Ron Paul and the Dictatorship of the Libertariat

I find dealing with many of Ron Paul's supporters deeply frustrating.  Granted, I agree that government has grown too large, too intrusive, and expensive over the course of the last century.  But it is consistently the case that the majority of Paul's supporters -- as well as Congressman Paul himself -- have no realistic plan to implement any of their high ideals.  It is one thing to stand on a rooftop shouting about your principles, but when elections end, someone actually has to sit down and run the government.  If, and this appears to be the case as far as I can tell, the only way that Ron Paul-style libertarianism could ever be implemented is through the establishment of some sort of dictatorship of the libertariat as a transitional stage between socialism and capitalism. Last week I wrote a column on the subject of Paul's campaign for the presidency.  That column elicited a furious response, including a personal denunciation from Antiwar.com's Justin...(Read Full Article)

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