May 30, 2016—Jacob Hornberger, president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, welcomes the Libertarian Party to the 2016 presidential election season.
Well, the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has just gotten a lot more interesting. That’s because the race is no longer only about them.
Over the weekend, the Libertarian Party entered the fray by nominating for Republican governor of New Mexico, Gary Johnson to be its presidential candidate. His vice presidential candidate is William Weld, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts, so the likelihood is they’re going to attract a lot of Republicans, conservatives, who don’t feel really positive about Donald Trump, but they may also pull for the Democrats.
Already the battle lines are being drawn on the immigration issue. Weld suggested that Donald Trump’s massive deportation plan of 11 million or so illegal aliens reminds him of Kristallnacht, the Nazi program where the Nazis started going after the Jews by busting down their store windows and so forth.
Also, the battle lines will be drawn on the drug war. Libertarians will want to end this evil and immoral and destructive war, while Clinton and Trump will be saying how important it is that they continue waging it, no matter how big a failure and how destructive it is.
And then on foreign policy, the libertarians will promise a new direction for America, a non-interventionist direction, a non-militarist direction, while Clinton and Trump will be telling the American people how it important it is that they continue killing, bombing, and assassinating people.
So, what has already proven to be a very interesting campaign season, will undoubtedly turn even more interesting as a result of the entry into the fray by the Libertarian Party