Ask a Libertarian Lightning Round: NHL Team Names, Political Vomiting, Is It All Just a Game?


Welcome to Ask a Libertarian with Reason's Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch. They are the authors of the new book The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America.

Go to http://declaration2011.com to purchase, read reviews, find event dates, and more.

On June 15, 2011 Gillespie and Welch used short, rapid-fire videos to answer dozens of reader questions submitted via email, Twitter, Facebook, and Reason.com. In this episode, they answer the questions:

Serious Man:
"What should the new NHL team moving to Winnipeg (formerly Atlanta Thrashers) be named?"

"When does the political vomiting stop?"

Voros McCracken: 
"Matt, how do you feel about the death penalty, with regards to Dave Henderson?"

"Since Social Security is a failing pyramid scheme, why can't a congressman say so without getting grief?"

NYC Conservative (JG Altz): "Do you see any reason to be optimistic about the future of the United States?"

MCMoynihan via Twitter: 
"Is it all just a game?"

For the complete series, go to https://reason.com/archives/2011/06/10/ask-a-libertarian and Reason.tv's YouTube Channel at http://youtube.com/reasontv

Produced by Meredith Bragg, Jim Epstein, Josh Swain, with help from Katie Hooks, Kyle Blaine and Jack Gillespie.