By Thomas L. Knapp, Libertarian activist and IPR contributor, originally published at TheGarrisonCenter.org on September 9th, 2016:
On September 8, Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, where panelist Mike Barnicle hit him with the question:
“What would you do if you were elected about Aleppo?”
Johnson: “And what is a leppo?”
Barnicle: “You’re kidding.”
Maybe you’ve heard about this exchange.… Read more ...
Thomas L. Knapp is a writer, IPR contributor and libertarian activist who most recently sought the Reform Party’s vice-presidential nomination. The following was originally published on The Garrison Center’s website on August 10th, 2016:
I didn’t pay much attention in 1972 when vice-presidential candidate Thomas Eagleton was removed from the Democratic ticket and replaced by Sargent Shriver after it came to light that Eagleton had a record of psychiatric hospitalizations.… Read more ...
By Thomas Knapp
“They thought all along that they could call me a libertarian and hang that label around my neck like an albatross,” Rand Paul said in 2010 during his Republican primary campaign for US Senate, “but I’m not a libertarian.”
Paul prevailed, beating GOP establishment favorite Trey Grayson in the Republican primary and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway in the general election.… Read more ...