing of Libertarians ironic
June 24, 2011 12:00 AM | 944 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Ann Coulter's attempt to belittle libertarians as mob-appealing loons is just too ironic. Her frantic worrying over the issues raised by separating government and marriage is a mixture of fear mongering and straw-man tactics. These are important concerns, but libertarians have answers to them. Instead of addressing them, Coulter moves on to bash Ron Paul for not staying 100 percent true to libertarian principles. Just like every politician, Paul has to temper his views and try to appeal to a broad base. She says "even purists can have priorities," but won't allow Paul to have his.

But giving libertarians and Paul a fair hearing does not fit with Coulter's mission, and through her hysterical questions and failure to give Paul a fair shake, Coulter displays a perfect example of the demagogic behavior she accuses libertarians of exhibiting. If Paul is inconsistent, he needs to explain why, but for our part, let's analyze the policies he and other libertarians propose on their own merits and not allow ourselves to become the mob Coulter depends on.

William Smith
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