Libertarians: "Useful allies for actual conservatives," at least "so long as they keep those views to themselves"


Immigration obsessive Mark Krikorian, writing about a Tea Party kerfuffle over FreedomWorks honcho Dick Armey's pro-immigration stances, issues a reminder of where libertarians stand in the eyes of some conservatives:

Libertarians like him might hold any number of outlandish, anti-conservative views — not just open borders but legalizing prostitution, for instance, or privatizing the Air Force — but so long as they keep those views to themselves, they can be useful allies for actual conservatives.

Here's Dick Armey at a Reason conference in 2007 speaking about immigrants: "They're trying to feed their babies…bless their hearts."

Reason on immigration here, and on Krikorian here.