On November 1th, the SOHO forum held an interesting debate between Nick Gillespie, Reason Magazine’s editor-in-chief, and Walter Block, a famous Austrian economist and anarchocapitalist. The debate’s topic was if libertarians should vote for Trump or not.
The last days, I read more and more american libertarians claiming that the Johnson/Weld ticket is not really libertarian/not libertarian enough and that this is reason enough to NOT vote for the ticket. I think, this is a nice concrete example of the Nirvana fallacy. The LP had chosen a moderate classical liberal candidate instead of a minarchist or even an anarcho-capitalist (let’s put aside here, that I am against anarchism for various reasons and that it would be absurd to nominate an anarchist for a state office), so the candidate is not good enough to vote for. WTF ?! Regarding that the two main candidates are Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, this is really ludicrous. Of course, if libertarians think so and they rather stay at home or make a „lesser evil“ choice between the donkey’s and the elephant’s nominee, so be it. But nevertheless, I want to make some remarks to the common arguments against Gary.
The two former governors of New Mexico and Massachusetts spoke in Reno (Nevada) before going to Utah.
See for yourself why the LP ticket is better than those of the democrats and the republicans. (The video includes questions asked by the public).
As many people worldwide are now talking about the upcoming presidential elections in the US (the american people will vote a president and a vicepresident for the next four years), our three main authors here on „L for Liberty“ will give their own stance on the topic and explain which candidate they’d personally vote for and why.