Johnson and Weld Are Republicans Flying the Libertarian Banner

by Mark Thornton

Dr. Mark Thornton, a Mises Senior Fellow, was interviewed by the Daily Caller about the political positions off Libertarian Gary Johnson’s 2016 campaign:

Critics point to the fact that during his tenure as Governor of New Mexico (1995-2003), he increased the debt from $2.7 billion to $3.9 billion, according to Reason.

“Increasing government debt is not Libertarian,” Dr. Mark Thornton, Senior Fellow at the Mises Institute, told The Daily Caller News Foundation in an email….

Johnson also claims that Libertarian philosophy is “fiscally conservative and socially liberal,” but Thornton says that falls short of actual libertarianism.

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