Patrick Rodriguez sends along this excerpt from a 1988 issue of High Times, featuring an interview and lengthy backgrounder on then-Libertarian Party presidential candidate Ron Paul.
Paul describes the Iran-Contra affair as "a tragic, but natural outcome of an interventionist foreign policy that seeks to control every country it can gets it hands on." He does not dispute that a secret government exists, and it active in the drug trade. "I don't doubt that the CIA has been involved in drug dealing. The people in power are so arrogant they will subvert law and order, the Constitution, anything to get their way. Underground government is very, very dangerous. A free society cannot exist long, while a secret government is eating away at its foundation."
Yes. And at the same time, no.