Ask A Libertarian is Back





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Published on Jun 9, 2012

Got a question for a libertarian? Then give it your best shot on Tuesday, June 12, when Reason's Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch answer any and all queries, such as:

Should anything be banned?
Aren't libertarians just Democrats who hate poor people?
Do you really want to legalize Heroin?
Who will you be voting for in November?
Where did you get that blouse?

Gillespie and Welch are the authors of the book The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong with America, out in paperback June 26.

On Tuesday, from 11AM ET til 4PM ET, Gillespie and Welch, will receive questions via Facebook, Twitter, and email, and, with the help of Reason.tv's crack team of videographers, will post rapid-fire video responses to your most probing and provocative queries.

The lines are open, so think up your toughest question and send it our way.

To ask via email, send to letters@reason.com
To ask via Facebook, go to Reason's Facebook page
To ask via Twitter, send to @reason
To ask via YouTube, comment to this video

And on the day of the event, we'll scan the comments section at Hit & Run and our Ask a Libertarian page.

For more info go to: http://www.reason.com/askalibertarian...


  1. Ask A Libertarian is Back

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    Has there ever been a truly libertarian government?

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    What's the difference between socially liberal conservatives and real libertarians?

  4. 4

    Is it possible for a libertarian to support things like a safety net?

  5. 5

    Drone strikes in Yemen -- yay or nay?

  6. 6

    What is the libertarian solution to crony capitalism?

  7. 7

    Did Rand Paul compromise his principles by endorsing Mitt Romney?

  8. 8

    How would school choice work with special needs kids?

  9. 9

    Is there a growing income gap? If so, is it a problem?

  10. 10

    How can I talk politics with my earnest lefty friends without them screaming at me?

  11. 11

    Why would any sensible Libertarian support abandoning Afghanistan to the Taliban?

  12. 12

    What happened to the "libertarian moment"?

  13. 13

    Do we have more to fear from an unrestrained majority or narrow special interests?

  14. 14

    What happens those too young to count on social security and too old to start saving?

  15. 15

    What role do you see for the Libertarian Party?

  16. 16

    How should I respond to liberals and conservatives who say I'll "grow out of" libertarianism?

  17. 17

    Why is there an overlap between atheists and libertarians?

  18. 18

    With Ron Paul retiring, who will pick up the mantle of the libertarian movement?

  19. 19

    How do you plan on uniting various libertarians?

  20. 20

    Was it wrong for a libertarian to take taxpayer-funded housing credits?

  21. 21

    What about Sweden, which seems like a great place to live?

  22. 22

    Ask a Libertarian Lightning Round!: Death Penalty, Space Travel, & Grover Cleveland

  23. 23

    What do libertarians think about gay marriage?

  24. 24

    What about roads?

  25. 25

    Where are the Black Libertarians?

  26. 26

    Is a vote for Gary Johnson just a vote for Obama?

  27. 27

    How can libertarians effect political change?

  28. 28

    What is the libertarian plan for fixing the debt and deficit problem?

  29. 29

    Ask a Libertarian Lightning Round: Libertarianism in Pop Culture & Pop Culture in Politics

  30. 30

    How do we argue with our earnest righty friends without them screaming at us?

  31. 31

    Ask a Libertarian Lightning Round: Recalls, Libertarian Paternalism, & Tea Party v. Libertarians

  32. 32

    What did we learn today?

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