[FWD: NYTimes.com: Has the ‘Libertarian Moment’ Finally Arrived?]

Haven’t read this yet (it won’t come out in the print edition of the NYT until tomorrow) but thought it might interest some of you.

Sent by francoise@thefieldingcompanies.com:

###### # Has the ‘Libertarian Moment’ Finally Arrived?###### By ROBERT DRAPERRand Paul and the libertarians could win young voters for the G.O.P. — if the party doesn’t shut them down.

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Thank you for this, Francoise! Excellent read. Perfect analogy for Ron and Rand, Nirvana vs. Pearl Jam. Given my utter aversion for the likes of Rand Paul calling themselves "libertarian," I did appreciate this well written article's presentation of the movement as encompassing many versions of libertarianism.

However, whether the Libertarian Party survives this movement is another story, as liberty-leaning folk join Republicans in causes such as somewhat reducing government's size, reducing sentences for drug possession, or limiting the U.S involvement in foreign wars. Better half a loaf than no loaf: perhaps better to suffer through Rand Paul's personhood at conception Constitutional amendment or his Defense of Israel proposal than do nothing to curb at least a little government growth.

The article, I think, says it all in one sentence: "Democrats, Republicans, and libertarians," small "l."