Posted on the Libertarian Party’s Facebook page on May 19th:
Libertarians aren’t necessarily conspiracy theorists or gun-toting lunatics. We’re mostly good people who enjoy freedom. #VoteLP
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Some reactions from Facebook:
George Philles, longtime LP activist:
Aren’t necessarily” is an astonishingly unfortunate way to put it…For starters the post indicates that many Libertarians are conspiracy theorists and gun-toting lunatics.
Hillary Cable, poster:
Yes, very weird. I also take issue with “gun-toting lunatic.” Gun owners aren’t lunatics. Did Libertarian Party’s FB account get hacked by a liberal or something? Jeez.
Why are you playing to the left with this post? No need to apologize for being libertarian, people. Very weird!
Jeff Billman, poster:
It is, but then I have to admit, there are gun-toting lunatics and conspiracy theorists in the Libertarian Party. Still, this is a very weak plea. It’s a bit like a cheap fast food restaurant saying, “Our food isn’t all horse meat! There’s some beef in there, too.”
Rob Joyce, poster:
It isn’t conspiracy theories to question any “official” story the government gives us.
Mark Daniels, poster:
What a completely senseless post.
Kenton Merrill, poster:
There are many different types of Libertarians. That is the beauty of individual liberty. We don’t all think the same, but we generally agree on freedom being the answer.
You mean I can’t be a gun-toting lunatic and a good person who enjoys freedom simultaneously?
Tiffany Wilde, poster:
but some of us are. i am both a gun toting “lunatic” and a conspiracy theorist.
Dave Hunt, poster:
Some conspiracy theories are true, and very few gun-toters are lunatics. You’ve been trying to take advantage of Rand Paul recently alienating some of his supporters, but you are doing the same thing with such ill-considered posts.
Here is the link to the original post: