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Wed, 6/15!: Ask a Libertarian w Nick Gillespie & Matt Welch!





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Uploaded on Jun 13, 2011

Got a question for a libertarian? Then give it your best shot on Wednesday, June 15, when Reason's Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch answer any and all queries, such as:

How do you feel about net neutrality?
Who are you supporting in 2012?
Why do you hate poor people?
Do these pants make me look fat?
Aren't libertarians just Republicans who smoke pot?
What about the children?

Gillespie and Welch are the authors of the new book The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong with America, due out on June 28th. Early reviews have called Declaration "the up-to-date statement of libertarianism" (Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution); "an enthusiastic, entertaining libertarian critique of American politics (Kirkus Reviews); and "a political alarm clock" (Amy Alkon, The Advice Goddess). For more info and to pre-order from your favorite online bookseller, go to

On Wednesday, from 10AM ET til 6PM ET, Gillespie and Welch, will receive questions via Facebook, Twitter, and email, and, with the help of's crack team of videographers (who may well be on crack that day), will post rapid-fire video responses to your most probing and provocative queries.

The lines open on Wednesday, so think up your toughest question and send it our way between 10AM ET and 6PM ET.

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  1. Wed, 6/15!: Ask a Libertarian w Nick Gillespie & Matt Welch!

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    Why ask a libertarian? Why now?

  3. 3

    I agree with the politics, but why are libertarians smarmy prigs?

  4. 4

    What do you think about fiscal conservatives who are also social conservatives?

  5. 5

    What should be done about everything?

  6. 6

    Why do sports teams and their need for stadiums dominate the political climate?

  7. 7

    Can a libertarian work for Leviathan?

  8. 8

    What's the libertarian position on abortion?

  9. 9

    Gary Johnson or Ron Paul?

  10. 10

    What is the libertarian stance on education?

  11. 11

    Should libertarians work w/in the 2-party system?

  12. 12

    Can we hunt and eat endangered animals in a libertarian society?

  13. 13

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

  14. 14

    Is there a modern example of libertarianism at its best?

  15. 15

    What's a liberaltarian and how is it different than a libertarian?

  16. 16

    What's the libertarian take on foreign policy?

  17. 17

    Why are libertarians so susceptible to infighting?

  18. 18

    How do I know I'm not just a Republican who likes smoking pot?

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    Who wrote the majority of the book?

  20. 20

    What about the 'war on drugs' and libertarians?

  21. 21

    What's Your Take on IP & Net Neutrality?

  22. 22

    What is the libertarian take on religion?

  23. 23

    Did you come to libertarianism from the left or right?

  24. 24

    Who influenced you the most writing the book?

  25. 25

    What are libertarian solutions to enviromental problems?

  26. 26

    What about healthcare and libertarians?

  27. 27

    Ask a Libertarian Lightning Round 2!: Joseph Schumpeter, Eminent Domain, Students for Liberty?

  28. 28

    Is The Jacket libertarian?

  29. 29

    Why is it different this time?

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