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April 8, 2010

Libertarianism Explained

by Doug Mataconis

John Stossel did a piece on Fox Business Channel about what a libertarian actually is:

Laugh of the day was the guy who thought a libertarian was “a librarian who takes liberties.”

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  1. please post mirror

    Comment by well — April 8, 2010 @ 3:57 pm
  2. I literally cringed when I heard him say that libertarians are people who believed what the Founders believed. He is either historically-ignorant, lying through his teeth, confused, or a closet big-government fan.

    Comment by Justin Bowen — April 9, 2010 @ 8:14 am
  3. Perhaps he’s trying to be a good salesman.

    Comment by Anon — April 12, 2010 @ 7:24 am

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