It has been said that libertarians could argue for hours about the best way to draw a straight line. Well, when it comes to Donald Trump they could argue forever.
Here at the Rebel, young Libertarians like Lauren Southern and I support Donald Trump without much hesitation and there are many good reasons for this:
* He wants to lower and streamline taxation
* He is generally non-interventionist about foreign policy
* He is calling out the mainstream media lies and PC culture
* He has a chance of beating Hillary, unlike Libertarian Party candidates
* He is pro-privatization of land and soft on guns as a means of protecting property
Yet some libertarians, like John Stossel and Thomas Sowell, for instance, would rather support creepy-Cruz despite all of the vote stealing and other dirty tactics. Julie Borowski -- see her video, below -- doesn't support Cruz or Trump, but has said she would support Cruz if given that choice.
Bizarrely, some anti-corporate libertarians even think that the best choice is Bernie Sanders, despite his Putin-like desire to create the most powerful asset-seizing corporation of them all.
Ron Paul, a man I admire immensely, accused Trump of arrogantly knowing all of the answers and says "there is no difference between Hillary and Trump."
This is absurd. Trump is an entrepreneur who runs a malleable and diverse $9 billion company with a huge team of advisors. He must adapt and change constantly to avoid failure.
Where is the hard evidence that he is a man who thinks he knows all of the answers? On the other hand, Ron Paul has stuck to the same libertarian ideology for over 50 years. Maybe it is he who thinks he has all the answers?
Some take the "I don’t agree with everything Trump says but I still support him" approach.
Austrian School economist, Walter E. Block, created the group “Libertarians for Trump.”
Writer and independent broadcaster, Christopher Cantwell, has talked at length about why Libertarians should support Trump.
Alex Jones is now, after an honest U-turn, aggressively backing Trump.
Philosopher Stefan Molyneux, who has a large Libertarian following, has dozens of YouTube videos devoted solely to defending Trump against various untruths.
These men are accused of not being "consistent," i.e. not real libertarians. For example, look at this image posted by libertarian activist Adam Kokesh:
Surely all men are flawed and the choice is always the lesser of evils? Rand Paul is far more libertarian than Trump, but even he wasn't good enough for them. A vote for libertarian activist and possible 2020 presidential candidate Adam Kokesh would also be a vote for the lesser evil.
People driven by ideology, left and right, cannot comprehend a man that is not driven by ideology. The more attached they are to their ideology, the stronger their reaction is. Libertarians have shown themselves to be no exception to this rule. The world is too complex for "one ideology fits all." Trump understands this better than anyone.
Trump has changed the entire narrative of US politics, from Democrat vs. Republican toward Government vs. the People. Ron Paul, Rand Paul, Adam Kokesh, Julie Borowski, John Stossel and other libertarians are missing a great opportunity. They could have been helping lay the track for the Trump train, but choose instead to derail it.