Progressives vs. (Ron Paul's Support of) Prostitution, Privacy, Pot


Lefty muckraking mag Mother Jones has a revealing list out of "Ron Paul's 15 Most Extreme Positions." Bookmark this as an early entrant in the soon-to-explode genre of progressives and liberals attacking libertarian-flavored Republicans for their lefty-friendly policies. A sampling:

3. Enable State Extremism: Would let states to set their own policies on abortion, gay marriage, prayer in school, and most other issues.

4. Protect Sexual Predators' Privacy: Voted against requiring operators of wi-fi networks who discover the transmission of child porn and other forms online sex predation to report it to the government.

7. Let the Oldest Profession Be: Paul wants to legalize prostitution at the federal level.

8. Legalize All Drugs: Including cocaine and heroin.

The savage!

Remember when the Left was anti-authoritarian, anti-prude, and pro-personal freedom? Yeah, it's getting hard to.

Related reading: Glenn Greenwald can't possibly be a good progressive because he doesn't hate Gary Johnson enough.