Purist libertarian Murray Rothbard said a lot of good things when it came to basic economics and Randianism, but on just about everything else, he was a conspiracy nut and a soulless git. Here he is attacking our sainted conservative President Ronald Reagan (Rush’s Ronaldus Magnus) in language that makes it hard to distinguish purist libertarians from run-of-the mill America-hating liberals and Marxists, or Ron Reagan, Jr.:
And there are some in the tea parties who want to put Rothbard protoge Ron Paul in charge of things! I think tea partiers and Republicans will rue the day if they give Ron Paul, and other extremists, a platform to belch forth their insanities. Just because they might be good on some economic matters doesn’t mean they won’t poison the whole reform effort. Purist libertarians do not, and never have, understood America. This is why they hate Ronald Reagan, and it’s pretty much the same reason they hate Lincoln. Their loyalty is to Austria, not to America; to anarchism, not to the Constitution.