Anyone in Australia thinking of the idea of primaries should take a bit of a look at what happens in the US.
This ad is run by Newt Ginrich to destroy the credibility of Mitt Romney.
But Ron Paul goes one better and just attacks Newt and Mitt.
But when you follow these links you find a really monumental pro-Ron Paul piece which argues that a non-interventionist Foreign Policy as proposed by Paul ticks the Libertarian boxes.
It is frightening that Julie Borowski - who describes herself as TokenLibertarianGirl on YouTube - can hold such views so young. But then again anyone in their early to mid twenties who wears pearls like those is a bit doubtful to begin with. I guess Tanya Costello (nee Coleman) was just like her at that age.
Anyhow, she has conveniently told us the libertarian books she recommends. Some of the more serious of these I have read - and they are as dangerous nonsense as Marx's Capital or Hitler's Mein Kampf. Simple prescriptions unbounded by empirical evidence. More fascinating still is that she holds up Bastiat's The Law telling us how politicians use the Law to take away our freedom.
The fascinating part is that this volume is getting close to two hundred years old and describes a slightly different world. However, Bastiat was at his best using a method of rhetoric that outlined the stupidity of some policy proposals - as for example his item on a Negative Railroad.
Should we start a charity to rescue young people from the libertarian fold - like a variety of a cult busting group?
Novae Meridianae Demetae Dexter delenda est