New Group – Libertarians for Trump

Walter E. Block is starting a group Libertarians for Trump. Mr. Block is “the Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair in Economics at Loyola University. He is also an Adjunct Scholar at the Mises Institute and the Hoover Institute.”

The RonPaul.com forum founders also endorsed Donald Trump, so it would appear more Libertarian’s are coming aboard the Trump Train. Here are the highlights.

Dr. Donald Miller (donaldwmiller@gmail.com) and I (wblock@loyno.edu) are starting up a new group to be called Libertarians for Trump.

“We readily concede Mr. Donald Trump is no Ron Paul on foreign policy or anything else for that matter. However, compared to his Republican alternatives, the Donald stands head and shoulders above them. He has said, time and time again, things like “Look at what we did in Iraq. It’s a mess. Look at what we did in Libya. It’s a mess there too. And we’re going to repeat our mistakes in Syria? Not on my watch.” Would Cruz or Rubio ever say anything like that? To ask this question is to answer it. And, very importantly, who is the one candidate who went out of his way so as to not antagonize Russia and Premier Putin? It is the Donald, that is who. Do we really want to fight World War III with Russia? With Mr. Trump at the helm, we minimize the chances of this catastrophe occurring. (See Donald Miller’s brilliant article on this issue, mentioned below). Yes, future President Trump wants a strong military, but with only a few exceptions, fewer than the other Republican candidates, only to defend our country

Here are some positive things written about Mr. Donald Trump:

Buchanan, Patrick J. 2016. Will the Oligarchs Kill Trump?” March 8;
Heilbrunn, Jacob. 2016. “The Neocons vs. Donald Trump.” March 10; The New York Times.
Mercer, Ilana. 2016. “Trump and Trade.” March 10
Miller, Donald W, Jr. 2016. “Trump: Our Only Hope for Escaping World War III.” March 9

Please consider joining our new group, LFT. There are no dues or fees. All you need to do is give me your name, email address (which we will not use) and affiliation (professional and/or just mention the city and state you live in). We will release the list of names of LFT members once we reach 100 participants. I ask that you do this not because in this way we may have some effect on a Trump Administration although there is an outside chance we might (he is now beset upon from so many sides, and so unfairly, that he might well appreciate the relatively small support we can give him). I ask you to do this, rather, because it is the right thing to do; he is, of all the major candidates for the office of President of the United States, the one most closely, albeit very far from perfectly, aligned with our beloved libertarian philosophy. If you know of other essays written in support of Mr. Trump, either by a libertarian, or, emphasizing the fact that his views are more aligned with our own than those of other major candidates, send them to us so that we can add them to our bibliography of such literature.”

Read in full at LewRockwell.com

(h/t HOTGAS.NET )

Update:

Donald Trump has announced his foreign policy advisers.  It appears a Trump administration will return the Republican party to once again being non-interventionists.  I can only speak for myself, but that’s a plus in my book, no more nation building at our expense.