As I mentioned before, the elites of the “Libertarian” Party held a virtual convention in which they decided to nominate Jo Jorgensen for President, even though in state primaries Jacob Hornberger won many more votes from the actual LP voters. “Libertarian Party voters in primaries gave Jacob Hornberger 9,035 votes with 7 state wins, while they gave Jo Jorgensen 5,034 votes with 2 state wins,” I wrote.
And then I wrote about Jorgensen attending a Black Lives Matter candlelight vigil, and she tweeted, “It is not enough to be passively not racist, we must be actively anti-racist.” Of course, I’ll bet she doesn’t include being actively anti- anti-white racist. If anyone does that, oppose anti-white racism, then one will be labeled “white supremacist,” etc. So much for equality.
But now, Robert Wenzel has posted or reposted a tweet with a photo showing Jorgensen elbow-bumping her VP nominee, Spike Cohen. The horrible and horrifying thing about that is they are wearing those face masks whose only purpose is to show obedience, compliance, and submission to government authority. That is soooo un-libertarian.
Libertarianism is about the Non-Aggression Principle. We oppose the initiation of aggression. It is also about self-ownership, private property rights and freedom of association, in my view.
What is government? Government is by its very nature, aggression. The government has assumed for itself the authority over the lives and property of the people. The government owns the people, frankly, and the government — that is, its bureaucrats and their enforcers — can order you to do this or that, can arrest you, drag you out of your home, terrorize you, steal from you, etc. with impunity. They own you.
So, when we have political candidates who supposedly represent the “Libertarian” message, i.e., the anti-aggression anti-interventionism message, when they show themselves wearing the very symbols of submission to government control and authority, and the very symbols of the suppression of speech and dissent, they show themselves to be not particularly libertarians, or perhaps just clueless.
Yes, they should have the freedom to wear the mask if they want to. But they shouldn’t for the aforementioned reasons, but also because the masks are unhealthy, and shown to not prevent transmission of viruses. The sole purpose of the masks is control.
The LP conventioneers should have gone with the voters’ decision to nominate Jacob Hornberger.