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Screw You, Ronald Reagan!

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As the world celebrates what would have been Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday on Sunday, Jeff Riggenbach lays out the trad-libertarian case against the president who famously–in the very pages of Reason magazine in July 1975–tried to link conservatism with libertarianism at their core by saying "I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism."

Riggenbach points out Reagan's failures on overall taxation, trade, spending, draft registration, the war on drugs, and government employment as president, and how bad he was in libertarian terms as California governor as well. Happy birthday, Gipper!

Bonus: An ixlor.com thread on anti-Reagan punk songs.