Nick Gillespie: 5 Myths About Libertarians


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The specter of libertarianism is haunting America. Advocates of sharply reducing the government's size, scope, and spending are raising big bucks from GOP donors, trying to steal the mantle of populism, being blamed for the demise of Detroit, and even getting caught in the middle of a battle for the Republican Party. Yet libertarians are among the most misunderstood forces in today's politics. Let's clear up some of the biggest misconceptions, writes Nick Gillespie. Here are the top 5 myths about libertarians.