The worst Libertarian Party Presidential ticket in history is at it again. This time, infamous globalist gun-grabber and LP Vice Presidential candidate Bill Weld is doubling-down on mass surveillance and the federal police state to supposedly solve the problems of mass shootings and radical Islam.
A Jun. 13 Washington Post article elaborates on Weld’s decisively anti-libertarian sentiments:
Bill Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts now running as the Libertarian Party’s candidate for vice president, called today for a 1,000-agent task force to combat Islamic State adherents in the United States, and for a tip line where Muslims could inform on radicalism.
“Let’s face it: The United States is under attack right now by ISIS and ISIS copycats,” Weld said. “They have a deep pool to pull from. There are over 3 million Muslims in the United States — maybe Mr. Trump will want to deport them all, but the better approach is to work with the community.”
In short, Weld thinks that encouraging more snitching to the federal government along with empowering the Department of Homeland Security or a similar agency to expand and take more control is how to go about keeping us safe. This is the polar opposite of what Ron Paul, a true libertarian, preached throughout his valiant career. It was his consistent message of peace, freedom and prosperity that galvanized millions to fight for the cause of liberty.
Fast forward just four years later, and the liberty movement has degenerated a great deal. The LP rolled out the red carpet for Weld is to undermine the hard work of the Ron Paul revolutionaries by promoting the same old, same old under the Libertarian banner.
Contrary to the lies and the deceptions of his apologists, it is clear that Weld hasn’t made any kind of act of contrition for his statism. He didn’t have a ‘Come to Jesus’ moment like Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina and other sincere converts to the cause. He is still an elitist Massachusetts liberal gun-grabbing, big-spending globalist. Weld is the great friend and confidant of Mitt Romney, the Iraq War and Patriot Act supporter who endorsed Bush, Obama, and John Kasich for President before washing out to the sad, sorry LP.
The new Libertarianism of Gary Johnson and Bill Weld is pandering, half-hearted, wishy-washy and uninspiring. Pictured in the WaPo article, Weld is wearing a rainbow tie to show solidarity with the LGBTQ community. This empty, meaningless platitude is supposed to be impressive, in lieu of solid libertarian ideas. It is a fantastic example of the type of ‘social liberalism’ that is meant to replace truth, integrity, sound economics, and bedrock principles. This new era of Libertarianism that is being ushered in by these two GOP has-beens is nothing short of an abomination.
It is no surprise why staunch leftists like Stephen Colbert and Lawrence O’Donnell are so quick to embrace Johnson and Weld. It is no surprise that they are getting press coverage that Ron Paul never received. It’s apart of a national attempt to bury of the cause of liberty, and it’s being done to satisfy Johnson’s delusions of grandeur. This spineless, attention-starved egomaniac doesn’t belong anywhere near the big stage, and had to bring in a consummate insider low-life onto his ticket to do the heavy lifting. It is tragic on so many different levels.
At a time when the public hates standard politicians more than ever before, the Libertarian Party puts up a Vice Presidential candidate that is a stereotype of just the politician that Americans are fighting mad toward at record levels. This strategic blunder may be unparalleled in its clueless, tone-deaf stupidity. The Libertarian Party has really proven all of its critics to be correct. The LP is, without a shadow of a doubt, a feckless bozo operation worthy of derision, contempt and scorn. The LPers are falling over themselves in an attempt to sell out right now, but nobody is buying.
After this ticket inevitably crashes and burns, it is time for liberty activists to get serious about policing our ranks. We have let a bunch of desperate backstabbers tarnish our good name, and that cannot be tolerated. In the mean time, every principled liberty-minded activist must vehemently oppose the Johnson/Weld ticket. Let these bums go down in a ball of flames. Let them be an example for what happens to carpetbaggers when they try to make fools of us all. From there, a legitimate liberty movement can be built where this type of garbage no longer flies.