Saturday, March 16, 2013

Libertarians Rising at #CPAC2013

I think this is all pretty fascinating.


It's going to be even more fascinating to see how this all plays out politically. To be honest, to the extent that CPAC goes more libertarian it becomes more leftist. Rand Paul is a special case being a U.S. Senator who's speaking out on national security and the Constitution. I doubt he'll get so much widespread support if he launches a high-profile campaign to legalize marijuana nationwide or if he becomes Congress' most vocal advocate for legalizing homosexual marriage. Those positions are consistent with Paul's ideological persuasions, but it'll stretch the conservative movement even further should he be the one to champion those issues on the national stage, and likely as well, on the presidential nomination stage. Time will tell...