Asked if he would consider being anything other than a Republican, specifically when he was asked in a CNN interview if he would consider becoming a member of the Democratic Party, Rand Paul burst forth in laughter.
A real libertarian, one who believes in and embraces the Zero Aggression Principle, would have seen the question as a perfect opportunity to educate his interviewer, Candy Crowley, and her CNN audience about the libertarian philosophy.
Here's what a libertarian Rand Paul might have said:
"I would certainly entertain the idea of hitting the ejection seat button and launching myself right out of the Grand Oligarchy Party if and when the Democratic Party becomes a champion of individual liberty.
"That would mean, of course, rejecting its obsession with all collectivist political ideologies, rejecting its fixation on nonexistent "group rights," rejecting its blind obedience to a flowery sounding but ultimately irrational concept of "social justice" that rationalizes coercion in the name of "fairness" and justifies stealing wealth from those who have earned it so it can be given to those who haven't earned it.
"in short, if you become a party that rejects statism and corporatism and all forms of coercion I just might join you.
"Did you know, Candy, that your political party began its existence as the Democratic-Republican Party? If you were to re-hyphenate your party's name to something like the Democratic-Libertarian Party or even better the Voluntaryist-Individualist Party so everyone would know what you truly stand for I'd consider joining you.
"but that of course would mean that you would be absolutely serious about devolving today's grotesquely corrupt, profligate, intrusive, coercive organized crime syndicate known as government into something little more than a night watchman operation in a free society of free people and then eventually working toward abolishing the hideous Government Scam entirely.
"So what do you say, Candy? Will you join me in embracing the Zero Aggression Principle?"
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